Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Happy 10 years!

What an amazing 10 years!! Our original plans for our 10th was to go to Mexico with my parents and siblings to celebrate their 50th.  A few weeks before we were supposed to go we strongly felt like we were to stay home.  So since we already had Tyrel's mom coming we got a hotel in Grand Junction, Co and got a way for a couple nights. I am typing this a year and half later so hindsight is 20/20, but on that drive to Grand Junction we drove through a town called Montrose. After that trip I could not get that town out of my mind and from there we prayed and decided when our house was to sell we would move to Montrose.  So it was a blessing in disguise to go to Grand Juntion instead of Mexico. Even though Mexico would have been nice also!!

Sunday, May 22, 2016

Peyton turns 5

My sweet little girl turned 5!  I think her favorite birthday idea for the rest of her life will be to have a girls day.  We headed to Durango with a couple friends where we went to lunch and then did some shopping.  It was a fun day and the girls had a blast! Of course the movie Frozen was huge at the time so of course we had to do a frozen cake!!

Christmas 2014

For Christmas even and day we spent it at home in Cortez Colorado. We started our tradition of participating in the Live Nativity on Christmas eve.  For some reason I can't find any Christmas day pictures, so hopefully that changes.  Then we headed to Arizona for after Christmas and New Years. We had a huge group of family since Lanith and her crew came down for Christmas also.  It was fun to have four siblings together.  The top picture was our Christmas card for the year.

A Suprise ride home!

I forgot to add this picture.  When I went into labor with Ryder the boys were planning on going home with our dear friend Valorie Mortensen who was also the secretary of the school.  We got a picture on my phone of their surprise ride home from school with David Mortensen.  They thought it was pretty cool!!


Trip was such a trooper getting his tonsils out. He thought everything was pretty cool. He even let them put the IV in while he was awake.  I guess most kids they wait until they are asleep.  His recovery was ok, about 4 or 5 days later he had some rough nights for a week or so, but bounced back after that!

Picture with Santa

Amazingly we got a photo with Santa with no tears!! The kids school had Santa come visit. I just had to document the smiles on their faces.  A new one for my kiddos!!

Rowdy turns 2!!

Poor little guys birthday is usually Thanksgiving weekend, so yes he is usually around more family for his birthday, but it's a crazy rush weekend where we happend to squeeze in a cake and sing happy birthday!! Love this little guy! We is such a sweet 2 year old which is saying a lot considering he is 2! But he is shy and the most mellow 2 year old I have had.  He is happy to be doing whatever we are doing. Very go with the flow and loves being dad's shadow.

Family Pictures November 2014

Nothing says perfect family photo time than about a month after having a new baby!!  Oh well I have 5 kids to help cover me up!!  Here Cooper is 8 yrs, Trip 6, Peyton 4, Rowdy 2, and Ryder about 7 weeks old.   We took these photo's at Tyrel's parents house.  One of my favorite place to take pictures.

Thanksgiving 2014

Thanksgiving was spent in Pagosa Springs.  We had a weekend full of yummy food, turkey bowl football, family, and Christmas tree hunting. 

New baby bug

Nothing beats a new baby in the house and all the adorable pictures you get of siblings wanting to hold them!  We also took this kids photo as Ryder's baby announcement.  4 boys!! Peyton has her hands full!!

Halloween 2014

Cooper planned his costume out himself.  He wanted to be a toilet so we made him a toilet.  He trick or treated with the toilet as his candy collector.  For some reason I cannot find a picture but Rowdy was a Hershey bar, Ryder we wrapped up in white blankets and Tyrel and I wore cardboard that looked like graham crackers.  Adorable idea right?!!  It doesn't work that well actually when you are split up most the night chasing different kids. But its the thought that counts right?