Wednesday, August 31, 2011


Love this cutie! 2 1/2 months!


Random pictures from the summer.

Monday, August 29, 2011

First day of school.

The kids were SO excited to start school. CJ especially was since this was his first classroom experience. They all had a great first day and love their teachers! Yeah for school!! :)

Thursday, August 25, 2011


The kids love to have a fire and roast smores in the backyard. This was the end of April so it was still a little cold. They are still perfecting the roasting part and I suggest not to give a roasting stick to a 2 year old.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Bath time!

Miss L loves her bath time. She loves to be covered with the warm wash cloth and just sit and chill in the water. Nothing better than a clean baby!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Happy Easter!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Grand Teton Relay

Back in August I had the chance to run in a relay race. This isn't your ordinary relay race but a 12-person, run all night kind of race. Sound fun? I was way nervous to do it since I hadn't been running much at all since having  Miss L, 5 months earlier. They needed people on the team so I joined the craziness. We had awesome runners on our team and we ended up taking 1st place overall. Guarantee I did not contribute to that much at all. Here is a brief description of the race:
The Grand Teton Relay is a 12 person running relay covering 169 miles of beautiful, challenging and varied terrain. Running in the shadows of the Tetons with your best friends is the ultimate road trip! Your team will run from Ashton ID, to Island Park, up Grand Targhee and into Jackson Hole. Imagine the moon shining over the peak of the Grand Tetons, lighting your way through the rugged mountain country. It might make you cry (If you are into that sort of thing).

The race finished in Jackson so we were able to crash at my Uncle's place for the night. All in all a great trip besides the  kidney stone hiccup we encountered. No fun in that! Thanks Ryan, Eric, Troy, Codi, & Shawna for the good times in our rig. Until next time! :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy birthday James!

In April we celebrated James' birthday. We kept it low-key and had sweet pork salads, red punch (courtesy of the girls), and molten lava cake. I think I'm liking simple cakes. Hah! :) Happy birthday to the best Dad and hubbie ever! The kids had to make it special by making their own decorations and of course crowning him with a birthday crown. He's so nice to wear it for them. <3

James came home to this on the driveway. He thought it was worth saving. Our M&M is quite the poem writer.
Some kids are black

Some kids are white. We should

be friends not tease or fight.

We should include them, be happy

and nice. Play games with jokes and cards

and dice. We shouldn't tease people who

wear glasses with lens. Some just someday

we all could be friends.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Easter Egg Hunt

Back in April we had an Easter egg hunt at Grandma's! The kids get so excited for this and Grandma sure puts a lot of work into it to make fun memories for the grandkids! I didn't get pictures of everyone but here are some highlights.

Grandma had to have a picture with her two newest grand-babies. Miss L with her cousin born 3 days before her.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011


I think this is the cutest ever! CJ reading his favorite book. Can you guess what book it is? Sorry no video, just audio.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2 weeks old

A couple random pictures of Miss L at 2 weeks.


So it's been a little time in the making but we are officially "coming out" and letting everyone know that James has decided on a different career path to be ...get this.....a doctor!! I know, I was stunned as much as you are. :) So we have started (actually more than a year and a half ago) on our long journey and will keep you updated on all of our happenings. We thought having 4 kids in Med school would be fun!! James has stopped almost all his business endeavors to persue Med school. This would explain my long absence in blogging. I have had to up my work hours (thanks Reel Theatre!) and to keep up with 4 kids is sure keeping us both, very busy. I want to shout out and THANK all our friends & family who have stepped up SO much and helped in our time of need. It's a bit humbling to say the least and we want to let you know we LOVE YOU and appreciate you all!! James has 2 more semesters of pre-med classes before he can take the MCAT and start applying. We will miss Boise when we have to move but someday, we'll be back!!I couldn't publish a post without a picture. Haha! :)