Monday, June 13, 2011


After almost 2 years of not updating my blog I finally have exciting and scary enough news to take the time to post! We found out a couple of weeks ago that I am pregnant with twins. Talk about life changing. We are going to have 5 kids 5 and under! We are super excited and super scared. I will try to do better about posting and keeping up with the happenings of our family! :)

Sunday, August 23, 2009


The last weekend in May we went camping up on Mingus Mountain with the Dommers and the Gronemans (families from our ward). We looked all over for a spot where we could have a campfire but ended up just having one illegally. We didn't get in trouble until we were about to pack up so it was all good.

This was the kids' fort that their dads made for them.

The dads also took the kids fishing at a near by lake. We had a lot of fun. The weather was wonderful and the company was great. I love camping!

summer continued...

We spent Mother's Day at home with just our little family. It was actually Marshall's birthday as well. The kids and Luke gave me a sweet card and a new bike (which I still haven't actually gotten!)
Then the next weekend we went down to Pima. Friday night was Father's and Sons. Luke was soooooo excited. He had waited ALL year to take Marshall. Luke said Marshall got a little cold in the night but that he was a champ and they had a blast.

Then that Saturday was my 24th birthday (I don't know what I was thinking putting up 25 fingers, not like 24 isn't old enough!). After the boys all got home from camping Luke and I went on a motorcycle ride to Pinetop. We went up the Coronado Trial on Saturday, stayed at a hotel that night, woke up and went to church and then came home down Mule Creek on Sunday evening. It was sooo fun! And it was absolutely beautiful!
It was freezing going up Saturday so I had to stop and get some hot chocolate! That night when we got to Pinetop we were trying to find a place to eat and EVERYTHING was closed at 8pm! It was soooooooo cold so I didn't want to drive very far so we ended up going to KFC for my birthday dinner. It was fun though. It was also quite a site to see Luke and I on the motorcycle riding to church in our Sunday clothes. I am so mad that I didn't get a picture of that!
Luke's parents kept the kids for us and they got to play with their cousins. It was a very fun weekend. Here is all of the grandkids except for Hollen going for a buggy ride with Me-Na.

It is so nice to have parents and in-laws that are willing to take our kids so we can get away together every once in a while. We had a blast.

Marshall's 1st Birthday!

Then on Saturday, May 9th we had a pool party for Marshall's 1st Birthday. It was a lot of fun. Most of Marshall's cousins from Luke's side were there. Tan and Lee and their two boys, Hannah and Nick and their two, and Danny and Diane were all there. We swam, had a BBQ, ate cake, and opened presents.
This was the funky double decker cupcake I made for him...

Luke and I gave him this fire truck and he loved it. He still loves to ride it and has gotten really good at turning and popping wheelies (don't know if that's spelled right). Bentlee still rides the Dora one she got for her first birthday. All our tile is perfect for riding on them. Everyone had a great time. First birthdays are fun!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Summer Recap!

Wow, it's been A LONG time and we've had a really busy summer! I don't want to forget about all the fun things we did so I am going to do a summer recap post...

It all started happening in May... We went to the Children's Museum with some friends in our ward. Bentlee really enjoyed it. They had all kinds of fun little things to do.

Here the kids are riding trikes through the car wash...

Here is Bentlee painting...

They also had a noodle forest and lots of other things that are hard to describe. Bentlee's had a blast and talked about it for a while. We are going to try and go again this week.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The RIDE!!

I've been meaning to do this for over a week but I just never got to it. So the last weekend in April Luke and I got to go on a motorcycle ride with some of his family. We went to Laughlin for the River Run (it's a bike rally) and then also to Vegas. It was lots of fun! Here is some of our gang. Luke and I, Brian and Allison, Tanner and Elyssa, and Danny all went.

I took this picture going down the freeway.

This was at Hoover Dam. It was really fun to drive through there on a motorcycle and see everything. They are building a ginormous new bridge, it was awesome!
It was also really fun to spend the whole weekend with Luke and not have any kids to worry about! Thanks to my mom and dad, they made that possible!

This was in Vegas after a long day of riding. We went and ate at a buffet (Luke's favorite thing to do) and that was about it. Everyone was too tired to do much of anything else.

My super cool father-in-law! :) He made the trip possible.

Danny got us a super nice hotel in Henderson to stay at. We were a little out of place with our bikes and crazy hair, but we didn't care. Over the weekend we saw an Aston Martin, a Ferrari, two Bentleys and lots of other cool cars parked at the hotel.
This was my first big trip and I really had a lot of fun. My only complaint was that it was cold and I didn't have warm clothes, but next time I will be more prepared! I had so much fun that Luke and I are going to go on another ride for my birthday! I can't wait!

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Bentlee!

Monday my little girl turned 3! I can't even believe that she is that old already! So Monday we invited a bunch of our ward friends over and then also Tanner and Lee and their two boys. We had a great time and Bentlee loved her birthday party. That is all she could think or talk about for a whole week before!

Luke cooked some really good hamburgers, hot dogs, and chicken!
And then we sang to Bentlee and she blew out her candles. She was SOOO excited for everyone to sing Happy Birthday to her!

Here is Bentlee and her friend Kade enjoying the pink and purple cupcakes that I made!

And then FINALLY Bentlee got to open her presents (she had bugged me all day)! She was very spoiled and got lots of stuff, including this sweet tricycle from poppa Danny and me-na.

I have to say Marshall had a blast as well. He had a great time raiding the tables for leftovers.

And then he found the ice cream!

And life was REALLY good!

I just have to say that it was a really fun party and Bentlee loved having all of her friends there! I am so thankful for Bentlee and the sweet little girl that she is. Here are a couple of things she loves to do at 3 years old:

  • ride her pink bike
  • go to the park
  • go swimming
  • play with her friends
  • eat (just about anything!)

She has also become very good at saying her prayers and lately loves to be thankful for daddy and his hard work.

Happy Birthday Bentlee, your family loves you!