Monday, March 28, 2011

My Baby is 7??

Zander is 7! Yah... that's right. Pants is officially SEVEN big years!!

What a character.

It's funny.... everyone who knows Zander has a story to tell. He is a crack up. He is friendly. He is entertaining and someone you can't forget.

This picture says so much!

You got to love the kid....

.... I know I do!

Happy Birthday Zander Pants!!!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Principles Office??

Most of the time Zander is making everyone laugh with his GINORMOUS personality. He does and says some of the most funny things. I love him to death!!

But we do have other times that are challenging. I suppose parenting isn't always suppose to easy. Zander reminds me of that some times.

This past week Zander was sent to the principles office.

All of Zander's classmates think he is so funny. His teacher has mentioned several times that others really look up to him. Not only can he make others laugh but he is a friend to everyone. Those are some really good qualities... especially for a 6 year old. But the other day Zander was getting frustrated at a girl who "wasn't being very nice." Zander knows he isn't allowed to do mean things to other people, so instead.... he asked his little friend to be mean to this girl. Zander told his little friend to pull the mean girl's hair. The little friend did what Zander told him to do, and did indeed, pull the girl's hair. The girl defended herself and she punched the little friend in the stomach. The little friend cried immediately and the girl and little friend started hitting each other back. Meanwhile, Zander just sat back and watched it all happen.

All three of them got sent to the principles office. As a result, they all lost their recess for two days. They had to sit in the office and "think" about how they could have each responded better.

Now, I realize the little friend didn't have to do what Zander told him to do..... but, I do see how sneaky Zander can be in getting what he wants. Not good!

Zander lost his privileges at home as well for the rest of the day. He wrote sorry notes to the girl and boy. I really hoped he learned something.

On a brighter note.... this little picture is more of our FUN Zander! He really is a good boy and lots of fun to be with. And... he really can brighten my day with his love and excitement for life!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy St Paddy's Day

Yeah! We love to celebrate Green!!

St. Paddy's Day means eating LOTS of green treats!

Donuts - Sprite!

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And cookies!

This year we switched it up with GREEN hair!

We had such a fun DAY!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Russian Meal!

Grandma and Grandpa had us over for a special dinner..

... a Russian Dinner!

We all loved the pancakes!

This is soup. It has lots of beets in it.

Grandma spent lots of time in the kitchen to make all the yummy food! Thanks Grandma!!

(Thanks Lisa for taking pictures)!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Happy Bday Dad!

There's no place like home...

.....except Grandpa's place!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Look who got Braces

Megs wears her braces well!!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Looks at these handsome - little guys!

...And now look at them 5 years later (almost in the same order)!

I can't believe how much changes in such a short time.

It boggles my mind to think how different everything will be in five additional years!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Boarding the Sun-Dance


The boys are getting so good at snowboarding! We had a great time together!!

Gar strapped his board on for the first time and I might add he was incredible.

It sure was a beautiful day!

Monday, March 7, 2011

Garrett - Basketball

Garrett's basketball team had a great season. They were undefeated.

They killed a couple teams with scores like 108 - 10 and 98 - 6. They are animals.

He is quick and collected!

Garrett making a shot!

Go Garrett!!

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Basketball for Stocks

It has been a good season for Stocks and basketball this year.

He had really improved his game!

Stocks is a great defensive player.
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He even made several free throws!!

Go Stocks!

Niel was the assistant coach this year! We all had such a great time!!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Five Big YEARS!

I can't remember life before this handsome man walked into my life. I say that in a good way!

One of the best parts about our marriage is that we enjoy having a great time together!! I love the adventures we share. Celebrating our anniversary is one of my most favorite things to do every year.

This year, our big anniversary was celebrate at home! Some might think.... "what happened to their excitement??" .... but I will have to say it was an incredible celebration. We decided we had everything a luxurious hotel room would have... a fireplace, a hot tub, a quiet place with no kids, a nice TV, and a comfortable bed. We made it happen! We brought our mattress into the front room, right next to the fire place and TV.... and spent the entire weekend kid-less, in quiet, for 3 entire days! SWEET!!

We went to a movie, watched BYU kick San Diego State's butt, caught up on our favorite shows, SLEPT IN, bought some jewelry (NICE), went to dinner at The Roof, SLEPT IN AGAIN, and lazied around in our P.J.'s all day long!!!


I love his man! I love celebrating our lives together!!

I like to think of all the fun anniversaries we have had together...

1 Year - Not so successful cruise
Our magical Day! I love this picture. Looks like we are settling into marriage quit well!

Heres to another great and wonderful 5 years!