Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Day

Merry Christmas everyone!!!!!    So we get up  at 7:30 and begin opening presents.  In my mind I can't stop thinking about hosting a brunch for Rob's side of the family at 11:00.  I still need to get the breakfast casserole in the oven, clean up, shower....etc.  I think everyone had a good time and the food was great!  It is so nice to see Rob's brother and their families.  Christmas is the only time they all get together.Sami opening a Tinkerbell book and doll.
Lexi wearing a new hat and opening clothes.
Speckles finding her new dog bowls full of treats.
Kenzie opening up the first season of "Chuck" (her favorite TV show)
The 3 girls coming down first think in the morning.

Sid and Rob (Sid is Rob's brother he lives in Caldwell Idaho)
Sid's and our kids playing games. Tristan, Kenzie, Eric, Coby (tristan's husband) and Lexi. 
Kenzie and Matt (matt is Rob's brother Bill's son)
Ione is Sid's wife.
Louise is Bill's wife
This is Eric and Coby.
Sheldon and Emilie (Sid's kids)

Monday, December 29, 2008

Christmas Eve

This is Sami in her new Christmas PJ's setting out cookies and milk....We always go to a movie on Christmas Eve.  We went and saw Bolt in 3D. Here is Rob and me and Sami.
Kenzie and Lexi....cute glasses
Rob and Sambo super cute family....

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas Dance Show

Ok..... They have on a lot of make-up.   But they are the cutest dancers that there ever was.  Alexis is a Starlette Dancer and dances in the show on Saturday and Monday.  She had 3 costumes and did a great job!!!  Sami is a Jr Starlette she danced in Mondays show she did a great job also.  I'm so proud of both of them!!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Its Snowing!!!!

I finally have the Christmas tree up. My dog loves sleeping in the chair and watching out the window.The first big snow of the season. This is how Mackenzie and her friend Bailey play in it.  They decided to get in the hot tub and run in the snow....

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Volcano,Wiapia Valley, Hilo, Akaka Falls and more Beaches

This beach was my kids favorite..  The waves were breaking close to the shore, and they were HUGE!! You could only Boggie board.  But we forgot ours......  So they tried to body surf.   Super funny to watch and kind-of scary.  
The Sunset that night was Awesome!!  Even these pictures don't give it justice.  The colors were brighter in person.
This beach was next to million dollar homes.  While we were hanging on the beach, someone was getting married feet away.  The kids snorkled here.
Kenzie is king of the lava hill!
Sleeping turtles..   They were so fun to watch and swim with.
This was at the wedding beach.   Such a pretty place.
This is Body Surf beach.
They have the funniest signs....  We saw signs that said "Donkey Crossing"  What???
This is body surf beach.  When we got home, I was looking at this picture and I realized my girls are the only girls here... Everyone one else was locals and boys....  No wonder people were staring.  Haha
This is the Volcano Kilauea, this vent opened in March. We didn't go so the lava flow.  After we traveled 2 1/2 hours to the volcano the kids didn't want to travel another hour to the lava.  They really wanted to get back and body surf or snorkle.
We are walking through a lava tube.
We are sitting on the volcano rim.
Akaka Falls.

These trees are so cool.  the kids wanted to swing on the vines. and they are huge!!
Wiapia Valley.  Super cool place.

Friday, December 5, 2008

First Beach!!!

This Beach we could see when we landed.... So we went on a quest to find it.  First you drive your rental across a lava road (that needed a 4-wheel drive) The road was miles long.  Then you end in a parking lot and you need to travel on foot across lava hoping to find the beautiful beach we saw from the air.  We just headed for the palm trees.

We Found It!!  It was so awesome... At this beach we also found 3 turtles sun bathing on the sandy beaches.  (The pictures of the turtles are on my other computer.)  My girls love the beach and body surfing or snorkeling. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Thanksgiving in Hawaii

Rob left the sunday before Thanksgiving. So the girls and I flew on Thanksgiving alone.  We finally got there at 4:30 and Rob picked us up.  When we got to the house Rob had dinner ready for us.  No Turkey but he bbq chicken, and made mashed potaoes, gravy, veggies and rolls, and he got a banana cream pie.  The best part was I didn't have to cook.  What an Awesome Husband!!
After dinner we watch "Rat race"  the only movie in the house.  (kenzie watched this movie 5 or 6 times)
That was our first few hours in Hawaii...... Ill blog more later...

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


More pictures to come..... A lot of pictures!!!


Wednesday, November 26, 2008


We had a little party before the game.  BBQ some dogs and the normal tailgate food. Chips and salsa, diet pepsi, Mrs. Fields cookies (thanks Dave) And of course good friends! 
Lexi went with her friend Zoe to the game and they both wore these wigs...  What a cutie!
Hanging out and EATING!!
Regan is always invited to this game thanks to Ty giving him tickets.   What a supportive fan.
JD and Easton... JD in his lucky sweats.
Ray and Jackie  eating dogs.
Cody and Lindsey......  I think Cody looks a little like Jack Black.
The guys and kenzie trying to watch the game... until I made them pose.
After the game..... Regan is a little surprised at the score...   jk
Kenzie and the guys stormed the field when the game was over.... Good Times!!!!