Friday, May 7, 2010

Sunday May 2nd was Jackson's birthday!
I can't believe my boy is 9!!!

Dear Jackson, Happy Birthday! I can't believe you're another year older...9, wow! I am so proud of the sweet, smart, creative, wonderful boy that you are. I have been going through your scrapbooks looking at your baby pictures, I remember the night you were born and how much I loved you! I can't believe that my love for you could've grown past that moment, but each day it does. You are such a pleaser, it makes me so happy to see you being kind to your sisters and friends, people are drawn to you! I love your big heart, zest for life, infectious laugh, creativity, your brown hair and big bright eyes, how you still love to snuggle, your funny personality, the way you never give up, what a great reader you are (reading the 39 clues together), what a big helper you are, watching you play sports, playing games, and everything that makes you Jackson! I am so thankful that I am you mother and I am blessed to have you in my life! I love you, Happy Birthday!
Love, Mom

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Our little Angel

This is Ella's new way of "sitting down to eat"
She is so cute! We love you baby girl!

Chloe's Soccer

Chloe is a ball of fire! So it's fun to watch her watch her out on the soccer field. She is one of the fastest kids out there and she can dribble the ball from one end to the other! She is a scoring machine and she also takes some time out of the game to do a cart wheel or two!

Primary Children's

I can't believe another year has passed and another heart check up has come. We enjoy going to visit Dr. Pulchauski but we always wonder if this will be the year that we will be scheduling another surgery. Jackson had an echo cardiogram and an EKG done. He was excited that he got to pick out an "older kid" movie to watch while getting these done (he usually has to watch what his little sister are allowed to watch). We got amazing news! He's good for another year! No Surgery!!! Until next year...

Jackson's soccer

I love watching my kids play sports! I look forward to each game even if it's cold and snowy. Maybe it's because sports have always been a huge part of my life, they have taught me about team work, winning humbly and loosing graciously, working hard to accomplish goals, being competitive while staying patient, listening and obeying coaches, and putting in lots of time practicing.
Jackson was amazing this year! He started out with only one touch on the ball and grew to be able to dribble all the way down the field. He had one game where he had a ton of shots on goal and one that only missed by inches. He excelled in the defensive and keeper positions. I loved watching Chloe and Ella cheer on their older brother. Now we are looking forward to coach pitch!!!

"Jumping" high five from the coach!

Matthew, Jacob, Oakland, and Jackson

Tuesday, May 4, 2010


We had a WILD Easter weekend. Friday (April 2nd) was Parker's birthday, I felt bad because we had our new renters moving in the next day and I had a wedding shoot. The day was spent doing all the finishing touches and then leaving the kids with Parker while I got to take pictures. Saturday we played in both our co`ed soccer games together and got home to welcome our renters. By the time we helped them move in, showered, and had a chance to sit down it was late afternoon. Parker came and asked if we could go to Pocatello for his birthday and Easter. I jumped up, packed everyone and we were off. When we got to Pocatello we quickly dropped off the kids to the babysitter and went to Clash of the Titans (one of Parker and Larry's favorite movies). It was really good!!! Easter morning was so fun, we watched the kids look through their Easter baskets and find eggs the bunny had hidden around the house. We had a yummy waffle, strawberries and homemade syrup breakfast and sat down to listen to conference. It was REALLY cold in Idaho, but that didn't stop us from taking the kids outside for some kickball in the snow! The kids loved it! We had a wonderful dinner and celebrated Parker's birthday! It was such a fun weekend and so nice to get away!!! We can't wait to go back up!


Parker and I were Jackson's Jr. Jazz coaches this year! It was a lot of fun to be out on the court with Jackson and his cute team. Jackson did awesome! He was awesome defensivly... one boy he was guarding came to Jackson's waist he couldn't get around him, so he ducked his head and dribbled right through Jackson's legs. I laughed so hard I had tears rolling down my face! Jackson's dribbling, passing, and shooting got so much better this season! He made baskets every game! I love this boy!