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!