Saturday, December 27, 2008


We had a great Christmas and of course Santa brought way too much stuff for the kids. What was he thinking? Now we have to find a place for all of this. Anyway we had a fun day opening presents, the kids got a karaoke machine which has been really fun. Robert wants to get 80's karaoke complete with Journey and Air Supply. Fun times!!!

So this year for Christmas I must say that Rob did really good. A few years ago for Christmas he got me a cruise but because we bought a house shortly there after I let him off the hook so we could use that money for the house. Well this year he made up for it. He always makes me work for my presents. So after unwrapping about 6 boxes this is what I found.

Luckily he didn't make me sing a song but it was cute and creative and the kids were really into it. Elation is the name of the ship.
Here is a picture of the actual ship we will be on.
Here is one of the beaches in Cabo San Lucas. I am so excited. WE are going the end of January and I am so excited!!! Weight Watchers here I come!!!!!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Is this a preview of what's to come???????

Last night we caught Luke playing peek a boo with a bra. He loved it. Let's hope he doesn't discover one again for about 30 more years right? Well ok maybe 25.

Friday, December 12, 2008


On Tuesday I went with Tanner on his field trip and one of the moms had a bag of double stuffed oreos. So I fed Luke one and I think this pictures says it all. Don't we all feel like this after an Oreo. One of the other moms there who was feeding her kid carrot sticks said shame on me for feeding that to my little baby, apparently he had no complaints:)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Temple Choir

On Monday night the kids sang in our stake primary choir at the temple. They were so excited. They have been practicing for a couple of months now and knew the songs really well. The choir director is in our ward and she is amazing. Anyone who is willing to work with 50 primary kids for 2 months is a saint in my eyes. Anyway they did a beautiful job and what a perfect setting to sing Christmas songs. It was a great night. Here a few pictures.

Bekah and her good friend Taelor

Bekah always wants one without the boys

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Tanner Turned 10!!!!!

I can't believe my baby turned 10!!!! Am I really old enough to have a child in the double digits? Tanner was born November 30, 1998 in Greenwood, Indiana at 9:00 am. He was such a beautiful baby. He has grown up to be such a great kid. I can't imagine our family without him. He is such a good big brother to his sister and brothers, well ok most of the time. He loves to play with friends and ride his new bike. He loves being on the swim team and the basketball team. He is never embarrassed to give me a hug and he loves to do good. He is growing like a weed and eats non stop. I had to go buy him shoes the other day and he is already in a mens 71/2. We'll have to see if he out grows his dad's size 15. Anyway for his birthday we went to Knotts Berry Farm (see previous post) and then on Sunday we had a family party. His lame mom forgot candles so we had one match. Whatever works right? We had a great day. We love you Tanner!!!

Tanner's new ride

Friday, November 28, 2008


...Thanksgiving with family. Ok so I know I've been slacking on my grateful posts but life is crazy. Anyway we had a great Thanksgiving. My parents, Rob's parents, my brothers Jake and Lance and their families and of course awesome food. The morning started with me and Jake doing the run for the hungry 10k downtown. It was fun although I have to admit at mile three when I was only half way and it started pouring down rain and it rained for the rest of the race I was thinking now why did I do this? I am glad I did. I even managed to run the whole thing. Don't ask my time though. I would say I am more of a slow jogger than a runner. I wasn't last so that was good. It was a little depressing when I was at the halfway mark the first finishers were coming in. Oh well, it was fun and I am sore, next year I will be better prepared, maybe I will even be able to keep up with Jake:) Anyway the rest of the day was filled with eating and visiting. It was a great day.
We were so cold and wet, we were ringing our clothes out after.
Showing off our $30 t-shirts.
Jake wanted to make sure people knew that he helped yesterday. I think he filled a pot with water. Good job Jake!!!
The trampoline was an early Christmas present from the grandparents. The cousins loved playing all day. We hardly even saw them most of the day.
Poor little Madison with her broken arm after falling off a chair back home. She is such a cutie!!!
This is our beautiful 22lb turkey that Robert did. He did it all by himself since I was at the race that morning. He did a good job and it was yummy.
The older kids put on a concert.
Grandpa loved the concert!!
Are these not the cutest little guys. Jackson, Ryland and Luke. They were so cute to watch together. Although most of the time they were trying to gouge eachothers eyes out but it was all in good fun.

Sunday, November 23, 2008


...LOW GAS PRICES!!!!!! Let me just say that with a 28 gallon gas tank I was freaking out about gas when it was over $4.50 a gallon. It cost me about $130 to fill up. Now I can fill up for about $60. YEAH!!!!!

Friday, November 21, 2008

I AM GRATEFUL FOR.... family days!!! Yesterday we went to Knott's Berry Farm with my parents, Rob's parents and my sister in law met us there with her three kids. They are celebrating veterans month so we got in basically for free. There was hardly anyone there and the weather was perfect. It was a great day. When we were on the roller coasters and they were finished the workers just let us stay on. It was so great.
This picture of Grandma Evelyn doesn't show the after when she had to stop the ride so she wouldn't throw up. It was a good effort.

Ok-so can I just say that I hate cheesy shows at amusement parks, and as soon as we got into the park all the kids wanted to go and watch the wild west show. AHHH!!! I can't believe with all these big roller coasters in front of them they would rather choose a show. Oh well.

And the after, hey dad can we get a pulse?

All the cousins with Snoopy.

Monday, November 17, 2008


...for my volleyball league. Every Monday night I play volleyball on a city league and it is so much fun. It is nice to be able to do something alone that I enjoy. What is even better is that it is a good workout without even knowing it. Every time I come home the house is quiet and the kids are in bed and even the baby is asleep, for those of you who know Robert you know that this is a big deal. We have come a long way. Even though I am probably the worst one on the league they all are good to me and we have a good time. For those of you who have not seen me in a long time, that is not me in the picture, but I bet I could do that and look just as good:)

Sunday, November 16, 2008


...Grandpa Roy and Grandma Evelyn. These two are truly remarkable people. Robert and I always comment on how blessed we are that we have great families. These people would do anything for anyone. They have taught me a lot about service and love. They are great grandparents. My kids adore them and they are such wonderful examples to us. This is a picture of them with their mission calls. They are going to serve an 18 month military relations mission here is San Diego. They will be so great. We love you guys!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008



Friday, November 14, 2008

I AM GRATEFUL FOR.... wonderful husband. There are so many reasons why I am grateful for him. Here are just a few. He is such a wonderful husband and father. He is a worthy priesthood holder and he honors it. He is a hard worker and the most motivated and ambitious person I have ever met. He is friendly to everyone he meets and he would do anything for anybody. He has a love of the gospel and a love for learning that I admire. He is not scared of anything and he embraces challenges and new experiences with enthusiasm. So this is just to name a few qualities about him. I thank my Heavenly Father everyday for bringing him into my life. I don't know how I got so lucky. I love you Robert.