Thursday, December 17, 2009


My baby boy turns one tomorrow!

I can't believe it!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009


A few days before Thanksgiving I was standing at my sink and discovered that the linoleum in my kitchen was bubbled up. I told Kevin this,to which he replied..."uh-oh, That's no good." So we cleaned out the cupboard under our sink and this is what we found:

Plus, when we stepped on the bubbled floor you could hear it squishing with water. We had a leaking faucet that apparently had been leaking for a while. So we called our insurance company to come take a look at it. The next day they came and discovered that it had soaked up under our cabinets as well, and the sub-floor had gotten wet. So that meant......NEW KITCHEN!!! I was a little hesitant at first because I din't want to be out of a kitchen for that long,especially during the best baking time of the year. However,eventually the idea kind of settled in my head and I got VERY excited. Our kitchen was kind of an eye sore, so an upgrade was definately a plus. The guys that worked on it did a great job and we are so happy with how it turned out. Here are some before and after shots.

BEFORE: Awesome 70's style

AFTER: So much nicer

So happy we went with the pergo floors-they are so pretty!

Cam likes the new kitchen,too.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Monday, November 30, 2009


We spent Thanksgiving in Idaho Falls at Kevin's sister's house. All of his family either lives close to there or was in town (minus his brother who is in Mexico on a mission). We had a fun time and even had a new neice born that weekend!Thanks for letting us crash at your place Kimmy!

Us at Aunt Kim's house on Thanksgiving

All of the cousins...all boys...but not for long!

Ty and Jay helped Aunt Kimmy decorate her tree

My sister-in-law Heather on Thanksgiving day

And So-Cute baby Haylee was born the next night! Finally a little girl in the fam!

Kevin's Birthday

Kevin's Birthday was the day before Thanksgiving this year. We were headed to his sister's house that day, so his celebration was in the morning. He opened his presents in the morning and we left for Idaho Falls shortly after. We got to meet up with some old friends for dinner that night and had a great time with them, then we had some birthday cheesecake that night with some of his family. Happy Birthday Kev!

Tyler and Dad being silly at breakfast. A birthday toast.

Kev's new sweater that looked horrible on him...back to the store it went.

His new Seahawks hat...I forgot to turn the picture..sorry

New winter boots...he is so super excited!

Happy Birthday Dad!

Monday, November 2, 2009


Here are the promised pictures from Halloween night.Al three boys ready to roll

Tiger CamCam and Jay trick-or-treat in style

So happy with their loot

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Halloween lasts all week long

We had a whole lot of Halloween activities this week. There was the carnival at the school, Tyler's class pary, and our church party/dinner. I think that everybody had fun at all of the parties and of course the boys are so excited to go trick-or-treating tonight. I will post trick-or-treat pictures later. My awesome dessert for the church party. The spiders are chocolate covered brownie bites and they were TASTY. But a bugger to put together.
Carving pumpkins

Don't let these pictures fool you. They were totally staged and I ended up cleaning out the pumpkins. (Kevin won't even do it)

Ty as Spiderman ( I think he missed the memo that it was cool to be Spiderman like THREE years ago. But he thinks he's cool, so we play along.)

Jay as a boxer...I love this look. He is looking pretty tough here.

Kristi's Wedding

My oldest sister Kristi got married on the 10th of this month so we headed over to Utah for her big day. It was so nice to not have to drive forever to get to a family member's wedding. A nice little three hour drive and we were there. As always it was fun seeing family and we are so happy for Kristi and Lance. I did not get too many pictures of the happy couple so here are some other randoms from that day.Kristi,Lance and my parents My boys

Ty lost his first tooth that morning in the hotel. He was so excited and proud and kept telling random people that he lost a tooth that morning.
My boys and me with my daddy-o and my Grandma Holwege

Tanya and myself. So excited to be waiting around and having our pictures taken

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

This Kid

Won't let me get any sleep at night

Friday, September 4, 2009

Tyler is 6!!!

Tyler turned six on August 31st. I honestly can't believe how fast the last year has gone. Now he is in first grade and loving it, can do so many things on his own, and is starting to become a little more independent and is pulling away from mom and dad a little bit. While it is a bitter-sweet moment, it is so fun to watch him grow and start to develop into the great little guy he is going to be. We are so proud of him and are lucky to have him in our family.
We gave him the option of having a birthday party or going bowling with us and Kev's cousins family. We love hanging out with Jeff and Sara's fam and we are lucky our kids all get along so well. Here are some picture of his birthday...of course I forgot to take my camera to the bowling alley, but we did get some from the rest of the night.
The Golf cake,hopefully next year he'll want something else

Ty and his cake

I figured if we live in the country, he better have a country boy coat

Lego's from Caleb, Trav and Martie

His new bike. This was his reaction "Oh,a bike,huh?"

Out riding bikes

Monday, August 31, 2009

New Car

So we traded in our trailblazer the other day and got...........................

Another Trailblazer!

Silly,I know. But we loved our other trailblazer so much. We wanted a car with some extra seating for when grandparents come or we haul friends around and so on. So we just got the extended version with the extra backseat. Hooray! We love having the extra room.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First day of school

Ty started first grade today. He had fun and says he went fast on the merry-go-round.

So excited for first grade

Jay and Cam actually played a little together today. Actually, Jay played BY Cam and Cam watched quietly from the sidelines. But at least it was quiet in our house for a while.


Kev and I got to have a vacation to Florida last week without the kids!!! It was so great and relaxing. His brother Matt was getting married in the Orlando LDS temple, and my mom and grandma were so great to come and watch ALL of our kids while we took the trip. It was VERY HOT and HUMID......but we braved the weather and didn't let it get in the way of doing everything we wanted. We went to Universal studios, the Kennedy Space center, the beach, walked around the Downtown Disney area shops, and went to a beautiful place called the Bock Tower Gardens. It was an added bonus that we left on our happy eight years to us!!! And congratulations Matt and Kimberly!!!

With Jaws at Universal Studios
Kev's parents at Universal Studios
Waiting in line for the Men in Black ride
Kev's favorite Krusty. The simpson ride was seriously so fun
Space shuttle at Kennedy space center.....we could have spent all day there, it was so cool
Me showing how impressed I am with the engine
Gettin' a little astronaut love
In front of the was so PRETTY!! (and hot outside)
Matt and Kimberly. It started raining....which means MORE humidity
Awesome Bock tower in the gardens
The house at the gardens. They give tours but we didn't go through the house. It was gorgeouse, and only a winter home for the "Bock" family.
Kev and I in front of the tower
I loved our trip and would do it again in a heartbeat....only maybe I would choose a different month to go next time around.