Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Will add more later!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Madison's 4th Birthday!

Starting the day off with doughnuts!

We went to Fountain Hills park and had fun having a picnic,
feeding the ducks, playing on the playground, and fun in the water!


Saturday, April 17, 2010

Rylands 2nd Birthday!

I can't believe my baby is 2 years old already! Time flies.  
He has the cutest personality and is starting to be able to say a lot of things!

 He is taking after his dad and loves to throw the ball and watch him play softball.

We had fun going to the zoo for Ryland's birthday!


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Sick of being SICK!

Our family has had a rough year so far for sickness. For a couple of years now I have wanted to keep a "sick" calender and keep track of all the times my kids get sick because I swear my kids get sick a lot more than the average kid. So this year I have been keeping track, and no joke.....someone has been sick every week since the beginning of the year (actually before then, Madison and Ryland were sick right before Christmas). We have gotten the flu, some of us twice- we do have our H1N1 shots and Skyler got the reg. flu shot and still got it. Skyler has had a double ear infection, the kids have had Bronchitis.....and of course the nasty coughs my kids get which makes them throw up and get really weak and sick and have to be on the breathing machine...which happens very frequently. It was my turn to get really sick last week when I had had a bad cough for a week already and then all the sudden I got a high fever and it hurt when I breathed...it felt like I had bruised my ribs from coughing(is that even possible?) We finally all got to go to church this last Sunday after missing the last 3 Sundays in a row. This week....well it was Jakes turn to start not feeling well, and though my cough still lingers on at least I can get off the couch! So I am hoping that maybe after this week we can all be healthy again? I dunno that might be too much to hope for with our track record.

Lets just say its been frustrating to say the least. I keep asking myself what I am doing wrong. I know we could do better at washing our hands before we eat and have Skyler especially wash her hands when she gets home from school-- cause I know she brings home a lot of it. Other than that I guess we just deal with it til this cold/flu season ends!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010


Can't have a Christmas Eve without matching pj's...love it, so fun!

Thanks Dave for our matching pj's! Totally love mine!

Don't worry...those are not all my kids' presents! Thats all the cousin's presents also put together. We had a blast letting all the kids open their presents together...ok I'll have to admit a little chaotic with 8 kids opening presents....but lots of fun and great memories!

Skyler finally got her Camera that she wanted!

Fun Barbie car!

Skyler's first scripture tote


Family fun getting shakes!

Fun with cousins and Grandma and Grandpa!

Friday, December 18, 2009


You better not pout I'm telling you why.......

Santa Clause is coming to town!

We are headed to San Diego to spend Christmas with Jakes family. We are excited to spend time with family and enjoy the time off from everything! The kids are excited to see and play with their cousins!
Merry Christmas eveyone!!!

What a fun Thanksgiving!

We had such a fun Thanksgiving this year. My parents were able to come and spend a week with us, which was so fun. The kids loved having them here! Thank you Mom and Dad for coming..it meant so much to us!

Skylers Kindergarten feast!

Fun at the Park!


now we're full!

Thanksginings over...here comes Christmas! Unfortanately unlike when I was a kid in Oregon where you could go to a tree farm and cut your own tree down....we had to settle buying one at Home Depot. Ohhh well it works. Although, it was pretty for about a week...and then it started drying up and dying. I guess we Arizonians don't know how to keep trees alive...better stick with a cactus next year!

We went to the Temple lights one night...so pretty!

Yeah...so we couldn't let my Dad have too much of a break from work...so we put him to work helping us put tile in our upstairs hall bathroom (the kids bathroom). Jake and I had tiled the countertop earlier...and had been putting off tiling the floor til we could get an expert to help :)

Now Jake can tile out masterbathroom....right honey??

Here's the Final look:

Thanks Dad for all your help! We love it!