Wednesday, July 18, 2012


Easter 2012

Here are the kiddos in their Sunday best. 

Monday, March 26, 2012

Snow Cave

With all the snow we've had this year, Ben took the kids out and built a great snow cave. He made it big enough for our whole family to fit inside. He is hoping to have a camp-out in it with Benson, I think they are crazy.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Christmas Time

In no particular order, here are some pictures from Christmas. This one is the kids in their new Christmas Pajamas on Christmas Eve. They always get to open one present on Christmas Eve. This is a shot of our ward Christmas program. Our kids didn't want to formally participate, but they ran up on stage to be with daddy at the very end. Ben is on the far right, he played the role of the prophet Isaiah.

This is Christmas morning. Ben and Benson got marshmellow guns from Kenadee and so we had to test them out. They loved them! Bennett loved them too, at least the part where the floor was covered in marshmellows! (Benson also got a race track that has battery operated cars that go around it.)

For Christmas Eve we were invited to the Baldwin's home for a bbq, a nativity and a visit from Santa. I was surprised, but Kenadee agreed to play the role of Mary, Ben was Joseph and Bennett was baby Jesus. Benson and I were the official photographers.

This year for Christmas, Ben gave me my long awaited camera! I was so excited! I am now hoping to truly capture the beauty of this state that we live in. It is amazing how much better my new camera is than our old point and shoots. This is our first family photo with the camera. Love it!!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Getting ready for the Holidays

This year before Christmas we did a little secret santa gift for a family in our ward with our friends the Paynes. The boys were excited to be look outs while the daddys went to knock and run.

This is Kenadee and Benson with our only fully done up snowman this year.

Meeting Santa was exciting, until we got close enough to sit on his lap! My kids were more than content to watch from behind the rope.

December = Birthdays!!

Kenadee turned 5 this year. We had a snow themed party, hosted by our amazing friends the Chappells. We had sledding and hot chocolate, candy necklace making, pin the carrot on frosty and a cookie frost. It was a lot of fun. We are sure lucky to have this little lady in our life!

Bennett turned one this month! This little guy was all about the cake. He has a major sweet tooth. For his birthday we had over a few friends for cake and ice cream. Our little guy is such a joy. He is the happiest baby and we are very grateful for him!

1st bowling trip

In November we took our kids to the bowling alley for the first time. No more just wii games of bowling, it was time to experience the real thing. They loved it. It took forever for their balls to make it down to the pins, but they were in heaven!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

First Snowfall

The first snowfall was the day before Halloween. Kenadee woke up, saw the snow and begged to go outside. We bundled her and Bennett up (Benson had a meltdown and didn't want to go out) and headed outside. Kenadee did several snow angels.

Halloween 2011

Here are the kids with their Halloween shirts.
Benson our Spiderman

Kenadee the good witch

Bennett my little guitar

For trick-or-treating we went to the church for the annual trunk-or-treat. It was crazy this year, because it was snowing hard, it was also very windy and freezing cold! We got to the parking lot at 6:40pm did one quick round, passed out the rest of our candy, closed the trunk and took off by 7:15! It was the biggest candy haul in the shortest amount of time that i have ever seen!

Pumpkin Carving

This year we had the Chappells girls for about a week in October. One of the nights they were with us we carved pumpkins. Kenadee and Makenzie got one pumpkin and Benson and Jordyn got the other pumpkin. With help from mom and dad we carved these.

Reindeer Farm/Pumpkin Patch

WE found some coupons on groupon for the Reindeer Farm pumpkin patch. So we bundled the kids and headed to Palmer to check it out. They had a hay ride, a maze, pony rides and of course a 'pumpkin patch'. The kids had a great time, despite it being a little chilly.

Halloween Craft

We painted these jars and made faces on them, then put lights in them for the kids rooms to decorate for Halloween.

Fall in Anchorage

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Family Picture Time

My cute friend Lindsay was kind enough to take these awesome pictures for us. I love them and am so grateful that this time around I got a few good family pictures before my baby was one!

Kenadee- 4 yrs. old

Bennett- 9 Months

Benson- 3 yrs. old