Tuesday, December 21, 2010


The kids loved Santa....even Van! Nash was trying NOT to smile...so he ended up smiling wierd.... Mya was trying to smile PRETTY....(ended up kinda goofy) and Van, was just happy to be there!!!

Monday, November 15, 2010

First snowfall

It snowed this week, so I bundled Van up to go play outside. This was Vans first time playing in the snow, and he HATED it. He couldn't walk in his boots and the coat made his arms go out. He hated his mittens because he couldn't pick anything up or use his hands. It was sooo funny!! He gave me this pathetic look.......

He was trying to walk, and he couldn't in his boots so he fell over. He tried to get up but couldn't. He just layed their whining... it was so sad, but really funny.

Mya loved playing in the snow. She was outside for 2 hours...

Mya is literally holding Van up since he couldnt stand by himself...

Monday, November 1, 2010


We had a great Halloween! The weather was cold, but we lucked out on the rain and we had NO SNOW this year!!! Mya was a princess (of course), Nash was a Chargers football player, and Van was a frog!!!

Every year our neighborhood puts on a "Neighborhood trunk-or-treat". The HOA provides hot chocolate and donuts, and there is a pumpkin carving contest. It was a blast. We decorated our trunk and the kids got way too much candy.

After the trunk-or-treat we went trick-or-treating. Mya could have gone all night. She loved it and wanted to keep going forever. We left Van at grandmas so we could stay out a little later.

Monday, September 27, 2010


Its that time of year again.....the youth triathlon!!! Nash so excited to once again compete. He did soooo good!!!! They don't time the kids, but they are separated into groups so we were able to tell how he placed. He got 1st in swimming, 1st in bike, and we actually aren't sure about running. So many kids were coming in at once and we didn't know what group they belonged to. But he did so good, and we are SOOOO PROUD of him!! Good job buddy....love you!

.4 of a mile swim.......

Thats Nash in the front...with the aqua life jacket!

.7 of a mile bike ride

and 1/2 mile running

Monday, September 20, 2010


2 weeks ago I got the chance to go to Holland with my parents. My dad is from Holland so he was the perfect tour-guide. It was amazing! I couldn't believe how pretty and perfect all the landscapes and country sides were. Here are just a couple pictures (i took a millions) of the beautiful country.

This is in one of my favorite cities we visited...Volendom (sp?). It was right on the coast, and very old. I love history, so it was very exciting for me to see everything first hand and pictures how things were during the war.

The houses are really small here. People really actually live in either a townhouse, or an apartment. Very few people live in houses... and if they do, the house is really small.

There are beautiful windmills everywhere. This one is in Kinderdyke. Tons of windmills beside canals. I was able to take a tour of the inside of one. Its amazing that people still live in these...it would be really hard.

My favorite thing to eat here was Poffertjes. YUMMY!!! My mouth is watering as we speak. They are kinda like little pancakes, but better. And they serve it with butter, whip cream, and powder sugar. AHHHHH... heaven! I had these everyday...sometimes twice a day.

We went to Amsterdam. Quite the interesting city. Marijuana is LEGAL there, so it was really strange to see drug shops everywhere, and seeing people carrying their little baggies of weed. This is me and my mom in front of a big monument, that was apparently really popular during the 60's and 70's.

Big wooden shoe in the city Delft.

Almost all the cities here have canals running through every street. Makes it hard to drive around, but sure is pretty. Everyone rides bikes. Hardly anyone owns a car in Holland. So notice all the bikes....

In Alkmaar we watched a guy making wooden shoes..

The cheese mart in Alkmaar. Yummy cheese!!

In Harleem.....

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Summer Fun

This summer has gone by soooo fast. I can't believe school is starting soon and fall is on its way...ugh. So here is a recap of our fun summer....

We took the kids to a water park in Pocatello.

We went to the rexurg fair. I love this pic of mya and her friend sadie. They were laughing so hard. It was hilarious.

Nash was BEGGING me to let him so on this hammer ride. Its the one that goes upside down, forward and backward....like FOREVER!!!! I told him there was no way i was going to go it with him, but he insisted. He was surprised that he "floated" when he went upside down. I was nervous he would hate it, but he did awesome! I was proud of him.

Of course....they had to get their faces painted. Nash was a white tiger, and Mya got a pink fish

We made a trip to the zoo. As you can see below....Nash DID NOT want to sit on this. He thinks he too old. hahaha lol

Van watching the monkeys. He loved ALL the animals and wanted to stay at each exhibit forever. ( i love this pic, how he is standing on his toes!!)

Mya loved brushing the goats

Nash had another great season of soccer.

Van hanging out at one of Nash's soccer games.

At Tyson's family reunion, him and his sisters did a airband. It was really funny!!

Mya with her cousin Jessie. She kept pulling faces. If know Mya, she is a girl with a millions faces!!

After about 20 shots, she finally stopped pulling faces, and smiled...well, kind of.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Van turns 1

One year ago today, my sweet, adorable, perfect little boy was born!! He has been such a good little baby. He sleeps from 9pm-9am (seriously!!), he smiles constantly, he HARDLY ever cries, he crawled like the cutest little gorilla...he crawled on his knuckles, and is the cutest walker, and he adores his big brother and sister.

I am so sad that he is growing up. I wish he could stay this age forever. I love him so much..how could i not? So here are a bunch of pics taken by my sister last month for her Knuckleheads clothing catalog.... enjoy!

this pic he is yelling and my sister...hahaha such a funny little man...