Monday, November 24, 2008

Photography By Kaitlyn

Kaitlyn got hold of the camera today and started snapping photos. Her are some of her shots:

Uncle Sean

Uncle Sean riding away on motorcycle

Classic self shot

Scenic view

Nice job Kaitlyn!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Meeting Grandma Donna

Many of you know, but some may not, that Tim's mom (Terri) was adopted. Well, after over 50 years, we were all reunited with Donna, Terri's birth mother. It was a wonderful experience! It is so neat to see the similarites between Donna and Terri. Donna is very easy to talk to and has a wonderful personality. And, like every grandma, she spoiled us with treats! We also had a wonderful time meeting Bernie, Donna's partner, who was equally easy to talk to and kind.

Yeah! We are so happy that she is in our lives and we look forward to getting to know her and her family better as time goes on.

Grandma Donna and the Boys

Grandma Donna and the Girls

Donna and Bernie with the family

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Kaitlyn's Pre-School

Kaitlyn is participating in two pre-school programs right now. She is in a Joy School two days a week with five other children. I work with the other mothers to do this school. We follow the Joy School curriculum.

Kaitlyn also goes to ABC Express pre-school three days a week. She has been learning so much! She comes home each day with a new art project she has done and always works hard on her homework. Kaitlyn hand made all of our decorations for Halloween and Thanksgiving.

Some of Kaitlyn's creations:

Katilyn Dressed as a Native American

Konnor wearing the joy school crown

Friday, November 14, 2008

Company Outing

Tim recently went on an outing with some of his co-workers. They went to Canyon Lake and to Tortilla Flat. Here are a couple of pictures from his trip.

Cruising on the ferry boat

Do I need to explain this one?

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Our Beautiful Makenna Dolly

Thank you Heavenly Father for sending us this beautiful Angel dolly.

Saturday, November 1, 2008



I some how managed to take next to no shots of my kids on Halloween. Anyway, Kaitlyn was a Barbie princess. (Last year she was Cinderella and the year before that, Belle. I see a pattern here.) Konnor was supposed to be a pirate but would not put on the costume because he wanted to be a princess like Kaitlyn. So, in the end, Konnor went as himself. Makenna was an adorable little ballerina. Wish I had a picture of her!

We went to the house of some good friends in our ward for a Halloween carnival they put on every year. Tim was doing the music and lights so I took the kids trick-or-treating to a few houses in that same neighborhood. I was not thinking and put on a pair of high heeled shoes with my outfit that night. Not good for walking. So, I end up ditching the shoes and walking barefoot the entire way. Konnor tires out half way through and I have too carry him in addition to Makenna who has been on my hip the entire time. Just as we are walking back towards the carnival area, Konnor needs to go to the bathroom. (Not the kind you can water a bush with, the other kind.) So, I am running with kids on each hip and have Kaitlyn and two of my little neices in tow as well. It was pretty goofy looking, I'm sure, but we made it!

Konnor pouting because he wants to be a princess too. Kaitlyn happy to play dress up. Cousin Colby as an adorable pumpkin.


Tim decided to be the "Stock Market" for Halloween. We totally made him looked like he had been through the ringer and had taken some serious hits. When he went to work he kept "falling" down and "crashing" into things, you know, like the stock market has been doing lately. Anyway, since he is in commercial real estate, the stock market and economic situation is always a hot topic at his work. In the end, the ridiculus costume won him 3rd prize and $50 in the company's costume contest. Way to go babe!

Dow Jones has fallen and he can't get up!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Rocky Point Mexico 2008

Once again Mom Holladay pulled through with planning an absolutely awesome vacation to Rocky Point. It has become an annual thing and she always spoils us while we are there! Everyone was able to come except for dad Holladay and we felt really bad about that.

This is the first year that we have gone in October. In the past we have gone in July or August. I know I loved going in October much more because the weather was so much nicer. Because it wasn't "cherry cobbler" hot, we were able to spend more time outside without getting sun sick and fried.

There is a link to more mexico picts at the bottom of this post.

Chillin' on the beach

Crazy haired Kaitlyn

Cute as a bug Konnor

Makenna's first taste of the beach

Mommy and Kenna

Uncle Skip and Kaitlyn on the banana boat

Colby, Kaitlyn and Konnor

Washing the sand out of all of the crooks and fannies, I mean nooks and crannies.

Happy family

Uncle Sean and Kaitlyn (uncle Sean calls her Cat-lin)

Riding the banana boat

Riding the quads

Church in Puerto Penasco

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Cute Random Picts of the Kiddies

Here are some ramdom pictures that need to be shared.

Kaitlyn at a primary activity day.

Rock on!

Wild thing, you make my heart sing!

Just plain cute

Colby, Kade and Konnor. We loved the hair extensions on the hats!

Konnor out cold in Makenna's chair.

Kaitlyn sleeping

Tempe beach park with Kade for his Birthday

Just happy to be alive and beautiful!

Love this cute faced boy!

So cute I makes my heart ache!

Vacuum? No way! Who needs it?

Skippy's little girlfriend

What are you looking at?