Thursday, June 14, 2012

Piano Recital

Here are my handsome boys at their piano recital.  They both played really well! The theme was " A Night at the Movies", so Blake played a song from Lord of the Rings, and James played a Veggie Tales song from The Pirates Who Don't Do Anything.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Brynlee's Swimming Lessons

 Brynlee did a fabulous job at her swimming lessons this year!  The teacher is awesome, and really gets the kids swimming!
 I need to get this girl in dance class!  She has a good point and dances around the house all the time.

After taking lessons she can swim by herself from wall to wall and person to person.  She isn't scared at all (which is a little scary for me) but at least she knows the basics now!

Blake's 11th Birthday!

 Blake turned 11!  We went to breakfast at US Egg and Grandma came with us.  Blake also got to bring a friend to Sunsplash!  He requested stakes for dinner, and Marinne made his birthday cake.

 Blake with his new Kindle Fire!

Thursday, January 5, 2012


It's hard to believe Christmas has come and gone again!  We had fun with family in town, and the kids have loved seeing their cousins and staying up late.
 We went to the temple lights one night, after eating at Pete's fish and chips, of course!
 Blake in front of the nativity
 Brynlee taking a closer look
 Christmas Eve was spent celebrating cousin Canaya's birthday, watching Scrooge, and receiving our Christmas pajamas from the elves.

 cousins showing off their new pajamas
  the kids waiting at the top of the stairs on Christmas morning

examining stocking contents

 Look what Santa brought!

 Notice the cast- Blake broke his finger at P.E. and had to wear a cast for about 3 weeks.  He did all his school work with his left hand, and did really well.
 I got a cute beach cruiser!  I'm very excited about this!
 After presents at our house and church, we headed over to Grandma and PaPa's.  One of the gifts was an announcement that Richard and Erica are having another baby!

 Blake and PaPa playing a Jingle Bells duet!
Marinne playing Pachelbel's Canon in D

I love Christmas time, but I also love the start of a new year!  I'm ready to begin working on some new goals, like improved personal scripture study and getting in shape!