Monday, December 28, 2009

Texas Christmas

This was the first year (and hopefully the last) we have celebrated Christmas in Texas. When we first decided not to head North for the Holidays it was a pretty sad time for us. Thanks to great friends and the love of family, we had a great Christmas. While we missed being in Utah like CRAZY, we depended on each other and had a great Holiday. We spent Christmas Eve at the Rottweiler's with a delicious meal and gift exchange and on the way home we drove in a BLIZZARD...yes it snowed in Texas. I think it fell just for us! On Christmas morning we opened our presents and went back to our friends house for brunch...yum! I then took the 3 older kids to see Alvin and the Chipmunks. When we got home BJ and I assembled Ozzy's kitchen...3 hours later he was cookin' up a storm! We then had a nice dinner and after we bathed the kids we went back to our friends for a serious game of Guesstures. All in all, it was a very Merry Christmas!
Christmas Eve
Chef Ozzy! (aka: chef cheesy)
He was so excited over his miniature McDonald's food!
One of the many gifts he already knew he was getting due to his snooping...
Ozzy baking up some doughnuts.

Matching jammies with her American Girl doll.
MY favorite gift!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Austin Texas

After living in Texas for 4 1/2 years we decided it was time to take a trip to Austin to visit the Capital and of course the Land of the Longhorns! With it being winter break it was the perfect time to visit. We had no traffic and no crowds. The kids had fun touring the Capital and then it was off to Longhorn Stadium. When we drove by we noticed the gates open so we thought we'd try to get in for some pictures. As we approached the gates a guy told us to turn around but we pleaded to take just a few pictures and he gave in. He told us just to not run all over the field. We were awed by the size of the stadium and the fact we were standing right where many Championship teams have played.

Monday, December 14, 2009

This is why I had kids...

And the best thing is they beg me to LET them do it!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


When Baylee was 4 years old we took her to the eye doctor because she had a "lazy" eye. The doctor put her in glasses and she wore them for about a year and we went to a different doctor who said she did not need glasses. We were so excited that we didn't even opt to get a 3rd opinion. Recently, she has been complaining about not being able to see very well and we have noticed her "lazy" eye had returned more frequently. Turns out she should of been in glasses this whole time. She has really bad eyesight due to the "lazy" eye and it has gotten worse because she works so hard to focus her right eye that when she is relaxed her eye wonders off. She is excited to be able to see clearly and right now she doesn't even want to talk about contacts. I think she looks pretty cute. As her Grandpa Dave would say, "She looks Foxy."

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


One of the many things we miss not living in Utah is the Snow. We woke up to big fat snowflakes coming down. The kids were so excited. I felt bad sending them to school since I'm sure it will be gone before they get home from school. Snow is rare here in Texas. Bryson is scared of the snow so he doesn't want to outside. He loves to watch it out the window though.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

What's Up Homies???

Bryson does this alot but when I get the camera out he stops...this time he cooperated.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Back to Back to Back (3-Peat) Superbowl Champions!!!

The Jaguars won their 3rd straight Superbowl championship! What a fun season it's been. They played a team that specifically moved into our league so they could play us. When we played them during the regular season they beat us in overtime 6-0. Naturally, our boys were out for revenge and to defend our Title. Jaguars beat the Broncos 13-0 and became the Superbowl Champs for the 3rd year in a row. The Broncos coaches actually went out a recruited some athletes and put together an incredible team of boys. They outweighed us about 20-30 pounds per kid but what they didn't have was the heart and determination of the Jags. They have been coached by an amazing man by the name of Doug Pfaff. Doug has an amazing influence on the boys and teaches them so much more than football. We have been blessed to be a part of this team that implements such good sportsmanship. Brayden had a great game! He had 3 catches for 45 yards with one TD and also played extremely well on Defense.

One of his many catches of the season

One proud Mom!

Ozzy's Football Season

Ozzy played his first season of football this Fall. He played on a team with Kindergartners and First Graders and though he was a lot smaller he could sure hold his own with all those bigger boys. He had a lot of fun and can't wait to play again. He is taking a break this Winter since he missed being able to play basketball by a few months. He will play Baseball in the Spring.
He can still take time to pose for the camera
He's a small fry~
Game face
Nice stiff arm!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Baylee's Softball Season

Sadly, Baylee's softball season came to an end. We lost in the first round of the playoffs. Baylee had a really good season. She pitched the first 3 innings of every game and played 1st base when she wasn't pitching. We will not be doing a fall season of softball again. We lost a few key players from our spring season and didn't do to well without them. BJ did a great job coaching. We will be back in the spring with our original team. We are proud of Baylee and the time and focus she put into the game. We really think softball is her "sport" and she has a blast. When she strikes someone out she does this fist pump and has all the parents just laughing. She is now moving onto basketball and had her first practice last night. We opted not to coach this year and she got put on a team with an excellent coach and after watching the practice last night I think she is in good hands.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Ozzy's Birthday

Wow! Ozzy is 5 years old! While I am excited he is getting older and more independent it makes me sad he is growing up so fast. He had a lot of expectations this year and I'm sure we didn't live up to them but I think he had a pretty good birthday. He brought doughnuts to his preschool class, shopped for presents, opened presents, ate cake and ice cream in between his Halloween candy,was spoiled by Grandmas and milked his Birthday for all the privileges he could possibly get. I told him he could chose anywhere to eat for his birthday and of all the places he chose "CiCi's Pizza". I was bummed. I was trying to talk him into Red Lobster but the all you can eat pizza buffet won. He finished his day off by taking a 45 minute bubble bath...his favorite thing to do. Happy Birthday OZZY!

Ozzy and Bryson picking up the doughnuts for his class.
The Bat Cave
Presents in the morning

RC and Woody...RC is not a "remote control". RC is his name...shoot me now!
The Cake!
Make a wish!!

Relaxing in the bubbles.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Blake, Oz, Bryson, Brayden, Baylee, Karlee, Cannen, and Brenden...good times!

Batman pumpkin with my Batmans!

Love these hugs...they are the best!

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Ozzy and the Bills

This is Ozzy's first year of Football. He is four years old and on a team with Kindergartners and 1st graders. He looks so small out there but he gives so much effort and loves to play. He got to follow in his dad's footsteps and be quarterback at his last game and had so much fun. We can see him talking trash to the other team when he is on the line. He gets so mad when people call him "Shorty" and goes out fighting. He just makes everyone crack up. Here are few shots of him in action. I also got a video of one of his plays as quarterback. Sorry for bad quality. It was really windy.
Ready for his first game
When he played center, he was ready before everyone else

All lined up before team pictures.
He must of said something to upset that kid! :)

Crazy Fall Sports Season

I have been way behind on updating for a couple reasons, mainly because I've been too lazy but this Fall season of sports have been crazy. We have had so many cancellations due to rain that we are now having to play two games a weekend. This weekend alone, we had 2 tackle football games, 3 softball games, (including BJ's league),and a flag football game. It will be over in a couple of weeks and then it's on to 3 basketball teams! Ozzy gets to play this year!
Brayden's football team is having another great year. The Jaguars have been back to back Super bowl champs and we had a team move into our league this year just to play us. We had our first meet up with them and we lost 6-0. Our first loss in 32 games. I hate to say it but it was good for them to lose. I think they needed to be humbled a bit. I predict an awesome Super bowl since the boys will be out for revenge. Go Jags!
BJ is once again coaching Baylee's softball team. We are not having the best season. We lost a few key players since it's Fall ball and the new ones we picked up are a bit flaky. Baylee is doing awesome with her pitching and she can really kill the ball when she actually tries. I think next Fall we will put her in Volleyball since she wants to try that and keep her in Spring Softball. Anyway, here are a few pictures of Brayden and Baylee in action. I also included a couple of pictures of their #1 fan Bryson. Ozzy will have his own post since this is his first year in Football.