Saturday, December 29, 2012

Salt Lake

We got to SLC Christmas eve after a 2 day drive. We went thru Vegas since Tahoe was getting so much snow. We hit a big accident outside of Vegas where it took us 2.5 hrs to go 30 miles...maddening!!  But what can you do :)   I did finally make it a bathroom just in time :)  We found a nice hotel in St. George late that night and left the next morning.  We had snow on the roads a little bit but it was ok.  We were definitely happy to finally get to Salt Lake!

Christmas morning was really clear and sunny so we went on a nice walk with the kids and my parents downtown. We were also able to take the kids to the Church History Museum.  Jake had a lot of fun in the kids section playing with the pretend food and cooking us a "delicious dinner". We took naps everyday, except Jake, and tried to take it easy and enjoy our time there.  We met some friends at City Creek Mall, had a nice date night that ended with a little snow, spent time with grandma and grandpa, played in the snow and did a lot of walking :)  Jason ended up carrying both boys alot until we got smart and got the stroller out.   We didnt use our car once! 

Friday, December 28, 2012

White Christmas

We went to salt lake to spend Christmas with grandma and grandpa and were lucky enough to have some snow. This was Jakes first real experience with snow. Right away he jumped into the snow and did a snow angel. I'm not sure where he learned that ( probably Kipper the dog) but it was super cute! Sam thought the snow was OK but just loved being outside more than anything and splashing in the melted snow puddles. He wasn't a big fan of all the clothes.

Friday, December 21, 2012

"End-of-Days" Rainbow

For a day that was supposed to be the end of the world, this was a pretty nice sight to see.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012


Sammy doesn't have many words yet, so his universal word for anything he points to, is "Uh!"
...and he has us very well-trained in the guessing game that always ensues after. 

"Busytown, Book, and Bed"

Jake's nightly routine... has to get some TV in, then a story, before he is ready for sleepy-time.
(Sent from my phone.)

Sunday, November 25, 2012


 The Rasmussens came to visit us for a few days and it was so much.  It was my birthday while they were here.  I had such a great day!  We went to the beach in the morning and then to our favorite taqueria for lunch!  We even got the Fangers to come play with us too!  When we got home the kids watched Phineas and Ferb while the adults relaxed and napped. What could be better?   Then Jason made me a yummy chocolate cake and we had Costco lasagne (which I love for two reasons:  its so good and so easy!) for dinner. 

The next day we went to Alcatraz.  It was a bit of a challenge with the boys.  I'm sure we are in the background of many tourists pictures and I'm sure we ruined a few too.  But overall the boys did pretty good considering its not really a toddler's venue :)  This is our second time to Alcatraz and we have almost gotten to hear the full audio tour :)
We went to the city on a Tuesday so the crowds were minimal.  We drove straight up to Lombard Street and got to go crookedly down without any waiting!  Pretty fun and crazy!  My thoughts were who really lives on Lombard Street??  These houses must cost a crazy amount of money and who would really want to live on these crazy steep streets.  I'm surprised the parked cars dont just roll down the streets.  Crazy!  I really love my flat street. 

Taking a second to enjoy the moment with the boys.  We have been potty training Jake and he's been doing pretty good except its hard to get him to go when we arent at home but he went in the toilet at Alcatraz of all places.  Luckily we had some nice strangers who let us cut in line.  I was so proud of him!

Bathtime!  Too bad Sammy already took his bath :)  And for modesty purposes Katelyn opted out of this photo shoot.  All the cousins played so well together.  It was so fun to have The Rasmussen's at our house for a few days!

Thursday, November 1, 2012



A few more Halloween pics

Jake was disappointed today that it wasn't still Halloween.
He loved walking around the cake walk at our ward party. And Sammy loved his sucker

Trick or Treat!!

Jake was Clifford the Dog and Sam was superman and a skeleton. Sam was a lot happier in something that seemed like regular clothes

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Jake at the dentist

Jake had his first dentist appt today. He held really still and opened his mouth big and wide. He did awesome! I love the sunglasses!