Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Now if I could just figure out how to do the banner thing....I gotta wait till my dh gets home.
For Labor day my dad, my brother Robert and his family came out to visit and to see my sisters twins. She blessed the babies on Sunday and it was fun to catch up with everyone. My dad is super handy and he fixed my table!! Thanks dad
We love to play cards.
This is my niece Stephanie and my nephew Eric.
We went boating at Utah lake. So much fun to hang out with everybody.
This is how our trip to the sand dunes ended. Tommy threw a rock and hit Chris in the head. So off to insta care we go. A little glue and we were all better.

still catching up

The kids had a blast at the sand dune in Idaho. My kids had never been there and they thought it was wonderful
Lauryn is awesome!
Lizzie and Sophie, they were so cute playing together.
HHidden falls.
Hiking up to hidden falls. Short hike but my boys thought they were going to die!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

In August we went to Jackson Hole. We went on a river raft trip, hike around Jenny's Lake and had a great time walking around Jackson. We went with all the Olsen cousins. It was fun to see everybody

Bear Lake

In July we had a family reunion in Bear Lake. It was so much fun. We got to see all of Torey cousins that we don't get to see very often. We went boating and the boys just loved to play in the sand. Torey's cousin brought his Hobie and the girls loved to play on that. Of course they all loved going on the boat.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Catching up part I

I always seem to mess up the order of pictures.. but this is the 4th of July. We went to Sandy city and watched the parade and the fireworks. We had a great time with our cousins.

Tommy graduated from Silver pups. Way to go buddy!
I just love this picture.

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Torey's MBA

This is the last week of classes for Torey! YEAH!! We have waited a long time for this. He now has his MBA. We are so Proud of him. Way to go honey. It has been a hard two years but I am glad they are over. We are excited to have you back as part of our family!!!

Wasatch Back!!

Run. Drive. Sleep? Repeat. I did it!! It was such an amazing experience. I would love to do it again. We ran from Logan to Park City covering 188 miles. 12 team members and 2 vans. We had a great group of people. We started at 8:00 Friday morning and ran for 31 hours. At the end they gave me a medal!! I am so excited about that. And a sticker to put on the back of my van, which I got on there pretty quick. You know I have been thinking lately that there are just not enough places to wear your medal. I worked hard for that. I think I am addicted to running now. I just put my check in the mail to run the Prove canyon 1/2 marathon in August!! Yeah!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Finally it is quiet.

Since Torey is away in Brazil for 10 days, my mom and I decided that we needed to get away also. So we packed up the van and kids and headed for warmer weather. We landed in St George where we were able to just relax and sit by the pool. It was wonderful. We got a little shopping done and did a little sight seeing. (Wouldn't you know it that I didn't take a single picture to post. Torey has the camera with him.) The kids had a great time swimming everyday. And I had a great time not cleaning the house. Then I don't know what happened but the car ride was was extra long. The kids starting getting really excited to be out of the car and they were driving me nuts. This continued even after we got home until they were all in bed last night. Then started up again this morning ( it is the first day back on track) So needless to say I am very excited to have all the kids in school and to just be chillin at home with Christian. I can finally catch my breath.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Ski Bunnies

This year since she is in 5th grade, Lizzie got a ski passport. So we decided to let her try skiing. She is an amazing skier. She has gone twice with her Uncle Dagen at the Canyons. Then after much begging on Lauryn part, Torey and I took Lizzie and Lauryn skiing on Saturday. This was Lauryn's 1st time skiing and Lizzie's 3rd. Kids are amazing. I am so surprised at how well they ski. I guess maybe I am more amazed at how poorly I ski but my kids now ski as well as me. Maybe better :) We had a great time. It was a beautiful day the sun was out and the snow was great. I can't wait to go again!

San Antonio

This last week Torey had to go to San Antonio for a conference and I got to tag along. We had a great time. We stayed at the Marriott Riverwalk. We went and saw the Alamo and walked the Riverwalk a lot. We went on a little boat tour of the Riverwalk and learned a little history about the area. It was a nice little get away. We are so grateful for our wonderful family that took care of our little kiddos while we were away. Thanks.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Cooper Graduates

This is Coopers trainer Amber. Awesome!

We have had Cooper in puppy school for the last eight weeks and yesterday he graduated! What a good dog. To graduate from puppy school you have to sit, stay and down, stay. Cooper passed with flying colors. He has been so much fun. He loves to chase Christian and bite at his ears Christian just laughs. It is so fun to watch them play. Congratulations Cooper!

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Christmas 2008

Tommy and his red race car with his red race car dog Cooper!

We got dumped on Christmas day. I can't belive how much snow we had. Christian likes to go out and help shovel.

This was our big surprise Cooper!!

Our Christmas card photo. Lizzie 11 Lauryn 8 Tommy 4 and Christian 2

Who is that masked man!!!

Sorry the pictures are a little out of order but you get the idea.

Happy New Year!!!

Lindsay and Kate, rockin out with guitar hero

Me and Lizzie waiting for the ball to drop

Lizzie and Kate rocking out!

Christian was having fun crawling between the chairs

Happy New Year!!!

I can hardly believe that it is 2009! For New Years we did our annual party downtown at the Marriott with Torey's side of the family. It was fun to ring in the new year with all the cousins. We played guitar hero and bingo and we had a great time just being together. The kids loved to go swimming in the hotel pool and then on New years day we went and saw Bedtime Stories. We had a great time.

For Christmas this year we got a new puppy. We have named him Cooper and he has been so much fun. The kids had no idea that we were going to do this. I think it made Christmas extra special this year. I had a hard time sleeping I was so excited about it. He is a little black and white shih tzu. I hope I survive this decision. The kids go back to school and Torey goes back to work tomorrow. Reality will set in!! I am tring to add a another picture but it might have to be in another post.....