Thursday, January 28, 2010

Not for them... Only for me!
Mark and his old team had the annual "Stache Tournament" they grow mustaches and wear clothes from the 70's... horrible!!!

At every time out they would do a stretching routine... it was hilarious sitting in the crowd and hearing the comments... like, "ew", "how old are these guys?" and "that is hilarious." It is crazy to think some of these guys are getting close to 40!!!

It took a lot for me to post this one... I think it is disgusting... but oh well, I am glad Mark still likes to have fun and make people laugh. I missed it... but I guess Mark and Brad did the pregame warm up in their speedos... From what I hear the crowd was dying laughing...

Friday, January 22, 2010

Our Brother's and Sister's in Haiti need our Help.

I Have been so emotional the last little while over the Earthquake in Haiti... I feel helpless! I want to help, I want to be there to help these little children! When I saw this little boy this morning on the news... I lost it again!
I don't think we can comprehend how horrible things are right now... I know most of us have never gone more than a day without food or water... The Haitian people are hurt, and hungry...

They need our help...

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints has a Humanitarian Aid Fund. The Church is always involved in Humanitarian efforts and uses the funds wisely.

Read Here to see how your funds would be used.

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Snowball the Snowman!
I have been promising Mace we would build a snowman... but it has been so cold the snow/ice just wouldn't work. We have started about 5 in the last few weeks but never been able to finish. Today we got some good-ole snowman making snow... Mace came into my room this morning and said, "Mom, It snowed so much(his little arms spread)" As soon as we got the older kids off to school we bundled up and made a snowman.
I love my little man!!! He is so cute!!! Don't you Agree?

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

8 Years ago today...

Our little family was sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake Temple. Mark and I had been married for 1 1/2 years and Jacob was 3 1/2 months old. When his hand was placed on ours, he looked up and smiled... :) Such a precious moment!

Our Date tonight... temple, dinner, and a movie.

Slumber Party in a box!!!

I remember how fun huts were to me when I was young. Heather and Chuck bought some new furniture and promised Mason the boxes... he loves boxes!!! They set up their beds and slept the whole night in their little hut. Super Fun!!

Jr. Jazz Basketball

Jacob is loving basketball. And as always I am his number 1 fan (ok, maybe Mark and I have to share that position) I love everything about our little athlete blossoming.

Ice Skating with the Cousins

Julie and the boys came up for the day and Andy and his kids joined as well. Always fun to get together.

Parker had to have a shot of him sprawled on the ice. (here you go Parker)

My sister Julie and Bridger.

Kathryn and Karolyn.

My brother Andy, Joseph and Karolyn.
Andy and Karolyn.

Mason and his favorite buddy, Kirby.

Parker and Jacob making the laps.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our new family members!!!

I know... I said I wouldn't get a pet but Jacob is so excited about scouts and there is a badge on caring for a pet... I gave in pretty easy. :)

I planned on going to the pet store and getting 3 gold fish and one bowl... nope... I guess you have to have some sophisticated tank to have gold fish in Utah. (really goldfish?) So I left the pet store with 3 Beta fish and 3 separate fish bowls... apparently Beta will kill each other so they have to be separated and I already promised each kid a fish...

They each named there own...

I think it fits great.

She likes to jab at her dad... lately she likes the San Diego Chargers :)

We said, "hey Mace what is your fish's name?" He replied... "Jacob" and has been calling him that for the last 2 days.

Saturday, January 09, 2010

The new do!!!

Mark shaved his hair off this morning to support his volleyball friend/teammate who is going through chemo right now. Dominate Mike!

Reminds me of when we were dating... minus the earrings thankfully!!!

He has the volleyball "Stache" tournament coming up in 2 weeks so he is going to grow a mustache also... Eww!!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Christmas Morning

For those of you who know Mark you know he is not a morning guy...(not even a little bit) Me on the other hand... I can't sleep past 8:00 am no matter what time I go to bed.

Mark told the kids they couldn't go down to see what Santa left until 7:00 am (he was being very generous)

So at 4:00am Jacob comes into my room and says, "Mom, I can't sleep anymore..." Normally I would have just told him to get a drink and go back to bed, but I felt bad for the kid... I remember those nights of anticipation... wondering what Santa left. So I went with him to his room and lay down in his bed. I was trying to keep him company and get a little more sleep at the same time. Every once in a while he would start talking about what he thought Santa left, or "Mom, are you sure he already came... I think I hear something.", and this was the best... "Mom, our neighbors are down opening their gifts and it is only 5:00... That's not fair." He was looking out his window at the neighbors across the street. Finally, slowly, the clock said 7:00 so I let them go wake up Dad.

Santa (upon suggestion from dad and a letter to Santa from the kids) wrapped his gifts this year. The kids loved that they had little presents to open in their stockings, and one from Santa under the tree.

We were waiting for Grandma and Grandpa to show up before we started opening.

Ireland with her stocking...

Jacob... about to pee his pants he is so excited.

And Mason, just couldn't wait... he started ripping open right away.

We had a great morning... I think the kids were all so happy with what Santa left. I was just enjoying the morning and didn't lift the camera again... so this is it.

Go Broncos!!

Randy and Alex (Mark's bro and sis) Sent this picture to Mark on Christmas in there Jerseys... Mark, Jacob, and Mark's dad all got matching ones...

Too bad they just lost their last game... 8 more months until it starts again!

Christmas Eve

It is always so fun watching the kids preform the Nativity. They each had a few parts in the play.

Jacob was the Angel Gabriel, then a Shepherd, then a Wise Man.
Ireland was Mary
Mason was The Star and then a Shepherd.

The whole cast.

We spent the evening at Andy's, Tons of amazing food, games and family... nothing is better than that. (I stuffed myself to the max, I think I will have to start the early morning work outs again)

Stuffing my face with Sushi!!! Learned to love it in Cali!!!

Mark and Chuck leg wrestling... Do you really think Mark will let you win?


Jacob has the same "No Mercy" mentality as his dad...."Take that Jacquelyn"

We listened to some great Christmas Music.

We were planning on hanging around until 10pm or so but Ireland wanted to get to bed... she asked me at least 10 times if we could go... so we headed home a little early so she could set the cookies out for Santa and go to sleep.

Christmas Eve Sledding

Andy and I took our kids to a deadly, fun, fast sledding hill in our neighborhood. On Jacob's first run he took out 2 little girls looking the other direction. Andy had someone plow into him while he was holding one child and pulling two others up the hill. After I knew no one was hurt... I had to laugh. We were a little more cautious after that... no time for an emergency room run on Christmas Eve.

It is always fun spending time with cousins. Andy and I packed up when everyone had there fill... no child was crying, hurt or complaining they were cold so I call the trip a complete success!!