29 July, 2009

Happy Birthday David!!!

Today is David's birthday! He is 30 years old!!!! That is OLD! (I shouldn't say that though, because 30 is my next birthday too!) I feel bad because I just remembered it last night! Our calander is packed up and I feel out of it without looking at it everyday. We took him lunch and balloons while he was at work today, though. I'm so lucky that he is my husband. He is so wonderful to me and the kids. We have so much fun together. He is the best! Happy Birthday David!

28 July, 2009


So, I have no pictures of the ciaos, because my camera is packed (along with everything else). But we are moving. We have to be out of our house on Friday, and we are buying a house that hasn't closed yet. We are praying it will close on Friday, or even Monday. I I think we are going to stay in a hotel this weekend, and bum off of some good friends in our ward. We have had 5 people offer their house to us while we wait for our house to close. Don't we have the best ward ever??? I think we do! Anyway, pray for us that we will not be homeless for too long. :)

19 July, 2009

Happy Birthday Kennedy!!!

We took Kennedy and some friends to Fuddruckers and then we rode the ferris wheel at Scheels. (That made me so sick. I used to be a little daredevil, but now everything makes me scared and sick. I guess that's a sign that I'm getting old :(

Kennedy is now 2 years old! She is a beautiful little firecracker of fun! She is always making us laugh with her clever dance moves, her way of explaining things with her hand flips and head gestures, and the way she copies, pretty much everything Alex does! We love our little Kennedy and we are blessed that she is in our family!

12 July, 2009

Treasure Hunt/ Spook the kids, fun for the parents

We had a treasure hunt for the kids one night. We had my mother-in-law, Joyce, tell the kids a story about some lost treasure and she warned them about bears and the bear poop that uncle Howard had found in the woods behind the cabin. We told them what to do if they ran into a bear. So, needless the say the kids had bears in their head. One stop of the treasure hunt included getting pelted by water balloons as they tried to pass, which I thought was the funniest thing I had ever thought of. And it proved to be a great memory, but the one the takes the cake was when Howard hid in the trees covered with a brown blanket and emerged growling. The kids took off faster than I thought possible and continued to run even though we were busting a gut. The look on little Preston's face was something that I will never forget.
Our family reunion was sooo much fun. It made me really miss having my sisters-in-law living close to me. Good times!

Truckee Parade

What's the Fourth of July without an awesome parade? Well, this one was less than desirable. We were all prepared with the 20 Wall-Mart sacks we brought, hoping for the best. The poor kids probably took home 4 pieces of candy each. They have been taught very well by my 2 cute sister-in laws, and myself, "the art of obtaining optimal candy surplus at a parade event". We yell at every car that goes by. We yell a flattering sentence to them using their company name or slogan, and that puts us in favor of the sympathy candy throw-out. Well something went amiss. We haven't figured out went exactly wen wrong. It could be the plunging economy, it could be just a simple candy shortage, I mean, who knows??? Do you see Sponge Bob on the picture? Well, I still laugh thinking about it. Everyone was so excited to see Sponge Bob Square Pants coming toward us. Little Preston's eyes lit up with excitement. He rushed up to him and was nearly BOWLED over by this 2nd rate impostor. Little Preston shocked and sad eyes were immediate as he rushed to the comfort of his mother, cute Sara, who was laughing the same as I. Ahhh, good times....

Lake Tahoe

We spent one day on the south shore of Lake Tahoe. We had sooo much fun! The kids swam and dug and buried. David and our nephews Rhett and Cole swam out far, crawdad hunting. Me and Kennedy hung out digging and strolling down the shore, and then digging some more. She had a blast! We named our pet crawdad, Mr. Crab, which name I made up, which all the kids thought was hilarious... (I'm pretty proud of myself, as you can see). No Howard... put Mr. Crab down!!!

Squaw Valley

We played at Squaw Valley one day. It was soooo amazingly beautiful!!! The cable car ride up to the top was super scary, but the view just took your breath away. We swam at the top and even hiked around a little bit. -- Yes Alex, of course that snow looks drinkable! :) I love the kids' faces in our family picture! Priceless!!!

Family Reunion in Truckee

As you can see, this air-tubular-thing was a BIG sucess! Good purchase Susan!

17 May, 2009

Fun at the park

We took the kids to Rancho San Rafael on Saturday. That happens to be the most beautiful park I have ever seen. We stayed on the garden side of the park. The kids had such a great time. It was so fun exploring the gardens. Alex and Kennedy were on the lookout for bunny rabbits. They tracked several of them down. Kennedy didn't quite know why they wouldn't let her pet them. My mom tried, in vain, to take some great pictures of the kids. She found out quickly that it was an impossible task. But, the picture of the kids at the top was a lucky shot!