Friday, March 13, 2009

I love to see the Temple!!

WOW...right! I am finally posting something new!! So just a brief update on our crazy life here in the big town of Orangeville...This week has been a really good week for us! I have realized that I own my kids more credit than what I often give them! On Wednesday we went to the Draper Temple openhouse! That's right...I may actually have surpassed the insanity state...I took them (all 3) by myself!! It was great!! They were incredibly good while we were there, and what a neat experience for them to be able to see where Aunt Jasha and Gary are getting married! Though Tayvi was a bit upset when she realized that she didn't actually get to see them get married there that day... :( But all in all...a successful trip!! We are so blessed...that's all...just blessed!! Here are a few pics (from my phone - hence the super good quality!) of our day at the temple!! ENJOY!!

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Like Mother...Like Daughter!!

Yesterday was quite an adventurous day for Tayvi...
She frequently climbs on the cupboards,
Jumps around on the furniture, and does all
kinds of tricks around the house!
Well, who knew that it would be a time that
she wasn't doing any of those things
that this would happen...
She was getting down from a bar stool...
and slid back too fast...
and went right to the floor,
smacking her chin on the stool on her way down!
We made a little trip to the clinic...
Where Tayvi was really brave!!
She got two numbing shots in her chin...
and only cried on the second one!
Then she got two stitches!
She wouldn't let me hold her hands,
she jerked them away and put them under
her back! I think I had a harder time with
it than she did!! Not fun at all!!
**for those of you who haven't seen my head,
it is covered with scars! The most stitches
I got at one time was 25! Logan says I
have a Harry Potter scar! Too bad I don't have
his magic too!!

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

My Baby is Growing Up!!

Yesterday, Conley was 14 months!And Mom decided that it was time...
For her to let him grow up...a little :)
Conley's First Haircut!!
Isn't he handsome!!
He's such a sweet little guy...
Love you Con-Bon!

Monday, January 5, 2009

Holiday Fun!!

Christmas Time was great!
We had the whole family together!!
This is the "Tayvi Pose" in our
Traditional Family Pajama Picture!!
Logan with his super cool new skateboard!
Now we just have to wait for the snow to melt to test it out!
Tayvi got a Baby Alive that really goes potty!
She was so excited about her "Pee Baby"
Conley thought it would be best if he had
clean teeth before we headed down to open gifts!!
Grandpa Todd is a huge Packers fan!!
For Christmas he thought it would be great to
get the kids all geared up!! Don't they look great! :)

And What is Christmas break without a little

SNOW FUN!! Here are Logan and Grandpa pulling

the sled! And the lucky riders are...

...Tayvi and Mom!! We had so much fun!

I know, I know...I look amazing my snow gear!

You should've seen the moon boots...someday I'll get a picture

of those! :)

Logan got a turn to ride too! He had a great time flying

across the snow! The tracks all over made for some good air time!

Well, there's a brief glimps of our Holiday! All-in-all

we had a great time! Hope everyone else did too!!

And here's to a GREAT NEW YEAR!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008


"Be near me, Lord Jesus.

I ask Thee to stay,

close by me forever,

and love me, I pray.

Bless all the dear children,

in Thy tender care,

and fit us for Heaven,

to live with Thee there."
Today was our choir program in church,

and I am always amazed at how strong

the spirit is when we are singing songs about

our Savior. I am so thankful for this

time of Remember the birth and LIFE

of Jesus Christ, our Savior!

I am thankful to my sweet kids!

They always humor me and let me take a gazillion

pictures of them! This was this morning

in their new Christmas clothes!

Logan is so handsome! He is so thoughtful

and loving! I am thankful for his concern

for me! He is truely an amazing boy!Tayvi is the fire in my life!

She is a constant ball of energy to

which there is no end...and I LOVE IT
Conley is growing up!

It makes me sad to see my baby so big!

He is always so happy and

is always willing to give me loves!
Merry Christmas!!

Friday, December 19, 2008

All Aboard!!

"Well, are you coming..."
The little boy replied, "Where?"
"Why, to the North Pole of course. This is the
That's right, we got to go on the Polar Express!
My kids were sooo excited!
Of course, so was I!
Me, Tayvi, Jasha, Logan,
Grandma Nadene and Conley
The kids thought it was great that they got to wear their jammies,
just like on the movie!!

Our Sweet Ride...

I loved being able to have this experience with my kids!

They get so excited over every little detail!
Just getting to ride on a real train was a thrill!!
The kids got to meet Mrs. Clause!
She came aboard and gave everyone her
special cookie recipe!
As she was coming aboard the train,
Tayvi looked over at us and said,
"Oh, she's so cute!"
Then as she came towards us,
Tayvi said to her,
"Hey, where's your honey?"
She's so cute!
Next was Santa!! As you can see, Conley is not a
big fan!! Poor guy! :)
The other two loved him!! They thought
it was the neatest thing that they all
got to have a "Christmas Bell!"
Here's Logan with his special bell!
He went up with the rest of the kids to sing
a Christmas song while they rang their new bells!

Can't you just see the wonder in her eyes!
(and the cookie on her face!) I love it!!

Conley was trying to decide if he liked his bell or not...
He loved the cookies and hot cocoa though!!We had such a fun night together!!
Thanks Jasha and Mom for coming with us!
And thanks to my kids who make Christmas so much
more!! I'm so thankful for them and
their excitement for everything!

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!!

The magic of Christmas is in the air...
Twinkle lights...and messy hair!!
Bright blue eyes filled with wonder...
Something to put the presents under!

A time for cutting ribbons and strings...
She loves to cut most anything!
Such a fun, exciting night...
Remembering Christ as we see the Lights!

Wrap the ribbon 'round the tree...
Stopping to take a picture for me!
Enjoying all the time together...
A memory made, and cherished FOREVER!!
May the true spirit of Christmas be in our hearts as we
remember Our Savior and the Life he lived for Us All!!
Merry Christmas!