Saturday, August 29, 2009


Branson and AJ went camping on a ward camp out last night. They had so much fun. Branson said his favorite part was fishing. I think AJ tied a rope to a stick and that was his fishing. I'm glad they had fun. We have such an awesome ward. Maycie and I opted out because I knew she would want to be all over the place because of her age but isn't walkig perfect yet. So we had a girl's night out with my friend Amy and her baby.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

My baby's first birthday

We're having a lot of milestones in just a few days and I don't think I'm ready for it. My little Maycie girl is ONE!!! I just can't believe how fast time flies. I can't believe I was just getting home from the hospital one year ago from now. CRAZY! While we were out of town she took a couple of steps on her own and a few times today she has taken a few steps. Big girl!! She is so fun and people are always stopping me at the store to tell me how cute she is. Everyone loves her big girl pig-tails. :) Anyway, we've loved every minute of life with this sweet girl that was sent to our home. We are forever grateful for the joy she brings to our family.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Branson's first day of school

I can't believe my little boy is leaving me already to go to school. I know it is a good thing but it's still hard. I think we've left him 5 times in his whole life (besides nursery) so it's a little different for me to have him gone. Branson looked so cute for his first day and was very excited! We have such cute kids in our little group so it will be great!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Good, Bad, And The Ugly!!

So the GOOD is that we went up North for almost a week to see our family. We stayed the first night at my Grandma and Grandpa's house. My sister Danielle and her little boy Warren came down from Idaho and spent the evening with us. We had a water balloon fight and the boys played "fetch" with the ball.

The next day we all went to see my Grandpa Halversen that just had heart surgery and is doing great!

Afterwards we all went to Jake's Over The Top to get a yummy shake!

One of Branson's favorite things to do what ride my cousin David's jeep. He could have done that the whole time!

Friday we went to the rodeo. Both kids LOVED every minute of that rodeo.

The pictures turned out AWFUL but here is the beginning with the flag. It makes me SOO emotional. I love that part!

Branson's bull buckin'!

His face the whole time!

So now for the BAD... A couple hours after we got home, I found that there were hundreds of ants that had taken over our pantry. They were in brownie mix, muffin mix, oatmeal, cream of white, raisins, peanut butter, crackers, etc. Everything was sealed shut but they got in EVERYTHING. We cleaned our pantry out for about 3 hours and threw half of our food away. Oh it makes me so mad those dang ants!!

So now for the UGLY... The first day there, I cut myself shaving my legs. Don't ask me how I did it, because I don't know. But this picture is after 5 days of it healing. It is STILL hurting. My cousin reminded me not to use a vegetable peeler next time! I'll remember that.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


Today when we were getting ready for church, I decided to check on the kids because they were quiet. And this is what I found. Branson teaching Maycie all his Bull's names. He's said, "Hi Mom, I'm teaching Maycie." Grandpa will be so proud!!