Sunday, January 16, 2011

Las Vegas Baby!

We had a blast in Las Vegas this weekend with Melanie, Josie and Emmy Decker and Whitney and Jeanne Spear. Whitney, Drew's sister just came back from her mission to Poland and she now attends SUU again so we decided to meet in the middle. The minute I told Melanie that I was coming to Vegas she tried to figure out a way to get there. We had so much fun all together. Brooklyn and Riley mobbed Whitney before she could get inside the hotel door. Riley even gave Whitney a kiss which she never does.

Emmy had never been to Las Vegas so we showed her our favorite places, such as the M and M factory, the Bellagio water show, the Aquarium at Caesar's Palace and the gondola's at the Venetian. We hot tubbed, ate a lot of yummy food, and even drove around town looking for food for over an hour. Ask Melanie about her seatbelt incident, hilarious!!

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Here's my biannual blog post. You're welcome!

We have been having fun adjusting to our new life. We have been to many new and exciting places. The girls got to experience the beach and Disneyland for the first time. We went to the zoo, had a great time trunk or treating, and went to San Diego over Thanksgiving break. Brooklyn got to pan for gold, her dream come true. Brooklyn also turned seven years old, I can't believe it. Here's some of our favorite pics. Enjoy!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Summer Fun

Due to popular demand, I am updating my blog. I try to do it twice a year if I am lucky. I have had quite the busy summer. We have been to many baby blessings, swimming, and I even surprised Drew for his thirtieth birthday. It was so much fun! Thanks to everyone who came! Somehow it involved a lot of camping, which, if you know me at all, isn't my favorite thing to do. I went to Girl's camp, we had our first annual Ray Humpherys reunion where we went camping at Pineview Resevoir. We also have been to wheeler farm, hogle zoo, Lagoon and I just got back from the Dean and Neva reunion camping in Wyoming. It was all fun but unfortunately Drew has not been able to go much of these activities so I have tried to learn to be strong and I am so appreciative to all the people who help me with my crazy, strong spirited girls.

My girls have grown up so much these past few months. Riley is potty-trained and just turned three. She absolutely cruises on her big wheel. Brooklyn can ride a two-wheeler without training wheels and is working on not being afraid of the world. She can read just about anything and loves doing gymnastic tricks.

I am just trying to keep up with my wonderful family!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Yes, I know it is the first of February, so bear with me. We had a fantastic Thanksgiving and Christmas. Melanie and Michelle had her baby and Lisa found out she will be having a boy in June. I just got called as the YW assistant camp director. We are busy with book clubs, church meetings, and basketball games. Brooklyn also just started dance class and is loving it. She teaches her routines to Riley. Life is good.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Here's my update!

Well, this is for you Holly!

It's been three months since my last post and so much has happened. Here's our top ten list of changes:

1. We moved into a house

2. Brooklyn started Kindergarten

3. Drew loves his new job

4. Stephanie got called into YW and is very excited about it

5. Riley learned to climb out of her crib

6. Brooklyn lost her first tooth

7. Carter got his mission call to Fort Worth Texas

8. Brooklyn learned how to read

9. We had seven fantastic Halloween parties

10. Riley's vocabulary is expanding exponentionally!
Life has been crazy and exciting and very busy! We love living in Provo now so we can be close to family and of course the Jazz and BYU games. All of Stephanie's sisters are pregnant now so we are just waiting patiently for the new arrivals to come into the world.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Sister Fun!

Well, we are back in Utah again...Provo to be exact. We are currently looking for a place to live while living in a hotel...not too shabby considering we get free breakfast every morning and hor doerves and desserts every night. My sisters came down with their kids and came much fun! Holly our cousin even joined in on the fun...if you think watching two five year olds and three two year olds's nice to be back with family, but don't think we'll ever forget about our good times and great friends in Cheyenne!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Brooklyn is Growing Up!

Brooklyn just started swimming lessons for the first time. She loves it! My heart just melted when I took her to them. I remember my swimming lessons when I was her age. Time Flies!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Arches National Park

Stephanie has tried to update the blog several times in the last month but just never seems to get it done. Here is a few photos from our most recent road trip. We drove on I-70 though Colorado and stopped for a few hours at Arches. The girls did great with the hike, and Steph didn't complain about the dirt TOO much. We had a great time getting to spend some time with the family.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I just wanted to say that I love being a mom. My girls are so fun. They are best friends. They play so well for the most part.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Riley is so Smiley

Riley is such a character. She was demanding food, and I was trying to get a picture on this blog, so she became inpatient and opened the door, went out to the kitchen, peeled her own banana, and came in with the banana. A piece in each hand. She's crazy! But we love her! Also, the other day Riley was putting petite carrots up her nose. Hilarious! Such a character.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Fun at the park

We have finally moved to our new place. We love it for so many reasons. Yesterday we went to the park that is literally down the road less than two blocks. Riley is an animal going down the slides. Brooklyn was even brave to go down the steepest one. I just love my family and love living in Cheyenne.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Winter fun!

Well, it's winter time in Cheyenne. But we still have fun going to a children's gym and playing in the snow. Drew had a super bowl party with some guys and Steph went to a friends house to be with all the wives of those guys that were with Drew. Anyway, it was a blast! We had homemade Cafe Rio and homemade icecream. Delicious!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

I know, I know, it's been a long time!

Well, the weeks have flown by with celebrations galore. I hope you enjoy all our favorite holiday pics. I will try to update this more often, no guarantees though. We are still loving Cheyenne!(besides the wind and cold.)

Monday, November 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Brooklyn!

We had quite the birthday for Brooklyn. I woke Brooklyn up saying, "Surprise!" She says, "You ruined my birthday. you were all supposed to hide in the other room and hide while I come in and say, 'where is everyone' and then everyone was supposed to pop out and say, 'surprise.'" So apparently I didn't "surprise" Brooklyn good enough. We tried to make it up to her by making her a smiley face pancake. For lunch we went to the Old Spaghetti Factory where we ate in a train car. We came home and Riley took a nap. Meanwhile Brooklyn, Drew, and Grandma and Grandpa Spear took a walk around the block. Then we went to Madagascar 2. It was our first movie together as a family. We ended it with Brooklyn blowing out a candle on a rice krispie treat. What a day!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Typical day with Stephanie

Melanie is always wondering what I do all day, and this is it. Play dress-up with Teddy and Monkey, read plenty of books over and over again. I wouldn't change it for the world!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


We had such a great Halloween. We went to our friend's neighborhood. Brooklyn was the cutest little pirate ever! Riley was tired but she didn't whine one bit. I took her in and out of the stroller many times, that's right folks, I make my 15 month old beg for my candy. Ha! They both zonked when they came home. Drew and I snuggled and watched a scary movie afterwards.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

All right, Melanie, you're next!

5 years ago I...
1. Was pregnant with Brooklyn
2. Was living in Ephraim, Utah in the Castilleja dormitory
3. Was enjoying the fall weather on campus
4. Was hanging out with my cool Sister Melanie
5. Embroidering a baby blanket

5 things on today's "to do" list:
1. Go to a Halloween party
2. Scrapbook
3. Organize kitchen cupboards
4. Clean out my car
5. Read my scriptures

5 snacks i enjoy:
1. Double stuff mint oreos
2. Ruffles sour cream and cheddar chips
3. Banana splits
4. Cookie dough
5. Ranch cornuts or Doritos

5 places I have lived
1. Cheyenne, Wyoming
2. Holladay, Utah
3. Meridian, Idaho
4. Boston, Massachusetts
5. Chicago, Illinois
(I could go on forever)
5 jobs I have had
1. Deli girl at Smith’s
2. Baker at Maddox restaurant
3. Document scanner at the health department
4. Leasing agent at an apartment complex
5. Math paper corrector at college

Like I said, Melanie, you're next!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Fall Fun

Here's our carved pumpkins. I love Halloween time!

Saturday, October 11, 2008

October's Activities

My girls are so silly. Riley's new trick is to bend over. We made Halloween cookies and they turned out delicious. We got a new stuffed animal, I couldn't resist. Riley took one look at Curious George the monkey and wouldn't let it go. She is our little monkey so it was quite appropriate. The girls love watching Scooby-doo every morning on the couch. They are such good friends. I love being their mom!