Sunday, June 27, 2010


Jason turned the big 40 this week. So to celebrate of course we had to get black balloons.
Brynlie had a lot of fun playing with them

Every year he has cheesecake for his birthday. I guess when you're 40, you're pretty set in your ways.

Hanna & Dad. I think she's going for The Incredible Hulk look...her latest obsession.

I like this shot of Jason. He's watching Brynlie play with the balloons.

Of course we forgot the candles again. It would have been pretty cool to have 40 blaring candles on the cake, but we put 4 fat tea candles, one for each decade. Yes half of my children are unclothed but really, when it's 112 degrees outside...

You would think it was her birthday will all that mess!

Jason's birthday always falls around Father's Day.

This was the card the kids made for Dad. They came up with the sayings by themselves (with just minimal help from mom). Alyssa came up with the "mounds" one. I thought it was pretty creative!

Kamary performed a vantriloquist act with her as the vantriloquist and Lauren as the dummy. It was cute, but the dummy didn't always do what Kamary wanted. :)

We love having holidays because it gives us something to look forward to during the day to day grind.

A little spotlight on Jason:

Favorite Color: Green (although we told Hanna years ago that it was white and that has always stuck).

Favorite Food: Mexican (really anything with Jalepenos in it)

Favorite Music: He won't admit it, but if the drums are great... he loves it. Right now he listens to Joe Satriani, Steve Vai, Chick Corea and any other music that I call "way to busy". :)

Favorite Movie: This is a hard one, but I would probably say his all time favorite is Lord of the Rings. He also likes Raising Arizona, Undercover Blues and What about Bob...things that make him laugh.

Favorite Activity: When he comes home from work he likes to unwind by playing the drums or his guitar.

He is known in the household as the "Funny Man". He has a great sense of humor and enjoys making others laugh. He still makes me laugh after 13 years. That's pretty good.

He works at University of Phoenix as an academic counselor and just graduated with his MBA. We love him and are grateful for all he does for our family.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

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I've made several posts with our latest adventures. So make sure you scroll down! :)

Slide Rock

For Memorial Day we went up to Slide Rock near Sedona. From there Grandma & Grandpa headed North toward home. We we sad to see them go. They were probably glad to leave the chaos behind however. :)

Here are some pics of our fun at Slide Rock.


Wading in the water. It was cold at first but felt good once you got used to it.

Alyssa exploring, heading toward the slide. She went down a mini one.

Love that face!

And this face.

Crawling up the slide. The rock is really slippery so you have to be careful.

Playing in the water. Kamary decided that Slide Rock is a pretty fun place after all!

Playing in the rocks

I thought B. wouldn't want to get in the water. But I was wrong.

Trying to protect her head from the sun.

On the way home, B. tried on Hanna's glasses.

We had a great time and miss Grandma & Grandpa already!

Amazing Jake's

For the end of the year report cards Kamary and Alyssa got the principal's award and Hanna got on the honor roll. We were so proud of them. So to celebrate Grandma & Grandpa took us to Amazing Jake's. We had never been before but we had a great time. They gave kids points for each A & B that they earned on their report card. So they each got $6-$7 to spend on the rides and games.
Eating yummy ice cream at the buffet.

Kohler and Lauren in the teacups.

Kamary and Alyssa in the teacups

Kamary rides the train

Grandma & Brynlie on the carousel. B. was so tired it almost put her to sleep.

Brynlie & Daddy

Everyone playing the spider web game to get tickets

This game was like Wack a Mole.
We had a great time. Lauren keeps talking about it. Thanks Grandma & Grandpa and thanks kids for working so hard in school!!


Here are some random pictures of our latest happenings.
Strawberry Season


I don't know how she does it, but several times I've found her this way in the morning.

Playing on Mom's bed

A special Mother's Day play.

We went to the zoo with my uncle. I don't know why we didn't get a picture with him in it.

Our new jogging stroller! So smooth!

Kamary and her teacher Mrs. Konrad at the end of the year swimming party.

Lauren got bit by a mosquito. It looks like someone socked her in the face!

Alyssa has gotten rich with all the teeth she has lost!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010