Saturday, December 27, 2008

Christmas 2008

We had such a wonderful Christmas! I love how excited the kids get and spending lots of time together!

Here are the kids on Christmas Eve helping Travis make rice krispy treats for Santa. We always make rice krispy treats instead of cookies. We think that they are Santa's favorite!

On Christmas morning Logan was the first one up at 7:30! Abby was not awake and we made him wait until 8:00 to go and wake her up. He was going crazy! Not bad. I remember waking up much earlier!

Logan with his DS

Abby with her Barbie house

What fun times!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Abby's Dance Recital!

Abby had her Christmas dance recital last Saturday. This is her 3rd dance recital so she is a pro. She did such a good job! We are so proud of her!
Abby is such a little dancer. She is always dancing around the house.
Here she is with her little class.

Getting ready to dance!

All smiles!

Sashaying(her favorite move!)

We had to get this picture of Abby picking her nose on stage! Classic.

Friday, December 12, 2008

New Niece!

Congratulations Nate and Becca! Ellie Marie was born yesterday at 12:00. We are so happy that she is here safe and sound! We can't wait to see her in person!
We love you guys so much!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

First Tag

I saw this tag on a couple of blogs and thought that it looked fun. It also was very easy. 4th folder 4th picture and then describe the picture.

My sister and I took the kids to St. George in May to visit our brother and his family. They took us on a fun hike they called "The Crack" my sister and I were a little intimidated by it so we met them at the top and got this fun picture.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Carving Pumpkins!

It has become a tradition to have the cousins over to carve pumpkins with us. Travis does a great job at getting everything ready. The kids love it. They have a great time picking out their pumpkin and then the pattern that they want.

Logan did a great job putting his pattern on a carving his pumpkin.

Abby "carving" her pumpkin!

Logan so proud of his mummy!

Abby was set on carving Shrek. I was worried that it would not turn out. I think it does kind of look like Shrek!

All the kids with their pumpkins! We always have such a great time together! We were missing Adrie and Macy. We thought about you guys and wished you were here!

UEA Weekend!!

Travis was hunting over UEA so the kids and I played a bit while he was gone.

Friday we went to the pumpkin patch with our good friends the Petersen's. Conner and Logan wanted to ride their bikes. So I rode with them. It was a lot farther than I thought. I was definitely out of breath by the time we got there.

Logan and Abby with their Pumpkins!

Parker, Ashlyn, Logan, Abby, Rylee and Conner.

The girls loved the pumpkin cart. They wanted to ride along with the pumpkins!

Saturday was such a beautiful day! My neighbor Jeanne and I decided to take the kids for a hike. Logan did not want to go. I talked him into going by telling him he could invite his good friend Zac. They were not thrilled. Once we got up there and started to hike they were having a great time. They were catching grass hoppers and spotting lizards. The girls were troopers. They hiked the entire way without complaining.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Bear Lake

Every year my side of the family goes up to Bear Lake in October. We love it! Sometimes we have great weather, sometimes we have bad weather, sometimes we have a mixture. This year was a mixture. The day we got there was the best weather of the weekend. The sun was shining and it wasn't very cold. We took the kids to the pool first thing. Saturday was a total wash. It poured rain the entire day. The kids did not care one bit. They have fun no matter what the weather. They swim in it, play ball, ride scooters. The adults on the other hand are kind of wimpy. Sunday was a good day. The rain had stopped but it was a little cold. All the boys went four wheel ridding and shooting. Nobody took a camera so there are no pictures. Darn it! I was so mad. Monday of course was BEAUTIFUL! The day we were packing up and coming home. I did not take very many pictures this year. I was too busy trying to stay warm and dry.

View of the lake walking down to the park.

Adrie, Kylie, Macy and Abby. All the cute girl cousins! (except for Nikell because she would not get in the picture.)

Logan and Alex having fun in the pool! These two have so much fun together.

Logan catching a pass!

All the girls again! (except for Nikell)

Logan at the Park!

Abby striking a pose at the park!

There's Nikell !

Thanks Grandma and Grandpa for planning such a great weekend!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Travis and I celebrated our 12th anniversary this weekend! We were married on September 27th 1996. I can't believe how fast the time has gone by. I am so lucky to be married to such a great man. Our first date! I bet Travis has no idea that I saved this ticket. We went to the rodeo in Ogden and then drove to Salt Lake and ate at the Spaghetti Factory.
Wow! I think that we both look about 12. Styles have sure changed.

Our engagement picture.

Our wedding day! One of the happiest days of my life!

Tuesday, September 16, 2008


I can't believe that my baby is turning 4 today! It is so bitter sweet for me to have my kids getting older. I love to watch them grow and learn new things but there is a part of me that so wants them to stay little.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Birthday Lunch

Thanks Taya for putting together a great Birthday lunch.
I had a great time. I hardly thought about the
fact that I was turning 32!!
Thanks everyone for coming
We need to go out to lunch more often.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Daniels Summit Lodge

We decided that we need one last getaway before school started. We went up to Daniels Summit Lodge for a few days. We took the kids fishing at Strawberry Resevoir. Swam at the pool. Played games and watched movies. It was very simple but we had a great time. Nobody wanted to come home.