Sunday, January 24, 2010


Yay for basketball! Ryan has been waiting for his chance to play basketball for some time now. We got him signed up and he was ready to go. At the first practice, Alex was suddenly very interested and regretful that he didn't want to sign up to play too. So, our very dutiful dad (Shawn) spoke to our team's great coach and got Alex on the team too! So, now we have basketball practices added into our busy schedule. But, the boys have been having a lot of fun. They had their first game last Saturday. Won't mention the actual score, but Ryan scored a few points and Alex said he had a lot of fun. I stole these pictures from my friend's blog and will post more as we have more games. Is it just me or does every parent secretly pray for a "professional athlete" in their family????? :o) I missed the game because we are in the midst of starting tax season, but Shawn said it was fun and that the boys did well. He said they worked up a sweat as it was full-court basketball. Plus, he also bought them (and taught them how to use) deodarant. . . .uhhhh - 7 yrs old and 9 yrs old? Must have really smelled like boy-sweat in the truck on the drive home! It should be a great season. Go Nuggets!!

Alex #3, Ryan #9

Alex and his Bball Friend

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Ringing In The New Year In Style

Hello 2010! We had a great New Year's Eve with Kallee & Ashley. We ate a lot of food, listened to a lot of "Alvin & The Chipmunks", stayed up late, and played Guitar Hero (anyone want to hear Shawn sing Taylor Swift???) We have a lot to be thankful for in 2009. It was a wonderful year with our sweet baby AJ joining the family. Hopefully 2010 will be just as great!

Nickolas Turns THREE!

We can't believe that our Nick is already three years old! The time has gone by so fast. He is full of life and laughter. He is a very silly kid who loves everything that he older brothers love. He is bossy and opinionated, but we love him all the more for his strong personality. Happy Birthday Nick! We Love You!!

Ryan, Nick, Alex, and our awesome cousin Carter

Christmas 2009

We had a blast at Grandpa & Grandma's house in Kimberly for Christmas. Mario & Luigi dominated our christmas lists! We had fun playing with our cousins and hanging out with our family. It was a very Merry Christmas.

Grandpa and AJ

The cousins! Alex, Logan, Ryan, and Zac

AJ thought all of his presents looked good enough to eat!

Ryan and Alex were excited to get Mario and Luigi from Santa!

Tyler, Ryan, and Alex waiting patiently to go upstairs on Christmas morning.

Nick was a pro at unwrapping presents

Kallee with all her nieces & nephews (minus Emily who was sleeping)

Alex's Piano Recital

Alex had his first piano recital in December 2009. He played the song "Jingle Bells" from memory. Great Job Alex!