Tuesday, November 17, 2009

October Fun

So my child is obsessed with chocolate. So, after her meals we have been letting her have a few chocolate chips and she loves it. Kendal took this picture because she was a mess. She had chocolate all over her body. So she went straight from dinner to the bathtub.
She also is a bit of a ham in the bath.
Kendal got a season elk tag and on the opening day this is what he got. He was pretty proud of himself although it was a lot of work to get him out. He mounted the horns and they really look really neat.

Halloween was a blast this year here are the fun pumpkins that we carved. Elley really took in the whole experience. She even loved all of the scary decorations.
This is the first year that we have dressed up with our kids and it really was a blast. All we were missing was our tin man and we would have had the whole Wizard of Oz crew. Kendal even got into putting together is costume. I think that he looks pretty authentic.
We went and trick or treated to our Dalton. We took some cute pics and Elley gave his pictures lots of cute kissed.

She is so funny when we go to visit. She plays with his toys and seems to feel at home. I love that. She has been so much fun this year. I can't wait for Christmas.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Family Pictures

Well it was time for the yearly family pictures. So we all got dolled up and went up Dry Fork in hopes we could get some good shots. Well we succeeded they truely turned out so good (thanks for steph and mindy). Poor Elley bug wasn't feeling so well that day so we retook her pictures on a nicer day. They too turned out great. I can't believe how big my little girl is getting.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

August Madness

Oh my it has been a long time since I have blogged. I can't believe that time goes by to fast. There has been so much going on this August. Our little Elley turned one years old. She also had surgery on her mouth to correct her cleft palate. We went to Durango, Colorado for Kendal's Grandma and Grandpa Dalton's 50th wedding anniversary. We had a baby shower for Josie and she got lots of cute stuff. Kendal and I have just celebrated our seventh wedding anniversary. And, it was also the two year anniversary of Dalton's passing. I can't believe two years have come and gone. I don't feel like it has been two years, some days it feels like yesterday and some days it feels like he is still here. I sometimes think when Elley was born she brought some of him with her. She knows him I truely believe that. She kisses and giggles at his pictures when we walk by them. I know he watches her and I feel blessed that he does. So here is the mass of pictures for the month. I promise I will get better at blogging more often but this summer has been crazy.Kendal, Jasmin and my Dad went in to the Fairy Caves in Glennwood, Co. They saw lots of neat things and Ken got some cool pictures. The one above is called King Knog.

We all went on this awesome bike trail that followed the river from our camper park and into Glennwood. It was a lot of fun. We stopped by the water to take come pictures.

We had a baby shower for Josie and my Mom had bought all of the little girls matching shirts to go with the little sweet pea theme.
When we went to Durango, Co we all went down the alpine slides and I tried out the bungie tramp. It was really fun.

I had to put this picture in I thought it was so cute of Kyler. The kids had all been playing so hard at Elley's birthday party. It was such a good time.
Elley enjoying birhtday cake.
Here are both of her cakes I made the bubble gum cake and Denise made the princess cake. They turned out so cute. I can't believe my little girl is alreay one years old.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

YellowStone National Park

So we took a trip to Yellowstone National Park this July. It was such a great time. We went clear to the top of Wyoming and into Montana making various stops along the way. Elley bug was such a good sport and very patient with all of the different activities that we experienced. The ride home a a little long but after many stops for ice cream we finally made it. I gave my pictures to Steph and she enhanced some of them so here are some of my favorites from the trip.

Friday, July 17, 2009


We went camping with our good friends and my little sister and her husband. We had such a good time. Poor little Elley was getting teeth and had a touch of a cold but she was a trooper. the weather was beautiful.
It was nice to have Josie and Derek with us. We are so excited to there little girl to arrive.
The Martinsen family also came. They are like family to us. I love their boys like they were my own and Steph is like my sister. We went on a trail ride altogether and the trail was a little rough but we made it. The kids love the fourwheelers.
Later that day it was really hot so Kendal decided to let the kids play in the igloo cooler. Like Steph said "the many uses of an igloo cooler". The kids had a ball. I think Kendal enjoyed it just as much as they did.
I love this picture. I love these boys and feel so lucky that Elley will grow up with them. They will be like brothers. They all love her and I know that she loves them. They have helped us though some really rough times so I want to thank them (We love you). Our trip was a blast I hope to have more trips like this.

July 4th Celebration

Our holiday was lots of fun. We went to the parade and the fireworks. Elley really enjoyed the parade. She would dance with the music and wave at the horses. I can't believe how big she is getting. We took her the the fireworks and to our surprise she really loved them. She laid between Kendal and I and held both of our hands. I thought she would be scared but she wasn't in the slightest.

My Granny and Aunt Tanya joined us for the parade. My cute niece Jasmin was in the parade with her dance class. So they came to watch.
I thought this was so cute. She had to sit on the curb all by herself like a big girl. She thinks she needs to grow up so fast.