Saturday, December 22, 2007

Our First Santa Visit!

My little boy - he loves Santa! On Friday, all of the grandkids on Jakes side met at the mall to get a picture with Santa. I was excited for Walkers first visit. You always hope that they don't cry - then you feel so bad. Well, he did so great! In years past, most of the grandkids have been excited in line and the minute you put them on his lap - they are crying. This year everyone did so Great!!! We love Santa - there are plenty more visits to come!
back row: Jackson (3) Annie (almost 4)
front row: (left to right) Bowen (almost 1), Luke (8 months), Walker (6 months), Charlie (4) and William (18 months)
Cute Family We Have!!

Monday, December 17, 2007

Our boy is growing up!!

Walker is now six months - I can't believe it! He is getting so big and is growing so fast! He sits up now; well for like 5 minutes then he gets tired and falls over:) But he is doing a great job. He loves being in his walker - he hardley sits in it - he would prefer to stand in it instead! He is so tickleish and he has the most contageous laugh. He is eating baby food and loving it! We just love him so much and are so glad he is our little boy! He always gives us this stare with his mouth open - What a handsome guy!

Friday, December 14, 2007

Elf Yourself!!!

Don't we all wish we could be an elf at one time - well now you can be one!! This is SO hilarious!! My little sister sent it to me with her family as the elfs - SO FUNNY! Clike on the link below - and enjoy!! I really can't stop laughing at it!

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Drumroll Please - JOY TO THE WORLD!

Not that we are anywhere as bad as the Griswolds, but the lights are up!! I think they turned out really cute this year! The lights around the columns are red and white rope lights - but you can't really tell unless you are up close - but I wanted them to look like candy canes. I just love Christmas time and decorating the house!
I LOVE a great Christmas Tree. Our house is so small we can only go for a small tree, but I love a tree no matter the size! I don't have a star for the top just yet, but I am working on it! I love turning on the tree lights and then turning out the main lights and letting the tree light the room. I also love having the lights on all day while I am home!

"Stars Were Gleaming"

WARNING: so I am not the best writer, but I had a lot on my mind about my ward so this might be a little random!:) Sorry. I think it is important to have a good ward to attend every sunday, but in order to have a good ward, I think you have to contribute too. Our first ward in Holladay was so easy to go and visit with people because we knew some of the members before we even moved in. Jake and I also had callings that allowed us to be involved. I was coaching the young womens sports teams and Jake was over the scouts. When we moved to our home in Sugarhouse we were excited to attend church because the seller of our home kept telling us how great the ward was - and let me tell you he was right! I think one misconception of Sugarhouse is that everyone is "old." So I felt like others thought it was going to be hard to enjoy an "old" ward. Don't get me wrong there are old people, but I was pleasantly suprised to see such a variety of all ages - newlyweds to widows. I honestly feel that the best thing about our ward is the variety of ages. I feel like I have the older members to learn from and look up to, the middle aged members to relate to, and the younger age to spend time with outside of church. I bring this up because I attended our enrichment night last week and it was SO great. I am on the committee and I was excited to help plan the Christmas Dinner. We decided to do salad, soup and dessert. We also decided on a program - a live nativity. One of the committee members found a story in an old Friend magazine that followed the nativity. We decided to have our children play the parts and as each scripture or story was read each part of the nativity would come into it's place. I was SO excited when I was told that Walker would play the part of Baby Jesus. Our theme was "Stars Were Gleaming." The night turned out to be a success with singing from various groups, the mingling of the members, the great dinner, and most of all the nativity. We had all the children dressed up as Joseph, Mary, shepherds, angels and baby Jesus. As each part was read tears would fill my eyes as the children would sit in front of the audience and fill their part of the nativity. I made Walker a "manger". I took his bouncer, bought white fabric and (thanks to Muranda) I took her hula skirt and cut it up to make the hay. When it was Walker's turn to come out everyone in the audience sighed and many of the women started crying. It really brought the spirit into the room. ( I was so nervous because it was WAY past Walkers bedtime and I thought he was going to cry the whole time, but he didn't. For a half an hour he just sat in his bouncer and didn't make a peep!) After the dinner and program we all stayed to mingle and I just love how I was able to talk to everyone, young and old, and learn from them their experiences, life lessons, and hear of their testimonys of Jesus and his birth. It was great that Walker could play the part of Jesus and help bring the spirit into the room that evening. Above his bouncer was a sparking star - that was gleaming the entire time. We had a record turn out, and I think that everyone enjoyed themselves. Each time I attend a ward activity I am reminded of how lucky Jake and I are to live where we do and be able to attend such a great ward. I love that we have callings that we can fullfill and take a part in making this such a great ward. I remember first attending the ward and not going to enrichment nights or other activities that were being held - and I truly regret that. There is no way that I can stand back and let the ward come to me. I need to do my part as well - i think that we all do. I am so grateful that we do have young people in this ward that Jake and I have become very good friends with. I am grateful for the older people and families who even though the homes are small, vow never to move because they love it here so much. We have one family in our ward that has lived here well over 30 years and now all their kids are grown and every child has moved back into the ward with their family. Sugarhouse really is a great place to live. I am sure that if we all do our part, everyone can make their ward the best!
Our very own baby Jesus!

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

All I Want For Christmas...

IS MY TWO FRONT TEETH! Walkers teeth finally broke through. About 3 weeks ago we noticed that one of his bottom front teeth was coming through - he was drooling SO much so we were glad to see it there. A few days later he was really crabby and didn't sleep well and then we noticed that another tooth was on its way! Well, that one finally broke through a few days ago! I tried to get a picture but it was really hard. I think he knows his teeth are there because he bites down on everthing - even moms fingers! OUCH! He is growing so fast. I can't believe he is already getting teeth. He is such a great little guy and we love him to death!

It's really blurry, but they are there!!

He is getting so big! Don't you just love his Christmas socks??!!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007


What a great holiday to reflect on how many blessings in our lives we can be thankful for. It is so much fun to gather together with family and enjoy each others company. This year we had dinner with Jake's side and it was a blast. I am so mad, I forgot to bring my camera. Thanks to Robyn and Gary for having the whole family over for dinner and games! We enjoyed a GREAT dinner (with seconds and thirds might I add). After dinner the little kids made Turkeys out of apples, toothpicks and candy. They were adorable! Then we enjoyed a game of Bingo. Later that night we stopped by my parents house to see my family and enjoyed some pie. Jake and I truly have so many blessings in our lives. We are so blessed to have wonderful families, friends and each other. Most of all we are so greatful for Walker and the joyfulness he bring to our lives. - i must add a side note - OF COURSE I WENT SHOPPING ON FRIDAY! I hit the mall with my sisters at Midnight!! The best of all - we all stayed at my moms house and at midnight I went up to tell her goodbye and she said "if there is anything good call me - because I already have my clothes on" She moved the covers and she was in her jeans! ha ha! You gotta love some great shoppers! We hit Mervyns at 4am, Walmart 5am, Target 6 am, and Bath and Body Works at 6 am! What a great day!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

The Perfect Outfit

My neighbor gave Walker this outfit when he was born. It is so cute!! She was in a little shop in San Francisco and thought of him because his room is decorated in "vintage western" - she thought it would be perfect for him! I really think it is so cute! He is teething - so don't mind the drool all over his shirt - it is standard!

We Love Sugarhouse!

Honestly, we really do love it here. We love fall, the huge trees that line our streets, and the awesome changing colors of the leaves. BUT, once those leaves fall - it is madness! We hate raking leaves! We tried to mow up some of them, but there are so many that the mower just can't handle it - so we put our arms to work raking and bagging! The city drops off bags (well only 10) and then you can put all your bags on the sidewalk and they will come and get them. How nice of them?! Here is the start for us - 28 bags and counting!! Most of our leaves have fallen, but in the back yard our neighbors have huge trees that droop over to our side and those leaves have not fallen yet - so there is more raking to come! AHHHHHH!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

5 Months Old!

I can hardley believe it - Walker is 5 months old today. I remember at 6 weeks just wishing that he was a little bit older and here he is already 5 months! He is such a joy to our lives and makes us laugh all day long. I have noticed over the last week so many changes. One huge one is that he seems to have grown out of the "really young" stage. He is so much easier to take out, put down for naps, smiles all the time at everything, and can entertain himself. He also has found his feet, puts everything in his mouth and drinks from a sippy. I thought for a while there he was getting some teeth, but nothing yet! Here are a few pictures of his new accomplishments! We sure do love our Walkie Talkie! Just chillin' in his walker. He loves to play on his mat with the hanging things.
He eats the bottom of the hot air balloon. That is the only one he likes.

Just getting a drink after eating some dinner!

He eats his fist and feet all day! Isn't he so cute!?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

One last Halloween scare!

ROAR!! He loves these glasses. My mom had them at her house so I put them on him and he laughs and smiles everytime he is wearing them! He is such a cute guy!

And the verdict is...

I LIKE IT! I decided to start Walker on rice cereal today. I was a little nervous, I guess mostly afraid that he would absolutly hate it, but he loved it! His first bite he gave me that half open, rectangle face, but then he was fine. I was thinking about waiting till 6 months, but he has been putting everything his his mouth lately and he chugs his milk. So yahoo to a new food. Poor guy has only had milk.
He likes to eat his toys too!!

UMMMM Mom I love Rice Cereal!

Wednesday, October 31, 2007


HAPPY HALLOWEEN. Halloween in our family always lasts more than just one day! So here are a few pictures of what we have been up to the last couple of days.
My parents are tearing up their kitchen, so we decided to have everyone over to our house for Sunday dinner and pumpkin carving! Here are the results! I love my old school retro triangle face pumpkin - simple, but AWESOME!
I made cupcakes for Mare's birthday and I liked them so much I made more for my neighbors. I really like the "one-eyed monster!" Some of the grandkids hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa. Walker wasn't too happy. Sorry about that!
Last but not least, Walker chillin' in his Halloween Jamies!!!

Monday, October 29, 2007


Hi, my name is Teylor Mauss, and I am addicted to THE TWILIGHT SERIES!!! So I need to thank my older sister Whitney, for introducing me to these books. She told me how good they were and me being my usual self, "oh really, well I hate to read so thanks but no thanks." She gave me the first book anyway and it sat collecting dust on our desk for a good month or two. Well, last week while Walker was sleeping I had an itch to read it. I think it was calling out my name. I decided to start for a half an hour and see where I would get. AND - 2 hours later I was in LOVE! What great books! I read all three of them in about 72 hours total. Which is really wierd for me, because I don't read. I would way rather pick my split ends - and ususally I have other things that I could be doing. I seriously could not put the books down! I was mad when my sister gave me the third book on Saturday - I was way too busy this week to start it and it just kept looking at me from our kitchen table. SO - I read it in one day! FINE BY ME! After reading for so long Jake called me a "book worm." (hardley) Once I was finished he was excited to "have his wife back." OH MAN i can't wait till the next book comes out. I really should have spaced the first three out a lot better so I wouldn't have to wait so long. I would recommend these books to EVERYONE, even if you don't read. AND they are really easy reading! Oh and I am way for Edward!!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


I have been tagged - so here it is! 4 Jobs I've Had: 1. Mrs. Fields Cookies (yes, I wore an oatmeal color shirt and good times with Muranda) 2. Credit Union Service Center (good times with Kim) 3. Clear Channel Broadcasting 4. New Freedom Mortgage/First Horizon Home Loans (more good times with Kim) 4 Movies I can watch over and over 1. How To Loose A Guy in 10 Days 2. Teen Witch (YEAH!!) 3. Clue (really, it is good!!!) 4. Christmas Vacation (i love watching it with my dad - he laughs so hard) 4 Places I have Lived 1. my moms stomach 2. Sandy 3. Holladay 4. Sugarhouse 4 guilty pleasures 1. Shopping 2. eating anything called a "treat" 3. buying holiday decor when I don't need it 4. AND shopping -ok I need to add one here - Thanks Tori for reminding me - I LOVE HOTDOGS! just plain - nothing on them. I find myself going to Home Depot for lunch to get a hot dog!!! I do love the gas station hot dogs and this great hot dog joint in Midvale, Johnny Beefs! 4 Favorite TV Shows 1. The Hills and Newport Harbor (this counts as one) 2. The Office 3. Greys (which I may boycott - to dramatic for me now - bring back the old days!) 4. Biggest Looser - what a great show! 4 Places I have been on vacation 1. Hawaii 2. Boston 3. Mexico 4. Florida 4 Favorite Foods 1. a good salad 2. anything from PF Changs 3. French Onion Soup (it has to have tons of cheese on top and an onion ring) 4. Lion House rolls - OOO with lots of honey butter 4 Places I would rather be right now 1. on the beach at Turtle Bay watching the whales 2. at the mall shopping 3. at the World Series 4. Canal Street in New York (i have never been, but I AM SURE IT IS GREAT!) 4 Websites I visit daily 1. My blog/friends blogs 2. 3. 4. Authors I love 1. Ok so I don't read that much, ok at all, but I just started reading the Twilight series - OOOO I LOVE STEPHENIE MEYER!! Great writer! I also have read a few Dean Koonz books in the past! Things I would like to know how to do 1. Golf (so Jake would be happy) 2. Knit/crochet a blanket (like a full on Afgan) 3. Draw 4. Garden - like pick out flowers and make my yard flow. Things I worry about (i must add - Jake's famous line is "you just need a little bit of Faith") 1. our budget 2. Family - mine and Jakes 3. What the world will be like when Walker is older 4. making everyone happy Happy moments 1. Marrying Jake 2. Having Walker 3. hearing Walker wake up - going in there to get him and he has a huge smile on his face 4. Sitting with Jake and Walker watching a great game Things I want to do next year 1. Organize my house 2. be a better gardner in the summer 3. Go to the US Open 4. Go to a MLB game People I am tagging 1. Morgan 2. Debby 3. Jill 4. Tori

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Practice Round!

Halloween is such a fun time of year! When I was young I used to LOVE getting dressed up! My mom usually made our costumes - and I was so excited about it! Jakes mom was the same. One year he wanted to be Daryl Strawberry so she put him in a baseball outfit and spray painted his body with black spray paint! There has gotta be a picture of that somewhere!! Now that I have a child, it is so much fun to dress him up! So we dressed him in his costume and got some pictures with his cousins! The good news is he dosen't mind his costume that much. Luckily I was able to find one that was pretty easy for him to handle! We went to Engh Gardens with Jakes side of the family, and JC Penney with mine! It sure was fun! Jackson, Annie, Walker, Luke and Bowen
Boston, Ashton and Walker (Ashtons costume - SO CUTE)

Bowen wins for costume of the year!

Walker, Bowen, and Luke chillin in the pumpkins.


Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Witches All Over...

Have you been to Gardner Village? I think it might be one of the best places around! Not only is it a GREAT place for home decor shopping and good food, but in October, witches take over the gounds. They set up all these pretend witches around the shops. It is so much fun to go out there and see all the witches. There are some flying on bikes in the sky, some knitting by the Quilt Shop, some mixing up a potion, one in the lake in a boat, and even one in an out house - her name is "witchie poo" - hilarious! I went there today with a bunch of my friends and their kids. I acutally went last week too, but I love it so much it was fun to go again. There are so many places for photo ops - I love it! And it is fun to get all the kids together and see them so happy to see all the witches! Even though Walker dosen't know what the heck is going on, I think he still enjoys it! I highly recommend going there to check it out and then eating at the "Naborhood Bakery" or Archibalds for lunch! In the late afternoon, they offer hay rides with witches.
Just chillin in the pumpkins!

Monday, October 8, 2007

Grow Old Along With Me...

Four years ago today Jake and I entered the temple to be married for time and all eternity. I don't know where I would be without him in my life. He is the rock of our family and keeps me in line when I have a bad day. His favorite quote to me is "all you need is a little bit of faith!" There are so many things I love about him, just to name a few - I love that he has so many hobbies. He is always wanting to do something whether it be golf, skiing, fishing, running, or working on our house. I love to see his face light up when we walk in to Cabelas. I love that we can just sit and watch TV or a game together and we both end up laughing about the same things. I love that he calls me at home during the day to see what "walkie talkie" is doing. I love that he calls me his "Y." I love his silly jokes and his silly rhyms that he sings to Walker. I love that he is such a motivated worker and does all he can to support our little family. We have had our ups and downs - and I wouldn't want to have them with anyone else! Happy Anniversary Jake! You are the best
Grow old along with me
The best is yet to be
When our time has come
We will be as one
God Bless our love
God bless our love

Saturday, October 6, 2007

26.2 - Minus the Mauss Family

WARNING: This is a long post - it may take a few to read! Sorry about that! I woke up this morning at 4:45 to get Walker a bottle and my first thought was "the runners in St George are getting ready for the marathon." I guess you could call today a "sad" day for the Mauss family. After talking to Mare (Jakes mom) every year since 1987 someone from the Mauss family has run in the St George Marathon that is going on this weekend. This year - no one from the Mauss family ran it! I guess you could call it a "tradition" that we go down to St George conference weekend and cheer the runners on, friends and family, in the St George Marathon. I have been going down to the marathon since 2001 to watch Jake and his family run. So for this post I would like to dedicate it to the Mauss family and state my many memories from each year.
-Driving down to sunny St George! This year it was 65 degrees down there, but every year that I have been it has been so hot! I love coming up on the red rocks and sitting out in the sun!
- Eating pasta Friday night! We always go to the Pizza Factory the night before the race so the runners can get their "carbs" and be ready for the race! It is always packed there and we always get the HUGE table on the top floor!
-Sleeping all 13 of us in a 3 bedroom condo! Runners get the beds - the rest get whats left over!
-Seeing Jake and the other runners wake up at 3:30 to eat a quick breakfast and head to catch the bus that goes up the canyon to the start line.
- Getting the rest of the crew up at 7:00 so we can make it to Snow Canyon (aka mile 16), park, then make the hike to the top to cheer on the runners. Generally we have strollers and little kids with us so this is a hike:) But it is TOTALLY worth it!
-Waiting at mile 16 and having Mare ask for a swallow of Coke! Nice - she dosen't want Gatorade or water - she wants Coke! ha ha! Also bringing up bananas, orange slices, Ibuprofin 800, and LOTS OF HUGS!
- Running down the canyon to get to our cars - trying to back up on a one way road - to drive to the park (aka finish line) to see the runners finish. We are always in a hurry because most of the roads are closed so it takes long to get to the park.
- On the way to the park seeing High School bands playing on the street, homeowners out with their hoses to hose off the runners, and lots of crowds cheering them on.
- Finally getting to the park and desperatly looking for a parking spot.
- Standing along the red fence at the finish line waiting for our runners to pass. This is where the tears start to come. It is great to see so many people finish the race. You can always count on one guy carrying an American Flag, one old guy who has on a shirt that says "This is my 50th marathon", and a BUNCH of bloody, chafed nipples! The best - Jill and I just yelling out names to see if anyone looks over. "Alright Joe!! Keep running you're looking good!" And buying flowers from the man in the wheelchair.
- Seeing your family and friends cross the finish line - what a great accomplishment!
- Walking through a SEA of people in the park looking for your family.
- Finally finding your family and getting pictures with them and their medals.
- Can't forget - telling Jake to snag me a free popsicle (they are only for the runners)
- Walking (or helping Jake walk at this point) with Jake to the tennis courts to sort through NASTY SMELLY SWEATY clothes to find the items that he threw off at the throughout the race.
- Going back to the condo - everyone laying around and the CLASSIC Justin comment - "I'm a man down." And stopping with grandma to pick pomegrantes at some random house by the park!
- Shopping while the guys are at preisthood. Then when they come home watching Post Season Baseball or a college football game.
-Getting up Sunday - enjoying Aunt Lindas GREAT breakfast and I love that Pomegrante salad then watching conference -(or sleeping through it - what ever you prefer)
- Leaving at noon - and already getting excited to come back next year - PRICELESS!
If you have not been down for the marathon you should go. Sometimes it seems crazy getting up early and getting the kids ready and frantically running around St George to see the runners, but it really is so much fun! Everytime I am there I always think "next year I am going to do it!" Well, last year I tried and during training I got up to 8 miles and then quit (I don't want to talk about it!) So maybe next year, eh?
Congrats to all that finished - Allison Bryan, Sarah Featherstone, Debby Barney and Kelly Gardner. Here are a few pictures from last year!

Jake running in 2006 - his 6th time!

Thanks for getting me the popsicle!

Thursday, October 4, 2007


The other day my friend Muranda invited me over to her moms house to make a decorated witch hat. Her mom had gone to Swiss Days and saw them there and said that everyone was buying them. Of course I wanted to go make a craft, but I couldn't really picture a decorated witch hat. Well to my suprise - THE CUTEST THING EVER! Her mom had all kinds of "decor" to hot glue to the hat. Some of the items were scarecrows, skeletons, spiders, spider webs, candy corn candles, and halloween and beware signs. You just stuff the top part of the hat with batting and put cardboard under the brim and start decorating. I seriously think it turned out so cute! I would highly recommend it for a fun Halloween craft. I put it on my island as a centerpiece! Thanks Muranda and Valecia for a great day crafting!!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Why October Is Our Favorite Month!

Here are a few reasons why October is our favorite month
1. FALL - Fall is our favorite season. We love the warm days and cool nights, the changing leaves, wearing sweaters and sweatshirts, jumping into cold sheets, the first snow making the base for fresh powder days to come, and football season. We do love the "falling" leaves, but living in Sugarhouse we get way too many of those. Anyone want to come rake leaves??
2. HALLOWEEN - Halloween is my moms favorite holiday - so she has made me love it even more. When I was younger she used to make all of our costumes, trick or treat bags, and she would even paint Halloween sweatshirts for us. I remember mine had a green monster on it. It was by far my favorite sweatshirt ever! My parents also LOVED to carve pumpkins. Some years they would buy up to 30 pumpkins - big and small - and we would carve them all. Then they would decorate their front lawn on Halloween with the pumpkins. The neighborhood loved it! They still do a lot of pumpkins now, but not as many because no one is home to help carve them. One other thing that I loved when I was young was when my mom would get butcher paper and draw Linus in the pumpkin patch (from the Snoopy halloween show). My parents have 4 big windows on the front of their house and she would display Linus in the pumpkin patch on the four windows. It was so great!! Last but not least I really love pumpkins! Last year Jake and I found the BEST pumpkin ever - it was the "butt" pumpkin (see picture below). On Halloween we put shorts on it - so hilarious!
3. Our Anniversary - Jake and I are coming up on 4 years this month! I can hardly believe it.
4. Post Season Baseball - Lets be honest, the regular season gets a little long and besides a Yankees vs Red Sox game, the post season is the best of all! I really look forward to this!!
5. Utah Jazz Basketball - their first game is October 30 vs Golden State!

The "butt" pumpkin! I laugh everytime I see it!

Monday, September 24, 2007

The ZOO!

Last week I went to the Hoogle Zoo with Muranda and Ashton, Lauren and Braxton, and Katie, Ezra and Luke. It was so much fun. This was the third time that I have been this year, but the weather last week was PERFECT. Although Walker slept most of the time, I am sure he enjoyed it and visiting the Giraffes!! (there my fave!) The Zebras (aka referees) were going crazy when we were there!! It was also "feeding time" so it was fun to see a lot of the animals out getting fed. It is always fun to get out and enjoy a nice fall day with some friends. OH YEAH - and they have the white alligator there - pretty freaky!
The Zebras going crazyAshton excited to go to the Zoo

Braxton and Ezra looking at the elephants

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Happy Birthday to you...

Monday night we went over to my little sister's house to celebrate Boston's birthday. He turned 2 years old. She got a pinata for the kids to hit and Boston had a blast with it. After there wasn't any progress in denting the basketball pinata Morgan started hitting it and Boston was sad - he didn't want there to be a hole in the ball. It was so funny - he was so concerned with the ball. He could have cared less that there was a bunch of candy all over the grass. Later we had root beer floats and Boston opened his presents. Walker gave him a "mini hoover" vacuum - that really works. He loved it! He loves to help Morgan clean and he follows her around while she sweeps and vacuums. Morgan and Marc gave him a really cute "mini dirt devil" broom and a REALLY CUTE bike that is just his size! He had the biggest smile on his face when Morgan brough it out. I think when he saw the helmet and pads he was like - "what is this?" My mom and dad gave him a scooter that he was trying to ride like a bike. We finally showed him how you stand on it, not sit!:) He also got a bubble machine, a potty training toilet, books, and a big blow up toy that has balls in it to play with. It turned out so great!! He is the cutest thing ever! His smile is so contagious and everytime you see him you just want to give him the biggest hug! He has been through a lot and he is just the best little kid ever!
Boston hiting the pinata! It was so funny!!

Here he is on his new bike!!

He finally learned how to get on the scooter!!

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Walker's First Cabela's Trip!

We took Walker for his first official trip to Cabelas on Saturday night. It is definately one place that has a lot to look at. When we got there we went through the fish tunnel and they were feeding all of the trout LIVE goldfish. It was hard to watch and pretty cool at the same time. I really felt bad for those little gold guys! As you all know, Jake LOVES to fish and be outdoors so we wanted to get Walker started early on enjoying these activities with his dad. We ate dinner there . Jake enjoyed a GREAT Elk sandwich, while I stuck to the good old ham and cheese. Although Walker slept about 99% of the time - it still was fun and we were able to capture this one picture! I also wanted to give a tribute to those goldfish that were eaten alive and my entertainment expense, so I posted a picture of one. UPDATE: p.s. we didn't get one of those brownie maker things that Kim and Tim posted on their blog. We saw them, thought about it, and then decided that Kim and Tim should have us over for it first to make sure we like it:) So, are we invited Kim? ha ha!

Walker enjoying Cabelas for the 2 minutes he was awake!

Poor little goldfish

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Trimming the Tree

A couple days ago a nasty wind storm came through Salt Lake. Jake and I were watching on the news about all the huge trees that fell over. We looked down our street and saw a few branches that had fallen off the good old Sugarhouse trees but nothing soo exciting. We were glad none of our trees had been hit by mother nature. Well - the next morning we opened the blinds in our room that lead to the back yard - and it looks like we lost a few branches ourselves! We have this great Elm tree in our backyard that we LOVE. It provides so much shade to the house. But as you can see below - we lost a few major branches! At least the tree didn't fall down. O well, we wanted to get the tree trimmed anyway:)