Thursday, December 3, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

We had family pictures taken a couple weeks ago, the 1st professional ones we've EVER done just of our family! It was way overdue and so much fun. My friend Heather Jones has a photography business and she took them for us. (Notice her button on the right-hand side of the page, go check her out she's awesome!!) We are going to start doing this every year, kids grow and change so fast we need to keep up on that. Enjoy and let us know what you think! Oh, and they were taken at Union Station in Ogden and the surrounding area. There are so many cool backgrounds around there.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Halloween is one of my favorite times of the year, it's so fun to take the kids trick-or-treating and watch how excited they get. Jackson had me practice with him a few days before, just to make sure he got it right :) This year Jack was Spiderman and Peyton was a bear, they looked so cute. My sister Hilary and her kids came with us, and my parents came out with us as well and everyone had such a great time.

We were shocked to only have 3 trick-or-treaters come to our house, and 2 were our neighbors! I know we live kind of out of the way, but we thought for sure kids would find us if there was candy involved! We just kept the candy we bought to give out, so that was ok, but it's always fun to see what all the other kids are dressed up as. Oh well, maybe next year!


As promised, here's our carved pumpkins - I think they turned out great! Josh's is the haunted house, mine is the 'trick-or-treat', Jack's is the little monster, and Peyton's is the happy jack-o-lantern. We had so much fun and Jackson just loved that he had his very own pumpkin. This time of year is so fun!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

We went to a local pumpkin patch the other day to get some pumpkins to carve for Halloween. Jackson had been talking it about for days and was so excited to get to pick out any pumpkin he wanted. We weren't thinking ahead and bought them too early to carve right away. We want them to still be good for Halloween so we're waiting till next week to actually carve them. For now they are just cute decorations on our porch steps! I'll post some more pics once we actually carve them!

At the little farm we went to they had old farm tools that Jack thought were so cool, those are the things he is standing in front of. Peyton was there too, of course, but she was sleeping so she didn't get to join in on the picture taking.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Happy Birthday, Leah!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my girl Leah. We have been friends forever and I love her so much! I have so many funny memories of her and I growing up, ahh the good old days. Happy Birthday, friend!! (This picture is so old, but it's the only one I can find at the moment.)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Happy Birthday, Amanda!!

Today is Amanda's birthday, she is one of my very best friends! I love you, darlin', have a great day! Funny memory just for her: 'You'll never believe what I just did!!' Love you!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Peyton's Blessing

We blessed Peyton on 09/12/09 and it was so great! Lynlee and Gunnar came down and Rorke was blessed that same day, it was fun to be able to do that together. Family and friends came from all over to be there and we appreciate all the love and support!! It was a great day and Josh did an awesome job. I'll post more pictures when I get them.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

We will never forget...

Sept 11, 2001 was such a scary day for me, I hope I never have to feel that way again. I remember I was getting ready for school when the 1st plane hit the Twin Towers and I was watching when the 2nd plane hit. It was truly terrifying, before that 2nd plane hit no one knew what was really going on. As soon as that happened it became apparent it was much more than just an accident.

I hope we never take for granted our freedom, and all those who give their lives to ensure it. This post is in memory of all those who lost their lives that day.

I took the above picture in July 2001 when I visited NYC with my cousin. I didn't realize that it would become more than just a tourist photo, but a reminder of what used to be and how much our country has changed since that day.

Friday, September 4, 2009

5 Years!

Josh and I celebrated our 5 year anniversary yesterday, I can't believe it has already been that long! My parents watched the kids while we went out to dinner and it was great to have some alone time (thanks so much Mom and Dad!!).

Josh I love you so much, it's amazing how much love can grow in 5 years! You are an incredible husband and father. Thank you for being such a great provider, you are the best. These last 5 years have been wonderful and I can't wait for the next 5! Love you!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Growing Like a Weed

Peyton had her 4 month checkup the other day and she is getting so big! She weighed 13.5 lbs and was 26.75 inches long. Her weight is in the 50th percentile, and her length puts her in the 95th! I knew she was growing but I didn't expect her to be so tall. She's developing perfectly and doing all that she's supposed to. We love our little nugget!

Friday, August 28, 2009

Home Sweet Home

We moved to our new house in Clearfield on July 18 and we love it! These pics are from when we were first looking at the house so it looks a little different now. I'll post more when we have it all decorated.

The yard after Josh mowed
Master Bedroom
Family Room
Dining area, looking into Family Rm
Pantry and where the fridge is now
Living Room
Living Room, different view

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oh Baby!

Congrats to Keith & Heather Bradford on baby Carsen and to Kent & Krista Johnson on baby Rindee!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our Little Stinkers

Here are some newish pictures of the kids taken at random places out and about.