Saturday, November 24, 2012

Introducing..... (finally)

It's about time this little one becomes "blog-fficial."  Earlier this year, we welcomed baby number 4 into the mix.  Abigail Brianne.  She came right at end end of the year's run of the Easter Pageant.  She came on the afternoon before the final performance.  Daddy and Mommy went to the hospital after Daddy called the second-to-the-last show.  After she was born and Mommy settled into her recovery room, Daddy went and called the last show.  He did leave the strike night festivities in the very capable hands of his crew members.

One of her first poses

 Special thanks to Elise Millett for this photo shoot.  Elise is amazing.
She is our Abby. 

From her first day to this, she has been our happy child.  She only fusses when she needs something. 

Abby had her turn in the cow outfit this Halloween.  Each child has been in that outfit for Halloween.  Very cool. 

This was Baby's first snow trip.  The snow was falling in this picture and she was laughing to beat the band.  She loved it!

Monday, February 13, 2012

A Year in Review...Alana

This has been a year of many changes and accomplishments for this little girl.  She is a good kid with the sweetest heart.  Her ultimate desire is to make sure everyone in happy.

Happy girl


She loves flowers 

She takes her dancing very seriously 

Even though is was well above 90 degrees, she rocked her Snow Princess costume for Halloween. 

 Loves trying new things with her hair

She can be a clown 

 Loves her brothers

She is a great student 

She is a natural beauty 

Graduated Kindergarten


She lost 3 teeth in a month


Loves playing with her friends

It has been fun watching Alana transform from a sweet baby, to a toddler with attitude, to a cute little pre-schooler, and now a beautiful young lady.  We can always count on Alana for a smile and a hug.  She has a rock solid faith and a desire to make people happy.  We love our Alana!

Thursday, February 9, 2012

A Year in Review...Briggy

There is a lot to say about this kid.  He is an active, fun-loving little boy.  He is also very good at thinking things through.  Since he just recently turned 4, we have moved out of the treacherous three's.  He is becoming a child that is helpful, thoughtful, loving, grateful, and a joy to be with.  Enjoy the many faces of Briggy.

 He is a natural protector.  He is extremely conscientiousness of the welfare of his brother and sister.


 From the first smile until today, his face can lighten any dark day


 He is the adventurous one.  He would be perfectly content running around in the forest all day.


 Showing muscles!!


 Love that smile!


 Though he can be a ham sometimes


Let's not forget the constant injuries from the adventures


One of the many faces of Briggy


 In paradise




 ALWAYS on the move


 Our resident monkey

Willing and able to help anyone do anything

We gave Brigham an appropriate name.  His namesake, Brigham Young, was dubbed "The Lion of the Lord."  I think Briggy is a lot like a lion as well.  He is a natural protector.  He sticks up for things he knows is right.  He is passionate about everything he does.  He takes pride in things that he does.  He is not afraid to let his opinion be known.  With all of that intensity, he is also the sweetest, kindest little boy.  We love our Briggy!

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Year in Review...Hy-Joe

Since we are trying to get back on the blogging bandwagon, we thought we'd update on each person individually.  Today is Hyrum, or as he is otherwise known, Hy-Hy or Hy-Joe.  This little guy went from being one and barely walking to just recently turning two and destroying everything in his path.  He is a sweet kid with a fun-loving personality.


Riding the rails on the Polar Express



Not a huge fan of snow



Loves getting rides



Halloween 2011


A budding intellectual



This kids loves being outside and/or in the dirt



His scream can peel paint off of walls



His smile is contagious



Is the only kid not to call Julie "Mama" rather "Monny"



He may or may not get in trouble often, usually, all the time, daily



When Julie was pregnant with our third child, we were both so sure it was a girl.  Dustin was almost in denial when the ultrasound proved us wrong.  Looking back, this Daddy was never so glad to be proven wrong.  Love us some Hy-Joe.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas Quiz

While we get our act together and post about what has actually been happening with us in the last two months, here is a Christmas movie quiz for your pleasure.


1.  What scripture did Linus quote in "A Charlie Brown Christmas"?


2.  What body part did Phil Davis "injure" during WWII while saving Bob Wallace?


3.  "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is __________ _______ _____ ____ ___ _____."


4.  In "Santa Claus is Coming to Town," what was the name of Kris's pet penguin?


5.  In "The Santa Clause," what is the name of the elf in charge of Research and Development?


6.  The child pictured with George Bailey has a nickname.  Jimmy Stewart's character calls her his "little ______?"


7.  Sticking with Jimmy Stewart for a while, he took control of the set of Mr. Krueger's Christmas, dismissed all but the essential crew, and told the remaining crew to make sure everything was set because the scene he was about to shoot could only be done in one take.  "I've only got one of these in me."  Which scene was it?


8.  Kris Kringle has a young friend in "Miracle on 34th Street."  Kris's friend plays Santa for younger children.  Name the character.


9.  Name the movie the family was watching, in French, while the parents tried to contact Kevin back home in "Home Alone."


10.  What is the name of the rabbit in "Frosty the Snowman?"


11.  Finally, in the classic Christmas show "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," Yukon Cornelius was on his way to get supplies.  What supplies did he intend on getting?