Saturday, December 18, 2010

Dance Recital

If you've ever been to a dance recital, you know how they go on and on and on. Right?! Well, if it weren't for these cute little girls of ours, we would never want to sit through another one. But, you can't help but see the sparkle in these little darlings' eyes as they are on that stage performing. It's what make is all worth it!!
Emma looks ready for the Nutcracker!
Love the looks on Kaela and Savi's faces!

Loved, loved, loved this dance. Can't wait to see it again at competition. Can't believe I just said that. Competition is really a love/hate thing! I must have really liked this dance! I was having fits with the hair-do and cursing the fact that we had to do it...who do they think we are "hairstylists"?! But...have to admit, it turned out pretty cute. I am a better bumper for it!! (Only a mom that has done the "bump" would truley understand!!)

Friday, November 26, 2010

Halloween Hits List

Every Halloween I like to post my Halloween Favorites. Even though they're a little late, here they are: Jessie taking a break from her Toy Story role and slipping into her cheerleader role.
Matt and pals were ready to save the planet! This year the theme for them was super hereos. Not sure why Grant and Cori didn't get the memo.
I think this is the Nacho Libre version of Superman!
The Dead Ballerinas and an Aerobics Diva. Loved the spiders and creepy crawlies in their hair!
Neighbors JD and Dawson helped Jessie feel at home!
The Foursome: Rapunzel, a couple of Harry Potters, and a Jessie.

Emma and Kaela's "Best Friends" costume was darling. Not sure what the other two girls are though.
Neighbor, Greg Matis always takes the cake! This year he was Samuel Clemens. Yes, you're right... Mark Twain
Miss Pig and Miss Cow
One of my Young Woman, sweet Kenna
Gypsy Girl
Looks like Jordan didn't get the memo either.
Superman saving the planet.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Snow Fun!

Oh. The joys of winter. It's all so fun (except the dressing and undressing part! Ugh!)
I think Anna needs some new snow clothes! The boys' snow ramp

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Slow to Post

It's been a while since my last post. The summer flew by, as it always does, filled with sports camps, boys camps, girls camps, Treks, hikes, swims, etc. It was all very fun, but very short. We need more summer in our lives! Oh, how I love the days of summer. I'm really a summer girl, at heart. I love those warm summer days, laying on a blanket beneath a tree, watching the leaves blow in the breeze. I love being so hot that it actually feels good to swim in a cold lake. I love going for runs early in the morning, with the sun already up.
Now, the days are getting shorter. The weather is getting cold. We may even get our first snow this week. I can't really complain, though. It has been a beautiful Fall. The weather has been perfect up until now--cool, dry, with colors beyond belief! The colors have been breathtaking this year. The other morning, as I was running down Fort Street, I was awestruck by the colors. I wanted to just keep running. Too bad I was tired and had my life to get back to. I love that "getting lost in the run" feeling! Fall is one of those things you can never get enough of, this year especially.
So, here are a few pics from the last few months...highlights.

Football...Troy coaching Matt again. Matt playing Quarterback and Wide Reciever.

Anna's first time playing volleyball. Playing in DimpleDell's Rec League with friends Jessa and Savi.

Priesthood night.
Emma's unusual pet--Peep (Pig and Sheep mixed)
Family time at Springdell

Grandma always makes birthdays special

My Dad's memorial.
Emma's Birthday party
Emma's primary party at Pecks

Anna at a football scrimmage

Emma's first day of Kindergarten. Big girl!

Skelanimals were the summer trend amongst these girls and their friends
The flood...a lot of water came in the window.

Jordan's first time on Trek
Kaela's birthday
Draper parade
Kaela's first pedicure (birthday treat)
The favorite four
Matt riding the four-wheeler to Jordans

A man travels the world over in search of what he needs, and returns home to find it.

- George Moore