I was telling Ammon a story about how Kevin had walked by me today and not watching where he was going, smacked his head right into my temple. Tasha, overhearing our conversation, looked at me and said, “His temple, Mom?” (she was clearly confused). I had to explain to her the difference between our LDS temples and the temples on your head. Tasha responded, “These are temples too?”, (pointing at her temples), “that’s kinda funny!”.

It’s a……GIRL!!!!!!!!!!

Ammon and I figured it was a girl and well, we were right! We had our ultrasound yesterday and it was pretty obvious even to us that it was a girl. Tasha was captivated by seeing all the little baby parts. Kevin thought it was fun for a little while and then went on to playing with his cars!

Ammon and I couldn’t believe how clear the ultrasound was. We could actually make out the parts without the tech pointing them out to us. It was awesome!!!! =)


Tasha saw this picture and laughed and said, “Mom, that’s a scary baby!”


Here you can see her little arm and hand. During the ultrasound, I saw the measurements that the tech was inputting and I misread what she typed. I thought it read 31.2 cm. I was thinking, man my girl has ape arms! Luckily, the tech caught my mistake and pointed out the placement of the decimal point-3.12 cm! That’s better!!!!


Even if I was off on the measurements, she still looks like she has long legs to me!!!!

The Rusty Cannon

This weekend we had what’s called “Stake Conference”. Depending on the area in which you live, each congregation is called a “ward”. A “Stake” includes numerous “wards”. Twice a year, each Stake meets together to hear from the Stake Leaders and some other church members who’ve prepared talks of inspiration. Our conference happened to be an hour away this year and since Ammon had a meeting on Sat and we had another meeting on Sunday, we decided to stay up in the little town where all of this was being held.

We stopped at Target and Walmart on the way to get some things we needed, which was REALLY exciting since our closest Target is 45 min away! We stayed at the high-class “Rusty Cannon Motel” Saturday night. It actually wasn’t too bad, despite it’s name. Our room was pretty big, with two Queen beds and a table. The highlight was their heated pool, which was outdoor, but had a tent overtop of it. It was so humid and misty in the pool that it felt like we were in the tropics! The kids had the best time splashing around for almost an hour.

The kids really thought having cable was the cats meow since we don’t have it here, at home. Every time a commercial came on, Tasha would tell me “we hadn’t seen this one” (meaning she thought it was another show or movie!). I thought it was pretty funny! The really dug “Scooby Doo”!

Jumping on the bed was pretty fun too. This is a taboo activity at home. 😉

Bedtime was a little later than usual, but the kids zonked and slept almost 12 hours!

We had a great weekend and Tasha didn’t want to go home, so I guess the kids enjoyed themselves too! =)


Here’s our snazzy room


Here’s Kevin making himself at home in one of the queen-sized beds.


I tried about 5 times to get a cute picture of both kids in the bed that swamped them. Kevin got in first and asked Tasha to tuck him in (which she did). No matter what I said though, Tasha was NOT smiling for a picture!

Bountiful Bubbles

We got the kids some Dora bubble bath and “CARS” bubble bath at Walmart the other day and ever since they ask for a bubble bath almost daily. Ammon increased the fun this one night, pouring water 2 feet above the tub with a pitcher, making more and more and MORE bubbles. The kids were in bubble-heaven! Take a look…


Tasha’s crown. She sang a cute little song she made up about her crown and sang it over and over again as she created it on her head. =)


The kids having fun with their bubbles

Playtime at the Park

After enduring weeks of single-digit temperatures, the kids and I have been thrilled with our scorching 30 and 40 degree days! One night after work, we all went to the park and the kids were in paradise playing on all the structures after months of not being able to.


Kevin decided it was the most fun to throw big hunk of snow down this tire tunnel! Watch out below!!!!


Kevin thought it was almost as much fun if we threw big chunks of snow at him below too.


Ammon and I were so bushed after all that playing. We decided to use our chauffeurs to take us home. =)

Mountain Monkeybusiness

It was such a beautiful sunny day yesterday, that Ammon decided we should venture up in the mountains for a picnic and some playtime. At first, I wasn’t thrilled about the idea of wearing snowpants and all the snow-garb because it’s been so nice and mild here lately and I was enjoying wearing only a light jacket! Once we got up there and I realized how warm it was outside, I was excited! We set up a tarp and blanket on the snow for our little picnic and sat down to enjoy. It was so warm, I sat on the blanket with only my coat on, no other snow stuff!!

The kids didn’t eat much before they got distracted by the untouched snow. The trick was staying on top of the snow and not sinking in it. It was about 4 feet deep, but fairly hard on top. The kids were fine most of the time, but we had to be careful. If Ammon or I took steps that were too hard or too big, we’d sink in up to our thigh!


This is Jack parked on the side of the road. You can see from this picture how deep the snow is!


Here are the kids after playing, finishing their lunch and basking in the sun


The view from our picnic spot


Here’s Tasha doing some “controlled sledding” (Daddy holding onto the rope and letting the sled slide down the hill and then pulling her back up)


Kevin spent 99% of his time eating the snow. At one point, I asked him if the snow was good and he responded with a hearty “MMMMMMHMMMMMM”!!