March 08, 2011

Snowboarding class=success


Ryan and I have always said that we want to give our kids opportunities to try lots of different things. We want them to be able to expand on their talents and to discover the things that interest them. And also help them to be a little more rounded as they grow older.

Ryan found a place that would give a one time snowboarding/skiing lesson for a good deal, and decided that Eli would be old enough to try one of them. He showed Eli some videos on Youtube and asked him if he would rather try snowboarding or skiing.

He chose snowboarding.

I have to admit I was a little apprehensive. Eli is a lot like me-he gets nervous in new situations, doesn’t have the best coordination, and he isn’t a big fan of the cold. I was afraid that it would take him a long time to figure it out, he would be freezing, and then get frustrated and want to quit.

I was soo WRONG!

Eli loved it!! He didn’t want to stop. And asked if he could go again tomorrow.



Ryan went with him and said that he did awesome. He actually picked it up really quick, and was one of the best in his little group. And it was even snowing the whole time they were there.

I am glad he enjoyed it and that he had fun. Maybe he will become our little snowboarding bum.

March 07, 2011

Rigby, Idaho

March 3-5

This weekend Ryan had to go to Rexburg, Idaho for work. His sister Randi and her family live close to that in Rigby, so we decided to make a little road trip of it and go visit them.

Randi and Tony were so nice and made us feel so welcome.

The kids love playing with their cousins all day and to have sleepovers.



Randi and I played beauty shop while the guys were at work. She was so kind and spent her day helping me not look so frumpy. She  colored, cut and styled my hair, and did my makeup. She totally beautified me.

We also went to the movie Tangled and then to Sammy’s for shakes. Three out of the 5 kids were zonked out by the time we got home from the movie.

(at the movie)



 (at Sammy’s)

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(Carson got a brain freeze. He was quite dramatic about it. I thought it was hilarious!)


It was a fun relaxing weekend and we are so grateful they let us come play for a couple days.

March 06, 2011

Princess Tea

Feb. 26

Hallie was able to attend a fun little birthday party for her cute friend, Maddie. It was a Tea party, and they were to wear their best princess dress.



Hallie and I had so much fun getting ready for her Princess Tea Party. We put bling strings in her hair, glitter, curled her hair, painted her nails, and even added a little make up. She loved getting all dressed up, and I had fun dressing her up.

She sure was a pretty little princess!

She then came home and played with her own tea set.





March 05, 2011

Crazy weather

In just a few short days we went from playing in this:

(Feb. 25)


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to playing this:

(March 2)