Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas 2008

I couldn't resist adding a few more pictures from Christmas morning. I captured some really cute pictures of the twins, which rarely happens because of my lame camera (you know the kind that takes the picture a minute TOO late...ya... that kind).

Christmas 2008

Well I thought I would post a few pictures from our Christmas morning... My parents arrived late Christmas eve so they were able to be there for Christmas morning which was really fun. The kids were really excited to see them so we didn't get to bed until after midnight. They did let us sleep until 8 the next morning which was really nice. We actually had to wake up the twins Christmas morning, which in my opinion is a CRIME, but the kids were just too excited. We had a wonderful morning; we ate, played, and ate some more. I think it's really hard to control yourself around such great food!!! All in all it was so fun creating such lasting memories with our children and I can't wait to do it again next year.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Gingerbread Houses

Today I went to school to help with Jayben's 1st grade class to decorate gingerbread houses (which were really milk cartons). It was a lot of fun and of course I forgot my camera so we had to take the picture at home. None the less, Jayben was pretty proud of his creation!

Sunday, December 7, 2008

The Reason for the Season

Let us all remember this gift giving season, the real reason why we celebrate. The birth of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Giving, not getting, brings the true meaning of the Christmas spirit! I'm wishing all my friends and family a wonderful Christmas!

Trip to Salt Lake City

For our last activity for this year, we took the YW to see the Lights on Temple Square in Salt Lake City. We also went to see the movie about Joseph Smith at the Joseph Smith Memorial building and afterwards went to dinner at the Lyon House Pantry. The girls are always such a joy to be around. I feel so blessed to have this calling in the church and have the opportunity to serve with such a great YW presidency. From left to right: Ryanne Slocombe, Me, Liza Allen, and Kristin Wilkerson. It makes serving so easy when your'e amongst friends and neighbors. Not all of the YW are in this photo.

These are the YW from left to right: Kristiann Frisby, Tiffany Smart, Jamie Smart, Chanoa Turpin, the three leaders, Stacey Smith, Kylee Merrill, Ashley Smith, Hannah Patterson, Hillary Caputo, and Abbey Larsen.

This is a cool picture of the Salt Lake Temple, the moon was out last night and the American Flag is in the picture as well, but you can't tell because of my lame camera. :(

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

In loving Memory

Casey Edgar Nish
August 2,1972- November 20,2008

We will truly miss our friend Casey and our thoughts and prayers go out to all those he left behind, especially his wife Lani and three children Aubrey, Max, and Sam. I've never met a more loving family. I will cherish all the wonderful memories we shared being neighbors and friends.

Friday, November 21, 2008

What? I Didn't Do Anything!

I was doing the dishes and I could here the sounds of crayons busy at work so I called for the twins and I quickly heard little foot steps running away.......And this is what I saw........Chloe hiding on the stairs and her artwork left on my wall! Heaven help me. Good thing she's just so darn cute!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Meet Bear Claw

Jayben was super excited about this project in school. He learned about the first Thanksgiving with the Indians and Pilgrims. He learned about how the indians taught the pilgrims to bury fish in the ground for fertilizer to help produce really good corn. He also learned about indian symbols, which he really loved.

Friday, November 14, 2008

A BIG day for a Mother of Twins

Today was a big day for me. The twins sat and actually watched an entire episode of Semame Street, YEAH! I couldn't believe it, so I had to take a picture. This means I can actually get things done around here!!! (don't worry the heater between them isn't plugged in)

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Ever since John has started his masters program I've noticed how exhausted he's been, but that doesn't stop him from enjoying the time he has with the kids. After saying hello to me, the first thing he does when he gets home is love on his kids. Even though he may be really tired from the days events; such as teaching 90 crazy 7th graders, working on his masters program, and then going to his second job (carpet installation) his face always lights up when he comes home. He truly is an inspiration.

So here's to all the hard working Fathers out there, trying to provide a great life for their families and even though it's HARD they still have big smiles on their faces......This is what life is all about........

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

More Graduation pics.....

My Mom was able to come to the Graduation so we got to have her again for the weekend. It was really nice, the kids adore her.

My handsome hubby and sweet Olivia before the ceremony.

Hunter and Jayben enjoying their time with my other nephew Joseph. When these three get together it's non-stop talking, giggling, and playing. And not to mention, alittle fighting over who gets to ride is who's car.

Grandma Campbell with Chloe bug.

My wonderful Nephews!

We are so proud of Steven and Adam for graduating out of the program at Westridge Academy and Adam for getting his Highschool Diploma! I can't believe they are growing up so fast. It seems like yesterday when I was holding them as babies and now they are taller than me and definetly smarter than me!! I'm looking forward to their futures, I know they are going to do great things.

Adam has already made the decision to go with a BYU professor and some students to Peru to work in a Children's Orphanage for 6 months, although we will miss him we are really excited for this new adventure. We love you Adam.

This is my brother Curtis and his wife Liana. I know that today was a big day for them; the love of a parent is priceless. Curtis is such a wonderful Father and Husband and I'm overwhelmed at the love he shows his family. I love you Curtis.

Steven and Macie together at the Graduation. Steven is such a wonderful Nephew and has made great strides at Westridge Academy. He is so talented. At Westridge he was able to tap into alot of those talents; sports, of course, poetry, spirituality, and acedemics. We love you Steven and are so proud of you.

All in all, it was a great day! Thank you Curtis, for the opportunity to support such great boys. We already miss you guys!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Halloween a few days late!

Isn't this the cutest couple you have ever seen? Eeyor and Piglet, aka, Carter and Kenzley. These are the twins friends and they went to a Halloween party on Friday together, it was a blast! Of course the twins didn't participate AT ALL in the fun games and face painting, but fought the entire time over a baby stroller that wasn't even their's. Oh, the joys of having two girls the same age with the same exact interests!!! Can you even imagine what it will be like when they get older, HEAVEN HELP US!

Well here are the trouble makers, aren't they cute? They hated taking pictures and the costumes weren't their favorite, but we made it through. Why can't 18 month olds just cooperate??? They're adorable none the less!

Here are a few more pictures from Halloween. We attented our annual Trunk or Treat in the church parking lot that evening. Olivia dressed as a cheerleader and Jayben was the Unknown Phantom, his eyes would light up and he thought that was really cool. We unfortunately didn't get a picture of Hunter because he was off with his good friend Bradley for the evening, but he dressed as a Phantom as well. The twins had completely had it by then with Halloween; they just wanted to go home and go to bed! Also, the Young Women were practically in charge of the whole event so the night before we made yummy carmeled apples rolled in nuts, candy, marshmallows, white chocolate, dark chocolate, and toffee bits. Those were a hit! They also served donuts and hot chocolate to everyone; so thank you to all the girls and leaders.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Our 13th Anniversary

Wow, I can't believe its been 13 years. What a great reason to celebrate! Words cannot express the feelings of my heart about my Johnny, but I will say that my marriage is the BEST thing that has ever happened to me. Happy Anniversary John, I love you.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Grandma Campbell comes for a visit!

The kids love it when Grandma comes for a visit and I LOVE it too! It's a time for me to relax a little, knowing that I don't have to be everything for everyone, at all times. She is an incredible Grandma whether she is reading a book, playing slap jack and a variety of games, giving TLC time, helping with homework, or going on walks. She is genuinely interested in their little lives and doesn't get sick of hearing all of what they have to say; which is alot. She's a huge help to me around the house and a great cook! :) I can't imagine my life without her, especially this past year with the "twin adventure". Thanks Mom for being such a wonderful Grandma and still the best Mom ever.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Olivia's New Hair Cut

Well, it's official. My baby girl is growing up. She doesn't want ponytails and braids anymore. I guess I should be happy about that, but I'm not. I love doing her hair, despite the whinning and complaining the entire time and must say I'm going to miss it. I have to admit though, I love the new cut!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Escaped July 24th to the Wyoming Wind Rivers

John took his annual fishing trip in July for a week and took Hunter for the first time. They prepared the week before getting all the necessary things together; packing their back packs as lite as possible. After adjusting and re-adjusting for a couple of days, John's pack weighed 75lbs. and Hunter's 30lbs. It was hilarious watching Hunter trying out the pack, he was having a hard time just walking up the street, how was he going to make a steep 7 mile hike with that back pack on!! Despite that fact, they headed out at 3 am the morning of the 24th. Alot of prayers were said and tears shed but, Hunter did it and LOVED IT! (you'll notice Hunter's pack magically gets lighter as the hike gets harder, John is a wonderful Dad!)