Tuesday, November 2, 2010


The Skeleton Family

Carving pumpkins. I think I set a world record... 2 pumpkins gutted and carved... 45 minutes.

Ready for trick-or-treating... in the rain.

Scary Savannah!

Soaking wet Justin after trick-or-treating in a down pore! He was a great sport in spite of the rain but ended up having more fun handing out candy at home.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Here, There, and Everywhere . . .

We've had some fun and exciting times over the past several weeks. Savannah started 1st grade, Craig conquered LOTOJA (206 mile bike race), Justin is potty-training, and Kristi organized the primary program and has been doing a lot of running. Life has been a blast!

Savannah finished another stellar soccer season, started her singing lessons again, and is also participating in a local musical production. Craig and Kristi had a phenomenal trip to the Bahamas and enjoyed the beach, the resort, and some time without the kiddos!! Craig's done a lot of business travelling lately. He's been from Chile to Vietnam, Indonesia, and Japan. Justin started gymastics and is quite the little acrobat.

Here are a few photos that tell the story . . .

Savannah's a tough little soccer player

Savannah & Justin at Park City trip

Craig rode over 2,000 miles on his bike this summer

Kristi & Savannah looking happy @ Cascade Springs

We cruised the Bahamas by scooter...crazy traffic!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Happy 6th Birthday Savannah!

We celebrated Savannah's 6 birthday by taking her horseback riding. We thought she would enjoy it since she loves animals and she says she wants to work on a farm when she grows up. We all had a great time!

Later that night we celebrated with a "Rock Star" themed party. Savannah treated us all to a few karaoke numbers, followed by a pinata, and then cake and ice cream. I can't believe my little girl is already 6. I've loved every minute of her life and am so thankful I was chosen to be her mom.

Friday, July 23, 2010

I love summer!

Ahhh... summertime! I love it! We have had a great summer so far. Well, actually it started off a little rough with Justin falling out of a fire truck on Memorial Day and breaking his collar bone, but since then it has been great. We've been swimming, bowling, zooing, camping, boating and in the middle of all that I squeezed in a quick trip to Alaska with my sister Lynne followed by a trip to Washington DC for me and Craig. Fun, fun, fun! Meanwhile we are staying active. We are both training for a half marathon coming up next month and Craig is training for a 206 mile bike race in September. I'll blame all of this busyness on why I cannot seem to find time to update this blog! Just know if I haven't posted in a while it's because were out having fun.

Justin's first boat ride. He was a bit nervous at first but quickly warmed up.
Kristi with her parents at the Anchorage temple.
Savannah participated in a youth choir. She loves any chance to sing and perform.
Justin with our gorilla friend at the zoo.
It's a tradition to take pictures with this gorilla each time we go to the zoo. I should have the kids name him. He looks like a Bruno to me.
Throwing rocks into the river.
Justin's collarbone brace. He called it his "backpack". He had to wear it for 3 weeks and now is back to normal and just as active as ever.
Savannah's first race. She ran 1 mile in 10 min 24 sec. She might have been able to do it faster but I was trying to keep up. I think (and hope) she has inherited some good running genes from her birthmother.
Bowling as a family. Fun for all, except for Justin when it wasn't Justin's turn.
Justin practicing "superman arms" in swim lessons.
Savannah practicing her back float in swim lessons.
Kristi in Alaska, visiting her parents and brothers.
A wet family!
Craig and I were able to go to a Washington Nationals game while in DC. Craig was excited to see Stephen Strasburg pitch. I was excited for a cold drink and hot dog!
Justin is a maniac in the water. We tried water wings on him for the first time and he loves them! (I love them too... no more yanks on my swimsuit straps!)
Craig, my hot stuff, and the Washington Monument.
Me & Craig at the Supreme Court building.
Savannah made the best s'more ever.
Justin and cousin Luke. I love this picture because it looks like they are getting along when in reality Justin is always hitting Luke. They play well together but Justin likes to cheapshot Luke. I'll be happy when Justin grows out of this stage!
My sweet boys.

Friday, May 7, 2010

What's Been Going On At Our House...

Savannah's kindergarten class had "practice eating school lunch" day.

Savannah participating in the neighborhood spring parade.

Justin was trying so hard to figure out those peddles he would not look up at the camera. He loves his new bike!

I could not resist! This was Savannah's temple dress. It wouldn't button in the back but otherwise I think it fits pretty good. Justin kept pulling at the sleeves saying "I don't like it!". I don't think Craig is going to either.

Savannah broke her arm falling off of a swing. She will have her cast on for two more weeks. She is getting lots of attention from her cast and she loves it!

Justin was getting too big for his toddler bed so I switched him to a big boy bed. But now he looks so small in his big bed!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Spring Break

Sunday - Easter & General Conference... egg hunt, easter baskets, sticky buns, and ham dinner.
Monday - Drive to Idaho to visit cousins. Go to Dog Museum.
Tuesday - 3 hours at bounce houses. Drive back to Utah.
Wednesday - Swimming
Thursday - Zoo!
Friday - Clark Planetarium and IMax movie
Saturday - Savannah attends birthday party, Justin sick with fever, Craig and Kristi do projects at home

I have to admit, at the end of this week I am tired! We played hard all week. I am behind in laundry and really need to go grocery shopping but am so glad we all took the week off to play. I have loved having Savannah home from school. This makes me really excited for lazy summer days.