Monday, November 10, 2008

My 30th Birthday!

The Royal Wax Museum
On the Ferry.

Daryl surprised me on my 30th Birthday with a weekend getaway to Victoria, B.C.


Homecoming fall of "08
Here are the pictures everyone has been waiting for. Sorry it took me so long. Breanna and Brad getting ready to leave for the homecoming dance. Isn't she the cutest ?

Do the Puyallup!

First Prize scarecrow.

First Day of School!

Bayley Started 5th grade this year.

RubyMae Started Preschool.

Max started 1st Grade.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Saying Goodbye

My little sister Sharsti left for college. I am going to miss her visits (who will eat my fruity pebbles now? I can't feed them to my kids?)and of course babysitting. My kids love and adore her. I am so proud of all her accomplishment. I will keep her in my prayers and hope she lasts more than one semester at BYU Provo without getting engaged. Ha Ha...

Girls Camp 2008

We had great weather for girls camp. I spent as much time as possible down at the river.
On the third day girls were getting pretty tired. I found them sleeping during free time just about everywhere.
Some of my girls I had first years and two YCL's. Back to front: Alex, Katie, Leah, Erika.
Carlene and I. We were tent mates. She is probably the most famous Mormon I know. She writes amazing cook books. She gave me "Beyond Oatmeal" and I have used it all week. Yumm-O.

The Lake

Two of my three younger and beautiful sister. Sharsti and Leah.
The best part of the Lake. Aunt Sarah's Cheetos puffs! Yummy!

Floaty train.

Zoo Time

Group picture. Back row: RubyMae, Emma, Sadie, Bayley. Bottom row: Isaiah, Max, Isaac.
Dressed like twins. I kept getting them mixed up all day.
Shark Tank
Isaac and Max giving Isaiah all needed info on being a boy.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Girls Camp 2008

I am off to Girls Camp wish me luck! I should have some fun pictures when I get back. Hopefully Daryl and the kids will survive.

Monday, July 28, 2008


Bayley, Daryl and Max excited to ride the hand glider.
On the hand glider.
Maxwell & RubyMae
Bayley and Max on the scrambler.
Last week Daryl took a vacation day in the middle of the week to go to Wildwaves with us. We all had a great time. Ruby pushed her way onto big slide and without a life jacket. I caught up to her just in time to see the lifeguard pull her out of the water. Needless to say I was a little upset. We spent the rest of the time in the wave pool.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Mud Mountain Dam

RubyMae, Emma, Bayley
Sadie, Max, Isaac
This was a really cool park we went to a couple of weeks ago. It had 4 different play structures. The wading pool was a little cold. The kids had a blast. It is a bit of a drive but the scenery is so worth it. Normally there is a hike that takes you down to the white river I think. On this day it was closed.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Dragon Kisser

This week our favorite neighbors/cousins are out of town visiting family. We miss them. We even miss the fun stories Sadie writes on notebook paper in three different colors. She is a couple years younger than Bayley but her sweetness makes up for the age difference. I thought I would share with you the most recent installment of the Sadie Chronicles.
It doesn't have a title so I will entitle it "Dragon Kisser"

Once apoun at time there was captin Bayley. and She fed horses. and even had one that had long silkey hair and her skin was all wight her hoofs was silver and eyes of a rainbow! She ran faster then the wind! Well she as the captin horse girl she was as tired as a dead branch. So she went to sleep and forgot all about her horse named marubell in fact she forgot so much that she forgot to feed her! the horse was sad and hungry! but mostly hungry so she ran way! and disappeared into the forest. Wene Bayley wokeup she relized that she forgot that she had to feed her horse! She ran into the woods. but she got stuck in these vines! Lucky she had sissors. She took the sissors and cuted the vines of and ran some more. but then she ran into a dragon Bayley held as prisoner she thought and thought then she thought of something! She asked the dragon to come near her and Kiss!!! She kissed the dragon good night. And the keys tumbled by and she unlocked herself with a blink of an eye and she was out! of prison then she finally found the horse and they lived happily ever after!!!

Saturday, July 12, 2008


I know. I am having a hard time choosing a background. I really like this one. I will probably keep it. Sorry if you think I am random. It takes me a few weeks to decide I don't like something.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

One nation under God

The Fourth of July has to be one of my favorite holidays. Of all the wonderful freedoms that I enjoy in this country, my most precious is freedom of religion. It didn't always come easy in this nation. I will never forget the sacrifices my ancestors made for my family. So on Independence day we always start the day off with a ride in my Grandpa's model-t Ford. He has it decorated with flags. The kids all jump in and ride around the block from sun up to sun down. Wishing
everyone a Happy Fourth of July.

This year we camped on Grandma & Grandpa Reed's property. They treated us to a BBQ and smores. The Reed's are serious about BBQ. It included 9 cases of pop. 4 different yummy meats to choose from and lots of other fantastic side dishes.
Max and Morgan and Grandpa Reed. Max's face looks like he is thinking "did you just see what Grandpa handed us?" Ruby fell asleep before the sun went down so she missed out on fireworks this year. We got up the next morning and had blueberry pancakes and bacon. Daryl always cooks when we are camping so I felt extra special being able to sit and eat with the kids.

Bayley with her cousin Keira. Keira is only 2 1/2 but is as tall as Ruby! She followed Bayley around most of the time. If Bayley sat down Keira insisted on being on her lap. I think Bayley was a little flattered by all the attention.

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Just Mommy and Me

Bayley and I went on a hike and picnic lunch. It was planned by her Activity Day leader. The girls had to help make the lunch. Bayley did a great job on my lunch. She made me a ham sandwich with two pieces of provolone cheese! And lots of lettuce. Yum, Yum. She was very fun to hike with. We did the Fitness treks trail. All along the way were different stations to do various exercises. I had so much fun . Bayley is so fun to hang out with. What a fun young woman she is becoming. Bayley's favorite books growing up were the "Little Critters" . They have very few words on each page. I would read them to her over and over until she had them all memorized. When someone would come over, she would get out her books and "read". So I thought Just Mommy and Me was a great title for our hike.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Maxwell Is Seven!!!

Max had a Star Wars Lego Birthday party this year. Complete with a Darth Vader Pinata Head.
I got up early to make cupcakes with thumb fighters and Lego gummies on top. For some reason they didn't turn out. So I just threw together this cake. It looks pretty wild. Max really didn't care. He had fun the whole day.

Some of Max's friends in Darth Vader masks.
Max got some great gifts. This is a really neat Indiana Jones game. It is just like the new movie.

Monday, June 30, 2008

The Lake

Alecia and Marcus. My all weather lake friend. We go to the Lake every Friday rain or shine. It sounds pretty crazy. We have been in all weather and always have a great time.
RubyMae and Emma. Two very hot babes. RubyMae is always the first one in the water and the last one out. This week I had to bribe her with McDonald's fries so she would get out of the lake.


Here are a few of the pictures I snapped at the park at Deep Lake. We love this park it is never very crowded. Bayley and Sadie
Max and Isaac
Baby Ethan
Bayley being attacked by Ethan
We found a field of wildflowers. The kids loved playing in them.