Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Christmas Programs

Paige started playing the cello this year.
I love this picture. If you look at all their feet, it looks like the perfect elementary school orchestra.
Lizzie's holiday program. I am not sure why she is the only one not singing.
Meeting her public (Kerrie and Grandma Jean) after the performance.
4th grade Christmas Program. Paige is one happy girl. She loves to sing.

Monday, January 24, 2011


With such a nice Fall, we didn't get many leaves on the ground until well into November.
The girls begged to go out and rake them up.
Strangely, the same amount of leaves were still out there after they had "worked" for an hour.
Some good old competitive raking.
The hardest working girl in the group.
Everyone hard at work.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011


Susanna's sixth birthday was November 8. It was on a Monday, so we had her cake (chocolate eclair) the night before when all the family was together.
The next morning she woke up to the traditional display of gifts on the kitchen counter.
She chose eggs, rice and sausage for her breakfast. She also opened her breakfast gift which was a pack of Silly Bands.
Kerrie and Mom brought in Krispie Kreme doughnuts to her kindergarten class. Susanna sat in the front of the class and was interviewed by her friends.
She then led the class in "follow the leader" back to their seats.
Kerrie joined right in with the big kids.
After school Susanna had some of her friends over for lunch and a movie. They ate Happy Meals and watched How to Train Your Dragon.
Later that night Susanna opened gifts from her family. She was very excited to get this Nintendo DS. Now she is just like the big girls.
Happy Birthday Susanna!!!

Thursday, January 6, 2011


On November 4, I took Kiley and Hannah to the So You Think You Can Dance tour stop in Salt Lake City.

We met up with my niece Melissa for dinner at California Pizza Kitchen and then the show.
We had great seats. It was an amazing show.
I love watching talented people. Kiley and Hannah said it was one of their favorite nights ever.
The next day we drove up to Park City to go shopping at the outlet mall. Those girls can shop!
Instead of coming back down the canyon to Salt Lake, we went down Provo Canyon and surprised my niece Lauren working at Goodwood BBQ in Orem.
What a great couple of days. We will have to do more girls' trips in the future.

Saturday, January 1, 2011


The highlight of the year for our family was having Susanna and Kerrie sealed to us on October 16 in the Boise Temple.
It was an incredible experience being in the temple with all these beautiful girls dressed in white.

We sure do love these two little girls. They bring a lot of joy into our home.

What a blessing it is for Brad and me to be parents to this awesome group of girls.