Friday, December 26, 2008

Dakoda is going to be a BIG brother!!

YUP!! You read it right Dakoda is going to be a big brother. Baby #4 is due this June. We are so excited, after a miscarriage almost three years ago and two years of trying to get pregnant, we gave up and thought that we were done with the 3, but I guess not. I guess someone else had different plans for us:)

Merry Christmas!!!

We all had a wonderful christmas, the kids got a ton of stuff.
Santa brought M'Tali ski lessons for sundance.
He brought Dallin a Nintendo DS and a few games
And Koda got a new bike and helmet.
We got them clothes cuz that is what they needed, Dallin goes through pants so fast I swear I buy them everyother month


M'Tali is growing so fast that none of her pants fit her anymore, so we got her a few pairs.

Koda loves his new BIG boy bike, he learned to ride without training wheels this last summer and has been riding M'Tali and Dallins bike so he was excited when santa got him a bike....and not just any bike a Tony Hawk bike.!!!


We are so tired!!



Oh ya and did I mention that we had to go wake them up at nine in the morning, I can't believe they slept in till then...It was so nice



Making Gingerbread houses

Every year we make gingerbread houses with Josh's family it is a ton of fun and the kids absolutely love it. It has turned into such a fun tradition!!
Dallin's Gingerbread house


M'Tali had a ton of fun decorating her gingerbread house
Koda wanted so much candy on his its hard to see the house!!


Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Happy Birthday M'Tali

Yesterday was M'Tali's 10th birthday, I can't believe that she is 10, she makes me feel so old, she has grown into such a beautiful young lady and makes me so proud. M'Tali I want you to know how proud I am to be your mom, you are such a wonderful example to all of us, we love you so much.
M'Tali loves the Utah Jazz, I think she is the biggest fan ever, so of course that is what she wanted on her cake.

UTAH JAZZ!!! Dad went and ordered her cake for her and told her that he got her a princess cake so she was really surprised when it was the JAZZ!!

Hope you had a wonderful birthday M'Tali I had alot of fun going to lunch with you and then spending the day shopping... just us girls...I love you so much!!


Friday, November 7, 2008

Dallin Baptism:)

Saturday November 1st was Dallins baptism, I can't believe that he is 8 and ready to be baptized, he is just a handsome young man..Dallin we are so proud of you and of your decision to be baptized and to become a member of the church, we hope you always make good choices and listen to the Holy Ghost...We love you so much and are always here for you. Dallin was baptized by his grandpa Joseph k Heaps, we are so thankful that he was willing and able to baptize you.

Dallin and Grandpa Heaps




Happy Halloween!!

We hope you all had a great Halloween, we sure did..M'Tali was a scary monster, Dallin was Darth Vader from Star Wars, and Koda was a skeleton, they had a ton of fun trick or treating and got a ton of candy!!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Kodas 5th Birthday!!

Today was Kodas 5th birthday. We went to the cabin over the weekend, and then came home and had a party with some of my family..Thanks Uncle Tanner, Aunt Becky, Zack, Levi, Grandma, and Papa for coming to my party it was really fun!!! He really loves hotwheels!! I can't believe he's five...what a cutie!! While we were cutting the cake Aunt Becky told you to smell the cake to see if it smelled like an orange, while you were smelling it she pushed your face in it...you thought it was so funny!!

The Deer Hunt!!

So I really really hate putting pictures of me on here but I figured that I would post this one of the deer I shot this year. It is a 4 by 3 and is 17 1/2 inches wide. I shot it from 232 yards away with ONE shot!! At first I wasn't sure if I hit it, I saw it jump when I shot but I wasn't sure if I just scared it or if I really did hit it, so we waited for a few minutes and hiked over to where I shot it, and we didn't see and blood so I figured I had missed it, but Josh insisted that we follow where we thought he ran, and about 40 yards over the ridge Josh happened to see some blood on a leaf so we followed the trail, even though it was very little blood, we decided to sit and wait for awhile to see if it would just lay down somewhere and die, instead of tracking it all over the mountain, so we sat for about fourty minutes, decide to get up and see if we could find it, and sure enough it was only about 15 feet from where we sat and waited for 40 minutes, we just couldn't see it from where we were sitting!!! I was really excited that I shot it with one bullet!!

Sunday, October 5, 2008

HAPPY 32ND BIRTHDAY SWEETHEART!!

Today was Josh's Birthday...We had a really good day, the kids and I got up early and started making breakfast for Josh..but he got up before we were able to give it to him in bed...OH well it was still fun we made french toast with strawberries, bananas, and whipped cream, which is Josh's favorite breakfast, then we listened to conference with the kids and played a bingo game with them...during that time I finished painting M'Tali's room...I have a few things to touch up but it turned out really cute...I'll post pictures when i get it all done...then we went to his sister house for dinner...thanks Brooke for having us...we had a wonderful time. Josh doesn't know this but I also got him his favorite cheese cake...which we will have to have tomorrow cuz we are so stuffed....Josh, I just want you to know how much I love and appreciate you...I hope you had a wonderful birthday and that all you wishes come true..I love you tonz sweetheart!!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

Monday, September 29, 2008

Weekend At The Cabin!

I love the colors of the trees in the background, we went for a four wheeler ride and stopped to look at the mountain side and got some pictures of the kids. The mountains are absolutely beautiful this time of year if you haven't been up there I highly recommend that you take a drive up there it will be well worth your time.
Isn't this amazing??

Sunday, September 28, 2008

JOSH'S DEER!!

Josh went on the muzzleloader this year like he does EVERY YEAR!! This is the biggest one that he has shot so far. It is a 4 by 3 and about 21 inches wide. He shot it from 270 yards..the farthest shot for a muzzleloader is 250 yards...good job Josh!! The kids love to hold the antlers and were so excited that he got a deer...Dallins face cracks me up I'm not sure what he's doing other then Josh told them all to stick their tongues like a dead deer and this is what he did...LOL!!
Josh and his deer!!

FIELDTRIP TO SUNDANCE!!

M'Tali's class went to sundance for their fieldtrip, it was a ton of fun to go spend the day with her and to see the beautiful mountains they have changed so much and the colors are amazing!!

M'Tali with her friends
We rode the ski lift up to the summit and this was M'Tali first reaction as we got on..she didn't really like it at first but got used to towards the end
This is a huge log that was sitting on the groud that you could stand on and rock there was about 7 kids on it.
M'Tali standing at the top of the summit..the scenery was breathtaking!!
The colors of the tree are amazing...this is one of the reasons why fall is my favorite season!!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

I LOVE THIS MAN!!

SO JOSH VERY RARELY LETS ME TAKES HIS PICTURE, BUT I LOVE THIS ONE, WE WERE OUT AT THE SAND DUNES AND HE WAS WATCHING THE KIDS RIDE THE WHEELERS. JOSH IS AN AMAZING DAD, AND A WONDERFUL HUSBAND, I HAVE BEEN THINKING ALOT LATELY ABOUT LIFE, KIDS, WORK, MARRIAGE, I DON'T KNOW IF ITS BECAUSE I FEEL OVERWHELMED OR WHAT, BUT EVERY NIGHT MY PRAYERS CONSIST OF MY FAMILY. TRYING TO HELP ME FIND WAYS HELP MY KIDS GET ALONG BETTER, TO WAYS THAT I CAN MAKE MY MARRIAGE BETTER, TO JUST PRAYING THAT WE WILL ALWAYS STAY CLOSE AND THAT WE WILL ALWAYS HAVE LOVE FOR EACH OTHER I FEAR THAT AS MY KIDS GROW UP WE WILL GROW APART AND OUR FAMILY WILL HAVE NO MEANING...SO I JUST WANT MY HUSBAND TO KNOW HOW MUCH I LOVE AND APPRECIATE HIM HE IS SUCH A HARD WORKER AND ALWAYS GIVES 110%. HE IS ALWAYS THINKING OF OTHERS NEEDS BEFORE HIS. HE NEVER SAYS NO TO THOSE THAT ARE IN NEED OF HIS HELP. HE IS AN AMAZING DAD AND I DON'T KNOW WHAT I WOULD DO WITHOUT HIM....I LOVE YOU TONZ HONEY!!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Kodas First day of School!!

So I'm really sad that this is Kodas last year of preschool, I mean don't get me wrong, I'm looking forward to having him in school everyday, ALL day, but its so sad that this will be our last year at his preschool, his teacher is AMAZING, I really love her and all three of the kids have attended there we've been there for 7 years now and it's coming to an end. It all kinda sad to me.

He is so DARN cute!! What a STUD!!
This is Kodas AMAZING Teacher, she is so good with him.

Koda waiting in his class room for all his friend to show up I really thought that Koda would be fine this year, I thought I could just drop him off and leave, but thats not what he had in mind...he kept saying "ok Mom just walk with me to go get my friends off the bus" so I did, we waited and then i said I had to go, then he said "ok Mom just walk back to my class with me", so I did, said i had to go and he said "wait Mom wait for me to sit on the rug". so I said ok sit on your rug so I can go, and he said in his cute little sad voice..."Wait mom I'm not ready to sit yet cuz then you'll leave...awww...it melted my heart, so i waited for him to sit took his picture and had to go, and then he was ok for me to leave.

HE'S GOT A WEDGIE..LOL:)

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So like i've said before Koda really loves to sing, he is usually pretty mellow and layed back, anyone that knows him will say he's really quite and easy going, he's such a good kid. This day he decided that he was going to sing about anything and everything...including HIS WEDGIE...lol, so turn off my music and listen to his wedgie song...lol it is so funny...you will be laughing...at least I was. ....this is SO NOT like Koda thats what makes it so funny!!!

Thursday, August 21, 2008

First day of School

So the kids went back to school on Wednesday August 20th and part of me is so excited to have them there and part of me is really sad that they are back in school....I'm glad cuz now I don't have to worry about a babysitter for them, even though my mom, mother in law, and sister watched them all summer(Thank you guys for that I really appreciate it and don't know what I would have done without all of you, so thank you from the bottom of my heart), and now on my days off and I can get more done cuz the kids are in school, but I'm sad cuz now summer is over, and now we have to get back into a routine, of early bed times, homework, etc, etc. I love to be able to just let them relax and enjoy being a kid...I'm also sad cuz it means they are moving up one grade, they are growing so fast, M'Tali is in fourth grade, Dallin is in second, and Koda is in his last year of preschool, even though M'Tali will stay at Freedom Academy till she goes to High School, which seems like FOREVER, but me and Josh were talking the other night and she only has this year and FOUR more years!!! FOUR MORE I can't believe it she is growing up so fast.




Isn't he the cutest second grader ever!! She is the cutest(and probably the tallest) fourth grader.
Aren't they so cute in their uniforms....I love that wear uniforms, it makes shopping so much easier, there is no arguing about wether I like it or not, if they can wear it to school then they get to buy it, if not I don't. Plus I don't have to worry about wether or not they match all they can wear is blue and khaki pants and red, white, or blue polos, or any shirt in that color that has a collar on it....I LOVE IT!!
Dallin in his classroom....so Dallin wanted every picture taken of him, he want one of him putting his backpack on the hook, one of him sitting their, he even wanted me to take a picture of one of his friends, he is still young enough not to be to embarrassed and then there is........
M'Tali who didn't even want me to take one in her classroom, she just wanted to stand there in front of the door and take her picture, so no one would see her getting her picture taken, she is so excited to be in fourth grade, cuz now her class is upstairs, all the grades from 4th to 8th grade are upstairs, she loves that she doesn't have to be downstairs with the "LITTLE KIDS"

AMERICAN IDOL TRYOUTS!!

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Koda loves music and is always singing...he will talk to you and sing what ever he is trying to tell you, so while we were out camping he was singing this little song that he made up, and I filmed him while he sang...so pause the music at the bottom and push play....who knows maybe one day he will be the next American Idol

WhAt A WaY To EnD SuMmEr!!!

M'Tali wanted me to take a picture of her in her new swimming suit so that everyone could see it, Its way cute, it also has a skirt that goes with it that matches the top.

M'Tali, Dallin, Koda love to go to yuba, I think it is there favorite spot to camp for one it only takes about an hour and ten minutes to get there, and they are pretty much allowed to play in the water all they want as long as they have their life jackets on...and they pretty much only come out to eat....We love it and this was such a fun way to end summer.

Dallin loves to fish and would sit there for hours and just throw his pole out... leave out there for about ten seconds and then bring it in..cast it back out leave it there for ten seconds bring it back in......you get the idea...he did this for about two hours.
Koda getting ready to go on the tube

This is a fish that Josh's cousins fiance caught...it is a Northern Pike and is 40 1/4 inches long...the biggest fish to be taken out of Yuba was 43 inches

OuR LaSt CaMpInG TrIp Of ThE SuMmEr :(

Me, Koda, and my niece Kaylee just "chillin". They both just came out of the water and were so cold and I was trying to get them warm Koda thinks hes hot stuff...ok so do I!!!

Wow..who let these rock stars go camping with us I don't remember bringing them with us!!
"What mom I wasn't going to throw this!" My favorite part of Yuba is being able to jump on the wave runner with the kids and going for a ride on the lake...koda loved the wave runner and was always on it...he was the first one to go on the tube...Me and josh spent all day taking the kids on tube rides it was so much fun, I'm so sad to see summer ending.