Family, Friends, Fun

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Breakfast with Santa

Anna Grace and Taylor both performed at Breakfast with Santa. Anna is part of the production team for the dance studio. They also go to retirement communities and perform. She is really having fun! Look how adorable the girls are! TT and Uncle came to watch. We love that their kids are away at school! Demi in Arizona and Courtney in Italy! It just means we get to see them more!! (We miss the girls, though!)
All I want for Christmas is my 2 Front Teeth....I love the little ones looking up at the stage watchingthe bigger girls!

Group Kata. It is hard to see, Taylor is in the front.

Taylor is a Blue belt!

Last Friday Taylor earned his blue belt in Karate. He works very hard and we are very proud of him!

Soccer is Officially over...

Here Taylor is getting his Trophy. He really had a great year in soccer. So much fun to watch.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Build a Bear

I had some friends that said I was bordering on neglect, cause my kids have never been to Build a Bear. Well, we had a couple of gift cards (1 from a friend, who shall remain nameless, and 1 from Brownies) My son made a hunting dog (go figure) and Anna made a bunny with a very cool outfit. They had lots of fun. It was a lot more fun than I imagined. Now my kids are no longer so neglected!! Whew!

Boys will be boys..

Sunday, Jim took Taylor hunting for pheasants. They got 2, but have a brand new dog who couldn't find them. Oh, well! Duke got to go hunting both days and Jim says he does great at the ranch. I LOVE the bright orange!

Look how dirty my baby got!
AND........Girls will be girls...this is what Anna and I did!!!

So, what sounds more fun to you??

Saturday, November 10, 2007


I added to my Blog!!
I was afraid the crazy TT's were going to beat Mahlon's pheasant!
I think I am almost up to date!
I will try my best to not get so behind again. Thanks for checking back!

Kings Game

A friend of ours gave us tickets to the season opener last Tuesday. Jim and I went and had a blast. The Kings won, and were down at the half by 20 which made for an exciting game! Can you spot Jimmy's BFF?

How many wheels do you count?

Finally, my baby girl took off her training wheels. She hasn't rode her bike in a long time(she would rather scooter, its purple and her favorite color is pink....etc.) So the other night she said she wanted to try to ride her bike. Jim took off the training wheels and I took her to the park the next day. I only held her seat for a few seconds (cause I didn't want to run AND I wanted to take pictures) and she just rode away. She was very proud of herself. Now, she wants a new, pink bike! LOL

Karate Tournament

Last weekend Taylor was in a Karate Tournament. He moved up a division so it was much tougher. He got third in fighting. He loves Karate! He also thinks it is great that the trophy's he gets in Karate, he wins. (The other trophy's he has, he got for being on a team) This is Taylor with Sensei Kathy. She does a great job teaching the kids!
For the first time he did a Kata. (like a karate routine) He had just learned it a couple of weeks before the tournament. He was up against much more experienced kids and did not place, but he finished well. (I thought he looked great!

This was going to school on Halloween.

I just thought it was a good picture of them.


This was downtown Trick or Treating. Taylor was a skull biker and Anna was a Bratz Cheerleader. We went to Steph's for yummy Chili boats then came home and did more trick or treating. Fun!


Anna's Brownie troop took a tour of the state capitol. This is Arnold's Office!

Girls Day

My Mom and sister and I had a girls day at the spa. We went to Wine and Roses Inn and it was heavenly! I came out so relaxed!! We went to dinner then spent the night at my mom's house. I had the best time. Sometimes it is just nice to spend time with your family without kids!

Raingutter Regatta

Taylors boat wasn't very fast, but he sure had a lot of fun!!

Worlds Largest Corn Maze

One Sunday, a while back, we went to the corn maze. They have stairs and bridges so you can see above the maze. They give you a map and have the grids throughout the maze to help you find your way. I thought it was very cool and my kids loved it!

We Made It!! It took us about an hour. It was good family fun!

Cub Scouts

In Cub Scouts, Taylor earned his Bobcat badge. He is now a Wolf Cub and still loves it!

Soccer Season is here, and almost over!

Taylor has been playing really good. He usually scores a couple of goals a game. He loves it and works real hard. I am very proud of him. Here he is getting most valuable, his first game! He has one more game and the season is over. Then on to Basketball!

I can't believe my baby turned 6!

It was a couple of months ago...She went to Justice-Just for Girls. They got thier make up/ hair / nails done. She picked the princess party! Don't they look beautiful!

A long, long time ago we went camping!

We go camping every year with some friends. This year we went to New Brighton Beach in Capitola. It was beautiful! This was our campsite. Just past the trees was a beautiful view of the ocean. The kiddos. Devyn and Anna were born 3 days apart. So fun!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Crazy TT's

TT Jenni and TT Margaret came to visit last weekend. They drove up in TT Jenni's convertible TT, so they had crazy hair. So fuuny! They took us to dinner at Chevy's and came back for a quick Wii Tennis match. It was close, but I think TT Jenni might have squeaked out a win! Thanks for visiting, the kids and I had so much fun!

Girls Night Out

The Saturday I was at the beach I came home and went to the Music Circus to see Nunsense and El Fornio for dinner. We had a great time. It's always fun to hang out with my Mom and sister!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Then and Now

I couldn't forget my newest baby! This was only 2 1/2 months ago. They sure grow up fast! He is puppy crazy and a real sweetheart!! This was today...

Sunday, September 02, 2007


We went fishing at the ranch on a Sunday afternnon. We had so much fun. We caught a couple of fish. We actually ate the big fish tonight. It was very yummy!! This was Taylors first fish. Pretty big catch. These are from my cell phone so they are not very clear. I got stuck with the Barbie pole. (don't hate me because I am beautiful)

Ciao Courtney

Jims' niece, Courtney, just left for a year studying in Italy. We will miss her. We love you very much. We hope you have many fun adventures!!

Then and Now's

2005 2006!

First Day of School

The kids started school a couple of weeks ago. Tay is in 2nd and Anna is in 1st. They had a great first day!

TT Marg french braided Anna's hair while we were at the beach, and that is how she wanted to wear her hair for the first day of school, so here is my best attempt!

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