Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Well life gets busy...

So we haven't posted in quite a while, but that just means that we have been too busy enjoying life to stop and blog about it all. I would love to catch you up an everything but that will take too long, so I am going to post a ton of pictures and have short descriptions about them. That way we can get caught up.

I went to NYC without my Family on a little trip. This really deserves a post of its own, but for now:

Me and Ashley at my dad's concert (the reason I went to NYC in the first place)
Ashley is the best host, and her family is great.

Jonny was my companion there, we did everything together.
The Subway was the best mode of transportation I loved it!

We did a lot of the touristy sightseeing.

My boys first days of school.

Kolby just started kindergarten,
so Blake has taken him under his wing.

sorry for the sideways picture, maybe I will fix it later.

Some good ol' fun on Kolby's birthday!

Blake opening a birthday present.

This year Blake turned eight and got baptized.
Here are some great Family pictures my dad took on that day.

Blake had a Reflections Contest at school, and wanted to
mess up the play room for a picture. The theme is "WOW"

So there you go. A lot more has happened, but I at least caught you up a bit. I wonder if I will post more frequently now? Wait and see.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Crazy Kids

My boys are the best kids, but man they can get weird.

I really don't know what he was thinking.

Nice hat!!

You should see him when he tries to make a funny face.

Making faces at mom.

Scary oh so very scary!

He thinks he is a real dog.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Tae Kwon Do Picnic

Today we had a Tae Kwon Do picnic. During the picnic we had the chance to show off some of our mad skills. In this first video Kolby is doing his world famous Axe kick.

This video starts off with Kolby and his partner doing defense moves. It then goes on to Blake and his partner.

Our last video for the day is of me breaking 2 two inch concrete blocks!!!!!!! Kristen our wonderful video tech was trying her best to record the break and carry Taylor so the video is a little jumpy.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

The knitting project was a success!!

So I haven't posted in a while, but as you may recall I was busy working on a knitting project. Well I am happy to say that I actually did it and it looks OK. I was making a baby blanket for a dear friend of ours, who is also our Tae Kwon Do coach. We had a baby shower at our house for him and his wife. It was lots of fun and I am glad to have finished my knitting in time. Hopefully it won't fall apart when they wash it. Any way here are some pictures of the finished project and the party. We had to test out the blanket before we gave it away. So we used one of our stuffed doggies to see if the hoodie part would work. Then Taylor had to take care of his "baby", and wouldn't give the blanket back for a while. Also notice the cake that Isaac ordered for the party, somehow messages got crossed and they didn't give us a boy cake. What do you do?

Thursday, May 15, 2008

My new hobby!

I have been often asked "What are you making?" In which I respond "A rectangle." Our stake is doing a service project where we were able to knit or crochet a rectangle and then they are being collected, turned into blankets and given away to charity. I wanted to serve, I love service, but I didn't know how to do either craft. I decided to learn how to knit. When my mom was in town in February she helped me pick out the appropriate tools and and then I learned how to knit. Here is my picture of the rectangles I have made. I have done a few different techniques. And I have decided I quite like to knit. In fact I think I may be getting a little obsessed with it. The other day I couldn't sleep so I keep thinking of future knitting projects. The next few days were spent looking for the proper yarn so I could get some sleep. This will be my first official project. One that will be all mine from start to finish. Be on the look out for another post with the finished project. I can't wait I am so excited. Also if you want a knitted rectangle just let me know, I already have one request :).

Thursday, May 8, 2008

New Toys

I just bought a new television for our family room. The boys were running around the house jumping and screaming out of excitement. I thought wow I did a good thing. As soon as I got it installed the boys grabbed the box and vanished. They were more excited about a big box than they were about a big tv. For the last few days the box has been a drive up ice cream shop, a fort, a slide, and a prison. I think that instead of buying expensive things for the house I will just buy big box every week and let the boys tear them apart.

First day fun

climbing out was tough
It is even fun for friends.

Even though the boys liked the box more I still like the tv. It fits very nicely above the fireplace. I just need to build a box for my components and hide the wires.

Just getting the tv up there was a chore,
it is 240 pounds.

Fun for the whole family

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Sling shot fun

Grandpa and Grandma came home from their cruise and brought the boys some fun toys. The kids had a great time learning how to use the sling shots, and Taylor loves his SCARY MOOSE!

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Spring Break trip

Most people who plan trips for spring break try to find a place to relax with beautiful beaches and warm weather. Well we are not like most people. Sure warm weather and sandy beaches may sound nice, but does it really live up to all the hype? We decided to pass on the obvious and boring ideas, and go to a place were tens of thousands of college students flock to every year. Beautiful Provo Utah. Now that we had a place to go we had to decide how we were going to get there. We discussed flying, driving, and almost every other mode of transport available. After deliberating for hours on the pros and cons of each type of transportation we came to a couple of conclusions. Flying was by far the fastest and easiest, but everyone flies now where is the adventure in that. We even thought about overnighting ourselves with FedEx, but hit a snag when we could not figure out how we would get to the drop off location after we were taped up in the boxes. The only real option left to us was to drive. The big problem was how to make a 15 hour drive with three tired kids even more fun. I racked my brain for the answer, and then it hit me. I would work a mid-shift and we would leave as soon as I got home from work! It was brilliant I would stay awake all night and then drive for 15 hours that very next morning. This was truly going to be a trip to remember. Well I am told we actually made it and here is some proof. While we were there we made a stop at the Hogle Zoo.

A white alligator!!

Nice Elephant

We even saw a Lion!!!!

The big hit was this cute baby Giraffe.

The trip was a blast and the kids really enjoyed seeing there Grandpa and Grandma Kats. and uncles Jeff and Jonny. We were also able to see Great grandparents and some of Kristen's best friends. We even got to see Grandpa at work conducting the BYU Symphony. The trip home was a lot easier. The 14 hours flew by and before we knew it we were home.

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two year old fun

Taylor turned two this month and boy has he changed. My quiet little boy is now a loud and wild kid. He is practically shaving already. It is totally amazing how fast they grow up.

Taylor's First B-day--------------------Taylor's Second B-day

He is growing up so fast, and is showing such a strong personality. He knows what he likes and what he doesn't and he will let you know when you make him mad. He spends most of the day playing, and running circles around the rest of the family.

He loves his new Diego bike

Saying cheese for the camera and getting ready to throw water balloons at me.

Taylor and Paula launch the first balloon

Everyone gets in on the action.

By the end I was soaked and the kids were laughing.