Wednesday, September 29, 2010


We took a little family vacation to Salt Lake in May. We all had a great time. We went to the farm at Thanksgiving Point, the aquariam in Sandy, and of course the Zoo. The girls loved the pony rides, swimming in the pool, and all the animals at the zoo. Touching the stingrays at the aquariam was super fun too!


In April, Nate and I got to go to Washington to visit Nate's brother and his family. Our nephew Jarren was baptized. It was a very quick trip (only a weekend), but we did get to see a few things while we were there. One of our favorite stops was the Columbia River Temple. It was beautiful! We weren't able to attend a session there beacause we stopped on a Sunday.

In April Nate and I celebrated our 6th anniversary. We dropped the kids off at my sister's house, and got a night to ourselves. We went to dinner at P.F. Chang's and stayed in Salt Lake. The next day we went to the tulip festival at Thanksgiving Point and Nate took me shopping. It was a great weekend! It has been a fabulous 6 years!


In April Ashlee graduated from preshcool. She was so excited. It was fun to watch her grow and learn so much this year. She now can't wait for kindergarten! We are so proud of her!

Singing songs
Getting her diploma

Some of her girlfriends

Ashlee and her teachers, Miss Emily and Miss Dianne

Tuesday, March 2, 2010


I can't believe our little girl turned 5 last week!! She is getting so big I can hardly believe it! She had such a fun birthday. The weekend of her birthday all of my family came down to visit. They got to come see me dance in the ballet "Cindrella" and celebrate Ashlee's birthday. We went to Melissa and Kelly's condo in St. George. It was great. We were wishing for a little warmer weather, but we still had a blast.

Ashlee happens to share a birthday with her cousin Genavieve, they were able to celebrate together as well.

A few days later we had Ashlee's first real birthday party. She was so excited! We had the girls dress up like princesses and took them to Evan hair college here in Cedar. They were treated just like princesses! They got to get their nails and hair done. All the girls LOVED it! Then we came home and had rainbow cupcakes and ice cream, played twister, and opened presents. Each girl got to leave with a little treat bag and a sugar cookie wand. It was a great party!

The girls looking at hairstyle books

Playing Twister

Yummy Cupcakes and Ice cream!

Awesome rainbow cupcakes!

Winter Fun!

Ready for some fun in the snow!

Our awesome snowman. (Dad only made a muffin!)

No better entertainment on a cold day! A box and a movie!

Playing a little rock band with the family during the Christmas break.

Even Taylor wanted to get in on the fun!

Friday, January 29, 2010


In December Ashlee had her first dance recital. She did so great!! I was very proud of her. I acutally have the opportunity to be her dance teacher. I was a little nervous at first, because I didn't know how well she would listen to me as her teacher instead of mom. However, she has done very well at separating the two. She even calls me teacher in class instead of mom. We have had a lot of fun together. Ashlee is actually quite the performer. I was afraid that she was going to be nervous and just stand there. But she loved it. Ashlee's entire class did such a great job. They did a tap dance to the song Jingle Bell Rock.

Monday, January 11, 2010


Well, I am a little slow in getting this posted, but here it is finally.

We had a wonderful holiday season. We were able to spend most of our time with all our family and friends. For Thanksgiving we went to Mesquite and spent the weekend with Nate's parents and Ben and Jessica's family. We had the most wonderful food! It was delicious. We were also able to get together with Nate's family the week before Christmas to celebrate Christmas with them. Alec was even able to fly in and spend some time with us.

For Christmas we were able to be with my family in Ephraim. We all had a great time. All my siblings were able to be there. The girls had a great time playing with all their cousins. We spent Christmas eve at my Grandma Andersen's house along with all my aunts, uncles, and cousins and their families. We don't get to see each other very often so it was fun to chat with them and see their growing families. As you can tell it was quite a house full!

Christmas day Santa had come, we opened presents, had a wonderful breakfast, and played with our new toys all day. We didn't get to go sledding like we had hoped, because it was SO COLD the entire weekend.