Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas in Rexburg

This Christmas our family stayed in Rexburg, ID. Nina and I decided that, although we didn't get to visit family in Illinois or West Virginia, it was a very relaxing and stress-free holiday. We want to thank all of our family who sent us gifts for the children and for us. It really helped make our Christmas wonderful!!!









Saturday, December 5, 2009

Tis the sneezeson



Craig, Riley and Eliza have all been sick at the same time this past week. So, I haven't has time for blogging. Craig is feeling better now. Riley and Eliza still have runny noses and coughs. Good thing I didn't get sick we would have been in big trouble.
Riley thinks he must be in Eliza's bed when she is in it. Great fun!!!

Monday, November 2, 2009

Run Craig Run

Sprit week at BYU-I hosted a spirit relay race. Alumni invited to take part.
Before the race.
Craig's leg of the race was sprintting.






After the race. Craig said he thought he was going to pass out but he did it. I was in the car where it was warm. Riley was turing in to a little ice cycle so we didn't get to see Daddy run.

Thanks Maw Maw Della


























































Riley's pumpkin


















Riley likes to drawl, paint or color. His pumpkin looks like it ran face first into a rainbow.

Riley smiles



If Riley can see himself in the camera window, he will smile. If not he has the dear in the head lights look.

Halloween

The kids were both Gnomes. Riley had a beard but it didn't make it trick or treating. Riley caught on to saying "Trick or Treat" and Thank-you at each house. Eliza slept the whole time.


Sunday, October 18, 2009

Religious Freedom - LDS Newsroom

This is a wonderful and eye opening talk on Religious Freedom by Elder Dallin H. Oaks. I have felt very strongly that I need to teach my children about the constitution. They can't defend what they don't know.

Religious Freedom - LDS Newsroom

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

First snow

It snowed yesterday Oct. 5. I am not looking forward to winter in Rexburg. The only thing that saved me from full out crying was Riley's enthusiasm for the snow.
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He's saying "It's snowing." or "broken."

Enough about the gargoyals. Now the Kids

2 months old
This is one way I know she is hungry. She also likes to look at me and lick her lips. It so nice to be viewed as a walking restaurant.


Eliza was blessed on Sept. 27. Sorry to any family we didn't tell ahead of time. Slipped our minds. I get caught up in the day to day events and forget to inform far away family members of special events.



I Love HALLOWEEN!! My favorite holiday. Skeletons are my favorite decoration. The crouching gargoyal we bought after Riley was born. His name is Godfrey. The thinking gargoyal is Eliza's. Her name is Georgia. I plan on buying a gargoyal after the birth of any future children. Every family needs to have traditions, this is one of ours.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Lava Rock Adventure


We went to Hell on Saturday...Hell's Half Acre that is. A Lava Trail system.

Hell's Half Acre is made up of three trails, two developed one primitive. We hiked the primitive one. The poles marked the "path", or more like the general direction to follow.


Since there wasn't a designated path, hikers can explore anywhere they want. Craig took full advantage of that. The little white speck is Craig and Riley at the bottom of a large sink hole. Sometimes I just had to look away so as not to totally freak out. It takes a lot to get me to freak out, but watching Craig climb over or in things or jump over cracks made my heart stop.



We didn't expect the large cracks. Needless to say, Riley stayed in the backpack until we found a safer place for him to walk around.


Didn't want this happening to Riley. Super Dad saved Riley's toy.

Riley loved exploring the rocks.



Eliza slept the whole time.


The hike was a lot of fun. The day was overcast and not hot at all. Perfect for hiking.



Riley's Birthday




We took Riley to the zoo for his birthday(the big 02) on Thursday the 20. We let him walk the whole time which he just liked better then the animals. Riley liked the animals that were more interactive, not the ones in cages. On his birthday we had cake and opened gifts. Over all we had a nice birthday.


He just ate the icing.


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Monday, August 10, 2009

Home sweet Gnome

Craig and I will be in Rexburg for awhile longer. Craig found a job at the Rigby NAPA store. He will be trained as an Assistant Manager. One step up his ladder of success. That is how I see it others may disagree. I am now the proud owner of an Idaho licence, guess it is official.
Yesterday, I looked at Craig and said I am a very boring person. In the next sentence I told him I thought that Eliza was a gnome who lived at the foot of the Riley tree. He laughed and said that I was no where near boring. Apparently, I put strange things on our blog. I have no idea what he is talking about. I think everything I blog about is completely normal. Makes sense to me. My mom tells me all the time that I am strange. That may be why I don't talk in some social situations, I have no idea what the other people are talking about. Below are Eliza's gnome pictures.
Thanks Aunt Julie for the towel. Don't I look cute.