Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Fishlake Scuba Trip!

Ryan & I went on a get away to the cabin with friends! The kids stayed home with Grandma & Grandpa Hirst making pies, going to Thanksgiving Point, & just having a great time. Thanks Mom & Dad for all you do!! We have not been to the cabin without kids since we had kids (9 years!), so it was a great time!
Our gorgeous view from the front porch of the cabin!Everyone who came! A little tired from 2 very late nights! 2am & 3am
Ryan & I; Dennis & Heather; Matt & Ramie; Rick & Corinne!My mighty spearfishing husband!

A few other fun pics!
The girls stayed at the cabin and scrapbooked,
made cards, finished projects, or just read & relaxed!
The guys went on scuba dives and spearfished in the lake!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I did it!!!

I finally did it, well started it! Since Sam was tiny I had a dream of making a pillowcases for each child, for every month celebrating the holiday or season in that month! I know it seems silly but someone I worked with when I was first married, did it for her kids and they loved it. So when Ashlynn was born I set out to do it! I did Halloween & Christmas and found out I was pregnant with Coleman and then I got caught in the black hole of little children. Well I'm back on the wagon again and I made 6 Halloween pillows cases (the other's are 7 years old!) They are on the kids beds already! They have loved having the older ones, so hopefully I will actually get them all done this time!

Little Mother's!

Samantha & Ashlynn are great little mother's! When we had the twins over this week they were so helpful. Sam buckled them in their car seats, walked with them holding their hands, helped making dinner, and bathed the kids and then read to Ayden before bed.
Ashlynn was a great help also she watched them while Sam & I made dinner and read to Tate before bed. She also played house with them in the afternoon.
The girls have actually grown up so much this year, they are able to help do things around the house (done well, not just kid done). Samantha has even started babysitting for us for a hour or so at a time (while I stay close to home), by next year we will be able to leave the kids with her for a longer time I'm so excited that this day has come, finally after 10 years!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Jaxsyn Dancing!

Just too cute not to post! Those are my nephews Tate & Ayden!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hullabaloo Game Night!

For family night we played Hullabalooo, it was really fun! The kids loved it, I decided that for the next few Mondays we are actually going to play the kids games we have gotten for Christmas and rarely play. And I'm camera happy so here's a pic.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Fall has arrived!

When I was growing up my Grandparents had an apple orchard. Over the years it has gotten smaller and smaller, right before my Grandpa died he sold the majority and left only a dozen or so trees. But every year since I can remember I have helped picked apples in the fall. Apples are one thing that reminds me so much of my Grandpa Hirst, I loved him so much and still miss him after the 11 years that he has been gone. He was an amazing cook, he taught me the love of cooking. We always made fresh apple pie together in the fall. Luckily my kids have my dad who is equally as great as his dad. He makes pies with my kids every fall, with the apples they have helped pick.

My Uncle Tom's 40th Birthday!

We tried to surprise my uncle Tom with a birthday party on Saturday, but he figured it out! Here's a few pictures! My mom made him sit in a wheelchair the whole night, which he loved and started asking us to get him dinner, and drinks.

This is my mom and all her brothers & sisters:

Joy, Bob, Tami, Kathy (my mom), & Tom (my Uncle Tim died 9 years ago this month)

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Not Private for awhile!

We decided to not be private! We're just giving it a try. I want to send out Christmas cards with a photo and this blog address, so I want to know if I will comfortable doing that when the time comes. So for the next little while (maybe forever) we won't be private!! And for all those who are wondering, if you choose to not be private; it does save all of your readers so you don't have to re-type them again if you choose to be private again!

New Camera!!!!

My new camera!
I'm so excited, I haven't had a camera for 3 weeks and it was killing me to steal pictures from other peoples cameras & blogs! So here it is I can't give you a review yet because I've only used it for a day!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Lacie's Shower!

Lacie is having her 1st girl so me & some of the other girls threw her a shower! Jen & I got really into it. Jen painted the frame & came a helped decorate and make the water bottles. We had yummy soups and really good rolls made by Jill! Lacie got some really cute things! I can't wait to see that cute baby GIRL!

Monday, September 15, 2008

We bleed BLUE!

I'm sure you have heard the score already 59-0, but I had to post it none the less. We have season tickets and I went with Ryan to the game instead of one of the kids (it was his birthday)! It was such a fun game to go to, I'm going to UNLV with him also! He's already PLANNING on the Fiesta Bowl! Does anyone want to carpool to AZ on the 4th of January?

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Ryan!

35 Years old today!!!!
Top Ten Reasons Why I Love You!
10- Your smile & how you get better looking every year!
9- How you support me in all of my dreams.
8- What a hard worker you are.
7- That you have woken up with every baby, every night since they were born. Make breakfast every morning for the kids, and do the dinner dishes almost every night! (Yep I'm spoiled!)
6- How you can have fun no matter what situation you are put into.
5- What a loyal friend you are, and how you would do anything for anyone.
4- How dedicated you are to BYU football! It truly makes Saturdays a lot more fun!
And your love of scuba, spearfishing, and getting out with the guys!
3- How giving you are, you always think of others more than yourself.
2- What a great dad you are, they love you so much and look up to you everyday! You are a great example for them.
1- What a great husband you are, I still look at you and think wow I really love him so much! You are my best friend and I love how you make me feel pretty, how we snuggle in bed on Sat. & Sun. mornings, how you still swat my bum every time I walk away, how we can sit and laugh together just being silly(like yesterday when we were making the bed!), and how many memories we have made together and how many more we have to make!
Happy Birthday My Love!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

4th grade Projects!

WARNING to all parents who don't have children in 4th grade yet! It's big time projects!! Utah History projects, they are fun but time consuming. It is a great way for the kids to learn in a different way! 1st project of the year was handed out the day before school started and due 2 weeks later. A map of Utah made out of something creative! Sam chose modeling clay.

Camping in the Cold!

We went camping up Fairview Canyon over Labor Day weekend. The kids love going there and have so much fun! Those who don't know my family well, when we say camping I mean camping. Tents in the middle of a forest, real campfires, no showers or toilets, just good dirty camping. This is always fine and dandy until it rains! Or until it rains, and rains, and rains, and then starts to snow. When you all were sitting in your warm homes during that monsoon weekend we were camping! We had a lot of fun non the less. It was dry during the day it just rained at night, but the 2nd night our tent flooded and EVERYTHING got wet. 1- Jaxsyn just playing with dirt.
2-My dad (this trip truly is one of his joys in life) & Samantha
3-Ashlynn & Beau (the kids only see each other on this trip and they instantly are great friends!)
4- Samantha & Sydney (I swear i took a photo of Coleman & Brock but I guess I didn't!)
5-Jaxsyn's friend for the weekends 4wheeling ( Ryan & I were trying to get her to sleep!)
6- Jaxsyn in her helmet, she couldn't even hold her head up.
7- Jaxsyn turned 2 while we were camping.
8- Jaxsyn blowing out her candles.
9- This is what we woke up to the last morning. Beautiful but chilly.
By the way I love all my children, but they were busy this weekend building a fort in the trees. Really all day long, and then they collected wood 1/2 of another day! It amazing what kids can do with a imagination and a forest!
Okay I found the other pictures!

1- Coleman & Brock 2- Jaxsyn SOOOOO dirty! 3- The entrance to their fort. 4- The kitchen sink (white rocks) the towels rack above it!

Princess Rella's (Lindsey's) Wedding!

My cousin Lindsey Hirst got married to Tony Christenson (?) on the 23rd of August. She got married in the St. George Temple. She looked beautiful and Jaxsyn started calling her Princess Rella (Cinderella!)! The trip was fun we went with my family and got to take the kids swimming where my 2 girls wanted me to teach them flip turns (a proud moment for me!)

This is the kids waiting outside, in 100 degree temperatures! Seriously it was so freaking hot and the photographer was only taking 3 pictures at the temple but he took FOREVER to place us. So my two kids who can't deal well with heat were freaking out (Ashlynn & Jaxsyn). They weren't just misbehaving there bodies just don't do well in the heat! I told my kids they were never allowed to get married in August in St. George. But don't they look so cute!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

What Year I Belong In?

You Belong in 1987
Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Brittany is a Cheerleader!

This is a photo of my niece Brittany, receiving the signed game ball from the first SHS football game. She is an honorary cheerleader and will get to cheer at all of the home games! She is 15 and has a form of Muscular Dystrophy.
This is the link to the newspaper article...

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Midnight Sun

Stephenie Meyer's book Midnight Sun was stolen and put onthe internet. So people can read the actual partial draft she has posted it on her website www.stepheniemeyer.com you can read it for FREE. The sad fact is she will not be finishing the book.