Saturday, July 31, 2010


just an fyi... franklin officially started crawling a week after his first birthday. he's been able to get around for months but he is now crawling on all fours. i know he is one but he seems so grown up! it's so cute. he's getting around a lot faster now. i have to be on guard at all times.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

the big 3-0

a perfect day.
splash park with kids (love summer!)
snow oasis (shaved ice mixed w/ cream)
cheesecake factory
new shoes
and a movie with hubby!

turning 30 is no big deal to me.
i kind of feel like it's about time... i have teenagers already!
spending time with my family (the people i love most)
was just what i wanted.
i did however get my dream car...
which i'm grateful for everytime i drive!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010


we went up to pocatello for the weekend for my aunt and uncle's mission homecoming. (i didn't get any pictures of the event) but it was great to see extended family from my mom's side! we stayed in a hotel, went swimming, and four wheeling...

notice the four wheeler?? well we don't have it anymore. later that week jason drove it off a mountain backwards. it rolled and rolled and rolled, too far to ever get back. jason was lucky to survive the crash with a few severe scrapes. scary day for us all. we are so grateful he is safe.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

big time

jason and i like to go get manis/pedis for our dates.
it is usually jason's idea...
when you have a bad back and work like he does,
you don't care what people think!
this time we brought avaree along.
she thought she was big time.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Rachelle's 40th

This beautiful friend of mine turned 40.
We dressed up in 70's and 80's gear
and roller skated the night away.
It was a blast!
We all felt like kids again!!

i hope to look like her when i'm forty.

jim & katherine, rachelle & rick

ben & eliana

jason and i are weak. we aren't very good when it comes to dressing up. we just wore stuff from our closets. jason looks more early 90's than 80's but at least we made an effort! you can tell in this picture how hard we skated, especially jason. we were sore the next day.

katherine's true 80's gear and 80's hair was classic.

jim is a rocker at heart.

rachelle is such a good friend. she is so sincere and a great example to me in every way. i really do want to be just like her when i grow up! love you shelle.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

hogle zoo

we went to the zoo and had a picnic with friends.
my children's favorite was the elephants this trip,
especially the fake one that sneezes water.
the anticipation was so exciting!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

red scooter

we know this girl,
her name is allie.
she is thoughtful, creative, and good at everything she does.
she is so cool...
she drives a red scooter in the summer
and lets us drive it too!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

bbq birthday bash

it's so fun to celebrate first birthdays,
especially a summer one!
we had a big bbq with family.
red, white & blue themed.

the party was a success.
he knew it was his celebration.