Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Blaine's First Day of School

It is a big year for us. Evan starts kindergarden, Dillon gets baptised, Tyler gets the preisthood and Blaine starts school.
Here is a cute pic of Blaine before he left for his first day at CU Denver. He remembered his backpack and snack and pen and pencil and paper. He worried that people would think he brought a chisel and tablets while they had laptops. I told him he's not THAT old.
It will be a loonnnggg two years but we are so happy that he has chosen to finish school! Dillon wrote him a very nice note in church Sunday. It went something like...
To: Dad
I am glad you are my dad. I am proud of you for going to college. I know you will be good in college.
Love, Dillon
I am proud, too! Always looking forward to the next great adventure! Guess I gotta come up with something big to do this year so I am not left out! Any suggestions?

It gets cold here

So, yeah, it gets cold in Colorado. Here are some pics of this winter. December was soooo cold! We braved the elements to ice skate and play, though. By the way, today is 62 and tomorrow will be pushing 70 so don't feel too bad for us. Then Saturday, we'll be snowboarding so that won't suck.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Garden of the Gods

With Ryan and Kim and the kids!

Monday, January 5, 2009


It's not that I forgot about Dillon, I really thought I had more time to post before anyone read our blog and my day got away before I finished.

I have inadvertently written a little ditty about the kids so here is Dill's:

Dillon is happy.

If that is all I said, it would be enough if you know him.
Dillon loves.

Everything. Everyone.

Dillon has a cute scratchy voice and he worries sometimes that it does not sound good when he sings but it does. He has a goofy smile but it is his real, sincere one; it's just goofy and we love it.

Dillon is trying to learn the words to "You're Beautiful" so that he can sing it to someone someday.

That is Dillon, he is happy and he wants to make you happy. I want to be like him; but he will love me if I'm not.

and then along came Evan

Here is Evan:

sometimes he needs a mom, but not as much as I need him.
sometimes he hugs, but mostly he gives high fives with a little bro secret handshake with his daddy.
sometimes he gets dressed and makes his bed and makes himself a peanut butter sandwich before anyone else is up.
sometimes he plays video games in Tyler's closet so no one can find him and make him turn it off.
sometimes he lays down and falls asleep on the dog.
sometimes he sings social distortion songs to himself.
sometimes he just comes up to you and kicks you in the leg.
sometimes he smiles at you, like this, and you just love him and pray he will always love you back...in whatever way he wants to.

This is for sure

Blaine and I had a teenage friend ask us an interesting question.
"what are you guys going to do with your lives?" he asked, "probably stay together?"
It was interesting because, right now, lots of things are not sure; however, that one thing is for sure.
Blaine and I spent the weekend snowboarding with some shop skaters. We had a really great time and I think that it is so great that we could do that together. We both love to ride and I find it really nice that we support one another having fun. Of course, it is always better when we can have fun together but that is not always possible like it was this weekend. Sometimes he gets to do fun stuff and sometimes I do and sometimes it's equal and sometimes it's not.
We have tried that kind of relationship where we try to out-do eachother with pity parties and see who had the crappiest day but we found it is better to try to have a great day everyday and encourage the same for our family. Blaine loves to know that I had fun and I love to know he had fun.
Truth be told... having fun together knocks the socks off of anything else!


I love all my kids for different reasons. One reason I love Tyler is because he is so dang gorgeous. He is becoming less of a mini-Blaine and more of a Tyler. Here are some newer pics of him that I thought you'd like. In every child there lies a little angel and these really show his angel.