Monday, September 29, 2008

{ Update on Hayden }

Hayden is going great! It has been a little over a week since the accident. He had surgery on the 24th of September. They put a screw and a pin in his right big toe. He has been walking around on crutches but got a walking boot today. He is excited about that. He was getting a little tired of the crutches. We went to the doctor today and he lost his balance and fell in the parking lot. Skinned his knee and bumped his toe. He was not a happy camper. But he is ok and loving that he doesns't have to use the crutches any more. His foot is a little bruised up and his toe has stiches from the toe nail to the joint where you bend your foot with a pin sticking out of the toe. It looks a little gruesome. He thinks that is COOL! Boys love scars and gross things. I think that he is getting a little bored here at home and is looking forward to going back to school.

{ Happy Birthday Shout Out }

Happy late birthday Noah!
You are the cutest three year I know.
You are the biggest help with your
new brother Micah.
We love you. Hope you had
a fantastic birthday!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008


We want to wish this beautiful little lady
the biggest and best seventh birthday!
We want you to know that we love and miss you
terribly. We hope that dance and school are
a lot of fun for you this year. You have the biggest
smile that can light up the room. Take good
care of your brother and sister. We can't wait to
see you again. Have a great day!

Monday, September 22, 2008

{ Man oh Man }

Well Hayden got a nice big elk. Can you tell a 7 by 8. I think they said that it scored around 360. He got this elk on the 19th of Sept. around 9:00am. He shot it twice from a distance of 83 yards and it was still breathing so Hayden put it out of its misery with one more shot. It was a tough elk. But so worth it as well . He had a blast! He was grins from ear to ear. Hayden and Brad came home on Saturday and was getting the trailer off the truck it was stuck so they grabbed the handy man jack and started lifting the trailer off the truck when the trailer bounced off and moved over and fell right on top of Hayden's foot. We took him to the Urgent Care facility in American Fork. They told us that his big toe was broke and the bone had moved over
meaning that he needed to have surgery. So he is scheduled for surgery on Wednesday. Not the best ending for a great weekend after he shot his elk but we are just glad that it can be fixed and he will be fine in the long run. Sorry no more football this season Hayd. Just know that we love you and want the best for you. Recover fast and know that we are here for you. Oh I almost forgot Hayden's elk is bigger than his dad's. So now Hayden has the bragging rights. You go Hayden.

Friday, September 19, 2008


So our ward had a ward auction at the beginning of the year. They have lots of great things to choose from. Shawnee was bidding on a candy machine that turns around and Hayden was bidding on an elk hunt. Well can you guess what happened! Yes they both won. This weekend that is where Hayden and Brad are. They left Thursday morning the 18th of September and I got a phone call this afternoon that Hayden had shot his first elk all by himself. I won't tell you how big it was until we have pictures to show. He was pretty excited but you know his excitement. On the scale of 1-10 his level is on the 3-5 range. He doesn't show alot of his excitement. I can give you this though he told me that his elk is bigger that dad's. So can't wait to see this elk and we will post pictures as soon as he gets back.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Sweet 6th Birthday!!

Happy Birthday my sweet girl! Today you turn six years old. You and your cousin Kate share the same birthday. That is something special. I hope you have the best birthday ever. Here are six things why I love you so much.
  • You have the cutest and biggest smile ex specially since you lost your two front teeth.
  • You have a great love for everyone. You always want to please everyone and be their friend.
  • You are fun and sassy with alot of drama behind it.
  • You play the violin with such finesse that I can't wait until you have played for awhile. You will be amazing.
  • You can sing and dance to any song that comes on the radio.
  • Last but not least you are the best and most beautiful girl I have every had the chance to watch grow up.Besides your sister of course. You have a lot of spunk. I love you with all my heart.

Happy 5th Birthday!

Well Happy Birthday Kate!!!
You are the cutest little five year old I know. You take after your dad in so many ways. You have a spit fire personality. You have so much fun in dance this year. I can't believe you have grown up so fast.
We love you so much and wish you the best birthday ever!!!

Wednesday, September 10, 2008


HAPPY 11th BIRTHDAY HAYDEN!!!Eleven things that I love about you.
  1. You are one of a kind
  2. You try to always make people happy
  3. You have a fun and loving personality
  4. You love to play tackle football which by the way you are good at
  5. You have a great smile that warms my heart everytime
  6. You help around the house with little complaint
  7. You have a great big heart that wants to help everyone
  8. You love to be any where your Dad is
  9. You pick up on things very quickly (like bow hunting and guitar)
  10. You love to be outdoors fourwheeling, hunting, camping and being with your family and friends
  11. And last but not least I love you because you are my son! I love you very much and hope that you have the best birthday ever!!!

Friday, September 5, 2008

{ CHECK THIS OUT } Our new swimming hole

Can you believe this? Yes we have a sink hole in the back yard. As you can see the rocks have fallen away from the patio and are sinking in to a 4 foot hole. We found this on Tuesday night. When Shawnee was out feeding the animals. We have had a little hole for a while now and we dig it up and can't find anything and fill the hole back up. We were in a little bit of a panic thinking this problem could be under the porch coming out of the house.

Lucky it wasn't. The problem was out by the shop. The pipe must of been leaking for a while now cause as I said before we say a dip in the grass. Also thinking that from all the rain and snow over the winter it slopes to that area of the yard it was settling a little. So the pipe must of finally broke and this is the damage it left behind. Brad dug up the hole and fixed the problem now we just need to fix the yard a little. But we can handle that. We are just glad that this wasn't to major! It could of been WORST!!!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Labor Day Weekend

We had the best Labor day weekend ever. We went to our newly finished cabin in Mount Pleasant. It was so beautiful!!!! We headed Saturday afternoon after Hayden's football game. Which he played the whole game. He was awesome! He got hit hard a few times and now has a few nasty bruises on his arms. Anyway we will tell you more about Hayden and his games

another day. The weather was perfect the first day nice and warm. You can hear the creek running down the hill. We got the cabin all set up for our first stay. We had beds for everyone and plenty of movies to watch cause the satellite company can't come until the end of September. We enjoyed each others company. The weather the next day was just as nice as the first. Hayden and Brad set out to go bow hunting for deer but no luck. We went to bed with the window open and during the night the storm came. I mean it poured it woke Cortlyn up and she came and climbed in bed with me and Brad. The next morning we woke up to fog that covered the mountains in a big fluffy blanket. By noon the fog had lifted and you could see the clean and rain soaked mountain side. It rained again. It was magical listening to the rain hit the trees, rocks and cabin. All I could do was stare out the window and listen to the rain fall. It was heavenly! Everyone enjoyed themselves and want to go back soon.