Friday, December 18, 2009

Look who's 15!

Cassidy turned 15 yesturday and got to spend the entire day with her dad at Disneyland. I can't believe she is 15 already and in high school. The time has gone way to fast. She is really enjoying her dance class at school and loves going swing dancing on the weekends. She is definatly the child we need to keep an extra eye on but at the same time has a heart of gold. We are so blessed to be her parents.
Happy Birthday Cassidy! We love You!

Friday, November 13, 2009

She Shoots and Scores!

Camryn had her first Middle school basketball game tonight against Stephens Middle school. Unfortunately we lost(27-34). The good news- Camryn got to sub in twice. She played the last 2+ minutes in each half and scored the last basket of the game. I have to admit I teared up when she made her basket. Camryn plays the same position as the best player on the team( a 3rd year player who is very good) so I wasn't holding my breath that she would get playing time in the first game. Her first time in she seemed a little intimidated and played very cautious. The 2nd time, she came out in true Camryn form with a 1 shot attempt that made a beautiful SWISH sound.
Of course I brought my camera but didn't check the battery. It was dead of course! So no pics of the game. But I did get a few pics at practice yesterday. Here are my favorites.
Running Lines

She usually stays an extra 20 minutes to square off against the assistant coach. She has a lot of fun doing this and gets her more comfortable having much bigger people in her face.

Here is the team huddle at the end of practice. She is in the middle with her teammates all around. The one behind her is almost 6'2".

Monday, November 9, 2009

Hip Hip Hooray!!!!

Look who made the 6th-7th-8th girls basketball team.(1 of the 2 6th graders)

This 6th grade, 4'6" tall, 69 pound, outside power shooter. She may be small but she has mad skills!

Here's to a great 2009/2010 season!

halloween post

I love halloween but for some reason it took to long to come this year. I don't know if I decorated too early or that we didn't have our party this year but it just really drug on for me. Anyway, here are the costumes for this year.
The butterfly

The W.A.V.E ( navy girl)

The Astronaut

The Race car Driver

The sweet Snow White

The cute Pirate

As always we Trick or Treated with the cousins at Nana and Papas house which is always fun. P.S. I did dress up this year but the battery on my camara went out before I got the group shot. It's OK though, It wasn't my best work this year.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Flowers, Headbands, and Beenies, Oh My!

My friend Tina has started selling her beautiful hair accessories. Girls and women of all ages from our stake have started wearing them. This weekend Tina asked Rylee and Cassidy if she could take some pictures of them wearing her stuff to add to her blog. Of course, they were more than willing to help. Here are some of the shots I took. Please take time to visit her blog at

click on the collage to see accessories up close.

Monday, October 5, 2009

I want this bike!!!!!!

I rock the Cadillac of vans and now I need the Cadillac of bikes. Click on the pic to check it out.
Madsen Cycles Cargo Bikes

Sunday, October 4, 2009

The JV Party Bus!!!! Woot Woot.

September through November, our family van is known as the JV party bus. Maybe it has something to do with the fact, that it can hold the whole team, all their golf bags and then some. They are a great group of fun girls.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

First day of school

Backpacks... check

Lunches... check

Gifts for the elementary school teachers... check
We broke tradition this year. We usually bring the biggest apple we can find on the 1st day of school but I found these cute cups at Home Goods and couldn't resist filling them with Tinas delicious Oreo Truffles.

First day of school pictures... check
Rylee - 11th

Cassidy - 9th

Notice that it is still dark. Rylee and Cassidy are practicing for seminary by going to a 1st day of school breakfast at 6:30 in the morning.
Camryn - 6th

Hudson - 4th

Devyn - 1st

Pics with cousins... Hudson and Sabrina - 4th graders

Devyn and Tabitha - 1st graders

Hudson took off with his buddies as soon as we got to the school. He's getting so independent.

And there were a few tears as Devyn was passed on to the teacher.

But everyone had a great day and is adjusting to new schools and scheduals.
Here's to the first steps of the new school year.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

One last summer day

On Labor Day we went to the Jonhsons BBQ/swim party. The kids always love going there because of the waterfall pool. We love going there because of all the people we get to visit with, the great food, and the wonderful backyard. The Jonhsons are the best hosts and we are thankful they include us in their festivities.
Camryn got pretty good at diving off the rocks, Hudson went from diving to doing flips and twists,Devyn did some great jumps, and Peyton put her face in the water. Rylee and Cassidy as always were helpful with the younger kids and had plenty of kids their age to be social with.

As tradition goes, after the pool party we go to Nana and Papas house for homemade ice-cream.


Friday, September 4, 2009

For Dad

This week I've been working on making Drew a collage of pics for him to have at work. I finally found a frame that had 7 openings in it. Some of my favorite pics weren't the direction I needed, so with a few grumbling children in tow, I started snapping away with the camara. I think he'll be happy with how it turned out. Here's a mock collage of the pictures used. The real gift is a black frame with matted openings.

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


For all the Chick-fil-a fans out there. A must watch!

Sunday, August 30, 2009

We know school is closing in fast...

when everyone in the family gets new shoes on the same day.

Please slow it down. We're not ready to give up our summer yet!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Look who's home

This is what we saw coming down the street on August 21st.

Out came Sis. Ashcraft (AKA: Nana)

Inside we found Bro. Ashcraft (AKA: Papa)

They are finally home from their mission! The kids had fun watching and helping Nana unhook the Hummer from the motorhome.

While Papa caught up with Rylee on her golf.

Our kids are so lucky to have grandparents that serve the Lord by serving missions. They are such a great example to them. We love them so much.

And we are so glad they are HOME!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Nine is Fine!

Can you guess which one is 9 years old today???

Happy Birthday Hudson! We are off to Disneyland.

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Look at this face!!!!

Peyton finally made it to Chuckie Cheese for her Birthday dinner! She has been telling us she wants to go to Chuckie Cheese almost daily since September. I honestly thought it would be one of those things that didn't live up to the hype. She just thought it was ok when we went the last time. Boy was I WRONG!
The girl knew what she wanted and loved every minute of it.

Pizza, cake, presents, cousins...
What more could a 3 year old need.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Girls just want to have fun

When the boys are away, the girls will play.
Last weekend was the Father and Son outing.( that's a later post)Whenever that happens it's Girls Night Out! This year Amy-Sue, Sabrina, and Tabitha joined us for a night of fun.
First, some pampering, with pedicures for everyone.

It was so fun watching their excitement.

A couple of us needed the power tools.

Finished product

Laker toes

Flower toes

Tiny toes

and bitty toes

Off to dinner at Mimis.

Yogurtland for the moms. My Favorite!

These girls always have a great time together.

Can't wait till next year.