Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dino napping

Rafe was so fun this year for Christmas. Santa brought him a giant remote controlled dinosaur named Spike. Well on Christmas Day we always go to Rye's Parents and spend Christmas with them. To our surprise, Rafe came out of his bedroom and told all of us to shush. He said his dino was sleeping. Sure enough he had carried the dinosaur to his room and put him in his bed. He then covered him up with a dinosaur blanket. Coincidence I'm sure.

Christmas day

This is little Rafe opening presents

Kiya opening presents

Brady opening presents

We woke up Christmas morning to 2ft of snow. Poor Rye was shoveling for a long time.

Merry Christmas

My nephews Jake and Kent on Christmas eve. We always have family home evening at my Mom's house.

My sister Amy and her gorgeous girl Kenna

Rye and I acting like we love each other

The boys James, Brady, Keyan And Asher

My sister Mia her hubby Chad and the baby Jorden

Kiya doing her dance for family home evening

Her mom trying to lead her(not very well by the way)

My neice Daisha singing

She's a dancing queen

This is kiya and on the right is her cousin Brenna. They clogged for the wish upon a star program that helps kids in our area.

The burnette in the back left is her cousin Maycee.

This is Kiya and her Dad. And yes sometimes she can wrap him around her finger!

First Snow

Well it finally snowed here and the kids couldn't wait to go outside and check it out.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Four going on Sixteen

So our little Kiya is growing up. I made dinner last week and told her to come and get it. She yelled back that she was in the bathroom. I naturally assumed that it meant something to do with the toilet. Fifteen minutes latter I was getting concerned. So I called for her again. She then informed me that she was doing her hair and she would eat in a little while. Ahhhh! Teenagers Opps! I mean Ahhh four year olds!

Rockband Heaven, Brady turns Seven!

Guess what Brady wanted for his Birthday

This game takes concentration

Even Rafe got into the fun

Okay so we pretended that it was a Birthday party, we really wanted someone to play Rockband with!

Let the Force be with you!

So as you can see Star Wars was the theme of this Halloween. Kiya was Princess Leah.

Rafe was Chewbocca. Or a wookie Whatever! It was the best costume I got.

Brady was a storm trooper, but everybody thought he was Dark Vader.

All smiles around their pumpkins I carved.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Rafe is going to kill his Dad

When Rafe gets older and realizes that his dad put him in pink underwear (his sister's) I think that he will want to kill his dad. I guess Dad couldn't find any clean scoobydoos. Lucky for Rafe his mom found him some so he wore these pink panties only long enough for his parents to have blackmail material!

More Flag Football

Here's Brady playing quarterback!

Waiting to grab someone's flag!

Keyan, Brady and Sage Not their best smiles

Keyan and Brady

Rye turns 32

Rye turned 32 on the 24th of Sept. The kids had a blast watching him blow out candles and open presents.

Rye Blowing out the candles! I'm sure he'll want to kill me for this one.

Opening presents

Also a big Happy Birthday to my sis Mia who as the unfortunate luck to be born on the same day as my husband. Unfortunate for her, because usually I'm working so hard on my hubby's birthday that I forget hers! Love you Mia!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

First Touchdown!

Brady running in for the touchdown!

Brady and Keyan on the right

Today was the first flag football game. Brady was really excited. He was counting down the days until it was time to play. He was a little disappointed that he didn't get to play on Keyan's (his cousin's) team, but his team is really fun and the coach is energetic. All in all a good game. I don't know who was more excited when he made a touchdown, Rye or Brady.

Friday, September 12, 2008

He got the bronze!

Rye with current world heavyweight champ Byamba from Mongolia

Bronze Medal Fight

Rye in the arena. It is was held where the Lakers use to play.

This last weekend, Rye and I went to Los Angeles so Rye could compete in the 2008 US SUMO OPEN. Lucky for me he doesn't compete in the heavyweights. He can just barely make the middleweight class. That is not to say he is fat, but there was some fasting involved so he could make weight at 253Lb. (And some running around the arena) He got to compete against some of the best guys in the world. He started wrestling about four years ago when a guy from work, who is the US heavyweight champion, asked him to come and participate in a tournament that he was putting on. I guess he was bored, because we went and for three years in a row Rye won the gold medal against the other middleweights. So once again Casey (the heavyweight) beg Rye to go to the Open. We thought maybe we would get a vacation so we decided we would go. FYI-Not really a vacation and we saw way to much crack. Rye had to wrestle in 8 matches and he won the Bronze. The really cool thing is that he was the only competitor to beat the Mongolian that won the gold. Ahhh... if only the bracketing could have been a little different. Then I would be married to the silver or gold medalist.


Rafe trying to reel in the fish so he could touch it again!

Dad and Kiya with her fish

Brady holding his fishing pole

Well with summer starting to look like it was over, Grampa Mac and Grandma Mac decided that we needed to go fishing. Brady hinted to Grandpa a little too. So we decided to head up to the fish hatchery to catch some fish. (We're not stupid! No lake for us. Just guaranteed catching!) The kids had a great time. Rafe just liked to touch the wiggly fishes and then throw them back in the water. Kiya was super excited. Brady never quit. He just kept fishing and fishing and fishing. Mom enjoyed the picnic lunch. Dad got a migraine and then the fun was over for everyone. We were super quiet on the way home so he could sleep. Also we didn't want to get puked on.

Friday, August 8, 2008

More fun at the lake

Can you believe it? After ten days at Alturas Lake we took one week off and returned for our second week of camping. So here are the pictures of us the second week. We had a really good time with my side of the family. Rhett and Russ give all the boat rides the kids could ask for!



Russ That water is cold!



Robert and Ryker

Rafe in a hole






Dray, Keyan, Kent