Kane County Fair

I found an old post that I never put up for some reason. So here is a blast from the past – Our first Kane County Fair, three years ago!   Marion entered the baby contest. Chris got to stand up with her and talk a little bit about Marion and what makes her a…

Brian Head Snow Fort

  We went up to Brian Head for a quick ski and play in the snow day. We haven’t had much time for skiing this year with Chris’ work schedule and the kids’ being sick a lot. We bought an igloo brick maker, so we decided to try it out. James likes the snow only…

Elora’s December Dance Recital

  Elora had a dance recital in December and she was super excited. Here she is with her hair tied up the night before so it would be curly. She thought she would look funny with the scarf around her hair, but then she looked in the mirror and said, “Oh! I look cute!”  …

Crazy Kids in Pots

Our kids love my big pasta pot and often get it out. Sometimes they pretend to cook, sometimes they carry their toys in it, and sometimes they sit inside of it! Funny kids! Elora loves her microscope and often finds small things she wants to look at. We have had fun with it, and she…

Hiking in Zion With the Kids

After a busy day in St. George a while back we stopped to hike in Zion on the way home. Every time I drive through I want to just stop and hike all day, but we are usually on the way somewhere. This time I was really ready to get out of the car and…

February What We Do

James enjoyed going out to mexican food in Arizona. He mostly likes sticking food and ice cubes in his mouth, smiling, spitting, and being a goober. What a cutie! His hair was getting a little long, so Chris started having fun making it stick up. James kept looking at me funny, I think he was…

Chris’ Birthday

For Chris’ birthday he opted for profiteroles instead of a cake. My dad picked up a question mark candle, which we all thought was funny and I was glad not to have to put 33 candles in my pretty profiteroles! Marion helped Chris blow out his candle. James enjoyed his dessert, and just decided to…

Arizona Renaissance Festival

While in Arizona we got to go to the Renaissance Festival. It was really a fun day (but hot!). James liked trying to climb on the stages when we went to watch the shows… Trying out Jacob’s ladder! Oliver really loved all the shows. Out of all the kids I think he really enjoyed the…

Happy Valentine’s Birthday, Oliver!

We went to Uncle David’s house for dinner on Oliver’s birthday (Valentine’s Day). Oliver got some fun cupcakes. He was really excited to celebrate his birthday again. Look at that adorable little boy! When did he get so big? He got a little ring off his cupcake, a whole lot of frosting, and really hyped…

Phoenix Zoo With Friends

We took a really quick trip to Arizona in February, to go to the Gilbert Temple open house. While we were there we met up with my good friend Jacki and her family (I have known Jacki my whole life and how fun that our girls are the same age difference as we are!) Chase…

Oliver’s 6th Birthday Party

Oliver had a Lego birthday party the week before his birthday. We started out by coloring lego people. I just wanted an activity for the kids to do while we waited for everyone to arrive, but this was surprisingly popular with all the kids. We made our own pizzas. Oliver was so excited, he loves…

Christmas with Grandma and Grandpa

We had a second Christmas at home with our bigger presents for the kids and presents from Grandma, Grandpa, and Aunts and Uncles. This collage just shows the large variety of expression we get to enjoy from Oliver whenever he opens gifts.  The best part about our kids is how excited they are to sit…