Tuesday, September 27, 2011

The Main Event


March 26, 2012

Will Baby #3

We are super excited! The girls are too, but I think they will be more so once my belly actually gets a bit bigger. 

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

like father like daughter

It is picture day for Caitlin.She picked out her shirt and sweater.
Is she her Dad's daughter?
You bet she is.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


It was Stake Conference this past weekend, and we were so lucky to have Elder Richard G. Scott come and speak.  It's not everyday you get to see an apostle of the Lord in person and we were excited, and tried to get the girls excited about it as well.  I can't say that they really paid much attention to his talk after the first few minutes when he spoke directly to the primary kids; but I hope they noticed and felt the special spirit that was there.
One thing is for sure, they definitely remember who her is and can point him out. 
Many times since Sunday Ashlee has taken the Conference Ensign and, while flipping through the pages, can be heard saying, "where is Elder Scott?" over and over again.
When she finds the page with his picture she points it out to whoever is nearby.

It makes us excited to watch him during General Conference in a few weeks.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mary Poppins

Labor Day Weekend we headed to Salt Lake to see Mary Poppins.
The girls LOVE Mary Poppins, so we got them tickets to the touring Broadway show for their birthdays.
Because the show was quite a while after their birthdays we made a countdown for them to mark off the days with stickers.
The day finally arrived.

We were joined at the show by Grandma Berta, Aunt Shirley and Great Grandma Garrett.  We had a great time, and the girls really enjoyed it.
Caitlin's favorite parts were the times when Mary Poppins would fly.
And Ashlee liked Steppin' Time with her favorite character "Burp."

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Applesauce- round 1

We got a bushel of apples from my Grandma over the weekend, so Ashlee and I got to work making applesauce.
We washed and cut.

Cooked the apples down.

Ran them through the strainer.

And ended up with delicious, and very pink, applesauce.

I was pleasantly surprised that Ashlee was actually a lot of help!

We can't wait until we make more applesauce in a few weeks with Chris' parents. It has become a fall tradition.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

First Day

Today was the first day of school, and more importantly the first day of Kindergarten for this pretty girl.
She was so excited to go, and said she loved it when she came home.
She did admit she was a little tired after school, and announced she was ready to go to bed at 6:30 tonight.
But, she is ready to go back tomorrow!
And Ashlee went to her first day of Bear's class at the college.
She will go a couple times a week as a sort of pre-school.

She was very excited about her first day also.
These girls are sure to miss each other during the day, but today they were both just to busy to really think about it.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Girls Weekend

Back in August, when Annie was here, we went on a girls weekend with one of our very best friends from college, Taffy.

We met the first weekend of college when Taffy was crying and homesick, and we had pity on her- a true story, but not nearly as harsh as it sounds :)
We did SOOOOOOO many fun and crazy things during our next 4 years, and laughed more than a person should be able to!I now actually live only an hour from Taffy, so we see each other from time to time, but Annie never gets to see her.  So we planned a fun overnight trip to Utah to hang out and catch up.
We had an awesome weekend shopping, eating, walking, getting pedicures, playing mini golf, eating more and talking non-stop the whole time.
I'm so glad we can still be best friends after 12 years!