Wednesday, December 24, 2008




Monday, December 22, 2008



So my in-laws are all VERY creative, and most of them are very competitive (mainly just my husband!).  Last year my brother-in-law, came up with a gingerbread competition.  There are many guidelines you have to follow, like it has to be 90% edible, had to be mostly gingerbread, and all your family has to participate!   This year we had a theme, it was Historical or National monuments! 

And if you cant guess we rocked!!!  Actually we came in second behind the Colosseum in Rome which also rocked.  Old Faithful, the Salt Flats, the Alamo, and the Spinx, were the other cool ones that were there!

But my personal opinion is nothing beats Rainbow Bridge in Lake Powell! 

 Add Image

Friday, December 19, 2008


Today is Hayden's Birthday!  He has been so excited for this day to come, we have been counting down the days!  Here are 20 reasons why I love this kid! 
#1 he is my oldest
 #2 he makes me laugh
#3 he can make me cry by being so frustrating at times!
#4 he loves his little sister 
#5 he LOVES to fight with Mack, and most of the time he loses

#6 he is a lover not a fighter
#7 he loves to be going and going, and that usually starts before 7 AM around here!
#8 he loves costumes!  The other day he saw an Elvis impersonator, and thought he needed an Elvis costume!
#9 he loves to jump on the tramp, and wonders why everyone in the world doesn't have a included!
#10 he loves playing catch with his Dad and it doesn't always have to be a ball
#11 he also loves to wrestle his Dad

#12 he had the worst ears ever, and has costs us tons of money on Doctors visits, and 3 sets of tubes
#13 he considers new underwear a big gift
#14 he is usually easily satisfied
#15 he LOVES to eat  (just look at the kid!)
#16 he LOVES his cousins and thinks of them as his best friends!
#17 he thinks that he has a girlfriend, and sometimes it is me, and sometimes it is a girl named Lily!

#18 he is one of the goofiest kids around!  He loves to dance and sing, usually in his underwear!
#19 I love that in the summer you could mistake him for a California beach bum!  He only wears shorts, and loves to swim.  The kid is a serious fish!
And finally #20 he is sensitive to the Spirit of our Heavenly Father.  And often amazes me with the things he knows about the Gospel without being taught!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008


I guess what we choose to do in our own "PRIVATE TIME"  is nobody else's business!

He had no idea Mic was even standing there, and while he had undies on his head he was humming to himself!!!


Anybody looking for the yummiest and the easiest cookies around, these are it!!!  We love them over here.  You can whip out sugar cookies for your kids to decorate in like 15 mins!  It is awesome.  They also have peanut butter, and oatmeal that are devine too!  You all should give them a try!  So if your looking for a fast fix for you or a party, try these!  You wont be disappointed!

Saturday, December 13, 2008


OK so we braved the cold, and the crowds and went up to Temple Square last night.  I have never taken my kids there before.  Honestly it was one of the best nights we have had in a long time.  My kids were in awe of the Temple!  We left with Mack asking if we could go to the Temple again tomorrow, and Hayden was in tears, because he loves Jesus, and wants to live with him again.!  We all felt the Spirit, and felt the true meaning of Christmas!

She loved the lights, and had this smile on practically the whole night!

Isn't this what it is all about!

Friday, December 12, 2008


Ever feel like this!  Bring on the Christmas goodies!

Friday, December 5, 2008


So I have so much to catch up on!!! Life has been crazy for us lately, with a ton of work, the best girls trip ever to New Mexico, of course Edward,  laundry, dealing with kids,  tubes for Mack, and a house.  Oh wait add a husband to that, and that is all my time.  so I am going to try to catch up but for now......

 I am wishing that this is me

We actually have some similarities!!!

Thursday, November 6, 2008



Needing to be washed
Needing to be folded

Just thought I would let you know what I will be doing for the next few days! Does it ever end!!!!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008


So I dont have all the pictures yet, but my very talented sis-in-law Jana took our family pictures. She is amazing. I love them, and I would highly recommend her to anyone looking for a photographer. I will post more as they come!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I know I am a little obsessed with Sawyer, but I got her 1 yr old pictures taken by Amanda my friend, and I love them! She was so happy that day, and cheesed the whole time!

Monday, October 13, 2008


Mic's Parents just got home from serving a mission in Silver City New Mexico! We are so proud and happy that they are home! Well most of us are. Mack wants nothing to do with them! Especially with Judd. He is fine with Grama but THAT GUY ( he wont even call him grandpa!) is not who he wants to be with! You wont see any pictures of Mack going in for any hugs! They got out of the car and he went and hid. He couldn't figure out what we were all doing! If it wasn't for Angie( Mic's awesome sister, and Mack's preschool teacher), I'm not sure I could even get him to go back over to their house!

Before they got home some of us went and did a little home makeover on a few of their rooms, so the bottom pictures are of them seeing their house for the first time!
It was awesome to see everybody else's reaction to them and how much we missed them! Welcome Home guys!

Thursday, October 2, 2008


My baby is ONE!!!

She is the light of our family. Words cant describe how much we all love this little girl!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008


Yes you read that right, Hayden has already composed his Christmas list to Santa! Santa is going to have to mortgage his house in order to fulfill this tall order. How would is be to not have any concept of money, and just wish for the sky!his list four wheeler, harry potter costume, bike, tramp, 2 wii (one for him, and one for Mack), and a game


The many faces of Sawyer! How can you not LOVE this face!!!

Sawyer loves my Dad. She is a little flirt, and always has a smile for Grampa!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008


First Day of school!

Hayden was dressed and ready by 7am!

Me:So Hayden how was your first day?!
Me:So what did you do today?
Hayden:Learned stuff, went to recess, that's all.

Obviously not that cool of a day!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008


OK so this summer we have gone to St. George a couple of times. The first time we went with just our family, and the second time, my parents and Brady and his boys came with us!! It was a blast. All we did was sit by the pool and swim! This house was amazing. None of the pictures I took did this house justice. We were really lucky to be able to stay there! Everyday we got to wake up and look out the window at this!
The kids couldn't get enough of their Grandma and Grandpa!

These boys were entertained the entire time! And they loves climbing on top of this mountain!

Ty is just one of the big boys now! And he showed them by climbing to the top and setting up camp!

This is Hayden jumping off the waterfall! We literally had to drag the kids out of the pool at night! They never got tired of swimming and climbing, and jumping off!

Honestly I would have to rate these trips to St. George in my top 5 fav trips. My kids were amazing, (until Mack got sick) and we really bonded as a family! Now every time we get in the car Mack asks if we are going swimin in St. George!