Monday, May 31, 2010

My new swing set!!

My brother in law built me this awesome swing set!! He is so good! We went to the lumber store and got the boards and hardware and he went to town. He cut and built this in about 6 hours, on his vacation!!!! I really appreciate it though!! My kids love it already!!!

almost done
Tagg sitting up watching Jed build
Putting it together

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Kate the Princess

Kate just had her first dance recital!!! She did so great and was so cute!!! They did two dances the swan lake dance and the teddy bear dance. She loves to dance and learn new things. Kate is such a wonderful little girl and we are so proud of her. She was really excited to be in her sparkling dress and little crown. She absolutely loved it!!

She has 3 other little girls in her class. They all did so well. We are going to put her in dance next year!! We love you Kate. Good job on your recital.

Kate right before his recital

Kate and Lola

Kates pretty dress and crown

Friday, May 28, 2010

Yellowstone Park

The mountains coming into the park


Way to close

Even closer
A few weeks ago Jake and the kids and me wanted to drive through Yellowstone park!! It wasn't open all the way through quite yet!! It was so beautiful. I haven't been there in a long time. The kids loved all the animals. We saw elk and deer on our way into the park and tons of buffalo while we were in the park. We can't wait to go back there when it is warm and there is not 15 feet of snow on the ground!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010


It has been so warm here and the kids have been begging to run in the sprinklers!!! I finally decided it was warm enough for swimsuits and water!! The kids had a blast! Even Tagg, who last year hated when the sprinklers touched him, had a great time playing! They would both fun through with their heads turned and eyes closed and would run into each other!! It is nice to have a nice yard the kids can play in!! I just love it here!!

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Tagg right after I handed him the string. (This face did not last long)

Kate and her kite

This was Tagg by the end of the kite flying experience

Taggs kite that was tangled up on the trucks

Kate in the field with her kite
The kids got some kites for Easter so we decided to fly them in our new house!! The kids loved it for about two seconds then Tagg did not like it so much. He kept crying because the kite was pulling him around the pasture!! He did not realize that you just need to stand still. Kate liked it until her line got tangled on the fence!! It was a lot of fun while it lasted!!! I think the wind was just a little to strong!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Kates Party!!

While we were down in Rawlins for Kates recital we decided to do a quick b-day party for Kate! She was so excited to do a party!! We went to the park and had it at the park. It was so nice and sunny all day a little windy but sunny. Then about 10 min before the party the clouds rolled in and it started to rain. It didn't rain for very long but it was a little chilly. But of course the kids did not even care. They went out and played and they all ended up with wet bums from the rain on the slides. But it was a lot fun to see Kate with some of her friends.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


We are moved in and getting settled in Cody!!! I was happy for the crapy weather the first week so i could stay inside and just unpack. I never really feel at home until things are on the walls and boxes are unpacked!! I officially have one box of odds and ends left to unpack!!! Yeah!!

We love this house. It just fits us so well! It was a little over two acres and a great barn for horses. Jake is always playing outside in the yard!! The kids like being out there too!! They are always riding bikes and playing in the dirt!!

Its on a little dirt road about 8 miles outside of town!! Yellow stone is only a 45 min. drive from out house. We are just in love with this little house!! We are going to get horses in the near future and are just so happy!!

We love visitors and our house is always open. So if you want to come to Cody and go to the park and ride horses and just have fun come up and visit us!!!

The kitchen

The dining room (and yes I really hate the carpet)

Our back yard. our property goes to that far fence in the back.

The side parking area and barn

The cute little house!

Entry way

My awesome new table that my parents got us as a house warming gift. Thank you so much mom and dad. I absolutely love it!! It fits us so well.