Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Snow Day

Pictures from the one snow day we got last week. We got about 5 inches in a few hours. The trees still had lots of leaves and snow on them and they were really heavy on the power lines. Leaving us without power for about 4 hours. It rained the next day and melted the snow away but the girls did get a little sledding time!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Pickin'

We picked out our Pumpkins just in time...
The next day it snowed! the Kids picking out their baby pumpkins


Jocelyn and Ellie going through the Maize

Caden trying to find his way

Ellie king of the Haystacks

We carved pumpkins with the Pritts while both of husbands were out of town. Thanks Lindsay and kids for a fun filled night!

Jayden, Jonathan and Caden

The girls ( Lauren, Ellie and Jocelyn) got into a little costume make-up

The final pumpkin projects

Monday, October 19, 2009


It was Minn Education week last weekend so we took a little road trip to see some Pioneer Church Sites!

Trip to Nauvoo...

(a little out of order) Taking a ride in a cart pulled by Oxen

We ran into a family friend - the Sandstroms while we were there. They were in Jeff's ward where he grew up. It was fun to see them again!

On the way to Nauvoo, Illinois we stopped in Iowa City to see where the Handcarts left for their trek west.

Then we made it to Nauvoo and visited the Smith Family Cemetery

Jocelyn and Ellie loved their Pioneer Bonnets

In front of Hyrum, Joseph and Emma Smith's graves

Caden trying to pose like his big sisters

The next day we visited many of the restored homes and shops.

In front of the Blacksmith shop - showing off our new "Nail" Rings

One of the homes seller door where they kept their perishables

Jocelyn helping making rope just like the Pioneers

Now with a little help from Daddy and Caden

Ellie helping spin the wheel. A family event to make rope!

Then we went to Carthage Jail where the prophet Joseph and his brother Hyrum were killed.

with Joseph and Hyrum statue at Carthage Jail

the Boys

The Nauvoo Temple

the kids running races

Jocelyn took this picture of Jeff and I. ( she did a pretty good job) We each took turns doing a session.- which was great! It is such a beautiful temple inside and out.

Caden walking "The trail of Hope"

How the covered wagons got across the river

Jocelyn with Brigham Young and Joseph Smith

At the Nauvoo visitors Center
We had a great time in Nauvoo learning about the early Saints' families, homes, challenges and hardships. It was such a testimony builder of Joseph Smith and what an amazing man and prophet of God that he was.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

One year older

Happy Birthday to our wonderful Husband and Dad. Thanks for all you do..We love you!

Blowing out the candles on the Fresh Peach Dessert

Over the weekend Jeff got some serious bonding time with the children. I went to a Chicago for a fitness convention and he played Mr. Mom! He did a great job and the kids loved it. They made this cute Haunted Cookie house.

Happy B-day Love and thanks for holding down the fort.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Caden Scootin

Caden loves his little scooter. He rides it out side ever day. It has been raining and colder lately so he brought it inside. Here is a little clip of him in action!

Caden translation " I'm done mommy"