Sunday, August 31, 2014

Back to Hawaii...back to blogging

We have moved back to Hawaii! 
With the move back to Hawaii I think I will try to blog a few pictures and events as we are now an ocean away from many friends and family. 
We are in our third week back and are working on making adjustments to our new life here. 

Anniston and Jace there first time back to the beach. 

Jace Anniston and Landon at the beach at Turtle Bay

Hanging at a beach over in Ko'olina in front of the resorts. While not a beach for waves, it is beautiful and perfect for our little family right now. No big waves, shade, grass which is perfect for sitting with Clay. 

The kids have a short day Wednesday. I work half days on Wednesdays, so we are calling them water Wednesdays. If the kids have their homework done to that point we get a beach day. 

Thursday, March 31, 2011

So, once again it has been forever since we've blogged ... sorry! Adam's usuallly the blogger in the family, but he is super busy with school, so ... that leaves me - and we'll ... hummm ... I don't get to it often. Okay, a quick recap of our lives lately ... we were able to live in Utah for about 4 months while Adam had 2 different rotations in Odgen. It was GREAT! I loved living close to family - even if it was for just a short time. The end of February we packed up what we could in our new (but really used!) Explorer - and headed back to Pennsylvania. Adam is currently finishing up his last rotation in Cardiology and then GUESS WHAT???? He will be graduating on May 7!!! Wahoo!!! We are pretty excited to be done with school and earn a positive income! After that who knows. We are currently on the job search - so, if you hear of any Physician Assistant job openings let us know! Right now we are living in Hummelstown, PA - which is about 5 minutes from HERSHEY, PA -- the Chocolate Capital of the World!!! If anyone wants to come visit --- PLEASE do - and we can eat lots of chocolate! Now, for a few pictures that are a little out-dated ... but still worth posting...

Since we were living in Utah during the winter months, we couldn't help but go skiing a couple of times - and one of those times we brought Anniston along with us. She absolutely LOVED her first time skiing.

All ready to hit the slopes! Because we were all wearing glasses, she wanted to as well - these glasses are what I was able to find in her toy box!


As you can tell, they quickly came off once the skiing lessons began. Daddy did a great job teaching Anniston!

*********************** Riding the lift at Snowbird! *************

Look at them cruising down the hill!


Anniston loves to twirl and dance with Daddy!

Our Happy Little Camper! Jace is the happiest baby -- we just love him to pieces!!! (You can't really tell from this picture, but there is a number 32 on Jace's shirt --- which became the JIMMER shirt that he would wear every.single. BYU B-ball game! --- Yes, we're HUGE fans!)


So, one day I was looking out our window to the back yard and saw this nice looking BUCK! I was pretty excited and took about 50 pictures of it! Anniston called it "Rudolph" and said that it was our new pet!

Christmas Morning ... Grandpa IVon got Anniston and Jace this fun car - so, when they woke up in the morning instead of walking down the hall to the Christmas Tree - they drove! It was cute!

For a White Elephant gift Adam got a gold fish -- Anniston thought it was the greatest thing ever and named it NEMO of course! We bought Nemo a new home, with a new gold fish friend whose name was FROSTY. They were doing great for about 3 days - then we came home from church and to our horror ... they were both floating on their backs. Adam quickly sent them down the toilet water slide before Anniston found them. For a few days she would ask were they where and we always said they were playing at McKenzie's house - then she forgot about them...

This was my first experience with Gold Fish (Adam couldn't believe I had never had one growing up), but obviously I'm not a good gold fish steward. Any ideas on how to be better? Anniston really did love them!


Okay, hopefully I'll be better at updating the blog in the future!

Have a great GENERAL CONFERENCE weekend --- we are super excited for it!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The time has come....

Well, the time has finally come. We have watched different friends go through it and now we must also. We are regretfully going private. The last week we have had various comments from all over that leave us feeling uncomfortable keeping our blog public.

So if you would like to have access to see our blog just let Stacey or I know by commenting here, emailing, texting, or contacting us in some way.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Major picture overload....

So....As happens often life gets busy...I don't post for awhile...Stacey begs we put up some new pictures...So now I have a quick run down of pictures and short explanations.

Grandma Jen and Anniston carving pumpkins.

Anniston Checking out the slimy gooy pumpkin inards

Pumpkin helmet

Stacey and Rachel carving the pumpkins

Anniston taking a break from carving, learning to play the piano

Jace's involvment in the carving consisted of observation

I made 3 or 4 fresh pumpkin pies...mmmm!

Yes this is who you think it is...we had this view until someone got the courage so get the next one.

Us after Rachel's Vball game with President Eyring

This is at Halloween. Jace was a little cute puppy dog. It was raining if you remember so most of our "trick-o-treating" inside

Anniston the bumble bee

Jace just keeps getting bigger


Grandpa IVon and Anniston building a train track

Then they read "I think I can" while watching the train go around the track

Jace, Anniston and Stacey took advantage of the snow and built a snowman

Jace hanging in his snow suit

Then for Thanksgiving we went to the cabin and had some cold weather

Anniston got sick the night before and had her first episodes of vomiting in her life from sickness

Cutting down the Christmas trees Thanksgiving morning

The wheelers, Tara, and Gavin

Thanksgiving dinner...the hats have names..."Sleeps-so-little", "Up-chuck-a-lot", "Tree-runner", and "Smiles-so-much" These hats started when we lived in Hawaii, we had Bethany with us for Thanksgiving and Stacey and Bethy made these hats Anniston was "Bulldozer", Bethy-"Laughs-a-lot", Stacey "Flash", Me"Chief"

The whole bunch! If you read this and know my mom and dad ask them what there names are going to be next year...

We had some family pictures also the last few months. Katrena took the pictures and here are a few of them.


Anniston and I having some fun in the snow

Anniston and Jace...and they keep growing

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Can you ever post too many Hawaii pictures?

The first of these are from Sunday, after church we walked around the temple. Then there are some from Saturday and finally a few from Friday. We are taking lots of pictures so I suppose that is why we are posting so many. We don't get tired of them. If you do then you don't have to look!

The girls with their flowers...

Jace laughing

The Boys

Check out this handsome man

The newly refurbished temple

Cool tree

The 4 of us

Anniston did not want to take a picture right at that moment.

The kids in our "double" stroller. They seemed to enjoy it. Plus Anniston does not like Jace using "her" stroller often, so this was exciting for her and she "let" him ride in it.


The sand girl.

More pictures of the sand girl, she was rolling in the sand and throwing it in the air so it would land on her head. We will be getting sand out of her hear for the next few weeks.

Stacey and the kids

Jace will not stand in my hand like Anniston did, so we had to improvise.

Adam and the kids

Anniston had a similar picture, so we had to get Jace too.


Adam's sand castle's always get cut short from the kids either crushing it or Jace wanting to leave, this wasn't much different. 

In the process of digging we found a crab. Anniston was interested. 

The crab