Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas 2009

What a wonderful Christmas this has been!! :)

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Porter turned 8!!

Porter turned 8 and will soon be baptized!! He's SO excited!! We can't believe we're baptizing our #2 kid!! Time flies...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Photo Shoot

Last weekend we went to grandma's so all the grandkids could take Christmas pictures with grandma and grandpa. It was interesting... But the pictures turned out cute!!

Micah's Concert!

Micah had his first orchestra concert!! He did so well! We're so proud of him!! :)

The Mentos Experiment...

Shannon and Aaron gave me "The Mentos Experiment" set for my birthday. We had a blast trying it out with all our kids and their friends!!! Boy did it work!!!! Yep, I'm not mature at all... Maturity is for boring people! ;)

Halloween!! :D

The kids LOVE halloween!!! This year we painted some pumpkins that grandma gave us on the FHE before halloween. The kids had a blast and we used them to decorate the entrance to our home. Collin was a skeleton, Mason a cat, Porter a cowboy and Micah a Jedi or something star wars... We had SO much fun trick-or-treating with all our friends and neighbors!!!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Labor Day Weekend

This labor day weekend we went to our family cabin in Pine, AZ. We had a great time visiting with family and spending time doing things we enjoy! :)

Cabin FUN!!!

What better to do at the cabin than jump off the stairs and land on the love sac?? :)

Big fish!!

Jace and Aaron went back fishing Monday morning and got 5 more!

Feeding the ducks...

On our way back home we stopped at Payson Lakes and fed the ducks and other "things" our left over bread!

Family BBQ

We finished our labor day weekend with a family BBQ and some water fun!

Monday, August 24, 2009

Family day at the lake! :D

Saturday we had our annual family reunion at Canyon Lake, AZ. It was an awesome day and we had so much fun tubing down the lake! After about an hour of being out on the lake we went back to let the rest of the family have a turn at it. But right after they left we had a HUMONGOUS storm go through without warning!! I grabbed all my kids and hanged on to them as the wind and rain pounded on us. All we could do was ride it out!! They were scared and crying, but they were with Jace and I, and I was more worried for the rest of the family on the boat!! When the storm passed we had nothing left on the tables which we had set up with food, drinks and treats, we had lost a raft and other things to the lake, and everything else was buried in the sand! Crazy but FUN!!! I LOVE big storms!!! :D

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Indoor soccer!!

Micah and Porter started their indoor soccer season and they had their first game on Saturday morning. The "green mean machines" played SO good!!! :) Micah is #7 and Porter #4.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Chore Chart

Last Saturday was our ward's Super Saturday and I ventured out of my non-crafty comfort zone to make this really cute chore chart. I also made a bunch of magnets to go along. We've been at it for a week, and IT WORKS!!! :) So excited to get the chores done while the kids have so much fun checking their chores everyday. It's almost a game!!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Today the kids went back to school! Oh happy day!!! Micah is in 4th grade, Porter in 2nd and Mason in 1st!! :)


Collin turns 4 today!! Can't believe my baby is 4!! Love you Collin!!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Pictures by Porter

Porter loves taking pictures! These are some of his latest ones. He wanted me to put them on the blog. :)

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

My trip to Utah!

I was able to go to Utah this last weekend to see Paula's new baby, Gavin. It was a lot of fun!! It was fun to play with my little nieces too and get to know them a little more, since I don't see them often.
On my way back my flight was diverted to Las Vegas due to the BAD weather in Phoenix. My flight was VERY rough and I could see lightning out of the plane's window. I got home 3 hrs later than I was supposed to!! But at least I made it home. I was worried I wouldn't.... Crazy weather!!

Summer 2008

Here are a few pics of our summer FUN! We did a lot this summer! It went by really fast! (some days not fast enough with the kids though...)

Scout Camp 2008

Jace is the YM president in our ward. He had his scout camp from July 7-12th. He had a great time, especially doing wilderness survival. They went to Knoll Lake, about 1 1/2 hrs. NE of Payson, AZ.

Wood Badge!

I had the amazing opportunity to go to Wood Badge, which is, for the non-scouters, a 2 three day weekends leadership training for scout leaders. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. And it was a BLAST!!! I went April 17-19 and May 8-10, 2008.