Monday, May 16, 2011

Conner's first least it better be!

This is Conner in his Jr. High Musical, Oklahoma!   He did a great job.  The whole cast did.  The video with his song in isn't uploading, but I will keep trying.  We figure Conner has reached his kissing quota for at least 4 or 5 years.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

A Shout Out to Oklahoma!

This week my brother-in-law and three of his kids arrived from Oklahoma.  On Friday we had a family party so we could see them before Spencer headed down to Arizona for work.  
 My sweet sister and her son are holding down the fort in Oklahoma, getting the house ready to sell, so they can all move to Arizona.  We are THRILLED that they will be living closer to us!
 It was wonderful to see them.  It's been a long, long time.  Meagan and Conner are great friends.
 Bryan and Nicole came by.
 Joanna and her "green family".  (One day after St. Patty's day.....huh??)
 Cousins are the best!
 Cousins by chance, forever friends by choice.
Grandma and Grandpa.

 The Three Musketeer's!
Here is most of the Gang.  We are too big to all fit in one picture!!  opps.

 Megan and Jayden give the thumbs up to their yummy gluten free cupcakes.

 Emily hit it off with Spencer.  She loved him instantly.  
 And crashed fast asleep in his arms.
Here is the family all before they went their separate ways.  It made me sad to think they won't all be together again for a couple months.  I thought they were all very brave.  The video below is in black and white.  I really need to learn how to fix that on my camera.  :)  With everyone waiting for me, I wasn't going to try to figure it out then.
Love you Spencer, Susie, Justin, Jayden, Devon and Meagan!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Solo and Ensemble

Conner has been working hard this year for Solo and Ensemble.  He sang a song called, "The Song that Nature Sings."  He did great at his school level, and was advanced to the District level.  Here he is with two of his friends who are also musically talented.
Here is Conner with his good luck cookie.  
Because Conner went to district, he was chosen to sing his solo at the choir concert.  He did a great job, and didn't  even act nervous.
Grandma and Grandpa came to support him.
Here is a short clip of the song he sang.  I took it right before he performed in the practice room. Great Job Conner!  Congrats!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011


This weekend we went on a snowmobile trip with some friends of ours.  We had a wonderful time.  Saturday was a little snowy, but Monday was good for the most part.  Brooklynn kept calling our friends the "cousins".  It was hysterical.  

Brennan and Calvin ruled the mountain on their snowboards.

 A mommy-daughter picture.   (look at all that snow)
 Will pulling Brookie on a sled.  She was a trooper in the cold weather.
We also met some friends on Monday.  Ashlyn spent the day playing in the snow with these two lovely ladies.  She wouldn't even stop for lunch.  It was blast.  We can't wait to head back up to the hills.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Playing around

For Christmas this year (and Valentines) my sweet hubby got me a Mac computer.  My other laptop had gone to that big scrap pile in the sky.    We picked the computer up on Saturday night before a romantic dinner at Market Street Grill.  Brooklynn and Emily were both sick yesterday, so I had to stay home 
from church with them.  We tried out the computer, and played with the photo booth feature.  It was fun, and entertained Brooklynn for a while.    I'm still learning all the in's and out's of my Mac, but I'm already in love.  When I get a second, I'll post about Friday night.....  One of the best night's I've had in a long time!!

Ahhh, my very handsome boys!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Well, it's about time!

After five months, (okay, one week short of five months) my sweet little Emily FINALLY spent the night in her cradle.   Well, I guess technically, she has slept in her cradle every night, she just had to be layingin her car seat, and then we would put her car seat in the cradle.  The Dr. totally discouraged it, and said it wasn't good for her back.  He suggested that we move her out of her car seat by 2 months.  Emily didn't listen to the doctor.

But....  last night she slept in her cradle car seat free all night!!  Sure, she had her 5:00 feeding (or maybe it was 5:30, it's all a blur that time of the morning) but she went right back to sleep and stayed asleep in her cradle.  We are crossing our fingers for a repeat performance.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Get Away

Over the long weekend, we went down to St. George with our good friends that we've known since high school.   We had a blast!!  The sun and warm temperatures were so wonderful.  It was a nice change.
 We fished, shot guns, four-wheeled, swam,
 fished some more, hiked, and spent a ridiculous amount of time on a 1000 piece puzzle!

We also ate lots and shopped!  Sorry, no pic's of that.

Lots of fun!  We can't wait to do it again!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

On Fire!!

Brennan had a hockey game yesterday.  He was ON FIRE!!  We were completely enjoying the action.  Brennan was very aggressive and was really going after the puck.  Will and I both mentioned what a good game he was having.  Then, out of no where, he broke away and SCORED.  Brennan plays defense so it isn't often that he gets the chance to score, but he did.  It was awesome.  I think I was more excited than he was.  The team won 5 to 0.  Go Vikings!!