Thursday, June 30, 2011


Easter was such a fun time coloring eggs, going to a couple egg hunts but most importantly reflecting on the Savior and all he has given us.

Coloring Eggs, always a fun and MESSY activity.
Mr. Concentration

Always the perfectionist

Not sure what this was about but pretty funny, guess the coloring isn't only for the eggs.

Our friend Dave stopped by and got to see all the madness.

Just a sampling of the fun eggs they all got.

We were lucky enough to be invited to the law office egg hunt,
Shelby won a bunny but thought Ella would enjoy it more.
Luke was a lot more interested in the worm he found.

Another Wedding

We were lucky enough to have 2 weddings this year. The 2nd happy day belonged to Annabeth and Tyler! It was such a great day and it was so nice to share it with such an amazing and deserving couple.

Just a couple fun shots from the day:

Congratulations Annabeth and Tyler!!

Balloon Release

I know these posts are seeming a little random and completely past due but that's the way I roll.

To be honest this is a post I've put off because it brings tears every time I consider what it is about.

On March 28, we had a balloon release in honor of Leslie, it was such a special moment. A day doesn't go by when we don't think of her and miss her like crazy. I haven't lost a grandparent yet and so there are moments I am completely at a loss for the kids. It's interesting the effect losing a grandparent can have. Every time we say our nightly prayers, we ask Heavenly Father to keep our Grandma Leslie safe and give her a hug for us. So this was a moment for the kids to send their love straight to Heaven for her to know all of their thoughts.

We each wrote a special message to Grandma Leslie and tied it to our favorite color of balloon and sent it off to Heaven. I hope she knows how much we love and miss her every day!!

1 year can change so many things but for this day we remember you and only you.
We love you and miss you!
Until we see you again, we'll enjoy each sunset you send.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Catching Up!!

It's been awhile since I've been on again so that means LOTS of catching up on posts! First off we had a birthday.

Shelby turned 9 on the 26th of March (I told you it's been a LONG time)!

We were kind of all of over the place celebrating her birthday but not ever just 1 big party. Shelby spent an afternoon with just Matt for a daddy-daughter date and had a BLAST!! Matt was able to tell her all kinds of stories about when he was growing up, they went for ice cream, a little hike and then came back to the house to just play some arcade games on the wii. Definitely the highlight of Shelby's birthday.

As for birthday treats, the kids and I packed up and went to spend a day with our friends the Panters. We made some yummy brownies and opened presents. The next night we were able to have root beer floats with some of the Sparrow family and then spent an evening doing a balloon release with the Romriells.

What a blessing you have been in our family!

Friday, February 18, 2011

The Wedding

Matt's dad Greg was married on January 7 to Anne Meyers in the Mt. Timpanogos Temple. We had a fun weekend spending it with family and staying in the hotel. We told the kids we would go swimming at the hotel on Friday but it was just not soon enough for Luke so he wore his swim gear all the way there and wouldn't take it off until Matt took him. It was just TOO cute.

Now the wedding...

The wedding dinner was very nice...Luke grabbed any glass he could and drank down the last of what was in it! LOL

Christmas Excitement

I can't believe it's February already and I haven't posted anything about Christmas!!

It was a great time of family, holiday craziness and reflection on our Savior. We had a lot of discussions about the importance of the Savior in our lives and that through him we will be able to be with our grandma Leslie again. What an amazing gift he gave us.

Just a few pictures from our Christmas fun and, of course, the kids' gifts.

We hope everyone had great holidays and are now enjoying a wonderful 2011!!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Disney Princesses (just the girls)

This should've gone with the Disneyland posts but somehow it got missed...

We missed out on the princesses last year when we went so we set aside a morning for just us girls to go see them. We were lucky enough to have Dana, Ella and Dawn join us (just a fun morning).


Lovin our morning!

Make that 3 PRINCESSES

Shelby wanted to show off her BLING she got!

Ella was bursting with EXCITEMENT

Dana, Ella and Dawn

The girls waiting for their special MOMENT


Ariel was so SWEET

Group photo

Cinderella was AMAZING..she remembered the girls from the night before
and commented on their hair and sweatshirts.

Now Ella's excited.