Wow!! Has it really been that long since I have posted! I am a major slacker. Things are going very well for our family. We had a very busy summer with all the kids and their activities. We took the kids to Yellowstone for the first time and the kids loved it! They are still talking about all the cool things they were able to see. Among them were many buffalo, elk, a bald eagle, Miranda said she saw a wolf but I highly doubt that. On our last day there we were sad that we hadn't encountered a bear yet, and towards the end of the day as we were driving, to our surprise there one was, walking down the side of a hill. We were able to pull over, as did everyone else and get some great pictures of the black bear. We also had 2 kids in soccer this summer, 4 in swimming and 1 in karate. So needless to say my week was always full . We spent this past thanksgiving with Cody's family and had a wonderful time. I am grateful for my wonderful sisters and brothers on Cody's side and also for my in laws who have always been so great to us. I love that my family is also here nearby so I can visit and see them often.I am very grateful for this Christmas season and all the many blessings that fill my life. I am grateful for my wonderful husband who works so hard to provide for us and for the blessing of good employment. My kids are growing up so fast and they each have their own cute, sweet personalities. They are the joy in my life! Here are some recent pics of the kids! Enjoy!
Cameron getting some mommy love
Monday, December 14, 2009
Posted by Amy at 8:50 AM
Monday, June 29, 2009
Oh my gosh....it was about a mile and a half hike up to the delicate arch. This stretch was a killer! pretty much straight up the mountain. I have height issues and was sort of freaked out!
Posted by Amy at 3:43 PM
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
This past weekend, my sweet Miranda was baptized. We are so proud of her for making this decision and know that she will be blessed for it. It was such a beautiful baptism. Miranda and her cousin Malia decided that they wanted to be baptized together since they are so close in age. That made it fun and memorable for her as well. They sang a primary song together, "When I am baptized". I couldnt hold the tears back when I heard them sing. It was so precious and sweet to listen to their voices. It was wonderful to see all the friends and family who attended. Miranda is a special girl and is loved by all those who know her. We love you Miranda and hope you enjoyed your special day.
Miranda in her baptism dress
Miranda and cousin Malia waiting to get baptized
Miranda with her proud daddy
Miranda and her pretzal creation...check out the chocolate fountains...fancy!
Miranda with grandma and grandpa Stephenson
Miranda and grandma and grandpa Rasmussen
Posted by Amy at 9:07 AM
Friday, February 27, 2009
Here are some pictures I have taken recently of the kids I wanted to share! Enjoy!
Kids at Jumpin Jacks!!
Posted by Amy at 12:56 PM
I had a wonderful Valentines Weekend! Cody and I never really go all out for Valentines day, because our Anniversary is a couple weeks after. It all started when I woke up Saturday morning to go to the gym like I always do and I went out to the car to find a single rose sitting on the seat. Soo sweet!! That meant so much to me! My husband is very thoughtful and romantic. I then spent the morning getting my hair done and relaxing. It was fun because the girl who did my hair wanted to do something different than I am used to. She used a flat iron and put big curls in my hair. I loved it! You cant tell to much from the picture below, but my hair is a honey blonde all over. It turned out great.
Later that night we got a babysitter and went to see the movie Marley and Me. Oh my gosh I loved that show! Total tearjerker and such a feel good movie. I recommend it to anyone especially the dog lovers like me. After the movie we went to eat at Bajio Mexican Grill. I cant decide if I like this place better or Cafe Rio. I think I liked this place. We went shopping and just enjoyed a night out away from our crazy life.
The Monday after which was presidents day, we took the kids to see the movie Bolt! I thought it was soo cute and I cried at that one too. I must be a sucker for dog shows or maybe just a total sap. Good show!! Take the kids if you havent seen it!
Posted by Amy at 11:50 AM
I am about a month late with this, but I wanted to let Miranda know how much we love and appreciate her in our home. She turned 8 years old this past February and can't wait to be baptized. Miranda loves anything that has to do with art. She loves to draw pictures and write stories. I think she is amazing with her drawing and imagination. Her favorite color is pink and she loves animals. She has a very spunky personality. Sometimes we don't always see eye to eye on things but that is what makes life with her interesting. Miranda teaches me new things everyday. We love you Miranda and are proud of the wonderful girl you are becoming!
Posted by Amy at 11:22 AM
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
For New years Eve, we went over to my brother and sister in laws house and had a blast! We ate tons of food, played games and enjoyed eachothers company. The Wii and Rockband were definitely big hits with the kids and adults. I was impressed that all the kids were party animals. They all stayed up and partied with us till the wee hours of the night. We did lose Alyssa 10 minutes before midnight, but we woke her up so she could celebrate with us. Here are some funny pics and moments from the night!
Posted by Amy at 5:02 AM