Monday, January 28, 2013

New Family Photo 2012

Thank you Uncle Brooks & Aunt Amy!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Happy 9th Birthday Bekkah!

Bekkah and I had a lot of fun coming up with a cake and preparing for a great Birthday Party...
We couldnt decide which kind of purse to make so we did 3...and a few cupcakes..they were fun!

She's got a great group of friends!
the boys tolerated the "girl noise"...they were hilarious!
They enjoyed our new game room...

Lizzy slept almost the whole time:)

and they had fun playing with our leftover fondant...
This was all that was left of our cute purse cakes...It was tasty!

Happy Birthday Bekkah! We are so happy to have you in our lives.  You are a complete Joy!

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Our New Piano

It was a race this morning to see who could practice Piano first(myself included)...It does my heart good to see their eagerness to play:)

Did you notice the earphones? We got ourselves a digital piano.  I am amazed at how far technology has come!  I love all the features!!!
The kids and I LOVE that they can put the head phones on to practice...very fun!
It took some convincing on my part, in fact when Ryan brought up the possibility, there was no way I wanted a digital piano...I wanted a "real" piano...After playing this piano, I fell in love with it!  In fact, it's pretty hard to tell the difference...I was sold! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

The Trailer Court Piano...

I have Loved having this piano...It has some fun memories... When Ryan and I were first married, we were in the Logan USU 10th Ward.  As with all the Wards we have been in, it was the best...We loved everything about it...I was soon called to be the Ward Choir Director.  I was completely shocked and I was certain there were many more qualified to do it, but as I learned at a very young age, No matter the call, you always accept and do your very best.  There is always something the Lord wants you to learn...So That's what I tried to do...Soon after, the previous director asked me if I would like to have the "Trailer Court Piano".  I said absolutely!!!  Apparently, as was custom in the ward, every time the Choir Director moved out of the ward, the piano would go to the next Piano Director.  She told me that she had promised to hand it down to the next one...I didn't make that promise because we had just learned that the Trailer Court would be phased out...And to my knowledge, it is no longer there...So I have enjoyed the "Trailer Court Piano" for the past 13 years...I am so very grateful!  I don't believe I would have remembered how to play had I not had one all these years.  Now that our children have started to play and I have been asked to play in Primary, I find myself practicing often.  I Love it!  it's so soothing and the kids love listening and dancing to the music..I am thankful for all Ryan's family who have been willing to move it every time we have moved...Its SO Heavy but it has definately served it's purpose...The last time I had it tuned, the tuner pretty much told me that he would have to replace just about everything if we wanted to help the kids "properly" learn piano...So, we decided that it was time to get a new piano, despite the sentimental value this piano has had.  Sadly, I cannot find anyone to hand it down to, so when the piano delivery guys come, I will send it with them.  Hopefully they can fix it up and someone else will enjoy it as much as we have...I cannot wait for our New Piano though!  It's coming today!  One of our New Years Resolutions has been to introduce more Music into our home...This will definately help to fulfill that need...We are all very excited!

Monday, January 14, 2013

Ryan's Foot

Ryan fell after work the other day...He's been a good sport about it though
His foot was huge for a while and now it's starting to look so colorful...
Gotta Love the Ice and the Freezing Weather!

Wednesday, January 9, 2013


Dustin has been a little sad since the kids have all gone back to school before him. 
The other day, he informed me yet again,
"You are boring Mom
"When is Kaden and Bekkah coming home?"
"There's nothing to do"
I decided I needed to do something about it...

After school it was fun to see all the neighborhood kids stopping to check out our
masterpiece of a fort...
and just for the record...I am so not boring...atleast not all the time:)

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

 Getting ready for the Party...

 This year we invited the Clayburns...We Love that they have kids the same age as our own...New Years was around 9pm...We managed to get a full nights rest:)
 Enjoying some poppers...

 and some awsome Viper Snaps...