Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Way To go Stacia!

Bobby Made a deal with Stacia that if she would read all of the Illustrated Bible Books then she could get a new bike.  Well needless to say, she did it!  It only took her about two weeks and the day she finished, Bobby took a long lunch so he could help her pick one out!!  

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sea World

For fall break this year, the kids and I drove down to visit Grandma and Grandpa Ginn.  One of the days we were there we spent at Sea World!  It was a wonderful day, the weather was beautiful and since we went on a Thursday, it was not crowded at all!  

The first thing we saw was a legless lizard.  It looked just like a snake to me  so I was surprised the kids would get so close to it.  I learned that one of the biggest differences between a legless lizard and a snake is that the lizard has hips.  Crazy.

Let's get dizzy!!

We saw Elmo and Grover which was really fun for the kids, except Lauren, she liked them from a distance but she wouldn't go near them :)

Lauren, Milena, Stacia, and Landon with Grandpa Ginn

It's hard to tell from the picture, but the kids got soaked at the Shamoo Show, and they were even wearing ponchos!!

The kids love the tide pools!  There is so much to see in there !

The boys about to take flight!

This vacation was right before Halloween so grandma made Rice Crispie treats that the kids could mold into fun Halloween shapes.


Fun Grandma time :)

And of course Grandma made the kids their favorite breakfast, Dutch  Babies!!  Thanks Grandma!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Hillman's Visit/Happy Birthday Lauren!!!!

A few weeks ago, the Hillman family came to visit.  Julie and the girls drove out from AZ to spend a few days on the beach with us, we had a wonderful time together!!  The kids love, love, love going to the beach, I think we could have just stayed there for the whole 4 days and they wouldn't have complained a bit.  

Landon taking advantage of the time to relax in the sun and read a good book.

Stacia and Gracie

A little boogie boarding

Grace eating a little snack, yum

Running from the waves

Abby collecting shells and sand dollars

The fog rolled in, but that didn't stop the kids from playing for a few more hours.  Crazy kiddos, it got quite cold!

While they were here, Lauren had her birthday!!!!  I can't believe my baby is 4 years old!  My amazing neighbor, Amy made her this Dora cake.  It was so awesome we almost didn't want to cut it...almost :)
 It was so nice to have the Hillman's here to help us celebrate!  Lauren had been looking forward to her birthday for months an d she was so excited when it finally came!

 Among other things, she got a new bike!!  Abby and Stacia told her it was from the two of them and to this day when you ask her who gave her the bike she says "The Hillman's"  She loves it and wants to ride it all the time.  She is such a wonderful part of our family!  She is a little spitfire and she knows what she wants, she can throw a mean tantrum when she wants too, but she is also so loving and gives the best hugs!! Happy Birthday Lauren, we love you soooooo much!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Happy Halloween!

Our Halloween fun started when Lauren got to go on a field trip to a pumpkin patch.  She had so much fun playing on all the pumpkins and even got to go on a little hay ride.  Milli Got to go as well, but I was out of town for hers, so I don't have any pictures :(

Picking out a Pumpkin

Lauren and her friend Micha
The kids had a great Halloween. We had our friends, the Merkley's over and we all went trick-or-treating around our crazy neighborhood. Except Bobby and Dave, who stayed behind to hand out candy and scare the crap out of everyone who dared come to our house :)  They built quite a scary little box around our porch and had a lot of fun with it.  Even Milli and Lauren were scared to death and they knew who was in the costumes!!
Lauren, the beautiful butterfly
Harry Potter


Taylor Swift

Dave and Bobby
The Merkley and Ginn kids

A beautiful Greek Goddess holding a chicken :)

Building up their strength for all the walking.


Everyone had an awesome night!  It was so fun to watch Lauren get excited at every single house, like she just couldn't believe everyone wanted to give her candy!  She kept running up and showing me all her treats and she would say "I said thank you!"  She was so proud of herself :)

Friday, October 7, 2011

Lake Powell 2011

                                We Love Lake Powell

Gina cliff jumping from close to 30 feet up.

Kory and Katie Lewis
Jonathon and Tasha Beisinger

Kenny and Jillyn Whitehead

Jason and Nicole Bender

                              Picture Perfect

          Air Time for Bobby

                          The Boys Tubing

           The start to a great Luau

                     Nice Melons

              Nice drinks Mormon style!

                                                     Nice Faces...............Benders

Time to DANCE!!!!!!!!!!

Group Photo

Brian and Krista Pendelton

Travis and Heather Jordan

We all got Hawaiian names for the party.
Kia and Popi

Time for a movie cliff side.... back up your houseboat like you would your station wagon.

Gina on another glassy day.

You can always find Glass at Lake Powell if you look.

Two Great People
Thanks for the great trip Kory and Katie.



Might be the last time He tries the flip. Bobby's Back still hurts a month later. He's OLD

Wont be the last time I catch air. I'm still young.