Monday, December 28, 2009


The kids were teary eyed when daddy gave them this new puppy. They named her Mollee
I was worried Marc wouln't be so nice to her...we only had to put him in time out 3 times to punish him for throwing her...3times..He loves to hold her.
Brynn and Jefferson have been busy making me a present and kept telling me how excited they were to give it to me... I love my new Nativity Set...Isn't it beautiful!!

Snuggies for Christmas are the BEST!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Santa Cookies




Every Christmas Eve we decorate sugar cookies for Santa. Thys and Marc would decorate then eat their cookies immediatly.

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Lip Sync Craziness!

Marc practicing his "bollywood" dance for our video.
Tory being, well Tory. We went crazy with the costumes this year, and this one had to be one of the best.

After being in dad's office for a long time waiting for the green screen to be ready, the kids got restless, and soooo hungry. We ordered pizza and then they were ready to go.

This was the hard part, trying to get the make-up off! As soon as Jeff edit way into the night, we'll try and post our lip sync video for you.

...and Brynn beat everybody... with the bumpers of course. It was a fun day at big Al's.

Christmas Adam

Jefferson has become quite the bowler. Every time I give him tips, he puts them to use.
Marc LOVES to bowl... he even puts his finger in the right spot.

Paige doesn't use bumpers girl!!!

Mckenna still needs them but refuses.... good form girl!!!

Tory wants his own bowling ball...the one with the skull in it. He hates to bowl but loves to make fun of himself...he trying to get the bowling ball to spin and rotate.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Nativity Birthday

A couple of weeks before my birthday my mom called and asked, "How would you like me to come visit you for you birthday?" I immediatly started crying for joy because it was right in the middle of when Jeff would be out of town for 2 weeks. (This year will be the 6th year in a row he would miss it). We had a blast together. Went to the Craft fair at the Expo center, shopping, crafts, movie, dinner, lunch, long talks, basketball games,and a visit to the Festival of Nativities, (one of our favorites, I love going every year around my birthday and is a wonderful start to the holiday). She helped me cook, and clean and did my laundey. In fact the twins said, "She didn't come here to do your laundry mom!" I know but that's just what moms do. I consider my mom my best friend and she always uplifts my spirit. This year she was truly an angel. I told her she was my saving grace. (It's always terribly hard when Jeff leaves for so long) Thanks mom!! You're the best, I love you!!!

Christmas Preparations

Jeff had to leave town right after Thanksgiving so I asked him pretty please to put up the lights and tree before he left. He lovingly obliged. The kids and I decorated the tree while listening to holiday music. Since I'm technically challenged I couldn't figure out how to take a picture of all of us in front of our decorated tree. Everyone took turns being the "photographer" including Marc. I can't fit all the funny pictures they took but it was fun trying. I usually make the gingerbread house from scratch but Im trying to simplify.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brynn threw this costume together at the last minute so we could go to the Boo Bash in downtown Camas. It was very crowded, but we found Brynn's twin. It was fun and as in tradition we ended our trick or treating at Dairy Queen for a free ice cream cone.

Halloween Party

Marc wanted to be the "blue batman"

McKenna and Paige made their outfit 29 min. before the party. Pretty good huh? Then when we got there, lo and behold.. another set of "Things"

This is Caden, Paige, Mckenna then Hunter. The boys are in our ward and have become wonderful friends.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Half Moon Cay

Carribean Vacation

Thanks to Jeff and all his hard work and planning, we had a fabulous vacation cruise to the Eastern Carribean. Jeff told me to keep it a secret then 2 days later he couldn't stand it anymore and told the kids himself.

Carribean Vacation

Jeff surprised the family with a cruise to the Eastern Carribean. The kids were so excited to be missing school for this adventure in the sun. Thanks daddy you're the best.