Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Jake and Kate riding bikes

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Funny, not really

How might this happen?

Chad took the kids on a ride in the van one Sunday. Lia and I stayed home. He took them out to see if Utah Lake was frozen over, even telling Grace if it was, she could walk on the ice... OK this is very random but he was trying to bribe her into a boring car ride. They arrive. Grace and Chad get out to look at the lake. Kate and Jake stay in the van, all buckled. Chad returns to the van to find it locked. Car is running, Jake is playing a game on Chad's cell phone. It's about 7, dark and cold. Chad is in a t-shirt. No one is around. Closest house is at least a mile away. What to do? After waiting unsuccessfully for someone to drive by, or for Kate to figure out how to get out of her carseat, he smashed the back windshield in with a rock. Fun Sunday night outing. He really enjoyed telling me about it.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Play Time

My little dogs love eating on the floor.

Remember perfection? The pop scares me everytime.

Grace just couldn't get this train a goin.

This is a presentation of a 3 month old cub by Emma and Roman. I wish the audio was better, but you can get the idea. After the video the kids pet the cub too early without the teachers permission and it went wild.


It's never to late to pay tribute to Fall; My favorite season in Utah. I love the view from my front porch.

Kate playing at a park 

Wednesday, December 28, 2011


Hell Froze Over!

I'm a wife, I'm a mother, I'm a blogger, I'm a Mormon!

While laying in bed one night after church Chad mentioned that I could answer "yes" to all the questions they ask you to get baptized. For the most part I could. I decided getting baptized was my way of showing the Lord that if it is true, I'm willing to do it. I always looked at the LDS faith as all or nothing. I liked some things, but not others. Then I decided I don't have to like it all. I would rather actively work on my testimony than just wonder what's true my whole life. My kids need some kind of faith to guide them, and I'm not looking to start my sect inside my family and steer my kids in opposing directions. Crazy though. I remember telling Chad when we met "Don't even try it!" I did stay strong for 15 years. I had a lot of people working on me.


Cute Girls

Some moms master the art of hair styling. I am not one of those moms, but every now and then a babysitter comes along and shows you your childs' true hair potential. (where to put the apostrophe?)

The picture above was for Lia's 2 month well visit. She was a little over 2 months and weighed nearly 13 lbs and was in the 50% for weight, 30% for height. Our first slightly chunky baby!

Little Lia

At 2 months Lia sleeps a lot. I'm jealous! (photos from October)

I will take it for the team and post this picture of my sister and I. She came down to see Lia and my parents and was a great help. My sweet Mom was going to send this pic in a mass email to all my relatives I haven't seen in years. Things that make ya go HMMMM.