Wednesday, December 28, 2011


We had a fabulous Christmas! From Christmas eve with Santa and new pj's to Christmas morning that ended in a HUGE mess, hurrying to get to Church on time, but enjoying the message and feeling blessed when we finally made it, to spending time as a family and trying out all the new stuff for the rest of the day. We were a little spoiled this year. =)

I love having Christmas on Sunday. It is a perfect time to remember the gift that we were given, and why we really celebrate CHRISTmas. It was also a perfect time to think about all the other ways I am blessed in my life and I know I have a lot to be thankful for.
We hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas!

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Big Day For Rylee

After much anticipation, it finally happened. Rylee turned 3! She celebrated her big day in an outfit that she picked out personally, and it happened to go with the party perfectly.

She got all the princess things a little girl could ever ask for! I think she was pretty happy. Happy Birthday my sweet angel!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


We love Halloween and it was a much anticipated holiday this year. Tanner was a night and Rylee finally settled on Super Girl,

They had so much fun! They both got loaded up with candy, which is bad for me. Now we can look forward to the rest of the holidays!

Monday, October 3, 2011

As of late.....

I have been the biggest slacker lately. We have had so much going on between Jimmy's new job and moving to Orem. All in all, we are very happy with our decision and are enjoying the time we have to spend at Granny and Papa Gay's house.

I couldn't have gotten a better picture if I had planned it! We were just playing in the front yard, and I started taking pictures. Lucky for me, my kids love to pose. This is definitely going on my wall, eventually.

This is one of the super cute outfits that Jim gets to wear at work, one of the many!

Awww, they do like each other!

More posing!

The boys were climbing the tree one day so of course Rylee needed to try it. Who says a princess can't climb trees?!

I think they were sick of being a Costco. What do you think?!

Barik loves it when we play outside. He gets someone to play with! And that someone always ends up being me. I'll be sitting on the front porch and then I'll feel his huge head on my shoulder. I always take the hint and scratch his ears a bit.
Like I said, we are enjoying our time here. It has been really nice for me to be home with my kids and I think they are even enjoying it. We are looking forward to not being in limbo and having our own space again. But for now, we couldn't be happier where we are.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Fun in The Summer Time!

We have been having so much fun so far this summer! We love being outside and the kids love to play in water. And I love to take pictures, so this is a long post. What can I say, my kids are adorable!

This is what Tanner did for the 4th, he got to ride in the parade and throw candy!

Rylee really had more fun that it looks like.

She wanted to eat her candy as soon as she got it. I was a little tempted myself.

Yay for sparklers!

Cute cousins!

What better way to spend the summer than to play in the water! My kids have been having so much fun, especially since a lot of our summer has been spent with family. They LOVE playing with their cousins. We have the best family ever! We are looking forward to more playing time. Anyone is invited!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Happy BirthdayTanner!

I can hardly believe that my little Tan Man is already five! I can clearly remember the first time I saw his little swollen face.
Tanner was lucky and got to celebrate his birthday over three days.

He was pretty excited to get his "real" fishing pole.

Just checkin things out.

What a cutie!

More presents!!

This is a "cheese" picture if there ever was one.

Not only did Tanner have two days worth of presents, but Jimmy took him fishing on Sunday to try out his new pole, so that just rounded the weekend out nicely for him.
Tanner is such a fun little guy. He loves superheros and dinosaurs, and even his little sister. He is very smart and very sweet and he LOVES to entertain everyone. We are so blessed to have him for our little boy.