Thursday, September 6, 2012

Catch-up in pictures

Wow!  It's been quite sometime since I got on here.  I have kept putting it off and putting it off, but I'm ready to start documenting my families happenings again...I think.  I'm going to post pictures of the last 7 months to play "catch-up" and then hopefully I can post on a regular basis.  


April - No pictures


Mother's Day 

Mismatch day at preschool.

Preschool graduation.

Carter's 1st grade musical.

Jumping on the trampoline with dad.

A quick getaway to Seattle before baby.


Off to the long awaited father and sons with cousins.

Stricken with hand foot mouth disease days before I had Lincoln.  She was not feeling well at all if she fell asleep on the couch.

Evening before I had Lincoln.

This is for everyone who has thought I'm never big when pregnant.  I blew it out of the park this time around.

In between contractions headed to the hospital.

Let's do this thing.  I've never been more ready to have a baby in my life!

Our purple faced baby.  Our boys asked if he was a "white" baby.  We assured them he would turn white after a couple of weeks...and he did.

Playing a round of golf on Carter's 7th birthday.

Swimming at Nana's house.

Missing the real dress-up queen...Clara.

Trying on baby brother's onesies every chance she could.

Clara on a good day in July.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day

When it comes to being creative, well, I'm just not that creative.  The boys valentines this year were a group effort on behalf of the whole family.  They absolutely love them and that's all that counts.  Can you tell they are obsessed with the movie Nacho Libre?

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

December 2011

Trying to get a decent picture by the tree before church.

Visiting Santa.  I look so sickly least my excuse was that I was actually sick.  Now what do I say?  I really pushed myself to get out a little in December so the kids could have a good time.  Parenting is all about sacrifice, right?

Blake had a tonsillectomy the beginning of December.  He finally doesn't snore like an overweight old man.  Really, it was bad.  He stopped breathing multiple times in the night when I would check on him, so it had to be done.  Now he sleeps so quietly.  Half the time I think he is dead.  He did pretty well the first three days and then not so well the next couple.  I will spare you the details.  I'm just glad I don't have to wake up every 4 hours to give him his medication anymore.

The only girl cousins in the family.  The mom's decided they needed to have matching pajamas.  We were so glad to have Clara with us again.

Waiting at the top of the stairs Christmas morning.  At around 7:15 Carter came in and asked if Santa had come.  We assured him that he probably had, but we were going to wait until 7:30 to wake Vivian up.  Blake came in at 7:20 and asked if he could go downstairs to see everything.  We told him to wait.  The next thing we know, we hear Blake gasp with excitement from downstairs saying "Santa came, he really came".  Cody yelled downstairs for Blake to get back up.  We didn't hear anything from him, so we thought he was sulking in his bed.  At 7:40, we went in to check on him and he had fallen back asleep in his bed.  What child does that after they have seen everything Santa has brought?  It's so Blake.  

So happy that Santa pulled through and bought him a replacement pair of cowboy boots.  His other one's were no longer wearable and we had a hard time finding the perfect one's.  

Vivian basically sat on the couch and went through her stocking eating the candy inside and looking at everyone's books.  

The kids were really excited about the new trampoline that their awesome parents bought them.  

Vivian feeding her new puppy a bottle that she got for her baby.  This girl is ALL girl and is very motherly.  

One last picture for the month of December.  I'm just proud of myself that I took more than two pictures.

Friday, January 27, 2012


November wasn't that great of a month for me. I spent my days on the couch wishing morning sickness (which lasts all day long) didn't exist.  The months of November and December were not he greatest for me.  In November we scheduled to have our house painted  in all of the living areas downstairs and the stairs and hallways upstairs.  This also included all of the ceilings.  Not the best timing since it made me even more sick to smell the paint.  I spent about 4 days at my parents on their couch.  Wow, I'm so glad that is over!  I have two pictures to prove that at least part of the family survived November.  


October was a pretty good month.  We made a trip to Utah, played outside a lot, and had some Halloween fun.  

 The boys on temple square.  They could have spent days here.  

 She was on her second day of no naps.  She went the entire trip not taking one...until we drove home. 

 Taking the kids to Cornbelly's with their cousins.  Definitely a favorite place for them.

Making an all day visit to BYU.  We have to give them as much exposure as possible to this place.  We can't break tradition.

Taking a picture in the Tanner building where Cody spent many days and nights.

Back home we made over 50 caramel apples.  It was a lot of work.

The boys getting in the last swing rides of the season.  Man, we really can't wait for spring to arrive.

Halloween night.  This picture says it all.