Saturday, December 27, 2008

Winter Wonderland!

I'm so glad we had this big snowstorm for Christmas! I feel bad for the snow plow drivers who have to be away from their families on Christmas, but I loved being able to look outside and see the snow falling for hours and hours. It's my favorite!

Dance Recital

The girls did great at their Christmas dance recital on Dec. 17th. This is Sydni (their cousin), Bailee, and Trin after the recital.

This is the only half decent shot I got of them actually on stage. The rest are too blurry!

Chapman Family Talent Show 2008!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Family Pictures

Ryker's favorite spot

Lately Ryker is obsessed with climbing up on the dishwasher and getting all the dishes out to play with. Not a very exciting thing to blog about, but I'm really posting it for journaling purposes anyway! Our desktop computer is coming back from the shop today after getting a lovely virus, then I'll post more!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Gingerbread House

We started this tradition of decorating a gingerbread house probably 3 years ago. I've never actually made gingerbread, I just buy the kit for $8 or $9, and the girls LOVE to decorate it! Trinidee always asks if she can eat it.

Too bad Bailee's hair is covering up her face in these pics!

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Raymond Designs

My cousin posted about this on her blog, so I thought I'd spread the word! At, you can enter the code SPECIAL at checkout to get 50% OFF! Great deal. I've already ordered some gifts!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

A Perfect Thanksgiving....

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving today! It started with the Turkey Trot 6K at City Creek Canyon. Kevin & I ran it together. He doesn't run often at all, so I really enjoyed having him there with me. The only thing that bothers me is that I'm the one who trains all the time, but he still beats me every time we run together. We did a 5K last Thanksgiving, and we'd like to make it a tradition every year. I can't think of a better way to start off the day than to go for a good run!

I couldn't resist taking a picture of these crazies. One's an indian, and one's a turkey, (in case you couldn't tell).

Here we are after the race. Kev finished 17th in his age group w/ 32:36, and I finished 18th in my age group w/ 33:18. There were about 1000 racers!

By the capitol.

We cleaned up, made our pies and veggie tray, then headed over for a delicious Thanksgiving Feast!

And what is Thanksgiving without a nap?...

Some Football....

Reading all the ads......

And a good brotherly arm wrestle!!

By the way, it was a tie. They just sat in that position for a long time, and called it even.

Here are our PIES!!

Tonight we turned on our Christmas lights. We like to wait until after Thanksgiving to turn them on. Ta Daa!

Here's a cool Thanksgiving poem:

Thanksgiving Every Day

The table is brimming with good things to eat;
We're surrounded by family and friends; what a treat.
The feelings that fill us today can't be beat;
It's Thanksgiving Day, and it all feels complete.

But other days, sometimes things don't seem so fine;
Those days are not polished and don't seem to shine.
It's then in our minds, we forget all the good,
And think of the things we would get, if we could.

On days when our thinking causes us dread,
If we could remember, it's all in our head,
And not let our minds take our gratitude away,
Then we'd make every day like Thanksgiving Day.

By Karl Fuchs


Friday, November 21, 2008

Synchronized Swimming

We should totally do this in our ward!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Ryker's newest accomplishment

Ryker can now get himself safely off of the couch. Hooray! I didn't get video of him doing it, but here's some pictures showing his step-by-step.

Good boy!

Disney on Ice

On Friday I took the girls to Disney on Ice with some friends from the ward. It was a lot of fun, and the kids loved it! Kevin stayed home with Ryker for some manly bonding time. :)

Emily, Bailee, Trinidee

Some of the Disney Characters near the ending of the show. The camera I took doesn't zoom, so the picture is kind of crappy. Oh well, you get the idea.

All the kids fell asleep on the way home. It was only 6:30!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snow pictures

Even though this snow melted days ago, I thought I'd post some of the pics of Bailee playing in it.

Snow Angel!

This is the scarf we put on the snowman. (I didn't get a picture of the finished product though)

Bailee's starting to roll the ball..

Trin doesn't like to spend much time in the snow for some reason. She opted to stay inside & watch TV.

Park City

This past Saturday we spent in Park City with the Chapman family at the Westgate. They had the room for the whole week, and we went swimming on Monday night as well. We ate, played games, and had lots of fun!