Thursday, December 08, 2011

Best Christmas presents ever!

Even those it's blurry I had to post my favorite gifts under the tree this year!  :)  look at those faces!  I love each and every one of them more then words could ever possibly describe!   They make the holiday season so incredibly magical and I couldn't be more blessed!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

....and I say hello!

Hello, hello! I don't know why you say goodbye, I say hello!  We have officially joined the ranks of soccer moms.   We said goodbye to our Pacifica and bought this Kia Sedona.  It provides us with some much needed room and we can actually fit our double stroller in it!  Wahoo!  We are excited!

You say goodbye.......

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


Mr. Lennon started soccer today!  As we pulled into the parking lot he started cheering, he was so excited!  He doesn't quite understand the whole team thing yet.  He's more of an independent player at the moment.   He really just loves that he gets to be out there kicking the ball around!  I can't wait to watch him play more this season! He is such a cutie!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Happy Birthday Stephanie!!!

Happy Birthday Stephanie! We all love you so much. Thank you so much for being a wonderful mother and fantastic wife. Our lives are so blessed to have you in them!!

Val, Aleece, Madelaine, Lennon, and Harrison

Friday, August 12, 2011


Madelaine started Pre-K at her big sister's elementary school this week! She has been so excited to be able to go to the big kid's school, especially since several of her friends are old enough to start kindergarten this year. She has the awesome opportunity to be a part of something they call the Typical Peer program in this Pre-K. What this means is that there are several students with developmental disabilities that participate in this program and Lainey gets to be one of the students in there to help assist. She gets the chance to be a good example and role model to these other students, while also learning valuable information that will put her well ahead of other kids going into kindergarten next year. She had an awesome first day and she really likes her teachers. I think it will be a fantastic experience for her and we can't wait to watch her grow! She is such a cutie and am excited for her! c

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

2nd grade

Aleece started 2nd grade this week! Where has the time gone? How am I old enough to have a 2nd grader?!

She is a pro when it comes to school now! She was so excited the whole week before! She even had her first day of school outfit picked out, with a special request that it be ironed so she could look perfect on her first day. She is such a sweetheart! The kids and I braved the mass chaos at the elementary school so that we could meet her teacher and walk her to class for her first day. Her teacher seems very nice and we are hoping she really challenges Aleece this year. Aleece has always been so smart and reads WAY beyond her age level. (She is currently working her way through Harry Potter!) So we are hoping that her teacher will continue to push her to new levels! Aleece has always done amazing in school, never bringing home a conduct grade other than E (excellent--the top level) and always getting straight A's. We are so proud of her and we are so excited to see what this 2nd grade year brings!

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Sunday, July 31, 2011

My boys

My sweet boys after their haircuts, taken by yours truly.   Don't look too closely aunt Katchie! :)

Haircut #2

Mr. Harrison post haircut

Haircut #1

Mr. Lennon post hair cut

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Pierced ears

Lainey got her ears pierced this week!  We had a deal with her that if she learned how to jump off the diving board by herself that we would let her get her ears pierced.  She finally mustered up the courage, so we followed through on our end of the deal too.  She looks so grown up with her cute little Hello Kitty earrings!  She only cried silent years for about a minute after getting her ears pierced and then she was fine.   And she is telling anyone and everyone about her newly pierced ears!  It doesn't matter if she knows them or not.  It's pretty funny!  We are proud of her for facing her fears!  She's growing up too darn fast!

Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011


The boys sure love their Grampy!  They were helping him water the plants and literally would not let go of the hose.  It was so sweet!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Moments like this....'s another one of those moments that makes my heart smile!

If friends were flowers....

...I'd pick you.   I love moments like these!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Summer outing group

We are part of a fun summer outing group with a bunch of our friends and this past  week we got to go experience the Lichterman nature center.  We went on some fun little mini hikes around the grounds and the kids enjoyed looking at the various wildlife they had!  It was super hot and humid, but thankfully they had a few air conditioned buildings! And our timing was perfect! It started to rain just as we left!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Bon jovi

A big thank you to my parents for watching the kiddos so we could rock out to Bon Jovi!

2 little monkeys...

I left the room for a moment today to get something and when I returned I found this little monkey standing on the table.  Guess he takes after his brother!

Sunday, May 08, 2011

4 Reasons...

These are the 4 cute reasons I get to celebrate today and I couldn't be more grateful! They make me smile everyday and I love them more than anything! They bring me so much joy and they make our house a home! I love every moment I am with them and am so thankful I was blessed to be their mommy!

And a special Mother's Day shout-out to my sweet mother for all that she does for me! It's because of her love and example that I am the mother I am! And a shout-out to my mother-in-law for raising a wonderful son that I get to share my sweet family with! Happy Mother's Day!!!! We love you!

Friday, May 06, 2011

New haircut

Lainey got a new hair cut, thanks to her daddy cutting a nice chunk out of her hair!  Let it be known I made it through four kids with no scissor/hair incidents!  (love you sweetie!)

Thursday, May 05, 2011


Mr. Harris had tubes put in his ears today.  He was a champ throughout the whole process!  He was definitely mad when he came out of the anesthesia, but after a nice long nap he was back to his sweet self!  You would never know that only 13 hours ago he was having that procedure done.  We hope these tubes work as will for him as they did for Mr. Lennon!  This picture is after our busy day today, post procedure!  All smiles!

1st grade field day

Leecy T had her field day today and I was lucky enough to get to help out.  The kids had a blast, the weather was beautiful and as always it was fun to spend time with my sweet first born, who is growing up way to fast!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

My son, the monkey

Lennon loves to climb, and he would have gone higher if we let him!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Sunday

We are so thankful for our Savior Jesus Christ and His ultimate sacrifice so that we can enjoy these beautiful kids FOREVER!  Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Pure "egg"citement!

Happy Easter!

We hope your Easter is filled with lots of fun, and of course, CANDY!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Stormy weather

A HUGE storm hit last night.  We had tornado sirens going off for about 3 hours and power was out for about half the night (we were some of the lucky ones! Aleece's school was without power til this afternoon! She still had school though.) This huge tree on the road behind our house was covering most of the street this morning!  It's several feet in diameter and represents a very small portion of the devastation from last night's storm!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Friday, April 15, 2011

In full bloom

Roses in granny and grampy's backyard. Aren't they gorgeous?!

Thursday, April 14, 2011


Sooooooo tired.

Friday, April 08, 2011

There's no place like home!

Click your heels together 3 times.....

Field trip

We had a great time at the children's museum for Aleece's school field trip today!  This is the little group we were in charge of.

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Maryrose is here!

Fun on the carousel!


We love our aunt!

Fun with aunt Maryrose

Enjoying some bbq with our awesome aunt!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Ready, set, jump!

All 4 kiddos enjoying the beautiful weather and their time together!

Saturday, April 02, 2011

Mid jump

Loving the trampoline already!

Finished product!

It's a beautiful day...

Helping with yardwork!


Helping daddy put together the new kids trampoline at granny and grampy's!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Night night

Don't let the bed bugs bite! Sweet dreams my sweet boy!

Ice cream

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Grizzlies vs Jazz

Lennon's first professional basketball game! He loved it! Thanks Granny and Grampy!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Facing forward

Mr. Harris is very happy he gets to sit in a big boy car seat now!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy St. Patrick's Day

May the luck o' the Irish be with you!

Shooting hoops

This is one of Lennon's very favorite things!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Just like his momma!