Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Time to eat the 3 week old gingerbread house we made! They have been eyeing it and picking at it for weeks. After they ate a few bits, Ashley is convinced she has a loose tooth! ;)
Lincoln at his performance

Ice cream after the performances
Ashley in her performances

Sledding at Donner Park

Sledding in our backyard

Friday, December 12, 2008

Sam's favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner

Sam's favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner...

Zoo Lights! It was fun to see all the lights at the zoo (along with some animals), but it was cold!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The week of Thanksgiving

We had soo much fun in California with Grandpa Gene and Grandma Marilyn. It was also fun to see Julie and Tom and Christie, Rick and their kids Riley, Logan and McKenna. We also saw Dennis and some old friends. It really was such a nice week.

Here we are at Disneyland. Ash and Linc loved it, even Sam had fun. It's a kids paradise. We went with Grandma, Grandpa, Christie, Logan, McKenna, Julie, and Tom. We had a blast! And yes, Grandma LOVED the roller costers.

Here we are at the Long beach Aquarium. We saw so many fish, seals, large sharks, and petted some stingrays.

And then we went for a boat ride around the harbor. We saw some seals hanging our on a buoy. Ashley had to have her picture taken with them... :)

Thanks grandma and grandpa for a fun week!
Tri Results

Yes, Jen, Mom and I had a great time. And we did well in the race. Jen finished 3rd in her age division and 17th overall. Her time was 51 minutes. She did great and will receive a medal! Not bad her first race. She swam 200 yards (8 lengths), biked 5 miles and ran 1.5 miles. I finished 7th in my age division and 21st overall. My time was 1:22. I swam 400 yards (16 lengths), biked 10 miles and ran 3 miles. It really was a lot of fun. It was fun to hear the comments of those around us. I was standing next to a girl (doing the sprint or "short" tri, same as me) who saw a guy going to the front of the line and she said "He better not be cutting in line!" She was a little intense with her sports bra and little shorts and belly button ring in 40 degree weather :). Another girl warned me not to step over the wire early. Last year someone did this and lost 20... SECONDS off her time!! I thought she was going to say 20 minutes. :) It was pretty funny. Back with Jen it was a little lighter atmosphere with those around her saying "you go first. No, you go first". Anyway, a lot of fun. If you would like to check out the results go to
milliseconds.com and select the SHAC tri under results. We truly had a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008


We had a very fun Halloween. It began with Ashley and Lincoln having programs at school. It's fun to hear their little songs and see the actions. Sam, as you can see below was a little tired of them. We then headed over to Foothill village to go trick-or-treating at the stores. They had a blast with friends and being able to see so many different costumes. We then went around our neighborhood, then headed up to my parents house for some more fun. Sam has the treats figured out. He hung onto his bucket very tightly and grabbed the candy anytime it was added. A very fun and exciting Halloween!

Lincoln was just a little tired... :)

Soccer is over until April. The great thing is Ashley scored two goals in her last game! These were her 1st goals. She was estatic, as was I :). Lincoln also scored 2 goals this season. They are both starting to get what soccer is about and now looking for the ball. Lincoln is funny, though. Sometimes he just goes in and pushes kids around with his hands and doesn't chase the ball... We will have to work on that. (I'm sure the other parents don't think it's funny :0)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sorry for the lack of journaling. I can only do so much with my kids up and about. The rock climbing pictures were taken over UEA weekend in St. George. It was the first time we took Ashley and Lincoln climbing. They had a good time and keep asking when we will be going again. Hopefully with time Jon and I will also be able to climb, but we know that is a long way off...

Monday, November 3, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Sam's 1 Year Old!!

He's getting more independent, sleeping through the night (well, at least until 5:30 or 6), and done nursing. What a big boy!!
His first cupcake. Most of it ended up on his face and the floor. :)

Sam tries to climb on anything he can. Here he is on the dishwasher. We have to keep chairs to the tables pushed in...