Friday, November 4, 2011


This is the first year that I've actually liked Halloween! I don't hate it, it's just not my thing, but Nick was so fun this year, I loved it!

Here's the boys carving pumkins.

The finished products. (Ben went to bed before it was done). Nick's is the "scary" one, and Ben's is winking.

Ben with his pumpkin the next day.

Ben and Nick in their costumes. Ben was a lil' devil, and Nick Spiderman-if you couldn't tell.

Nick has yet to take off his spiderman costume! He loves it.

We did a trunk or treat with our neighbors and Rob gave Ben a box of nerds while I was taking Nick around. Well, Ben chewed through the box and got about 5 in his mouth before we noticed. So even Ben got some Halloween candy!

Nick checking out the candy.

On Halloween we went trick or treating with Nick's friend Austin. It was soooo cute! Nick spiderman and Austin superman-not even planned! They would run to a house, get a treat, show us, say "another one", and RUN to the next one! It was quite adorable!

Happy Halloween.

Sunday, October 16, 2011


So it's been a busy couple months for us, and the biggest news is that we sold our home! It was a sad and happy day.  We lived in a basement apartment for a couple months and just 2 weeks ago bought this duplex. We own both sides, and will live in one, and rent out the other. It needs a little work, but we're really excited and think it will be a good investment.

Another thing is Rob finally convinced me to cut Ben's hair, so it went from this (above)

To this

To this in all of a week! He looks completely different, but still cute as can be.

Also, Nick has become a great helper-especially eating with the treat making. He really does do quite a good job. He's getting so big!

And let's not forget Cornfest. As you can see both boys had a great time! But who doesn't have fun when you're surrounded by cousins, grandparents, aunts, and uncles all day!

This is our family with Rob's sister Angel at her book signing here in Cedar. She just published her first book and I do have to say it's adorable! It's called "Snow Angels" by Angel Randall. Deseret Book has it if you want to check it out. We are so proud of her!

It's been a great couple months, and we are so looking forward to the holidays! Hope you enjoyed the update!

Friday, July 8, 2011


So I know everyone will be shocked about getting another post, but we just had a family reunion and got some really great pictures.

Nick got SOAKED with kool-aid! He wouldn't leave the container alone. Oh well, we were just camping.

Of course a baseball game!

Of course playing in the pond consisted of sticks, feeding the fish, and trying to catch them. 
Luckily, no one fell in!

Nick with cousins Porter and Jaxen just playing around.

Ben and me just hanging out.

So every year we make bottle rockets and set them off. Well this year was no different, except the cord that you pull to set it off broke off.  So our 19 year old nephew volunteered to hold it while it was pumped up by his brother. This is how much water was sprayed on him every time one was set off-uh there are 55 grandkids. Needless to say, it made for lots of fun, and luckily no one got hurt.

Uncle Ben with Baby Ben.

Of course swimming at Grandma's is always a necessity!

And here is how the weekend ended! Obviously it was a lot of fun!
Thanks for all the fun!

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Blessing, birthday, and zoo

So I know it's been forever, but here's a few glimpses of our latest fun.  Ben was blessed last month and we had a lot of family come and support us.  It was great and Ben didn't cry through the whole thing!  The blessing was beautiful and I'm so grateful for a wonderful worthy priesthood holder who leads our home.

Nick turned 2 the first part of June!  I can't believe it!  He's gotten so big and is talking so well!  He's big into Elmo, so I made an Elmo cake-I think it turned out ok. It was really cute, he actually could blow out his candles this year. 

He also is in a tie phase-he wears one almost everyday and sleeps with one on on a regular basis, so we got him a new tie and he immediately put it on and didn't want to take it off!

Don't worry, we did get him a tonka truck too!

We also visited my family and went to the zoo!  Nick really liked the "roars" aka Dinosaurs they had there, and the carousel.  I was sad that they didn't have any lions or bears, but Nick still had fun.  At least they had monkeys!

Us on the train!  I can't believe how fast time flies!  Happy summer everyone.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Baby Ben

So Benjamin Robert decided to come a couple weeks early!  He was born on March 3 and weighed 6 lbs 2 oz and was 18.5 inches long.  He looks completely different than Nick, but maybe that's because of the hair!  He's been such a good baby, and Nick is such a good big brother-he didn't like the doctor touching him and had to make sure he was ok the whole time.  It's been fun to see how excited Nick gets.  We're so grateful Ben is here safe and sound and couldn't be happier!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Merry Christmas

This is Rob and Nick making candy! We spent almost
a week making different kinds and had fun doing it.

Nick helping Rob put the star on our Christmas tree.

 Making gingerbread houses at Grandma's. He actually put the
 candy on the house-except the gummy bears!

 Meeting Ho Ho Ho. They kind of had a stare down contest

Nick got a ball from Santa! He was quite happy!

This is one of Nick's favorite presents-a broom just his size!
He loves to sweep and we do it for at least an hour a day.
I don't know why it's so great, but he has fun and tells me
where all the kuckies are.

This is the top present ELMO! Nick absolutely loves Elmo
and now sleeps with him, and loves to watch Elmo's world.

This is the blanket I made Nick. He sees it and says "BALL"
and loves to run around on it when it's spread out. It makes me
happy he likes it. I also made a matching one for the baby but with
a gray back.