Tuesday, October 6, 2009

General Conference

We loved listening to conference, it's always so uplifting and inspiring. (When we can hear!) I always think I can do everything afterward, then reality sets in and I yell at the kids. But it's always a great boost! My favorite was Elder Holland. (If that's ok to have a favorite!) What an amazing testimony of the BOM. It's such an inspiring book. I feel like it forces me to do good whenever I consistently read from it! Anyway, we decided to "pitch our tent" to the Prophets so we could listen better. I'm not sure that the kids were more reverent but it was fun and they did pretty good! Here are some pictures of our tent!

By Saturday afternoon we'd had all we could handle of listening with kids running around so we decided to go up over the Alpine Loop and listen to conference in the car. (The kids can't run around strapped down!!) Our radio cut out for part of it, but all in all, it was a really fun outing! The leaves are beautiful and we stopped to take a few pictures! Here are some highlights.

Shane and I trying to keep warm!
Cole not so happy about being in the car!
Someone was kind enough to take our picture for us!

Here is a picture that Derik took for his contest at school, "Beauty Is..." I think it's a beautiful picture!
We lost Shane about half way over the mountain! It was a much needed nap for all of us in such close quarters!

Ky and I had to find a "pretty red" tree to take our picture in front of!

She is such a cutie!

Here is Cole as king of the Rock!
We really had a fun time. Derik took tons of pictures! It was an adventure to remember!

Friday, May 15, 2009

Our Resident American Idol

Cole loves American Idol. I'm afraid to say that I think he has chosen Adam to emulate. Here is his audition.

Shane can walk!

Shane is walking! He started to walk when Grandma Lu and Grandpa Rik came out for spring break, but was only taking one or two steps and then falling. He got so sick with pneumonia that he was too weak for a while to walk, now he's back and walking sooo cute! He's off balance all the time but manages to keep going! Here's a little glimpse...

Kylie's show!

Here's another fun thing that Kylie did that I missed blogging about. She got to perform at a BYU gymnasts meet with her gymnastics team! She is quite the little gymnast!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Gabe's First Paycheck

Gabe checked the mail everyday for several weeks until he finally got his first pay check! Here he is wanting to rip into it but posing for me so I can get a "before" shot!

Here's the check. He is still confused why it isn't exactly 100.00. He is not a fan of taxes!

He has since gotten another paycheck and has "worked" a total of three recording sessions! He loves it. We've managed to open a CD for him and have most of his money in there. He understands that if he waits a long time to spend it, he'll have more to spend! For those of you who don't know what his "work" is, he is helping the church to record scripture stories! I'll send you all the link when it goes "public"!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Missed Birthdays

While I've been "away" from blogging we had two birthdays. Miss Kylie turned 5 and had a purse party, and Cole turned two and had a fire truck party. Here are a few of the highlights!

Kylie showing off her purse! It was fun to make.

Hmm what shall I wish for....

Here's a closer look at the cake. We had to experiment a bunch in order to get her name on it. She loved the way it turned out. I'll try some different things next time to attach letters!

Here is Cole with his fire truck cake. He loved it.

Cole was the cutest thing opening presents. He got a BYU tee-shirt and shorts and absolutely loved them.

He had to have them put on right away. He got sooooo excited opening everything!
He loves his scooter.
Look out Tiger!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Leftover Cake Anyone?

We had delicious cake tonight at Nonna's and Kylie brought her's home. When she was done she threw her plate away in the garbage. Sam and I were in the living room and Shane was crawling around. His latest thing is to dig things out of the garbage to see what treasures he can find. Well tonight he hit the jackpot! Here he is enjoying his spoils! Yummy chocolate cake! Needless to say he had to take a tub!!!

I'm back (hopefully I'll be a little more consistant!)

Okay, so I got overwhelmed at Christmas and just decided that the whole blog thing was too much. But, I have so many fun pictures and things that we have experienced in the last few months that I decided to start this up again. I miss seeing what's going on with everyone else too so I'm going to try to repent and keep this up a little better and check out what's new with all of you.