Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Ripstik

I have been spending way too much time lately with my new obsession...the Ripstik. I've had a few falls...(not as bad as BJ though) but it's a blast. Both Baylee and Brayden have one and I think I might have to get my own because they are tired of sharing with me.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Happy Birthday Sissy!

Just wanted to say Happy 39th Birthday to my sister Debbie. Hope you had a great day and we'll see you next month...YAY!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Strikz Birthday Party

On Saturday Baylee had her Birthday Party at Strikz. The kids bowled, had pizza and cake, then they got game cards to play in the arcade. She came away with some awesome presents and we all had a great time.

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Happy Birthday Baylee!

Baylee is 9 years old today! I can't believe my baby girl is growing up. While I was putting this picture collage together I was reminded how much fun a little girl can be with all the pretty dresses and cute little hair bows...(she doesn't get into that anymore). Baylee has been a great sister to all 3 of her brothers. She is way out numbered but she can sure hold her own! Baylee is always making us laugh and is so much fun. Love you, Girl! Happy Birthday!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

The Three Amigos!

It's always so fun to get together with my family because two of my brothers have little boys that are Bryson's age. On the left is Bennett and his birthday is September 10. In the middle is Seth and his birthday is August 12. Then there is Bryson who was born on August 9. They were so much fun to watch. It's times like this that I'm sad we all don't live closer so they could see each other more. We have to take lots of pictures every time we are together!


This year we made the drive to Utah to spend the Holidays with our families. We were there for 18 days. While the drive was long, it was so worth it to spend time with our loved ones. The kids traveled well and while I was worried about Bryson, he was actually the most layed back of the bunch. Below are a few pictures I took on Christmas Day...
JJ and Ozzy tracking Santa
The Loot!
Brayden's (and BJ's) "dream" bike...Diamondback!
I didn't get a picture of her opening her rollerblades, (her favorite), but she's happy!
This was really nice for the trip home!

This is the view from my parents back door...Mount Nebo

The Snow Blower Christmas...

My dad bought a snow blower off the internet and after just a few uses the engine blew up. With the amount of snow Utah is receiving this year, my dad was just a little depressed about having to get the snow shovels back out. Well, on Christmas Eve, he went to Salt Lake to visit his sister and while he was gone, my mom, Debbie, John, BJ, and myself headed to Provo to find a new snow blower. We went to Home Depot and they had sold out of them that morning and they called several stores trying to find one in stock. They finally located one in Sandy which is about 45 minutes away from Provo. We were on our way when we decided to call Lowes...they had one in stalk and they matched Home Depot's price plus beat it by 10%. Needless, to say we only had to go about 10 minutes and my mom saved alot of money utilizing Lowes lowest price guarantee. We were able to load the thing in the van and covered it with a blanket. Job done!
A couple hours later my dad gets home from visiting his sister and tells us he stops in Provo at Home Depot and Sears hoping to find a snow blower and he couldn't even find any snow shovels as the weather was calling for lots of snow. He was so discouraged thinking he would have to use his old snow shovels with all the snow expected that night. It made the surprise even more exciting.
My parents have been receiving a secret elf every night between 9:00-10:00 so we decided we'd put it on the doorstep and ring the doorbell and he would think it was the secret elf...imagine his surprise when he opened it up to his "dream" snow blower. He was so excited! My pictures just don't do it justice but it is a Christmas we will all remember...(especially my dad).

So Thankful!!!

BJ Went Snowmobiling...

One of BJ's favorite things to do is to snowmobile. We have been married 11 1/2 years and he has never had the opportunity to go until this last visit to Utah when his friend invited him to go along. He had so much fun and was a little sore but had a great time. I've even caught him looking at sled machines online...nice try! Good thing we live in Texas! But man, he sure makes the sport look good, dont' you think?

Friday, January 2, 2009


It has been a really long time since our last post. We have been in Utah since December 18th and have been going every direction since. We leave for Texas tomorrow morning and should arrive home in Plano on the 4th. We have driven many miles and still have many to drive but it has been a blast spending time with our families. I have many pictures and stories to tell but will have to wait until I get home so I can get the pictures off my camera. The picture here is of BJ getting mauled by the kids at my nephew JJ's birthday party...they were relentless...he just wanted to take a nap!