Saturday, November 24, 2012

February 2012

For Valintines Day we tried to make Daddy some candy flowers, it was a lot of work with little ones stealing the candy! We then went and surprised Daddy at work!
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I love how Olivia dresses up and sings all the time, this is a typical Olivia moment.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

January 2012

Isaac's school is at a ski resort so the kids get to ski twice during the week in the winter. I love his school because the kids are used to being out in the weather and get to experience the outdoors. I also love that the kids are taught by great ski instructors and they love teaching the kids.

Once a year the school has "Olympic Day" and we get to go see them do some fun relays and compete with each other. All the classes are a country and Isaac's class was France this year. The whole week the class spends time learning about their country and at the end of the week they get to bring treats from that country. They also get to teach the rest of the school what they learned and go learn about the other classrooms "country's".

This was the first year the whole family got to go watch, Ethan and the girls had so much fun playing in the snow (until nape time!) Daddy had fun helping the kids ski and being an obstetrical coarse! Grandma even came and Isaac was so excited to show off his moves!

Olivia had fallen asleep and Alayna decided she could pull her around, she is so strong! I am so proud of Isaac and his willingness to try so hard at what he does. His teachers love him and he is such a hard working smart boy!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

December 2011

Our family celebration for Isaac's 7th birthday and Ethan's 6th.

Tyson worked all for three days in December to make me an entertainment center. He did a beautiful job and I love having it in our home! This is him just starting, thinking his deer mount would look good hanging over the entertainment center....I said "No"!

The past 9 years since we have been married we have been travailing a lot on Christmas. That has become harder with the kids so both of our families have been trying to cut down on that the past few years. It has been nice to be able to see everyone and enjoy the time instead of running the whole day. Christmas Eve Grandma Vickie, Grandpa Blaine and Tyson's siblings came over for dinner and games. Some of them slept over and we had a great time having Christmas morning at our house. It was nice to be able to stay for a while and have a wonderful breakfast made by Daddy!


Getting everybody up and ready for some fun!

Fun stockings! I have to make a note about the skirts Tyson is holding up for the girls ( that is the nice thing about taking forever to update the blog!) I had bought those skirts on a after Halloween sale and thought they would be nice for the girls dress-up box. Well, I think the girls wore them to death and I now have them hidden because the girls won't get out of them to go places, they were a good find for a dollar! 

Branson and Jordan watching the kids!

Alayna loving Daddy!

Grandma and Grandpa opening presents. Grandma even found money stuffed in a slipper!

It wouldn't be Christmas without a girl fight! (J/K!) I guess the remote control puppy was a big hit!

The boys love Bayblades and asked for them all year, they are a big thing in the neighborhood! 

The boys got scooters and I'm sad to say one of them got stolen from the park the first day they took them out for ride:( Isaac made a wonderful drawing of the family! The girls love their Rapunzel dolls and dresses, the movie is a favorite with these girls! 

Daddy got a DVD player and an air compressor, I like to think he was surprised, he is the hardest person to shop for!

Isaac made me a cute little Elf and card, I love how hard he works and how excited he gets to show me!
Christmas Day we went to Grandma Laurie and Grandpa Garry's house. Christmas was on Sunday this year and so we had the opportunity to go listen to Dad and Laurie's beautiful Christmas program at church. It was a good moment to stop and think of the Christ child and celebrate his birth!

I love this picture of Ethan. A week of so before Christmas he had chopped off the front part of hi hair. I tried to fix it, but he went right to the scalp!

Olivia thought Allen was being to noisy so she kept shushing him! Caitlyn had wrapped a present with blue and pink balloons to tell us she was pregnant!

Grandma Laura had decided that the night before Christmas Eve is her night to have Christmas at her house. It is a wonderful start to Christmas, we all start with a shebang of fun family time!

The girls were very spoiled this year, there are perks to being the only girls!

Hay look, it is this blog in a book! I love the picture of Ethan behind the tree!

My beautiful Snow White! It was so nice to have so much fun with family and I am grateful for this time of year to reflect on what is important in life, the birth of my Savior, the Gospel that gives me strength and my family that brings happiness to my life. Happy 2011!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

November 2011

Silly Ethan! He is such a quite boy, but when he thinks no one is looking, he can be such a goof ball! He loves to play with the camera, I hope he never grows out of that!

Thanksgiving at Grandma Vickie's. I never get pictures at Tyson's moms house, I am so glad I got some this time!
Thanksgiving at my Dad's and Laurie's. Say cheese! Ty and the girls. Beau and Mom. Laurie and Ashley.

Mom, my sisters, Caitlin's husband Chandler.



Thanksgiving with Tyson's dad and siblings at our house. The girls helping in Tyson's works new building.

Isaac and Ethan's birthday party! They have such wonderful friends, we love our neighborhood!

Love these sweet boys!

Opening presents!


This is our Christmas Elf Sam North. Tyson painted a Zarahemla scene for our ward Christmas Party. I think he did a really good job! 


Alayna and Olivia are getting so big They have such wonderful personalities. Olivia is such a loud diva, she knows what she wants and will shamelessly flirt to get it! She has all these little walks that she does and tilts of the head, such a cut like voice and you can see that little mind going all the time, just like Isaac! 
Alayna is such a sweet angle....when she isn't screaming at Ethan those two are so much alike! She is so shy as well, I hope it doesn't get as bad as Ethan. She doesn't want to go to nursery now ugh! She gives the best hugs and looks into your eyes like she knows your soul. She is such a kind soft little girl! 
Isaac is such a little man! Everyone loves him, his personality can fill a room in an instant! His teacher Mrs. Mumford is always telling me how much she loves that little man! She told me so much about him at Parent Teacher night it made me feel good to see she knew him so well. It was good for me to see him through her eyes. She said he is such a thinker he has to be given information before he can go on (I wonder if he gets that from me!) 
Ethan is doing well in his mommy trade preschool, t is good for him to get out and see other kids. He loves to play with Carter at Marie's house and would be over there all day if I let him. I think school is going to be good for him , he needs more interaction and something to keep him busy. 
The boys have been doing wrestling the month and Isaac loves it. Ethan is so shy he cant get out there, but he did really well at the last meet.
Tyson took the Engineering test he has been waiting for enough working time too get it done. He passed and is loving his new stamp!!!!!!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

October 2011

Ethan found the camera and took some pictures! Sweet Alayna Girl!

Little Olivia Girl and handsome Isaac!
Isaac being Isaac! Daddy holding his fairies at the ward Halloween party. I think the camera dies before we could get outside, but it was a lot of fun! The boys didn't want to go home that night, they just wanted to play in their Harry Potter costumes and stun their friends with the wands!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

September 2011

We went out to eat at Indian Palace the last night we were with Nate, before he went into the MTC. The girls had a long day and fell asleep. Nate went to Eugene Oregon on his mission and is doing really well, we miss him a lot though! 

Funny Uncle Nate! Tyson and Nate have a close relationship and the kids love to be around him!

Nate giving hugs, oh wait, don't give Lindsy one! Nate has this friend that is a girl (I would say girlfriend) that I never got to meet until he was going on his mission. I have now had the chance to hang out with her the past year and she is wonderful! I wish I had the chance to get to know her when Nate was here, that stinker brother hiding his friends from us. (I have know clue why he would do that!) We love you Elder Berg! Can't wait for you to get back!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

August 2011

In August 2011 we had a Family Reunion type thing with Tyson's Grandma Finch and some of her kids, grand-kids and great-grand-kids. It was a lot of fun and nice to get pictures of Grandma with the kids. If you notice Alayna was not going to be helpful, we all got a good laugh out of her ability to squirm and Tyson's ability to hold on to both girls, such is life with twins!

I love Grandmas faces in these pictures, you can totally tell what she is thinking!

I love how much Grandma melts when Tyson is around, you can tell how much she loves him.

It was nice to see Tyson with Justin, they used to hang out all the time, but life has gotten crazy and it is a rare occasion now. They did have a lot of fun goofing off, maybe someone should remind them they are getting older and have kids!

The gang, Bran and JJ were around a lot when Tyson and I first met. They would tag along when we went up hunting at grandmas. When I met them they we these little guys, it is amazing to see how they ave grown!
I think this was the first time the girls really got to see Rocky, they were intrigued by this little thing that had taken Aunt Caitlyn away from them!

Grandma Evelyn had come up and brought my Dads twin brother Jerry. It was fun to finally be able to get some pictures of all the twins in the family and Grandma who started it all! In the pictures of the twins you have (left to right) Finley (Fin), Jerry, Alayna, Olivia, Garry (Dad) and Fredrick (Fritz). I think we should have made Dad and Jerry dress alike!

Grandma and her Utah Grandkids and Great-Grandkids. Yes, all of those kids came from just me and my sister!

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A friend of mine got into a car accident with her family and ended up loosing her son. She got hurt really bad and so did her husband, Tyson and Branson were so nice and went the her house and built them a ramp to get inside. 

Random happening! Alayna and Olivia found powder sugar and decided it was so wonderful they needed it all over themselves! Olivia wanted a diaper on her head, Bran decided to be stylish too. My little Olivia. Ethan helped me make fresh cheery pie.

Isaac started first grade! He had Ms Mumford and loved her!

Beautiful babies!

The girls love to climb on the table. I was stairs and it sounded like something was swinging and I realized it was the girls swinging from the chandelier! We always have hot air balloons over our house in the morning, we thought the Pepsi one was quite interesting!