Sunday, November 23, 2008


We love you Papa and wanted to do something fun for your birthday. We thought because of your age (60!!!!) that we would have to spell it out extra big for you!

If you can't read it, it says, "Happy 60(th) Birthday PAPA". Taylor also wanted to sing happy birthday for you (there are also some cute girls on their "photo shoot"). Enjoy the video below!

We love you so much and hope you really have a happy and wonderful birthday. We are sorry that we are not there, but we look forward to seeing you in a couple of weeks!
Brandon, Tina, Taylor, & Callie!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

The visit to Aquarium

Some of my really awesome friends invited me to come with them to the local Aquarium. They even got us all in for practically nothing...which was good because it would been I disappointment if i would have had to pay full price. Don't get me wrong, we had a great time but it is way overpriced with the amount of things available to see and do!

Above, you could touch the sting rays...Taylor never wanted to touch them but she enjoyed putting her hands in the water! She later did touch a Starfish but my hands were full of squirmy Callie so I couldn't take a picture!

They had little caves you could crawl around in.

They had an exhibit where you "drove" a boat on the Great Salt Lake...they kids loved it!
Don't they both look like they have just seen a ghost...I swear was just telling them to say cheese!

Looking at the Sharks

Friday, November 7, 2008

You and Me and the Baby makes 3...well 5 really!

I decided to officially announce we are having another baby. We are pretty excited but a little nervous. We've always heard 3 kids is the hardest since you have to switch from man on man defence to zone defence! I'm sure we'll figure it out somehow. My due date is May 19th and we already can't wait!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Halloween Collage

Halloween this year was a blast! It started with a little fun in some pumpkin gunk. We enjoy making traditions on holidays and so our Halloween one begins by putting our dining table in the front room (with a sheet under it of course) and watching a fun movie (Tinker Bell this year--loved it!) while eating Papa Murphy's pizza. Then we just leave the dishes in the sink and pull out the pumpkins. Taylor and Callie "spooned" out the guts of the pumpkin (well, Callie touched it once and that was it!) and later Taylor actually drew a face on her pumpkin.

Here is the final product. Taylor's is on the left, then Callie's, Brandon's Pirate (notice the patch) and Tina's lip girl--hee hee.

Below are the pictures we took right before we went to a friends house for a little Halloween fun. Aren't the girls beautiful? Callie is getting the hang of this picture thing by saying "cheese."

Our little Cinderella and Tinkerbell--THANKS Nana for making some sweet costumes!

This is at Brandon's work party. I am a princess as well and Brandon is Prince Charming. He said it was quite the task being a Prince of three Princesses!

After our pot-luck dinner and watching of "Charlie Brown: The Great Pumpkin," we always have a trick or treat event at each classroom door.

Here we are finally celebrating Halloween on Oct. 31st (the rest was just warming up)! We went to our ward trunk-or-treat. It started with a fun parade of all the kids and their costumes. Then Brandon took the girls around to each of the cars for some candy while I stayed at our van and handed out the candy. Afterwards we enjoyed some yummy donuts and hot cocoa. Later we wanted to give the girls a chance to actually go trick-or-treating so we went to a dozen homes and let them walk up the driveway and ring the doorbells themselves. They are truly adorable! What a fun Halloween!