Thursday, January 20, 2011

rUmBle PaRk

Today we took the kids to Rumble park in Cody! I'd heard some friends talk about it and thought it was something Stetson would LOVE! Luckily Michael had the day off so we could all go together and we had a blast. The kids loved it and we love to see them happy and doing something out of their normal routine. After that we had lunch and did some shopping and came home.

Monday, January 17, 2011


Stetson and I are going stir crazy. I'm trying to keep him away from the TV but he's not interested in any of my craft ideas or games. He wants to do it for a second then quickly loses interest. What have you got for me?? Any ideas would be appreciated! :)

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Christmas 2010

We're a little late posting about Christmas, but better late than never! Michael had to work Christmas Eve but we went to Stan & Jan's by ourselves and had the traditional gneeokies there. After that the kids and I drove to Powell to take some to Michael so he didn't feel left out (and we wanted to see him anyway). We visited with him for a while and then went to Todd & Emily's for some delicious pizza and milkshakes. Michael came home around 9, we put the kids to bed and got busy! :) We were really excited for Christmas this year as far as the kids' reactions and them "getting into it" but we tried to talk a lot of Jesus being born and the real reason we celebrate. We had to wake Stetson up but when he came out to the living room him and Kandace were both excited. Kandace's main present was a trike and Stetson's was a leapster. They got awesome gifts from everyone and we are grateful for all we have! Christmas morning we went to dad & Brenda's for an aWeSoMe breakfast, and I mean delish. Breakfast burritos, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, so good. Then we opened presents and had a traditional story about the Savior that dad always reads. My favorite thing about dads on Christmas morning was when he opened his present from Brenda. Its the same picture thats hanging in the office of the general young men's president's office. Its called "It's true sir-all present and accounted for" by Clark Kelley Price. Its of the strippling warriors where they've just returned from battle and they're being counted and its reported that thtey're all "present and accounted for." Dad has ALWAYS been really involved with the youth in scouting, young mens, all that. He is so dilligent in his callings and is a great example to me. This picture captures the real meaning of all we do in our church callings with the youth. ALL the youth are precious to Heavenly Father and he wants them all back!

After breakfast we went to Asay's for lunch and then Michael and I hosted our first Christmas dinner. We had ham, scalloped potatoes, yams, spinach salad, rolls, fruit salad and cheesecake for dessert. Michael did a ton and it turned out good.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Beautiful baby

In case you didn't catch it in the last post, here's a sure sign that we are expecting our 3rd Asay baby! We are very excited and looking forward to the month of June when we can expect his/her arrival.

We had our first ultrasound yesterday and everything looks great so far. I've never had such a clear ultra sound picture as this one so I've been enjoying feasting my eyes on this little gem the last couple days...Its so fun to go see the pictures and hear the heartbeat--it all seems so much more real. I feel very blessed!

Friday, January 7, 2011

exciting news to share!!

The exciting news is this: I got something GREAT in the mail yesterday! I've been working since August to renew my teaching endorsement so that I can sub and so that I'm ready to apply for a teaching position in case I ever needed to. I had to jump through a lot of hoops to get this and I appreciate Michael's support in giving me the time I needed to take my classes and everything. Michael is a great husband. So thats our great news!

Not much is new around here. Dad got us a year family swim pass so I went swimming at 6am last MWF but Michael had to work early all those days this week, so I didn't get to go swimming this week. But we had step T and TH and had a pretty good turn out so I'm glad about that. I have lots of holiday kcals to work off if you know what I mean. :) We're excited to use our family pass with this kids on M and TH nights. I'm having a great time kitchenaid that Michael got me for Christmas.

Michael and I went to the burial for Elise Johnson on Monday. It always amazes me how well people hold up and how the gospel strengthens us through times like these. Multiple people there mentioned our Heavenly Father's hand in all this and it was evident that they had great faith in him and his will.
My brother Morgan and his wife Fallon had their beautiful baby girl Audrey on Dec. 18. That makes for a LOT of December birthdays! She is beautiful and I love her. We're hoping to go see her in Feb for her baby blessing.

Sunday, January 2, 2011


New Year's day was a fun day for us! We drove up to a great sledding spot in the Big Horns with some Cowley 2nd warders and a bunch of other people from Sheridan and other parts. Stetson had SO much fun and it made me oh so happy as a mom to watch him and listen to him squeal and laugh down the hill (I was more like screaming for my life). We even made a "Train" with 3 saucers: Zach, Stetson and me as the caboose. Kandace had had it about an hour into the festivities so it was short lived but we're so glad we made the trek! :)