Neener, neener, looky what we have!


Oh yeah- I know you are jealous. Somehow we won the family lottery and we have Cynj’s boys- Sam and Thomas- while she is having their little girl TOMORROW!!!

EJ and Birdy are over the moon to have a sleepover with their boy cousins.  DMP is excited to have boys to play with (and someone for the girls to play with besides him!).  It should be a lot of really good fun for a couple of days.

When we were telling EJ that the boys were coming for a sleepover, I said “Do you know why they are coming to stay at our house?”

“No” she said.

“They are going to stay with us for a few days while their Mommy and Daddy go to the hospital to have their baby sister”

“Why? Don’t they want to see her?”



June 2, 2009. Tags: , . Uncategorized. 2 comments.

Tulip Festival 2009


We went to the Tulip Festival at Thanksgiving Point with Cynj and the boys yesterday. It was so much fun and beautiful. The weather was perfect for picture taking (overcast and warmish), so of course the girls wouldn’t cooperate!  But here is our story in pictures.
















The End!

May 3, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. 4 comments.

Birdy’s Birthday Round 1 (Plus Salmon!)

In what is becoming a scary tradition with us, we celebrated Birdy’s 2nd birthday twice. Once in Salmon with DMP’s family and once at our house with mine. 

Birdy is lucky enough to have been born on the same day as her cousin David (only 1 hr apart!).  They even got blessed on the same day – here is a pic- Birdy is just seconds away from bawling:


DNow they are both big two-year-old kids: img_2046

David came to Salmon with his Mom, big brother and sister, so we decided to throw a party for them- complete with a Winnie the Pooh cake:


The party was lots of fun. Wren had to help David blow out his candles and the cake turned out really, really tasty. 

We were all in Salmon to celebrate my nephew Danny going on a mission. I can’t tell you how proud I am of him. His talk was so great and I know that he is going to be a rock star missionary.  

It was also fun to see Grandma, Papper, Aunt Kathy, Charlie, and for the Philips Cousins to play together. Here are some more pictures of our great trip!

Birdy and Aunt Kathy playing Jack-in-the-Box- a BIG hit!

Birdy and Aunt Kathy playing Jack-in-the-Box- a BIG hit!

Birdy loves Papper!

Birdy loves Papper!

EJ, Birdy, and Philips Cousins. Getting these guys to sit still is HARD!

EJ, Birdy, and Philips Cousins. Getting these guys to sit still is HARD!

EJ LOVES her cousin Charlie!

EJ LOVES her cousin Charlie!

March 23, 2009. Tags: , , , , . Uncategorized. 6 comments.