Family Pic 2017

Family Pic 2017

Friday, January 29, 2016

winter expeditions

For Civil Rights Day we went Cross country skiing at Harriman Park. We LOVE this activity!! It takes well over an hour to get to this beauty, but it is worth it!

 The only problem with how long it takes to get here is that if you forget something at home you are out of luck... The first time we went this year we arrived only to find that Maddie and I had the wrong kind of boots to go with our skis, so no skiing for us. We got a great work-out keeping up with everyone else, that's for sure!

This time, Kami forgot skis altogether:

Caden takes all of the good pictures on these expeditions, but then he is never in any of them, so I tried to capture more of him this time:

Shawn threw snowballs until that large clump of snow up in the tree fell on Kami's head- for some reason my kids enjoy doing things like this?:

And then they did it with more snow...Caden was trying to get pictures of it, you see:

 I don't know if he ever came up with what he considered satisfactory, but it was fun to watch:

 She's up:

 deep snow!:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016


Nolan got glasses!  He is pretty impressed with everything that he can now see:)

This puts the family up to five people that have glasses; Shawn, Kami,Caden, Belle and now Nolan- and only four of us that don't.  I imagine everyone will in the end...

Monday, January 25, 2016

Our Belle

This year Isabelle tried out ballroom dance, and she absolutely LOVES it! She wants this to be "her thing".  She signed up with one of our neighbor boys (David Green) and it has been cute because she has had him come over to the house to practice and everything:) Saturday I went to watch her and her school group present the dance they have been working on; Greased Lightening.

Picture before leaving:

Picture with her good friend Halli Craner:

Picture with my friend Susan's daughter, Julissa Tietjen:

She was as cute as could be - and even got to be in three of the lifts!  (Which was pretty awesome to her:)

 Shawn was in Boise with Caden at a debate tournament and the older girls had to stay home and babysit for me.  They ALL wanted to be there, so I sent lots of pictures and videos;)

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

family pictures 2015

I've been meaning to post our newest family pictures!

This was our favorite:

I'm wondering what I said before this pic:)