Saturday, February 13, 2010

Trying to catch up...

I was so good about updating my blog when my parents were on their mission. This blog was my way of keeping them connected to us and update them on our lives. Since they came home I have slacked big time. I have to remember that I'm doing this for my family and myself, so we have some sort of family history. This is the only journal I keep, so I have to be better about documenting our lives. My goal is to do at least one post a day till I get caught up and then stay caught up. I love that I can back date everything so it'll all be in chronological order when I make my book. Wish me luck!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Jungle Jims

Another one of Gavin's favorite places Ayden, Gavin & Keely Keely, Ben, Gavin & Ayden
Grandpa & Siarah
Keely & Gavin
Gavin & Siarah
Keely & Ben

Saturday, December 26, 2009


The Sledders-My Dad, Steve, Gavin, Shawn & KeelyKeely & Shawn
Gavin & Steve
Hiking back up the hill
Keely & Grandpa
Me, my mom & Lisa. Brrrrr!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Jump On It

Jump On It is one of Gaivn's favorite places!Ben & Keely

Jumping with dad
Taking a break with Keely
Lovin it!


Keely, Gavin & Ayden

Monday, November 30, 2009


We spent two days at Disneyland while we were in Cali for Thanksgiving. I think I was more excited than Gavin. I Love Disneyland!

Waiting in line for Soarin' Over California. This was our favorite ride.
Steve and I on Tower of Terror. I was definitely terrified!
Waiting in line for Monsters Inc. with my friend Chelsie from College. My friend Steph met me there too, but I forgot to get a pic. :(
A Bugs Life

Gavin's in the Dog Pound.
Taking a lunch break enjoying our $6 corn dogs.

Indiana Jones- Gavin loved this ride.

Gavin and his friend Josh. Some of our friends from Lehi were at Disneyland the same day as us, so we met up for dinner and a few rides.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Spending Time With Grandma

Of course we can't make a trip to Cali without seeing my sweet grandma Gibby. Gavin loves spending time with his great Grandma. Love you Grandma!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Freezing at the Beach

Gavin kept begging us to go to the beach while we were in California even though it never got warmer than 70 degree. It wasn't warm enough beach weather for me, but Gavin loved it. He's a beach boy for sure!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


We went to California for to spend Thanksgiving with Steve's sister Janet and her girls. Janet and I made a huge Thanksgiving dinner which ended with way too many leftovers. It was so great to spend time with them. One night we decided to pamper ourselves with facials, a movie and a soak in the hot tub. Steve even got in on it, doesn't he look cute in a mud mask?

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pumpkin Land

I was able to be one of the chaperons on Gavin's field trip to Pumpkin Land. It was so fun to hang out with him and his friends. I'm happy I'm able to do stuff like this with him while I'm still "cool" in his eyes.

That is Gavin's "scary" ghost face. Aren't you terrified??

Friday, October 23, 2009

7 Day Get Away

For our 11th anniversary Steve's present to me was a trip to Ann Arbor to be with my sister. It was such a perfect gift! I spent the week reading, eating, sleeping, and being pampered. It was great to be able to spend so much quality time with my sis. It was also nice to have some one on one time with my niece and nephew. Even though I'm sure Keely would have rather I'd brought Gavin with me, she and Ben were very excited to see me. I love those kids!

The day after I flew in Lisa and I left for a couple days in Traverse City. It was a beautiful 4 hour drive. We bought the book North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell (great book) and Lisa read it out loud while we drove. We had a lot of fun on our little excursion.

I can't remember the name of this place, but they had the best chocolate croissants and hot cocoa.

A delicious dessert at Phil's on Front in Traverse City. Soooo Yummy!!

We went to the Grand Traverse Resort and Spa for a little pampering. Lisa got the "Mother to be Massage" and I got the "Scent-sational". We felt like new women when we left.

We were told you can't go to Traverse City without going to Moomers for their homemade ice cream. So even though it was only 40 degrees outside we made sure to sample a little taste of country.
Nice pose Lisa!

We didn't spend much time at the lake because it was so cold, but we had to get a picture. It was beautiful!

I was able to tag along on a Young Women's activity to see the broadway show Legally Blonde. I planned my trip perfectly.

The Quinn's carved pumpkins for family night when I was there. The kids had lots of fun, but Ben wanted nothing to do with the pumpkin guts. He a man after my own heart! Thank you Quinn family for letting me hang out with you for a week.

Thank you babe for such an awesome present! It was just what the doctor ordered!!