Tuesday, December 9, 2008

the santa run

On Saturday, we participated in the Santa Run again this year put on by Opportunity Village. Well, it was the second time for Jordan, but my first (I was at home, very sick and pregnant last year). It was so much fun. My friend Nicole and I did the 1 mile walk, while Jordan, Warren & Heather, Dennis, and Evan did the 5K. It was really incredible to see that many people dressed up in Santa costumes. Trey had a blast too. He is just catching on to this Santa/Christmas thing, so it was really funny to hear him keep say, "I see Santa Cwaz!" They tried to break the record for the most people dressed up as Santa at one time. There were thousands, though we don't know the official results. I think we're going to make this a tradition every year because it was so fun. Jordan says it was a personal best time for running a 5K. Way to go, Jordan!

Monday, December 8, 2008

5 months

Talya was 5 months old, yesterday, on the 7th. She is getting so big! She giggles now and is really trying to move a lot more. I still haven't fed her cereal, which I should of by now, but we'll try within the next couple of days. Her personality is coming out more and she is just so dang cute! We love our Tally!

ward christmas party

Our ward party was on the 5th this month. It seemed a little early, but it got us all in the Christmas spirit. The food was good, the program was good, and it was nice to be able to go this year (again, stuck at home, sick, during last year's party.) Trey had a lot of fun seeing Santa, which I didn't get any pictures of.

Monday, December 1, 2008


Jordan's nephew, Taylor, came home from his mission in Japan the week before Thanksgiving. We wanted to attend his homecoming in Sacrament Meeting, so we invited ourselves to his family's house for Thanksgiving. They were glad to let us come, but they live in Amarillo, Texas, so we had to fly. We were slightly nervous about flying with the kids, it being their first time on a plane, but they were amazing! (Trey was in heaven seeing all the "air panes") Trey slept through two of the flights, and Talya only fussed (not cried) at the end of one as we were descending (only because she was a little tired). It was great! We really had such a fun time. Taylor gave a wonderful report of his mission and we really enjoyed hearing all of his stories. We were able to celebrate Katy's birthday with her too. We loved being with Jordan's sister's family, who we don't get to see very often. Thank you Jeff, Katy, Taylor, and Cameron for having us!!

Saturday, November 22, 2008


Trey got to play with a cousin from out of town, Cooper, and his cousins in town, Parker and Drew, all last weekend. All the kids had a blast playing together as well as us parents enjoying the visit too. We're so glad we got to see you guys, Mason, Jessica, and Cooper, and hope the next time we see eachother again is soon!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

and so it begins

"The Season" has officially begun. The holiday season you ask?? NO! But of course, it's the Rebel's basketball season! Jordan is in full swing on the rebel blog. If you haven't checked it out by now, and you love the Rebels, then you're crazy! Jordan does an awesome job recapping all the games and giving us all the inside scoop. Here's to an awesome season...

bike ride

A week ago, Jordan was going to take Trey on a bike ride. I asked him if he would go to the store for me too. He combined the two and had a blast with Trey. We live pretty close to a Smith's, so it was a great chance to save on some gas money. Thanks Jordan, for doing the shopping, and for getting Trey out of the house for awhile!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

4 months

Height: 25 in.
Weight: 13.12 lbs.
Head Circumference: 40 cm.
A happy and healthy baby!

Monday, November 3, 2008


Halloween is crazy these days. Growing up, we had Nevada Day off of school which also happens to be Halloween. On that day, we carved pumpkins, got our costumes ready, and went trick-or-treating. We did it all in one day, and that was it! I don't even remember wearing my costume to school. Now, Halloween festivities seem to go on for weeks. Last Wednesday I had our ward play group over for a Halloween party. Thursday night was our ward Halloween party with Trick-or-Treating from door to door in the building. (It was a fun alternative to a Trunk-or-Treat). Then, Trey, Talya and I went to my friend Donna's house for another kids' Halloween party on Friday morning. And finally, we went Trick-or-Treating in Spanish Trail, where Jordan's parents live. (Just about every house you go to hands out full size candy bars. Fun to get, but not so fun to weigh yourself a few days later!!) So, fun was had many times and Trey was able to wear his costume many times and celebrate the holiday many times. Kids are sure spoiled these days!!

Trey was a rocker, Talya was a fish.

Trey, kissing his candy.

Trey was much more interesting in dipping his M&M's in the frosting
and eating them instead of decorating his haunted house.

Dumping his "loot" to see what he got.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

50 miles!?!

Yes, Jordan, his friend, Mike, and my sister-in-law, Heather, participated in a 50 mile bike ride on Saturday. The route started down town at the RTC building, went west to Red Rock, around to the small town of Blue Diamond, and back the way they came. My brother, Warren, and I went to support our spouses. They had a great time on the ride and we had a great time watching. After seeing Jordan ride away on his bike, Trey was very sad and couldn't wait to see daddy on his bike again at the next stop. Good job Jordan!! (For a more detailed account of the experience, visit here)

just for your enjoyment

the cheetah girls

the jonas brothers

Saturday, October 18, 2008

recent happenings...

A few things that have been going on, and some fun pictures.

Trey is more than obsessed with chocolate.
Little does he know, the best holiday is coming
at the end of this week! He will probably explode
with excitement once he goes trick-or-treating.

We went with Jordan's parents to the
Shark Reef for a family outing. Trey had a lot of
fun and started to whine, "sharrrksss" when we left.

Boys love their trains!

The park, on a windy day.
I don't know what we were thinking.
It was not that fun.

We ate at the new Fudruckers, where Trey got a balloon monkey.
He was sooo excited and played with it so much at home that all
the pieces came apart and we finally had to just throw it away.
He was devastated.

It's that time again! Jordan took Trey
to the "First Look" event at the Thomas & Mack.
Here's the popcorn, the coach, the players, and...

the fans.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

3 months

Talya is a whopping 3 months old today! Its great... she's out of the "I'm-a-newborn-and-cry-all-the-time-for-no-reason" stage, she nurses really well, and is pretty much on a great schedule. She smiles all the time and especially loves to smile at her big brother, Trey. She holds her head up really well and has even sat in the Bumbo chair a few times, although not for very long. Compared to Trey, she's an angel-baby and we just LOVE having her around!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

the backyard

Our backyard is finally finished. Yea!!! You may have seen a glimpse of it in other pictures, and some of you may have seen it in person already, but here are a few pictures of our new sanctuary. During the day I like to just go sit out there and stare at everything. Look forward to lots of swim parties next summer!

Friday, September 12, 2008

a blessing.

Talya was blessed in Sacrament Meeting last Sunday. Jordan gave a beautiful blessing even though Talya cried and fussed most of the time. Afterwards we had a luncheon at our house with all of our family. It was a lot of fun to have everyone there. We are so grateful to have Talya as part of our family and are so blessed to have her in our lives.