Saturday, February 26, 2011

Chick Cruise to the Bahamas

February 5, 2011 Cruise to the Bahamas with Jen, Meg, Mandy and Kim!

Half Moon Cay was our favorite place we stopped at! Very beautiful, warm and relaxing! We could have stayed on that island the whole trip!
On of the Many pictures of my Bestie Meg! We had some good laughs and just enjoyed spending time together.

Love, love, love all these ladies! Thanks for the 8 days in paradise! Looking forward to Cruise of 2012!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

It's GREAT to be EIGHT!

Shelby was baptized by her big brother Jordan on November 6th. This was a very exciting day for everyone! We are so proud of Shelby for making the decision to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ. She will be an amazing member and we look forward to her growing Strong in the church. We were so thrilled that Jordan wanted to baptize her and did an amazing job,, in fact while he was baptizing her I couldn't help but think of his mission coming up in 1 and a half years and it brought tears to my eyes! Amazing day for both of them!

We all look like we are on death row! LOL

Shelby was confirmed that same day by her Grandfather Dan! So proud of my baby girl! Hard to believe she is the last one. They grow so fast!! Love you Shelby Jean Marie:)

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Madison turns 13!

Madison Michele turns 13 today! Where have all the years gone? Madi has grown into a beautiful young woman! She has the cutest personality and is wise beyond her years! It's so nice to have a daughter to do things with, to laugh with to be silly with! As a mother, I am so proud of Madison for the example she is to not only her siblings but to those around her.

I can't believe she is only 13! She looks 16 in this picture!

This is the Madi face we all Love!! Happy Birthday sissy!! We all love you so much!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

She's BACK")

Madi's new team! Utah FC U14! Madi is twelve playing with girls that are 2 years older then her and guess what? She had the best season EVER! She is back in the game 100%! She has worked very hard and is in the best shape ever.
Natalie and Madi back together again! They both played on different teams last year and had a hard time being away from each other!

Madison plays most of the game, she only gets to sit out for about 5 minutes, so here she is waiting to go back in.

Chasing the ball, she plays defense.

Madi and team doing their cheer before the game starts!! Congratulations Team on Placing 1st in the Utah County U14 division!

Monday, October 4, 2010


As Dakota would say FUTBALL! Dak is playing for the Orem Tigers tackle football team and LOVES it! He was born to play Futball!

He has had 5 games and only lost one. they are on track for the number 2 seed in the tournament!
We have all learned a little bit about the game and cheer the team on every Saturday

They practice 3 days a week for 2 hrs each day! Dakota comes home Hungry, hot and sweaty!

Sometimes we get little scared when he gets thrown on the ground and he has been carried off the field a few times but he is a trooper and gets back into the game as soon as he can!
Good Job Dakota! We are so proud of you!

Monday, September 20, 2010

Goodbye Sweet Cola!

December 17,2005-September 19,2010

Cola passed away last night in John's arms peacefully! He was so kind, loving and very protective of his family. We enjoyed the short years we had him. We have wonderful memories of Cola and we will cherish them always. We were sad to see him go but, we know that he is no longer in pain. It's always heart wrenching to see your children go through loosing a pet, the memories are still so fresh. Shelby stayed home with mom today and they comforted each other. We love you Cola and you will be in our hearts forever! Rest in peace our little one.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Back to school

My babies have grown up! Shelby is in Second grade and Dakota is in fourth! The first day of school is always so fun for the little ones, the older ones know whats coming and as you can see by Jordan's photo he is not so happy about this first day of school! Jordan is a senior this year, i can't believe it!! I am feeling so old! Madison is in 7th and has made the move to the big school. We are looking forward to this very busy school year!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Jordan!

Jordan turned 17 yesterday! Where has all the time gone? It seems like he was just born yesterday. He is a senior this year, this makes me feel OLD!! Time to get the college scholarship paperwork filled out, and all that fun stuff! We are so proud of Jordan, he has got to be the eaisest teenager on the planet!! He is a joy to have in our family! Happy Birthday Jordan!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Adam's Canyon

Adam's Canyon is located on the East Bench of Layton. You start hiking up a steep incline in SAND! I must say that was the hardest part of the hike. Soon you wrap around a hill and head straight into the mountain, where we found shade and cool temperatures! This is the most beautiful hike I have been on! There was so much to look at, it was the perfect day in every way!

This is a common picture of Karen and I being that we hike every Wednesday and Saturday together! We have been having so much fun together and we are looking forward to reaching our goals by the summers end!
My Mom has never been on a hike in her whole life, so we brought her along for her very first adventure. Shelley said we are never going to be invited for a weekend and her house because, this was not on the agenda! Guess what? She is just as addicted to hiking as we are and we have already planned an over night hike for the 5Th of August!! Derek is a pro at hiking and had no problems, he even helped us over the rocks and through the sand!!

I love this picture of Shelley, you can't tell me she wasn't having fun!!

Mom was having a hard time going down so Derek held on to her as if she was on a dog leash, we laughed about this for hours!!

The river was so awesome, It was so peaceful and relaxing! I could sit by it for hours.

Love this picture of my mom's face!!! She was like wait, I want to be in this one!!!

Finally making it back to the car!! This was a big accomplishment for my Mom and sister Shelley! So proud of them!!

Thursday, July 15, 2010


So, we finally made it to the day Madi has been waiting for! BRACES!! Little did she know what she was in for!

How come they didn't have this device when I got mine on? This made for a very fast placement of her braces!
I love this picture, because i told her to smile and it really looks like she is trying to, lol she must think I'm the most embarrassing mother but, i don't care I thought it was fun!!

She picked red and blue bands and on the way home I had to laugh because she was looking in the mirror and Say's " I should have picked bands that accented my eye's!! Who thinks like that?? So funny.. Today she is on ibuprofen and not eating much and a little cranky but, this will pass in a few days and she will get used to them..