Thursday, December 10, 2009

Favorite Snowflake things to do....

Go to the creek and throw in rocks, hike the hills and rocks, sit on the old car, find the bridge and this year, we found a horse!!

























horse named JIL

Just for you Jill


When we went through the costume box this year, Shannon found my 'first date' dress that I had made to go to the Cortez High 1975 Homecoming dance with Ron Stevenson. She tried it on and wah-lah....it fit! It was fun to see it on her.

November 20, 2009, Gilbert had an annual 5K run for it's Gilbert Days. Carolyn had signed up to run way in advance (thus, she was #12) and when we found out we decided to sign Allan up the day of the race (thence, he, # 604). The pictures I will add are as follows: Front line, Allan on the left side, sorry, we can't see Carolyn!: Allan thumbs up as he passes me: Carolyn a small wave: but, oh, look at those leg muscles!: Coming up to the finish line: Allan medal time:
Carolyn's medal time.
Carolyn's finishing time was 20.09, Allan's was 20.10! Fantastic for both of them! This was the first 5K race either of them had run in. Carolyn got first out of ALL the women in the race, so she was 1st women finisher, and 1st in her age group! Allan also got first out of his age group!! I was a proud mom on that day. My oldest and youngest both racing together and doing a great job side by side!! Oops, I'm starting to tear up!









While Celynda was here with her kids, they talked Grandpa into jumping with them on the

trampoline.







Brookie thought it was funnier to sit on top of Toby.




So, here's Treyson. We had decorated pumpkins and then some sugar cookies! He loved it! Can you tell?






Oops read the blog below - here's the grandkids messing around.




My silly, silly daughters. They were at this for many minutes. Then the grandkids got in there too. Hold on to her, Jill!! October sometime.


A few months ago, we purchased wheelchairs to celebrate Doug's birthday. I can not tell you how much fun those silly things have been. The kids and grandkids play in them constantly AND we have even had a neighborhood friend stop by and borrow it for a couple of days to make sure that is what he wanted to spend some of his hard-earned money on! Here is Shannon with Griffin and Allan with Treyson. Actually Treyson doesn't look like he is having too much fun, but I think it was because I stopped them long enough to take this picture. Fun Times!!

Monday, November 2, 2009


By far, Uncle Ken's Elmo pumpkin got the most 'Oh's.
(can you see my glowing spider in the background?)


Katies's spooky house on a hill. Thanks for helping her Sarah....


Allan's little boy being scared in bed at night! (I wonder if this is an indication of real life?)

Becky's Dracula and Shannon's ghoul peeking through the blinds.


Allan was a scarecrow this year and would jump out and frighten people. Some left crying and some did not even come up the driveway to get their candy. He had a great Halloween.
Doug's jack-o-lantern turned out pretty good this year.

Sunday, August 30, 2009





I know Elder Kevin is out serving the Lord,


but really Ninja-naries? Is his companion a ballet dancer?


More on this later.......

Okay, all I can say is that they found these in the childrens section, I'm hoping at a thrift store, and were planning on wearing them to a zone conference sleep-over.They had to cut the feety things out so they could squeeze into them. Unfortunately they forgot to take them to the conference. Maybe they were lucky they forgot. I think they other missionaries would have been jealous.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Brian and family have left!!

Most of you know that our son Brian has been accepted into medical school in Henderson, Nevada. We are so excited for him, but sorry to see him and his family go. He had a small group get-together for one more volleyball game and we as a family decided to make a small cake. Those of you who know Brian will 'get' the cake, but those of you that don't know him well enough - here is what it says, "Take Luck, you undoctor u". (We didn't have enough letters to spell it right). The saying comes from Brian Reagan, a super funny comedian that our Brian had us watch on the internet. Too funny.


Tuesday, June 30, 2009

videoSorry, it starts out sideways, but you'll get it when you see the video.


He must have had a green marker!!




Look at the nails on this guy!!

video

His close encounter with a kanga....

Monday, June 1, 2009

Allan hurt again




Oopsie. This is what happens when someone throws a snorkle at you. 5 stitches. It looks like a little caterpillar or maybe a hairy mole. Poor Allan.