Monday, July 21, 2008

Braden is 10 months old today!

Wow! Time flies! Can't believe he is going to be a year old soon! He is such a sweet baby- and so happy. We are so glad to have him in our family.

Our trip to the Mall

I hardly EVER get to the mall anymore! But- Friday was an exception! Mikal had a turtle whose name is"Turt"(from the Build a Bear Workshop), and she had a Pawsport that just had to be stamped! So, off we went to the Arbor Place Mall. We went straight to the Build a Bear store, which now Kenidee and Rylie know about! Turt's pawsport was stamped, and we, no I tried to get out of there quickly! Then it was off to the play area in the food court. The girls all had a blast running around and playing for a while, and it was tons cooler that going to a park right now! After playing for a while, it was off to the Dollar Store because Mikal had money burning a hole in her pocket!! She bought some snacks to take on the plane, and a few other goodies. Kenidee and Rylie were excited to pick out one thing each-Kenidee picked a dinosaur, and Rylie chose a stuffed monkey. It was a fun but busy day- when we got back, it was off to eat for Derek's birthday!

Happy 12th Birthday Derek!

Derek turns 12 today- and we are so proud of him! We celebrated on Friday because the kids flew back to Utah on Saturday. We all went to Stevie B's for dinner, and then had Ice Cream cake and presents at Grandma and Grandpa's!The first pic is Derek and Rylie when he was starting to open presents, and the other pic is from last week when leaving Church! We miss you Derek!
(still getting used to posting pics! )

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Jumping on the BLOG wagon

Wow- our first blog post! I have been wanting to do this for a long time, and am excited that I am finally getting this going! Please be patient - I am definitely a beginner! This will be a learn as we go experience!

We have had a fun and crazy summer....Derek and Mikal came out from Utah the beginning of June, and Lexi got here on June 30th. They go back on the 19th and we are not wanting to let them go! We love it when we can all be together as a family and the time just flies by! I will post pictures really soon....