Sunday, September 30, 2007

Riding Bikes

Kennedy LOVES the movie "Cars" so we decided to get her a "Cars" helmet with elbow and knee pads. She thought they were great! She was so excited to get on her bike, but then decided that she needed Dad by her side in order to move the bike. It only took a couple of times out riding and now Kennedy is a pro.

Tori was SO excited to get a new bike that was her size. She told me that she was going to ride fast, faster than Dad! So watch out Kennedy- here she comes, and she's not slowing down for anything!

Saturday, September 29, 2007

Okay, so sorry that some of the pictures are not turned the right was, just turn your head a little and you can see them. I am not at my own computer and cannot, for the life of me, figure it out.

This was the girls birthday party. They were so excited for days about the party. We invited all the Grandpa's and Grandma's and Aunt/Uncles that were in close range. Everyone was able to come and the girls had a blast! Kyler just celebrated his birthday too, so we had presents for him to open too.

Tori helped me decorate the cakes, Kennedy helped make them the night before. The girls also put up all of our decorations. I am so glad that we decided to have a family party. They had really missed all of the other birthdays and this seemed to make up for it (a little). I think we will do this again!!

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Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Labor day weekend

We spent Labor Day in Boise with Tallan and her kids. The girls loved playing with their cousins in the water. This was at Lucky Peak. Austin took the girls around the little beach in the raft, and as you can see he made them do most of the work. Hailey seems to be putting all of her effort into getting that oar moving.

Friday, September 21, 2007


This is Howie. (The brown one) We took him and Sage to let them play in the water. Mostly to help teach Howie how to swim. He is an AWFUL swimmer, and that is being nice. At first Howie would hardly even get in the water, but these pictures were taken at the end, and you can see that Howie was jumping in with Sage. I think his swimming might have improved a little. It was pretty fun to see him trying to beat Sage to the fetching dummy. The kids had a blast watching them swim.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

This slide show is pictures from my latest photography outing. My brother was married about three weeks ago, and I was their photographer, poor them, I know. And now another sister, Michelle, is engaged to be married. She, not knowing what she was getting into, asked that I take their engagement pictures. And this is a few of my favorites. Enjoy!

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Saturday, September 15, 2007


This is a picture I took after we came home from a bike ride one night. I realized just how much I have missed the beautiful Idaho sunsets.


We lived in a little apartment in Pocatello before we could move into our house. The thing the girls loved the most was the fact that the little pool we had could fit on our porch, it took up the porch, but at least it fit.
They loved to blow up their fish and put on their water wings and "Googles" and go out and swim. Tori for some reason could not remember that they were goggles and not googles. I would correct her with a laugh and she would say, "It's okay if I just call them googles, I know what they really are."

Kennedy's favorite thing was a little shark named Bruce. He swam around in the water all by himself. She would let him go and then chase him all over the pool. They both loved to have popcicles in the pool. We went though them quite quickly.

Mesa Falls

While at Island Park, we went to the Mesa Falls.
Aren't they beautiful.

1st time fishing

This is the first time I have gone fishing in four years! We got go to Island Park with the Family Medicine Residency for our retreat. Austin took the girls and I to Henry's Lake. When we were unloading the boat, everyone else were loaoding theirs up. They told us we wouldn't catch anything and were waisting our time. (I think they saw the Ohio plates and didn't think we knew anything about fishing, they just don't know Austin!) So we paddled out a little and I started fishing. Within five minutes I had hooked this beaut! He fought me for a LONG time, but when I landed him it was worth it. Austin picked it up and said to the shore, "Can't catch anything huh? " I tried to look like I was excited, but me and fish don't get along too well, especially when they are in my hands.

Tori LOVED this whole experience. She was so excited to get out of the boat so she could hold the fish. It took a few tries, but she finally picked it up without any help. Then she didn't want to put it down. She sure didn't get that from me. Kennedy, on the other hand, would touch the fish or help pick it up and then drop her half because it was gross. That's my girl.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Welcome to our blog

Well, I have decided to join the rest of the world and start a blog. Our little family moved from our home in Hilliard Ohio (which we loved and truely miss) to Idaho this past June. We have been so happy to be close to our family again. Since we have been here we have been able to go to weddings and family reunions that we would have otherwise not made it to! Tori and Kennedy LOVE being by their grandparents and aunts and uncles. I think that they may have forgotten they had cousins to play with, and now that is all that they want to do. We are adjusting to our new home and new town, which has been fun and exciting for the girls. Austin loves the Residency and the hospital and all the other Drs he works with. I think that Pocatello is the perfect match for him.
I hope that you enjoy our blog, I will get pictures soon!