Thursday, April 19, 2012


This year for Spring Break we caught a lucky break. We found some great prices on tickets to New York and the timing was right so we jumped on it. The next thing we knew we were at the airport waiting to catch the red-eye flight. Shane's brother Adam and his wife Katie came along for the good time. We went to New York City and New Milford to visit the Bramhall's. They were so kind to let us stay at their house, let us drive their car, picking us up at the airport and helping us with everything else. We had so much fun seeing them and the sights. The first day that we set off to see NYC Halle decided to get a little car sick in the middle of traffic and throw up in Uncle Dave's new car. It was a disaster. My thought was oh great this is how we are going to start the day, but the rest of the day went great. Halle was perfect. We should have known something was going to happen from the airplane ride. She struggled to sleep on the plane and we also had someone have a seizure in the seat right behind us. So need less to say we didn't sleep much at all on the flight. The City was amazing. Just the huge buildings and the amazing cathedrals. The traffic was everything you could imagine it would be. We went to Central Park, the Empire State Building, Canal Street, Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, Wall Street, NYC library, Time Square, the Rockefeller Center, and so many other places that were unbelievable. The City had such an overwhelming yet energizing feeling to it. So many people in such a small place with such big dreams. We had such a great time and loved everything about our trip. We cannot wait to find some great airfare and go back to spend more time with the Bramhall's and to see more of what New York has to offer.

Friday, January 27, 2012


New Christmas Outfit
Christmas Morning Fam. Picture
Opening Presents
Mama Debbie
My New Trike
Christmas Morning
Christmas Morning
Christmas eve
Christmas eve
This year we spent Christmas in Idaho Falls with the Hunter Family. It was a very different Christmas without James but it made it easier to all be together. It was a very spiritual Christmas so many people showed out pouring of love. On Christmas eve night we went up to James grave and put candles in white bags that had a message on it from the kids. We then sang silent night and said a family prayer. This was probably one of my favorite things we did. It was very emotional and spiritual. On Christmas morning we woke up and Halle got so excited to see everyone presents. Some of the toys she loved to play with were not even hers. Halle was a lot more exciting this Christmas than last. She loved her trike she can't ride it but she sure was happy to sit on it. We had a great Christmas together as a family.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


This afternoon we put Halle in bed for a nap. Well within 15 min. we heard her door open and out came Halle. We wanted to see how she got out so we put her back in and this what we saw .........

I can't believe how big she is getting. We love her and she always makes us smile and laugh. Halle has no fear and loves to climb.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Summer Fun!!

This summer brought alot of fun times. We got to go the the zoo, play outside, going to Grandma D. house, riding horses, go to island park and just enjoy our time together as a family. I must say that going to the zoo and playing out side has been alot more fun now we have our precious little girl.
Watch out for the Giraffes

April, Addi, Anna, and Nate also came.
Look at my new pool.Halle Loves Horses. She gets so excited when she sees them. Don't you just love Shanes mustache.

Monday, May 16, 2011


We went to Logandale, NV for my Makenzie's baptism. We always have a great time when we go down to the Staheli's. They are so nice to everyone and make us all feel welcome. The other great thing is the heat. Somehow it is still 95 degrees at seven at night. Got to love Logandale. We had a great time down there. We got to watch Tyson and Drake play in their baseball games and they both played really well. We also got to go swimming at an awesome pool. It was Halle's first time in the pool abd she loved it. It took her a little while to get used to the water but once she did she had a lot of fun. The highlight of the trip was seeing Makenzie get baptized. There was a great spirit at the baptism. We are proud of Makenzie for her choice and the great example she is to Halle. As a new parent it means a lot to have such a great family to help us teach our daughter what is really important in life. Everyone around her is a great example. We are so grateful for our families. It was great justt o be able to spend some time with the family and just have fun. All the kids had a great time amid all the chaos of having the grandkids there. We are looking forward to spending more time with the family and doing a lot of fun things this summer. Halle wants to be held so this is it for now. Have a great day everyone.
I love the sun!

1st time surfing
Me and Daddy in the Adams pool

Halle trying to tell us we are crazy


Look at the eggs I found
I found my easter basket under the table