Tuesday, November 2, 2010


So I can't remember what started the Alice in Wonderland theme but here is what we ended up with. We were all going to be a form of the Mad Hatter but who can resist having an adorable Alice and even cuter White Rabbit?

Thursday, September 23, 2010

almost 4

"Mom her is my best friend! I love her!"

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

to blog or not

I am glad that i have some of the memories here. Life seems to be going by at a quickening pace. I just spent time looking back at the old posts and so grateful to have done them because I forgot. I haven't even taken pictures of my kids first day of school. So it looks like tomorrow I will have to fix that. The blog drove many of the pictures that were taken because they tell a story or capture that fleeting moment. If anything I need to have somewhere the photos go that isn't just the external harddrive or a dvd to be forgotten. Even if it means nothing to anyone else just me.

Monday, August 16, 2010

cheetos puffs

What does one do with handsful of cheetos puffs? Make art of course. This is what "Thing 3" came up with. What does it look like to you?

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

need to get ready for summer?

I just have to give a plug for my lil' sis. She is doing eyelash extensions, airbrush tanning and making her beautiful headbands. Check it out!


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

look what was in our backyard

A takes full credit for discovering these hidden behind a chain link fence and the neighbors wood fence. Are these Quail eggs? hmmm I think we will have to do a little research. Our first summer project!

Monday, May 31, 2010

13.1 miles !!!!

Excuse me for a moment while I shout from the roof top I DID IT!!! Okay now I will recompose myself and explain. So this began a little over a year ago with a friend (Dustine) saying "Hey Ash do you want to run a 5k with me?" Well with a little bit of training and lots of guts we went for it and found out we could do it. Then i injured my hip getting ready for a 10k. It put me out all summer. I was finally able to get back to running in the Fall. My sights were set on the Salt Lake Half Marathon and was almost there. Old knee injuries resurfaced and I was advised not to run it. So I was going to cheer on my friends that were running the marathon and forced to the sidelines. Well Dustine got injured, both having to watch from the sidelines. We decided to go cheer on our friends, Salt Lake race day we ran to Sugar House park to see everyone. We ended up regretting not running the race even though we were told not too. Then we set our sights on the State Capitol Half Marathon. It was not advised to be your first half marathon. We figured that out when we hit the trail (uphill, water erosion, big rocks, rough terrain). It was a challenge and fun to tackle. The view was spectacular, we ran through a golf course, This is the place state park, Red Butte Garden and the trails behind the JCC and UofU. Justin and I used to mountain bike these trails. I felt strong and prepared. I have trained for this moment. It was nice to finally hit pavement in the Avenues and a stretch of downhill. My favorite part...my kids cheering me on and M running in her flipflops with me all the way to the finish line and of course being done! (She thought she should get a metal too because she crossed the finish line.)

My friend Dustine when she crossed the finish line. WOOT WOOT!!!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Escape artist

And sometimes he can be mistaken for a streaker...he has more clothes on in this picture.

No excuses, just a picture

Monday, April 5, 2010

Grandpa Joe's burial

Forever a cowboy!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

sun and sand perfection

It was a quick trip to San Diego and we are already figuring out how to get back. I now know why people love San Diego.

We ran the Silver Strand trail in the morning. The weather was perfect.

The rehearsal dinner was held on the the pirate ship that was on Master and Commander. The location was awesome, great food and a fun celebration.

The wedding was held at the Hotel Del Coronado and was absolutely perfect! We had so much fun and the best part is the party is going to continue in India in less than 2 weeks.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"come to my bed Mom"

That was the last thing he asked. I am unloading memory cards and found this. He is growing up so quickly.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


This blog is soo boring. I am sorry it really needs love and I just haven't had the time/energy to update it. Life is good. Maybe after the weekend in San Diego I will be rejuvenated, then a few weeks later India. Until then...well it just may be neglected.