Friday, December 19, 2008

Ryker's 6th Birthday!!

Cowboy Birthday!

Ryker didn't want a cake, so we went with donuts.

Today is Ryker's 6th birthday! I just love this kid. He had such a fun birthday party. This year he wanted a party with friends and wanted to go horse back riding. We invited 11 of his friends and they had a blast. My uncle Greg rents out this arena every Thursday night to ride his horses and he was nice enough to let us come join him. My dad brought Ryker's pony cinnamon and another big horse for the kids to ride. All the kids rode around and for those who were waiting between rides we played with bow and arrows, horseshoes, ate candy ropes, and had so much fun. Some of the kids didn't want to leave and were begging to keep riding. I wasn't sure how this party would turn out...but it actually turned out better than I thought. The kids spoiled him with presents and now Santa's suppost to come-how can he top that? Ryker is such a good kid. I am so thankful to have him in my life. He has always been there for me and been through so much with me. I don't know what I would do without him. Ryker Happy Birthday! I love you!!!

Christmas Tree- Tag

So my little sister Jenny has a Christmas tree tag. This is not a very good picture of mine. But here it is. I love Christmas time! The best is late at night sitting on the couch with only the Christmas tree lights on. Doing whatever your in the mood for...reading a book, taking a nap, and for those like can use your imagination. haha I am so excited this year for Santa to come. Our little family is so cute and I love to see the excitement in their little faces. For those who read this you are also tagged.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Piper and Chloe

If you can make it in the next couple of days...this boutique is worth going too. They have so many cute things. Christmas presents, stuff for kids and tons more. If you have any questions you can call me or go to their blog and check it out. I would definitely recommend going.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Guess Who's 6 months?!

Can you believe that Oakley is already 6 months. She is getting too big too fast. She is a total mama's girl, but looks just like her dad. (which I love) She has been so fun to have. Our boys just mawl her to death but she loves it. The first thing in the morning if Ryker hears a little peep out of Oakley he runs in to get her. The boys are all such good helpers too. She is such a good baby. She is such a show-off- you put her in front of someone, she will just talk and smile at them. As she is getting older the more and more fun she is. But I have been warned about girls to just wait...drama. But not my girl she will be perfect! ha ha Oakley we love you!!!

Luke and Jace's Wrestling Tournament

Luke and Jace had another wrestling tournament last night. They both were so tough and did soo good. I crack up looking at their little bodies in those wrestling outfits. They are both so big for their age that they wrestle kids that are a couple of years older and have wrestled for a little longer but they did really well. Bo and I love watching them. They always look up to see how they are doing. We were so proud and thought they did a great job!! Watch out Uncle a couple of years they might be in the ring with you! haha

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Today is my dads birthday!! He is the best dad! He wanted to be known while we were growing up as the meanest dad in Clearfield. WOW! is he wrong. He is the most loving dad and would do anything to help anyone. Growing up he was the Party. We would have parties at our house with golf carts, and hot tubs like you have never seen them before, parachutes, army boats, and food to feed all my friends especially the grilled chicken sandwiches and this is just a few things he did. Now he is such a wonderful grandpa to my kids. They all love him and want to go to his house...(probably because he always gives them a dollar every time they see him). He teaches them to work and they love to feed the horses. You are so great! Happy Birthday Dad! Thanks for all you do! We love you so much!!


I have so much to be Thankful for... My cute family-Bo, Luke, Ryker, Jace and Oakley. They make me so happy. Each one of them are so special to me and I am so grateful for them. We have become so close this year as a family and have had so many fun times together. I am grateful for my parents. They did such a great job raising us. My dad always said he wasn't "Going to Raise any worthless kids" I think they did a pretty good job. I am thankful for all my brothers and sisters. They are all my best friends. They have such cute kids and we are always thinking of fun stuff to do together. This year we went to my parents rec room. Its always a party. We had the music up and all the kids were dancing, we had headstand contest, wrestling, football outside, my mom had little turkeys for the kids to make and for us girls she had us each make a 25 days till Christmas book. The best part of course was the food. It all was so good. It was such a fun Thanksgiving. I am so blessed.

Sunday, November 2, 2008


Cute little Oakley watching the parade.

For school Ryker dressed up as a Vampire. It was so funny because the night before we buzzed his head so when we sprayed it black and made him look like a vampire nobody knew it was him. He looked like a totally different kid. He walked though the school parade and then we had a little halloween party with his class. He thought he was pretty cool and scary!!

Trick or Treat

We had so much fun this Halloween. This year we had all the boys! Yea! They all went with the star wars theme, except Oakley. She definatley had to be a little fairy. She was darling. They were so funny trick or treating... they ran as fast as they could to every house and within a half an hour they were all laying on the grass between houses...worn out. We went with Papa Lee for a little while then hit Grandma and Grandpa Gardner's. Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


Okay so I have been a total blogger-slacker this summer. Here are a couple of posting to kind of catch up! :)

Ryker's first day of Kindergarten

Ryker is now in Kindergarten!!! I can't believe it! He is getting to big to fast. He loves school. He gets to go to the library, have computer classes , recess, music class, and has met a lot of new friends. His teacher sends home homework each night. Which he actually likes to do. He was so excited to go to school. I am so proud of him. He is doing such a great job!

The boys

The boys 4-wheeling around Bear Lake!

The Bonderant...Reunion

Hot pots

pillow making
Snake eyes

The boys after a Razor ride! (a little muddy)

Ryker on a 4-wheeler

We went to Bonderant Wyoming for our family reunion. We all went cowboy style. It was so much fun. My whole family was there including my Aunt Jeanine, her kids and my Grandma Porter. I will have to be honest, I wasn't sure how fun this was going to be... long drive, mud, cold at night...but now we can't wait to go again. My parents went all out. We went horseback riding, fishing, 4-wheeling, razor rides, they shot guns, sat in hot pots, wood burning, made necklaces, marshmallow shooters, bow and arrows, pillows, the best food, jokes, games at night and the list goes on and on. We were there for 4 days and wished we could have stayed longer. Every night and every morning we had devotionals on prophets where each family had a name. We were Heleman and the 2000 stripling warriors. We put on a little skit and the boys learned so much and had a blast. We can't wait till next year. Thanks so much Dad and Mom! We Love You!