Thursday, April 15, 2010


I am posting this mainly because I dont want to forget this funny moment during scripture study tonight.. I am just about the worlds worst journaler (as you could have guessed) and typing this little story seems oh so much more appealing than handwriting it out.
Tonight as we opened our scriptures to read them Addy noticed one of her book markers had all the corners chewed off. She says, "Alright who chewed off all the corners of my book mark? Cole quickly replies "Not me, I didn't do it" .. A brief pause... Elle says "I did"
Addy says, "Okay,that is just gross, you chew all the corners off and then put it back in my scriptures?"
"oh wait".. (as she looks again) "you left one" (she noticed one corner remained untouched) "how nice" she said with a little bit of sarcasm in her voice.
Elle promptly replies in all seriousness, " oh yes- I didn't have enough time to chew that one off."

Sunday, April 11, 2010

When all else fails...

Go to Grammy and Papa's!
This is Elle living the life in Pasco. Grammy got her this little eye mask and she just LOVES it!

Basketbal season 2010

This year Addy and Jackson played AAU basketball, which was what most of our weekends were spent doing. Luckily we didn't have too travel very far.
Addy and Jackson had so much fun with their teams this year. It was a great way for them to meet some new friends. Addy has grown to actually love basketball! And with her current height at 5'9 that's just nothing but a good thing!
This is a picture of Addy and her team having some fun times.

A new year.. a new start :) January 2010

Nothing like looking at your sisters blog and seeing over to the side the link that says the last update you made was 1 year ago! That is pretty bad..
Our sweet Addy has agreed to give it a good effort and see if we can be better at this blog thing! Go Addy!!

Gotta love some good cabin fun when winter is in full swing. We love going to the cabin. We have all loved skiing at Spout Springs this year. Jackson and Jen tried snowboarding but are not sure when they will revisit that challenging sport. And stay tuned for a cute picture of Cole when we had some crazy weather on the slopes...

Monday, March 30, 2009

Tennessee Spring Break

Yahoo! It has finally arrived.. we are on a plane bound for Nashville, Tennessee! We are excited to spend some fun times with Lesley. So far we are thinking the Zoo, the science center and just maybe, if time allows a trip to a cool YMCA that has a neat indoor aquatic center. Then we will be off to Knoxville to visit Brent's parents serving a mission. And of course, we are off to Dollywood while we are there!
We get to stay a full week so we will for certain make some great memories! In addition to our Tennessee pics stay tuned for a fun girls overnighter that Addy, my Mom and I took!!

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Elle's Baptism

So the learning continues on the blogging.. Had to put up a few pics from Elle's baptism weekend!
We snowmobiled, we sledded, we ice skated
and we celebrated this girl turning 8!

Couldn't resist adding this one of Nat and the Colbster. Notice little Coley in the background.. he is the one that "set the stage for this snapshot" He is pretty funny around these two. In fact he has been known to say, "why don't you two get comfy?"Is he on Colby's favorite list or what?

March 2009

Wow talk about getting behind. Well if there was ever a reason to make a new post I have got it.
I discovered a new children's song as Jackson was preparing a talk for church. It is called "The Family is of God." click here to listen.
I am not sure how I missed this one but I just was so touched as I listened to it. That last verse just gets the waterworks going everytime. Wow.. what neat lyrics.

Our Father has a family. It’s me!
It’s you, all others too: we are His children.
He sent each one of us to earth, through birth,
To live and learn here in fam’lies.

God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.

A father’s place is to preside, provide,
To love and teach the gospel to his children.
A father leads in fam’ly prayer to share
Their love for Father in Heaven.

God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.

A mother’s purpose is to care, prepare,
To nurture and to strengthen all her children.
She teaches children to obey, to pray,
To love and serve in the fam’ly.

God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.

I’ll love and serve my family and be
A good example to each fam’ly member.
And when I am a mom or dad, so glad,
I’ll help my fam’ly remember:

God gave us families to help us become what He wants us to be—
This is how He shares His love, for the fam’ly is of God.

2nd grade school spirit

2nd grade school spirit
Too bad you can't see that spray painted red hair!

1st grade school spirit

1st grade school spirit
Elle sporting her red and white

5th Grade School Spirit

5th Grade School Spirit
Go Addy!