The kids went sledding for the first time in their lives today! We wanted to go this morning, but by 9:00 AM it was only -11 degrees (F) outside. So we waited until after Kevin’s nap to go. By 2:00 it had already warmed up to a nice and toasty 7 degrees! We took a quick drive to the local elementary school where all the kids go sledding. Unfortunately the batteries in the camera were too low so we only got one picture of Natasha having fun.
Tasha Sledding

Sunday Best

The kids got some nice outfits for Christmas from my Dad and they both wore them to church today, although Kevin was a little rumpled by the time we took the picture. He really wanted to be in the photo though. He kept saying, “My turn!”.


I think this has to be my new favorite photo of them together!


Tasha smiling pretty

Future Missionary

When the missionaries for our church choose to go on a mission, they have to save up thousands of dollars themselves for their flight, housing, and of course all the normal things like hygiene stuff, etc. However, the members of the church take care of their dinners, so we get a chance to sign up and have them to dinner if we’d like.

We had the missionaries to dinner about a month ago and they had so much fun with the kids. Kevin thought it was pretty neat that he got to wear one of the Elder’s tie and nametag…though he wasn’t so happy about his picture being taken.


This is what happens when you don’t have a brother!

We went to K-Mart a few weeks ago and the lady at the checkout gave Tasha a pretty tiara, which Tasha wore everywhere we went that day. When we got home however, a new monarchy took over….

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Announcing….his highness Prince Kevin!

Tasha also got a purse for Christmas that she thinks is pretty neat. Apparently, Kevin does too!


Words straight from the horses mouth…

The other night Tasha and I were headed to the grocery store and we had a conversation that went like this:

Tasha: Mom, sometimes I have boogies in my nose.
Me: Ya, that happens to everyone sometimes.
Tasha: I use a kleenex.
Me: That’s good.
Tasha: We eat food, Kevin eats his boogies.

A few days ago Tasha said another funny thing that would only be funny to you if you knew how Pro-Macintosh computers we are. Tasha got a Leappad for Christmas (it’s a base that comes with books that you use a special pen and it teaches letters, reading, sounds, plays games, etc). Well, her Leappad was on top of the fridge with another small toy on top of it, taken away because the kids were fighting over it. It’s a day after I took the toy away and Tasha says: “Mommy, can you please get my toy down off my Macbook?” =) The things kids say!!!

Run, Run, as fast as you can. You can’t catch me….I’m the gingerbread man!

Saturday was a really fun day. We spent the whole day just playing with the kids and having fun! Ammon made a huge fort for the kids to play in (I included Ammon in “kids”)  that stretched the entire length of our family room. I was busy making gingerbread dough so the kids could decorate their first gingerbread house. I think the kids ate as much candy as they put on the house, but they had a great time doing it.

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Ammon’s creation, pretty impressive, I thought.

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Kevin n Tasha happily playing in Daddy’s little playhouse

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All this candy, how do I choose?

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The decorators, ready for hire!

Winter Drive to Fulford

Bright and early this morning we headed out to do more sight-seeing. We decided to head up to the Fulford caves south of Eagle. As you can imagine it was quite the winter drive! When we left the house it was only 5 degrees outside. (Needless to say Jack wasn’t too thrilled about being woken up!)

After a couple miles on the dirt road it quickly changed from dirt to packed snow. As we continue the climb up the mountain we soon passed the last tire tracks and started breaking trail down a 4×4 trail. It was beautiful! When we reached the first clearing we unloaded the little ones and bundled them up to play in the snow.

Ammon then had a great idea to create a make-shift shed with a tarp. The kids loved going up and down part of the road!

Here are a few pics we took along the way –


Snowy road

Jack doing what he does best


Tasha & Mommy


Kevin and Mommy


More Sledding!


Snowy Peak Vista

It was a very fun trip! The kids had a blast playing in the snow. Had it gotten warmer than 8 degrees we might have stayed a bit longer. And just think, it is only November! But we can’t complain too much. By the time we returned home for lunch it was already 22 degrees. Nice. 😉