Sunday, December 26, 2010

What a wonderful time

On Thursday we decided to take the family on a little trip to BYU campus. Here we are at Alta apartments where we met. And then for Christmas Eve the kids were excited to set out the carrots for the reindeer and cookies and milk for Santa. Kaylee put this ice pack on the milk to keep it cold.

Christmas was wonderful. The kids were all happy with their gifts. We enjoyed having time to spend together.

That's a sticker on Russell's face that the girls put on him. He likes to stand but hasn't taken more than 1 step.

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Merry Christmas

Hope you are all enjoying your month of December!

My sweetie boy is getting so big!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It already came and went. Most of Todd's family traveled here from Texas and Denver for Thanksgiving. I really enjoyed this last week having other people here to talk with during the day, play with Russell and cousins for the kids to play with. I didn't take enough pictures but did get the three tables.

and here are the girls after getting all beautified.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Yakima trip

I drove to visit my family in Yakima with the kids. It went well. Todd flew in at the end of the week and then drove back with us. We made applesauce:
homemade bread

and my sister Lisa helped me do these cool blocks

here is Russ with his cousin Logan
We had a great time.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Got to blog Halloween of course

It was rainy! Boo-hoo. But we still got to do some trick-or-treating around the neighborhood. I'm always up for lots of candy.
Here are our pets. Sammy and Sugar. They have gotten to be good friends hanging out in the garage together.

Dallin loves wearing this size 12 months BYU jacket.
Here's Todd's Birthday picture. Look how Russ is smiling all cute.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

a few pictures

It is cold here today in Utah. All of you in Vegas should enjoy the warm weather. But thinking positively we have hot chocolate everyday and warm covers and hot showers feel extra good. It seems like just yesterday we were in Yakima enjoying the beautiful Fall. I love that Lincoln has been into reading Magic Treehouse books. He'll stay up every night reading.

Russ is such a joy.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

new kitty

We got a new kitty. Her name is Sugar. It's been about 2 weeks now and she and the dog are getting along well.
Here are the kiddos on picture day.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Happy 7th Birthday Lincoln

He really wanted this 1 Wii game. For his party we had some friends over and did an obstacle course in the back yard.

I made a spider pinata. The face kindof makes it look like an alien.

Here's my cake. It's kinda funny, but definitely different.
This is a 12 month jacket but Dallin likes to wear it.

Russell can now crawl up all of the stairs and is pulling up on everything! After he wakes up from a nap we find him standing in his crib. He just turned 7 months and is quite the mover.
I guess not all of the time.

Lincoln lost his 2 top teeth.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Labor Day stuff

My family came to take my sister Amy to Ricks. I didn't take many pictures though. Being here in Utah we've got the neighborhood friends thing going on. We'll see kids riding their bikes over jumps in our front yard. It's kindof wierd, but our own kids are having fun.
Russell is a full on crawler going all over the house. The youngest of any of my other kiddos. Today I found him hanging out on the stairs.

Monday, August 30, 2010


This is cute because Russ already looks so big!
This is cute because Anna was dancing around and Russ was watching her.

Friday, August 20, 2010

more peaches

The kids wanted to sell peaches on the corner of of street. At first I didn't want them to, but then realized it wouldn't really hurt anything and said they could do whatever they wanted. It was fun to see them work together. They stayed out for 1 1/2 hours shouting "fresh peaches, only 50 cents" and finally our neighbor bought one. They were so excited to have a quarter each. Now when I go by a kid's lemonade stand I will buy some.

Saturday, August 14, 2010


We love the weekends and of course they always go by to quickly. I like having things planned out and start the morning with the list of things to do. If we atleast do one of them then that's good. Today we weeded the garden as a family- it was awesome. Anna cried a bunch about how hard it was but Kaylee got all into it and was so proud of her row looking so good. I also made some peach jam with peaches from this tree in our backyard. We'll see if we make it out on our bike ride.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Anna

5 years old! School is year-round here so Kindergarten started yesterday for Anna. She loves it.

She's such a great helper with the baby.

We've gotten some yummy cucumbers and a little watermelon.