Wednesday, December 17, 2008

some photos from San Francisco (a trip elise and I took)

Our Weekend getaway to San Francisco was just the two of us without the kids. We stayed in a nice hotel, and went shopping and eating at some nice eateries we found. This really good Italian seafood place we found off a local television channel (it was called something like capurros) Elise had a soup and salad, and I had some yummy gnocchi with crab. oh it was good! We did alot of walking up and down the hills. I was being kind of negative at first, but it became very fun looking at the cool buildingd, breathtaking views, and nice apartments people spend a fortune on. We had two more highlights the next day, we went to this chineese retraunt in china town that a friend up here in the foothills recommended us to go to. It was called hunan homes, the place was really good. I walked for hours after that and still felt fat!! (I did eat alot which I have not been doing lately that might have done it oopps) Elise and I found the coolest hat store and I am not one to really be into wanting hats although I could have bought a dozen, there was a variety of different types of hats. Oh elise found this linen store she was very thrilled about please help we really dont need more linen (although there were a few nice things in there). Oh I dont want to bore you besides Giradellis square (brownie sundays oh yea so good!) We had the best weekend just being together spending some time alone (sounds chessy too bad because it was the best weekend ever!!)
This was Elise near our Alcatraz look out point looking good :)

This is when Elise and I first got to San Francisco (we had a blast) she was monkey'in around...

Saturday, November 1, 2008


more pictures....

Happy Halloween!

How does time go by so fast? Looking at these pictures I can’t believe how big and grown up my little angels are. They are becoming so independent and no longer need and depend on me for sad :( I know it’s a wonderful part of life but as a parent really hard to go through and I know it only gets worse.

Carly just had her baby this week and I was able to reflect on all the wonderful and terrifying moments that I was able to experience while delivering Emerson and Lily. I miss feeling the baby move around inside of me when I was pregnant and listening to the heart beat at all the doctor’s apts…then there’s the anticipation of the beloved day when you can hold this precious gift from God in your arms. It sounds crazy but I miss the excitement in the hospital of all the labor pains and whether or not you’re ready to push. It is one of the most beautiful and sacred parts of life. After the terrifying moment of almost loosing Emerson I thought I’d never want to have another baby, but it is so amazing that after a couple of weeks your fear is gone and the desire to go through it again is very much real.

Lily and Emerson are the most beautiful, perfect children inside and out! I feel so incredibly blessed to have them in my life. Children truly are blessings from God. (Now if I could only have 10 :-))

Friday, October 3, 2008

Lily Emerson and I ..Fishing. huh

I did not know how this would turn out, so I risked it anyway I wanted to fish really bad today, so I took Lily and Emerson with me. I know it is o.k. with Lily, although it is emerson I was not sure of. I actually just planned on leaving him nearby the fishing spot in the car with the window down (this all depended on the water level of the lake.) The water level was down and I brought both kids with me near the water, and for my sake and luck, everything went well really well I guess. The kids and I caught 4 fish in an hour three o.k. size smallmouth bass and one skinny aggresive bugger. Sorry everybody bad Dad and I forgot the camera so there are no pics. Although there are some witnesses Lily will tell you we caught some greenie fish. (that is the bass were a greenish color so she called them :greenies") came home made dinner and picked up dianna from work and got home all before Mom (elise) got home from school. good job Bryce way to go ...

Thursday, October 2, 2008


Has anyone actually read the Senate’s Bailout bill that everyone is talking about….it has socialism written all over it.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

a few more....

Our Birthday

We just wanted to share a few pictures of our wonderful Birthday dinner. Thank you so much to all of those that called or sent emails and cards to us on our big day. It really meant a lot. Thank you for being the best family and friends anyone could ask for. We also wanted to share a few pictures of our new family member Dianna. We love her so much!


Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Elction Day

election day could not get here any quicker please hurry!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2008

The last month or so....

here are some new pics I thought a few folks would enjoy. Now that we got a new computer we I can post some newer pictures.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Life & Dixie

Life is short ......

My Grandmother passed away last week, and I new it would be soon. I had prayed that she would be there for the next weekend so I would be able to see her. When I got to my grandmas house, she was able to wake up from sleeping long enough to see Lily and myself and I know she saw that I was crying and talking to her. I saw it in her eyes that she was about to shed some tears and she was trying to smile. She went back to sleep and passed away later that evening. I am grateful that my prayers were answered. I am so grateful for the restored gospel teaching me about this life and the one to come. I have a better understanding of where my grandma is here is a picture of grandma at president reagans memorial at Presidential Library. Some of you may not know but grandma was a huge dodger and lakers fan, since grandmas passing the Dodgers are on a terror look out D'backs here comes the dodgers in Dixies behalf - boom outta here. (jim rome show)
Grandma is in a good place with grandpa and jeanine. We will miss you. As Brad Paisley says we are waiting on a woman - Grandpa was waiting for you... Funny how men always pass on first.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Computer Crashed

As of Today our computer went ka-poop so no more till we figure out what we are getting and when we will get it! :( bummer anyway we will still check our e-mails periodically thru work and family, until we are back up and running keep it real stay out of jail!

Monday, July 28, 2008

Mammoth '08

Our trip to mammoth was great! Nothing is better in life than being in the Easter Sierras! Even better than Arizona Heather ha ha. Well anyways many memorable things occurred Riley's wife Breanne Elise and I and Emerson saw a momma Bear and her cub really close to us and we packed up our fishing gear and headed to the car. Elise caught fish and Bryce did not! Give it up for Elise, that made her two day license worth every penny. Bryce was able to meet Tim Alpers the man who started the Alpers Ranch for raising Alpers Trout and planting them in the Eastern Sierras. Bryce thought that was fun talking to Tim. We all had a good time with Family, to bad Hallie and Mike and Landon were not there Oh and Shad. The above photo is of our Family at the kids Fishing Derby, Saturday morning. That was a blast!! Lily was excited to catch her fish, but did not want to handle it when the fish was to be cleaned and brought home, although she was very protective about her fish. I am missing wonderful side notes but good time had by all.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Going to Mammoth soon can't wait !!!

I can not wait to fish in Mammoth soon. I am like a kid in a candy store, who cannot seem to get enough candy. (bummer) Well we will be doing our usual family activities fishing our favorite lakes, such as sotcher, mary and george and anything else that looks like it might have fish in it; oh yea and eating good food, maybe some light hiking. Good times to be had by all. (these photos are of sotcher lake and a man holding a very nice alpers which will be possible to catch. (Fish and game are planting plenty of Trphy Alpers between 3-10 pound range so everyone wish us luck. We will up date when we get back. Until then later fools.

Batman - Dark Knight

Eveyone must go see Batman Dark Knight this weekend so we can discuss it later

Saturday, July 12, 2008

This Blog

This blog will some highlights of my family and random things I enjoy! I hope you enjoy it!

Our First entry

This is new to us so be patient, we will not update every week, and I am not going to tell everyone about us, you should already know!