Tuesday, April 17, 2012


I think I need to move to a place that is ALWAYS warm. I get so excited when spring comes and brings the sun:) Here are some pics from Easter, of course showing Emma's true colors.... Does anyone have any comments on Grayson's facial expressions in his pictures? Just a thought. And a quick sneak peek at one of Addie's dance costumes for the recital next week!!!! We are sooo excited. The minute she put that costume on I was overwhelmed with the knowledge that my "baby" is growing up and is a young lady know. Yikes! Love it but cannot believe it.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

My boys - getting in touch with their feminine side :)

Couple of fun updates. These updates, stink you blogger, go backwards with the pictures. Picture one goes with number 4. Dang it.

First - this is what happens when we spend time at the Maile's house! :). Second, Addie's science fair project was chosen to go to the District Science Fair. She was thrilled! Third, we learned that Parents are invited to eat lunch with their kids at the school cafeteria. Who knew? I had no idea one that you could do that, and two that Jax would LOVE that and not be embarassed. We went and had the BEST time sitting at the "boy table". And Fourth, we were lucky enough to escape for President's day weekend to a cabin Heber. Gray got SOOO tired that he put himself to bed, with the lights still on.

Great few weeks for our family. Love to you all!

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I'm back!

It has been so long since I've posted that I forgot I had a blog. Seriously. Here's to staying current with it....
We are sooo looking forward to spring - it brings Jackson's baptism, a dance recital, Addie turning 11, Emma turning 3, the boys playing basketball together for the first time, and warm sunshine. I think I get stir-crazy in winter. The list goes on and on for me. I admit - my life feels a little over-scheduled right now, and if it weren't for an amazing husband and nanny I would be toast.

BUT, I get to hold and kiss my kids and husband each night, we have food in the fridge and the best time together so I can't complain.

I've posted a few of my favorite pics from the last few months. I love Addie's goofiness and love for her cousins, my boys ability to let loose and Emma's incredible eyes. Not to my mention my handsome husband. :)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's Been a busy few weeks!

We've had a busy few months. Emma's graduated from her crib, Gray has turned 6 and had a great birthday! We had the greatest time at Nickel City (perfect place for a 6 yr old boy to go on their birthday) and then to have a bday party with his football team. Notice the TMNT in his bday picture? Courtesy of Ebay from China. True parental love. School has started, I've posted pictures of Father's blessings, first day of school AND of Matt's birthday trip to Texas. Notice how much taller Gray is than his class, again? Hope you like the update. No real order, just pure chaos, like my life right now.

SOOO busy. Loving it.

Friday, July 8, 2011

4th of July Weekend

I have not blogged in FOREVER. So I thought I would blog about our 4th of July weekend. We packed in a trip to see the hot air balloons, a 5k/10k, Cowabunga bay water park, swimming at Matt's Moms and 3 sets of fireworks. I love this pictures of my kids. Addie will KILL me for posting the one with her sleeping. :) I love my not so little family and am a proud mama.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

My favorite kind of Saturday - Baseball and Treehouses!

This last saturday was my favorite kind filled with beautiful weather and activities that keep us outside! My two boys had a baseball game in the morning followed by a day of Matt finishing the kids new treehouse! Our friend Jake was a HUGE help and Matt couldn't have done it without him.... Once evening came we sat outside around a campfire while the kids sat up in their treehouse with a lantern... Magical summer nights - the best...

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Maile Cousins

I don't know if it's because I had so many sisters that I was able to be silly with but I often feel badly that Addie is the lone older girl in her house. She has her brothers, who drive her crazy on a frequent basis, and her little sister who is her shadow. Addie is incredibly sweet and thoughtful with Emma and I couldn't ask for more.

BUT, she has a special bond with her Maile cousins. Abby is incredible to allow her to have that relationship with her girls and to include whenever possible.... Addie cries when we leave them and tries to sneak home with them in their car, or to hide in their house so she can be left there. I'm pretty sure she would move in with them if possible.

These pictures are a tribute to her irreplaceable and tender relationship with them.