Wednesday, September 17, 2008

We love the fall!

We have really been enjoying the nice weather- because all too soon it will be freezing and yucky!! At least 4 to 5 times a week after dinner we go for a walk as a family. Our kids love it!- especially Eliza!

He passed!!!

Well Jared did it. All of his hard work and studying and classes paid off! He now has his Master Electrician's license (which is equivalent to a master's degree) . We are now the owners of Teton Electric, Inc.

First Day of School Pictures-Finally!!

Tanner's first day of school was August 25th. He goes to afternoon Kindergarten. It took awhile for him to get adjusted to going EVERY day, but now he loves school and his teacher Mrs. Spiker!

Emma had her first day of preschool on September 5th with Mrs. Jen. She absolutely loves school and two days a week is not enough! She is the complete opposite of her brother! She does not want me to walk her back to class-she can do it all by herself!

Eliza loves having Mom all to herself for two hours on Mondays and Fridays. She really likes it when they go have lunch with Daddy so she can have both of them all to herself!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008


This is the beautiful Rexburg temple!

While in Rexburg for Daniel's ordination, we walked through Ricks Garden and took some pictures of the kids.

Tanner thought that we needed pictures of us too!! He is quite the little photographer.(I guess it is in his genes!) This first one is my favorite. A little cropping and no one will know that a five year old took them!

Tanner is such a little poser. He did not want to just sit there and smile.

Emma is such a little stinker. She did not want to get her picture taken very much and would not smile for anything.

Eliza is such a sweet little baby. Her personality has really blossomed since we have been here. And she is the bussiest little thing ever!!!

Just because I love this picture!!

Daniel is an Elder!!!

On Sunday my youngest brother Daniel ( who is at BYU-I) was ordained an elder by Jared. It was a very spiritual experience. I am so glad that we were able to be there with him on such a special day. The high councilman told Daniel that this was one of the most important days of his whole life. He told Daniel that he now holds the same very priesthood that the prophet does. Daniel has alot of exciting things to prepare for in the next year-going through the temple and on a mission. It was a great day!

Monday, July 21, 2008


Yes it is true that we have moved to Idaho. The past month has been extremely crazy. Within in a month of deciding to move here we had our house packed in a big truck and were on the road. It has been a very emotional and spiritual experience for our little family. We strongly feel like Pocatello is where we are supposed to be and so here we are. We are excited for the growth and experiences awaiting us here! Until the markets gets better and we can sell our house in Arizona, we are renting one of Jon's (Jared's brother) new twin home. We are so thankful to be living in such a beautiful home! (only half of it is ours)

The kids love our huge backyard. This picture does not do it justice. I hope Jared loves this backyard as much as he does now after he mows it for the first time.

This is a picture of the rest of our street! Our street is on a hill that goes straight up.(which are all over in Pocatello- an adjustment for an Arizona girl) The first time we went for a walk around the block I told Jared it was more of a hike around the block.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My three sweet kids!


Tanner is five and a ray of sunshine. He loves going to preschool and can't wait to go to Kindergarten. He is very helpful around the house and does what he is asked to do without much complaining. He loves to play with cars and put puzzles together. He is a great kid!

Tanner just started T-Ball and loves it. He asks every day if it is Tuesday or Thursday so he can go to practice. Uncle Dan is helping his Dad coach his team. Thanks Uncle D!

Tanner loves to help with his little sisters. (especially Eliza) He always trys to make her happy and lately he has loved reading books to her.


Emma is the sassiest three year old you have ever met. She is so full of life. She tries my patience and makes me laugh all at the same time. She loves to "mother" and take care of everyone around her. She loves going to nursery and can't wait for preschool. Emma is so stubborn and will not do anything unless it is her idea. She is also not afraid to put you in your place.We just love her to pieces!

Emma fights with me most of the time to do her hair. She thinks she can do it all by herself!


Eliza is 5 1/2 months. She continues to be a sweet baby.(especially when Mom has her) She just cut her first tooth today and the other one is almost here too! She can sit up pretty well by herself but still tips over really easy. She has just recently found her voice and loves to squeal at her brother and sister. She has such a fun personality and will smile and play with almost anyone as long as her Mom is holding her. Eliza really recognizes food now and wants to eat what everyone else is eating.

Eliza thinks she is a "big girl" and likes to drink water from a sippie cup.
I love my kids so much and I couldn't think of a better job than that of being a Mom!

Crazy Life!

Wow! it has been a crazy couple of months again! It seems like we are always busy doing something. Here are some pictures of my cute kids and what we have been up to lately.
Enjoying the " wiggle car". This happens to be not such a happy picture of the baby but a cute one of the other two. ( Eliza doesn't like it when the car is stopped!)

Helping Dad plant the garden!

My sweet crazy kids being themselves. The hats were sent as birthday presents from my brother Paul, who is serving a mission in Bolivia. They just love their hats! For at least the first week or so Emma snuggled with hers every night!

Monday, January 21, 2008

Growing up!

Today Eliza is four months old. I can't believe that she is already that old. She still isn't that big but she is "acting bigger". Just a few days ago she started to talk and babble. She smiles all the time and is a huge mommy's girl. She cries whenever anyone takes her away from her mom. She is such a sweet baby!

Eliza is really starting to chew on her fingers, play with her hands and grab things.

A day in the desert.

On Saturday we took Jared's parents, Grandma Clark and Ronnie out to the desert to ride four-wheelers and have a picnic. Jannae went with us too. We had alot of fun! Lavell (Jared's dad) especially had alot of fun. He smiled more that day than I have ever seen him smile in the 7 years I have known him. It was a great day!
Emma in her one-lens sunglasses.

Grandma Clark on the four wheelers. (She will be 94 this spring-WOW!)

Papa Bear and Grandma Giggles having fun. (and Ronnie too!)

Having fun with Jannae!

Eliza chewing on a water bottle!

The Zoo

Last Tuesday we went to the zoo on a field trip with Tanner's preschool. It was alot of fun and Jared even rearranged work to come. I was so glad for the extra help. Our trip was full of excitement too. One little girl had a seizure at lunch and during that whole ordeal another little girl got lost.(they both are ok now) Neither one of these girls had their moms with them. What an adventure!!!