Our Family

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

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

So, I have a lot to catch up on! I am totally aware that I have become a blogging slacker! Sorry! I am mending my ways and because of that I only have about a zillion pictures to post so-Hang in there:)

Ryan's visit from New York 3/19-3/23/09

Brandon's brother Ryan came for a visit this last weekend from New York and the kids had a chance to get to know him a bit more. Sawyer had never met him before so it was fun for them to meet! Ryan's not used to having kids around so I think it was kind-of a shock to his system.

Talmage, Ryan, Laine and Sawyer eating Great Grandma's "Yummy Pie"

ALDRIDGE 3/21/09 Picnic with the Jensen Family
Sawyer playing in the sand with his trucks! He's such a boy.
Laine eating "Mutton" at the picnic. Brandon is totally ruining my kids taste buds by feeding them Mutton! What is he thinking?!!!

Sawyer and his cousin Derrek playing in the sand!

Whitney spent half his time or more playing with the kids! They wanted him to throw sticks at Diesel so they could watch him fetch. Good Times-sorry Whitney:)

Brandon's Birthday Breakfast 2/14/09
The kids wanted to make their Daddy breakfast for his Birthday so we got up early and let Brando sleep in and made him pancakes, sausage, eggs and fruit. Brandon is usually the breakfast chef so it was a surprise (we think)! Talmage wanted to put candles on his pancakes and I think they had him blow his candles out about ten times!

Talmage and Brando went to the Harlem Globe Trotters for Brandon's B-Day. They had a good time. Talmage would almost pee his pants laughing so hard telling me about how funny they were and how they pulled there pants down all the time! I was just praying that he didn't learn something new and try it at school!:)

Talmage at the game.
Hiking at Capitol Reef- Grand Wash
Finally a somewhat warm day that we could go down to the park hiking! We went with Grandma and Grandpa Jensen, the Hiskey's and Lisa Johnson and her kids. We packed a picnic and set off for hiking. We had a good time- we ended up with about ten pounds of red mud on all of our shoes which of course only made it that much more fun that the Moms didn't get mad at the kids for getting all muddy!


Brandon, Sawyer, Talmage
Laine, Olivia
I know this has been a lot to catch up on and this is only half of what we've been up to, but I didn't want to put too many pictures on here. I will try really hard to be better with the updating-funny that's what my journal say's about every year when I start feeling guilty and pick it up to write in it. I spend about a day catching up and at the end I say I am going to do this once a week- then a year later I pick it up and do it all over again! So who knows if I'll really be any better but I will try!!! We have been busy the Taft's are moving back and we haven't built our house yet. Any of you that really know Brando and I shouldn't be surprised because we like to talk about things for a couple of years and then we have to take at least another year to make sure we have the perfect house plan for us- We've changed it about ten times! I think we really have it this time! Whoa hoa!!! We are moving the end of April into another rental and hopefully we are really ready to start building-soon!:) We'll keep ya posted!