Saturday, December 8, 2007

Merry Christmas!

We just wanted to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We hope your holiday is full of happiness and fun!


I had to put this on because I thought it was so cute. Maura is such a loving little girl, and she especially likes to give her Daddy kisses. This is why she has him wrapped around her little finger.

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Winter time in New York

T.J. went to Buffalo, New York this week to interview for a Master's program. He said it very very cold, but the view of Niagra Falls was so amazing. I'm so jealous I didn't get to go, but maybe if we keep our fingers crossed and pray hard, we'll get to move there next year!


We had Thanksgiving at Cassie's house this year and we had a really good time. The boys played XBox, the little girls played dress up, and the rest of us were either cooking or visiting. It was nice to spend the day together. I am thankful for my family...even the ones that weren't there!

Sunday, November 4, 2007


Here are pictures of some of the things that happened on Halloween. The kids carved the pumpkin with dad, they got all dressed up and then they went Trick or Treating with their cousins. It was a fun day!

Tuesday, October 16, 2007


Last weekend was our ward camp out in Payson. We decided to go but take very few things to make it an easy trip. So we decided to just sleep in the back of the truck on our air mattress and put the kids in the cab. We had a really good time that evening looking for sticks for marshmallows and roasting them was even better! I think Maura had about 10 marshmallows! We put the kids to bed and visited with some of the people in our ward before we got tired and turned in too. Then at about 2:00 in the morning Maura woke up cold so we put her in bed with us. About 30 minutes after that Timmy woke up too. We were all so cold by that time that we just decided to throw what little we had into the back of the truck and go home. When we got into the truck the thermometer was reading 29 degrees!! We just didn't prepare for it to be so cold!! We stopped in Payson to get a McMuffin and got home at about 5:00 in the morning. We put the kids in bed and we all slept until 9:30. We had a good time, but it was an adventure!! I'll post more pictures later.

Snowflake Trip

We decided to take a trip to Snowflake on Conference weekend to get out of the heat, but the weather there was terrible. The wind blew like a tornado was going to hit! I don't know why we were surprised because the wind always blows there, but this time it was really bad. It didn't stop the kids from playing on Papa's "Park" (swing set), jumping on the trampoline, and visiting Grampa Webb. We had a good time!

Monday, October 1, 2007

At the lake

We went to the lake a few weeks ago to use the boat one more time before we sell it. The kids had so much fun playing in the shallow water and floating on the big float we anchored in the deeper water. It was a blast!

It's a.......

It's a boy!!! We found our about 3 weeks ago that we are going to have another boy. Timmy was really excited because he wanted a brother. Now we just have to fnd a name that starts with a T. Send me any suggestions if you have any!!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

School Days

T.J. pointed out to me that I had lots of typing errors on my last post (that is what I get for trying to type with the kids whining at me). So this time I'm going to try and redeem myself. Me and four other moms in our ward decided to do a little preschool for our kids. They go every Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:30. Each mom takes a different week so we only have the kids at our houses once every five weeks. Today was Timmy's first day. He was so excited he could hardly stand it. As soon as he opened his eyes, he was rushing me to get him ready for preschool. We packed his back pack up with all of his supplies (crayons, glue, pencils, scissors, paper) the night before after he practiced cutting an 8x10 piece of paper in to tiny 1 cm pieces. Then this morning we packed him his superman lunch with a peanut butter and jelly sandwich, chips, grapes, fruit snacks, and a juice box. On the way over there he kept asking me why the bus didn't him up for school. He happily went right in and didn't look back. The whole time he was gone Maura kept asking me where he was and begging me to come pick him up. He was so excited to show me the papers he got from school and to tell that he learned about the letter A and the number 1. I think this will be really good for him and he will really enjoy it!

Monday, August 20, 2007

Catching Up!!

This seems to be the new thing with most families... it seems like a pretty good idea for keeping people up to date on things that are going on, so here goes.

We've had a busy summer. First was Maura's birthday. She is really into Disney stuff and princesses to we had a princess party theme where she got a princess scooter, Tinker Bell chair, and a Minnie Mouse. Timmy also had a birthday this summer. He is also into Disney stuff so he requested a Mickey Mouse cake. He got things like transmormers, play dough, and pre school stuff.

Not long after that we found out that we were going to have baby #3, or "the blob" (see ultrasound picture. We were excited and a little worried about being out numbered, but I think we'll be ok. We'll find out if its a boy or girl in a couple of weeks so keep looking for updates! Timmy wants a baby brother and Maura doesn't care (or probably doesn't understand what's going on), but I have a feeling she's going to have a hard time when she's not the baby anymore. It's so sad to grow up!

We went to the beach in June and had a pretty good time. The kids were dirty from the time they got out of the tent from the time they got into the wash tub at night, but they had a really good time. Timmy got sick about half week with some kind of stomach bug and was running a fever and was really grouchy, which made it hard on mom, but we all survived. Before we went out to the beach T.J. got this idea for all the boys to buy newer and bigger airsoft guns. Well when they got them, they looked like machine guns, which made them a little nervous to go battle it out. The younger boys wanted to go out the next day we were there, but no one could keep T.J. out of bed before 7:30 or 8:00, so it got pushed back to later in the week. It was so funny to see these guys so serious about getting all geared up and making sure their glow in the dark balls were ready. There were no fatalities, but some busted lips and some bruises. (Sonda---if you were wondering why we couldn't keep the girls off of Nathan....this is why! :) )

About a week after we got home from the beach we went to our family cabin up on Mt. Graham. I was jus about tired of camping, but it was fun to go. Last year we got flooded out, but this year was so hot, it was almost unbearable. During the first 10 minutes we were there, Maura tried to go down the cement steps in front of the cabin, and landed face first. We felt so bad for her, but she only cried for 5 minutes and was ready to go play again. It was fun to hike around the "loop" and to the big rock with all of my brothers and sisters like we've done every year. I hope that we can keep doing it for a while.

We also went to Snowflake for a weekend. The kids always like to go because the weather is so nice they can play outside all day and ride the horses. Timmy also loves to feed the horses every morning with Papa and had it all down pat by the time we left. I love to see them get out and enjoy the country life.