Our Family

"By small and simple things are great things brought to pass."
-Alma 37:6

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween 09

We started Halloween out in Bicknell-went trick-or-treating at Grandma and Great Grandma's houses and then headed for Fayette. It was Seths big 19th birthday. We had a party for him lots of fun. Laura just got home the day before from her surgery so Katie, Ang and I helped with the dinner. I think every present Seth got was ties or socks and white shirts- HA! HA! He loved it, besides what else do you get a 19 year old?!! We then took the kids to get their year supply of candy:) We had lots of fun. Thanks again to the Fayette clan:)
Laine, Sawyer and Tal
I think we traumatized Sawyer dressing him up as a girl-not a feminine bone in that kids body it was funny!! Laine was the cutest little witch ever and Tal saved the day by being our Knight in shining armor

Macho, Macho Man!!!!!

I tried to get all the kids going to the door-But they're too fast!!! They are all their you just can't tell it's them:)

So dang cute!!!

Happy Birthday Talmage #7

We had a fun family party for Talmages Birthday! Lots of his cousins and aunts and Uncles and Grandparents came for dinner and cake and icecream. This was the first year that Talmage has a friend birthday party and it was lots of fun. He picked ten of his friends and took them to the movie ( I know I'm crazy ten 7 year olds at the movie all sugared up on popcorn, candy and pop)The movie was "Partly Cloudy with a chance of meetballs" It was a blast! I do have pictures of his friend party but I'm missing a lot of pictures like first day of school Tal and Laine so hopefully they'll get found and I can post them-atleast have them because that makes me super sad if they are lost!!!!Thanks to all his friends and family that made his birthday so much fun:) Once again he was so spoiled-or well loved!!Thanks:)

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Swimming Lessons!!!!

Talmage swimming on his back!!
Laine loved her teachers and she loved swimming lessons!!

I did a Mommy and me swimming lesson. Brandon ended up doing it on the last lesson What a good Dad:)

After lessons they got their pass awards:)

24th weekend

The kids wanted to go to the Beach for the Holiday weekend so we took a little road trip and went to Lake Powell. We had lots of fun playing in the water and seeing the sights. All I have to say is I said it once about ten years ago and I didn't listen to myself but I'll say it again "Unless I have a houseboat with A.C. I will never camp at Lake Powell again. I don't know how people do it!!! It's stinkin Hot!!!! We put the seats down in the back of the car and rolled out sleeping bags- this way we could turn on the A.C. every once in a while. I'm paranoid of Carbon Monoxide so we didn't do it often but it saved us. So we literally slept "IN A VAN DOWN BY THE WATER!!"Cute little bum shots of the kids walking down to the beach!!
We are at Navajo Bridges. I just don't have a picture of us on the bridge.

Glen Canyon Dam. There was the awesomest thunder and lightening storm that night it was really cool for about three hours and then nothing but heat!!! We sang "Swim said the Mama fish swim if you can and they swam and they swam right over the dam" about a thousand times. It was a lot of fun!!!

This was at the Moaki caves or something like that.

We spent a little time in Kanab-who knew you could have so much fun in Kanab?!!! We went to a western movie set place it was lots of fun and the kids loved it! Then we went to a water park that they have in town- it was a lot of fun. Such a spur of the moment trip and way cheap and our kids kept saying to us "Thanks Mom and Dad this is the best trip ever!" Funny how we think we have to spend money to have a good time when all our kids care about is spending time with us -they always say, "Can we do it as a family" makes me grateful that I have such an awesome family that like to do things together as a family. I hope it doesn't change as they get older. I don't think it will since Brando and I are so stinkin cool!!!:)

24th of July

On the 24th of July we have a Bicknell town party. A man in our ward has a fish hatchery and he brings a bunch of fish to the party for the kids to catch. It's tons of fun for the kiddos:) Talmage and a few of his friends got a little carried away and jumped in after the fish. We taught our kids the "catch and release" thing this year since we still have last years fish in the freezer!
Laine waiting for them to dump the fish.

Sawyer had a blst. This is the first year he actually got to catch a fish(with a little help from Dad)!!!

Friday, July 24, 2009

Tell Jensen Family reunion 2009

This is my Moms side of the family. We had our Jensen family reunion in Fishlake. It was so much fun seeing family that I don't get to see very often. We were still missing a few but maybe next year:) Thanks to everyone my Aunts and Uncles that work so hard to put this together it was a lot of fun and we look forward to next years:)
They had lots of fun games for the kids and 2 pinatas for the kids. Sawyer getting ready for his turn.

Talmage with whats left of the pinata:)

All the kids going for the candy!

Waiting for their turn to hit a hole in the pinata:) Lots of fun!!!!

Lyman camp 2009

We camped up twelve mile in a spot that we haven't camped in for probably over ten years. It was a great spot!!!
Talmage climbing the camel. He is getting more handsome everyday and such a good boy:)

Laine and Talmage up on Camel Rock!!
Brando and the kids getting ready to fish:)

Covered in dirt from head to toe and still as beautiful as ever as she trikes a pose!

Lyman camp 2009

Laine Bug and Havie just chillin eatin their parade candy! (BFF's)
The catch! The only catch of the trip no matter what my brothers say about the "ones that got away" Yea Right!!!!
Seth holding the precious catch:)

Eating yummy breakfast- We love camp!!!!

Getting ready for the "corner".
We didn't have enough helmets and Brando had forgotten to get his fishing licence so on the next day of camp Brando and I had to go down to Gunnison to pick up a few essentials ya know like license and helmets. When we went to pick up Brando's fishing license Ace told us that the computers were down-What! Are you kidding me?!! So we went down to freedom ford and ended up buying Tal and Laine new helmets and Brando said; "let's just try one more time to get a fishing license and maybe in the last 15 min. the computers are back up" and what do you know it wasn't a wasted trip after all, he got his license and the kids got new helmets and all was good, we made it back and only missed out on three hours of the camping trip. I didn't even shower when we went down. Our kids are getting older and camping this year was sooo much fun-no getting up with babies, Sawyer is older now and doesn't eat everything he can get his hands on. We all could go on the rides and hikes it was just so much fun!! Time flies when your having fun and time flew!!!!!

Sawyer and Mason going on their own 4-wheeler ride. Best Buddies!!! It is so fun having lots of cousins all the same age. Sorry Seth and Haylie but you had way fun Aunts and Uncles when you were little so it's all good:)

We went to Gunnison for the 4th of July parade and celebration. After that we left to head up to the mountains for the annual Lyman camp. We had lots of fun with family and look forward to next year when Grandpa Lyman will be home from the mission and can be with us!Candy! Candy! Candy!
Laine was a go getter this year-Wow how they change from year to year, last year she was too shy to really go for the candy on the street, this year watch out there was no stopping her:)

Tal acting silly as always:)

Group shot of almost all the grand kids-missing Haylie and Seth (they were in the parade)

Me and my Soy Boy!!!!

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

A lot has happend in the last two months:)

O.k. So I know I said last time that I was going to be better at this but a lot has happened in the last two months. We have moved to a different house-(no not our own we still haven't built) although we have practically remodeled this whole house and it is pretty cute if I must say so myself:)But like I said we have been pretty busy as you'll find out with the rest of my blog. I've tried to catch up with the last two months and that's just the highlights that I remembered to bring my camera to.
Sulfur Creek July 1, 2009
The Moms
Marie, Steph and Millie
The kidsToday was a perfect day to play in the water. We stopped at subway and picked up sandwiches for a little picnic and then headed to the park to play in Sulfur Creek with the kiddo's

The waters not very deep so the kids can run around and splash and play without too much worry for the wee ones:)

Sawyer looks like he's up to something- better watch out or he'll tip ya over:)

This is the only picture I got of Laine because my card was full, but Millie took more so I'll have to get them from her. It was such a fun day and the kids had a blast:)!!!

Let it Rain! Let it Rain! Let it Rain!Last Friday it rained so hard here the streets were literally flooded.

The kids had lots of fun running in the puddles. They couldn't believe I was letting them do it! They played until they were too cold to move:)

Fathers Day 2009For Fathers Day we decided after church to take a little picnic to Bryce Canyon it was so pretty and tons of fun:)

Warning Crazy Kids!!! My kids crack me up- they are so much fun a little out of control but I wouldn't change them for anything:)

O.K. so freaking out a bit with all the cliffs and ledges!!!

Notice no pants on Sawyer- you'd think that I would learn by my third kid to pack an extra pair of pant naw we'll just go full diaper:)

Brando, Richard and Talmage, Laine and Sawyer.

Brandon is the best husband and the greatest Dad I could ever ask for my children. He is so good to help and play and spend as much of his free time with them that he can. I am so grateful that I have a husband that values being a husband and Dad above all else. He is the most unselfish person I know, I love him soo much! Happy Fathers Day you're the best!!!

Girls Camp June 2009

This is my first year doing girls camp with Thurber Ward- I've been in Y.W. for over two years but last year we did the trek so we missed camp. The girls are awesome and it was sooo much fun. There was such a great spirit up there and you get to know the girls on a much deeper level. I love Young Women's and all the girls and leaders I work with, it is seriously one of the busiest, best most fulfilling callings I've ever had! Thurber Ward Girls Rock!!!!!!

West End Boulder June 12-13, 2009

First camp out of the yearBrando and his Dad doing one of the things they love cooking out doors.

We took a rainy hike to a little pond

Laine, Tal and Sawyer helping Aunt Nona cut watermelon. It was cold and wet but still lots of fun. We look forward to more camping trips this summer:)

Baseball may-june 2009

Talmage playing his first year of coach pitch baseballHaving a try at catcher- It is raining pretty good this game but he's a good sport and sticks it out- Way to go Tal!

Talmage got his first hit:)

Laine's first year at T-Ball. She did great, so ambitious..

Look out Heavy Hitter

Look at that form-she's a natural:)