Christmas Fever

Friday, December 12, 2008

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

Let it snow, Let it snow, Let it snow

Monday, December 8, 2008

Finally, it looks like Christmas!!! The first thing I heard this morning was "Mom, come here". So I went into the kitchen, and there was Gavin staring out the back window. When he saw me he said "look mom it's snow......., I go play"? So of course I had to go dig out the snow clothes and luckily most of them still fit him, except for his gloves. Hence the girly Minnie mouse gloves that had to make due. He had so much fun playing in it, he could have stayed out there all day.

Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree

We put our tree up a couple of days ago and decided to finally take some pictures. Gavin had a blast decorating it, but Olivia was rolling around next to him taking all the low hanging bulbs right back off. All you could hear was " Stop it Olivia". Olivia loves to stare at all the lights on the tree, and to lay right underneath it. They are just the cutest kids. I love them to pieces. The holidays are so much fun. Happy Holidays to you all.

Halloween Fun

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween was so much fun this year. Gavin was finally old enough to know what was going on. He would walk right up to the doors knock and say trick or treat all by himself. He was the most handsome pirate around. When his basket started to get to heavy for him he refused to let anyone help him with it he just wanted more candy. At our ward carnival they had bob for apples. Gavin was watching all of the older kids bob, to see how it was done then he knelt down at the side of the pool held onto the sides and stuck his head right in no hands at all. He was such a pro, and came up with a good apple he was so proud of himself.

Olivia was a chicken, oh she was adorable. She never fussed about being in her costume. Of course she had no idea what was going on, but everyone thought she was so cute. Watching Gavin was so much fun for her, she would laugh at him every time he would run over to her in his pirate costume. She sure loves her older brother.

Family Pictures

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

So we finally got around to taking our family pictures. They ended up turning out better than I thought they would. Wow it is a little difficult to get two kids to cooperate at the same time. It seemed like that either both of them wouldn't smile, or one or the other wasn't. So I wasn't sure how they would turn out. Luckily though I am very happy with the final product. Thanks Annalee.

Kelly Canyon Adventure

Friday, September 26, 2008

April allowed me to take a trip up to the mountains this last weekend with a friend of mine to go motorcycle riding. We took on some pretty narely trails, but it was a blast. By the time we got to the top we were both exhausted.

Enjoying the view. Behind me was just part of the canyon we were riding up.

This was one of the tougher parts of the trail. Aside from the two foot ruts, the step hill, loose dirt, and big rocks in all the wrong places, there was a very dead cow just off to the left of the trail. It took us a couple tries getting up this, but when we did, we were very happy to be away from that smell!

This is the top of Garnes. If you look close you can see the Tetons and Driggs in the bottom of the valley there. It was an awesome view all around.

Greatest Weekend Ever, but not really!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Ok, so let's get this rolling. First off, the fair! We'll kick it off at a couple of weeks ago. April's back started hurting. Nothing major, but still...painful. But she's a tough woman, so she pushed through the pain. We went to the fair on Saturday. Gavin had an amazing time. He got to ride rides, pet some strange animals, and eat lots of food.

Now the fun begins! By the end of the fair, April really isn't feeling very good, so we start heading for home. By about half way home, we decide that it's time to go to the doctor. We ended up going to the emergency room in Rexburg. Come to find she's not pregnant....she is carrying her first kidney stone at a whoppin' 5mm. That's almost twice as big as the tube it's trying to go down. Not fun. After pumping her full of morphine and keeping her over night, they sent us down to Idaho Falls to see a specialist. They said they were going to blast it out with a procedure that sounds like "Lythotripsy". Not really sure how to spell that. Anyway, they couldn't do that till Thursday, so they put in a stint, and sent us home for a few days.

Now, I'd like to say that this was the end of our weekend...but no, it's not. On Monday, while trying to give April some quiet time, I took Gavin on a 4 wheeler ride (He was wearing his helmet). We were riding behind our house going over bumps and hills when Gavin lost his grip and his face went flying into the handle bars. He has done this many times so I wasn't too worried. But then I turned him around. His face was covered in blood. I felt like such a schmuck! So to go along with April's first kidney stone, Gavin got his first stitches, complements of his father.

So we made it through the weekend...finally. But, somewhere along the way to Thursday I lost my debit card. My truck decided to stop working (battery problems) and took it out on my mother-in-law's car. Explanation: She tried to give us a jump and it fried her battery.

Thursday came and the Lythotrasidofsgflask..... thing went perfectly. April was pretty sore but is doing just fine now. Hopefully she'll never have another one of those. And hopefully we won't have another Labor Day Weekend filled with this much excitement.

Reunion Camp-out

Monday, July 28, 2008

Here Kitty Kitty

Friday, June 27, 2008

We decided that Gavin needed a pet to keep him busy. Luckily this kitty is really good with Gavin and lets him carry her around. Wow this poor kitty sure takes a lot from him. I thought that getting a kitty was going to be like having another baby, but she is such a good kitty. She knows were her litter box is and how to use it, and all I do is leave water and food out for her and she is good to go. Having a pet has been so much fun!

Gotta love Daddy!!!

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Saturday in Rexburg was the air show. I was amazed at how many people were there. Luckily my mom lives right next to the golf course, so we parked at her house and walked less then a block to the park. It was like we had front row seats. Gavin loved all of the airplanes, we didn't have to entertain him at all. Burgess would stroll him around in his stroller up and down the path to get better views and some of the planes. Gavin loves to spend time with his dad. As soon as daddy is home Gavin never leaves his side. They enjoyed spending time with each other. Olivia and I sat and watch how much fun they had together. We sure love our dad and all he does for us.

We decided that we needed to get Gavin a helmet when he rides the quad and the motorcycle. We searched for a helmet that would fit him, and came across this Lightning McQueen Helmet. We thought that he wouldn't want to were it, but we told him that the rules are he can't have a ride unless he has his helmet on. His helmet went right on his head, and he ran right up to jump on. Burgess loves giving Gavin rides. My only fear is that since he is already addicted now, I am in big trouble once he can drive one all on his own.

Little bit of hard work

Monday, June 16, 2008

There was so much to do over the weekend. There was finally good weather that we could go outside and enjoy the sun. We have been meaning to buy a few trees to put in the yard and haven't got around to it until now. We bought three trees and planted two of them in the back yard and one out in the front, who knew trees could be so expensive. We had to load one on the quad to get it into the back yard, it was to heavy to carry the whole way. Gavin even helped plant the trees. The yard looks so much better. It gives us a tiny bit of shade.

Olivias Big Day

June 1st was a big day for our little Olivia. It was her blessing day! We had a lot of family that was able to come and spend this special day with us. Olivia just fits right into our family, she balances things out. She is such a calm baby, she just sits there and observes what is going on. Gavin on the other hand is always go go go. I sure love my family, we have so much fun together I couldn't ask for anything different!! Thanks to everyone who made this day so special for us. It really means a lot.

Girls Weekend

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Memorial weekend my sisters and me and my mom all went to Billings Montana to have a girls weekend at my sister Natalie's house. Of course we all left the kids at home to have some time with just us girls. Oh, I guess I did take Olivia but most of the time you didn't even know she was there. She was such a good little girl. Thanks to all of our husbands they kept the kids for the weekend, so I am sure it was not the long weekend they were looking forward to. We sure love them. While we were in Montana we ate a few fun places like the Rib and Chop house. WOW my ribs were amazing. We also went to Red Lodge, which is like going to Jackson. We walked around and went into all the little stores. While we were there we ate at this fun pizza restaurant. We all ordered different appetizers and shared them, they were all so good. I think I had the most fun just being able to spend some time with my sisters and mom. It's not very often that we can all get together as just the girls. Thanks to my sisters and my mom for such a fun weekend I love you all.