Wednesday, November 12, 2008


I've been tagged.  Here is what you do:  take pictures of certain things exactly as they are, at that moment, without straightening up or changing anything.  Luckily, my kids are in bed, so my house is picked up.

1.  kitchen sink

2.  toilet
3.  what is your spouse/kids doing right now.  Marcus just got home from a dinner program, about to share his dessert with me.  
The kids are sound asleep.

Tagged cont....

      4.   Laundry room (above)
      5.  Fridge
     6.  Favorite shoes
7.  Favorite Room.  
       I love this room, because it is the first room you walk into, and it is ALWAYS clean
   8.  Dream vacation...  Greece, Bora Bora, Italy
   9.  Closet.  

10.  Self Portrait.
          Sorry no picture here.  It is way to late at night.

Now I tag all of my Ricks' roomies.


I am finally posting the pictures of Halloween.  We had a fun Halloween this year.  Chase was so excited to go trick or treating.  He ran to every house, and every once in a while, I heard him ask for more candy.  Lauren was really cute.  At every house, she would ask if the candy had nuts (she has a severe nut allergy).  I was so proud of her.  We went trick or treating with my brother and his kids.  The picture above is of Chase and my nephew Davis.Lauren was Princess Fiona.  I think her favorite part of Halloween, was putting on make- up.

Friday, October 17, 2008

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

Lauren's preschool went on a field trip earlier this month,to Bishops Pumpkin Farm.  Fall is my favorite time of year, and every year I look forward to coming to the pumpkin farm.  The kids took a hayride out to the pumpkin farm, and picked out their own pumpkins.  Lauren wanted a baby one.   They took a train ride, watched pig races, pet some animals, slid down some big slides, etc.    Here are some pictures of the field trip.
Lauren and Chase did not want to pose for the camera.  They were much more interested in the pumpkins.
Chase, Branson, and Lauren watching the pig races.  
Lauren and Mother Goose.
Lauren and Chase petting a baby goat. 

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

Bishops Pumpkin Farm

Lauren and her friend Kylee on the train.
Lauren and Kylee petting the donkey
He wasn't tall enough to look through the holes, so Ms.  Jill is holding him up.
The sun was too bright.  He was trying really hard to look at the camera. 
Chase loved picking out his pumpkin.  He was very particular about which one he wanted.  He would bend down to look at one, and if it wasn't what he was looking for, he would move on to another pumpkin.  It took him a while to pick one out.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Emigrant Gap

For FHE on Monday night, we went up to some water falls.  Marcus took the Young Men cliff jumping at these falls, and really wanted to take the kids.  The falls are about an hour away, (towards Reno) so by the time we got there it was getting dark.  These are the pictures we quickly took before hiking down. 

Saturday, September 13, 2008

80's Night

My friend had an 80's party at the roller skating rink.  It was a ton of fun.  We all dressed 80's and skated to 80's music.  We played the limbo game and red, green light.  (we rented out the rink, so we had it all to ourselves).  I didn't get many pictures,but some of the outfits people wore were really great.   Thanks Jeff and Eliza for babysitting. 

Lindsey, Hillary, and I 

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Marcus's favorite girl!

Marcus and Jeff
Marcus and Eric
Eric and Jeff
The woman in this picture is not Marcus's Mom, it's his friends Mom.  The two of them love to tease each other about their Mom's.   His Mom was in town this week and stopped by to say hi, so Marcus insisted they pose together.  I posted a picture of his friend Eric from their Mountain Bike Trip recently.  

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

First day of school

Yesterday was Lauren's first day of school.  This is her last year of preschool, and then it is off to kindergarten.  She was so excited.  We were even ready 15 min. before school started.  She is getting so big!  Chase was so sad and cried when I dropped Lauren off at school.  He wanted to go so bad.

Lauren and her friend Kylee.    

Holding a snake!

Lauren and Chase went to a birthday party where they got to hold and touch different reptiles.  This party was so cute, and the kids had a ton of fun.  At the end, you could choose which reptile you wanted to take a picture with.  Lauren, of course, chose the snake.
The snake wrapped around Lauren and Baysia.
Lauren was absolutely loving this.  She is obsessed with snakes, and will tell all sorts of stories about snakes.  (usually the story will end with her being bitten by a rattle snake.).
Chase liked to look, but did not want to touch.

Monday, August 25, 2008


Marcus, his Counterpart, and one of the doctors he works with, participated in a relay triathlon.  They came in 1st!  Marcus is an awesome swimmer, and had a really fast swim time.  

Another Camping trip

Olivia, Kyla, Lauren, and Shannon
The kids were busy one morning building a bear trap. They strung wire around a cluster of trees.  This is a picture of Carissa, Elise, Kyla, Mariah, and Lauren in front of the bear trap when it was all finished.
Chase hung out at the snack table most of the time.  Whenever I couldn't find him, I would just walk down to the snack table, and there he would be, eating chips, cookies, and candy.

We went camping with a bunch of friends in the middle of July.  We went to a different camping spot that had a beautiful lake.  We had so much fun!  I definitely want to camp there every year.