Tuesday, November 17, 2009

It's a. . . . . .

I found out today that we will be welcoming a little baby girl into our family around April the 6th. Today was a very special day for me. I have had a special feeling that a little girl was waiting to come down to our family for a long time now, even before we knew I was pregnant. I feel like she was meant to come to our home at this time and I couldn't be happier. On the way home from my doctors appointment I just had to have a good cry. . .darn those pregnancy hormones!
The kids are really happy too, although Dallin still had his heart set on a little brother. Each of the kids keep talking to my belly and hoping she can hear them. It's pretty entertaining to hear what they each have to say to her.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Check out my 3 new posts!

Princess Alise

I just had to show off my pretty girl. Alise was invited to a princess party where all the girls dressed up like princesses. She told me exactly how how she wanted me to do her hair and everything. After we dressed her all up she couldn't stop smiling. She felt so beautiful. She had a great time at the party.


Maleah- was a cute little kitty. She sort of looked like a leopard but she told everyone she was a cat. She loved all the dressing up, and she's continued to dress up everyday since. I think this opened a whole new door for her. We found her late one night (while everyone was asleep) in the middle of her room in a princess dress.

Preston- had his mind made up and he wasn't going to be anything but a pirate this year, so I got creative and made something for him. I think it really turned out cute!

Alise- was a snow princess and she loved posing for these pictures! She tilts her head just right and does a half smile, she is so hilarious!

Dallin- decided he wanted to create his own costume this year, so he made himself a ninja costume. I think he was pretty creative! Around his mouth he tied a soccer sock. . something I would have never thought of. Gregg and I had a good laugh, but Dallin was very proud of his creation. Earlier that morning he came into my room wearing all dark green, he had those green soccer socks on his arms and he was holding a light savor, and he had his knees tucked into his shirt as he attempted to walk around, he said," I am Yoda." I laughed so hard, and told him I didn't think he could do that all night while we went trick-or-treating.

Pumpkin carving

The kids really had fun carving pumpkins this year! It's our family tradition to sit in a circle and carve pumpkins together.

- from left to right: Dallin, Alise, Preston and Maleah's pumpkin.

Saturday, October 10, 2009


Check out all our new pictures (you have to scroll down to see them all). Shandy Vogt,a lady in our ward does wonderful photography and I was blest enough to get in on her busy schedule. Thank you Shandy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

The 5 club!

We are officially joining the 5 club! We weren't planning on another bundle of joy quite so soon but the Lord had other plans for us. We are all happy and excited to have another member of our family. The kids are overjoyed! When we told them the news, I pointed out to them that whatever we have (boy or girl) will determine if the boys will rule the home or the girls since we will no longer have an even amount. Dallin is now crossing his fingers for another brother.

Chris and Susan came to Visit!

We had such a great time with Chris (my brother) and Susan (his wife). We had a couple B.B.Q's with all of us, the kids had a blast playing together and the adult's had fun talking and playing Apple's to Apple's (we played through every single card).

Cousins (My kids, Andy's kids, and Chris's kids)

My family one Sunday right before Church

Preston was a stinker and kept sticking his tounge out. That's Preston for ya. . .always silly.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Here's what we've been up to.

Preston had his preschool gratuation. He got to wear a gown and everything. After we had a huge breakfast with just about everything you could imagion.
This is Mrs. Nicole's last year teaching preschool so it was really bitter sweet. Mrs. Nicole taught Alise for 2 years and Preston for 1. She's been so wonderful and we are really going to miss her. I only got one picture because my camera died shortly there after.

Alise had her gratuation from Kindergarden. The Kindergardners sang to the parents and after the pricipal read off each one of their names and handed them a diploma. She Loves school and her teacher so it's was hard for her to say good bye.

We also had Alise's first piano recital. She was SO nervous to get up in front of everyone, but she did it and we were so proud of her. Afterwards she got a gift from her teacher and a rose from us. On the way home she said,"mom I want to do it again!"

Random pictures of my kiddos

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I had a Blast at our "Girls weekend!" I went with 4 of my high school friends down to San Fransisco to celebrate all of us turning 30 this year. Stephanie (our friend who is ALWAYS planing trips, parties, and anything else you can think of) invited us all to a special "time out" for us moms. We had an awesome 4 days! I don't think I have laughed that hard in years! The first day 4 of us met up and went to the Oakland Temple and did sealings. It was so nice and the weather was awesome. Then we walked to the top of the temple and had a great time setting the timers on all 4 of our cameras and running into position.

Us at the Hotel before the temple

This is the view from the top of the temple

Us on top of the Temple

That night we met up with our other friend Amy and went to a nice dinner.
The next day we went to see WICKED, which was SO awesome! We sat in the 2nd row and it was amazing! Go see it if you ever get the chance.
Riding to Wicked

We also went to Great America, shopping in San Fran, went to dinner at the Cheesecake factory, got lost a lot, stayed up all night, and laughed a ton!
Thank you to all you ladies who came, we'll have to plan another one for sure!

Friday, April 17, 2009


We took Preston to the eye doctor last week to discuss removing the bump above his eye. He was born with small cyst above his eye and the doctors told us long ago, that it was no big deal and that we could choose to remove it or not. So Gregg and I had finally had decided that Yes we wanted it removed. We were thinking that this appointment would be no big deal and we'd basically schedule a surgery date and be out of there. Well, 2 hours later we were still there and the doctor was doing all kinds of testing. Finally they dilated his eyes and told us that he was very farsighted and needed glasses. Gregg and I were pretty surprised, Now a week later we were able to pick them up and I think he looks really cute in them. Preston wears them proudly and shows them to everyone. I just hope he stays this excited about them!

The Race!

The pinewood derby was really fun this year. There were about 30-35 kids that participated and Dallin actually made it to the final rounds. He didn't place anything this time but his cousin Jayden took 1st place out of everyone and Dallin was So excited for him!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

I am playing Blog Catch-Up

Maleah's 2nd Birthday


A few weeks back I got to California for almost a week with Maleah. I had a great time. I got to see my brother and sister and their families.
Here is some of the things we did:

- Another birthday party for Maleah (the cousins really wanted to do one for her since it was her birthday the day we arrived).
- Lunch with just my sister/best friend (at my favorite resturant in the whole world)
- shopping
- Maleah loved playing with cousins
- visited Gregg's two sisters (and more cousins)
- went on a run with my brother (it kicked my butt)
- Went by my old house and neighborhood
- went to dinner with all my family(that was really cool to be all together)

Here are a few pictures but I have to warn you that they were mostly taken the night before I left at bed time.
Cousins (Grant and Nathan)

Brother (Christopher)

Kristen and Maleah (cousins)

sister-in-law Susan, Kristen and Maleah

My sister Julie (right after working all night long as a nurse)

Our Spring Break Tea party with cousins

We had a very fun tea party with lots of manners, it was so yummy and the kids loved it! Alise and I made it very formal with hand-made invitations and place mats, we even bought a new tea pot.
First we started out with sliced apples and sandwiches (I forgot to take the picture until they were almost gone)

Served with our Tea (which was made with soda and juice)

Next we had lemon muffins

And for dessert we had home made donuts and cookie ice-cream sandwiches (They were all being so goofy)