Sunday, November 16, 2008

Mad Props

Ky doesn't read this blog, I am pretty sure, but I want to give mad props where mad props are due. My brothers ky and ryan inspired me to wipe out and reinstall my laptop and desktop computers. Ky ended up working much harder than I am sure he expected when I called him at least 6 or 7 times for help. What a sweetie, though. He was so patient and always willing to drop whatever he had going on to coach me thru it. It only took 3 days and I am proud to say that it worked and both computers work soooo much faster and do all the stuff they are supposed to do!
Thanks Ky!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Blaine the Builder

Blaine made these shelves for the shop and I thought they were pretty cool! He built them with a glass shelf on the top for shoes (that was my idea!) that was held up with skateboards! Cool!

Monday, November 10, 2008

You should get a Tween

I love having a tween! For those of you who don't follow Miley Cyrus and Bakugon (i know i spelled that wrong), a tween is from age 9-12 and I have a great one!
He is a cute, fun kid and one of my favorite friends to hang out with. He is also the second one I go to when I am having a bad day, because he always knows how to make people feel better. Seriously, call Tyler (on his cell) next time you are down!
Oh, btw, this is Tyler's very fun science experiment about liquid viscocity. He didn't really drink it, ew gross!

I love skater boys!

Ok, Ok, Dillon's is a little blurry, but this post is about my boys skating. I love that they skate. I love what it teaches them and, yes, I do worry sometimes about the crowd and language they are being exposed to but here are my thoughts...
Boys who play football and lacross swear and drink and have sex.
Boys who go to church every sunday tease other boys and fight with their brothers.
Boys who play tennis care about their hair and what clothes they wear.
Boys who play chess only take baths if they are forced to.
I love that they cheer eachother on when they go together. They go skate with Blaine and when he gives them advice, they listen. They respect that he knows things that they want to know. They respect their dad. That is a good thing.
Tyler asked me if he could say the "d word" when he fell really bad skating. I won't tell you exactly how that conversation went; many of you disagree with my views on profanity, suffice to say, however, my 11 year old asked for my permission to use a bad word and I was honored that he cared for my opinion. I want to live my life so that he will always want to know what I think. It's a lot to shoot for, he's only 11, but it's a great goal.

Monday, October 13, 2008

Kids School Pics

Here are Tyler and Dillon's cute school pictures for 2008-09. We put some in the mail for grandparents and stuff, but I thought I'd post some too!
I am not sure why Tyler's hair looks green, we certainly did not color it! The year is going well for them both and being back in public school is so much easier! They usually get the weeks' worth of homework done on Monday, which is nice so that we can have the week to spend fun time together! Last year, Tyler did homework from the time he got home until he went to bed almost every night!
The school had a "sock hop" Friday night and we had a blast. They did face painting, a cake walk, dancing and stuff like that. We are trying to be better about attending school and church family activities instead of always coming up with our own things to do. I don't know why we did that, we always have fun when we join in!
Tyler has a new friend at school who is a competitive snowboarder and they are the new tweedledee and tweedledum. It is so fun, they are such cuties! We are supposed to be going to the skatepark today after school, so I will try to remember the camera! No promises, know me.

Friday, September 19, 2008

Moms need a life too!

So I had a friend complain that mom's never have their pics on blogs. Here's me snowboarding with my dad this march and I am counting the days till' I can go again this season! Tyler gets free riding this season and I am so excited! The fifth graders get 16 days free at Vail, Breck, Keystone and Beaver Creek, is that a sweet deal or what? Plus Evan is free, so we just have to pay for Dill when we all go. Yay! I must say, summer has become a countdown to snow lately.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Blaine's (very short) bull ride! Then they duct taped "free ice cream" coupons all over a smaller bull and the kids tried not to be killed or trampled while chasing it around tearing off the papers.

It's called Mutton Busting. The kids hold on for dear life while a sheep tears around trying to throw them off. Oddly enough, they loved it. The kids, probably not the sheep.

More Ranch

The Ranch

Here's the pics from our Wilkins Family Reunion in honor of mom & dad's 50th Anniversary. We had such a blast riding horses, shooting arrows, tubing, mutton busting, barrel racing, bull riding and more!

Blaine's Parent's Anniversary Party

These two sweethearts have been married 50 years!!! It is so inspiring to see two people still in love and who have grown to be such a perfect team. I wish I had one of

their wedding pictures so everyone could see what a cute young pair they made. They are pretty darn cute now, too!

Pictures at the Newport Beach Temple

These are from a photo session at the Newport Beach temple for Blaine's parent's 50th Anniversary. I gotta say, our boys clean up pretty well. I just love the one of all three of them holding hands. They do that a lot and it's really sweet.

California Trip

Here's our boys playing in Nana and Papa's pool, always fun!!

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Monday, June 9, 2008

Check out Kody

We just signed a new rider, Kody Wright, to the team. He is quite impressive, check him out at

Blaine is cute

For those of you who were not aware, Blaine is cute. This picture is the day after we went and saw Voodoo Glow Skulls together and he is pimpin' his new shirt. He tried to be old and stay in the back with me but his legs were shaking and he just couldn't so he jumped over the wall and went down to the pit. This is one of his favorite bands and it was a very small little pizza joint slash concert venue so, needless to say, he was loving it. I love this man of my dreams. Just throwing that out there in case you didn't know.

Tuesday, June 3, 2008

8 Track Skate Night

For those of you who are curious, here are some pics of one of our summer skate events. The shop will be putting these on every other Saturday during the summer and we get a few sponsors at each one to give away skateboards, shoes, tee shirts, stickers, whatever! They are such a blast and we get a lot of great feedback from the kids and their parents about them. Definately money well spent!! Here are some of Parker's finest dirtbags! We love them!!


This is why he gets all the ladies!


Blaine took the boys on a "father and sons" campout in the mountains. They ended up just sleeping in the van since it was just one night and they didn't feel up to setting up the whole tent thing. They really had a great time (and mom had a great time taking the train up to Denver and staying out late with her friend Natalie)!

Sunday best

For those of you who's rule is, "if you can do it in your church clothes, it's ok", here's what we end up with!

Crush Game

Here are some pics from the "Crush" game we went to. They are an arena football team. We had a great time! That last picture of the two boys is their faces watching the cheerleader's time out performance. They were totally mesmerized!