Sunday, November 16, 2008

Meet baby Belle!

We had the privledge of going to the hospital and meeting my newest niece, Belle. Mike's youngest sister, Mamie, just had her baby last week. She is just beautiful! So many fun memories when you see a brand new baby! Mamie and Belle
The kids had fun holding her, and they did a great job.
Charly especially loves babies. She'll be a great big sister someday(no that is not an announcement)

Mike's holding her in the football hold......Go long!!
She is so tiny, you forget how little those babies are!
Congratulations to Mamie and Oliver on there first baby girl!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Trick or Treat!

Our cute little bunny!The Ninja and Spiderman Charly was just a little slow to stay up with the boys, so Dad was the lucky one to carry her around. She loved the trick or treating, and couldn't believe that she could go to another house to get candy. She kept wanting to stay at one house and take more candy from their bowl.

and they're off.......for more!

Birthday Breakfast

We might have to reconsider this "breakfast" birthday thing.
My kids might kill me later on for taking these beautful pictures of them bright and early.
Not lookin so alive here. Still trying to wake up. trying to hide his smile as we sing him Happy Birthday. this is what we call the "monkey blow"holy cow--
I've got 2 monkeys--it's got to be the ears I guess!
Drake seems to think his nickname is "monkey" and now I know why!Once again, not so sure if Charly will be too excited about this morning picture.
Happy Birthday Wesley!

Party with Pals

Wesley has the lucky birthday of Halloween!
He turned 5 this year! He had a little party with some of his
friends the day before his birthday.
He was so excited about every present! Thanks to all who came!

We were so glad to be outside for the party.
It was the greatest weather with only a little
breeze which made it a bit difficult to keep the candle lit.
Charly and Jocelyn really enjoyed the cupcakes, I think they were the only ones.
They were super messy, but they looked really cool!

The gang
Afton(cousin), Max, Jeni(cousin), Tyler, London, Charly, Jocelyn
Wesley, Cooper, Andrew, Soren, Spencer, and Tate

The 3 little pumpkins

He we are --gearing up for the big holiday! Halloween!
Dad is working on a masterpiece with his 2 little helpers.

Charly's Kitty
(yes it is a cat, you probably can't tell because I actually carved this one)

Wesley's Jack-O-Lantern
Drake's Ghost in the graveyard

Got them all lit up!

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Jr. Buffs

The Jr. Buffs had there final game this season. And boy was it freezing! They were all really good sports and hung in long enough to get their trophy(which was definitely the highlight).
There was much improvement from the first game and they even had their first pass completion.

Drake was pretty lucky to have his own Dad for his coach. Hopefully the Jr. Buffs will be back next season!


We finally gave in and cut the hair. Wesley's hair was getting just a little out of control. We loved our little surfer dude, but we really love..............
the new do!!!!!
lookin' pretty handsome!

my 3 little munchkins

Thursday, September 25, 2008


Welcome to the Top of Utah Marathon. I --along with my brother, John, and my sister Holly, ran our first marathon last weekend. It was quite the experience, one that I'll never forget. I can't quite say that it was everything I expected. It was definitely a lot harder than I thought. I had a goal in mind to finish in a certain amount of time, and once I knew there was no way to achieve that, I was just hoping to finish. The race was beautiful, the first 14 miles were down through blacksmith fork Canyon in Logan, UT. It was the easiest 14 miles of my life. And then came the end....

Here in these first couple pictures were just some of my supporters when I came out of the canyon. It was such a great feeling to see all of them. The weather couldn't have been better, nice and cool, and a few sprinkles here and there, and then followed was a beautiful rainbow as we came out of the canyon!
Blake and Jaclyn(Mike's sister)--my sister Sarah--and My Dad and Mom
Halle, Natalie(Mike's sister), Luke and TylerThis is my brother John, as he came out of the canyon..looking good bro!(It was even his birthday and he ran it. he had a t-shirt his wife made
for him that said..Today is my birthday, so let me win!-I think he had a big group of runners circle him while they were all running and sing Happy B-day--how nice is that!)
I was feeling pretty good at this point, notice I was still smiling

some of my support team(I don't know what I would have done without them!!!! Thanks so much for being there guys!)
my cute little niece, Halle
This is when I was about to fall over, and of course they put a hill right before the end. Well it may not look like a hill to most of you, but when you're on mile 25 it's HUGE!!! Thanks to my sweet hubby Mike, and my brother-in-law, Brandon, who ran up the hill with me trying to give me encouraging words, but I totally ignored them and wasn't very nice. I was about to die!

need I say smiles here!(mile 26)

coming in to the finish, I found some bit of energy left to
sprint(well at least I thought I was, even though I probably wasn't)
Couldn't even feel my legs here--totally numb!
Finally, then END!!!!!!
I couldn't believe how tired I was, it took everything inside of me
to make it to this sign, and boy did I wish it had come earlier.
But I did it---I FINISHED, and that was all that mattered!!!

just making sure I could breathe and was still alive...

taking it all in, after I had some food in me, I felt much better!

My cutest sister, Holly. She did so great, I was so proud of her and she didn't even act like it was hard, she had a strong race and felt great the whole way, maybe I should find out her secret! Way to go HOLL!

This was me and my siblings standing on the podium that we officially finished the TOU Marathon! What a great accomplishment, it was our first and maybe our last....who knows?This was some of my fans...they were awesome. The best feeling of in the race is when you see a familiar face cheering you on and telling you that you can do it, it was so great to have them there--I couldn't have finished without them! It was so fun to have most of my family together! They all had fun making fun of us 3 as we limped around the house and pretty much hobbled up and down every step. I felt like my muscles were going to blow up they were so tight and I couldn't move, I've never been so sore in my life---wow what an experience! Sounds fun-huh? I'm sure I've convinced every one who has even thought about running a marathon to think twice, but it's really not as bad as you think, I might have just been a little more wimpish than most of you out there... but best of luck to all of you future marathoners!!
Here are my 3 brothers, Glen, John, and Eric. We never have any pictures of the boys, so we thought we would snap a shot of them all together. What great brothers I have..I love you guys!