Sunday, January 1, 2012


The Gate family came to visit for Christmas. We took a trip to the museum. Little Easton loved playing on anything that had a steering wheel. I love spending time with family.
Grandpa read the santa letter at our Christmas party
Here are the kids with their favorite things from Christmas.
Savannah did an awesome job at her concert. Her small group choir of girls sounded like angels. Savannah also had a duet during her concert and did very well.
Kaylie performed in her choir and in the band playing the clarinet. She assured me that she was not the one squeaking, she is doing well with learning how to play the clarinet this year.
The gardner didn't return our call so Jacob attacked the trees outside. Here he is in the tree. It took three weeks to get all of the branches to fit in the garbage. He did a good job.
Hannah's choir concert
Our visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus
Hannah played beautifully in her band concert. Jacob and I got to spend the week before Christmas together while the kids were still in school. We got to visit and help at the kids classes, attend concerts and spend time together alone. We had a great time together and also got to enjoy time with the kids after school.


Paige got student of the month in her Kindergarten class. She is one of the few readers in her class and she loves to go to school.
Paige helped daddy put up the lights this year
Hannah received the student of the month in her 5th grade class.
Nate is 10, can you believe we have three ten year olds now! He got his mp3 player that takes pictures that he wanted.
Thanksgiving at Grandma and Grandpa's house. The food was awesome as usual and so was the company.
The kids table at Thanksgiving dinner.
Paige at her Thanksgiving feast
Nate earned his Wolf badge and a couple of arrows because I had him do too many requirements. It is good for him. Good job Nate!
We took a trip to the museum on Veterans Day. The kids had a great time and they loved sitting in a police helicopter together they got to see it land and they let kids take turns sitting inside. There was also a canon that went off, tanks parked to look at and utility vehicles.

Daddy teaching Paige how to tie a tie at grandpa's day (grandpa was busy so daddy came)


Lookin good! I love how the kids still play so well together.
Paige got to go to school wearing her costume this year and she was so excited. She was a witch at school, Rapunzel at the Trunk or Treat and Little Mermaid for trick or treating. A big perk for being the baby is being able to pick from all of the costumes throughout the years.
Trick or Treating
Trunk or Treat
All of the kids did their own carving this year except for Paige of course.

Monday, December 26, 2011


Paige's first performance in front of the whole school was so cute. It was apple day.
Savannah's volleyball team went undefeated. She enjoyed her team and improved this year. Good job Savannah!

Kaylie is in volleyball and she is doing really well. She does so well serving that she has to give the ball up because it is not allowed to make so many points with one player.

Grandma and Grandpa Krumm came for a visit before they left for their mission in Africa. We loved spending time with them and we love hearing about their adventures and experiences.
Kaylie ran for Vice President and did a good job on her speech. Maybe next year.
We celebrated Jacob's birthday at football practice this year.

Having fun at the pool while grandpa soaks in the sun. Don't the girls look lovely.

Nate is loving football this year. Jacob ended up being able to be one of the coaches this year and they both loved working hard as a team. Jacob was so good with the boys. They made it through a perfect season but lost the last championship game in overtime. Above is Nate making a touchdown.

Savannah is in her new choir dress. She was so upset when I signed her up for choir this year but now she is loving it. She tried out for the advanced choir this year and she made it. She is loving being in a small choir of girls that all sing well.

Saturday, December 24, 2011


First day of school. Everyone is in school what should I get done first! I guess I am busy with school getting my credential.
Krumm family reunion at Lake Madrone

We all jumped off of the bridge!
Bulkeley Reunion at Lake Siskiou


Paige's fifth birthday party

Jacob and I were able to get away to a wonderful weekend together at Mamoth Lakes. We took mountain bikes and went on some pretty crazy trails. I scuffed up my chin but other then that it was such a great break and lots of fun.

Playing around at the Museum

Fourth of July

Mom and I went to visit Tenille. This is the wax we put on our faces it was a little hard to get off but it gave us a good laugh.