Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Our Newest Addition - Brooklyn Marie!

Here are some very late pictures.  Sorry!  Posting has not been on the top of my priority list obviously.  But right now I have a sleeping baby and 2 kids to preschool so I have about an hour to myself!  Now, sleep or shower.....?  Here is our Brooklyn Marie.  She was born on 12/8 at 5:45 PM.  8 lbs 14 oz. and 22 1/4 in.  Our biggest baby!  She is being loved more than she can handle sometimes by her big brother and sister.  We are working on the sleep thing and getting used to having a baby around and how long it takes to get anything done, but love having her here. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

38 weeks and counting!

I have been dragging my feet on posting a picture of me prego.  I am not a fan of prego pics, but my sis. was bugging me to post one the other day.  So, here you go Amy!  Hopefully I won't look like this much longer.  Mom is hoping I have the baby on her birthday and Ryan's cousin's birthday is today and said I could have the baby today too.  Should we start making bets of when she will come?

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Halloween - pumpkin carving

We had our good friends over to cut and decorate pumpkins for Halloween.  We had lots of fun watching the kids squirm when they touched the pumpkin "guts"! 

Catch up - Ryan's Birthday

Ryan had his birthday at the end of October.  We went to a Halloween party with some friends that night, which was a lot of fun.  And I attempted my second 3 layer cake.  Needless to say, looking at the picture, I can bake other things like cinnamon rolls by scratch, but obviously not do 3 layer cakes.  I told him this was the last year I am attempting anything like this.  It tasted great, yummy german chocolate cake, but it was pretty pathetic looking.  Sorry!  Happy Birthday Ryan.  We love you!

"M" Family pictures

I was able to take some pictures of some of my great friends a while ago.  We had great weather and beautiful scenery.  Thanks again for letting me take these!

Monday, October 18, 2010


Leah and I took a last minute sisters' trip to Hawaii end of Sept.  We stayed in Waikiki, and visited North Shore and saw the LDS Hawaii Temple, BYU Hawaii, The Polynesian Cultural Center, the Dole Pineapple Plantation, got snow cones twice at Matsumoto's (they have these big, very flavorful snow cones with sweet and condensed milk on top or vanilla ice cream in the bottom; the ice cream is a better addition!), saw some pretty cool waves, hung out and caught some Hawaiian rays at the beach, slept when we wanted, ate when we wanted and just got to hang out and relax.  Thanks again for taking me!!  It was a lot of fun! 

Happy 3rd!

I am late, again, in posting.  Ma had her 3rd birthday at the end of September.  Grammy M. made her an adorable dress (which I wish I could fit into!! and sorry I didn't get a better pic. of her in it.  I will work on that!) that she wore to church that week.  Can you tell she loves her baby dolls?  I think we might be in trouble with this next baby!  She will be a good little mother/sister.   Happy Birthday Ma!  We love you and all of your craziness. 

Thousand Springs

We took a little trip with Ryan's parents a while ago to Thousand Springs.  We saw some cool waterfalls, and went to a cool car show.  And of course, our little princess had to wear her tutu. 

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Portland/Hood to Coast Relay

Ryan was invited to do the Hood to Coast Relay at the last minute last month.  We picked up and headed out of town to the beautiful state of Oregon.  We were able to visit with some friends that we hadn't seen in 4 years (thanks again Jim and Mel!!), see the sites of Portland, the kids tasted (and didn't like) cotton candy, and Ryan enjoyed running and meeting and getting to know other runners.  This relay is one where there are 12 members to a team that each take different "legs" to run and then take turns between the runners with each leg.  Your team runs for at least 24 hours with little sleep, but apparently this is fun!  Ryan had a lot of fun doing it and would love to do something like it again.  On our way home, we stopped at Multnomah Falls.  It was beautiful!  We tried to get to the top of the falls, but after walking up the mountain for a mile, the kids were done.  Maybe some day we will finish the hike!  Portland is beautiful though and Ryan and I would love to visit it again. 

Catch up - Griffeth family reunion- August

I am slacking on blogging lately.  So, I am going backwards.  We went to Donnely (near McCall, Idaho) for a family reunion with the Griffeth side of the family.  We enjoyed time with the cousins, played in the water and enjoyed the beautiful scenery, and found out our baby will not be the only one born soon!  At this reunion, Dani and Troy announced they are having their first and Becky and Greg announced they are due in Feb..  Yeah!  I was afraid our baby was going to be a loner!  Oh yes, and excuse my large prego belly.  I will try to get a better picture eventually.