Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Christmas 2009

Brandon is a Shepherd in the nativity this year. Cousins are Mary and Joseph with angles and another shepherd.
So Excited!

All the monkeys :)

Christmas morning.

Playing with star wars toys.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Point of Hope

On Sunday we had dinner with 15 other families who have either lost a loved one or he/she was injured during the war. Deron and Amy Williams (from the Utah Jazz - Go Jazz!) hosted this event at Flemings Steak House (YUMMY). Can I say WOW! I am very impressed and am a big fan of the Williams. A santa hat for all the children!

Star Wars !!:) !! He LOVED it!!! Thank you!

A light saber too? Awsome! Thanks Deron & Amy Williams.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Puma and Normie

Would you please be my friend - I'm so cute! Look at me, don't you want to play?

Thursday, November 12, 2009


On Tuesday, our sweet dog Taluma died. She went peacefully. We had this wonderful dog for 12 years. When Brandon was a baby all he had to do was look at her and he would start laughing. I loved how Taluma and Normie would play (Indy 500) We love you and miss you Taluma.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Happy Holloween to all those gouls and ghosts! This young caped crusader had tons of fun "trunk or treating" in our area and then trick or treating at Uncle Bob's house. I just love this picture!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Clowning around...

The circus was here last week, we took Brandon. It had really changed, since last year when we saw it. This year it was all about magic (notice Brandon's hat). All the normal animals were there: horses, zebras, dogs, clowns, elephants, tigers plus the high wire act....ect. We had a lot of fun and can't wait until next year.

This is a magic trick, a man is in the area the magician is pushing the fire through. ouch!!!!!

No, I didn't film this upside down - they are!

Saturday, September 19, 2009


This was taken about two or three weeks Rich was reading to Brandon, then it got very quiet....

He's asking if BRANDON is asleep!!!! lol

Thursday, August 27, 2009


So my baby started kindergarten...sigh! Didn't I just bring him home from CA? He was excited but a little nervous to go on the first day but now seems fine with everything. Here are some kindergarten pictures:
being goofy

"you can't take my picture if you can't see my face."

What a handsome little boy (my new favorite picture).

Lunch after the big day (no more pictures mom).

Braaaaaandonnnnn, turn and look at mommy :)

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

zoo, firworks and water

Since I've moved back to Utah, I haven't been very good at blogging but here are some pictures of when we went to the zoo, the 24th and played in some water.
The zoo
The wolf

A snake slide.

An egg.

My garden

Yeah, the grass doesn't look so good, the sun really fried it.
THE 24th of JULY

Cool fireworks, Daddy!

playing with friends...
I can go really fast...
Yeah, the sprinkler just came on.

Riding his bike

Playing in the water...

Monday, July 13, 2009


If you haven't noticed Brandon loves to swim. Here are some little videos of him with his teacher. Remember some of the swimming is in 12 feet deep water and he's only 5 years old.

This is Brandon bobing (one b or two?) in 12 foot deep water.

Diving into the water.

One more dive. Isn't he cute!!!!!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Happy July 4th!!!

This year we went to a children's flower garden. Brandon had a lot of fun at Noah's Ark.

Here he is "floating" in the water (it's not very deep).

Looking at some duck statues among the flowers....
Here is a little play station were Brandon played with some blocks.

Now it's finally getting dark and Brandon can't wait to light the fireworks.

Not sure about this fireworks thing.Fun, fun, fun. Here are some videos of Brandon with Noah's ark and fireworks.....

Tuesday, June 23, 2009


We walked in with four monkeys and walked out with.....four very tired monkeys :) Posing for pictures. I forgot my camera so Lezlie copied her pictures for me. Thanks Sis!
There's some sheep in the cage behind the kids.


Okay, take one here mommy!


Friday, June 12, 2009

Brandon graduates

So my baby graduated from pre-school a couple of weeks ago (I'm a slow blogger). It has been a fun year for him. He is looking foreward (kind of) to the fall when he starts kindergarten.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Dirt on my shirt

What do little boys love? My little boy loved this pile of dirt that was dumped in our yard for our garden. It took two days to level it out because someone had to play with his dump trucks and had a fit everytime we tried to move it around. Brandon decided to do what mommy does and take some pictures... in some of the shots I didn't have a head or it was blurry but he got me in the end.
I should have taken an after picture...all well. I will take another one when my corn and potatoes are growing.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Tulips and more tulips

I went to see some beautiful tulips on Friday with my parents, sister and son. We had fun wondering among the flowers and feeding the fish.

Brandon with pink tulips

Lots of tulips

pondering where to go next
hiding behind some flowers

My parents


the water falls.