Monday, December 27, 2010

Family Pictures.....

I LOVE getting Family Pictures..... even though it is the most stressful day ever! We were running out of time and Grammy was nagging (daily) that she needed some updated pictures of all the grandkids so we met my sister up in Hidden Springs to have her snap a few shots. I was so happy that we were able to get some good pictures.... we only had 30 min, in the snow, Tyler complaining that her feet were getting wet, Tanner could not leave the snow alone, Allie didn't want to rock her sister, Kole crying because his hands were cold (but couldn't stop picking up snow) and Hannah was not happy! What a day.......but my sister did a fantastic job so it was worth it.

Here is my favorite picture of all the cousins.....

Sunday, December 26, 2010


We have LOVED all this snow we have had this year.... the kids even had a snow day and got to stay home from school! They had so much fun playing in the back yard making a snowman and igloo (with Daddy Dustin's help)

After 2 years of snowboarding we thought it might be fun for the kids to try skiing so they "practiced" in our back yard. They were bored after 10 min....

One afternoon we met up with Brad and Vanessa and found a little spot just South of Boise to do some sledding. There wasn't as much snow as we hoped for but it was nice to get out of town and the dad's hooked a tube behind the four-wheeler and pulled the kids.

Tyler's Birthday Party....

I can't believe Tyler is 9!!! I was a little sad. I started thinking that she is half way to 18..... I am not ready for her to grow up yet. This year she invited a few of her best girlfriends and we had a Fashion Show Party with a Mani/Pedi station, hair, and make up. Then the girls were able to make a scrapbook of the night (Courtesy of Grammy for suppling all the material.... pre-cut and all) It was so much fun to watch her and her freinds pose and walk the runway. In between stations Vanessa and I watched the girls dance to Justin Beiber. What a party......

Sunday, November 21, 2010


So just as I finished the Vikingman Duathlon (and swore I was never running again) I had a call from a couple girlfriends that they wanted me to race with them in Vegas. There was 12 of us girls running a relay of 195 miles through Vegas in 24 hours..... nonstop. I only ran 13 miles (there was a lot of uphill) but it was a whole lot harder than I thought. We were in 2 vans (very little room) so it was a lot of eating and no sleep. I don't know if I will ever be able to eat wheat thins again?!?! I think the best part was getting to spend some time with the girls and exploring Vegas. I also got to eat In & Out for the first time. Lot's of firsts for me on this trip and I still crack up looking at the pictures from our crazy weekend.


This Halloween was the BEST Halloween ever.... We carved pumpkins, had a HUGE Halloween party for the kids, Trunk-or-Treated at the church and a little more Trick-or-Treating around the neighborhood. We still have a ton of candy!
3 hours with 43 kids was CRAZY but we had a blast!!! We played games, danced, told ghost stories, and ate LOTS of candy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


YAY!!! It's official!!! We have been approved!!! NOW.... all we need is a baby! :) So I am pretty sure EVERYONE knows that we started the Adoption process and after 10 months of A TON of paperwork we are officially ready for Birth Mom's to view our profile. For everyone who isn't familiar with the process of LDS Adoption Services.... we are approved but have to be chosen by a Birth Mom. The average wait is around 2 years so we are hoping all of our friends and family will keep us in mind and help in passing our information along. We are so excited to be this far and anxiously wait for the day we can bring home a baby.

To view our Adoption Info log onto and our Profile ID 24630594 or search by our names.

Football...Football... & MORE Football....

It's that time of year again....!!!! FOOTBALL!!! Tyler cheered again for an Optimist Football team and is still loving cheer more then anything which is a good thing because they bumped practice up to 3 nights a week (6 hours) and she was one busy little girl. Tanner played Flag football this year and he has decided that he loves to play Center even though the Coach said he makes a better Tight End. (I still don't know what either of those positions are) He loved learning new plays and loves to "fake" a pass. We have enjoyed every Saturday out at the fields and cheering them on!