Wednesday, March 26, 2008


So, I am a few day's behind it seems. Trying to find time to sit in front of the computer is a joke sometimes. Oh well ,what can ya do? So Easter was super fun this year. I love spending time with the fam. and even better, a special day dedicated to remembering our eldest brother Jesus Christ! I am so grateful to be able to celebrate His life, atonement , and resurrection!

We started off our celebration with the Skousens in Maricopa at the NAU agriculture park. We had a BBQ, volleyball, croquet, and of course, good company and an egg hunt.
Sunday rolls around and the Easter bunny came to Uncle Matt and Aunti Candee's house before church. So, Kaden got to have another egg hunt with his cousins. (Thanks guys)

Then we had the privileged to attend church, and then off to Jason and Tiffany's house for a fabulously delicious dinner, and the final egg hunt. Thanks for good time Tiff and Jason, you guys rock!

Oh, I did fail to mention that we got a new friend! His name is Gizmo!! Isn't he cute, and Kaden just loves him.

Friday, March 21, 2008

Stay in Check!

This is one of my favorite quotes I found from one of my favorite people. (Marjorie Hinckley) This is how I truly feel, I just need to read it every once in a while to keep myself in check!

"I don't want to drive up to the pearly gates in a shiny sports car, wearing beautifully, tailored clothes, my hair expertly coiffed, and with long, perfectly manicured fingernails. I want to drive up in a station wagon that has mud on the wheels from taking kids to scout camp. I want to be there with grass stains on my shoes from mowing Sister Schenk's lawn. I want to be there with a smudge of peanut butter on my shirt from making sandwiches for a sick neighbor's children. I want to be there with a little dirt under my fingernails from helping to weed someones garden. I want to be there with children's sticky kisses on my cheeks and tears of a friend on my shoulder. I want the Lord to know I was really here and that I really lived."-Marjorie Hinckley

Tuesday, March 18, 2008


The weather is perfect + the desert is semi green = We need to play outside!!
This past weekend we finally got out to shoot our guns that have been seriously neglected for the past few months. It was totally fun, and surprisingly the desert wasn't as ugly as it usually can be. (sorry to all you desert lovers, brown dirt and cactus just don't cut it for me.) Thanks to Jason who brought out his fun collection as well.
Jason and his fun!

Sniper Candee!The boys and their toys!

By the way, Kaden does have earplugs in. Watch out!

And then later that night... Of course we had to have band practice! Michelle on vocals, Aaron on drums, Mark lead guitar. NICE!!

Monday, March 10, 2008

hApPY B-dAy KADEN!!!

Yesterday was KADEN'S Birthday!! Yeah for 2 of the best years of our lives. This not so little anymore bundle of energy has made Mark and I sooooo happy. Kaden makes us laugh every day, and always keeps us on our toes! We love to watch his personality develop and I love to see him learn new things. Kaden is talking so well for a 2yr old. Here are 15 of my favorite things Kaden says.
1. I lu lou
2.Sowy Mom
3.Where's Dad
4.I ride quad
5.What? (even though it gets annoying)
6.Pees (please)
7.I kissa you
8.See ya later
9.Hi neighbors
10.I ceen (clean) it
11.GO faster
12.Nuuu nu nuuuu nu (imitating his quad)
13.Dats yummy
14.Read book Mom
15.Jumpa jumpa
Kaden is very active and loves to be outside! He absolutely loves to spend time with Mark and play with all his tools. Riding his bike, scooter and quad is how he spends most of his time, and he likes to have someone with him when he does. So needless to say, we spend a lot of time outside!! He loves anything that moves and is in anyway slightly dangerous. (I wonder where he got that?) So, we have our hand's full, and definitely wouldn't have it any other way!! WE LOVE YOU KADEN!!

Thursday, March 6, 2008


So, I'm a little behind with this post. I have been trying to put video of our awesome trip on here but I cant figure it out, so maybe later. (If anyone knows how to switch HD into something blogger will accept let me know) We had the opportunity to take a short trip to play in the snow a few weekends ago in Monticello UT. We love to go there no matter what time of year it is. My sister Suzanne and her husband Steve and their children are great entertainers, there is never a dull moment! We always have such a good time there. Kaden was always trying to sneak out of the house to get a feel for that cold, wet stuff, and boy was there plenty of it. There was about 2 feet in their yard not counting the huge mounds the plows make. We couldn't even make it to our favorite sledding spot because there was to much snow. Anyways, it's amazing how the cold never seems to effect kids till their hands and feet are about to fall off. To make a long story short, it was sooooo F U N! We had snowball fights, went sledding, got stuck a few times in random vehicles, pulled the sled, tube, and snow boards behind the truck's (pretty much because we are to lazy now day's to keep walking up the hill), relaxed, ate dang good food, laughed, enjoyed the weather and scenery, and loved every moment of it!
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Monday, March 3, 2008


So I'm a few days late, being that Candee's birthday was on Saturday. I haven't had time to post anything, let me show you why...

For her big day, Candee decided she wanted to go riding! (track thirteen at Four Peaks) Watch out, here we come. Our Men came to, but we didn't get any pic's. of them. We took turns with the boy's staying with the kids so us old people could get a good ride. It was a blast!

10 Reasons why we love AUNTI CANDEE...

1. She makes a mean taco soup!

2. She is outgoing.

3. She is strong.

4. She has an infectious smile.

5. What you see, is what you get!!

6. She is a great MOM!

7. She knows how to handle Matt!

8. She is more concerned about other people then herself.

9. She always gives Kaden what he wants. (I'm not sure if that's good, or not)

10. She is one of my Best Friends!!

Mark on a ride threw the river!

Then later that night, we went to the desert to have a dog over the fire and play ROCK BAND as loud as we wanted. We didn't even have to worry about the neighbor's. ROCK ON!!! WE LOVE YOU CANDEE!

The main rockers at their best!
Ignore the vulgar language;)