Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Creche



Since Hannah was sick tonight, Katie and mom bundled up and headed to the Creche exhibit being put on at the church. We had some hot chocolate to stay warm and watched a live nativity, then headed inside to see all of the nativities that had been donated. Katie had a great time taking pictures of lots of them. Then we made a trip to the store where Katie got to push the cart! Katie and I don't have lots of chances to be together one on one so it was a great night for both of us.
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(Pretty decent photos for a 4 year old.)

Who doesn't like a chocolate nativity. This wouldn't last long in our house.

Sleeping Beauty


It isn't very often that our kids fall asleep in positions like this, so I had to get it on camera. Poor girl-I should have known something wasnt quite right if she would fall asleep at the kitchen table. She ended up waking up sick in the middle of the night.
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Air Force Volleyball


We took the girls to an Air Force Volleyball game and it brought back so many memories. If you have only known me since post high school days, you might not know that my life pretty much revolved around volleyball. I played for school in the fall and then played club the rest of the year and usually attended at least one camp each summer. There were plenty of social events I gave up to go to tournaments on the weekend. As I look back I realize that Volleyball is one of the palces where my confidence grew. Well I haven't touched a volleyball in years and actually it is porbalby best that way. I would just be disappointed in my lack of skill now. What a fun game to watch! I hope we get to see a few more.
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Lady Antebellum Concert

Peter and I attended a Lady Antebellum Concert in Denver with our friends Dan and Cumorah. To me Lady A sounds a bit more rockish than countryish in person. Great Concert if you ever get a chance to see them in person. Guess who's going to be featured on my next spinning class playlist?


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Farewell Cousin Mitchell

We got to spend a weekend with cousins to celebrate the upcoming mission of cousin Mitchell. We "cooked" in the garden, chased after the pigs and rode the ponies.

Thanks for spending your last few days at home with us. You are going to be a fabulous missionary Elder Hyde!

Friday, October 29, 2010


It was a fun filled summer...
with a visit from Grandma and Grandpa,

a trip to the North Pole (a local children's amusement park), playing with friends

lots of hiking, playin int he water, hunting for bugs and frogs

a 4th of July parade

Airplane museum
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Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

We enjoyed a wonderful Father's day today as a family. We topped it off with Strawberry Cream Trifle

The girls wanted to dress up in thier fancy dresses, so we took some pictures. It was a beautiful day.



Strawberry Cream Trifle
1 pound cake (frozen and thawed) or homemade
1 quart fresh strawberries
1 (16oz) frozen sliced strawberries in syrup, thawed
2 Tbsp lemon juice
3 (8 oz. each) blended strawberry yogurt
1 pkg (3.4 oz) cheesecake instant pudding
1 (8 oz) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Combine fresh and frozen strawberries in bowl. In another bowl, whisk lemon juice, yogurt and pudding mix. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping.
To assemble alternate layers of cake, strawberry mixture, and yogurt mixture. Top with whipped cream.
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Summer Time


Now that it's summer I have to find a few more things to keep my kids busy. They love to cook and so I bought a lot of peppers when they went on sale and my girls spent an hour dicing some up. It's safe -I promise-as long as Madison has a plastic knife.
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Having a Ball!





Here is one of the latest treasures from Grandma Lovejoy. It was only going to get blown up once, so we had to share the fun with friends. The kids had a blast pushing each other around in it.
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Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Happy Valentine's Day

THANKS for the skirts Grandma!!!!

Aren't holidays fun?! Here is Hannah's class on their way to put valentine's all over the principal's office. This has to be one of the best kindergarten classes. The kids are always very well behaved and so quiet for kindergartners and I know that they aren't always this quiet at home!