Thursday, January 20, 2011

We went to Utah in October for sweet Quincee's blessing. We had a photo shoot with most of my family. We were missing a few. The only picture I have downloaded so far is our family one. I will post it and keep hoping I will be better about blogging! :)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A huge hunt at the Wests - with most of the extended family!!! :)

Easter Weekend 2010. We had a fun egg hunt inside on Sat morning!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Bryn is 3! She is full of life. She has an incredible sense of humor and loves to laugh. She has a strong personality and is not afraid to assert herself. She loves to read books, and play outside, especially at the park. She is loving her time alone at home when all of her brothers and sisters are in school. I am too! She has a great imagination and can entertain herself very well playing "holly pockets" and "little people." I am grateful for the blessing it is to be a mother. Children bring so much joy and enthusiasm for life; I am thankful for all that they are teaching me!

Dallin is 5 and started Kindergarten this year! He loves school! The teachers give them a stamp on their hand when they have had an excellent day; listening and obeying directions and being kind to others. Dalllin is so proud that he has earned a stamp every day he has been at school. He is also counting the days and told me that he has gone to school for 2o days. We love Dallin's sense of humor and laugh. He loves to be read to. He is playing soccer this fall for the Cheetah's and scored a goal in his game last Saturday! He is a loving boy; free with kisses and hugs!

Jared is a fun loving and energetic 8 year old boy. He is a 3rd grader and more than ready for the new things that he will be learning in school this year. He has Caitlyn's teacher that she had last year and is doing very well so far. He is playing soccer and loves it. He plays both defense and offense equally well. He loves to ride his bike, play wii, and legos.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Caitlyn is a 4th grader and as usual is breezing through school. She signed up to play with the school band and was assigned the clarinet. She played in a basketball league over the summer and played extremely well. She can dribble with both hands and is fast. She hopes to play again this fall. She is still very creative and we are enjoying her imagination! Another old picture from our trip to Monterey. I will need to update all the kids photos soon! :)

Courtney is a 7th grader going to a K-8 school. She is a good student and has some fun classes. Because she is doing so well she has the opportunity to take an "enrichment" class that is full of fun activities like making a spaghetti car and racing it, making and labeling a life size skeleton. she also gets to do a forensics unit, learning how to fingerprint etc. She is playing competitive soccer; is getting faster and more confident all the time! Whoa! I need to get a more recent pic of Court. This was taken months ago and she has cut her hair! :)

Whew! Man, have I been out of the blogging world FOREVER!! (This is what Alana would say.) She is a freshman in High School this year and is adjusting well. She is an outstanding student - taking several honors classes! She is a tremendous help to me. She is so willing to babysit her younger brothers and sisters; no easy task. She loves music and has a beautiful voice.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Dallin and Bryn love to play with "little people" so fun!!

Alana and Jared enjoying the afternoon at the park!

Having fun at the park!! We live so close - we walk or ride bikes.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

We played at a nearby park while Alana got her braces off! we took this picture in the car as we were driving out the parking lot at the orthodontist office! Yay Alana!! :)

Dallin and Bryn can play at the park and I am so grateful. I love to be outside! :)

Playing at the park!

We had a birthday party for Ali! Dan and Ali and Dan's family; his sister and brother and parents came to play games and have cake and ice cream!