Thursday, December 30, 2010

Christmas 2010!

We had an AWESOME christmas....Hope YoU did too.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Merry Christmas!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween was so fun this year. The kids were SOOO excited and couldn't wait to go trick-or-treating. We did our traditional routine. Head to a few houses in our neighborhood. Go see what our cousins are dressed as and then end the night at the Harry Potter House. This has been a tradition for about 3 years. A family in Farmington has the characters from Harry Potter, they have little booths for the kids, donuts and this YUMMY butter is so fun. The kids dressed up as a DRAGON and a UTES cheerleader. Too bad the UTES are to great this year. They were so cute!

Soccer Season 2010-2011

Kohen finally turned the magical number 4. You get to do so many things when you turn 4. He has been patiently waiting for the soccer season to begin. We played the first 7 games this last fall, and this spring he will play his last 7 games. He is one awesome little player. We have loved going to his games and watching him play. Not to brag...but he is the best on his team. He scored at least 1 if not 2 or 3 goals every game. I loved watching him light up when he would kick the ball in. He is such a little stud and we are so excited for the games to start back up. Way to go Koh!

Happy Birthday Addison

I can't believe that our Addi girl is really 3...almost 31/2. Time does fly when you are having fun. This little girl is FULL of life and then some. She is always keeping Zach and me on our toes. She has such a SPUNKY little personality and we love every....well almost every minute of it. She is a very determined little girl and knows exactly how to get what she wants...ESPECIALLY from her dad. We are So glad to have our little Addi girl. She is a crack up and we love her so much. Happy Birthday Add we love you tons!

First Day of School!

This was a BIG day at our house! The first day of school for Kohen and Addison. This is Kohen's 2nd year of preschool and Addi's first. I put them in the same school that Kohen went to last year. I was a little hesitant about putting them in the same class. Last year was great for them to get a little break from each other 3 days a week, and to spend one on one time with Addi. Kohen has been an AWESOME big brother like always. He took Addi right under his wing and they LOVE school. We are so lucky to have Zach's sister, Jenniffer teach them. She is so awesome with kids and they are learning a ton. Both of them have such an interest in learning. They have made lots of friends and have the funniest stories to tell.

Bear Lake 2010

At the end of the summer we headed up to Bear Lake with the Gerrard Family. We camped out in the KOA for a week and had a BLAST. John always plans the best trips and we made great memories. The kids loved everything about it. They had a pool, mini golfing, toys, trails to ride bikes...anything a kid would want they had. I loved that I could take a warm shower and had a toilet. Zach got up every morning to head to the lake to get in some good skiing. Addi became a BIG GIRL she got potty trained while we were there, and learned to ride a bike. Kohen LOVED playing in the sand and just doing whatever. The weather at that place was CRAZY! We had rain almost everyday, wind storms like crazy. Kristen's tent ended up tearing in 5 places, tents were flying everywhere. It was a GREAT trip and we made tons of memories!

ReUnited, and it feels so GOOD!

We had such an awesome Summer and I am especially grateful that Zach was home for this event. Zach has a niece, Brittanie who is 17. She lives in New Jersey with her dad, stepmom and 2 little brothers. I have never met her, and neither had my kids. Zach's family had not seen her in over 6 years. Brittanie came in town this last summer and started texting his parents. This was a miracle and soooo many prayers had been answered. We had the opportunity to see Brittanie for a few days. She is a doll. The little girls were glued to her side, and I think that she loved every minute of it. It was amazing like she had always been around. I am so glad that I finally got to meet her and she is a part of our everyday lives. We of course got tons of pics. She is SUCH a beautiful girl...just like her mama.


Zach's little brother Zane, bought a boat last fall. After the funeral, we decided to head out with his family and do a little boating! Zane's kids loved it....ours would not leave my side and did not want anything to do with the water. It was a beautiful day...we had a BLAST watching Zane trying to water ski...

He's HoMe...and we are SO excited!

July 8 was a lucky/sad day! Good news was. Zach was able to come home 3 weeks early from Egypt! We were ecstatic!! Bad news, his Grandma Hicks passed away. It was a sad day and she has been such a great grandma to Zach, and such an awesome great grandma to our kids. I am so glad that I was able to meet her and have her apart of our lives. Grandpa isn't quite the same. They were married for almost 60 years and loved each other very much. He took such good care of her. I loved when they would look at each other you could see the love that they had for one another. I am grateful for their example to us. We love and miss Grandma lots.