Wednesday, January 13, 2010



Braydon is FINALLY old enough to play rec basketball and had his 1st game this past Saturday. I just happened to have the camera rolling during this great play! (He is number 5 on the white team)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Carson... for those of you that don't know Carson very well, he is my "strong-willed" son... and that is probably putting it nicely, but hopefully gives you an idea of his personality.  I think he stood in line twice for the stubborn genes.  I love him dearly and he can be just as sweet as he is bull-headed, unfortunately it has been a while since I have seen that "sweet" side.  

He started school last week and is now in the 1st grade.  I am not sure why a ... "I am too cool for you" attitude has to accompany 1st grade, but it has for him and he has been a snot ever since school started.  Here are 2 conversations that I had with him today... there are plenty more, but these were too good not to share.

Carson asked me "When is dad taking us fishing?"...  "Maybe when you decide to start acting better" was my response.  He then followed that up with "I CAN'T DO THAT!  WHEN DAD RAISED ME HE RAISED ME AS A NAUGHTY BOY... I CAN'T BE NICE!!!"

Later he was being his pain in the butt self again and I asked him what the deal was with the attitude problem that he has developed since school started... his response "I didn't get it in the 1st grade mom, I've always had it, even when I was in your tummy... that's why I was kicking you!" 

Good thing he's SO cute... huh?  :)

Thursday, August 20, 2009

1st Day of School

Just some fun pictures of the boys that I took today... 
the 1st day of school!!!!! 

Carson is in his aunts class...  all week we have been practicing "Mrs. Hawkes" instead of "Aunt Stacey".  I am SO grateful that Stacey (Mrs. Hawkes) loves me enough to take on Carson this year.  She is an incredible teacher as well as a very brave aunt.  (smiles)

I tried my hardest to get a shot with all 4 of them smiling and looking at me... this is just as good as it gets.  

I can't believe I have a 3rd grader, ahh! ... he's just WAY TOO COOL for me!  (smiles)

It feels good to be back to somewhat of a routine... it is still a work in progress but today went pretty good.  I spoke to soon...  as I am typing I can hear footsteps upstairs... why can't they just stay in bed after you put them in bed?  

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Time for an update....

but I can't find my camera.   Hmm, anyone seen my camera?  

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Memorial Day

Adam's mom died 5 years ago and since then we have all met at the Franklin Idaho cemetery on Memorial Day to remember her.  We have a great time re-telling stories about her...  the stories seem to get better each year.  We sure miss her!  We then invade Adam's brothers house for some great food and of course, dutch oven potatoes!

All of us in front of Sue's beautiful headstone.

All the boys!

All the girls!

Me and the boys having some fun on Uncle Todd's 4-wheeler.  
They each took turns driving me around.

I am blessed to have married into such an incredible family.  
We always have such a great time when we get together.

Kindergarten Graduation.... HE DID IT!

Carson did it... he graduated from Kindergarten!!!  He learned so much this year.  He is reading and writing so good.  He brought home some of his journals last week and I had such a good time reading them and seeing his improvement throughout the year.  

They had a cute little program for graduation and received diplomas.

This is Carson with his teacher, Mrs. Detterbeck.  She was a great teacher and we will miss her. 
I am so proud of you Carson!!!