Monday, September 26, 2016


This little girl was so excited when it was finally her turn to go to school. She is bummed that she does not get to ride a bus there, but she still loves it. Kynlee is such a sweet happy girl, we love her so much. She is a great big sister to the babes, and she brings us so much joy.

Holyoak Reunion

We had lots of fun at the Holyoak family reunion this year. There was good food, family time, and fun games. This web crossing was a big hit, even Dad got in on the action.

 This hammock was a big hit, I think it even had all of the girl cousins in it at one time. 
 The slack line was super fun.
 And the zip line was the main event!!!

 S'mores are always fun, and camping wouldn't be the same without them.

We did have quite a time trying to get to church on Sunday. We got everyone ready and we thought we left with enough time to get to church, but the second time we stopped to clean up puke I was trying to help one of the babes and I slipped out of the truck and bashed my shin and my knee on the running board. As I was curled up on the side of the road in pain I started to think that we were not going to make it to church on time. I managed to only get a tiny bit of blood on my skirt,and even with one more  puke stop we did make it to the building on time. However we had to spend a few minutes in the bathroom cleaning up children so we had to walk in late. Luckily there were no more puking incidents the rest of the weekend and everyone had a good time.


You see that world map hanging up behind our table? Carson and I made it!!!! It is even larger than it looks in the picture.

It was my Olympics project. I needed a project that I could work on while I watched the Olympics so I wouldn't feel guilty about watching them rather than working on the many projects that we need to do in other parts of our house. I used an exacto knife to cut out the map while I watched, and even though my hand was numb for a day, I am so happy with how the map turned out. Carson also hung up my new light fixture, and since the Olympics have ended we have worked on redoing the kitchen cabinets. I can't wait to show the before and after pictures, but they will have to wait until the hinges we ordered come in.
On another note, I am so sad the summer Olympics are over and wont be back for another 4 years. I really love the Olympics. I have special memories of watching them with my Mom and Megan. One of the last conversatoins I had with my Mom was a funny little conversation we had about the Olympics just a week or 2 before she died. I love watching the athletes, who have worked their whole lives at their sport, accomplish great things in front of the whole world. The whole event makes me so happy.


The other day we got to go to the mountains for a hot dog roast with Nathan and Tonya and their girls. It's always fun to get together with family and to enjoy the great outdoors, plus our kids always love any chance to play in the dirt.

Monday, August 15, 2016

Splash Pad Fun!

We got to go to the splash pad with Megan and her kids the other day and everyone had lots of fun.

 Sometimes it is more fun to sit with Dad than to actually play in the water.
 Everyone wants to drink the water out of the spouts right?
 Kenna sunbathing on a not so sunny day.

We also visited the library, ate at 5 guys, and played at the childrens museum, it was the kind of day kids dream of. 

Happy Birthday Babes!!!!

Our life has been really hectic the last few weeks. In the 2 weeks between Kylee's birhthday and the babes birthday we moved from our little house with the apartment on the side to what is not our dream house yet, but has all the potetial to become our dream house. Moving is such a pain, and it is extra challenging with lots of little hands that would rather unpack boxes than help me pack them. A big thank you to Megan for helping us, we owe you big. We are glad to be all settled in, even if we are only half unpacked.
Now for the stars of this post, our sweet little babes who turned 2 earlier this month.
Daddy brought donuts home for a special birthday breakfast. The special breakfast was fun for the babes while it lasted, but there was one little boy who was very sad when daddy had to go back to work without him. Eventually the tears dried up, and we had a somewhat plesant day.
 We celebrated after dinner with just our little family. 
 Korbin was so fast blowing out his candles that I didn't have a chance to get a picture, but Braxton and Emery couldn't quite figure out how to blow hard enough to get the candles out.
 Eventually big sister came over to help save the day.

 We moved the party outside to the deck to open presents.
 Again big sister was more than happy to help.

Happy Birthday Babes, we are so happy that you are part of our family. You truly help us remember what is most important in life and help us to realize that though things are not perfect every day, we are truly blessed. It is so fun to see you interact with each other, and to see the differences in your personalities. We love you!

Happy Birthday Kynlee!!!

I can't believe that my beautiful, smart, happy Kynlee turned 4 last month!!! We are so lucky to have this sweet girl in our family, she truly is my ray of sunshine when life gets chaotic. 

She started out the day with a special breakfast of bumpy pancakes with sprinkles.
 A rather impressive birthday cake for my sweet girl that caused a few tears, but actually was not that hard to make once I got everything right.
 We made all of Kynlee's dreams come true with a water fight brithday party in the backyard along with homemade ice cream and a hot dog roast.

 Presents are so much easier to open with your teeth right?
 Happy Birthday beautiful girl, we love you so much!!

Looks like everyone enjoyed the party!!

Dalton Reunion!

We had lots of fun at the Dalton Reunion this year. There was a live Hungry Hungry Hippos game, and even though our kids were a little small for the game, nothing was going to stop them from joining in.

 First time camping in a tent!!! The babes did awesome. I wish I could have slept as well as they did, but for some reason it is really hard for me to sleep on an air matress in a tent. Kynlee was lucky enough to get to sleep in a tent with Grandma and Grandpa and Aunt Morgan.
 This lucky girl also got to open an early birthday present from Grandpa and Grandpa.
 Apparently her excersion thru the mud was not as fun as she was hoping.
 It's exhausting playing all weekend!