Friday, September 3, 2010

Once upon a time...we got married!!

As we have been getting ourselves settled in the new house, we have been unpacking things that have been in boxes for the last few years. One of the things that we found were two pictures of trav and I on our wedding day!! We put them up in our family room and I love it!! I love to look at how cute we were. :) I just thought I would share them....they make me giggle!!

By the way...I LOVED our photographer...Robert Kurtz!! He is so awesome and my sister's wedding photo is in his gallery of brides and grooms :)!! Love it!!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

First Day of School!!!

I know that I have been a horrible blogger!! My friend Steve reminds me that I haven't posted in like a million years. So I am making a goal to try to stay a little more up to date with my pics and postings :)

There is no better place to start then the first day of school. It is a fun year for us. Since we moved to Spanish Fork...we are in a new school! Ellie is in 3rd Grade and Aeryn is in Kindergarten. Ellie has made lots of friends and she rides her bike to school with a bunch of kids in the neighborhood. It was so funny to watch the long line of bikes and scooters going down my sidewalk as they all headed for school.

Ellie is starting to get a little too cool for pictures before the first day of school...but she still let me take one :)!!

Aeryn started Kindergarten and was so excited to be going to school. The night before school started, I was laying down with her reading stories, and she told me that she wasn't sure she could go to sleep because she was so excited for school to start. She was very specific about how her hair was to be done and what she was going to wear. Luckily she is in class with her BFF Krystal which helped her transition into class very easily. My babies are growing up so fast!!

This is Aeryn and Krystal in their classroom!!

Isn't aeryn's hair so cute!! She loves this 3 barrell curling iron that we have. It makes her hair look really cute!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Lay Aside the things of this World...

And seek for things of a better!! (D&C 25:10)

I spend too much of my time focused on the things of the world, making my first priorities things that don't have eternal consequences. But so often, little glimpses of eternity remind me of what is family, my relationship with God and our Savior, and the way I treat people around me.

Today, I woke up to pee in bed...not from me, from a little person who climbed in my bed in the middle of the night. It sort of made me cranky this morning. I lugged my giant king sized comforter to the laundry room. It is "macaroni and cheese" orange...per Aeryn. I love it. Just walking in there reminded me that life is good....i have an orange laundry room!!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Disneyland Facepainting

In October we went to Disneyland!! We went to the Halloween Party and we let the kids get their faces painted before we got them dressed up! It was a little expensive, but I have to say that it was so worth it! They did amazing jobs! The kids loved their finished product! And my fantastic sister-in-law got some great pictures!!

Fall Leaves

During the fall, our tree drops the best leaves. They are huge and have great colors! I love to take pics of the kids in the leaves!! They are a major pain to rake up and Travis really does most of the hard work!

Amazing balloon art!!

we went out to dinner one night, and there was a balloon artist there. he was amazing. He could do anything and they weren't just your standard balloon art. They were so unique and creative. He did sleeping beauty for Aeryn, Tinkerbell for ellie, and Xander got Buzz Lightyear! I would hire him for a party! He was awesome!!


During the summer I bought the Wicked Soundtrack and we have been listening to it on a regular basis. Aeryn will hide under my computer desk, with the Wicked music on, and use a can of refried beans as her microphone. So cute to see! She knows all the words to the song.

So, we decided to take the kids to San Francisco and visit Grandma and Grandpa and then take Aeryn and Ellie to see Wicked at the Orpheum. It was Aeryn's birthday week so it was a big treat! We rode BART up to the theatre and the kids had soooo much fun! Aeryn wants to go back and see it again!! It ended up that my parents gave us the tickets for my birthday and it was the best birthday gift ever :)!! My mom even came with us and the kids were in heaven!

Why do my kids hate taking pictures? They make the most grumpy faces ever :)

Of course, Dorothy shoes had to be worn!!

Our new Kitty...that we got in October!

So, just a little behind in updating the blog. Nothing new :)!! In October, we got a little orange tabby cat. His name is Tiger and is so sweet! We have really loved having him in our family!

This picture is next to a beanie baby size stuffed animal just so you could see how small he was. We got him when he was 6 weeks old. He is much bigger now.

The kids loved snuggling with him so much! He would sleep on anyones laps. He still loves to snuggle when he sleeps.