Tuesday, April 12, 2011


Chase and Lanie
All the kiddos and Buster having a Creamie!

Megan and Buster

We had some visitors a few weeks ago. Ben's sister came with her husband and son Chase and their cute dog.We had a blast and wish it could of been longer. Megan is in love with her cousins dog named Buster.Just look at that smile. She would love a dog or any kind of animal. But she will have to settle with her gold fish Alex for now. It's a good thing that both our neighbors have a cat or a dog that she can play with anytime she wants. We had fun entertaining Chase and Buster for a day. We went to two parks and played the whole day! Jaden loved having another boy around to even up his playing field.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011


Here are just a few updates : 1- We moved again!! But this time alot less stressful. 2-Ben is really enjoying his new job @Fidelity. 3-We miss our friends in California but feel lucky to be closer to family. 4-The kids are liking their new school, and have made friends quickly. 5-We have enjoyed the snowy weather here and have taken advantage of sledding every chance we can get.And the kids love eating the snow too! 6-The kids are now on a 5 week spring break( I hope I don't pull all my hair out before they go back to school). It has only been 3 days so far and we are staying busy going to all the fun parks, and library. 7-Ben's grandma passed away and it was a sweet experience for our family. We will miss her. It was also nice to be all together with Ben's siblings again. We also got to see my family too. 8-Well, that is all for now, I will post some fun pictures as soon as I figure out how with my new camera I got for Christmas. Hope everyone is doing well. And I promise to keep you all updated more. If there is even anybody who does read this anymore.LOL.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

What do the numbers 31 and 16 mean?

USU 31 BYU 16! It is okay to brag every 17 years or so isn't it? I would also say it is okay to update your blog every month or so. So here is our most recent update - not necessarily in chronological order since July 4th. Yikes!!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

4th of July!

We had a really enjoyable weekend leading up to and a few days after the 4th of July. We went camping near Lake Tahoe with Ben's Sister Melissa, her husband Chad, little Boy Chase, and dog Bear over the 4th of July weekend. As far as camping is concerned, we had a great time swimming, playing horseshoe's (they take it serious in Tahoe), video games, and basketball, and overall catching up. Tahoe Valley Campground was an excellent host. It is a good thing when Jaden isn't bored. We watched the Fireworks on the Lake, ate our fair share of strawberries and of course too much good food, learned to play the new game Monopoly Deal and wished we were already retired.

Then.....we came home just in time for Ben's brother JR, his wife Aubree, and kids Carson, Brenner, and Avenlee to come visit. We showed them around the foothills near Modesto, went fishing at a trout farm, panned for gold, visited an old fashioned candy store, of course ate too much food, played even more Monopoly Deal, went swimming, and watched Brenner nearly puke over the smell of fish guts. Our only regrets are that either trip didn't last long enough and that we didn't have any more room for pictures in the camera. Aubree, can you send us your copies? Why can't good things last very long?

Us all at Tahoe Valley Campground!

Roasted marshmellows always make you smile-

Can you relax any more? Can I get you something to drink?

How many strawberries can you eat at once, let alone in 4 days?

Our Perch on Lake Tahoe for the Fireworks!

This is where the camera memory card is full! One of the fish we grilled after our visit to the Trout Farm! Would you believe that all of the kids liked how it tasted?

Monday, June 28, 2010

Half Insane or Half....

Is someone insane if they decided to hike to the top of this?

Via these?

What about if they saw this when they got to the top?

And felt like this?

Last week Ben and a couple of guys from our ward hiked to the top of half dome. It was everything physically and mentally that he thought it would be, and more. It was nice for a few minutes to feel like you were on top of the world. I hope you enjoy some of the other pictures we encountered while hiking.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Look Who's Two!

I can't believe my baby is two already.....
She loved her birthday hat from nursery and her barbie from Mackenzie...

She loved opening her presents but had to go hide under the entry way table so megan wouldn't open them first...

Everytime we sang the happy birthday song she would say "Cha Cha Cha" and clap.

We celebrated her birthday at the park with a few friends! We love you Lanie Bugs and you bring us so much joy and Happiness into our family. You are so sweet!! XOXOXO