Thursday, November 20, 2008


I just wanted to take a few moments and tell all of you how thankful our family is to have all of you in our lives. You truely are blessings in our lives. With so many things happening in this world it is such a comfort to know that there are sweet people in our lives. Thank you for all that you do and continue to do for our family! We are truely blessed!


Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Trip to Tucson

Brent and I had been talking about going to Tucson or to Mesa for some time. We rarely go and take the kids. Usually we go to the temple but do not take the kids. The kids do not have school today, Monday or Tuesday for Veterans day. Brent decided to take the day off and spend it at home. Before I knew it we were off to Tucson. The kids were thrilled. Now I am not kidding when I say we rarely take them with us. Usually if I am nursing a baby that is the only child that comes. So this was BIG for the kids. We went out to lunch at the Olive Garden and the kids had a lot of fun! They loved the food and behaved very well. I have to say I have never seen Ella eat so much. More mamma more mamma is all I heard. Then we were off to the mall. Weston remembers the mall but no one else. The escalator was the big thrill and Yes we rode it just for fun a few times. Seems a bit odd that they never had been to the mall. They were very excited and we had a good time.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Watch out there is a new cowboy in town and he just turned six!

Trett wanted cowboy stuff for his birthday. I think he makes a cute cowboy!

Trett's birthday

A string of money from Aunt Tonya and Aunt Allison. Grandpa Bill and Grandma Marion also sent a card with money. Grandpa Jerold and Grandma Cheryl got him a star wars game for the wii. Thanks everyone!

I am not a cake decorator by any means. This cake was probably THE WORST cake I have ever tried to make. Poor Trett. I thought that since Trett loved money so much this treasure chest cake would be fun. I told him to imagine the chest had been buried for a VERY long time. Something funny happened.....

I had left to run a few errands and came back to Wyatt running to the truck and saying there had been an accident with the cake. I thought the poor cake what more could happen to it? He took me to the cake and said one of the ring pop jewels had broke. I said how strange that the ring pop would just break. Good thing he was there when it happened. I finally got out of him that he just touched it and a piece had stuck to his finger and broke off. He left the broken piece on the plate. I just laughed. He ran to play and I started preparing for dinner. When I noticed a glue stick with chocolate frosting on the lid and a very small piece of a sucker next to it. Later i asked him if he tried to glue the broken piece back onto the ring pop. He said he had. Too bad he didn't know licking it would have done the trick!

Ella in curlers

Halloween costumes

Here is the whole gang
Ella was a princess. I got out her dress up Cinderella dress and she refused to wear it. I asked her well what are you going to be? She said a princess. I got out more dress ups and she refused to put them on. Frustrated and running out of time I asked her what are you wearing? She pulled out this dress. We put it on sprayed in sparkles and put on a tiara. I thought great we are all dressed and ready to go. Then she came out of her room wearing a pair of jeans. At this point I just go with it. She is lucky she was born last. A few years ago I probably would have held her down and made her wear what I thought was good. Things have changed. Super CUTE!

Wyatt was our cowboy. That must be his outlaw face. (Stinker!)

Trett was a basketball player. This picture was taken late into the evening. He played hard and ate lots of candy. He wasn't sure what he wanted to be. First he was going to be a cowboy. Wyatt thought that would be dumb to have two cowboys. Then he thought he would be ninja. He wears that ninja costume all the time and I think the last two years. When he found out he had to take it to school and put it on in the bathroom he decided he would be a basketball player and then change into the ninja costume later that evening. By the time evening came he still wasn't sure. When we left for trunk or treat he was a basketball player.

Ashtyn was a rock star

Weston was an ASU Sun Devil. Go ASU!


Wow! This much candy scares me. I have one simple rule. If I find any candy on the floor it is mine. If I saw you eating candy and I have to pick up your wrappers you owe me one candy for each wrapper I pick up. Lets just say Bishop Reidhead will be getting a big bag of candy Sunday for his candy jar. Just a small contribution from the Wiltbank kids.