Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Some pictures

Had our first snow day today. Here is Chubba playing with the dogs in the back yard, they all had so much fun!!
Dylan having just fallen off of the sleigh behind the 4-wheeler!

Joce and her artistic self showing through with this AMAZING snowman! I stayed inside and did laundry and cleaned the house, mostly I just tried to be warm, I thought we had moved away from all of this?? Although it was funny that we had a snow day when there was only about 7-8 inches at Preston it would have been just another storm!! It was a fun day, the boys were outside ALL day riding 4-wheelers and playing in the snow:)

Joce went to sadie hawkins dance, they decorated their shirts and had a great time!!

Just an example of the fun the boys have been having this fall with our new dog, aptly named "Birdie" Shawn has the best reciepe for cooking all kinds of game birds so we really have been enjoying them!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Crazy Dayz!

I know I am such a slacker on this blog, but I will try to do better! I am also blogging for the marathon so I figured I can always do 2 right??

AmyLynne's funeral was on the 16th and was very beautiful and touching, she and her family are some of the best people around! We had dinner and everything then went back to KL and Troy's place to hang out for awhile, about 5'oclock there was screaming coming from the tramp, it was Chubba he was on with the big boys and came down on Hayden's shoulder with his chin. I pulled him off and had him come sit by me for a few minutes and before long he was off again. About half an hour later he came and told me he had a headache so I had him sit by me again, about the same time Shawn was going to run back to our house for a few things and Chubba asked him where he was going, Shawn told him and then went into the kitchen for a minute, came back out and said good-by again. Chubba asked him where he was going, Shawn told him, almost word for word, then Chubba looked at me and said "my head hurts", he had just said that 2 minutes earlier so we began to question him on other things, he could remember the Prophets name, his birthday,his family, but not why we were at AmyLynnes' house.

I wanted to know if he could still read so I handed him a program from the funeral and asked him to read it for me, it was the most horrible part of the day. He read it silently looked at me and burst into tears, he didn't remember that AL had passed away!! I proceeded to burst into tears as well for his pain, it was awful. It lasted about 2 minutes then abruptly stopped. I asked him why he was sad and he just looked at me with a glazed expression and said "I don't know, my head hurts." We gave him a blessing and headed to the hospital, I had a flower from one of the arrangements in the car it was a lilly, he smelled it and I asked him what it reminded him of he told me AL, I said "why?" he said "because she is beautiful" Then I asked if he remembered what had happened that day, he said no. We went through the grieving 4-5 times that night, until his memory began to return. He had a concussion and had forgotten the entire past week!! Thankfully as his memory returned it all came back so we didn't have to go through it again.

What I found amazing was the episode with the flower, we had never had these flowers before, he had associated then with her even through his injury. The mind is an amazing thing.

The pictures are of him in the hospital and with him all dressed up for the funeral, he was a pall-bearer.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

On the run!!

My sister KayLynne and I are going to run a marathon.....stop laughing it's true!

check out our "jog blog" at

This is just in case anyone out there still stops in here!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

more pictures of the trip

Our favorite place to eat (besides Chadders)
The fog rolled in at the beach but we had fun anyway!
Two very tired parents
Josh and Kayty enjoying a much needed break

Joce and Grandpa

Will you just take the picture already???

Minnie was the only character we saw out and about

We love Toontown

Another picture of the kids, we had a group of 16 it was so fun to be together

Gotta love family!!!


Sidewalk of the Stars
Beverly Hills
A giant tree in Beverly Hills
Hayden's birthday at Bill and Nancy's
Loaded up and ready to go!!!

We decided to go with the Sharp Family to California to enjoy some family time together. We made the decision to go on Sunday and left Friday so not enough time to fly (we love spending time in the car anyway) Friday morning we piled in for the 15 hour drive south, so thankful for Redbox! We began our adventure at Uncle Bill and Aunt Nancy's house in Moorpark for Hayden's birthday, then to Hollywood and the sidewalk of stars! Monday found us at Disneyland pushing the gates open at 7:30am and getting kicked out at midnight! The next morning we were waking up the kids to head for Knott's Berry Farm and Josh says "why do you do this to your children?" too funny!! anyway 10 hours at Knotts then swimming and pizza, and another 16 hours at Disneyland the next day!! Grandpa and Grandma came for Mon-Wed too. Thursday found us at the beach chasing waves and building sandcastles then driving as far as we could that night and arriving home Friday. Troy talked with customer service at Disney telling them the reason for our visit and that AmyLynne had been a make-a-wish recipient and they gave him a fast-pass which helped so we didn't have to wait in many lines!!! What a week.
The only thing that could have been better is if Sydney were with us!!

Now to try and post the pictures!!

I will do another post with more pictures

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Joce's first school dance

Well this past weekend Joce had a school dance called Sweethearts. Its like a Valentines dance, but a formal girls choice. She had so much fun with all her friends, she took a boy in our ward, and everything went great.
I don't think we have more than 3 pictures where Joce, or other kids, are smiling. All the rest are funny faces! Typical Joce.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Lots and lots of posts...

Well, since it has been 4 months, we are going to give you a slightly large blog today. yep, i said large, like big, humongous, A LOT!!!

Shawn and Nathlie went to Texas for a week, this is the Alamo.

First boarding of the year 2010. Very first day.

Oh Christmas tree!!

Nathlie was driving.

The last family picture for 2009. The day we dropped Syd off for another adventure in Connecticut.
This is Nathlie's 29th *40th cough* birthday party, dinner and a murder. intense.

Joce had a young women in excellence, red carpet night, she went all out. she was from the 80's and took an hour to comb her hair out. I don't think she will rat it up that high again.

Josh had his 8th birthday! It was really fun with all the family there for his baptism!

This is our very own house! finally its ours!!