Wednesday, August 19, 2009


The summer began with Uncle Mike and Aunt Shuho coming to visit!

Jack Jr. got to go to the Ghetty Center again with them. Love to have them here!

Memorial Weekend!
Nice serve dear!
Ethan and Max
Uncle Max and Aunt Shuho never took a wedding picture and asked me to do it! Isn't she beautiful? Yes!!!
Max graduated from Mrs. Lewis' preschool. Kindergarten here I come!!!
Uncle Mike and Aunt Shuho came to visit! Jack Jr. got to go to the Ghetty Center again with them. Love to have them here! Come back soon!

Gracie's class did an end of the year play and she was a snake.

Youth Conference was a blast this year! Emily's first. They collected food for the SCV Food Pantry door to door with their Mormon Helping Hands Vests on! The kids got to participate in a Ropes Coarse in Malibu. On the year anniversary of Emily's transplant she was walking a tightrope from 2 telephone poles! MIRACLES HAPPEN! She made so many new friends. Some of them male!

One of these things is not like the other! Poor Maddie is being left behind! All of her very best friends are a year older and going off to college. They will be missed
A LOT!!! Good luck girls!

Max getting his kindergarten shots. Super excited about going to kindergarten until...OUCH!!

Happy Birthday MOM! Don Cucos has you wear this sombrero and they sing in Spanish which Jack Sr. joined in on! My kids thought this was so can see why!

Max Truman chillin' by the pool!

Does it get any better than this!! An afternoon by the pool! Thanks DAD!
Emily lovin life!

We went to the beach once a week this summer! It was relaxing and very fun! Jack Jr. spent every minute he could in the water!

We went to Utah for the 4th of July! Fun with Grandma Connie and our cousins!

We changed after the movie and went to the Open House of the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.
4th of July Parade out in Grantsville. Grandma Lee and Grandma Connie.

We toured BYU and ate at Sensuious Sub!! Yum!!
We went up to Roy to see Mikele and Mel and Lori and Dusty! See I am short!!

So Fun to be with all our cousins! Love our family!!

Sunday, May 17, 2009

MAX IS 5!!

My baby is 5! That is hard to swallow! I told him he could not turn 5, that he had to stay little. He started to cry cuz you have to be 5 to go to Kindergarten. So I let him turn 5, but I regret it!!!! The day after his birthday we were walking into the bank. I went to grab his hand and he pulled it away saying "Mom, I don't need you to hold my hand, I'm 5!" I wanted to cry!

He got a bike for his birthday and now all he wants to do is ride it! Cute boy!

Funny Max story...
One morning he came out groggy from his bed to the kitchen. He asked "Mom is it a T-ball day?" He has a label for each day, school day, church day, T-ball day. Anyway, I told him no it was a church day. He said in all seriousness, "I hate church!" Jack hearing this, called him to come into the family room. He tried to talk to him about all the good things about church, Primary, his teacher, singing time, etc. To all of this he replied the same, "I hate it!" None of my kids have ever come out and said that, so I was a little upset. Then Jack decided to change the subject a little and asked Max, "Who do you love most in all the world?" Max replied, "MOM, I love Mom most!" I'm not sure where he was going with this, but then Jack asked, "What about Dad?" Max thought for a second and said "I love you more than church!!!" I started to laugh so hard I cried!!
Out of the mouths of babes!!!!!!

We all love that little boy! He brings such joy to our family! He's a great dancer too! Ask him to show you his moves sometime! :)

Gracie is 8!

I'm struggling right now because my camera is not connecting to my computer. I can not download pictures. I like to blog by putting pictures on and commenting on them. So for now until I get a new cord, I have to write it out.

Gracie turned 8 on the 25th of April. We had a huge Make-over party for her. She invited 15 friends to come and get their toes, nails and hair done. We took pictures of each DIVA and put them in a frame that they each decorated. Thanks to my big girls and their salon-like talents, it was a huge success!

Then on May 9th, Grace was baptized. It was a great event. She looked beautiful in a white dress that my mom made for her. I wish you could see it...dumb camera!!! Anyway, Jack baptized and confirmed her. Maddie gave a great talk on the Holy Ghost and I did the spotlight.

Funny Grace story...
She is our little artist. One day she was in her studio and came out with invitations for an Art Show being held in 10 minutes. She hanged (that always sounds dumb (hanged) but it is correct grammar) her art all over the walls of the office and invited the family to come and view it. She even made note cards for herself describing her art to us! Love the imagination of this little girl.

We are so proud of her for making the decision to be baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Grace is funny, cute, creative, friendly and an all around great kid! Love you Gracie Girl!!

Sunday, April 12, 2009


Before we get into the commercial of the Easter Holiday, I have to say that the best part of this Easter for me was today in church. The closing song of Sacrament meeting was I Know that My Redeemer Lives! It was a very powerful moment for me. I got very emotional. It confirmed again to me the great blessing of that knowledge. I am so thankful to be a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I know that Christ lives and that he suffered so that I could repent and live with my family and Heavenly Father again! What a blessing!

Hoppy Easter

Yeah! Easter basket! Always the last to find hers! Darn Easter bunny hides her well!

I found an egg! Good job Gracie!

I found 2! Great job Jr!

But I am the cutest!

No I am the cutest!
Isn't it obvious who are the cutest!

Yeah they are the cutest! Happy Easter!

The Easter Eggs. We tried a new dye package, a marbling thing.

It is 11:43 at night. Thanks to my big kids the eggs got done! I forgot! opps! they saved the day.

Jack Jr is too old to do the Easter egg hunt for the little kids, so he entertained himself! Cool swing!
Max and Gracie had so much fun at our ward hunt!

April so far...

Spring break! Jack, Gracie and his friend William hand squeezed orange and grapefruit juice from our trees and sold it in front our our house one morning. They made $17 for their efforts.
Fresh squeezed juice and muffins! 1 cup and 2 muffins for a $1! Young entrepreneurs!

Max is playing t-ball! I love this age. They all hit and they all score! He was so excited to put on his Rockies uniform.
I made all of the kids get up last Saturday at 8 to go to his first game! He has supported them, now it is his turn! They did not complain at all! Good kids!
This picture explains it all! Who rules the roost?

A trip down to Aunt Tina and Uncle Steve's! We went to the park and had some lunch! So Fun to have cousins! Thanks for a fun day!
Jack Jr. and Ryan!
Gracie and Josie!
Max and Ethan! Cool boys!
All play and no work? Not in our house! We went on a 4 mile walk that day and then planted flowers! Not really hard work, more like fun work!
Good job! Right after this picture I came back to see how he was doing, to find the plant missing?!?!?! He had buried the whole thing in the earth! HAHA!
Gracie should have been a pioneer! She loves to be outside and loves to work in the dirt!

Maddie has a job! We did not see much of her during her Spring Break (which really wasn't a break) She worked 9-5! She's working at a law firm as the receptionist. Good experience for her!