Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Daxon had his pine wood derby. He didn't do as well as he had hoped but still had a great time. Jers & him worked on it together this year & really had fun doing it. The guy who ran the derby was hilarious & really had a good time with the boys.
Daxon is such a great kid. He can play outside for hours. He loves school & does very well in all the subjects. He can't stop talking about this coming Monday when he gets to go hunting.
Britton lost 2 teeth in 2 days.

We went to the science center with the younger 3 kids. Riley was at a camp out in the freezing cold. Man scouts are tough. Alyssa was babysitting. Ashlynn LOVED the bubbles. By the time we left she was so wet from head to toe but hey she was happy.

I know this picture is blurry but I love how she is so into what she is doing.

Daxon makes a pretty great Mona Lisa

An evening at our house. AJ taking crazy pictures with Ashlynn

Or Britton running around the house hiding in crazy places with her. Usually everything anyone is doing involves Ash in some way. Its wonderful how much work she can be & how adorable she can be to everyone at the same time.

Saturday, January 8, 2011


We attended a Super fun New years eve party with some friends. We all had such a fun time. The kids played WII, games, and we all ate tons of delicious food! The kids LOVED blowing REALLY LOUD toot horns & drinking sparkling cider at midnight. It was definitely a great ending to the year 2010!

Playing in the snow. It was so great to have snow over Christmas break. The boys pulled Ashlynn around the back yard for hours. She loved it!

The older boys received the shotgun (yes it is real) they have been wanting & were sure they would NOT get. Santa wrapped it in Dora paper & wrote Ashlynn's name on it by mistake or maybe just to be funny :).

It's crazy how something I watched almost every Sunday as a kid, my children think is some grand amazing thing. Everytime I pop popcorn, they all gather 'round & just stare in amazement.

Daxon is anti-girl anything, so I loved his reaction in this picture.

For a few days during the holiday we went to Omaha. We had a great time & the kids really enjoyed all the gingerbread houses & dressing up at the Mormon trail center.

I love how Ash is trying to look up the chimney in this one. I think the other kids just want her out of the way.

This was the size of the bed a family OUR size would get on the ship Wyoming that a lot of immigrants came over from Europe on. Heaven help the family that would be in the bunk ABOVE us.
A little too close for comfort!

I think I will load my wagon with nothing but beef jerky and potato chips. Little brother can stay in Omaha.


We LOVE the Omaha zoo. It is so much fun any time of the year. It has so many indoor exhibits that by the time you go outside, you are actually thankful for the cold air.

The rainforest is always a favorite. We had just spent a FORTUNE on food & they were energized for the day! In the background, notice Alyssa in some sort of ritualistic prayer pose, praying for the animals' safe keeping.

Here she is again, part 2 of the prayer pose (hang from random vine and try not to fall on head).

Daxon in one of his rare be still moments. He always has so much energy that catching him for a picture can be a difficult task sometimes.

Look at me! I'm a beautiful butterfly! (name the movie and win a year supply of all the food you buy for yourself)
For those of you wondering...YES much of the sense of humor in this post J.D. came up with.