Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Brandon's phone

Brandon had tons of good pictures on his phone that I couldn't resist posting.

The bottle is as big as her!

Cute kids all ready for church.

Tyler and Kallie are so huge but sometimes still want to be snuggled at the same time.

Kallie the hoarder.

Jamba juice family date night.

All ready for church again.

This picture melts my heart!


Kallie was being so crazy at Costco and swinging her head back and forth. It was hilarious. She has the most gorgeous flowy hair.

Tyler loving on his cousin Kayler.

Provo Temple.

A picture of us because I never post them.

Tyler after he threw up on his clothes from gagging himself because we made him taste one bite of turkey.

The bald eagle that has been hanging out on the golf course behind our house!!

Eating his kill.

Kallie trying out a selfie stick.

Tyler behind the selfie stick.

The kids touching a snake at the Bean Museum.

Kallie was too scared to touch it.

Look how grown up she is!

Mckinley helping Brandon bring me breakfast in bed. They are the best!!!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Jan Misc

Tyler and Kallie started sunbeams this year and they have the best teachers ever. They came home with this the first week with their new teachers and I thought it was the cutest thing I'd ever seen!

Mckinley loves playing with Abby and she was so excited this one day to do her entire play date plan she copied from her Pinkalicious book about a year ago! Ha!

Mckinley is an amazing artist! She whips this stuff out with no hesitation and seriously impresses me all the time!

Evidence that Kallie was here.

I am determined to get through this 100 lessons reading book with Mckinley. She does not love it and it has been a pain but she has improved so much.

Tyler always wants to shave when Brandon does. I love it!

The kids playing pretend together. They all three play so well together and I am so grateful for it and it melts my heart to watch it. Love these three so much!!!!

Provo City Center Temple

Brandon's dad got tickets for the whole family to walk through the Provo City Center Temple open house. I always love doing this and love that I get to bring my kids inside the temple. It was gorgeous of course. I especially love the murals painted on the walls of the ordinance rooms.

Tyler made us hold him most of the way, but Kallie was pretty good to walk on her own through a lot of it.

Mckinley loved it of course and can't wait to get married. She told me the other day that she feels like she's 8. I think 8 is like being a grown up to her.


It snowed on Saturday and instead of cleaning out the garage like we originally planned, we played with our kids in the snow. And had so much fun!!!

This is pretty much the first legit snowman we have ever built. The kids loved it.

Like I've said before, we have the perfect sledding hill at our house. Only problem is it's kind of hard to walk back up. We are thinking of putting in some stairs or something. But seriously it's fun. Even for me.

Brandon made a huge snowball in our back yard. Now it snowed like 4 more inches last night. We'll have to see how long it lasts.

I know this picture isn't great, but I don't have Brandon's pictures uploaded yet so it will have to do. There was a bald eagle right out our backyard. We watched it for two days, eating it's kill right in the middle of the frozen pond. So beautiful and majestic!!! We are a little obsessed.
Saturday was just seriously a really good day. We got a lot of stuff done around the house (mopped the entire wood floor), played in the snow with the kids, and had a fun dinner at Malawi's together. I love my family!

Monday, January 18, 2016


January is such a bla month. I'm pretty sure I say that every year. I haven't taken hardly any pictures this month. We have spent a lot of time inside watching movies and staying warm.

Brandon did have a birthday though, which is the one good thing about January, that this amazing man was born! We did lots of celebrating throughout the first half of the month. We had a fun family lunch at Costco one day, Tyler had ice cream for lunch. Wouldn't even touch the pizza. The picky eater has gotten pickier. Heaven help us.

Brandon and I lucked out and got to go to a Jazz game with Jordan and Annie while Ross and Karen watched all the kids. We had a blast!

Brandon's birthday was on a Monday so he just went to work. We went to lunch at Firehouse Subs and then at Wendy's for the kids, and my parents brought over dinner that night which was super nice. Brandon's parents came over too that evening.

My parents gave him some Pizza Factory gift cards so we took the kids to dinner there.

We also went to Carrabbas for dinner just the two of us, and we planned on getting massages but that never happened. Hopefully we can still get out and do that.

We have the most incredible view out the back of our house and I can't get enough of the gorgeous sunsets. I love where I live so much!!!

The kids playing nicely with their cousins while I was babysitting one day.

Mckinley is in love with her princess cupcakes game she got for Christmas and we play it every day. I love this girl more than I can say. She is absolutely a piece of heaven on earth.

Tyler is almost always in need of a hair cut and he hates getting them so now we have been cutting it shorter than I like, just so it will last longer in between cuts.

Kallie loves to wear Mckinley's old dance costume. Yay, finally getting some use out of our $50. Stupid dance.

Kallie and Tyler are sunbeams now. We officially have no kids in nursery. It's weird. They are growing up! Or at least getting older. Ha ha. Kallie went way down hill with potty training and is back in diapers full time. Both Kallie and Tyler are still pretty hard to manage and take up a crazy amount of energy. But when they play together, it just melts your heart.

New Years

A few days after Christmas we went to a wedding for one of Brandon's cousins who I had never met or even really heard of. It's hard with his family being from Canada and so spread out. I really know very few of his cousins. Anyway, the kids had a fun time at the photo booth.

New Years Eve was fun with all the same traditions, eating delicious Chinese food, making a huge mess to celebrate New Years Eve and then cleaning it up forever. :)

I think this picture is awesome. It depicts the kids perfectly. Kallie was wearing noise blocking head phones and scowling for who knows what reason, Mckinley looks peaceful, and Tyler is freaking out because we tried to put some kind of streamers on his head. Ha ha ha. Love my kids.