Wednesday, December 29, 2010


Two of my favorite pictures from Thanksgiving this year:
Mikey found something that was just his size.

Grandpa with two very happy girls.

My boys

Mathew loves following instructions...
as long as they are on paper...
with pictures!

Michael made a new friend on our last trip to Disneyland. This guy was sooo nice, he entertained the kids for hours while we waited for the parade.
My favorite part about having Disney passes is spending time with our friends when they come for Disneyland.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


We went to a fun pumpkin patch.
Getting ready for the corn maze.

Halloween, "but not the real one," according to Mathew. He was looking forward to "the real Halloween, when you trick-or-treat at houses instead of just cars."

This was Emma, earlier in the week, when she still had all her hair. {She cut her own hair}
{And yes, I cried, a little}
She changed her costume 3 times in the morning before her Joyschool halloween party.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Mathew and Emma started Preschool and Joyschool this year.
We all love it.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The Best Summer Ever

This summer we spent lots of days by the pool and took a few trips. We had lots of good times.
For our last big vacation of the summer we camped for a few short days in Yosemite. It was fun to go camping again, but I really miss being able to take day trips to enjoy Yosemite.
Mathew is having a great time, he loves Grandpa.

The girlie girls. They are out numbered by the boys in my side of the family.

River Rafting A bunch of friends from our ward on the second annual river rafting trip.
We are so glad we got to go this year, it was so much fun! We are looking forward to doing it again.

Good Friends
At the beach in San Diego, our most successful beach trip.


We kicked off our summer in an AMAZING cabin in Sundance, Utah with Jon's family. Those mountains are gorgeous. We rode the tram all the way to the top and did a little hiking.

We got some yummy suckers for the kids, just like Jon got when he was little.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Spring Things

I haven't been much for photos lately, but there's this place...

where I wanted to take pictures of them...
but they were acting like this...

until they got to do this...

and then they didn't want to leave.

At least she liked it :)

That was Easter weekend. We had lots of fun Easter parties, too with egg hunts. But, our kids don't really "get" egg hunts yet.

Monday, April 12, 2010


We took our kids to Disneyland for the first time and got passes. They loved it! (Although it doesn't show in this photo).

We forgot the camera! So this is our only photo of the day.
Mathew liked all of the boat rides and running around Toontown.
Emma was mesmerized by the princesses and the castle.
Michael's favorite seemed to be the Buzz Lightyear ride.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010


As crazy as it is, we love having these kids close together.

Sometimes they act like they can't stand to be apart.


This is not what she was wearing when we put her to bed. A few hours after bedtime Emma strutted downstairs, all dressed up.