Thursday, May 29, 2008


Okay, okay....I have been holding out on the Alaska pictures (according to Isaac). For those of you that don't know, we just returned from a cruise to Alaska and had the greatest time. It was an unforgettable experience. We saw some of the most beautiful views and met some great people. Here are some of our photos:

We went on a little run in Ketchikan and spotted this Kodak moment.

Shopping in Ketchikan.

We rode in a seaplane over the Misty Fjords. It was spectacular. Here are some views from the plane.

Scott taking some video on the cruise ship.

This was on our whale watching trip.

There is the tail of a humpback whale! Only after several dozen tries to catch it on camera.

Scott in Juneau. All of the cities were built up the hillside from the ocean.

Back on the cruise ship.

This is a lighthouse that Scott took about a dozen pictures of.

In Victoria, B.C. It is such a quaint, beautiful city.

Let me explain...this was a street performer who is, yes, juggling swords over two people (from the audience, mind you) and over the torch. Scott was astounded at the lighthearted way the street performer accepted liability. That was the lawyer in him (I guess he can't leave it at home even on vacation:)).

Pike's Place in Seattle.

So, we had a fabulous time, but were definitely ready to get home and hug our babies.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Nick and Megan's Wedding

I know...this is unprecedented. I am actually blogging something the day it occurred. My brother, Nick, was married this morning and here are some of our pictures of the day.

Seth and Mia in their wedding attire. Mia is not too happy that Seth is touching her.

This is not the best picture, but I wanted to include of picture of the bride and groom.

Here we are at the water fountain.

Seth and Mia in front of the temple.

Mia had her own bouquet of flowers and LOVED them. She wouldn't put them down all day. In fact, on the way home she fell asleep in the car with her fingers still clutched around her flowers.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

From A to Z

After some intense prodding from my sister (who claims she checks our blog everyday at her less than busy job), I have finally decided to update you all. We haven't really been up to much, just the day in and day out "stuff". But is has been good "stuff". Just not too I think I will finally do my A-Z list that my sister-in-law, Kelsie, tagged me to do like 2 months ago (not an exaggeration). Even though this is our "family" blog, I will be so bold as to answer the following questions for myself only ( case some of you thought that Scott posts...not that he wouldn't, just that he hasn't).

Okay, here goes:

A - Attached or Single: Definitely attached (with two toddlers to prove it:))

B - Best friend: Besides the obvious, Scott (who is my best boy friend or boyfriend), I would have to say my best girl friend is my old USU roomie, Kel. I can always call her on a bad day and she doesn't make me feel guilty for finishing off the pan of brownies in my kitchen.

C- Cake or Pie: I would have to say cake, specifically chocolate cake with pudding filling and whipped cream icing from Schmidt's Pastry Cottage (I worked there and have ample cake-sampling experience).

D - Day of choice: Saturday because Scott is home and we can all be together as a family. Unless he has to work on Saturday, then Sunday would by my favorite.

E - Essential item: My sports bra, I don't leave home without it.

F - Favorite color: Blue

G - Gummi bears or worms: Bears for sure, the worms make me gag.

H - Hometown: Murray, Utah....Yes, just like David Archuleta!

I - Indulgences: Angie's Almond Joy from Leatherbys, running (to burn off all the calories I just ate), Dove Dark Chocolate Squares

J - January or July: July

K - Kids: two...and may I add, the two cutest, most adorable kids ever.

L - Life is incomplete without: Date nights, stroller rides, and four little hands.

M - Marriage date: June 24, 2003

N - Number of Siblings: 2 brothers, 2 sisters

O - Oranges or Apples: oranges

P - Phobias or Fears: Something bad would happen to my kids and snakes

Q - Quotes: "Cleaning and scrubbing can wait for tomorrow,
For babies grow up, I've learned to my sorrow.
So quiet down cobwebs. Dust, go to sleep.
I'm rocking my baby, and babies don't keep."

R - Reasons to Smile: watching Mia talk on the phone, watching Seth wrestle with dad before bedtime, breathing in the fresh air on an early morning run.

S - Season: Spring

T - Tag Three: Kara, Tina, Tiff

U - Unknown Fact about me: I can fall asleep within seconds of my head hitting the pillow, and stay fast asleep during a variety of loud disturbances, but wake up the instant one of my kids starts to cry.

V - Vegetarian or Oppressor of Animal: Oppressor

W - Worst habit: I am fanatical about cleaning the wax out of my kids ears.

X - XRays or Ultrasounds: Ultrasound for sure, that usually means good news.

Y - Your favorite food: Besides chocolate...pasta.

Z - Zodiac Sign: Aries

Sorry I was so long-winded. I hate to presume that my life is so interesting that you all spent your time reading about me, but if you made it through to Z...thanks for reading!