Monday, December 22, 2008


Wow! It has been a long time since I posted an update. You know how it gets around the holidays. Everyone is just so darn busy! We have been keeping busy too. We had a GREAT Thanksgiving with my family. We ate till we could eat no more.

We have also packed everything up and moved yet once again. Hopefully, we won't be moving again for quite some time. We are now in Cedar City. Nate is going back to school. He is very excited. . . or something. The girls and I have been busy unpacking boxes and trying to get everything ready for the holidays.

Well, Ashlee and Taylor love to dump everything out of the boxes so they can play in them.

Decorating the tree
We are very exctied for Christmas and the chance to spend time with family. I hope we can all take some time to remember and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. We wish you all a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


This last weekend we went mini golfing. Ashlee was hilarious!!! She kept hitting the ball back and forth past the hole. She thought it was great to have her own club and ball. By the end she was actually getting the idea of it. Taylor just liked to eat her ball. Nate managed to hit his ball in the water and I got a hole-in-one! We all had a blast. It was a great family activity.


Well before it got too late I wanted to add some pictures of my girls on Halloween. We had such a ball. We carved pumpkins the day before.

Ashlee was a princess (of course) and Taylor was our little lion. On Halloween we trick-or-treated the night away. We got so much candy it is rediculous! But Ashlee and Taylor had a ball. The next day we went to Ephraim to visit family. We put on our costumes once again and went to the school carnival. We all had a great time.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I can't believe that my baby is 1! On the 9th of October we celebrated Taylor's first birthday. We kept things pretty low key, but we had a great day. Ashlee helped me bake and decorate the cupcakes.

We celebrated with cake and ice cream.

At the end of the day Taylor was worn out. What a great day though. I love you Taylor!!

October Birthdays Celebration

Since our family has so many birthdays in October we decided that the best way to celebrate was to get together and celebrate them all at once. We decided to meet at Cornbelly's at Thanksgiving point. It was so much fun. There was so much to do for all ages. There were corn mazes, huge jumping pillows, pedal go-carts, a princess village (with an actual pumpkin carridge,) hay rides and huge slides. . . just to mention a few. We all had so much fun celebrating together.
all the grandkids
Taylor LOVED the cow tractor ride and the hay ride
DAD liked the slide
Ashlee, Jenessa, and Zach
What a princess!!
The pumpkin princess
A BIG happy birthday to Bryan, KJ, Taylor, Joshua, and Kiana!!!
The three one year olds! Taylor, Kiana, Joshua
She didn't want to get her hands dirty at first

Bartholomew Family Feast

The end of September we held the first annual Bartholomew Family Feast. It was a lot of fun to have all the family together. Not to mention the food we had was DELICIOUS.
A big thanks to Kelly and Melissa for having it at their house, and for cooking the main course (lobster and prime rib). The kids weren't too sure about eating that lobster. Kasen called it a "monster" and he did NOT want to eat the monster. It was great fun and we are looking forward having the family feast again next year! Thanks for the great idea grandpa!

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Utah State Fair

This year we got to go to the Utah State Fair. It was my first time. We went with my sister-in-law Teresa, her kids, and also my sister-in-law Jessica, and her daughter. There was so much to see. There was a tiger show and a huge sculpture made of butter. It was fun. My kids thought that the best part was the animals. Ashlee even wanted to bring a bunny home. (Luckly I convinced her that that was a bad idea.) They also had a tent set up with all you could eat ice cream. (That was my favorite part of the fair.) Well here are some fun pictures of us enjoying the fair.

The kids went to town on the ice cream!

This really comes from chickens?

Ashlee driving the tractor

Taylor had such a great time! She loved the animals.

The tigers were amazing!! They are huge!! As you can tell from this picture.

Another Update

Well yet once again I am getting behind on my blogging. So, I will give you a brief update of what has been going on this past month and a half or so. At the end of August we got to go to my nephew's 8th birthday party. It was so much fun. There were tons of bounce toys, a place for the kids to climb and play and a roller skating rink. All the kids had a blast!

Ashlee had her first experience with roller skating at the party. She was a little nervous, but did pretty good. They were also allowed to ride scooters on the rink too.