Saturday, December 31, 2011


At the end of May, a week after Disney World, Reid and I went on a cruise with a couple of couples from our ward we had a bunch of fun. I have yet to get a disc of all the pictures but will put some on here when I do. We started out of New Orleans which we drove to and then got on the ship.
Our first stop wasCosta Maya. There wasn't very much to do in Costa Maya so we went to a beach and just hung out all day. It wasn't a very nice beach but we all had fun anyway.
The next stop was Belize. In Belize we did the zipline and cave tubing. The zipline was awesome and so pretty. It was quite a hike to get to all the lines but we had so much fun. The next thing we did was the Cave tubing which would have been better if the water level was higher but it was cool to see inside the caves and float down as a group. At the end we did some cliff jumping.
Our next stop was Routan Honduras, it was beautiful. There we went scuba diving, our instructor was awesome. We went in tunnels and through holes I didn't think I could even fit in. It was so beautiful and the water was so clear. We saw some really cool fish and of course as always Reid threw up when we surfaced, poor guy happens almost everytime. Half of our group wasn't certified so they did a beginners course and had lots of fun.
Our last stop was Cozumel. I think we had the most fun on this island. We all rented scooters and just went all over, we decided to stop at one of the beach clubs where they had all the blown up stuff to play on in the water, but we didn't stay too long because the water smelled so we hung out in the pool there at the club. We had a couple near crashes and some burned skin but all in all it was fun. We went to a little local taco stand for lunch and it was delicious and did some shopping.
We had a such a great time! We have the greatest friends ever, Jill and Jared Bowcutt who watched our boys so we could go and enjoy ourselves. Thanks so muc, you guys are the best! Next time you're coming with us though!

Disney World

In May we had the wonderful opportunity to go to Walt Disney World with Reid's grandparents, brother and his family. We had such a wonderful time and will never forget the fun we had and the memories that we made. We totally surprized the kids with this trip they had no idea we were going. We even flew to Florida and had a couple hours to kill in Florida before we told them where we were going. We met up with Reid's grandparents and let Grandmama tell the boys. Cameron threw his hands in the air and jump up he was so excited, the other two didn't quite understand until we explained it to them.
We started the first day off at Hollywood studios and the kids were so excited. When we first walked in there was a Mickey up on a huge statue and Owen put both hands up in the air and pointed and said, Look there's Mickey!" it was so stinkin' cute. We were able to go to a character lunch at the Hollywood and Vine Play and dine, the boys loved seeing all the characters and had a hard time eating because they were so excited. We also hit the perfect character spot and saw like 20 or so charaters in one spot. Thanks to Reid's cousin Bekka! The boys also got to do the Jedi training and got to fight Darth Vadar, it was awesome. Cameron was so brave and even rode the Tower of Terror and loved it. I was really nervous about letting him go on it thinking it would freak him out but he loved it.
The next day we went to the Magic Kingdom, we had such a great time the kids loved seeing the castle and everything. We rode most of the rides there and even waited to see the Princesses for my nieces, that was he longest wait we had!
The next day we went to Animal Kingdom where we had a character breakfast, the food was so good and the kids once again loved seeing the characters come to each table. The safari was a big hit with all the kids. After Animal kingdom we headed over to Downtown Disney to go to the T-Rex Diner, it is just like the Rainforest cafe but has dinosaurs instead of the rainforest animals. The boys thought it was really cool.
The next day we went to Epcot, where we had another character breakfast with the princesses. The boys weren't as thrilled with the princesses but still had a great time. Our favorite part of Epcot was seeing all the different countries but our most favorite was the Germany section. We ate at the Biergarten and had a german buffet and I must say it was delicious. Bekka came with us and danced with the boys and we just had so much fun.
The next day we went back to Magic Kingdom. We got to see some more characters and got some more autographs. The highlight of the trip was the Magic Kingdom firework and dessert party, we got to sit on a balcony with a clear shot of the fireworks and got to eat a bunch of yummy desserts. It was so awesome and the firework show brought tears to our eyes, it was the best way to end our trip for sure.
The next day we took our time getting ready to leave and went to downtown Disney for a last lunch with Grandmama and Papa at Planet Hollywood! So fun!
We had such a wonderful trip but I don't think I will be going back for awhile it was exhausting and so hot but I will never forget the looks on my boys faces as they got to experience everything, they were priceless!!!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

Updates coming soon!!!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Lots and Lots of updates!! You may have to click older posts at bottom to see them all! Enjoy!

Special Stake Conference

On Sunday we had a special Stake conference and Dallin H. Oaks from the quorum of the 12 was here to speak to us. It was such a wonderful and spiritual experience. Cameron and I got up early and went to get a closer seat. About an hour before the meeting started Dallin H Oaks walked in and walked around and shook everyones hand. He went up and down the pews just shaking hands. Cameron was so excited to be able to shake his hand. When Dallin H. Oaks got to Cameron, Cameron had the biggest smile on his face and said Hi!. Dallin H Oaks said," Good morning and how are you?. Cameron said, "Good". After that he shook my hand and then Cameron said he felt his heart get warm when he shook his hand. It was so touching as his mom to be able to see how excited he was and that he felt the spirit. What a wonderful and amazing opportunity. I hope he will never forget it!! Unfortunately Reid, Luke and Owen missed this part, due to picking up a neighbor for church, but they were still able to hear him speak and feel of his spirit.


Last week Luke, Owen and I were invited to go to a little farm thing with some friends. The boys were really excited to go and see some animals. When we got out of the car we saw some little goats just roaming around in the kid play area. Owen immediately walked right up to them and started petting them. These goats were the friendliest I have ever seen. The goats would just stand there and let the kids pet them. Owen loved these goats and kept on calling them doggies. He could have spent the entire day just petting those goats. We also got to see some other little animals, like a tiny pig the size of a bunny, some reptiles, a chinchilla(not sure on spelling), guinea pig and some others. We also got to feed some goats, pigs, and a donkey. The lady had a bunch of loaves of bread that we would feed to the animals and we got to stay there as long as we wanted, I think we fed them for a least 45 minutes or so. Luke and Owen loved it. Owen really loved feeding the donkey and was not afraid to stick the food out to him. He became so attached to this donkey that even after we were done feeding it Owen just stood on the fence petting and talking to the donkey, it was the cutest thing I have ever seen. He was loving every minute! I was able to get pictures on my phone but not sure how to get them off and on the computer yet, I was able to get about 3 pictures before my camera died. Here's Owen and Luke petting the goats.


We had a really great Easter. The day before we had a ward egg hunt and unfortunately I forgot my camera but Owen was so cute, he loved getting the eggs. He would get to the egg open it to see what was in it before putting it in his basket, he was all about the candy he was getting and started eating it right away. Owen didn't get very many eggs but his brothers made up for that. Of course Cameron and Luke went running for the eggs and did quite well for themselves. We had a great time visiting with friends and fellow ward members. The boys were excited for the bunny to come and I think they were pretty happy. They got Toy Story dominoes, Just Dance for Kids Wii game and some candy. Owen got a doodle pad, he was more interested in the candy though, he kept on saying "Candy I want one" or "another one" over and over again. Reid's brother Russ was here for work and we had him over for dinner. The boys sure do love their Uncle Russ and being able to see him more often as he has been working here for the past couple of months. We have had so much fun having him around. I am so grateful for this time of year and for the reminder it give us of our Savior and all that he has done for us. I am so grateful for my older brother Jesus Christ and for all the pain and suffering he went through in my behalf. I am grateful for the chance it gives me to be able to repent and become better and more like him.
Cameron with game
Luke with home egg hunt goodies
Cameron with home egg hunt goodies

Monday, May 2, 2011

Grandma and Grandpa visit!

In April my parents were able to come out to visit. We had such a wonderful time with them and miss them so much. We did all sorts of things while they were here. Before grandma came she promised that she would go and have lunch with Cameron at his school so the friday they were here we were able to meet Cameron at the school for lunch. He was so excited to show grandma and grandpa the school and what he was eating for lunch. My dad even had the opportunity to read a book to Cameron's class, it was so cute to see and all the kids really enjoyed it. On Saturday Cameron had a soccer game, he was so excited to have grandma and grandpa there to watch. We also colored some easter eggs with them. Owen wasn't very friendly and kindly avoided my parents, but on sunday he sat on Grandpa's lap during sacrament meeting. Luke was so excited to spend time playing with grandpa while Cameron was at school. Cameron and Luke both rode with me to take them back to the airport and they both cried for 20 mins or so on the way home, because they missed grandma and grandpa. It broke my heart to see them so sad. Cameron kept on saying we just love it when they are here and Luke kept asking why they had to go home so soon. It was hard to see them so sad, but I told them that we will see them again sometime soon, not sure how soon but that seemed to help. We sure love having them here and miss them when they are not!!! We love you grandma and grandpa!! Thanks for coming to visit us!

Field trip with Cameron

I was able to go on Cameron's second field trip with him. We went to a place called Owen's farm. We had so much fun and I enjoyed being able to spend the day with just Cameron. We got to feed some goats, go on a hay ride, see some other animals, eat lunch and play on a huge pile of hay. I had such a great time with him.
Cameron and Parker

Luke's preschool graduation!

On March 30, Luke had his preschool graduation. Yes, you might think March is early for that but his teacher was having a baby in April and decided to end early, which all of us moms kept on telling her to do. Luke loved preschool and is excited to go back again this next fall. There was a little ceremony, gave out awards, sang to all of us, and we got to see a slide show. I am so impressed with how much he has come along since the start of the year. Thanks Mrs. Tamra for all you have done for Luke!! We are excited to come by and see that sweet baby girl of yours!!


What happens when your 4 year old gets a hold of the camera. He took like 50 some odd pictures of random things around the house such as shoes, toys, walls, rooms, furniture, and then these came along...

I was laughing so hard I couldn't get mad at him. Nice face Cameron!!

Owen 20 months old!

love that messy smile!
Owen and Cameron

Allen Americans!!

In March we took the boys to a Hockey game. The town next to ours just got a hockey team and a nice arena that is only 5 minutes from our house, the team is called the Allen Americans. It was way nice to only have a 5 min ride home after the game. Reid's brother Russell was in town again for work and went with us. The boys loved it! I was kind of hesitant in taking them but they really liked it, even Owen. I forgot how long those games are though, we didn't get out of there until almost 10:30pm, but the kids were good the entire time and didn't even want to leave when it was over.
Daddy, Owen and Uncle Russ
Owen clapping to the music.

Cameron and Luke