Friday, December 17, 2010

Quick Catch-up before Christmas Craziness!!!

We have had horrible, horrible, computer luck the last few months. We are finally up and running - sort of - we are missing some pictures, having hard drive and sound issues, but we'll get it all figured out eventually. I had to post something before all of the excitement of the holiday overwhelms us. But now I must go pack. We are leaving to CA in less than 2 hours.

DECEMBER - so far....
Decorating helpers

Tate lost his second tooth. He pulled it out himself and was so proud!

Cutest reindeer EVER!!

Enjoying an 80 degree December day at the zoo.

Tate totally rocked his Christmas concert and even had a special dancing part.

Sleeping Beauty

Tate had another successful soccer season.

Jack had an unfortunate fall-in. Supposedly he was washing his hands!?

Marie ran the St. George Maraton improving her time by 40 min from her first marathon.

We let our kids play at Amazing Jakes from midnight til 3AM for the Stratton family reunion.

We had a blast at the State Fair enjoying the demolition derby, greasy food, dirty petting zoo, crazy rides - always so much fun!

Halloween Fun at the Ward Party.

Labor Day Camping trip - which gets bigger and better every year. This year with McDowells, Lintons, Mortensens & Roundys. 50 plus happy campers!!

Jack started his second year of preschool. This year with Ms. Kerry.

Joslyn is a total climber. She climbs up onto everything!

Socks on hands = fun, then confusion, then frustration!

Tate started 2nd grade and LOVES his teacher Mr. MacLay who is in our ward, lives around the corner, and whose son is one of Tate's best buddies.

Joslyn wants to do it herself!

We spent a weekend at the AZ Grand Resort for Lots of fun and WATERSLIDES!!!

Yes - that is a bite mark on Joslyns forehead - it happened at the gym.

Tate hosts his first lemonade stand - total earnings - 50 cents.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010


What does 26.2 miles feel like?
Will I do it again? ABSOLUTELY!!!!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

BEWARE: Major Update!!!

Nothing like playing in the irrigation in your underwear at Grandmas!

We went Memorial Day camping and had a blast as usual. Joslyn wasn't walking yet, but I decided to try not to think about how dirty she was and just let her go for it. She was absolutely filthy,but so happy! The kids are such happy campers and loved playing in the leftover snow and catching tadpoles in the pond (we actually still have one of them - I don't think it's ever going to turn into a frog).

Jack graduated from his first year of preschool - one more to go. He had such a fun year with all his buddies at Busy Bee's Preschool and we LOVED Miss Nicole!!

First swim of the summer at Aunt Janet's pool. Joslyn wasn't too sure, but now she loves it!

Jack turned 4!! We opened presents that morning and that evening we had a fun water T-ball party at the park with some of our favorite friends. Jack is bubble gum obsessed right now so he HAD to have gum for a present and gum on the cake - he really didn't care about anything else. Aunt Katie made the AWESOME spaceship cake - with LOTS of gum - it was so fun! And grammy gave him the king size dark chocolate candy bar - he was in HEAVEN. Jack has a major sweet tooth (wonder where he got that from?)!

John and I both got to girls camp again - and again it was WONDERFUL! We were the smallest ward with only 9 girls and 4 leaders - but with such a small group we had a close bond and the girls were wonderful to eachother!

Tate FINALLY lost his first tooth. He thought he was never going to. He was the only first grader at his school who hadn't lost one. I told him it's because he takes such good care of them! He was so excited for the tooth fairy to come that she had to wait until after midnight to deliver the cash!

All the kids had their first boat trip to Canyon Lake with the Kerbys. We had an awesome time and they all loved riding on the tube. We even took the little girls on a ride. Joslyn HATED the life jacket - she could hardly move. Otherwise we had a blast!!

I think this pic is hilarious! I don't know what happened, but I love how Allison and I have the exact same expression and wave going on - too funny.

We got to enjoy the 4th fireworks at the Diamondbacks game with the Petersons. It was a sad game (D-backs lost BIG time), but an awesome fireworks show!

Playing the Wii in his undies - blackmail.