Thursday, December 10, 2009


MY FAMILY! We had so much fun over the Thanksgiving holiday! We Turkey Trotted, ate, played Ultimate Frisbee which, I LOVE now! ate, went to the Monterey Aquarium, and ate some more! CHECK out the AWESOME shirts my brother made!! We so want to be like "Dan in Real Life!" This year, we may have pulled it off :) I have so much fun with my family! I miss them.

Monday, November 9, 2009


So, for Ike's birthday I told him we would have a "special" day with just the two of us. Well, he has always wanted to go to Build-A-Bear so I thought I would surprise him. We met his friends Elsa and Vivian at the mall. They were all able to pick out their own animals and they all chose the turkey!!

Ike LOVES his Turkey, Tom! ( Yes,we are VERY original :) ....

and I LOVE Ike!! He is such a sweet little boy! He always makes me smile and just has the funniest personality! This is such a fun age. I cannot believe he is SO big now! HAPPY BIRTHDAY my little Ike! I sure love you!!

Friday, October 16, 2009


The family went to the pumpkin patch for FHE. The kids LOVED the maze and the scary tunnel!! Gretta loved all the little pumpkins and hay. She really did have a great time, even though she is NEVER smiling in the pictures! This is my favorite time of the year! I just wish it would have cooled off for more than a day. Soon enough I am sure. (Oh, I think I need a new camera). Good thing Christmas is right around the corner! (hmmmm....) any one have a suggestion?

Sunday, September 27, 2009


Cole had a very special birthday this year. He turned 8 on Sept. 6th. We decided to make a mini-vaca out of Labor day weekend, so we drove to Utah. We were there for a week and it was so fun to see everyone. It makes living away easier when I can see them every 3 months or so!! Cole decided he wanted to get baptized in Utah. He was so excited to have his cousins there!

Also, our Primary has challenged all eight year olds to pass off their Articles of Faith this year and they would get a HUGE cookie. Well, Cole received his cookie today. So many people stopped him in the hall to congratulate him. They could not believe that he was just baptized and had already passed of his A. of F. I am so proud of him, too. He is so smart and determined. He really is just a sweet boy! I cannot believe he is already eight! The time is flying by!!


Sunday, September 20, 2009


So. I won the contest!! I was so excited because I never win ANYTHING!! Go to face book and see a few of the photos! It was so much fun! Cant wait to see the rest!

Also, WHY can I NOT blog anymore? I used to be so on top of it :( Oh, yeah.... face book! I really need to get back on track! This is my journaling!! Motivation Please!!!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009


Hello everyone! I know it has been a long time since I have posted! Well, I have a contest to win so It will be even longer.... My friend Ally ( from Utah) is having her year photo anniversary. She is amazing and looks like she has been doing this forever. Check her out.... enter in the contest. (She also shoots in S. California) for my cali friends!! She is amazing! See for yourselves.

I will be back sometime soon, I hope to post about our BUSY lives. :)

For some reason the link wont work here, but you can follow the link on the right side :)

Have a good day!

Monday, April 20, 2009


I cannot believe spring break has come and gone! What a busy week we had! Beware of the LONG slide! We just did so much :) We started our break by seeing the movie Monsters vs. Aliens. It was pretty cute. I wish I had a picture of all of us wearing our 3D glasses. We also had our ward Easter egg hunt. It was pretty cute. We had egg races, tosses, and then the hunt. The Easter bunny even made an appearance! For Spring break, all the kids ( mine and Jennifers') got new sunglasses. I did get a pic of that. We all decided to head South on Tues. We stayed in Manhattan Beach. We hit Hollywood Blvd. to see the "stars" . We went to the LA zoo. We matched all the boys to help keep track of them. It worked! We only lost Elsa once! ;) I knew we should have gotten her a yellow shirt too. :) One out of eight is not too bad! Elsa wasnt even worried. She found a new friend. On our last day, we went to the beach. It was a little chilly, but the kids still had fun. The poor Poyers all had the flu. They were still troopers and came to the beach! We had such a great time! I could NEVER live there with that traffic, but it is nice living close enough to visit often. Thanks Poyers for a wonderful spring break! ( Oh, and thanks for the flu too!) Just kidding!! At least ours waited until AFTER the trip! :) At least now I have an excuse for a little after vacation R&R! I just feel so bad for the kids! YUCK!!!!