Friday, December 25, 2009


Christmas was a lot of fun this year. Tally really enjoyed it being almost 18 months, and of course, Trey enjoyed it even more. I didn't take too many pictures, and most of what I did take came out fuzzy for some reason.

Christmas Eve we went to Morgan and Allyson's to eat dinner for Morgan's birthday. It was amazingly delicious as usual. Then, we came back over our our house where all my family met us for games and a white elephant gift exchange. It was really fun. The little kids decorated cookies to leave for Santa and pretty much just were running around crazy with excitement.

Christmas Day we woke up, riffled through our stockings, then went over to my parents' house for a yummy breakfast and presents. Trey and Tally got a kitchen stocked full of play food from Santa. Trey got a CARS GeoTrax and Tally got a pink Plasma car and a baby stroller. Then, we went to Jordan's parents' house for a 2nd breakfast and to open more gifts. It was a really great Christmas and we were glad that we could celebrate with so much of our families!

Trey, Tally, and Papa at The Magical Forest.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Santa's Elves

Santa's Elves visited our house this year! They decided to come early in the month of December, with snow stuck to their little elf shoes, and bring the kids some Christmas pajamas. While Trey and Tally were in the bath tub, they opened Trey's bedroom window, snuck in, left the gifts and a note in the middle of the room, and scurried right back out, leaving the window open! As Trey was walking to his room, noticing that it was very cold, he was shocked to see snow on his bedroom floor! Well, yes, the kids were excited to get some new jammies and slippers, but they were even more excited that there was snow (very crushed ice) on the floor. Ok, they could really care less about the new jammies. They played with the snow for about 20 minutes until it started melting and getting everything wet. Trey slept with the note that night and loved to tell everyone that he came in contact with (for the next week) about the Elves' journey down from the North Pole. It was pretty cute.

The Santa Run

We did the Santa Run again this year! It was at Town Square instead of down town. It was a lot of fun because I ran it this time! Last year my friend Nicole and I walked it, pushing the strollers, while the hubbies ran. But, since I've been tring to lose some weight, I've started running to help me with that goal. Alison, Jessica, Christi, Rachel and I all ran the race. As it turns out, it wasn't even a real 5K!! It was only like 2.5 miles instead of 3.1. Oh well. I think I'll try and keep up the running to do the Stake Track Meet 5K in the spring. Jordan also ran while pushing our new double jogging stroller. It was a bit more of a workout for him, but the stroller really works great and the kids LOVED it.

Monday, November 30, 2009


For Thanksgiving, everyone on Jordan's side of the family was somewhere else, and same on my side, except my parents. So, we all decided to go down to the beach house and spend a few days. We ordered Thanksgiving dinner through Claim Jumper. It wasn't quite as good as our own home-cooked food, but it was still really good. We took our bikes to Newport the next day and a saw this beautiful sunset.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

A Handmade Affair

The Handmade Affair was amazing! It was seriously so much fun. We had awesome vendors selling really great stuff. A lot of people came too! We were pleasantly surprised at the success of the night and can't wait to do another show in the spring. Here's some pictures of the unique handmade items that were for sell. If you missed out this time, make sure and look for an invitation for our April/May show.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Come and do some early holiday shopping, or just find some cool stuff for yourself! There's going to be a lot of great stuff... don't miss out!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Halloween was so much fun this year! After carving pumpkins, then getting the kids costumes together (they were super-heroes), we had some friends and family come over for pizza and Trick-or-Treating. We went over to Spanish Trail, dropped our cars off at Jordan's parents' house, then took off for amazing house decorations and candy. Just about every house we went to gave out full size candy bars. The kids had a blast, but were definitely tired and exhausted by the end of the night. Full of candy and chocolate in the bellies, we went home, examined "the loot" and went to bed.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Pumpkin carving

For some reason, in our five years of marriage, and Trey's 3 years of life, this is the first time we have carved pumpkins for Halloween. We grew up doing it on our day off of school (Nevada Day) and were always fond of it, but have never made a point of doing it until now. Trey thought is was kind of gross, which it is, but he enjoyed it anyways. He really liked getting to help me trace and cut-out a face for his tiny little "Trey size" jack-o-lantern. Here's a few pictures of our first time, family pumpkin carving.

Friday, October 30, 2009


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Road Show

Our stake put on road shows this year and our Pinnacle ward had an 80's themed skit about "fallen rock stars". Our y.w. and y.m. did really well and had a lot of fun performing too. However, one of the best parts of our road show was not the kids at all. It was the adults who made up "the band". Jordan participated and played the drums. He was so very excited to do so and was even more excited when he was able to dress the part of an 80's rocker. Here is Jordan and Brian (who played the bass guitar) in all their glory. (The funny thing is, after the youth seeing Jordan and Brian in their costumes and being very impressed, one girl asked me, "What, did Bro. Bunker find old stuff in his closet?" FYI: We are not THAT old, okay!!??)

Monday, October 12, 2009

Ragnar Las Vegas

This is the first Ragnar they have done in Las Vegas! It was so much fun and so nice and convenient to be able to cheer for Team Chasqui and be able to go home at night. We really enjoyed sleeping in our own beds and driving around a town we were already familiar with. Here's a few pictures to recap the race.

Jordan and only a few others got a special black medal that said "Saints and Sinners" because they raced the Ragnar Wasatch Back and the Ragnar Las Vegas.

Unfortunately, we can't mention this race without remembering a runner who passed away while participating. He was hit by a drunk driver in Henderson while providing water to a teammate. We are so sorry that something this terrible had to happen. We are very grateful to our Heavenly Father that our runners come home safely to us after each race.

Cali again

The first of October we went to California again. It was an awesome trip. First, our friends the Faucettes came and met us at the beach house. They recently moved from Las Vegas to California and we hadn't seen them in a long time. It was so much fun to hang out and visit. We took them to some of our favorite spots in SoCal and just had a great time enjoying each others company. (We miss you, Faucettes!)

Later in the week we went to Disneyland where we met up with some of my BYU-H friends from Oregon. It was so awesome to see Jason and Eryn and their three cute girls. It's been like 5-6 years (or maybe longer) since we've seen each other. We had a great time catching up.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sky Fest

Mid September, we went up to Cedar City, Utah to go to Sky Fest. It's a festival where they inflate about 17-20 hot air balloons all at the same time. It was so cool! The kids really enjoyed it, and so did we. I don't think any of us had ever been that close to a hot air balloon before. It's amazing how big they really are and how they can float up into the air to quickly after being blown up. The only bad part of the day was having to get up REALLY early to be there... and they started much later than they said they were going to. But, I think we'll try and go again next year!

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


Trey started preschool early in September! He is in a class with 5 other kids from our ward. Each mother takes a month and teaches on Tuesday and Thursday morning in their home. I started off with September, and so far, it's been a lot of fun. I enjoy just the actual "teaching" and not having to worry about grading papers, doing report cards, or parent-teacher-conferences. It's great to just be with the kids and help them learn and explore new things. Trey has loved it too, but is a little unsure and having to go to another moms' house for class. I'm sure he'll do fine.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Jordan's Birthday

Jordan's birthday was just a couple days after we got home from the Ragnar race, so we didn't get to plan ahead much like I wanted to. But, we did get a yummy ice cream cake from Cold Stone and enjoyed it together as a family. Happy Birthday Jordan! We love you so much!!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Trey's Birthday

Trey turned 3 on September 1st! About 2 weeks before he was going to turn 3, he started practicing holding up three fingers so he could show everyone how old he was. He was so excited to have a "race car" party too. It was probably the high-light of his life so far! I saw an awesome "race car" party that a friend of mine had done, so I pretty much just copied everything she did, (Thank you Tricia!!!) It turned out SO DANG CUTE! It was so much fun making everything for the party, and we even decorated a couple of days early just so Trey could enjoy it a little longer than just one day. There were checkered banner flags everywhere, balloons, and race cars on everything, even a t-shirt for Trey. We had chocolate cupcakes and ice cream and played games like "Stop & Go" and Plasma car races in the cul-de-sac (which the adults tried out too). I really think that Trey was just in heaven the whole time. Trey got some really cool gifts, like a new Plasma car with his name on it, and a Home Depot work bench. Happy Birthday, Trey.... WE LOVE YOU!!!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Yummy! Trey's leftover cupcakes from his birthday!

Oh, what a mess.

A mess at a whole new level! (Seriously Tally?!)