Saturday, March 31, 2012

One Year

Wow, I last posted on here exactly one year ago. Life has changed over that year. I remember thinking that I needed to catch up with the blog and get Easter and Drew's birthday pics up, but then June 2011 hit. I will catch up with April and May of last year at some point, but for now you can follow the rest of the year at

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Spring Break

After a long February of being cooped up with the cold weather and snow and a flu bug that went through everyone, we were happy to plan a few fun activities for the week when Randy was off for Spring Break. The kids had been wanting to take a train ride, so we took the train to the city one day.

We got a hotel for the night, so that the kids could go swimming.

They loved it and thought we were on vacation.

Grandma & Papa came by and brought us pizza for dinner.
Randy had a paper to work on for a class he is taking, so he took Dallin home to bed and Brooke & Drew & I spent the night.
We did some more swimming the next morning and then packed up!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Blizzard 2011

This was the view from our front window this morning.

View from the front door.

It was still snowing and the winds were still pretty strong all morning, so we had to wait to head outside. Instead we brought snow in and put it in the kitchen sink and Brooke & Drew used colored water to paint and melt it!

Once it stopped snowing and Randy had dug us out a little, we bundled up to go out to play.

Dallin wouldn't walk in his big snow boots, but was content to sit at the edge of the garage and play with a shovel in the snow.

Drew loves to shovel!

Brooke was pretty excited about the huge piles of snow to climb on.

I'm not sure what happened with this picture, but I guess it's fitting b/c my dad was like the snowblowing ghost - going from house to house and clearing out driveways. He did his driveway and sidewalks and then Debbie's and 2 other neighbors before walking all the way to our house with the snowblower to help do our driveway! Randy has always insisted on not getting a snowblower b/c he insists that he enjoys shoveling, but I think this was even a bit much for him and he was very grateful for the help.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Snowman & Blizzard

Randy & Brooke made these snowmen a couple of weeks ago. I thought it was fitting to post today since we are currently in the middle of a blizzard!
We will be stuck in the house for the next day or two and I'm sure there will be more pictures to come!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

Ice Skating

Brooke has been begging to go ice skating every day for the past month or so and we finally got around to going!
Brooke taking a break with her cousins. Grandma & Papa also came to watch.

She did awesome for it being her first time!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Christmas Eve reading Luke 2. Brooke as Mary with her cousins acting out the nativity scene.
Santa stopped by for a visit. Dallin wasn't so sure.

Drew asked for Cars and a choo choo.

Brooke made sure to tell Santa not to forget her Rapunzel dress.

Before we went to bed, the kids put out "Reindeer Food" so that Santa's reindeer would be sure to find our house.

The little bags of food contained oats and glitter so that it sparkled when sprinkled on the snow.

Christmas morning!

Brooke in her Rapunzel dress and wig.

We had a beautiful White Christmas, so we went out to shovel and play. The kids wanted to clean off the cars.

Drew is a good helper when it comes to shoveling.

Dallin enjoys his time in the backpack.

Brooke was teaching Drew how to make snow angels.

It wasn't good packing snow, so we are still waiting to make a good snowman this year!