Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Our pre school group came to our house today and we had a little Halloween party. We had a great time with stories, songs, crafts and snacks. Paige loves being the princess of the group.

Trunk or Treating with cousins
Here we are picking out our pumpkins after the Fall Festival. We got to go to a trunk or treat the next day and carved our pumpkins for family home evening on Monday. It isn't even Halloween yet but we feel all celebrated out. We had to get the pumpkins done early because we are busy with the Savior of the World play all week.
Kaylie was our star of the Rock and Roll play she performed and sang in. She was a crazy 80's girl and she could not believe I used to wear my hair in a side ponytail.
Our two tennis players loved learning a new sport this year. They both decided this is what they wanted to try and they were both good at it and looking forward to getting even better. Good job girls.
Kaylie decided to do volleyball this year and she is doing so well already. She serves over most of the time and loves being with her teamates. GO KAYLIE!

We went to a nearby campground to go fishing and it was a little colder then we thought it would be. We didn't have any matches but that didn't stop us from finding a way to light a fire. We found some coals that were still warm and got a fire going.
I got to escape to visit my sister at their new house. We had a great time fishing, shopping, and we even got to go to a small fair in town. I loved spending time with Tenille and Matt. Thanks for letting me visit.


The favorite part about the fair for all of us is the animals. We haven't missed a year yet.

We took our crew to Hurricane Harbor for the first time this year and we had a good time. Paige didn't like anything except the Lazy River but everyone else had fun and tried most everything.

We got picked up in a lemo and went to the country club for dinner for Jacob's work. He works so hard for us and I hope he knows how much we appreciate all his hard work.
Jacob's fourth Triathalon and he broke his own record. He made it in after swimming, biking and running under 90 minutes. It was so hot though that he had a heat stroke and we had to spend the day at the hospital afterwards but he said it was worth it because he did better then his goal.
Grandma Krumm took out the kids and they were so surprized and excited after school. We went to the movie Up and then went to McDonalds they will always remember thier time with Grandma this year.
Happy Birthday Jacob and Steve. We got to celebrate at Tahoe Joes together this year and ended it up with an ice cream cake at home. The boys got to go golfing all day too.
Paige has been talking about how she wants to go to ballet and dance like Barbie. Those are her favorite movies to watch. So I decided to give it a try. She was so worried about her hair, her clothes, and her shoes that she wouldn't stand infront of the mirror and would not dance. She did the same thing the second time so I guess we will be waiting another year.


Belnap campground campfire stories.

Here we are infront of the Lake house we stayed at with Grandma and Grandpa Bulkeley, Great Grandma and Grandpa Richards, Thad, Brittany, Andy and Sam. We went to the lake every day with three sidues to play on. We had a great time together. We even camped the week before the lake in tents. We all love camping together and we are so greatful we got to spend time with all our family. We were loaded down in the car so tight packing for two trips but we got through it but it wasn't the most comfortable and quiet trip.
First day of school. Savannah 5th grade and Kaylie 3rd grade. Hannah 3rd and Nate 2nd.

The kids ask to go to grandma's house to swim every day. They would swim all day if we could. They get along so well and they love playing together. I love that they enjoy spending time together. Thanks mom for letting us visit so much we love you.
Jacob and I got to escape for the weekend for work. We went to Catalina and had a great time together. Our room reminded me of Paris but overlooking the ocean and the atmosphere makes you feel like you are at a small Hawaii. We love spending time together and enjoying beautiful places.
Paige started pre school. She is the only girl with five boys and she loves it. She doesn't have to share any of the dress up clothes and toys.
This is how Paige falls asleep most nights. When I go to bed I move her. She now has to have both blankets at night.

Paige is 3!

Here is Paige and some of her friends on her birthday for her tea party. This is what Paige loves to do. She got this dress for her birthday and still wears it every day three months later. She celebrated with Andy, Abby and Tycee.

Friday, July 24, 2009

Photoshop class projects

I just finished my online Photoshop class and I wanted to share my completed projects. I had so much fun learning all these cool tricks. Now I am hooked and I love playing with the pictures I am taking.

Thursday, July 16, 2009


I got to go back to Disneyland with Paige and Grandma Bulkeley. This time Paige had her Tinkerbell costume on and she loved everyone calling her Tinker Bell all day. She even got to meet Tinkerbell and she loved all the rides. She expecially loved Peter Pan's Flight that she missed last time because she was already asleep. I loved sharing the day with one child, she had all our attention the whole day.

(I am taking an online free Photoshop class and this picture with a frame was my first project. I love learning new things expecially when it involves pictures.)

July 4th

We got sparklers for Paige in the morning and she carried it around all day and couldn't wait to use them. She was not afraid at all and she did a good job at being careful. We went to the block party and watched everyone's fireworks together. The kids all played the whole time. They did water balloons and rode their bikes.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


This month we have been having fun with Paige. We were at a practice to sing for Jacob's Aunt's grandson's farewell (we sang We are as the Armies of Helaman I love that I can sing with my husband it is so cute how nervous he gets) and we stopped to hear the live music at Edwards. Jacob knows someone from the band of course, here is a picture of Jacob dancing with Paige.

Jacob got to go to a Dodgers vs. Angel's game at the Angel's stadium for work while I got to go to a 12 hour scrapbooking day with my friend Jaime. I got to get most of my Europe trip done from 2004. Thanks to mom we had a day off. Thanks mom!

Father's Day was full of fun. I was in charge of footprinting all the kids in the primary while Jacob was in the panel of Fathers answering questions behind a big sheet. Hannah and Nate knew it was him quick but everyone else got a little confused with the cowboy accent he was using. We had family over and celebrated Fathers Day together. Jacob is an awesome father, always there for the kids when they need him and always wanting to spend time with them whenever we are together.

Now that Savannah and Kaylie are gone for the summer to visit their dad in Georgia we made new friends with the Kingstons. The kids got together almost every day. I am spending more time playing with Paige too now. Here we are singing Hannah Montana songs on the Wii. Paige loves that she gets a microphone. She is a good singer. She misses the girls, for a while she thought the girls were at school but after a couple of weeks and seeing them on skype she now understands where they are. Poor Paige.

The first week of Summer

Kaylie got baptised a member of the church. It was such a special time for me to see our third baptism. I felt the spirit so strong when Jacob layed Kaylie into the water. She is such a special daughter of our Heavenly Father and she has so much to offer all who are in her life. We are so proud of you Kaylie and you are such an example to us.

Here we are at Disneyland. We went for Kaylie's birthday this year. Grandma went for her birthday the next day and we stayed for two days so we enjoyed the park together.

The big hit of California Adventures is always Soaring over California for us.

Paige got to meet the princesses for the first time this year. She visited them when she was one but she didn't know what was going on. This year she was the only one of the girls that wanted to stand in line to see them. She was horrible in line and almost gave up but all smiles meeting the princesses.

Kaylie in Minnie's house next to a birthday cake in the oven.

This year at Small World we saw all the princesses and disney characters they added here is Jasmine and Aladin on the flying carpet. Seeing Paige's face was the most entertaining part. I love seeing new things with my kids it takes you back to being a kid yourself.

Jacob did another triathlon this year. He improved his time to 92 minutes this time. We were all busy sleeping when he left so we couldn't cheer him on this year. He loves doing these races it keeps him in shape and he loves the competition.

The fruits and vegetables of our labors are coming like crazy. The cucumber Paige is holding is the only one for this year. The strawberries were not going crazy either but I think they were getting eaten so fast that we never got them into the house. The raspberries, blackberries and blueberries are the same way. We have an overabundance of tomatoes though. I even canned a ton and didn't even dent it.
Kaylie is 8! For her birthday this year she wanted a Luau. All the girls got to get dressed up, limbo and learn a hula dance. They all did very well and loved performing for all the parents. Kaylie is growing up to be such an awesome young girl. We are so proud of her and love her so much.

We stayed in Vegas for a night and played at the Mandalay Bay pool all day. The kids were not ready to leave the pool after being there from 9am to 6pm. We ate at the Rainforest Cafe that night and they were falling asleep at their plates.