15 June 2011

Easter 2011

Easter was so great this year. The weather was just beautiful and the Easter Program at Calvary Chapel was amazing like usual. We spent Easter at the Erickson's this year and the egg hunts and decorations were great. It was fun to see Everett running around trying to get eggs in his basket and then he would run and try to hide them afterward. He also looked so dang cute with the Easter outfit from his Grandma Janet nd his leather Jacket his sweet Aunt Pam got him even before he was born. Berlin also looked so adorable. Janet always makes my kids look so adorable especially on special occasions like this. We are so so blessed and days like Easter Sunday are such a great reminder of that.

Side note: Since we spent Easter with the Erickson's we spent the evening before with my mom and Dave and also our cousins who recently moved from Nebraska to Montana. It has been so fun hanging out with them they are a blast and our kids get along so well here they are playing and dancing. love them!

I Heart AZ!!

In April Michael's golf girls had their Big Sky Tournament. It's the teams last tournament of the year and it's held in Chandler I without hesitation ditched work, our kids and went with him!
It was AMAZING. The golf girls were a blast. The head Coach and my friend Kellie Hooper was so fun and the Ocatillo Golf Course was beautiful. I slept in until 9am (10am my time) EVERYDAY... I got a Starbucks EVERYDAY and I layed by the pool drinking my coffee and enjoying my Nook reading Little women and Hunger games EVERYDAY.

Can't wait for next year:)

Let's DANCE!

So Berlin spent this last year on a competitive dance team...that's right this high school athlete has a little girl that wears make-up and gets in dresses and DANCES. WHAT??!! I NEVER in all my life would think that I would be a DANCE mom. Ya know I love to dance and I love all my dancing friends and cheerleader mom and grandma BUT I LOVE sports. LOVE it still to this day. I always ask Michael if he wants to play me in a little one on one basketball tournament and the funny thing is (I really truly deeply think I could be a fierce and good competitor) I just have always enjoyed competing in all my activities and dance has really turned my life around and ACTUALLY gained ALL my respect. I LOVE it and I can't be more excited to see what my little girls chooses in her future. Here are some great pictures of her at rehearsals and after the competitions. She took home 2 first place awards and at 3 years old the youngest on her team. Who says dance can't be a competition. Love my little dancer

Pizza, friends, hair and DANCE!

In February we went to Bearlake to go snowmobiling and spent the weekend in my sister-in-law Britney's timeshare. It was so fun to hang out with family and just relax, swim and play games. We went to celebrate Michael's 29th birthday. Also Berlin LOVES to put her hands in her pockets and when you trip the chin is the first to catch your fall. poor thing.

In March we enjoyed having our friends come over to make home made pizzas. It was fun to have the kids help cook. The two adorable cuties in these pictures belong to a beautiful friend of mine that i originally facebook stalked...YUP I did admit that!! I sometimes see cute women in Pocatello that I think i would have stuff in common with and ask to be there friend and then eventually invite them to my house and I wine and dine them:) I met miss Kelli at Berlin's dance studio about a year and a half ago she was Berlin's first preschool dance teacher and she was so great with the kids and just a sweetheart I knew we were destined to be friends. Anyway here are the kids and their masterpieces.
Also in March, Janet the kids and I went to Mandy's to celebrate her birthday in Boise. The kids had a great time and Berlin LOVED helping auntie Mandy open her gifts. We also got to spend some time with some of Mandy's best friends and their kids and it was so cute how well they all got along.

And Lastly since Everett has turned 1 he has grown into a little man and Berlin Mae's best friend.
They cuddle on the couch together, paint together and Berlin teaches him the ways of life. I can't get enough of these two.

14 June 2011

Hello Old Friend

Well Well Well I am so sorry for the LONG pause between blog posts! I especially want to apologize to my dear son Everett whose every move has been documented in my mind but NOT on this family blog and I promise that I will make up for that by buying you a college education:) Anywhoooo
I am going to start out with the beginning of the year...January was a pretty boring month in terms of activity but huge in terms of my family being together...If you aren't aware Michael my husband is a golf professional at a course in Soda Springs Idaho. He runs the course there during the later Spring months to the early Fall months and then he enjoys his Winters with US ALLLLL DAAAAYYYYY!! Actually he coaches the Idaho State Women's Golf team during his off season but most of his time is spent with us and since I work from 4am-noon we have all afternoon to lounge, shop and play Lion slayer! That's Berlins new game...we hide in the Princess castle and then when she suspects a lion is near she jumps out and throws air kicks and fast 1-2 punches in the air. We also have this inflatable bat that she beats them up with as well:) This is actually a game that I need to get on video because it's quite entertaining to see Everett a little pigeon toed 17 month-old kick and punching NOTHING but acting like he knows exactly what's going on.
Anyway back to January it was boring to most but JUST a great month of spending good fun quality time together.
Playing play-dough, Playing on furniture and just taking funny pictures together...I loved it.

February was cold and miserable but since I have the best in-laws a girl could ask for we went to Janet and Dave's for a Valentines Dance! It was such a blast. We got all dressed up and had an amazing dinner and then danced the night away to oldies music. Here are some pictures to end the post...Enjoy...