Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Lake Powell!

Well we went to Lake Powell last week for a couple of days. We went with Jim's sister Kari and her family and his brother Jerry and there family.

We went to Paige and stayed for three days. Each day we would go to a different part of the lake, and play, have lunch on the beach and play some more!

Since I am almost 8 months pregnant, I just stayed in the boat and enjoyed the ride. Jim and the cousins would take turns with the girls on the tube!

My girls are such thrill seekers, they loved the boat and the tube rides!

After wards we went on to St. George for a couple of days, for our nephew Wesley's wedding.

The wedding was nice, and we had a good trip. By the end we were will ready to come home, we had been gone for 6 days. While we were at Jerry and Lisa's and the lake Rachel had the flu and the whole house got it! yuck! So it wasn't fun when all the kids started throwing up! Then it spread throughout all the West family. I think there was like 20 people who ended up getting it! Brinkley got it on the ride home in the truck, so right when we thought the adventure was over suprise!
Jenny my sister is looking for houses in Dammeron Valley and St. George area, so she and the boys and my mom came down for the weekend too. So we got to see cousins on both sides. My kids sure love their cousins!
Overall it was a good trip, we had a blast at the lake and enjoyed seeing everyone!
This last picture is of the girls surfing! It was pretty funny!
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Brinkleys #3 Birthday!

Well on Wednesday my baby girl turned 3! That's so crazy to me... it has gone so fast! We had a great day, she woke up at 5 in the morning and came in and asked if it was her birthday. So she was way excited, I told her she had to go back to bed for a little bit.

We did her party in the afternoon, because it worked better for Jim, he had a lot going on the night. This was the first party we have had in Arizona and it was a lot different than the birthdays in the past.

We have always lived by lots of cousins, and my sister comes down a lot for the birthdays. So we really missed Macie, Mandi, Rachel, Kylah, and "the Boys" (Jenny's 4 boys).
We were really glad that we at least lived close to Kari's family, her four kids and Jake's friend were the only kids at the party.

Aunt Sandra came a little later to celebrate in the fun too! Well she openend here presants, and he had cake and ice cream and then the kids just played.

She got a pony house that has baby pony's to take care of, and a CD player, play computer, and hair stuff.
She is my girly girl! She has been blow drying her hair and taking care of her babies, and she loved every second of it. Afterward we went swimming at Kari's with the kids, she was very stubborn about having to go to Kari's afterwords, so it was her day and we went. Happy Birthday Brinkley we sure love you and enjoy all the fun you bring to our family!
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Thursday, June 10, 2010

Memorial Day Weekend

Well we had a great memorial day weekend. We decided to get out of the heat and head to Payson. We stopped and had a picnic by the park with our girls and after lunch we feed the ducks our leftovers. Then Kari decided that she and her kids wanted to come up and hang out with us. So they met us in Payson, and then we drove up higher in the mountains, because Jim wanted to scout out camping and fishing spots. We drove another hour till we hit a place that we could fish. So we stopped and let the kids fish for a bit. It was getting cold so we built a tiny fire so they could roast marsh mellows! It was a fun day! Lots of driving, but worth the adventure. It got kind of interesting when Kari told us that she was almost to empty and we still had to get off the mountain. We had to stop and buy some gas off of a family camping .... LOL so we could make it back! The girls have been wanting to go fishing for weeks though, so they loved it!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Kylee's last day of school

Well we have reached another milestone in our lives. Kylee is offically done with preschool. Crazy huh. Next year she will be going to kindergarten and Brinkley will be in preschool. Well Kylee had a great school year! It was kind of crazy for her, the poor girl went to three different schools this year with how much we have moved.

She started in Enterprise, and then went 3 months in St. George and then finished here in Queen Creek.

This is her holding up her snack matt, and showing Brinkley the ropes for next year, Kylee has improved and learned soooo much this year. She absolutely loves school and is very smart.

Here in Arizona her teacher was Ms. Klein and Ms. Jessica. They had a really fun class room and she has learned so much just in the 3 months of going here to Cortina.
Well now I have to figure out how to keep them busy all summer! Oh well I am excited for her to move on and she is too. Here comes summer! LOTS of swimming!
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Monday, May 17, 2010

Carrie Underwood Concert!

Well we had a great weekend! We have been talking about trying to go to a concert the last couple of weeks. We just celebrated our 6 wedding anniversary on May 1st and we wanted to do something fun. Ever since we have been married I have given my husband a hard time, because he loves music and has never been to a concert! Which is just crazy I know!

So my sister in law Kari tells me that Carrie Underwood is coming to Phoenix. So Saturday I got on the internet looking for the date and tickets. Well the concert was scheduled for October like 12th, which would no way work for me cause I would have a new baby by then.
So I am looking at her tour and she is playing in Tucscan on May 15th and I'm looking at that date, and I'm like hey that't tonight! So i text Jim thinking nothing of it and he is like let's go!

I look at tickets and their is only 2 available and they are on the floor! So we are excited and we buy our tickted. Then like an hour before we were supposed to leave I checked the same website, cause my sister in law Kari and her husband Ed really wanted to go. 2 other tickets came available and they were on the front row! Sow we got there and the event center wasn't huge and there were tons of extra seats. So Jim and I sat next to them on the fron row and never got booted out! It was crazy fun! I can't believe how close we were!
Her opening acts were Sons of Syliva and Craig Morgan. They were both great Entertainers! Craig Morgan jumped down in the crowd and this is Kari and I giving him the hi five! Then Carrie performed she had about 10 different outfits and at one point road around the air in a old truck singing in the back! It was just a fun night and a great performance!

I think my husband is going to be ruined for now on front row seats on his first concert! Crazy I know! What a great time we all had! This picture of Carrie we took and she was like 5 feet away!
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Thursday, April 8, 2010

Happy Easter!

Well We had a very active Easter! Jenny, Mom and her boys flew in for easter. Holly and her family also drove down, to celebrate with us! So we had 9 kids 9 and under and all three of us sisters are expecting! That's a the first time we have all been pregnant at the same time. So we had quite the adventure, we had the egg coloring on the back patio, and than later that weekend the kids all did and easter egg hunt in my back yard. These are a few of the photos during those activites. I am going to post a couple different postings with each activity of that weekend, because we went and did so many different fun things! Happy Easter everyone! Hope you enjoyed yours as much as we did!

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Monday, March 15, 2010

The Ostrich Festival

Well we had our first adventure here in Arizona. My sister in law Julie had my other sister in law Kari's kids for the day and we decided to take them to the Ostrich festival in Chandler. Jim had to work so he wasn't able to go. So Julie and I took the 5 kids to the festival. It was fun, it's called the Ostrich festival because they have Jockies that ride ostriches and they actually race. We just saw the ostriches and not the races. They also had an exhibit where they had different monkeys, and a petting zoo where the kids fed the animals. Then we found a zip line that the kids did a couple of times, they would land on air mattresses, Brinkley even did it the last time, but I didn't get a picture. It was funny to see her hanging on, she was so little when she dropped everyone was laughing and clapping for her. Of course she loved it, she came back laughing and gave my a high five. They also got to play in a huge dinasaur bounce house, and watch dogs jump off a dock into a swimming pool. We were there for quite some time, it was a fun day. Julie also had her grand baby Kianya who was a great sport for such a long day! We ended the day with a ride on the ferris wheel! Brinkley was to short to go, she rode the merry go round. So we had a great view of the whole park. My kids had a great time with Cole and Karli. It was fun to still have cousins for them to be with!
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Thursday, March 11, 2010

Here we GO again!

Well it seems like every time I haven't updated my blog it's because we are moving and we don't have the internet connected!
Well I don't know how many of you know, but yes we just moved again!
We sold our house 4 months again and had moved back to St. George, but we knew we weren't going to be there long.
So we just moved to Gilbert Arizona! Yep it's been a big change! I have never lived outside of Utah before, and ever since I went to College and got married we have basically been in
St. George, Ut. So it is going to be quite and adventure, especially to go to a big city like Phoenix. Well we started loading our Uhaul and were planning on making in one big trip. It didn't work out that way. The 1st and 2nd Uhaul were both loaded and packed so good we couln't have fit one more thing in them.
A big thanks go out to our brother in laws and their families for all their help with the move. Jim has the best brothers that are always willing to help. There's no way we could have done it with out them!
This is the uhaul getting loaded the first time. Jim drove it the first time with his brothers Jerry and Joe and then came back and filled it and drove again. Meanwhile I loaded up my girls and the go cart in the truck and passed Jim going the opposite
direction and went to start getting what I could organized and unpacked. It was quite the ordeal, but we are here and unpacked and it's going good!

The night before we left we had a goodbye party at Joe and Christi's house. It was a fun, but bitter sweet party. We are really close with all the different families there and will love and miss all of them!!!
This is a picture of everyone and than one of the small cousins. Kylee and Brinkley will miss their cousins. They have already said hey Mom lets go to Macie and Mandi's house or Rachels house, so we have already started to miss them.
We have been blessed already to live so close to Jim's sister Kari and her kids. The girls have already gotten to play and at least still live by some cousins. Anyways we are excited for our future and what lies ahead in our lives. We are grateful for all the family we are leaving behind and will truly love and miss them! Thanks for all your help we really appreciate it!
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Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Funny Girls!

Well all last week we were with my Mom and Dad at their house.

Jim had to go to Salt Lake so we stayed with my parents.
I forgot my camera or I would of had some great pictures!
The girls had a great time playing in the snow... something we
don't see a lot of here.

I met up with Kara and Meagan in Layton and had a great time visiting at lunch
with them. If was fun to see them. I didn't get to see anyone at Christmas this year so it was good to catch up.

Then Jenny and I were feeling adventurous and we decided to take our 6 kids to the Circus! With just the two of us, we had a great time the kids loved the animals and the show so yes
it was worth it after all. These are funny pictures of the girls. When we got back Jim had brought back these things for them. So of course they had to try everything on.
Oh and the next day they tried the goggles out in the jacuzzi tub to see if the could swim and see under water.

I thought this one of the princess fairies was cute! What fun girls we have!
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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Jim's Birthday!

Well this is the posting that I have been thinking about all week!
Jim celebrated his 33rd birthday last week.

It was a crazy week so we celebrated it early, and he was going to be out of town on his real birthday!

So at the last moment we decided to go to Pirates Pizza, it's pretty cool. It has a ship and the whole setting is pirates. Then they have a place for archades and I slide for the kids.
Of course Jim is playing with the kids too! Then we came home and he opened his presents. He had been wanting a Blue ray player. So the girls helped him open his presents. It was fun and they were so excited that it was Daddy's birthday! We hope you had a great day and we love Jim!

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