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Friday, May 14, 2010

What We Have Been Up To

We have been pretty busy around here lately. Last week Emma had her dance recital. It is a pretty big deal around here, there is 70+ dancers and it seems like half the town comes to show their support. We were very proud parents!
Most of the pics are actually from the dress rehearsal, look at her go.



This year they had two dances to perform. Here the girls are back stage waiting for their turn.
Kaitlyn had her junior prom this year. Her and a couple friends stopped by so I could take some pictures. Becky,Ian, Kait and Tim.
They all looked so nice.
You are beautiful Kaitlyn!! Love you!!
Watch out today is crazy hair day!! Emma has been so excited for this day.
I think we got it crazy enough.
Of course Jacob wanted in on the action.
Well that's all for now, hope everyone is doing well.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Chilly Easter

Happy Easter Everyone!!

Of course we had to decorate eggs. Jacob only cracked 4 eggs this year :) Every time he would drop one he would say "it's okay, Mom, it's okay." He is such a stinker.
Hard at work.
Easter morning started with Emma getting up at 6:30 scoping out where all the eggs were. Needless to say she had to go back to bed until a more appropriate time. Then we re hid the eggs so it was more fair.

Then it was off to Grandma and Grandpa's house for Easter dinner. MMmmm just thinking about it makes me hungry.

I was in charge of desserts , I went with fruit pizza and some chocolate cookie nest.

Last year we had our egg hunt outside in our summer dresses, this year it was a little different. We actually got snowed in and couldn't leave until Monday afternoon. Crazy weather.

Jacob didn't mind, he would have played in the snow all day and night if we would have let him. Hopefully everyone had a wonderful Easter!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Father-Daughter Dance







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Emma had her first dance this past Saturday. It was a father daughter dance that the high school juniors put on every year. It was very special to both Alex and Emma, Alex said he had a smile the entire night and Emma told him that this was her "best night ever." Hopefully this will be the start of a new tradition.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Bike Ride Along the Coast

The kids had this past Friday off of school, so we headed to the ocean for a bike ride. The weather was beautiful. I think it was about 75 degrees which is really nice for the coast. Our first stop was glass beach, where a long time ago it was a dumping ground (can you believe that) and now there is tons of glass left.
The kids thought we found treasure!! It was really pretty!


This was the bike trail which was right along the coast. This tree grew to the side because of the wind.
Photo op under the tree.
Time for lunch.

There were sea lions out on the rocks. I swear it was like National Geographic, we saw ducks, a goose, some other cool birds that walked on water, snails, a snake and some really cool looking mushrooms.

Before we left, the crazy kids wanted to take a dip in the ocean...it was cold!! Ah, to be a kid with no worries in the world. Emma kept saying that "this will be a day I will always remember." Me too!!




Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Sunshine

It seems like it has been raining for weeks, which has been really nice but it means we have been indoors alot. Last week we had some clear sky's and took advantage of it. The kids and I met Aunt Kaitlyn at the park and the kids were able to get some energy out. It was a really nice day. Today and for the rest of the week we are back to rain.



Jacob's 4

On January 29th our baby turned four years old. We just had a small party with Grandma, Grandpa, Kaity and Brandon. Jacob wanted a Wall-E cake, so that is what he got. I think he had a great birthday!

We are so proud of you Jacob, everyday it seems like you are learning something new. You are such a big boy now! We love you very much!





Wednesday, December 30, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!

This Christmas we stayed in California and celebrated with my family. It was extra special because my Grandma from Canada was here. It has been many years since we had Christmas with her.

A week or so before Christmas we were at the mall to do some shopping and got to see Santa himself.


On Christmas eve the fam came over for dinner and my Grandma, mom and I went to church. It was really nice.
Looks like Santa came.

This is all Jacob wanted for Christmas, he would have been happy if that was all he had gotten.

We got to my parents around 12:00 for round two.
My sweet, sweet Grandma!


Emma was the one behind the camera. It is a tradition to open crackers and wear the hats during dinner.

Santa got us girls all matching p.j. pants.
I love this picture...great times, great memories, WONDERFUL Christmas!