Friday, January 29, 2010

July 23rd

When did Spencer go from this:

A sweet, tiny, adorable, sweet smelling little baby boy.

To this:

A big, potty trained, handsome boy!

We love us some Spencer! He is getting so big and we have loved every minute of it!

Leaving on a Jet Plane...

While we were in Park City, we decided to swing by the Salt Lake airport to see Elder Johnston off. He had no idea we were coming so it was fun surprising him!

Here is Elder Johnston and his companion, Elder Redding:
Spencer waiting for Uncle Andrew.

Our silly kids waiting for their Uncle!
Rachel, Elder Johnston, and Spencer. One of my favorite pictures...

One last picture before heading through security! We love you AC!!! See you again in 2 years!

Park City

A few months ago, we decided to take a family vacation to Park City. We had a blast! We found this great condo right across the street from the outlet mall...a girl's dream...The condo had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and a beautiful kitchen. It had a really nice fireplace and great views. It was perfect for our family! When we got to Park City we headed into town and had some yummy sushi at the Flying Sumo. After dinner, we walked around town a little and found Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory. YUM! We got one of their yummy chocolate covered apples rolled in candy. We shopped and ate and spent some much needed time together.
Here are Robert, Spencer, and Madelyn sitting outside the Chocolate Factory:

Spencer on the drive down to Park City...
Silly Madelyn...
Spencer wearing a hat from old of our many shopping adventures...

Spencer watching the snow fall. Nice undies...

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Elder Johnston

Ever heard the saying,"Better late than never"? Well, it definitely applies here. Andrew entered the MTC on Madelyn's birthday....AUGUST 5th! There's no excuse for my slacking. and sorry about the previous post. I'm totally going out of order, but I just realized I never posted any pictures of Elder Johnston! So, here they are!

Here is a picture of Will and Andrew (and half of my mom) the day before Ace entered the MTC. We came down to spend some time with AC before he left. Here, we're eating dinner at delicous Tucanos.

Andrew's super cool....

Brotherly love...

I almost forgot!

Spencer looks SUPER pumped about being an alligator, huh?! He really was. I promise. He was just being silly.


Holy Smokes?! Has it really been THAT long?! Well here goes a BUNCH of updates!
Halloween was super fun! My Mom, Dad, and brother Will SURPRISED us with a visit! IT WAS AWESOME! No one's ever surprised me like that before and I loved it! We had a great time with everyone. We always have fun when we're together. The kids dressed up of course.
Madelyn was Snow White by day and a monkey by night. The Monkey costume was a little warmer and more suited for Halloween night in Idaho. : ) Spencer was an alligator, of course! Thank you Melanie for the AWESOME alligator hat! It made the outfit!

We all went to Melaleuca to Trick-or-Treat. It was my first time going to the Idaho Falls home offices for Halloween. They did a GREAT job! If you've never been to Melaleuca for Halloween, let me just tell you they go ALL out! It was SO cool! My mom and dad were super impressed.
Spencer in Gramp's BYU wig...

Robert and I dressed up as zoo keepers to tend our alligator and monkey.

Our pretty Princess!

So I can't get the pictures to move around...but as you can probably tell from the first pictures in this post, I took the kids to the pumpkin patch. It was a TON of fun! We went with our friends the Sommers. The Pumpkin Patch had a hay maze and tons of pumpkins to choose from. We had a blast. Halloween was tons of fun as you can see! More updates to follow....