Tuesday, December 15, 2009


It is about time I posted about our Thanksgiving! We got together with my ENTIRE family for Thanksgiving! We haven't all been together in almost five years!!! We had SOOO much fun! We went to Riverton Wyoming and stayed at my brothers house. We played games (the newlywed game...so fun but it was kind of sad that the newest married couple won!) we ate A LOT, talked, went on a hike, toured the town, went swimming, had a talent show, watched the BYU/UTAH game, played with beads, exchanged Christmas gifts and just enjoyed being together. The only thing I didn't do was take enough pictures, but here are a few:

All the grandkids! (17)

We hiked to this crazy river that goes through those caves and ends up on the other side of the road!

The whole family. :)

Family love.

Grandma and Grandpa with all the grand kids

The three two year olds.

Three things I am SO thankful for!!

Aw, tender moment with Uncle Bart!

Watching the BYU/Utah Game!!!

Grandma and Grandpa handing out Christmas gifts to the grand kids.

For the last three years my Mom (and Dad) have been working on a history book of my Mom side of the family and they finished it right in time for Christmas!!! It is over 500 pages! I am so proud of them for doing this! What an amazing gift! I am so grateful for their hard work, what an amazing thing to have my families life stories all right at my fingertips!
Thanks Mom and Dad!

On the way home we stopped at Martin's Cove. It was so neat to be there. It had an amazing spirit there. We weren't able to walk to the actual cove but we stopped in at the visitors center. The missionary that was there spoke of the sacredness of the cove. What a special experience.

There are so many things I am thankful for this year I could go on and on but I am so thankful for the gospel in my life, my wonderful husband, my sweet kids, all of my family, a good job, and great friends. :)

We are truly blessed.

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I enjoy Halloween more now that I have kids than I EVER have. It is so fun to watch Morgan pretend and watch her get so excited. She was Cinderella this year and for months before I swear any one she talked to she would tell them that she was going to be Cinderella and they she would ask them what they were going to be and if they didn't know she would give them suggestions. Such a funny girl.

Morgan got this kit from her Grandma for her birthday, she had a great time decorating her spooky crispy house.

Morgan pretending to be Princess Cinderella. I made her dress and it is a little big but I guess that gives her room to grow right?

She walked around all night at our ward trunk or treat in these shoes...she is definitely a girl!

Whitney on the other hand wasn't very excited to dress up this year!

Jeff and I went to a Halloween party this year and well, I got so excited putting everyone else's costume together that I forgot about mine. So I ran to Old Navy and grabbed this sweater. (all Halloween stuff was $2!)

Jeff's costume was great, although when we were walking around people we didn't know probably thought he wasn't dressed up! In fact when we went to pick up our girls from my brothers house my little nephew asked my Sister in law who "he" was! :)

A few days before Halloween we got dumped on! I think we got almost two feet of snow! This was just the first day of the snow! (a week later though most of it was melted! I LOVE Colorado snow storms!)

Whitney didn't love playing in the snow but whenever we did go outside she would stick her tongue out to try and catch some snowflakes.

Morgan LOVED playing in the snow (despite the look on her face) and making snow angels. It was a fun week!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Happy Birthday Morgan!

I can't believe Morgan has turned three! I am sure every parent goes through this but it is CRAZY, it happened so fast! She has been SO funny lately...a little pill...but funny!

~ She was going upstairs to our room the other day and Whitney was sleeping on our bed so Jeff was trying to get her attention to stop and she turned around and says, "Easy tiger!"

~ We were driving the other day and Jeff and I were talking and Morgan was just jabbering in the back then she stops and says, "Do you understand Daddy?"

~ She was eating a snack the other day and I asked her if she liked it and she looks at me and says, "This is scrumptious Mommy!"

~ Sometimes she just starts talking and I have no idea what she is saying so I usually say something like I don't understand or what you talkin' about Willis. Anyway, now Morgan when she doesn't get it she usually says, "What cho talkin' bout Willis?"

Anyway, she wanted a castle cake for her birthday and well this is the outcome...

I don't know if I would call it a castle, maybe I could call it the leaning tower of sugar! I am afraid my cake decorating skills are lacking!

Look at that lean! I am surprised it stayed up! haha

Birthday Princess!

She got a new tricycle....we bought this at the beginning of the year on a toy clearance and now I am wondering if I should have just gotten her a small bike instead.

For playgroup we went to a place called Hudson Gardens and it was really pretty especially with all of the fall colors (oh how I LOVE fall!) This is a shot of Whitney and her future husband Aiden :) He is three months younger than Whitney but you would never guess it, just look at those CHEEKS! I love it!

Morgan loved the hay maze!

They had a pretty pathetic pumpkin patch, most of the pumpkins were rotting, but they did have some big ones!

Morgan hanging out with the girls, it doesn't matter how old the kids are she thinks she is just their size. She always goes up to new kids and says, "Hi! I am Morgan, what's your name?" She is our little social butterfly. Lately she is very concerned that everyone has a Halloween costume. Morgan has known what she was going to be for months. So every time we stop and chat with someone including random people at the grocery store or anything she asks them what they are going to be and if they don't know she comes up with a bunch of ideas of what they should be.

She was so funny, she was trying to cross her legs and she just couldn't get them to stay.

Whitney just hanging out, she loves to be in the stroller.

Mommy and the birthday girl. :) She is really a sweet girl and we are so blessed to have her in our lives. We LOVE LOVE LOVE you Morgan!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The Rest of September :)

At the end of September we drove over to Utah. Jeff went to see the BYU football game and came back home the next day and while I went to Idaho for the rest of the week. Here are a few pictures:

Morgan was so excited to wear her "BYU dress"

Whitney would not take her eye off my brothers dog.

We were gone during Jeff's birthday (I know I am an awful wife, I still feel bad) Anyway, I got him beatles rockband for his x-box a few days before his birthday. I did try to celebrate before we left with his favorite meal and I took cupcakes to his softball game. I don't think I want to miss his birthday again.

Morgan rocking out!

Jeff telling his girls thanks for the gift.

While I was in Idaho I got to see a lot of old friends, too bad I forgot to take pictures with all of them!!! This is my good friend Noelle who is an AMAZING mom and expecting baby number FOUR! :)

This is mine and Jeff's good friend Nicole. We were all friends in college and without her there may have been no Jeff and Kim :) Thanks Nicole! ;)

My sweet Mom and Dad.

Morgan was in heaven, Grandma let her have all the popsicles she could eat!

My mom makes the best wheat bread! So we watched her make it in hopes that I could recreate the goodness!!!

Whit just watching us make bread.

I went and took a tour of the student center at BYU-I that they are re-doing...it is AMAZING!

Morgan, Whitney, and I went to school with Grandma, and Morgan was IN HEAVEN! It was so cute to watch her! When we first went in Grandma's room she ran up to the front of the classroom where Grandma was and wasn't shy at all. After a big fit she finally came to the back of the class with me. :) I love this picture because all the kids were lining up for lunch and Morgan just went with them and did it without being told. The sweet girl, almost every night she prays that she can go to school...it is going to be a long three years!

Grandma and Morgan at lunch. School lunches where I grew up were awesome, I was SO excited to go to get school lunch with my mom! Is that pathetic?

Go Cardinals! They made the playoff's, unfortunately they didn't make it far, there is always next year right? ( I forgot I put that flower in my hair, does anyone else do that? When I clean up I tend to put thing in my hair and pockets. It happens a lot, so if any of you see me walking around with a random flower or bow on my head, please let me know : ) )

There were four girls from our ward that had birthdays right in a row, so we decided to go celebrate by going to a karaoke bar! haha, it was SO fun! We all want to go back for date night! Thanks for the fun time ladies!!!
(Jule, Alecia, Mel)

(Tiffany, Julie)

(Steph, Wylie, Tiffany)

Lindsey showing a sign of her old age, rubbing some bengay on her poor legs! :) haha, ok, she is pregnant, but I had to make sure we got a picture of that! We love you Lindsey!

Steph and Wylie breaking it down to Womanizer. :)

We sang, Girls Just Want to Have Fun....this song went on...and on...and on...

Whitney is teething, she isn't a great teether, so one day I had it and I found a piece of black licorice for her to chew on it and she was loving it! (Does that make me a bad mom?)

Whitney's first meal of spaghetti