Thursday, June 17, 2010


Emily and Allison had their graduations from 6th grade and kindergarten. Emily had a fabulous year she recieved the Presidential Academic Award and also an award from the Rotary club for Citizenship. We are so proud of her. She will be going to seventh grade in a few weeks and we are not excited for that. Allison made it through kindergarten and was able to "graduate". Thank goodness. Most of us are excited for her to go to first grade and be at school all day. Jillo however is not excited about her bestfriend leaving her.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

we made it

where did this baby go?

how is it possible that she is two?

it is a small miracle that we survived the last 6 months.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

1st day of school

That's right folks, first day of school for us was July 6th.
I'd like to say that there were no tears shed, but I'd be lying.

It was Allison's first day of Kindergarten. She has Mrs. Thompson.
Allie was a champ. She was so excited to go to school. She could hardly wait until 11:30.

Jillian thinks that she is big enough to be at school.
Everything that Allie did, she had to do also.

Since we moved, the kids all go to a brand new school.
It is so clean and nice.

Emily is in the 6th grade. Thomas is in 2nd grade.
Allie is in Kindergarten.
Jillian gets to stay home with mommy!

So long summer. We enjoyed the three weeks we had with you.

4th of July

We had such a wonderful weekend celebrating this great country we live in. We celebrated the actual 4th at grandma's house with the Borgquists and Morans. It was so fun to see everyone. We missed Aunt DeAnn, but loved seeing Erika.

grandma and kimmie playing water balloon toss
baby andrew
the chunkiest, cutest little guy
(plus he has red hair)

jillo catching a ride with zach

daddy and tom flinging a balloon

our daddo and tito
Our neighborhood does a 4th of July block party every year. I guess because people had plans on the Fourth some of the neighbors got together for a 3rd of July party. The kids got to decorate their bikes and have a little bike parade. It was really cute.

emily and thomas

thomas thought he was a little too cool
for the bike parade
(and there aren't any boys his age)
daddy and jillo
(jillo has two ear infections and pnemonia in this picture)

allie and taylor

Sunday, May 17, 2009

week in review

thomas in "baseball ready" positioncoach chris making an important call
jillo in the sand

poor baby
we have survived another week with only minor injury. (or shall i say grandma and grandpa and their house survived.) jillian took a spill on the sports court and is now sporting a terrible scab on her nose. the bad part is she is a picker and can't stand the thing on her nose. hopefully she doesn't scar.
thomas had his last baseball game yesterday. he had a great season with the d backs. chris was able to help coach. it was fun seeing him out there with all of the kids. thomas' coach was an awesome guy. he had so much enthusiasm, especially for a coach pitch team.
we are counting down the days until our big move. getting very excited. we have visited our new ward twice and are amazed at the amount of kids there. i think that there are more kids in their primary than we had members in our ward.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

new house

i was able to upload a few pictures prior to the picasa episode. fortunately they are of our new house. escrow should close in the next couple of weeks. it is a brand spankin new house. we will be the first to ever live in it. i will post some before and afters of the house. basically all we have to do is move in. the walls are all white, so we are going to throw on some paint and personalize it a bit. it is an awesome house with a great yard. we are very excited and can't wait to move in.

you've got to be kidding me...

i just spent the last 30 minutes uploading some 672 pictures off of my camera card. pictures of everything that has happened this spring. easter, houses, kids singing in school, playing soccer, a trip to the river. jillian with various liquids in her hair. messes with eggs. somehow they are now all gone. i am crying. real tears. darn you picasa. darn you.