Friday, November 30, 2012

Onions anyone?!?

My mom used to tell me stories about when I was really young and I would go out in my Grandpa's back porch to eat their sweet onions. Brooklyn seems to be rather fond of the onions as well. Everytime the kids open the fridge door she'll grab an onion and take a nibble. Like Mother like daughter, I guess!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Brace Face 2

Look who's a metal mouth?

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving Day weekend in Salt Lake and surrounding areas

We headed up north to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with Zack's family. Thanksgiving day was at Grandma Benson's home. She had quite the houseful. Uncles, aunts, cousins and Grandma Benson too! It was very fun and the food was wonderful.

We were pleased to be able to see so much family! Zack's cousins who are attending BYU-Idaho came down for Thanksgiving too. It was lots of fun.

David, Zack, Stephen, Danielle, Rachel, Jordan, Daniel and Samuel

On Friday Zack was sick and we didn't get much playtime. Erica and Alisha did a little black Friday shopping after the crowds had dispersed! Charles took us all over to the Air Force Museum while the babies slept. The kids thought it was awesome but really didn't get enough time to see everything there was. It was pretty cool!

Saturday we headed back down to Salt Lake and visited with Grandpa Chuck and Grandma Karla. It was nice to visit with them and check on Grandpa after all of his knee surgeries. He's a trooper! Grandma Karla fed us some yummy leftovers. She is doing so much to keep Grandpa going!

We headed over to Temple Square to see the Christmas lights! It was beautiful as ever except the nativity wasn't working. That was a bummer. Taylor says he wants to live in a city since there was so much going on there.

We played lots with the Charles and Erica while we were in town. They were kind enough to let us stay at their home for the whole weekend. Adding 8 people to your household for 4 days can be quite crazy! Poor Reed was sick the whole time and had a hard time sleeping but they were troopers. Charles was good to let the boys play wii with him and rake up piles of leaves to let the kids jump in. Erica made sure we always had plenty to eat and activities to do. Thanks for making are stay so nice.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012


Finally piggy-tails! She is probably the cutest little girl ever but I am rather partial!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Indian Diorama

Taylor has been learning about the Ute indian tribes. He was assigned to make a diorama including anything about them like what they ate, where they lived, how they got their food, etc. It turned out great!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Just being kids!

My kids have so much fun just playing! They are a breath of fresh air when the stress of life gets me down! 

Monday, November 12, 2012


Charles, Erica and baby Reed came to visit us over Veteran's Day weekend. The kids all love the extra attention and wii time they seem to get when their aunt and uncle come to visit. Brooklyn loved having someone just her size to play with.

We even got sometime over at the park since the weather is so warm here. We enjoyed a little football and volleyball time. Everyone was well worn out after a fun weekend! Thanks for visiting guys!

Friday, November 2, 2012

Crazy Hair Day

School had a crazy hair day and the boys went wild with it!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween 2012

We had a great Halloween full of lots of activities, candy and running around! The kids have more candy than they could ever want and had a blast dressing up in their costumes!

Zack as Clark Kent aka Superman
(nerdy glasses and all)
Katelyn as Captain Jack Sparrow
(a girly version of course)

Taylor as the invincible Batman
(he's a stud, what more can I say?!?)

William as the Black Ninja
(don't mess with this kid, he's a ninja)

Joshua in disguise as the Red Power Ranger 
(sorry a little attitude mixed in there too!)

Matthew as the Gold Power Ranger
(tough kid!)

Brooklyn as little miss ballerina
(her brothers were holding her back so I could actually get a picture)

Halloween is always a fun way to bring in the holidays! The kids love all the candy and disguises! It's just for fun! Purely a kid holiday but grown-ups are just big kids too!