Thursday, September 4, 2008

4 Months Old


The girls and I drove up to Snowbird ski resort on Labor Day and went to Octoberfest. They danced to the funny German music, even did the Chicken dance, ate cotton candy, watched some juggling, and got balloon hats. It was a beautiful day and the mountains were gorgeous. It made us excited for Yellowstone. We leave tomorrow!!

Adam was showing me all the cool tools on Adobe Photoshop.

It was a hike from the parking lot to the Fest so we stopped to take some pictures.

Ashley almost fell into the pond behind her while taking this one.

A Summer Tribute

Ashley became an expert this summer at catching and raising grasshoppers. She checked out bug books at the library and did some online research. She quickly persuaded her sister and neighborhood friends to do the same. They spent hours upon hours looking for them, naming them and making bug houses for them. I think at one time I had five bug tupperware and shoe box houses on the front porch. I also attended a few funerals and consoled some tears when some of their favorites perished by way of a shoe or were smashed by the accidental two fingered death grip. She now has made catching grasshoppers a new trend at school. The kids are allowed to keep their bug houses in the classroom and take them out at recess where they show off their favorites. Our favorites were, Love, a tiny pink hued hopper, Friendship, a small white one and then there were the two big hoppers that were found clinging to one another and the girls thought they were making a family so they let them go.

Bree's Party

Just before she blew out her candle.

Opening presents from Bonka and Grandma Sherri.

Daren and Ashley at her Birthday.

Thursday, August 14, 2008


Breanne celebrated her 7th birthday earlier this month. Here are a few pictures of the fun we had at Lagoon water and amusement park. Breanne said, "This is the most fun I've had in my whole life!" Both Bree and Ashley loved the roller coasters! Breanne unfortunately was too short for one or two of them but rode every other one at the park. Ashley screamed at me on one of the scariest rides, "Mom, This is sweeet!!" I found out how scared I am of heights when I got on the Rocket. On this monster of a ride you sit on a little chair, leggs dangling and it slowly goes up up up, then pauses and all of a sudden you drop. On the way up I freaked out and wanted off. Adam was teasing me and Ashley was trying to figure out why I was yelling frantically. At the end of the night, after riding most of the rides we found a little raft ride that takes you through a pitch dark tube and you get soaking wet. Ashley, Breanne and I must have ridden it 5 times because there wasn't a line and it was a blast! The baby was extremely good the whole day and loved looking at the lights and listening to the music. Adam was our park guide because he visited the park as a kid and knew where everything was. He and I enjoyed watching the girls reactions since this is the only amusement park they've ever been too. I can't wait to take them to Disneyland.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Claire's Blessing Day

On Sunday...

(Notice cute little Breanne... being silly like usual. I keep telling her that her eyes will get stuck like that. Haha)

July 13, 2008 baby Claire was blessed by her Daddy. The blessing was beautiful and Claire looked so pretty in the dress my Mom made. We celebrated and enjoyed time with family after the blessing. Kacey did a fantastic job taking pictures!

Monday, July 7, 2008