Sunday, April 3, 2011

Once There Was A Snowman

Today is April 3rd. It snowed about 10 inches overnight, and on Conference Sunday, in between sessions, we went out and built a gigantic snowman!

It was so heavy that Kent, Nate and Cole had to make a ramp to get the 2nd layer up.

Liza climbed up on a ladder to make the face. It measured 8 feet, 6 inches tall!!

The neighborhood girls all came over to play with Nate.

What a fun family day.
Once there was a snowman tall, tall, tall . . .

Monday, January 3, 2011

A Day at the Fair

Dalton and friends at the State Fair.

Mom and Leena on a ride!

Leena and Chaz! That's our girl!

Summer Fun in Mexico

In June 2010, our family spent the week in Cancun for Nate's "Graduation Trip". We had so much fun playing on the beach, enjoying the crystal blue water, eating chips and guac and playing scum every night. Kent was the designated scum and kept his comfy seat there the whole trip. Leena entertained a whole new country of people!
Liza loves to play in the sand!

Leena's got Nate wrapped around her finger...or Nate has Leena wrapped around his. I can never tell which is which!
Cole's buff!

D-train, Leena and I had a fun day at Paradise Beach in Cozumel.
What a great kid.

We had fun visiting Tulum and learning about the Nephites and Lamanites.

I love my Dal-Tee.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010


It's official, Eliza is a teenager. Eliza is such a joy to have in our family. She is truly, as her dad likes to say, "The rose among the thorns." Eliza we love you so much, and hope that you have a wonderful birthday. Not to be outdone by her big brother, here are Thirteen reasons we love our LuLu!

1. Her lovable, quirky and contagious laugh
2. Her inner and outer beauty
3. She is happy and wants those around her to be happy
4. Has compassion for those around her
5. Has great friends who are fun to be around
6. Loves to plan creative and elaborate things to do
7. Is a great big and little sister
8. Does kind acts of service for her family members
9. Went to all of her brothers football games with the most team spirit
10. Is a great babysitter, hairdresser, fashion designer and playmate for Leena
11. Likes to do fun things with her mom
Has a testimony of the gospel and wants to seek the truth and learn more
13. Loves to talk, talk, talk, and also loves to listen

We love you Liza!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Naterater!

18 Years old today! Wow it has been a wild ride. It has been a very nostalgic week thinking over how fast these past 18 years have gone. We love you Nate, you are such a fun and important member of our family. Nate has worked so hard in school this year, taking a full load to get an academic scholarship, playing football & never missing a practice or game, and taking on the Surgical Technician program. He is always up to teaching our family a new card game and playing with Leena and Leroy! He fits in plenty of time to be with his friends! Happy Birthday!!!

18 Reasons we love Nate:

1. He is such a good big brother
2. Our football hero
3. He always cracks us up
4. Works hard in school
5. Likes to hang with his friends
6. Is a good organizer
7. Likes to do schoolwork on his own
8. Helps drive the kids everywhere
9. Plays with Leena every day
10. Loves his puppy - Leroy!
11. Very goal oriented
12. Exceptional athlete
13. X- box marathons with Cole
14. Can speak in church confidently w/ 5 minutes notice
15. Natural leader
16. He's HOT! (That's what the girls say!)
17. Always happy & fun to be around
18. Has such a good, strong spirit.

We love our Naterater!

Monday, January 18, 2010


On December 25, we added a new member to our family. Santa brought Nate the cutest little Maltipoo you have ever seen! Nate named him Leroy. He is 1 pound 6 ounces.

Isn't he cute?!?!


Dalton and Kent spent the weekend making movies. They had a blast! Here is the latest one.