Sunday, July 31, 2011

He's growing up!







We took Fish's training wheels off tonight! He was beyond ready, and got it his first try! Good job Fisher!! We are so proud of you!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer Lovin'

Fun in the sprinkers!








Picnic at the park!








Thursday, July 28, 2011

The kids have said some funny things lately.


#1

Fisher, "Mom, I wish girls had weenies."

Me, "Why?"

Fisher, "So they could pee easier."


#2

We were at Walmart the other day. Kenadee has asked for a map of the United States. I found a puzzle of America. She was holding it as we walked up to the cashier and says, "Mom, do we have to wash this before I can play with it?"

Poor girl is so used to me at DI that she's forgotten what brand new stuff is like. I can't believe I admitted that! That is sad!!!

Monday, July 25, 2011

More phone pictures....



There was some left over scraps from our girls camp pj's so I made something for each of the girls.



I sent this picture to my Mom. I use to eat ice cream straight from the carton. We made some home made last week and this is the only way to eat it, in my opinion.



My friend Gwen, let me borrow this little bike for Kolbi. She can't get enough of it and begs to go outside!



Kolbi wanted to join the kids in doing head stands. What a goof ball!

Friday, July 22, 2011

New Toys!

One morning Taylor's Galant wouldn't start. It was a small issue that got fixed within a few days, but I decided he needed a new car. We got this 2010 Mazda6 from an auction. It is awesome!! Taylor couldn't be happier with his choice!




I've been wanting a bike and trailer for a long time. Like, mulitple years. I finally got serious and was googling 'beach cruisers'. Tay had NONE of that. He's convinced I'm gonna do triathalons. (Umm.... never say never... I guess) He wanted me to have a road bike so I could use it for excerice too, not just to cruise. Wow, do I feel silly now! I didn't think I'd ever be into to road bikes and I thought Taylor was crazy. But it didn't take long for me to realize I LOVE my road bike. We go all over with it. To the park, McDonalds, the grocery store. On those rides I have Jackson jump in the trailer too. Kenadee does a GREAT job!! I am in LOVE! Today I went my farthest, 20 miles. It's so fun to average 17 mph vs. my 6 mph while running. I didn't realize how tired my legs were until I got home this morning and I was shakey. SO much fun!!






Also, Taylor's work, US Synthetic, was awarded the Shingo Prize. What? You've never heard of it?? Me either. I've learned lots lately. It's the world’s most prestigious award for
operational excellence. Called "the Nobel prize for manufacturing" by BusinessWeek, The Shingo Prize was established in 1988 for the purpose of educating, assessing and recognizing world-class companies for creating a culture of continuous improvement through employee engagement and effective leadership. US Synthetic is the first and only company in the upstream oil and gas industry and in the industrial diamond industry to receive the award. It's a big deal. For real. To celebrate the company's success, US Synthetic gave every employee a new iPad2!!




Wahoo for new toys in our house! And even more important, that my husband has a great job!

Friday, July 15, 2011

Pool Party!

We went swimming today with my sister-in-law and her sisters. This is the first private pool we've been to this summer and we. were. in. heaven! The weather was perfect. We had great company.

My little dare devil jumped off the diving board very first thing. Jackson, on the other hand, was SO scared. He sat on the end of the board and had to hold my hand till he scooted off. Yep, even with a tube around him he was that scared. Luckily he warmed up after a while and was having a ball.


Fish's tube a little wider than the other kids and kept getting stuck in the slide. haha!
Kenadee learned how to blow the water out of the tubey-thing... (technical term)

With some friends!



Kolbi couldn't get enough of the water. She wasn't afraid at all and actually climbed in with her dress before I had a chance to get her suit on.




SO proud of this kid! He's always been the timid one when it comes to new things. So glad he enjoyed himself. Can I just say how much I LOVE my camera. 4 pictures a second... pretty awesome to capture all this.






Wednesday, July 13, 2011




Yesterday was Taylor's birthday. I love this man more than I can describe. He is amazing. He's sexy. He has so much determination and drive in life. He is way too patient with me and my craziness. He's happy. He makes me want to be a better person. I am blessed to call him my best friend, the father of my children, my partner, and my husband. I love you more than ever, Taylor and am so glad you're my eternal companion!

Monday, July 11, 2011

These boys are mess. Especially together! They can be some major trouble makers, but can be so fun to watch play together. Jackson has been begging for more water goggles, since only Kenadee has a pair. At Walmart this morning we snagged 2 more. Fisher left them on ALL DAY LONG. I kid you not! They might have been a "tad" too tight... it looked like he got punched in both eyes when he took them off. Oh, and the best part is that Fish calls them "wogger goggles." Haha!!



Grandpa Beck came by to say an early Happy Birthday to Taylor. The kids HAD to go for a ride in the Bronco.


We've had rain almost daily the last week and half maybe. Finally, the kids danced in the rain. Check. Kolbi wanted to be like the bigger kids, but took one step out there and ran back in the door. She fell hard too from her wet feet on the wood floor!





Saturday, July 9, 2011

Our recent fun!

The big kids get SO frustrated with Kolbi when they try to set up dominoes. She'll hardly let you set up one before knocking it down. She thinks it's so funny!!








I made a shirt!! I'm so proud of myself!! I love using my sewing machine, but I get intimidated really easy with new ideas. I was more patient than normal (dang sleeves!!) and it paid off! I am SO happy with how it turned out. Eventually I'll put either turquiose or green buttons on the bias tape that swoops down on both sides; but I love just like this too!! Better believe I'll be making another one!





We took the kids to get some ice cream today (to get Taylor away from his homework for a minute). What kid doesn't love to pick their own flavor?? Jackson with the sour apple and KitKat though, that was.... interesting.






Grandparents are awesome! Fish asked Grandpa one time to push him on the swing. Wish granted!!







Thursday, July 7, 2011



Our family cleaned the church last night. Kolbi was a big help!

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Independence Day!

This was a very long and great weekend! Super late nights 4 nights in row for the kids. Lots of friends, lots of fireworks, lots of food, lots of smiles, lots of fun! Enjoy the picture overload!!







Taylor literally took about 100 pictures of the kids. This is as good as it gets!























We got some patriotic tattoos! Yep, I'm a nerd!!














An annual family picture.