Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas time!

Christmas time is so much fun! We are so blessed to live by all our family and friends. That makes the holidays so much better. We were able so many Christmas activities.
Along with Dylan's Birthday parties. Yes I said parties, 4 if you are counting. I am so glad to only live a few minutes away from the temple. The temple square light are so beautiful. I just wouldn't recommend go the week of Christmas. It was crazy busy. But we were able to go on a tour of the Conference Center. That place is amazing. We have never been in there before.
Wow gorgeous.
Along with the lights, birthday parties, Christmas's parties, there is making ginger bread houses. Oh what fun. I am just glad the mess was at my father in laws house. He had all of us come over. That's 5 adults, 8 grand kids (7 of them boys.) Like I said glad it wasn't at my house.
On Christmas eve it's waiting for Santa to come. And of course lot of food. We went to Blair's grandparents in Plain City for dinner. Then home to watch the Santa tracker. We saw Santa in England than make his way to the USA. As soon as he came in the US, I told the boys it was time for bed. Santa was only in each state for 2 minute's, so he was making really good time;)
Before the Boys woke-up!
After the boys woke-up.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Where in the World is Kevin going to go??

The day finally came, Kevin got his Mission call. I can not believe that my little, cute (don't tell him I said he is cute) brother is old enough to go on a mission.
Before we went up to my parents tonight I thought it would be fun to have my boy pick a state they though Kevin would be going. So we pulled out our puzzle of the USA ; Dylan picked Hawaii, Carson picked Florida and little Shawn picked Georgia. The rest of the family and friends all had there places pick around the world but, needless to say nobody guessed it right.
He got called to the England Manchester Mission and he will be going straight there on May 7Th, 2010.
One thing to remember when you are getting ready to go on a mission, get your pass port before you turn in your papers. Kevin has to wait close to 5 months know.
It was a really neat experience to be there along with friends and family waiting for Kevin to open up the call and see where he is going to be for the next two years. I am really proud of him for the decision he made to go on a mission.
He wanted to go out of the country but not have to learn a language. I think he is really excited to be going.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Family Pictures!

So we had are family pictures finally done. We have wanted to do this for a really long time. Kevin is going to be turning in his papers for his mission, so we thought this was a good time. My parents have a friend in the ward that was nice enough to do this for us. I am pretty happy with what we got. My boys were so cute. Now I have to buy a lot of frames. Way to many good picture's. Here are just a few!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Halloween is such a fun holiday.
I just can’t believe it is already over and now we are on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. Which are really fun Holidays too but man what happened to the year!

The boys had so much fun carving their pumpkins. The only part I really had to help with was getting the guts out and helping then think of a face to carve. I attacked the Dylan and Carson with Halloween paint. Don't they look good? Good thing they have a good sense of humor!

For Halloween, the boy’s cousins come over and go trick or treating with them. I stay at home handing out the candy and making nice warm soup for when they come in. This has been a really fun tradition we started. I hope we do it every year.

Dylan as a gross, and scary zombie. He was so scary that he made a couple of his cousins cry. Little Shawn, as a cute but, scary skeleton. Shawn didn’t want his make-up done. Maybe he was nervous about how I did the boys make up earlier.Carson wanted to be the grim ripper. I think I did a good job on the makeup. He was happy.
The boys had a really good Halloween. I can't believe how much candy they got.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


A few weeks ago we celabrated Carsons birthday!We had dinner, root beer floats, and presents. But Carson had to wait all night to open his presents. We had to go to pack meeting that same night.
At pack meeting Dylan was awarded his Wolf badge, a gold arrow and two silver arrows.I got my mothers pin! Then they did bottle rockets. That was fun to watch.
Here goes Dylan’s!
What a night!

The next day I had all of Carson’s friends come over for a party! We did a treasure hunt, ate cupcakes, pop balloons, opened presents, let balloons go up in the air. I was trying to think of activities to keep them moving.
I was by myself for this party, I tell you I was wore out by the end.
The day after that, we had the family come over for another party! Opened more presents had more cupcake and ice cream.
I think he had really a good Birthday and in the end that’s all that matters!
*During this week we also found out that my Grandpa has prostate cancer. Luckily they found it early, he will do radiation for three months then he should be okay.

I love you Grandpa Les!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

My little helper!

Well, it’s salsa time!
And what a job it is. I picked the tomatoes and peppers from the wonderful garden that my husband did. Then got everything ready to start the all day process of SALSA.I thought that I was going to have to do it all by myself
(Blair and the two older boys had other things they were doing).
So I get started and who should come down to help........
My little helper….Shawn. I am not kidding he was the best helper. Once I told him what his jobs were his was on top of it. I didn’t have to tell him what to do.He made sure their were tomatoes in a bucket for me, helped my get the skin off the tomatoes, ("Pop them out" as he would say), he put the tomatoes in the blender, and then he would turn on the blender for me. He even helped me with the peppers. If any of you have made salsa you know you have to try it before you put it in the bottles. Shawn and I tried it I thought it was really good. Dylan came home and when he tried it he told Shawn "if you entered this in a salsa contest you would win."
Well Shawn is pretty proud of himself. If you ask him who made it he will tell you he did. I am so glad I had a really big helper for this.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August is already gone!

Here is how our August went!
My Dad and Mom got a new horse. Then named him Kabio. He is a really pretty horse (a little stubborn but pretty.)
The boys wanted to go riding. So we meet my parents at the fair grounds. Carson and Shawn have cowboy boots and a hat they just had to wear.
Here is Carson and Shawn on Penny there first horse they bought!

I love this picture!
Shawn kept telling my dad he wanted to ride Kabio.
I realized all the pictures of Dylan on the horse were of the back of his head. Oh well it's still cute.
Then later that week we went to the Davis Fair.
The boys had so much fun at the petting zoo.
Shawn really likes the goats!
Every time I would walk by the goats they would try to eat Shawn. Shawn thought it was funny.Dylan started third grade. I cannot believe that! He was really happy to find out his two best buddies were in his class. I had so much fun doing back to school shopping with him. He knows what cool stuff he wants.
Carson stared first grade. He is now there all day! Carson was excited to have three recesses, lunch, and a couple friends in his class. He is even good about getting on the right bus. He doesn’t wait for Dylan. Just gets on with his friends. They grow up so fast:( Both the boys were really excited to start school. Lets see how long that last. Once the homework starts I think they will change their minds.

**Blair and the boys also went to Lake Powell with Grandpa Tom. Leaving me home all by myself. What a nice week that was. I hung out with my friend, we went to eat at my favorite Indian restaurant. I cleaned my house and it stayed clean. But after a few days I really started to miss them.
(I do have pictures of them there, but they are on the other computer and it is getting fix so i will post those soon.)