Friday, February 3, 2012

Logan's first prom

Logan decided to ask his friends sister, Emma to the mormon prom tonight. Since she lives down the street, I was able to be the annoying mom and take the expected pictures. Quite the first date!! He had a great time. He went with his buddies, Aaron, Devon, and Isaac, and a couple other guys, and their dates of course. They had a dinner over at Devon's house. I can't wait to get those pictures. Logan said it was decorated really beautiful. They had pizza, salad, and breadsticks, and then went on to the dance. I am really grateful he is such a great young man, and has wonderful friends who are such a great influence on him!! After I took the picture of Logan and his friends, I couldn't believe how much they looked like missionaries, wow only 2 years from now, that's crazy! I'm glad he had a good time!!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Happy Birthday Ivy!!!

I can't believe you are 4 years old. It just seems like yesterday you joined our family. You have always been a very emotional girl, colic, screaming, and crying, but you are growing out of that, and are such a sweet little girl. We all love you so much and love your sweet smile. You just finally gave up the "binkie" only because I was brave enough to listen to your crying, and I couldn't believe how much less whiny you were instantly. I'm not sure what happened, hallelujah! You are in preschool now and just LOVE it!! You love shoes and jammies and lipgloss. You love to tag along anywhere if me or Dad are leaving and get really upset if you can't come along. You love all of your brothers and sisters and are starting to have some fun friends. Your best friends are Brooklyn Hale and Lincoln Whetton. Brooklyn brought you a cake over for your birthday that her mommy had made for you and we sang happy birthday, and Brooklyn blew out the candles for you, you looked and me and grinned. You think that everyday you have to play with her and get upset if I say not today. Lincoln lives next door and you love to play with him all the time too!! How lucky you are to have so many people around you that care about you. We want you to always be happy!! Happy Birthday Ivy!!

Monday, January 23, 2012

Beautiful flowers

I tell Rich to never get me flowers, I don't enjoy them as much as when he plants them for me, what can I say but Gorgeous:)
I LOVE coming home to that!! And I love to go sit out and smell the flowers and enjoy some quiet, yes, it is short lived;)

Sunday, January 1, 2012

welcome 2012

Well it's the start of a new year, new goals, new experiences. We lost my Grandmother "Gay" as we call her today at 3:00. I am so happy for her to reunite with my Grandfather "Boppa" today. I imagine that was a really special moment! I am going to make it a goal to post something on my blog every week this year so I can have somewhat of a journal, since I am horrible at keeping a journal. I am grateful for my family, my wonderful better half Rich and our beautiful children who are all healthy and most of the time happy. I love them all and hope for a GrEat and ExCiTinG year!!!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Carson turns 7

I think since it was just Mother's Day, and Rich helped them make me a "special" breakfast, Carson thought that sounded like a tradition we should either start or have always done:) so the night before his birthday he says, "don't forget to get up early and make me a special breakfast." I have never done that before, I usually try to make a "special" dinner, but I thought what the heck.....and he was delighted! I can't believe it has been 7 years since Carson joined our family. He is such a joy to have around and is just such a sweet kid.
This year Carson's favorites are:
  1. color: green
  2. breakfast: biscuits and gravy
  3. food: spagetti
  4. thing to do: swim, ride his bike
  5. subject: lunch
  6. video game: spiderman
  7. treat: ice cream
  8. cereal:golden grahams
  9. number: 10
  10. toy: lava man

For his birthday he got some transformers he has been wanting, and some swim toys, that Ashton thought were something to wear on his head, silly boy;)

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

kayaking with the kids

We took the kids on a last min. kayaking trip last Tues. We went to blue ridge reservoir. Rich's partner at work has a kayaking rental business, and let us take them up. I hadn't ever been, and besides Logan, the other kids hadn't either. I was seriously impressed, even Carson was cruising around. He got tired after awhile, so Rich hooked his up to Logan's and he towed him along. It was a fun, fun day!!! We love spending time together, especially outdoors!!

Sunday, May 8, 2011


Well we had a trip to the E.R. tonight. Ashton decided to learn how to climb out of the crib tonight, or rather fall. He broke both bones in the for arm. The good news is that the bones are lined up, no surgery and no setting the bones. They splinted it tonight and he should get a cool cast in about a week. He was so cute, when they asked him if he was a monkey, he said, u hu:). They gave him some gatorade in a cup with a straw, and he just kept saying, "a Ivy some juice," I seriously think it's adorable how both of them always think of each other.