Friday, December 17, 2010


We went to our friends house last week to decorate gingerbread houses. The kids had so much fun. (Thanks Mom for sending me all of the stuff)

This of course is Shaun's. He dumped sprinkled on it and then put more frosting on top. Atta boy.

Such a cute little cowboy.

This is Austin's castle, with something that looks like a boob coming out of the side.

She was very into this activity.

Here are the men folk with no interest whatsoever. They are playing Super Mario brothers on the wii. Ben has admitted that his skills have diminished over the years.

This is my masterpiece.

And here we have a quiet suburb street, with no giant children coming to eat the houses, because the houses have been hot glued together. (again, thanks Mom)

Oh what fun.

Super Mario


Wednesday, December 15, 2010


Nattie Bear received a card in the mail today. She absolutely LOVES it. It's too bad I did not get her first reaction on video. Thanks Mamal. She also has issues with taking off her coat. She slept in that coat the other night.

Friday, December 10, 2010

According to Shaun

Decorating The Tree

We finally put up our tree. The kids had so much fun decorating it. It's a small tree that goes perfectly in our small apartment. We love it!

Nattie Bear broke several ornaments. She can reach them and that is all that matters to her.

It's just a little guy.

Our special little helpers. Having kids makes Christmas SO much fun!

That pink one is trouble.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Big Girl

I promise I don't favor this child. I just think she is at such a cute age, and everything she does is so stinkin' adorable. Enjoy.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


We have been having a relaxing weekend with Ben home. We have been out to see Santa too. Austin lost her 2nd tooth. We realized that Shaun needs more "outside" time. And Nattie Bear declared Thanksgiving as her favorite holiday.

Here we are at Bass Pro. The kids love the "fishy store". It is one of their favorite places to go. It is not really my favorite, so I usually have Ben take them. It was SO crowded!

Here they are in front of the fake Santa (which in the off season, I believe he is one of the hunting mannequins)

Nattie Bear is coming so watch out!

My handsome Benny. He is doing so well in school right now. He still makes us feel like his top priority. I have really enjoyed living away, because I feel like we have grown so much closer together. I love him!

She doesn't even realize how much she could get into if she was not in the cart the whole time. I guess that is what happens to the third child... I would know.

A new picture for Grandma and Grandpa's condo? It is so hard to get them all to look and smile at the same time. They are the cutest little stinkers I have ever seen.

My beautiful Austin. She put in this sweater today, and asked who took off the other buttons. It took some convincing to get her to believe it was supposed to be like that.

I love this little group.

For Uncle Lou.

Super fly!

The kids LOVE this advent calendar from Grandma. Everyday they get into just a little more trouble with it though. Candy keeps mysteriously disappearing. Hmmmmmm...

Austin is in love with her new boots. She refuses to wear socks with them though. She says they are soft inside, so she doesn't need them. It's going to be a sweaty winter for the boots.

Me and my girlies.

My little gentleman.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

A Bear and a Tiger

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Rock Climbing

She's Angry

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Happy Halloween

Our ward had a trunk-or-treat last night, and we all had so much fun getting dressed up and eating waaay too much candy. After we went to our friends Travis and Alicia's house (or the twins house if you ask Shaun) for another fun Halloween party.

Here are our cute kids at the trunk or treat. The alligator is our friends Jaime and Mike's son. These guys had so much fun.

Our Beautiful Austin girl.

Jaime and Mike and Lauren. It was so fun to have them join us.

Me and Alicia the cat.

These eyelashes were so much fun. All night Austin kept asking if she could touch them. When we got home I finally let her. Natalie kept looking at me kind of funny all night.

Sweaty Shaun. This boy had so much fun. He had two swords and challenged everyone who had a weapon to a duel. I think this kid approves of Halloween.

Me and My handsome pirate. I love that Ben dresses up as a pirate every year. I think I am just going to be a witch from now on.

He knows he looks good.

The cutest little pumpkin. Nattie was all about Halloween. Every piece of candy she got she sat down and ate. She also loved looking in the mirror.

This group looks pretty excited.

I thought this picture turned out pretty cool.

Before school we sprayed Austin's hair black. When I picked her up from school her face was black. So she had to shower before round two. She was the cutest little princess at school though.

Date Night

When the Mother came to town she watched the babies while Benny and I had some alone time.

We went to a corn maze with his school. It was way out in the country. We had a lot of fun.
We went to Chili's all by ourselves. But of course we had to get some balloons for the kids.

Enjoying our lasts few minutes of freedom before we got back in the car to head home.

I love this man! He is so good to me. I love that he is working so hard for his family. He is awesome!

Thanks for giving us a break Mama! We love you!

A Visit From The Mother

It was so nice to see her! We missed her the minute she went into the airport. Austin girl was the most emotional of the bunch. We went to parks, she took me shopping, she took the kids toy shopping, (Nattie is still carrying around her baby) and we just had a fantastic time. She even watched the babies while Benny and I went on a much needed date.

Here we are at the mall. Of course Grandma broke my rules and let them have their costumes early. Shaun has been taking his sword and shield with him everywhere he goes.
Austin and her Grandma. I think Austin would much rather live with Grandma and Grandpa than Mom and Dad. Maybe that will be her motivation to get into BYU in 13 years.

The little bear. When Grandma first arrived Nattie just kept looking at her. It didn't take long for her to remember who she was. They were inseparable all weekend.

Like this.