Friday, August 26, 2011


evidently i dropped off the planet for about 6 months, but i'm back though my posts are just going to be short little snippets. but it is updated!!!!

{Lucian Lee}

My brother and his sweet wife had their first child the end of July. Little Lucian is so sweet and beautiful. I wish we lived closer so that we could be his buddy all the time. Congratulations Dave & Sarah!!


i swear the summer could not have gone any faster than it has this year. but we have had had so much fun. this year uintah rec had a free summer in the park with activities almost every day! couple that with free school lunch for 6 weeks, and we have been gone. we have also had fun at home, gone to family reunions x2 and met up with friends. it has been a great summer, and now we are ready for a great fall..


for easter we did our traditional easter stuff! though this year we did try a different technique for "dying" our easter eggs. This year we decided to try using crayons and crayon shavings. i have to say that it worked VERY well!!! we all enjoyed the change from the usual!

the girls easter morning

shaved crayon "dying"

ellie "dying" her eggs

kairi "dying" her egg

kesslynn working hard

{kesslynn is 4}

crazy how time flies when you are having fun... and blinking. My Kessie turned four in March. I know I am ultra late on posting this, but I'm trying and it counts! She got to have a birthday party for friends this year and had her little friends from church and preschool join us. They played "duck, duck, goose!"

had a pinata and cake and presents.

She loved it and as you can see still played the part of the diva ;)

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Basic Black

Kesslynn is soooooooooooooooooo difficult to dress. Rather difficult to convince to wear anything she isn't in the mood for. This outfit is one she picked out, then that same day refused to wear. She chose to wear it this day and I decided that I had better get a picture while I had the chance.

Talon Moving...

Talon left on his mission December 29, 2010. We spent most of the holidays getting everything together just in time to celebrate Christmas then take him to the MTC in Provo. He has since moved on to Alabama where he is serving and has his first companion (above) Elder Dansie. If you want to know more let me know and I'll add you to his blog:

Family Picture Time

Before Talon left on his Mission, I thought we really should have a current family picture taken. So Mindy was soo great to get them for us! Plus as an added bonus she got pictures of all of my siblings/ spouses. I love Mindy's pictures and would recommend her to anyone.

Holiday Busy-Ness

Holidays start out every year with Holly Days. Some of my kids really love it while others.....


Ice Skating with Daddy. Though Daddy couldn't do it for long.

Geocaching! and Finding the Perfect Cache for Kairi!

Seeing Santa!!!

Playing in the Snow

Christmas Morning

Small Town Kids


Chomper Check

I took Kesslynn for her first check up at the Dentist. I thought that things would be okay, but that was before they told me that she had 5 (yup 5) cavities. I was given a referral to the Pediatric Dentist, but during that check up they told me she only had 7 (oh yeah 7) that needed to be fixed to the tune of $300/hr just for the Anesthetist!!!! Not to mention however much it would cost for the Dental work itself. Plus 2 hours of her being sedated. So I took her for one last consult who fixed 2 cavities, then told me the others weren't yet ready to be filled. So this now has taught me that I should stick with the Dentist that I trust (the one who only fixed 2 cavities- He's my regular dentist.) Live and Learn. She is now doing great, and we will keep going through Door #3.


Kairi Age 7

Elika Age 1

Kesslynn Age 3

Having some fun with a Fall photo shoot!!!!

Firefighter Kesslynn

As a preschool, we were able to tour our local Firestation. The firemen were AWESOME with the kids. They talked with them about not being afraid of the firemen. Gave them a demonstration of what the firemen look like all geared up. Talked with them about calling 911 and having an emergency plan. We had a lot of fun. The kids got to tour the firetrucks and were given all kinds of cool swag. All in all I think it was good for them to get to see this side of life. I hope to NEVER need their help, but I hope my Kess knows what to do.