Thursday, December 11, 2008


I haven't been able to get smiles like these from Ashley on camera ever! So I was really excited to get a few. In the top one, she is on daddy's lap (no surprise that she is smiling like that there!). And lately, she has loved her baths. It must be the big tub.

On Saturday, the kids will play!

Our Trip To Chuck E Cheese Saturday
Kara sure loves to be silly!

This is a great ride--3 kids, one token!

Ashley loved just following Andrea around everywhere. She was fascinated with everything around her.

The tunnels are my favorite part, actually--the kids are entertained for free!

Saturday, November 29, 2008


This is Jason's class at the end of the night.

This is the cake my friend made for him so we could celebrate with the kids since they couldn't come to the graduation dinner.

Jason with the dean getting his certificate.

Jason and I just before the dinner began.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

All I want for Christmas.... my two front teeth. Andrea is very excited about losing her 2nd front tooth, so she has been singing that song all day long. She is sure growing up quickly. Kara was quite a little coach for her all day as she wiggled and twisted, but finally, she gave me one chance to pull it out, and I did it the first try (it did help that it was hanging by just the front). It has been a fun day at our house today!

BYU AirForce Game

We enjoyed the football game with Andrea. We were on the 2nd row, and we had a great time seeing some old friends from dental school. I think the game was more fun because we won, but it was our first game together since we have been married! (And we love BYU football, so I'm not sure how that happened!)

Andrea's 7!!

My first little baby is now 7 years old!! I can't even believe it! My brother and sister-in-law came over for dinner, cake, and presents. Andrea had a great day (though Ashley did not!). She is so grown up--I can't even believe she is so big! She talked all day about how next year she gets to be baptized! I was so proud of her!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Magic Tyler

So Tyler thinks he is magic. This morning, he said: "I am magic because when I spill my milk on the table, I put my hand over it and it disappears." He showed us several times. That's my boy!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Here are our kids costumes this year. I think you can tell what they all are (Tyler is a monkey by his own choice, but the banana is probably the only way you can tell). The kids had a great week off of school and got to do a lot of trick-or-treating: first at the library, then the trunk or treat, the mall, and then the neighborhood. We gave out a lot of candy but ended up with way too much. I'm amazed at the haul that three kids can get.

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Hike in the mountains

We spent Saturday in the mountains to enjoy the fall leaves and take a little hike with the kids! We took some pictures with our friends the Oxnam's while we were there. I loved the one of Jason carrying Tyler on his shoulders AND Ashley in the back pack. What a dad! At the end of the hike, we saw a lot of elk and took some pictures in front of them. The kids thought that was pretty cool, and Kara tried to see how close she could get to them. We may take another trip next weekend because Andrea didn't get any fishing in, but we'll see how the Colorado weather holds out.

1st Birthday for Ashley

Here is Ashley's first birthday. She was way too clean with her cake--we never even put a bib on her. But she enjoyed eating it and actually liked her presents more than the wrapping paper. I think that is a first for us with our kids turning one.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Ashley 11 months

So we haven't been good about pictures in general, so this was Ashley's first photo shoot. I thought her hair looked really red in these pictures, but it was sure fun to watch her.


We haven't taken Tyler's picture since he was 9 months old, so a friend of mine took these for me of him. He did pretty well, and we liked what she did. I guess since he is 3 1/2, it was time for some more photos!

Monday, September 15, 2008

More fun with the Kids

Andrea and Kara were very excited to "match" after their cousins sent them these shirts.

Ashley loves oreos, though she mostly just eats the white part. It is one of the foods she actually gets excited about.

Tyler really does sleep with one eye open! And he is good at falling asleep anywhere.

Andrea lost her first top tooth, and she was pretty excited about it.

Kara continues to be silly and fun all the time. She sure loves to play with her brother and sisters.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Fun with Ashley

Here are the most recent pictures I have of the kids. We all seem to just love Ashley! Everyone wants to hold her and play! We have had a great time playing with her around our house!