Monday, November 17, 2008

Brendon Turn's 11!!!!!

Happy Birthday Brendon! Brendon kind of had a yucky birthday. He was sick, fever, and sore throat. So He slept most of the day. We celebrated that evening though with chocolate cake his favorite and ice cream. Eric and Tarina came over with their kids and Grandma Knutson. Thanks to Tarina, Brendon had a cake. With us being out of town for the weekend it made it kind of crazy. Brendon though was so excited about this "rip-stick". That is what he really wanted.

Brendon is such a special kid. He works so hard in school, piano, scouts. He loves soccer, basketball, baseball, skiing, wakeboarding..He's very helpful at home and really looks out for his baby sister and is good to play with his brothers. Oh, one more thing...Brendon loves to flex his muscles. I don't know where this comes from but he's pretty funny. He asked Jared one day, "Dad, did you get your ticket", Jared said, "to what?" , Brendon..."the gun show", then he started flexing. I couldn't help but laugh out loud! I love being your mom Brendon. My treasures are my children!

Family Time!

This weekend trip was so fun. We stayed at the Holiday Inn in Hayden Idaho where there is a indoor water park. It's called Tripple Play. Saturday morning we played at the arcade, laser tag, rock climbing, mini golf. Saturday evening we had tickets to the Symphony. We brought Rebecca Hamson along to babysit the 3 younger ones at the hotel. They were happy with pizza, pop and t.v.- We took Devin and Brendon out to dinner at The Onion.-(love this place, Jenne Kissell got me hooked on it!)Thanks Jenne, I can still feel my arteries clogged from the onion rings...ha ha Brendon had a fever and I had been sick all week, so we sat through the first half and then we sat out in the lobby. Brendon slept the rest of the concert. That was kind of a bummer. All in all...a blast.. We are all worn out!

Playing at the indoor waterpark, Hayden, Idaho

These three love to pose! Nathan, Devin and Brendon

Lilly didn't really like the water in her face

Dallin liked the little slides

Jared and Nathan

Thursday, November 6, 2008


Our good friends Rob and Janell McMinn. We don't get to see them very often, but we always have a good time when we are with them. Thanks guys for a memorable trip!

Need I say more? A Screaming time! Loved every minute of it. Wow I think you can almost count every tooth in my mouth!!

Hang Time baby- "Air Wendi"! This was super fun..and a little scary. We went on a zip line. There were 5 and each one got bigger. The scariest part was taking the first step off. The last zip line was crazy, over a 1000ft. and we went aprox. 45-50 mph. So the first picture is of the last line I went on!

Morning walks on the beach!

SwEeT KiSsEs iN HaWaIi!!! How I love to kiss my man!

Jared is amazing at everything he does. The instructors teach you on land and then take you out to the ocean and spend a couple hours with you. He had a blast!

Jared taking surf lessons from "Big Dog"...super funny guy with no teeth, but lives to drink and surf!

Sunday, November 2, 2008


My brother Kent and his wife Melanie

This picture shows Lilly's LOVE or obsession with shoes. Just to clarify shoes was her first word. Anyway, we were at the Hotel and I gave her a bath then wrapped her towel around her. I was cleaning up the bathroom and she slipped away. I walked out and she already had her shoes on and running around.

This was such a fun weekend. So I know I am totally doing this backwards starting with Halloween and working back. But early September we took the kids to Seattle on a Friday for the Mariner vs. Yankee game. We met my brother Kent and his wife at Red Robin and had a yummy lunch and then headed to the game. There at the game we ran into my other brother Ritch and Rebecca and a couple of his kids. It was so fun, after the game we had a long hike back to our hotel. After a LOOOOOOOONNNNNGGGG time our kids were starting to struggle. I think it was mostly my fault because I thought, "no big deal we can walk to the hotel it can't be that far, I've got boys, they can handle it"....well I was wrong. Jared finally found a taxi and he was going to send me and some of the kids in it and try to find another....but I said no way! I don't think we were in the best part of was pretty dark and we were starting to see some weird things. So I squished everyone in this taxi, YES, all 7 of us and the driver looked at me like are you NUTS! Yes, I am!

The next morning we went to the BYU VS. WASHINGTON game. It was a really fun weekend and Lilly came back chanting...EYU, EYU for BYU!

Ready For Church

Dallin, Nathan and Lilly

Lilly styles her own hair!!!

Lilly had fun with a comb and Vaseline! I washed it 5 times and even tried baking soda. It was funny! The next couple of days her hair had this weird texture to it. Can't take your eyes of them for a minute!

Happy Halloween

Lilly was crackin up at Brendon

Here is our scary bunch! Lilly a cheerleader, Brendon...I'm not sure, a freak I think, Nathan the skeleton man, Dallin the Ninja and Devin the sports fanatic. We took Lilly to our neighbors homes and then came back to hand out candy while Dallin, Nathan and Brendon went with our neighbors AJ and Noah Comstock around Hansen Park. Brendon tricked me though and wore one of AJ's costumes from last year. They came trick or treating at our home and I had no idea who he was. He was in this really scary costume. Before I could grab the camera he was off to the next house. Devin had 7 of his friends over for a party. It was a late night but super fun for all of the kids. Mom and Dad still recovering! hee- hee

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Boys Will Be Boys!!!

Nathan and Dallin are all literally geared up for a water fight. I love it when they use their imaginations!

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Dad and Lilly sharing a drink

We took a picnic to the park and Lilly LOVED Jared's drink. I thought this picture was so cute!

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Devin Gets Braces

- yup, last Monday Devin gave up popcorn and his favorite Christmas Caramels for a while. He his getting used to them more every day. I think he looks pretty cute.

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Lake Chelan- this was a super fun time with our family and Eric, Tarina and Kids. Jared and Eric did the Lake Chelan Century. Super difficult, 3 major climbs. I was really proud of them. Eric is still feeling the pain unfortunately. This park was awesome. Nathan and Dallin found some wooden planks and sticks. They looked like "Tom and Huck on their rafts"...super cute to watch them use their imaginations. The rest of the kids were making a big fire pit. Eric and Jared crashed on the lawn for a nap after the ride. June 14, 2008

Wednesday, March 12, 2008