Friday, December 25, 2009

Christmas '09 Pics

We had a great Christmas this year. Grandparents Tracy stayed the night and opened presents with us. We had a great breakfast, French toast casserole and oh yea... the presents.

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Oh Christmas Tree!

It was Ash's turn to put the star on the tree. She kept thinking that Jeff was going to drop her. We had fun decorating the tree. All the kids helped, even Kenyon. We'll wait to see tomorrow how many of the ornaments Kenyon pulls off.
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Sunday, November 22, 2009

Jeff's 35!

Jeff's birthday was fun cause he actually let me make a little bit of a fuss over him. We went to a friend's daughters birthday and she had a topsy turvy cake. Jeff said I want one of those. So one of those is what he got. It was a lot of fun to make.

We celebrated by having family and friends over. Jeff got the Star Trek movie and an electric razor from us, a bag of chocolate chips from Jill and family, a book on cd from mom, and $$ to buy a new tool from several family members. Happy Birthday Babe.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Gilbert Days Fun Run

The two oldest and I had the opportunity to run in the Gilbert Days Fun Run. Logan is in the running club at school and really enjoys it. I think next year we will have to get Jeff to run too. Here we are before the race.
This is Logan and a friend from school.

Me and Kenzie "running".

The kids' favorite part of the race, afterward when they got to eat Chik-fila and drink Jamba Juice. Thanks mom and dad for coming and watching the littles so we could enjoy!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A 5 year old Google Search result

Your search - nikgyonr - did not match any documents.

Any guesses on what Kenzie was searching for?

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Weekend Fun

Jeff found out about a small balloon festival they were having at Anthem in Florence. We decided to take the kids for free food, balloons, and fun. We first rode the shuttle, a double decker bus, to the event and decided to enjoy a free BBQ meal for lunch first before doing any of the other things. Soon after we finished eating It started pouring so our fun ended before it really started. Did you know that they can get a free Krispy Kreme doughnut for every A. I happened to have the kid's report cards in the car so we headed there.
As you can see the older kids were very tired.

After we enjoyed our sweet treats we took the kids to Toys R Us to have a look around. We ended up having a good day minus a few balloons.

Monday, November 09, 2009

Week in Review

Monday - Started potty training Ashleigh. Not much success.
Tuesday - Continued training. Wondering why I thought I could do this. Talked with a friend who gave me some advise. Seems to be working.
Wednesday - Only 1 accident all day! And she is coming to me and telling me when she has to go.
Thursday - Again only 1 accident. Went #2 on the potty!
Friday - Made it through a whole day accident free. What a girl. Cranky in the evening goes to bed without dinner.
Saturday - Wakes up at 2:30 the next morning to go potty, decides she's hungry, eats, too awake to sleep, stays up till 5:00. Then Kenyon wakes at 5:30. Not much sleep for mom. Souper Saturday for mom. Dad home with kids and Ashleigh did great. 6pm she ended up with fever of 102.9.
Sunday - Still feverish. All day can't get it to come down 10:30pm it hits 104.6. I call the doctor who says as long as it stays below 105 we are ok but get her into the doctor in the morning. Jeff rides the couch, Ashleigh sleeps in bed with mom. Neither of us get much sleep.
Monday - 8:15 go to the doctor. He takes a swab to run test = swine flu. Get prescription, cancel preschool for the week, keep her away from others for 5-7 days. Pray and hope that it ends with her and doesn't go through the rest of the kids.

Friday, November 06, 2009


This year we had a Rubik's cube, a princess, 2 mermaids, and a fish.


We went to Scnepfs farms.


Kenyon was too little to ride most of the rides so he hung out.


Logan and Kenzie loved the roller coaster.


Ashleigh not so much.


The kids had a costume parade at the school.

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On Halloween night we went to some friends house for dinner and trick or treating. Ashleigh was in a mood and wouldn’t let me get a picture of her.

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One of the cul-de-sacs set up a haunted house. 


Logan had fun but not Kenzie.


Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Family in Mexico 09

We had the opportunity to go down to Mexico again with some of our friends in the ward.  It was a much needed vacation and we had a blast.

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Our campground.

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Beach Bum Ashleigh!

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Kenyon and Kenzie had a great time pulling each other on the boogie board.  How cute are they??

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We ate ice cream bars, burritos and tamales on the beach.

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Logan loved digging big holes in the sand and playing catch with dad.

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Kenyon loved splashing around in the tide pools.

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Ashleigh and “nana” LaDawn  using sparklers.

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Logan with a sparkler.

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My favorite picture of Kenzie this trip.

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Susie (Ashleigh’s other mom) Ladawn and “big” Ashley and our kids.

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The aquarium where we got to touch and feed sea turtles.

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Banana boating on the ocean is so much fun!


Quading in the sand dunes is a Mexico must!


Yummy Chicken Place we went for dinner.

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My favorite part of the trip.  Early morning walks on the beach with my family.  It’s heaven.  Mexico 019

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Friday Night Fun

We got a new tent for our Mexico trip. The kids were excited to try it out. So Friday we set it up in the backyard and had a camp out! The tent is great, big enough for 2 queen mattresses, pack and play, and still has room for our "stuff". It's tall enough for Jeff to stand upright, which is great. Can't find many tents that allow for his height.