Friday, January 29, 2010

Gonna be an Aggie!

Last night when Kaitlynn checked her email there was her acceptance to Utah State University. Even though we knew she would get accepted it was still an exciting moment for her. For those of you who might not know, she is also well on her way to getting her Pharmacy Technician's license, so her senior year of high school has been a busy one.

PInewood Derby

Last night at the Cub Scout Pinewood Derby 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place was a family sweep. Michael, Jared and Carter are all cousins. Carter was so excited all day he could hardly wait until 6 p.m. Last year's car didn't do so well so he was really looking forward to doing better with this year's design and know-how. He took 3rd place and came home with a trophy! Carter also received his Bear badge last night. Way to go!

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Last night Carter and I went to see Jon Schmidt in concert. I've seen him twice before, but I had forgotten how much I love to hear him live. As well as being a great musician he's a great entertainer. The only thing I missed was when he invites someone to come and improvise with him on stage. From our seats we couldn't see much of his hands, so during most of the concert I just closed my eyes and listened (it helped to block out the children who kept getting out of their seats). His music is both soothing and exhilarating. Thanks Kaitlynn for offering last minute to stay home with Isaac!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Busy Holidays

As usual, Christmas was a busy but fun time. Carter and Isaac got Nerf guns and Nerf swords and along with Cameron they spent a good part of the day shooting and whacking each other. The boys love it when Cameron plays too. Marissa and Finn spent the week following Christmas with us and Levi joined them on the weekend. We had so much fun really getting to know Finn. Jenna, Ryan and Ava were here for Rachel's wedding but I missed getting pictures. In fact, I couldn't believe that I forgot to take my camera to use after the wedding but I did use Jenna's camera at the luncheon to get some pictures of Jenna and Marissa with Rachel, who by the way was a beautiful bride.

I don't know another 9-year-old boy who gets this excited about name brand clothes. You should have seen him when he discovered the Wii!!!

The "bob-a-cat" was among Isaac's favorite things.

Brook always knows how to pose for a picture.

Isaac likes to crawl behind the couch where it's dark and watch Scooby-Doo movies on the iPod, but this time he was completed exhausted.

Little cousins..... Ellie is just 6 months younger than Finn. She thought his binkie looked interesting, even though she prefers her thumb.

Finn was enjoying feeding himself the corn chowder, but with the next spoonful there was more going down Marissa's arm than in his mouth.

Carter and Isaac had fun entertaining Finn. He thought they were a lot of fun too! We're really gonna miss him.