Sunday, December 28, 2008

Lake Family

It has been many years since we have had a family photo with all of the Lake family. Well this year we were all planning on being together for Christmas in Oregon. So thanks to my sister-in-law Jessie, we had a wonderful photographer and they turned out great! It was a little crazy...ok...a lot of craziness, but it was so worth it to have these photos! I only have this picture as of right now, so I will post more when I get them.

Monday, December 22, 2008

So Blessed!

I have the best sister-in-laws!! I am not kidding! It was great to be all together over Christmas and to just enjoy one another! I am so BLESSED! Thanks for the laughs, heart to heart talks, craft projects, late night movies, shopping trips, and many other great memories! You're all awesome!

(Lauri, Kelli, Sara, Jessie, Me)

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Oh Christmas Tree!

Ta da! The kids helped decorate one of our Christmas trees this year. It was a lot of fun! We turned on the Christmas music, opened up the bins and boxes and went to town. They were so proud! Great job kiddos!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Thanksgiving 2008

This year we had Thanksgiving with Kim's family. It was great to have everyone together. Lots of great food, conversation and fun!

We are playing a game called Quelf. It is hilarious! Rob is acting like a dog.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

High Honor Roll

We are so proud of Cambrie! She came home with a 1st Term High Honor Roll Certificate. She is such a great student and a great example to her younger brothers and sister. Way to go Cambrie! Keep up the good work! We love you!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Mykenna's Fire Station Fieldtrip

Mykenna's preschool went to our local fire station. It was a fun time for the kids. They were able to climb around inside the trucks and had a tour of the station. She loves Miss Julie's preschool.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Family Pictures

About a month ago I was checking out this blog At that time she was having a giveaway for a free family photo session. All you had to do was leave a comment on her blog and then she randomly picked the winner. So of course I was going to leave a comment, but I just knew I wouldn't win....well...I WON! I was so excited! We had our photo session at the end of October and Mel did an outstanding job! She is a great photographer! She posted some of the pictures on her blog. So if you want to see them go to the above blog.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Bowling with the Englands

We went bowling with Kellee, Jon, Brooklyn and Kate. We had a great time! Cambrie is starting to hit the pre-teen stage. At the beginning of the night she would not smile or act like she was having fun. We then had to thoroughly embarass her and scream and cheer everytime she bowled which eventually made her smile. Oh, what is ahead?
Parker made the night. He would jump and smile everytime he bowled. It didn't matter how many pins he knocked over.
Mykenna loved rolling the ball down the "metal ball holder" (what is the name of that thing anyway?)
Cael just had to carry his own bowling ball. No help please...

Friday, October 31, 2008

Trick or Treat?

Each Halloween we attend our wards trunk or treat. Kevin's family has come up for the last few years and this year we also had Karee and Kellee's families with us. (Kellee and Jon moved into our ward and Karee and Matt moved into a home a mile from our house. It has been so much fun!) So all the cousins went trick or treating together. Kevin and Paige are awesome to dress up. Maybe next year Rob and I will get costumes......maybe not. :)
This year Cambrie was a patient. The cast on her wrist made the costume. :)
Parker decided he wanted to be a pirate again.
Mykenna was a ballerina.

Cael was a cow.
The kids were so cute. Cael wanted to start eating his candy as soon as we left the first trunk. The cow head came off immediately and he just looked beat up the rest of the night.
After trick or treating we went to Karee's for a birthday party for Ryton. Pizza, cake and handing out their candy to the trick or treaters. It was a fun night!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Mykenna's Preschool Halloween Program

Mykenna attends Miss Julie's Preschool and loves it. For Halloween each year she has a Halloween Program were the kids sing songs for the parents and then have three activities. They decorated cookies, made a witch craft, and played halloween bingo. Here Mykenna and some of her classmates are singing five little pumpkins. Aren't they cute. She decided she wanted to be a ballerina this year. It made it easy finding a costume since she already had one for dress up.

Hair Blogs

I have had a few people ask me where I get ideas for my girls hairdos. Well, I am going to share my secret. I have now added all the wonderful hair blogs I visit on the right hand side of my blog. These ladies are very creative and I just copy their creations. It is so much fun! So go visit their blogs and have fun dolling up your little girls!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

A Special Visitor!

Great Grandma Helen came to Utah for a visit and we were lucky enough to have her stay with us for 4 days. The visit included:

Lots of stories read to the kids

Breakfast together each morning.

Daily coloring with Mykenna

Pumpkin painting.

Playing in the backyard.

It was such a blessing to have her with us. She just turned 93 and is amazing! Thank you Grandma for the memories. We love you!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

UEA Weekend!

After doing some yard work and house work on Thursday and Friday we decided to take a day trip into Wyoming to visit Grandma Alva. We got up early and right before we were ready to leave Kenna got sick. We made a quick call to Grandma Linda and she agreed to keep Kenna home with her while we still went for the day. We missed having her with us, but she was pampered by Grandma all day long. It is always a great time when we go to visit Grandma Alva. It is a welcome change of pace. We got into Cokeville and had lunch with her and visited for awhile. We then loaded the kids in the van and went up Pine Creek to enjoy the outdoors. They love to get out and skip rocks in the river and just get away from "the city". I of course love how beautiful it is and all the pictures I can take of the kids. We later went back and enjoyed some more time with Grandma and then left to return home.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Snow - Oh not yet!

Yep, we woke up to snow this morning. It was very pretty, but I was not ready for it. It actually started snowing the night before and as soon as the flakes started falling Mykenna and Parker were asking if they could go play in it. We told them they had to wait until there was some on the ground and so they patiently waited until this morning. So we quickly got the snow gear on and out they went. They had a great time with one another!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Off to the Pumpkin Patch!

(Cambrie broke her wrist, so that is why her arm is in her coat.)

We have made it a tradition to go to J & J Nursery each year with the Murphy's. This year we invited other members of Kim's family, so the Englands joined us. It was a chilly day, but we were determined to get our pumpkins, especially when they were free! It was raining and slightly snowing in South Weber, but when we got to J & J's the weather was holding. We hoped on the hayride and headed out to the field. It is great to watch the kids hunt for just the right pumpkin and the excitement when they found it! Now we are off to paint them and display them on the porch! (It was too cold for Cael, so he stayed nice and warm at home with Grandma Linda.)