Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Last Year

The easiest way I could think of to catch up on the last year was to put a bunch of pictures. They aren't in any particular order.

Ashlie's birthday

Family Picture
David turned 8, got baptized and started scouts
David and Kevin's birthday
Anna joined our family. As uncomfortable as it looks this was
her favorite sleeping position!
Anna's first Halloween
Anna was blessed on the same day that David was baptized
Anna and cousin Lauryn
Ashlie lost her first tooth, which mommy immediately lost so
Aunt Laura helped her write a note to the tooth fairy explaining
what happened and it worked
First family trip to Lagoon
Tyler's birthday

Friday, May 14, 2010


A lot has happened since the last time I posted!!

Kevin and David had another birthday.

We had a wonderful Christmas. We spent lots of time with family.

My brother and his wife had their first child. I darling little boy!

I got a new sister-in-law when my brother married his sweetheart.

Ashlie had another birthday too! She is very excited to go to Kindergarten next year!

And we are expecting our fourth child. We found out the other day that we are going to have another girl! We are all very excited! David and Ashlie have been telling Kevin and I for about a year now that their mommy was going to have a baby and it's a girl!! I was very worried that if it was a boy that my children would be very upset.....but they were right!

Life has been crazy and wonderful!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Happy Birthday!

My baby is 2!!! I have a hard time believing he is 2! I don't want to think about it because if he is really that old it means he isn't my baby anymore, he is officially a toddler.

I love Tyler's goofy smile. I has started with a silly pouty face that is so cute and funny! He loves to give hugs and kisses. He wants to everything that his big brother and sister do and will get mad when he isn't included. He has naturally curly hair which in the last couple of days I have started showing off and we get lots of comments on how cute it is.

I love you Tyler and you are a wonderful member of our family.

Thursday, November 12, 2009


We had a great Halloween this year. We really enjoyed that it was on a Saturday and we could start when we wanted and didn't have to many time conflicts. David was really excited to be Spider-man this year. I wasn't able to find the costume that I wanted for him so I ended up making his. I had a lot of fun making it and, painting his face too.

Ashlie couldn't decided which princess she wanted to be, so we talked her into wearing the same costume as last year... with some additions to it. A new crown (which is kind of hard to see in the picture) and a princess cape.

Tyler didn't really understand the dressing up thing, but he really enjoyed the idea of going to peoples houses and getting candy. No, I didn't make his devil costume. My mom made it 20 or so years ago. We have pictures of my youngest brother wearing that same costume, but it still looks great.

School Started

Ashlie started at a new preschool this year. She loves it. It has let her meet new people and make some new friends. Plus it is a lot closer to home which is so nice for me!

David started 1st grade this year! He loves going to school all day. His favorite things of school is eating lunch at school and having 3 recesses everyday!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Seaside Oregon

In the beginning of June we went to Seaside Oregon. We had so much fun. Kevin wasn't able to go with us because of work. We spent time at the beach and lots of time with family. The picture just below was the view out our back door. It was gorgeous! The weather was nice a cool, but not very rainy. It was perfect.

As Tyler was trying to run away from the wave he tripped and the water caught up with him. The water was pretty cold, but so worth it.

There was a Carousel Mall and in the middle of the mall was a carousel. The kids loved riding on it.We visited the Tillamook Cheese Factory, got to taste different kinds of cheese, and had ice cream. They have some YUMMY ice cream.

Visited the Cape Mearers light house. It was the first time the kids and I have ever visited a light house. We went inside and got to climb up and see how it works.
Got to ride pedal cars. We rode one that 6 adults could pedal at the same time. They were a blast but a lot of work. We all realized how out of shape we really are.

We also got to try surfing. We all had wet suits. I thought that David and Ashlie looked adorable in theirs...mine wasn't quite so flattering! Luckily there weren't many pictures of me. David had a blast kneeling on a boogie board in the shallow water and letting the waves push him around. I tried actually surfing. I couldn't balance on the board at all, but I kept trying...until the surf board almost hit me in the face. I stuck my hand up to protect my face and bent all of my fingers backwards and sprained my hand. It hurt really bad. I wanted to keep playing in the water, but I was in so much pain there was no way. Everyone was ready to go by that point anyway so it all worked out.

Fourth of July
We went to the hot air balloons. We also went to the Provo parade. Back to my parents house for homemade ice cream! Then we sat in the field next to the hospital and watched the Stadium of Fire fireworks with my parents, sister and her family. We had lots of pizza, candy, popcorn, and games while we waited.

We actually went Camping!!! Kevin and I bought a tent and sleeping bags after we had been married about 1 year. We used it once and it has been sitting in the garage collecting dust ever since. Everyone had a lot of fun. David and Ashlie went fishing with Grandpa and Grandma and Ashlie caught the most fish out of everyone.

Ashlie was VERY proud of her fish! She was so cute and not afraid of the fish at all. Though she wasn't willing to cook the fish and eat it, so we threw back all the fish.

David had a lot of fun fishing too, but wasn't about to touch any fish. (I can't blame him...I didn't want to touch them either!)

Tyler didn't want to even touch the fishing pole let alone get anywhere near the fish, but he had a lot of fun watching David and Ashlie.

Monday, June 1, 2009

What a Month

What an exciting month it has been. The best part of the month was that my sister, Jessica, had a beautiful 8 pound little girl. Aleaha has been a wonderful blessing to our whole family.

David graduated from kindergarten. He loved kindergarten, but is very excited to go to 1st grade next year. He learned to read and loves it. He can't wait to learn to read more books like his Daddy.

Ashlie finished her first year of preschool. She has one more year of preschool and is going to be going to a different class. It has been a real blessing that I was able to get her into the new preschool that is not only closer to home, but the preschool that all of my sister's kids, and David went to is completely changing next school year and I don't know that she could have stayed in that class. The Lord had a hand in this and I have been able to realize the blessings that he gives us.

Tyler is babbling like crazy. It sure seems like he says things like "here you go" and "your welcome". He also loves to say "mom" all the time. He has this darling, cheesy smile that can melt your heart!

We are very excited be going on vacation next week to Oregon! Unfortunately Kevin isn't going to be able to go with us because he can't get the time off work. We are going with my amazing Mother in law and family. She is the one that has planned the whole thing and has made it possible for us to be able to go on this trip. I hope to take lots of pictures and share them with you when we get back.