Sunday, December 27, 2009

A fish tale

Ok, so this is pretty old, (like during the fall), better late than never right?!

We took the kids to a local fishing pond for some fishing on a nice fall day. Cavan was determined that he would catch a "really big fish". The kids had lot's of fun casting their poles and reeling them in but unfortunately they didn't even get any nibbles. Brock had the ingenious idea to remove the hooks from a deep-sea fishing lure and attatch it to Cavan's line when he wasn't looking. If you watch the video below you will see the adorable action. Cavan was so proud, he told everyone about his fish all day, it went from being a 4 inch lure to being a giant fish that was as big as his arms were wide.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Scrappy Stuff

If I could win more contests I wouldn't have to spend so much money on scrapbooking supplies! I won this awesome kit of beautiful supplies on

This is the layout that won me that prize:

And here's what I've done with it so far, these colors are not my usual style, I usually tend to choose bright, playful and girly themes, but I really love how these layouts turned out.

This "happy baby" layout was featured on Cosmo Cricket's facebook page, Cosmo Cricket is my favorite paper company- very exciting!

These two layouts I did with the pictures that Megan took at the reunion, thanks for the beautiful pictures Megan, you are a great photographer!

And yes, I have done some layouts for the Clayson family reunion album, I will share them soon!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Happy Belated Halloween!

- halloween last year -halloween this year
They sure have grown haven't they?

Monday, September 14, 2009

Chaos as usual!

"The lotion incident"

Chloe "cleaning" her room

Friday, August 28, 2009

Happy birthday t0 me!

Br0ck really 0utdid himself f0r my birthday this year. He t0tally suprised me by taking me 0n a dinner & dance cruise at Lake Tah0e. We watched the sunset 0ver the lake, had a beautiful dinner and watched the 0ld f0lks getting their gr00ve 0n t0 the live band.

Turning 25 wasn't anything super exciting, but Br0ck and the kids made it really special!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

And the letter 0f the day is....

Chl0e l0ves t0 d0 scrapb00king I think as much as I d0. She even has her 0wn scrapb00k that she l0ves t0 sh0w t0 every0ne wh0 c0mes 0ver. Here's s0me 0f 0ur latest w0rk.

Y0u might be w0ndering why my letter 0's are all the #0. Well Cavan decided t0 pry 0ff the butt0ns 0n the keyb0ard. I f0und every letter but 0. Y0u w0uld be suprised h0w much that letter is used! Instead 0f jabbing a pen int0 the letter 0 cavity, the #0 is making my life easier until we g0 get a new keyb0ard.

Edited t0 add: bl0gger was s0 kind t0 change my zer0's int0 0's, but y0u get the p0int!

0n an0ther n0te, we are s0 lucky t0 be near the Beng0a's. Seeing them with J0el was t00 preci0us! He is s0 sweet and hands0me, and C0dy & Tiff are just beaming with j0y!

Cavan and Parker in the mine at Virgina City, NV

Uncle C0dy walking 0n the beach

"M0mmy and daddy wh0 l0ve each 0ther"

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Life has been pretty busy for us lately, there's no denying that. Brock and I work wednesday through sunday. I start work at 4 am until 12:30, I get home then Brock gets ready for work and he runs to do any estimates he has before going into work at 2:30, then he gets home after ten where he must promptly go to bed because the kids will be waking him up before 7. Then on our weekends Brock usually has both days filled with jobs and estimates.

Yep, it's busy. So on my weekend with the kids I try to have lot's of fun and get that quality time in.

We started our day at Chuck E Cheese's. Ten dollars in tokens really lasts forever there, good cheap fun for the kids!

Then we had a yummy lunch at The Olive Garden

Followed by the splash park, the ultimate in free kid fun. Even I can't resist my inner child screaming at me to run through the water with the kids.

Life may be busy, but it's so sweet!!

Friday, July 10, 2009

My favorite thing to do when the kids are napping

My absolute favorite hobby right now is scrapbooking. I really thought it wasn't for me and I would never get into it, but my friend Kristine got me hooked and we've been scrapping together ever since.

I had boxes of old pictures that I cherished, but never actually looked through. Scrapping gives the photo's a story, something you might have otherwise forgotten.
It's also inspired my photography. Now i'm taking photo's of everyday moments and the simple things in life instead of just holidays, it's the day to day stuff that I don't want to forget.