Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Problem #1

15 Minutes into digging our hole we ran into our first problem!!! (Gotta love building)The sewer is only 5 ½ feet deep, what does this mean you ask???… Well it means that our foundation will be sticking out of the ground about 4 ½ feet if we go with the 9 ft basement that we had planed!!! So, what do you think; should we still go with the 9 ft basement or change it to 8 ft???? We have until tomorrow night to decide… hmmmm what to do, what to do??

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Some of you have been wondering just what it is we do up here! Thankfully we have settled into a nice schedule. (I love having a schedule!!!) And it goes something like this:
Monday... Is my cleaning day! The only day of the week that I really clean, Trav usually has a lunch meeting, so I stay stinky and smelly until all of my house work is done! It also happens to be early out day for the kids; they get out at 2:30, then I pick them up and we go straight to the library! We LOVE the library up here, it is soooo great! After at least an hour, we head home to make dinner and get ready for FHE :)
Tuesday... Tues mornings I help out at Brayden’s School, then it is lunch with my honey, pick the kids up from school and we head down to Utah County for Tyler's clogging and to check on Grandma Ina Mae. This is our late night; we usually don't get home until 9 or so.
Wednesday... I do the fluoride treatments at Tyler’s school in the morning, again lunch with Trav, Piano lessons (both kids) right after school, and then it is Young men’s for Brayden ;)
Thursday... Back to Braydens school for a few hours, meet up with Trav for lunch, and this is my shopping day (food, cleaning stuff whatever we need) then every other week is achievement days for the little miss, this is the night of the week we just get to hang out... ahhhhhhhhhhh
Friday... This is the day I get to have adult conversation :) Some weeks I work at the bank from 9-1 and others I work 1-6 depending on which one; depends on if Trav gets to get off work early when the kids get home! Either way let the weekend began!!!!!
On the weekends we just hang out and enjoy each other’s company, and the company of family and friends.
So that is what we do, It is not too much different than what we did before, except I get to have lunch with Trav almost every day(Which I LOVE!!!!!!) and he gets home MUCH earlier.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Tyler's big day!

Doesn't she look BEAUTIFUL!!!

I can't believe this day has already come and gone! She is such a good girl and we are SO VERY lucky to have her in our family!! Thank you Tyler for all you have taught me!

I pray you will continue to be so strong willed, (for good of course) and always remember who you are and what you stand for!

We love you!!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

This weekend was full of food, kids, and tons of FUN!!!!!!!

All of us at the Alpine Slide :)

We were lucky enough to have Lexi, Brylee, and Preston Fri. and Sat. while their parents celebrated their Anniversary! Then we meet up with them (and Blake) Sat afternoon and rode the Alpine slides. It was so fun to watch the kids and their idea of "hauling" down the mountain!!Trav had Tyler with him and they really did "haul", It's a good thing she is just like her dad or we could have had a problem! Then the girls went shopping at the outlets and the boys went to set up the 50 inch TV with surround sound in the Laforett's basement! We stayed in Santaquin, and the next morning Tony fixed us a HUGE scrumptious breakfast, watched conference, made a baby blanket, then watched some more conference, ate some more delicious food, visited Grandma, then off to Heber. Have I mentioned like a thousand times how lucky we are to have such Amazing friends!!!

Kids playing at the park
Lexi~ isn't she getting big :)
Every one is getting ready for bed!!

Good night kisses from the girls :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009


Maddox David Alford. Born 10-2-09 (yea, baby G's birthday. They get to share, just like Kirsten and Garrett) @ 10:51 pm weighed 8 lbs 1 oz, and tons of dark hair! He is so beautiful!!! I just LOVE being an Aunt! I just don't love being so far away :( That makes 3 healthy beautiful babies in our family in 3 months..... Good Times!!! My mom would be in 7th HEAVEN with all these babies! I will try to get pictures soon!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

We stayed the weekend at "Hotel Laforett" it is so good to have such GREAT friends! While there the kids and I helped Chaw move into their new house and Trav went on “the BEST bike ride of the year"! However he got hurt :( he wouldn't let me take pictures! Then we had a fabulous Sunday breakfast with Laforet’s, church, dinner with the Garner's, Syd's birthday party (sorry we were late), and then a visit to Grandma Ina Mae's and Grandpa Hyrum’s... whew!
We had a busy but fun weekend. Thanks everyone!!Don't ask me how kids can sleep like this and still walk in the morning!
Yes this is how they slept...Trav took this at about 2 am
First snow fall of the year!!
Brayden was dancing he was so excited.
Tyler is not sure... but look at the size of the flakes!
poor Brayden you can't see his cute little face

Still Dancing...
They did go out with some of the neighbor kids
and had a snowball fight after dinner,
But it was too dark to get any pics.

We got a lot more snow yesterday;
we are hoping it melts by this afternoon :)