Thursday, August 28, 2008

Happy 4 month Birthday, Haley

Haley is 4 MONTHS today!! I can't believe it, time has gone by so fast. She is such a fun baby, she loves to smile and goo and you. She is such a a talker. On Saturday she rolled over for the first time, and now she can't stop. Almost the second you lay her on her back she rolls right over. I think she is proud of herself that she can do it. The only draw back to her rolling over all the time is that she spits up a lot because she is laying on her tummy. It is getting really annoying, mostly because she will then put her face in it, and then she stinks. Hopefully we will get over that soon.

We just lover her to pieces and we are so glad that she is in our family. We love all her smiles and rolls, she has plenty of them. Happy 4 months, Haley!!

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Miles Turned 1

Last Thursday was my nephew's 1st birthday. I can't believe that he is already one. Time when by so fast when you think about the last year. Wow! Anyway, Brandi put on the cutest and best party. She had a Jungle party. Her sister made this cutest cake. I can't believe how cute it turned out. Then she made these way cute cupcakes. I can't believe how talented she is. They turned out so cute you didn't want to eat them. We had a yummy dinner and then we opened presents. Miles got all these cute stuffed animals. He got like 6 or 7. Every time Brandi would open one she would lay it around his face. By the end it was like, "Where is Miles?" It was so funny. The funny thing was that he got all different animals. He was so cute. Happy Birthday Miles!!!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Haley's 1st Pony

I guess you know when your baby has a lot of hair, when you can put a pony in it at 3 MONTHS!! Tonight we were just hanging out and I was taking Taylor's hair out. I thought I would try to see what Haley would look like with a pony. And here it is... I would have never guessed in a million years that my babies would have this much hair. She looks kind of goofy with is because she is bald in front, but she can sport a pony if she wanted to.

Here is Taylor trying to get in the picture too.
And a cute one by herself.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Island Park

This past weekend we went up to Island Park, ID. It is about 30 miles from Yellowstone. Kevin's sisters, in-laws have a cabin up there and they invited us to go. So it was us, his sister's family and brother's family. It was a lot of fun. On Thursday and Friday we went out on the lake. Their cabin is about a half a block from the lake. I was so pretty. Boating was so much fun. You couldn't ask for a better two days to be on the lake. Thursday we had glass all day. That is almost unheard of anymore. Friday was great too, but about 3 0'clock a storm came up so we had to get off the lake. We came back to the cabin and then went to a place called big springs. It was so pretty. It is a place where a natural spring comes into the river. The water was crystal clear. Amazing. We fed the fish some corn and then went for a little walk. On Saturday we went up to Yellowstone. When we got there we went to some hot spots. They were stinky. I am sure you remember that smell if you have ever been there. Then we drove over to Old Faithful. We just missed it when we were parking so we had to wait over an hour, so we walked around and saw some other hot spots. Of course both our kids fell asleep about 20 minutes before it went off. Isn't that so typical of children to fall asleep right before you get to where you are going? Anyway, we finally saw Old Faithful. It was pretty neat. Then we drove to Lower Falls which was awesome. You had to hike down to this water fall that was about 150 ft. tall. But instead of looking at it from afar, you looked at it right where the water fell. It was so cool, but a little scary. I was a nervous Nellie with my kids. It was a little scary, but so neat. We didn't take our camera there so I will have to show you pictures when I get some. We had a great weekend. A lot of food, fun, and relaxing. It was nice to take a vacation!! Thanks to Suzie and Mike for the fun time.

Haley being cute on the boat

Kevin wake boarding -- look at that water!!!

Taylor and her cousin Alix going for a ride on the bumper tube!!

Here is Taylor and Haley with their cousins Carley and Alix

Haley taking her afternoon nap on the boat

Here we are at big springs
Mom and Taylor on the bridge

Here we are right before we see Old Faithful, notice both are kids are sleeping.
Old Faithful.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


So Kevin got a new job. YEA!!!! Kevin wasn't loving investools anymore. Things are just changing there and he wasn't doing well and so he has been looking for a new job. He applied at Omniture, a company in Orem. He has heard a lot of good things about this company and a couple people in our neighborhood work there and also some friends from investools work there. He finally got an interview and they wanted him to interview for 4 hours. He said it was the hardest interview of his life. Then about a long week and a half later they called him and offered him the job. He was so excited. So he quit investools on the 23rd and took some time off and then started on the 28th.
So far he really likes it. It is kind of different because he is basically training himself, so he says that it is a little nerve racking because he is trying to figure everything out, but he already loves the company. So he is doing sales again, but for a totally different thing. I don't totally understand it yet, but it has to do with Internet marketing for major companies.
Before he started they sent him this huge gift basket with things that represent Utah, things like chips and salsa, salt water taffy, chocolate, pen, book at Utah, etc. It was a nice surprise.
Then last Saturday night they had their annual summer company party. It was crazy. It was the Electric park at Thanksgiving Point. When we got their we each got a free t-shirt. Then they fed us a nice dinner. Hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, cookies, lemonade, corn on the cob, etc. It was good. Then they had the place set up like the Utah County fair. They had FREE snow cones, FREE, popcorn, churros, face painting, balloons, cotton candy, carnival rides, Ferris wheel, blow up slides, train ride, games with prizes, drinks, etc. Oh did I mention it was all free. Then they had a big stage set up for a band. Over there they handed out those sweatshirt blankets to everyone to sit on. Then they played rock, paper, scissors, with over two thousand people. The grand prize winner got a $5000 gift card to go anywhere in the world and a 6 year old girl won, crazy huh? Then a band played for a while and we got free ice cream. Then they had a firework show that was just as good as you would see anywhere else. The grand finale was amazing it totally lit up the sky. It was a pretty fun party.

We have hear such great things about this company and we are excited. I know that Kevin will do well with it. Good luck Kev, we love you.


I was just going to update you on our rotten mild dilemma. I know it isn't that big of a deal, but some of you were wondering what happened. I went to the store and bought Cascade with bleach and washed them again a total of 7 times, and they still stunk. So then Kevin washed them by hand and then left them out to dry and that worked, I guess they just needed some air. Thanks for all your advice.

Taylor's 2nd Birthday

Last Friday was Taylor's second birthday. I can't believe that my baby it two. Time goes way too fast. We decided to have her birthday party Thursday night. So our families came over to celebrate. It was so funny because I set Taylor's birthday presents out on the fire place a couple hours before the party started and she didn't even bother them. Then we gave her, her bike, which she absolutely loves. Then everyone started coming and she was outside playing. Once most everyone was there she just came inside walked straight over the the presents and started opening. I guess she knew exactly what to do. It was quite funny. She just opened one after another and it didn't really matter at the moment what was inside. She got a lot of fun things for her birthday. Thanks everyone.

Then on Friday, (her birthday) I wanted to take her and do something fun. So we went and got some lunch and then I took her to the aquarium in Sandy. I was pretty excited to take her because I have always wanted to go and she loves to see the fish when we go to Cabela's. So I thought it would be a fun activity. I think that she liked it, but she wasn't ecstatic. Plus the aquarium isn't that great. I have heard that, but I guess I had to see if for myself. Half of it was fish that you find in Utah, which is at Cabela's and the other have was fish from the ocean, but there wasn't that many. I guess that we had fun. I hope she liked it. Then we went shopping for a little bit and then went up to Kevin's family cabin for the night. Happy Birthday Taylor!!
This is Taylor with her cousin, Alix.
Here is a picture of Taylor in the Hospital

This is Taylor at her first Birthday party

It is crazy how much they change. I think she has had so many different looks. I makes me curious as to what Haley is going to look like a year from now!