Tuesday, December 15, 2009

kaylee's preschool concert

Kaylee is in a music preschool. Tonight was her Christmas Concert. I could not be more proud. Here is a little taste of the cuteness!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Monday, November 9, 2009


When your yard is covered in leaves....

You make a big pile and jump!

Believe it or not but Riley is in the pile- look close and you can see her hand.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween Highlights

Princess Cinderella and Little Lady Lion

Bahama Cruise

Jake's comapny took us on a cruise to the Bahamas. This was our 5th cruise since we've been married! We went out of Jacksonville, FL and cruised to Freeport and Nassau Bahama's. We rented scooters, played on the beach and had fun in Freeport. In Nassau we went to the Atlantis resort. It was amazing. We walked through huge aquariums and saw sharks, manta rays and a whole assortment of other fish. On the boat we ate and ate and enjoyed the entertainment. The nest part was that it was free!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Me and Jake and Kami drove from Provo Canyon to Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville- on the back side of the mountain. This is about 10 miles from where we live in Mapleton. Gotta love the fall!
Jake and Kaylee camping up Strawberry Reservoir. The girls ask to go camping every weekend now.

This is our house in Mapleton. It was built around 1885 and has recently been remodeled inside.

Here we are in the alfafa feilds in front of our house. We were checking to see if the apples were ripe. Riley is on Grandma Dahl's shoulders.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Summer 2009- an attempt to catch up

Me and the girls at Silver Lake in American Fork Canyon.

Grandma Wendy and Grandpa Mark came for about 2 months. We went with them to Jake's family cabin in Island Park and to Yellowstone.

We adopted this crazy kitty named Charlotte. He died of Parvo 3 days later.

The first month of the summer we lived in Charlotte, NC. Our favorite place to go was the Latta Plantation, a lake and equestrian park. The water was warm and the trials were easy enough for the girls to hike along with us. We miss Carolina!

I have been procrastinaitng this catch up for far too long. Plus, now that these pictures are posted, I can tease you for the gems I have in store for the next post!

About a month ago we moved to Mapleton, UT. We've been wanting to move here for awhile now, and finally found a place that fits our family well.

I have lot's of pictures to post, but for now...

Here is Jake and Kayleee catching a fish in the pond on the property. The pond is surrounded by plum, peach, walnut and apple trees. Recently there was a fire up behind Maple Mountain and Hobble Creek and the helicopters filled their buckets from the pond cause it was the closest to the canyon.

Jake and Riley on the rope swing at sunset. There is nothing better than the Mapleton breeze on a summer night.

More to come soon!

Monday, May 18, 2009

In my mind I'm goin' to Carolina...

Oh yeah, I'm going there for real, too. Actually, we are already here!

On Friday we loaded up the mini-van, locked up our house and drove 2064 miles to Charlotte, North Carolina. We stopped in Denver and in Kentucky and rolled into our apartments on Sunday late afternoon. The drive was surprisingly fun and beautiful. The fields in Kansas were green, the Smoky Mountians were amazing. Every river we passed Jake thought about stopping to go fishing.
We've been here a day an the girls are stoked. All week Kaylee has been saying " We're going on a big trip to Cadawhina!" We told her there would be new toys and a pool! Her dreams came true this morning when she and Riley splashed on the apartment patio. The big pool is just a little too cold right now, but it's something for them to look forward to.
I still need to do a post about Kaylee's birthday, but for now I'll just post pictures.

Riley and Kaylee at the park with Amari's and her kids.

Riley overjoyed about the bounce house birthday bonanza at Jenn's house.

Kaylee's birthday bike!

Riley made it to the bottom of the slide!

Kaylee, Annika, Bella, Tennis and Hunter- having the time of their lives.

Blowing the candles of the princess castle cake I made. I can't believe she is three!

An easel from Grandma Wendy. Kaylee teaching Riley a thing or two.
Riding the baby pony, Taffy, at aunt JoDee's house. A birthday dream come true.

My little princess with curly hair, a new dress and cowgirl boots- growing up so fast!

Riley playing in the grass. She is usually such a happy girl.

I am so impressed with my little travelers. They made it through a three day trip across the country with only a few meltdowns.No that's not a smudged windsheild. It's the "smoke" cominng off the Smoky Mountains on our way to North Carolina. This picture obviously does not do it justice.

They thought this was worth the trip!!