Monday, October 1, 2012

A Long Awaited Post...

So even though I haven't updated in like forever, we definitely have been up to A LOT.  Lots of parties, family stuff and the glorious return of Christina from Japan.  Glorious return.  Anyways, we didn't take a lot of pics because we are forgetful like that.  But for labor day weekend, we decided to take a week and head to the grand canyon.  Neither of us had ever been there before (at least to our recollection) so we made the plans to head on out.  Unfortunately, Jake's grandpa Jack had to be hospitalized during this time so we had a bit of change of plans.  We still eventually got to the Grand Canyon, but we took the 600+ round trip detour to SLC to see him.  Poor guy...but on the bright side we got to hang out with some Triggs.  They are good times...
Happy Zeke trying on Daddy's shoes

Zeke and Maddy

Kenny climbing the crazy pyramid

Hazel riding her bike at the park

Zeke riding...   

 So after some fun with the fam, we drove back on down to AZ.  WE took the scenic route and saw some fun and beautiful scenery along the way.  We stayed at Jacob's Lake, near the north Rim for a few days then headed over to the south rim to see the sight on the way home.  and Hazel and Zeke love any excuse to dig in the dirt. 

Just some of the wildlife...

Baby Buffalo

We ran into an old friend.
Checking our the view

The North Rim

Going for a hike.

Pure cuteness.

This is awesome.

"Look at that flower!"

North Rim

The Colorado River

Stinkery Zeke.  His lips were hurt and swollen.

Playing trains at the campsite.

Hazel and Percy

South Rim


Close to you

Monday, July 30, 2012

Pure cuteness.

I know, I know.  I'm biased.  Everyone thinks that their children are the cutest in the world.  But seriously, these guys are hilarious.  I mean, how could you not smile at this?  I challenge you!

Having a nap together at the beach

Enjoying some corn with Apes and the Fair.

mmmm, CORN!

Helping mommy do the dishes.

Full sassy mode.



I said CHEESE!


Giving eachother a kiss in the pink sunset.


Sesame street?

Sunday, June 10, 2012


Nothing like kicking back with a cold one after a rough day.  

A very Rainbow Birthday party

Since they are always singing and asking us to sing the "Rainbow song", we decided to do a Rainbow theme birthday party.  We had the party at my parents house and had lots of rainbow themed snacks while we swam.  The kids had a blast and it turned out really cute!  My friend Beverly took pictures and Katie Madsen did the banner and invitations.  It all turned out perfect!!  There were a lot of cute pics, so it was hard for me to edit.  But here is a smattering of the fun.  As usual, Zeke was too excited to hold still for a pic.  But Beverly managed to get a few cut pics of him while he played!
Somewhere over the Rainbow...

The food table.
The full menu was a fruit tray, veggie platter, Trix Treats (Trix in stead of Rice Krispies), Colors Goldfish Crackers , Cupcakes, Marshmallow kabobs, Mini Corn dogs, 12 layer Jello-o and Skittles, Twizzlers, M&M's,  Lollipops, and Rolos (you need a pot of gold, right?) to add some more sugar to the already sugar-heavy list.  Awesome.  I might have gone into a sugar coma.  Then at the last minute, Jake informed me he was making a rainbow cake.  It was amazing. He may do his own post on it later.

Fruit Kebobs my Amanda

My cupcakes were rainbow also.  Layer by layer.  They turned out so yummy!
The infamous Lough 12-layer Jello.  A thanksgiving staple at our house, but it needed to be at the party.  NEEDED.
Yummy food!

Katie Madsen designed the banners.   Turned out SO CUTE!!

Jake's awesome Rainbow Cake.
My mom made these super cute outfits for the twins.  And as a surprise, she made these amazing Dolls.  Love it!

Hazel and her dolly eating some corn dog

Zeke trying out the veggies.  He's not a fan.

Zeke with "My April."
Sweet girl!

Hazel getting into some yummy food
Hazel and "Papa", showing off her mermaid
Hazel with the Onan twins Eily and Maya.  These girls are so sweet and mellow.  Love them!

I'm ready for the pool!!
We love the pool!
Gimme some Cake!!
Ready for some cake!

Happy Birthday to you!
Showing off his masterpiece.

Pinata time!!!
Zeke trying to getting on the action.
After giving each kids a turn (Ethan was a champ!) Daddy helped Zeke break it open.

Hazel had no interest. 

But we helped her get some candy any way we could.
She eventually got the hang of it. 

Zeke loved his new trains.  And the pinata carnage. 
 Thanks to everyone who helped out and all the friend who came!  We all had a blast!