Thursday, December 31, 2009

Christmas 2009

Elsa is the happiest baby, she smiles all the time and has started laughing-it is the cutest thing ever!

Here is Greta with Santa at the ward Christmas party. She went right up and sat on his lap, no tears or anything.
Christmas this year was wonderful and fast paced as usual, we had a lot of places to hit! This is Christmas Eve, spent at my dad's house. We missed the Mammens so much this year. My sister Kayce is due with her 3rd child very soon and was unable to travel from California.
Christmas morning at our house. Greta was very good at helping her sister open her presents.

Christmas morning at the Holts. Greta got a princess blow-up bed which she has already slept on and loves-as she does anything princess!
Christmas day at my dad's,where we were able to meet Reghan's new fiance, Kristian. A couple of days before Christmas - Reghan got engaged!! We are so excited and loved being able to finally meet Kristian. They live in NYC so this was our first chance to check him out. We had a great time getting to know him and are so happy for them.
Greta spent most of the day parked by the dip.
Reghan and our happy baby
Christmas morning day 2 at my mom's!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Merry Christmas!

We wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Disney Princesses on Ice

I took Greta to see Princesses on Ice last week with some friends. She loved it so much. It was so fun to watch her excitement - seeing the Princesses she loves so much. Mickey and Minnie also came out which she was very excited about. At one point she thought we were really going to see them. She took my hand and said "Come on Mommy, let's go". It was so fun, she was mesmerized the entire time.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What Mommy?

So I was in my bathroom getting ready and I walked into the other room to check on Greta. She was standing there talking on her Cinderella phone. When she saw me come in, she stopped talking and just stared at me. After a few moments of silence, she says, with no expression, "what mommy?" When I didn't answer, she looked away and started talking on her phone again. It was so funny, already too important for me.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

A lamb and a duck

So I found this adorable lamb costume for Greta and of course she would not put it on. Up until Halloween night she had it on for maybe 3 minutes so I was worried she wouldn't wear it at all. But once she saw all the kids coming to the door in their costumes, she got excited. It didn't take her long at all to get the concept of going up to the door and they give you candy. After the first house she was off to the next!

Lamb and duck checking each other out.

And the recycled baby duck costume was as cute as ever on the baby.
The family

Heading out to trick or treat...I completely forgot to get a cute pumpkin or something for her to put candy in so yes, she is using a ralph lauren bag-- it was the only one dark colored I had!

Friday, October 23, 2009


October has been a busy month so far. We started out going down to St. George for UEA with the Cypers. We had such a great time with them. Here is Elsa and her cousin (4 months older)
This was our first family bike ride. We all rode down to the park together and let Greta play. She loved it and the bike ride was fun. As you can see we had to prop up the baby with blankets and towels but she did great. Greta calls this trailer her "bike".
Brock and Mitch took the girls on a hike.

Greta on her birthday - October 7th. I can't believe she is two! She amazes me everyday. I love her excitement for life. Her smiles and giggles are priceless. She is into adding "so much" onto things, like "thank you, so much" and "I love you, so much." It is the sweetest thing.

Hugging her Cinderella doll- her latest obsession.
Since we decided to bless Elsa the same week as Greta's birthday, we combined them for a party on Sunday. This is the party after the blessing, blowing out candles with daddy.

The gift opening craziness.

Grandma Elaine with sleepy baby.

Grandma Sue

Happy baby on her special day.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


Our wonderful Aunt Lindsey Hatch took some BEAUTIFUL pictures of little Elsa. She is so great, thanks Lindsey we love them!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Last Saturday, Brock completed his first Lotoja (the 206 mile bike race from Logan to Jackson Hole). There was a lot of time and training that went into this and we are so proud of him. It was a long hard day, but he finished! Congratulations, we love you.

Kenton, Brock & Kyler at the start

Brock & Kyler at the finish

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Elsa is 2 weeks old today.  She is such a sweetheart and a very good baby, letting her mom get some sleep!  

Hooray! I'm sleeping.

Lauren and Michael surprised us by driving home early from their summer in Florida.  They drove through the night to get back and see little Elsa.  What a great aunt and uncle!
Aunt Reghan is here for the week, visiting from NYC, it has been great having her around. Kayce & Taylor are also here visiting from LA.  We had a cookout together in the mountains last week. 

The hikers

My mom threw a birthday party for the grandkids while Kayce was here.  They had a ball.