Thursday, December 30, 2010


Grandkids with Great Grandma Wood on Christmas Eve.

Luminaries to send our praises Heavenward.
A Christmas Eve Nativity story.
Christmas Eve PJ's complete with Oobies and headlamps!

Christmas morning was a very Snuggy Christmas!

We Wii'd it up with Just Dance until we were all danced out!

 And a rousing Ping Pong Tournament!
Sadly...I was the first to be eliminated - WHAT?!
Guess we're buying a table so I can get ready for next year!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


Did I learn about ecosystems in 3rd grade?

If I did - it certainly wasn't as memorable. After FHE, Abbie read us this sweet little note.

" I love you all. You are the best family I could ever have.

I would never not love you. You guys are the best."

Thanks Abbie. We love you too.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Our little characters have been delighted
with this year's costuming frenzy.
Their tag lines have been ringing through the house -
"Off with her head!" - Emma
"I'm looking for a white rabbit." - Abbie
"To infinity and beyond!" - Dallin
And William just looks so darn cute!
Happy Halloween!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

3 Reasons to Use the Buckle

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

School Girls

Oooooh, I just sent my babies off to school.
We've been anxiously anticipating this
day for weeks and now,
I want them back!
-Abbie & Emma-
Give them your BEST
and have a ton of FUN!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Hey There Little Red Riding Hood

You sure are looking good.

You're everything that a mom and dad could want!
We love you girls.
It was so much fun to watch you dance together this year!

Friday, July 2, 2010


they make me smile. Even when every towel and washcloth is mud colored.

(seriously, it's been that long since i mopped the floor)

Six little feet donned washcloths and towels and with squeals of delight, "secretly" walked my floor clean.


Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Hey Batter!

T-ball season has arrived! And you know what that means...

fast paced action!

All kidding aside, it has its moments...

We're really proud of Abbie, she plays very well and seems to really like her team. It's kind of difficult to tell from the Blogger resolution on the video, but the delay before she hit the ball was so she could chew her bubble gum a few more times before swinging.

Sunday, March 21, 2010


Three Disneyland posts follow. Very little writing. Mostly pictures and some fun memories.
Princesses and Fairies were obviously a highlight.
The girls lit up as they met each character.
Definately Magical.


We were lucky enough to take a week long adventure with our girls. (Thank you G&G Stewart for loving our little men and enduring the awful illnesses. We couldn't have done it without you. We love you!)

Emma and Abbie took in Disneyland with wide eyes and grins every day. We loved walking around the park hand in hand with our little ladies. The park provides a happy adrenaline rush every morning as you walk through the gates. There's music playing, fresh flowers on the light posts and oddly happy employees wishing you a magical day. You can't help but feel a little giddy.

We loved the gigantic Ferris Wheel and Big Thunder Mountain Railroad was the top pick with our riders.

These girls loved everything about our really cool hotel, especially having their "own" room. Where they could stay up as late as they wanted. Our days were so long that they were usually asleep within just a few minutes. But just the idea of freedom is so good.

It was an awesome week long "date" with our girls.
We loved singing, swinging, dancing, ordering hot chocolate and cheesecake for dinner, laughing and giggling and just being together.
"Just the girls, just just the girls...and dad!!!"

California Girls

We planned a trip to Disneyland recently. Upon arrival, what do you suppose was the first thing we had to do? If you know Ben, it's obvious. GO TO THE BEACH.

We explored for little crabs and built sandcastles. It was beautiful and so much fun to be at the beach in March.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Ski Emma!

Emma got her shot at skiing today and picked it up right away. She showed great control, easily turning both right and left. A little more practice and she'll be able to stop too. She lasted about two hours before she tired of gravity's relentless attempts to stop our fun. Besides some awesome skiing, we also saw a Bald Eagle in the canyon; it was quite impressive.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Ski Abbie!

I took Abbie Skiing today and it turns out she's a natural. Just point the skis down hill and go. If only the stopping part were so easy... Anyway, she lasted two whole hours on the mountain before enough was enough. In the end I think I was more tired than she from trying to be right in place to prevent a few of the falls. We had a great time together - it makes me wonder why I don't get around to doing more fun things more often.