Wednesday, December 18, 2013


My sister and I took our kids to see Santa the other day.
We both have 3 kids who are close in age so it's so fun to get them together.

My kids and Santa.

My sister's kids and Santa.

I can't believe Christmas is in a week!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Underwear Purse

I am going to go ahead and pretend that I have been blogging consistently this year and just start posting.
If I try to catch up, I never will, so here are some pictures from this morning.

She is the funniest little girl.  She is getting such a spunky personality and making us laugh every day.
She is all girl. She loves to have her hair brushed, to be admired in her outfits every morning, and if she finds a purse, she wears it on her arm proudly.  She is a little confused as to what constitutes a purse though, as she thinks her brothers' underwear has the same purpose.

Thursday, August 29, 2013


I'm a little emotional today.
My oldest baby had his first day of kindergarten.
Good heavens, how did he get so big?
He was SO excited to go.  Yesterday was the first day in history that he has ever asked me when he would get to go to sleep. He wanted bed time to come soon so he could wake up and go to school. 

Once he got there, he was a little shy. 

My kids are getting so big.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

A Most Unexpected Surprise

Man, I have really been absent from this blog for a while!
We had a little surprise happen in our family....

Baby #4 is on it's way, via my belly this time, and is due to arrive in January 2014.
We couldn't be more excited... and nervous... and surprised... and scared... and thrilled....
We had quite the journey after our Jimmy was born and we're just praying things go a little more smoothly this time around.
Just to answer a few of the questions we have been getting a lot:
I am considered "high risk" this time but that is alright, we are taking precautions and doing what we can to keep this baby and I safe.  I do have to do the blood thinning shots twice each day which isn't fun but maybe I will be a pro by the end of this pregnancy and the shots will become easy... maybe....

Our boys are so excited. Of, course Nora is oblivious to what's going on but we are SO excited for her to have a sibling so close in age. Our little sweetie could not possibly be any sweeter and will be such a darling big sister.

Mason already prays a lot for this new little one, here is a prayer he said the other day at dinner.

"Dear Heavenly Father,
Please bless that we can have a great food,
And please bless that mama can have a great baby in her belly.
In the name of Jesus Christ, amen."

Ha, his prayers are the best.

Monday, April 22, 2013

SoCal Ragnar 2013!

Last week Davey and I headed to California to run the SoCal Ragnar with an awesome group from Davey's work.
For those that don't know, Ragnar is a 200 mile relay race made up of teams of 12 runners who take turns running (3 times each) over 2 days to finish the 200 miles.
Man, we sure are sore now but we had a great time!
We were able to go a little early and stop by my brother's and spend a little time with him and his family.  So fun.
I so wish I lived by a beach.

Here's an overload a mixture of phone and camera pics from our trip.

View from the plane on the way there.

Windy beach time.

LA LDS Temple

My brother and his kids flying a kite on the beach.

Me and my sweetie before killing our bodies running the race.


 Random pics from a stand on the side of the road.


Running his first leg.

Right after we each ran our first leg of the race.

Just about to run my final leg. DREADING IT!

We survived!!!  Our team after crossing the finish line.

On our way home.

Monday, April 1, 2013

Happy Easter!

Hope your Easter was fabulous.
So grateful for the sacrifice our Savior made for each of us.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

"It's NOT fun!"

We've been enjoying the warm weather more and more lately.
So fun to get outside and run around in the fresh air.

I shared these pics on Instagram yesterday but I haven't shared the video yet.
And I have to share the video, so here it is.
A view into real life ....

At least one of them was having fun.
Jimmy sure is a stubborn little stinker.
I wanted him to at least try the swing.
I really thought he would like it.
I did get him down right after, just fyi, and he happily ran to play on something else.