Sunday, April 20, 2014


Dying Easter eggs was very exciting this year.  For some reason Marae was SO aggressive with her dunking of her eggs.  She would slam them in there causing the water to come splashing out and immediately grab them back out and do it again.  It was hilarious and messy.  Note to self:  Always dye eggs outside.

Easter weekend we drove down to Alpine.  Saturday we went to two Easter egg hunts.  The first one was in Alpine at a park.  The eggs weren't really hidden but it was still fun.  Boonie made the mad dash and got a lot of eggs.  It was so hard standing there waiting for the person in charge to say go.  Marae had to be contained until the whistle blew.

Right after the park in Alpine we heard about another egg hunt in Highland where the Easter bunny was going to be making an appearance.  Now the Easter bunny is not one that I care about EVER seeing, but we thought it may be fun.  So we ventured over to that one just in time for the hunt to start.  The one in Highland was much more busy that the Alpine one.  But the kids got to see the bunny and decorate cookies.

The bunny was only slightly terrifying to both of my children.

Here are my two BEAUTIFUL babies on Easter.  I certainly love these darling little ones.  This picture is my new favorite.

Boonie went to sunbeams in his new ward and came out looking like this...  The teacher thought it was a good idea to hand out blue ring pops to all the 3 year olds dressed in their new Easter clothes.......

Easter afternoon we had a family get together at Tom and Laura's.  We had a picnic outside and another Easter egg hunt with all the cousins.  I'm surprised I didn't get any pictures!!  We hid 200 eggs for that one.  Easter was a success this year!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

April Randoms and GIRLS DAY!

To start things off... Marae got a new awesome bruise.  This was the day after we returned home from AZ.  There's no place like home.  She hit her head on the bottom shelf of our end table.  I'll tell you what though, the amount of bruises this little girl has had does not slow her down in the least.

Look at that sassy little evil expression.  She knows exactly what she's doing - at all times.  Mess maker!!

On April 23rd Emily Townsley my old college roomie and I had a much anticipated girls day.  We drove down to city creek mall in Salt Lake.  We started off getting our makeup done.

Then it just so happened that my other college roomie Kara Miller who I haven't seen since my wedding was in town so we met up with her, Natalie De St Joer, and Eric Allen for lunch.  It was just a glorious day of reunions for me and I loved every second of it!!

Emily, Ada, Lola, Kara, Beau (Natalie's baby), Matt
Bryan, Natalie De St Jeor, Eric Allen, Kari
 After lunch we went shopping.  In the dressing room we rocked out just like old times.  We ended up getting those matching shirts.  I can't tell you how much fun we had. I love this picture below - Emily is the best.

We had to follow tradition and go to Leatherby's for some DELICIOUS ice cream.  Quintin was missed.

Natalie, Kara, me 
Natalie, me, Kara, Eric
Back to the random picures - we made homemade pizzas for dinner one night.  The kids had fun making them.  Marae made this one below all by herself.

Mason had an audition for a deity role for the church and he needed new head shots.  While we were taking those we got a couple cute ones of him and the kids.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Arizona Trip

The following pictures are all the pictures taken on my mom's camera.  It covers the whole trip to Arizona - the whole 2 1/2 weeks.  We had a great time.  We took a lot of naps, rested, and played.  I wasn't feeling too well being in the first trimester but it was still nice to be at Grandma's and have some help.  Part of the reason we stayed so long was because Mason had a conference in Philadelphia that he attended for a week.

I love all these pictures of my babies in the pool.  Their expressions (especially Marae's are hilarious in each one).

The weather was just right for the kiddie pool.  The big pool was cold though.  But Boonie insisted on going in and of course when Marae saw him jump in she had to join in too.  Boonie stayed in for a while and even jumped off the diving board!!!  Crazy kid!

I love his face right after he jumped in.  I think the cold gave him a little shock!  Didn't stop him for long though.

We went up to Kyle and Stacey's where we found out they are expecting #3 baby as well!!  Stacey is due about a month and a half before me.  So exciting!  I love that we are always pregnant together.  It makes for great cousin fun!  We had a yummy dinner at their house and then went out for ice cream.  Boonie also attended Darci's dance class.  That was pretty hilarious to watch as he had MUCH MORE energy than any of those little girls.  I think the teacher secretly hoped that we wouldn't sign up after our 'trial class' because Boonie was kind of the ring leader of messing up marching lines in there.

Kyle and Stacey came down one of the weekends we were there.  Kyle made a little movie with the kids.  Boonie loved dressing up.

The cousins spent the night and we all went to the Tucson zoo in Grandma's new car - a 2010 Ford Flex.  Pretty fancy!!  The zoo was a nice zoo.  It seems to be tradition with all of us to go to zoos together!

Randoms at Grandma's:

I especially like these next two because those are the two my dad took while he was babysitting one night.  My mom and I went out to get pedicures and chinese food.  He stayed home and played with the babies.  Marae looks like a tank in both of them.

Grandma (my mom) got pulled over for going to fast in her fancy new car on the way home one day.  We sweet talked our way out of it, but Boonie was so worried that we were all going to jail.

April 9th was Grandma Widman's 88th birthday.  We got to go up and celebrate her party.  She enjoyed watching the kids - even if we weren't sure she knew what was going on, she liked seeing everyone.  She asked me why I never come visit anymore.  She has a hard time remembering things.  I was glad I could be there to show her my love.  Boonie saved a sticker he had gotten earlier that day to give to her for her birthday.  He's so sweet.  He tries to be brave around both his great grandma's even though he thinks they are scary.  I'm so proud of him.  He's the sweetest little boy.

The sisters:  Aunt Dora, Carol and Grandma
We flew home on the 11th.  It was a nice long trip and we picked a good time to go because it snowed twice while we were down there.  We came back to a beautiful warm spring.