Jeff, Marissa, Jocelyn, Ellie, Caden and James

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunday Walks

We have always loved to go on Sunday night walks where ever we live. In the pretty Salt Lake neighborhoods, around the picturesque Silver Lake in Rochester, and on the Beaches of Los Angeles. A few Sundays ago we went to Venice Beach to check it out. We had fun walking along the waves. This beach was a little different it had a trash line that the waves had brought in. It was so sad to see all the garbage on this beautiful beach. Hopefully it is not always that way and we just caught it on a bad day. But People pick up after yourself.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Dance and Trap

Jocelyn and Ellie in their 8 weeks Ballet class at the Rec Center by our house.

Jocelyn's concentration before her leap

St. Patty's day (a little late)

Jocelyn's school family project: a Leprechaun trap
Jeff help her design it

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Megan and Craig

My little sister Megan and her husband Craig decided to visit us this weekend! They live in Arizona. We had a great time with them. It was a little bit of a chilly and wet weekend but we had fun anyway. We played with them at Santa Monica Beach, Adults went to the LA Temple and Apple- pan for dessert, had a pizza party while watching March madness, went to see the girls school play "Willy Wonka"(which was really good especially for elementary school) and just talked and hung out. Thanks guys for making the drive- it was so much fun. I feel like the luckiest person with all these visitors. Crazy thought - we have definitely had more visitors in the 8 months we have been in LA then ALL the 5 years in Minnesota. I am sure it is for a few different reasons. Anyway the more the Merrier!
here are some pictures:

Jeff and Craig testing their strength on the rope
Ellie wanted to try too
Megan getting attacked by my kids
Craig and Jameser
the kids playing on the playground

Throwing the frizbee

playing in the sand

running away from the waves

Megan and James
Craiger (as Caden calls him) and Caden

the Crew
Fun Memories! love you guys

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Monkey Time

My brother Brady was in LA for a dental convention this last weekend. He extended his stay for a day so he could visit us and play with the kids. We had a great time with him even if it was only a little over 24 hours. Here they are before church playing or fighting over his ipad.Where is Caden? But can you find Ellie?
There she is- our little Monkey loves to climb trees
She gets all our ripe grapefruit and lemons down for us.

Brady helping Ellie down from the treeMy kids turn into monkey's when Brady was over they love to climb all over him.
A little shout out for BHS- go bengalsThanks B for extending your stay and coming to play with us. The kids want Brady to come back. Love ya!

Saturday, March 12, 2011


Jocelyn 7Ellie 5
Caden 3
What the Older 3 have been up to Lately....
Making fun crafts at Color-Me- Mine
Jocelyn Celebrating 100 days of School also helped her class bead 100 beads on a necklace.
We went to Ellie's class kindergarten party at the park but did not bring the camera.
Pajama book reading at their school. The Books were read to them by the Author and Illustrator of the books! (only here -always above and beyond)
Caden enjoying his soccer class

Sunday, March 6, 2011

25 Cent Laugh

Caden put a quarter in a toy machine and got this fake mustache. We all tried it on and got a good laugh.

except James did not like it too much.