Monday, May 11, 2009

Ashley's Dance Pictures

(2009-04-25) Ashley's Dance Recital

This was one of the best dance performances overall that we have been to. The girls all enjoyed the dances and they were so much fun to watch.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Bryce Canyon

We stopped by the cold and snowed over Bryce Canyon yesterday. It was beautiful and sunny, but still very cold!!!

Ryan Wrestling

Ryan has wanted to join the wrestling world for a few years now. He hasn't really ever watched anyone wrestle, but just thought he would enjoy it. He started practice every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and has really enjoyed it. This was his first experience actually 'wrestling'! It was fun to see him, since he wasn't entirely sure what to do. I (Stephen) wasn't much help since I've never wrestled a match in my life. I told him to stay off his back and to ignore what we've been telling him for the past 5 years "be soft with your sisters". He had learned to shoot for the legs and then how to roll off of his back. It was a real learning experience for him. His first match he pinned the kid pretty fast, and we all cheered. The second match went all three rounds (1:30 each). It wasn't a real good experience for him as he was pretty beat up at the end, but he never got pinned. The third match was fairly quick also, but ended in Ryan being on his back.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Ashley's 2nd Grade Performance

Ashley did such a great job, it was fun to see her and her class-mates celebrate a salute to America. She memorized a part for the performance and did a wonderful job sharing it. The songs were interactive and fun for both the audience and the kids. The even pulled out bells!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines

I woke up on Valentines to a serenade by Rapper P.L. Lisonbee (aka Pam). She sang me a rap about how smooth I was, etc. Here's proof of the visit...

Friday, January 23, 2009

video

Ryan unfortunately lost his two top teeth last week when he lost the battle with the stairs. When I returned home from work this week Ryan showed me how his two bottom teeth were ready to be pulled. Our buddy Sheldon came by to visit when him and Ryan agreed to use is 'fishing string' method of extracting teeth. I have to say that both of them were happy as Sheldon was able to use his cool 'trick' and Ryan scored $5.00 and some Ice Cream from Sheldon.

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Picture with Santa after Ashley dance performance.


News

It's been difficult to watch the economy dramatically change over the past months. My job places my right in the middle of the side affects. The media has run numerous articles and reports with reference to our interaction with the public during this time. The following is a link to a news broadcast that I was in recently. I'm glad they recorded from my good side...

http://www.kcsg.com/news/36280314.html

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Our dog Cocoa isn't real used to snow. Last year we took her sledding with us and this past month when we had our big storm she played in the yard like a new puppy.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Family Pictures

This fall we had an awesome experience taking pictures as a family. Ashley, Ryan and Emily all put on their smiles and enjoying being with each other for the shots. Here are a few samples: