Tuesday, September 29, 2009


So I keep promising to be better at blogging but I give's just too much, haha...!!!

However I am in the process of cleaning out my photo files so there might just be a picture palooza headed your way :)

Today's post is Little Miss Clara and Avery.

Saturday, July 18, 2009

~CAKE AND FLOWERS~ Happy Birthday Mommy!

My dearest daughters and BFF's, Ainslee and Lyssie surprised me for my birthday with cake and flowers!!! Ainslee bought all sorts of flowers for my yard and spent many an hour planting them into all the pots and such, she even did the prep work and cleaned out the flower beds as well .... YAY! She must be taking after her grandma Rosie with that green thumb and all, wow what a great surprise that was and what a sweet idea.

Little miss Lyssie-Lu stirred me a b-e-a-u-tiful chocolate mud birthday cake...mmmmmmm :)

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

~Good Friends~

Everyone near and dear to our hearts knows us and knows how much Dustin and I love to climb. A couple of months ago we lost a dear friend and climbing partner whom we loved very much. There is a little group of us that have spent many days and nights up at the City or Castle Rocks together. Many a climbing tales were shared around a campfire until the wee hours of the morning. There are so many endless memories that it is hard to begin...
This was after a hard day of climbing at Castle Rocks, we were headed out enjoying the view! Matt, Kierra, and Brandon.

This picture is of us doing absolutely was labor day weekend and we kept getting rained out so we spent a lot of time in camp just listening to music and chillin. Matt, Kevin, Neal, and Brandon *in the dirt*

Mr. Brandon has become a regular part of our climbing family and he endlessly begs me to wear my harness! Which I allowed him to do, JUST THIS ONCE!
On this day a few of us went up to climb and just be together. The climb we ended up being on is called "hairstyles and attitudes" which was perfect considering the events and who we were there for!

Brandon, Gary, and Dustin


So I have decided not to bombard the blog with tons of posts...but I have so much to share, it has been a whirlwind last few weeks. I have decided to blog in small doses the next little while to catch everyone up on our lives! Hopefully it will make up for all of my slacking!

Thursday, May 7, 2009


The kids were getting ready for school this lovely morning when all of a sudden there was a blur of comotion and Alyssa ran out of the house, so I followed her to see where she was running to and this is what I found!

The three of them were jumping away and apparently Lyssie dressed herself before going out for some fun! I think that I have an up-and-coming fashionista on my hands! I just hope she doesn't expect me to take her out in public looking like that!

Saturday, May 2, 2009


Okay Shawnae...I know I have been terrible at the blogging thing but it has been a crazy month...I have worked 27 days in a row and I am seriously questioning my sanity at this blogging has been the last thing on my mind! :) Here are a few photos of me and the rest of our radiology class...we have 13.4 days left of the radiology program and are a little bit excited at the prospect of being done! WAHOO!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Family Ski Day

We finally got the whole family together for a "fun-filled" ski day. Colton and Alyssa have never been so Dustin and I decided it was time to teach them...Alyssa did awesome following her dad down the hill, by the end of the day she didn't even want him to follow her up the hill...she was adamant that she could ride up the magic carpet and ski down the hill entirely by herself. She probably could've despite her overprotectivew mother..."better to be safe than sorry!"

Colton had a blast..he played on the bunny hill for a while then Dusty took him up the lift. When they made it back down he was not moving so well..apparently he was afraid to turn so he just flew down the hill until he wrecked tumbling head-over-heel, a little bit of road rash to the face later, a wounded wrist and ribs...a bit of a break and he was ready to hit it again..this time making turns all the way down the hill. By the end of the day he was making runs just as much as the older girls.

Taylor is quite the "boarder" this seems funny to me and probably anyone else that might know Tay...I was wondering how strapping both of her feet to the same board would work, but it does and she is a pretty smooth rider!

And Ainslee...she surprised me as well, she and I made a run and she (almost) beat me down the hill....almost...better luck next time Ains...oh and I don't have pics of her becuase she was way too cool to hang with us...she just made run after run...after run jammin to her ipod as she went!

Sunday, March 15, 2009


For those of you who wanted to see how exceptionally talented of a dancer Taylor is here you go...she is amazing! These are the two dances that she competed in this past weekend...."Porcelain Heart" and "Release"! Their group won two superior trophies for these performances...(that is top honors in their category) WAY TO GO TAY!

Taylor watching the award ceremony...

My baby girl and me!

Taylor, Ciara, and Cortney

Friday, February 20, 2009


My mom and Uncle Andy took the kids up to the local sledding hill where they stayed and played all day! The hill had seperate lanes (this is to reduce the amount of injury while performing such a dangerous sporting event:) and an amazing rope tow, to haul everyone back up the hill (which reduces the wear and tear on ones legs...and lungs (this of course is all dependant on age right :)

Rebecca, Uncle Andy, Michelle, Mom, and Taylor

Rebecca, Uncle Andy, Michelle, Ainslee, Taylor, and Colton

Uncle Andy and his daughter Rebecca...she's so cute!

Rebecca, Taylor, Ainslee, Colton and Lyssie

Ainslee and Rebecca

Uncle Andy and his "girly-friend" Michelle!

Michelle and Lyssie


Ainslee and her mini-BFF Lyss


My cousin Rebecca came all the way from the big city of New York to play with us for the week! The kiddos are always so excited when she comes, especially Taylor (those two are like two peas in a pod)!