Saturday, May 30, 2009

more catching up spring break

A family tradition that we've kept for 3 years is to spend Spring Break in Utah. Our favorite place to ski is Alta! It's great! Mostly locals, small classes, great teachers and awesome powder.
Kennedy in class and Lauren and I on the slopes! She's a great skier! Fast and Furious(stay out of her way)! I witnessed her and Chase crashing this year and laughed until I cried. The kind of crash where feet and ski's and poles go flying.

Chase with his cousin Kade.
Notice Noel is not in these pictures? He was the brave one to carry my huge camera down the mountain. This is Kennedy at the top of the slope. Her first time down the mountain by herself. YEAH!!!!

While we were in Utah I was able to see my Aunt Di and Uncle Bob. My second parents!! Absolutely adore them!
My sweet friend Miriam from China. My cousin Tiff and her adorable family.

This year we went tothe cabin for Valentines. We took our good friends the Breinholt family. We woke up to fresh snow the next morning and had a ton of fun!
McKenna kissing Frosty! Chase and Cameron having a snow fight.

Tuck getting stuck in the snow.

Mom with sweet Kennedy..ohh and the cute snowman with hair in the background.

Lisa and Garin...Noel and I at the Valentines Feast at the Clubhouse.
My sisters also came for a visit... guess who's the oldest?!?

Eat, Sleep & Dream about Basketball

This has been a great Basketball year for Chase. During the Spring season his team were the champions for the East Valley YMCA. The played the championship game against the West Valley on The Suns Court! This was a dream come true for Chase. He's been playing Club Basketball for 3 years (year-round). He has grown so much this year and we are so proud of him!

It has been great having Season tickets to the Sun games. Chase is always eager to go or will stay up late to see a game. If we go to the game with him we're not allowed to leave early. We are almost always the last ones there so he can shoot hoops. It's going to be fun watching him grow in this sport!

Chase and Sevey


It's been a long time since I've blogged. I've felt really guilty! It's something I really enjoy doing. But, the last few months I've been in survival mode. I knew if I spent the time trying to catch up. It would take me away from doing the things that really needed to be done. Sometimes life comes at you so fast! The call of being a mother never ends. There are always things that need to be done and places you need to be. Sometimes we just can't do it all! I'm so grateful for my sweet family. Thanks for putting up with me! I love you!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Valentines XoXo's

I'm so glad that there is a holiday after Christmas. I always feel so depressed when I take Christmas decorations down. I love Valentines!

This year we had the kids fill out hearts for Family Home Evening...these were my favorites.

Tonight the kids made their Valentines for their friends.
I love Kennedy's concentration(tongue out).
Chase seemed pretty bored with the whole idea (except candy).
I don't think he would mind excluding the girls in his class...
I'm sure it's just a matter of time.
Tuck just wanted in on the action. So he's showing off his pj's he's worn all day.
I love wrapping presents for the kids. I love going thru my ribbon and finding little trinkets to decorate the packages.
Wishing all of you a Happy Valentines Day!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Ski Utah!!! or ???

So we went on our annual ski trip this year... I'm beginning to think that I'm too old for this!
I love VISITING Utah in the winter and really enjoy skiing. But, this year I felt like the biggest chicken EvEr! I'm going to be 39 this year and I'm the oldest(shhh) of the girls...and I sucked!(excuse my language) But, it is what it is...
The first day we skied Park City. It was great except for the sound of snowboarders. (sorry Pearce's and Lewis')But, it's true...

Out to dinner...

end of the day...
The next day we skied Deer Valley with the Huish's. It was awesome we had new powder, Deer Valley is definitely the way to go! Christina spent so much time waiting for me...thanks you are a true friend. I honestly don't know what happened to me this trip. I must have used my quota for fearlessness in my teenage years.

Love the Gondola...
We ended our trip at our favorite restaurant. Market Street Grill...well 2nd favorite because The Italian Place is the bomb.

the boys...the girls...
Seriously what a great time...I may be getting old but, I have the best friends in the world...
Love ya, Jodi, Kris and Christina

Friday, January 30, 2009

OKKKAY already! I've been thinking about these pictures all week. TWO WEEKS! Man do I love this man with all my heart! I just realized that I have his eyes! I'm almost 40 and I just figured this out ...Pathetic...
This is my Grandpa...he was my Christmas my everything growing up.....(my mom is sooo lucky). If you don't know me i have a very SMALL family and you can see it in my name! First, is my Aunt Di who is my second MOM and I truly love her like a mom. She is AMAZING beautiful on the outside and within. I remember when I was little sitting at her desk in her office and watching her. She had the most beautiful I'm trying to copy her and hope I'm following her example in being a WONDERFUL MOM!!!(trying, Aunt Di).
This is my middle name Patrice, she has blessed our lives in ways you can not even imagine. My Mom came to town and we went to the training center in Randolf. Trici had her annual evaluation. We have been so blessed to have her in our lives. I Really need to see her more and that is my New Years Resolution!

Trici can't really do anything for herself but' she has wonderful nurses and Dr.s that help her. Some have been at Randolf for decades(amazing people).

But, every time we visit her she knows us and feels our love. You can see that when she buries her sweet head in her dad! My dear SWEET grandpa! XOXOXO love you,di