Sunday, December 2, 2007


Here are the kids before Thanksgiving. We are ready for church!

The day before Thanksgiving, we went to get our family pictures taken. Here we are!

Pictures of the kids turned out great!

We waited a week after Thanksgiving to put our Christmas tree up. Thanksgiving seemed to be much earlier in the month this year and I just couldn't put the tree up that soon. So, on December 1st it went up. Hannah and Jacob are SOOOOOO excited for Christmas. It will be so fun this year with our new boys.
The kids in front of the tree. Hannah always seems to be holding Alex and Jacob has got Logan.
My cute kids!!
Later that day we went to Grandma and Grandpa's house. It had snowed a lot that day and Hannah and Jacob really wanted to play in the snow!
I guess winter is really here!

Hannah loves having Max around for a while. We are so glad to see him and Heather. He is growing up so much. We really miss him when he is in Georgia. He really likes to have his picture taken if you can't tell!
PS: Hannah lost another tooth!!!

Alex and Logan

I always love taking pictures of the boys. They are growing! They are 8 months old and sitting up so well on their own. Alex is almost crawling and Logan is not that far behind. They are really starting to interact with each other when they play. Here are some fun pictures of them. Enjoy!

Logan likes to do funny things with his face and lips. He has such big blue eyes and dark brown hair! I love his chubby cheeks!

I love Alex's hair. It is quite fluffy and sticks out. Here he is after he just woke up from a nap. His hair is doing some crazy things, especially on the side. He is so fun!

Hannah thinks it is so funny to make to babies look silly and then take their pictures. Here she put Logan's pants on his head like a hat. They let her do it now, but I'm sure that won't last!!

Alex loves to smile for the camera!!

I love this picture. It doesn't capture exactly what was happening, but Logan was resting on the back of Alex while they were playing. It was so cute. I love my boys!

Jacob's Birthday

Jacob's birthday was November 15th. He turned 5 years old. He had a wonderful couple of days worth of celebrating. It started with a birthday dinner at Grandma Lillie's.

Here's the birthday boy with his Rice Krispie Cake!

Next was a party with the family on his birthday. We went to Winger's for his free birthday meal and back home for presents! He looks so handsome here with his new birthday clothes!

He was so excited to get his presents. Everything was "just what he always wanted!!" He loved his Hot Wheels Spin City Track.

Here he is with his brothers, Alex and Logan, and his new track.

The next day was his belt test in karate. He has earned his yellow belt. Here he is an official karate pose and his yellow belt. We are proud of Jacob for doing so well!

And to end the festivities, the next day Jacob had his friend party. He had 8 friends come. Between the pinata, presents, treats and cake, a good time was had by all. He wanted a race car party. The boys loved getting a Hot Wheels car to race on a track to Rich built in the garage. The day was exhausting, but Jacob had a wonderful day!

Here he is with his race car cake!

Monday, November 5, 2007

We're Back!!

We really didn't go anywhere, I was just a bit lazy and behind in my posting. However, I do wish that I was in Hawaii right now!!!
Our lives seem to be in a slow, repeating, work, eat, sleep, repeat. We did have a few "different" days with Grandma and Grandpa Thayne going on their mission, dentist appointments (yes, more than one), super Saturdays (just one thank Heavens!), and Halloween (bring on the candy!). So, I am looking forward to the upcoming holidays. This time of year always brings some excitement and spontaneity.

We are excited that Aunt Heather and Max are coming for a visit. They'll be here right before Jacob's 5th birthday. He is most excited to have a friend party this year!!
Here are some pictures of us these last few weeks.

It is our family tradition to attend the Utah State Fair. Rich and I went to the state fair for our very first date--11 years ago. We loved it then and still love it now!! We have gone every year, except 1, since then. We love the food, the activities, and the animals. This year we came on the day of the big tractor pull. Loud, but the kids thought it was great! A fabulous time was had by all!
Jacob and Hannah at the Little Farm Hands exhibit. They love this because they get to "buy" a special treat at the end with the "money" they earned from all their hard farm work! Here they are after picking apples.

Milking a cow!

Jacob in front a COOL race car!!!

Hannah and her snowie--grape of course!!

Halloween get-together at Grandpa Cory and Grandma Lillie's house. Here are the grandkids in their costumes. We are missing Max (in Georgia) and Alex (inside asleep!)

Alex woke up and he is the monkey. Logan is the puppy. They are so CUTE!!!!

All the kids with me on my birthday!

Logan and Alex love to be their stomachs. Here they are playing with Jacob's piano. They are growing so fast. They are 7 months old now and learning new tricks everyday. They love peas, sweet potatoes, and peaches. They are trying to drink out of sippy cups, but they haven't quite mastered that yet. They can pretty much get where they want to go by scooting on their tummies and rolling. They are both so fun. It is so great to see them learning new things and changing so much. We love our babies!!!

Alex made his way in to my closet and began eating my shoes. Logan just found one closer to him--dad's slipper.

Hannah had to do an oral report in class on a Historical Figure. She chose Sacagawea. Here she is in her class. Doesn't she look great--just like Sacagawea! I am proud of Hannah!!


I've been tagged by my friend, Jana (a true blogger!). I'm sure she is trying to get me to write more. Apparently, in blog lingo, that means that I need to write 7 things about myself. Then I'm supposed to tag 7 other people to do the same. I'm not sure that I know 7 other blogging friends--especially since 2 have already done this same thing. So, here goes the info.--most of you probably already know this stuff!

1. I worked at Fiesta Texas one summer and had to wear a green leiderhosen with a red checked shirt everyday.
2. I met my husband, Rich, on a blind date set up by his mother.
3. Ever since I did my country report on Ireland in the 5th grade, I've wanted to go there on a trip.
4. One of my biggest pet peeves is when couples wear matching shirts in their wedding announcements.
5. I love the beach and warm weather!!!
6. Sesame chicken is my favorite food.
7. I love to organize things. My house may not reflect this, but if I had the time, everything would have a place and everything would be in place! SOMEDAY!

So now...if you are reading this--consider yourself tagged! I'll be checking!

I can't help it, I have to add a picture!

OR TWO!!!!They are so cute!

PS--Do you know which one is Alex and which one is Logan??!!??

Sunday, November 4, 2007


I must admit that Halloween is not my favorite holiday of the year. My friend, Jana, has some pretty funny cartoons about Halloween that I've been enjoying. I could do without all the candy and dressing up, but I know my kids love it!! They love everything about it that is not scary!! There is one thing that I do, however, enjoy about Halloween--it is the carving of the pumpkins. This year, we decided to forgo the mess and draw faces this year. It took much less time, but the jack-o-lanterns turned out great. We even got some pretty good pictures of it!!!

This is Logan!

And this is Alex!

Halloween night was great fun! We had Grandma Lillie, Aunt Lindsay, Uncle Russell, and Calvin over for dinner and trick or treating! Hannah, of course, was a beautiful princess. Jacob had to be a Power Ranger. Alex was a monkey and Logan was a puppy. Rich was a Rock star/biker/pirate (long story!). Uncle Russell was a cowboy with a really cool belt buckle. Aunt Lindsay was a doctor with a real stethoscope (COOOL!!!) and Calvin was a cute monkey. As for Grandma Lillie and myself--we were expert candy-passer-outers! A great time was had by all!

They're ready to roll!!!

Here is some after Halloween fun!!!! I have some crazy kids!

Alex and Logan

Monday, September 17, 2007

Finally More Pictures!

Alex and Logan

Well, it has been awhile since I've posted. The time is sure flying by! In order to "catch up", I'm posting pictures of the boys, Hannah and Jacob. I found out that I need to take more pictures. They are changing so fast and learning new things all the time. The boys are nearly 6 months old. It's hard to believe that they are growing up so fast. They are rolling all over and are anxious to start eating at the table with us. One fantastic thing is that they are sleeping almost 10 hours every night!! YEAH for the babies and YEAH for mom (I get to sleep, too!)



Logan's favorite position.
He loves to lay on his side and suck on his fingers.


Alex--He has quite a personality!

Alex being silly!

Hannah being silly with Alex! She did want a sister!