Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

Christmas time IS the most wonderful time of the year. We had a great Christmas -- holiday programs, choir concerts, work parties, Christmas Tree Lane, Cindy Lane, goodies galore, giving gifts, acting out the birth of the Savior with a REAL baby, Hayes' first Christmas, wrapping gifts, enjoying Christmas vacation with Jason on vacation for 12 straight days, more food, 14 year anniversary, Christmas cards and photos........ and WONDERFUL family and friends to share it with. We love you!

Whose that cute kid with the green antlers?

Chandler is standing in the backrow -- green scarf (thanks, Michelle)
Jason and I made a yummy Christmas Eve dinner for the 6 of us.

Traditional photo in front of the tree -- dang, I have cute kids!

Gotta love the towels, sheets, blankets and is that Batman on the Shepherd's shirt?

Santa brings bears each Christmas.

That's Chandler -- goofy boy!

So sweet!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

We finally have some family photos to share! And, I'm so happy with how they look! Here's one of my favorite shots. I wish Hayes was looking at the camera, but babies are so uncooperative sometimes, I tell ya.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

So, I'm finally back to blogging after falling off the Blog Wagon for nearly 1 1/2 months; shame on me! Too much FaceBook, I suppose. Time to change my ways and start blogging again ...

My little Santa Baby on Halloween
3 months old

Don't they look great! I loved their costumes this year.

Olivia and her friend, Ryann, were in the school play, Scrooge.
They woke up early every morning for play practice.

Hayes chills with his cousins during Thanksgiving vacation.

Literally chillin' -- Utah is so stinkin' cold.

We had a WONDERFUL time with family in
Utah and miss them already.

We are BYU football FREAKS. We watched every game --more than once.We are looking forward to the bowl game.
Go Cougars!

Chandler played soccer this season after taking several years off. He did great and improved tremendously during the two months. We're so proud of him for trying his hardest!

This was Davis EVERYpractice and game. Full throttle!
Jason was an assistant coach for Davis' team this year. It was a great Father/Son bonding experience. hahahahahahahahahahahahaha
Davis' team was moved to a higher division and I could not believe the physical contact and aggression exhibited by these boys! Wow! These little boys are going to bring home the state title someday.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday, Davis!

Davis turned 6 last week. For months Davis was counting down the days until his birthday and it finally arrived. He wished for a D.S. game, a skateboard, and anything sports related. We celebrated as a family the night of his birthday and then the next day Davis invited friends to a movie party. Jason and I took 12 kids to see the movie, AstroBoy! We had our hands full! After the party we ate pizza and cake and opened oodles of presents. We had a fun two days celebrating Davey's #6 -- now only 359 days til #7.

I don't make birthday cakes. Baskin Robbins makes the best ones.

Before school.

After school -- future professional skateboarder

Cake #2 -- Vons also makes yummy cakes. Two cakes -- my kids are so spoiled.

Davis with his buddy. More presents.

My baby -- well, sorta. He was for 6 years.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


We decided to take a quick trip to Disneyland October 8-10th. Our little family has been so busy and we needed to spend some quality time with each other. We packed the kids up on a Thursday night and spent Friday and Saturday in Disneyland and California Adventure. A bonus was meeting up with our good friends, The Palmers, for some fun times.

My kids are growing up!

Anticipating California Screamin' -- such a thrilling ride!

Roaring Rapids in California Adventure

The Palmer Boys with my boys -- Chandler wasn't feeling well.
Tower of Terror -- We love this attraction!

My Dodger Fans -- Hayes looks THRILLED, huh!

Princess Liv with her Daddy

Future Rocketeer

Davis showing off his strength in ToonTown.

Sometimes it would be nice to lock 'em up... shhh, don't tell anyone I said that

I love this picture!

This is a picture of a picture -- I didn't have my wallet otherwise I would have bought it. My forehead is ultra shiny and my face looks like it's glued to the headrest. Olivia looks cute. I think this was on California Screamin'

Monday, September 14, 2009

My 7 Week-Old Baby

Hayes is 7 weeks old! He smiles, coos, laughs, and sleeps! Jason weighed him today and Hayes tipped the scale at 13 pounds! Oh my! I don't like to use the three letter "f" word, but he sure is a chubby little guy.

Chandler's Baptism and Hayes' Blessing

Chandler was baptized on Saturday, September 5, 2009. It was a special day for our family. Chandler was anxious to be baptized and was a good sport about waiting two months after his 8th birthday so that Hayes could be blessed the same weekend. Both sets of grandparents traveled from out of state to witness this special ordinance. Aunt Maren, Uncle Aaron, Grace and Eve, and many close family friends also attended.

Following Chandler's baptism and confirmation, our friends and family followed us into the chapel to bless Hayes. There was a beautiful spirit present. Hearing the blessing pronounced upon Hayes brought tears to my eyes. He truly is a special little guy and our home is full of peace. He's my "calm after the storm."

After the baptism and blessing, we had a dinner party at our house and watched BYU defeat #3 Oklahoma. (The guys were huddled around the t.v. . . . .)

Our family with grandparents. Can you see the "disco" blessing jumpsuit that Hayes is wearing? All three of my boys wore that blessing outfit. I can't wait to have a professional picture taken of Hayes wearing it -- like the other boys.

I think this is a funny picture. It looks like Davis belongs with Aaron and Grace with Jason.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School

Hooray for the first day of school 2009! We had a wonderful summer of Arts and Sports camp, swimming, diving, Dodger games, science camp, friends, and most importantly, the arrival of Hayes. However, we were all ready for August 24th -- Back to School.

Chandler and Davis woke up at about 5:30 and helped each other dress, eat breakfast, and pack their backpacks. They decided to wear their Dry Creek t-shirts to school.

First day of school tradition -- the slide picture.

My 5th grader.
My 3rd grader.

Davis -- my 1st grader. I choked up when I left him. Davis was unsure about going into 1st grade as a 5 year old. He said he was too young and should be 6 to be in first grade. It made me emotional. He has grown up so much this summer.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Lovin' Hayes

Hayes is almost three weeks old! It's been three weeks of hugs, kisses, and an indescribable feeling of love in our home (and sleepless nights, but that's a given with a newborn).

All bundled up and places to go! Hayes looks like he drinks butter! At his 12 day appointment he weighed in at 9.4 lbs.

Two weeks old

Three of my 4 handsome boys!

Jason's mom, Carol, spent a week with us. Hayes is 9 days in this picture.