Thursday, November 27, 2008

3 Years Old!!!

I can't believe that my little babies are 3 years old. It seems like just yesterday that I brought them home from the hospital, scared to death. hehe Now they are 3 and getting into everything, and on top of everything. ;)

We had a party for them last Saturday. They had a few friends over for a train themed party. They played in their jump castle, place the number on Thomas, ate pizza, cake & ice cream. They had a lot of fun. Here are some pics of the party.

My sister, Melissa, and I made the train cakes. And of course we sang Happy Birthday to them.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008


Last Saturday we went to Reid park and zoo. I didn't realize that there was a huge duck pond just on the other side of the zoo. Since we got to the zoo before it opened we walked around the duck pond. The boys had a fun time running after the ducks and making them fly. I was a bit nervous they would fall in since there was no fence. But they did great. They also had lost of fun a the zoo. Here are a few pictures.
Micah, his dad and the boys. They all stand the same way. hehe

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pumpkin Carving

Last night we carved our pumpkins for Family Home Evening. Then we cooked up some pumpkin seeds and ate them. I was suprised how many the boys ate. Maybe it was just all the salt. ;) Here are some pictures.

Friday, October 10, 2008


A few weeks ago we took a trip to Las Vegas to see and hang out with most of Micah's family. His sister and bro-in-law were driving out from Iowa to watch the Iowa state VS UNLV football game. So we all went up to see them. We had a great time. We stopped at the hoover dam on our way out.

We stayed at the Stratoshpere. It was very nice. The boys did really good sleeping in a bed together. They accually slept in past 7am. That was really great. Of course we were never in bed before 10pm either. Micah & I and a few others went on the big shot. It is the ride at the top of the stratoshpere. Wow, it gets me everytime. So scary. But fun.

We also went on the rollar coaster at the New York New York hotel. That is a very fun one as well. We all just hung out and walked the strip. Enjoyed catching up. And on Saturday we all went to the football game. The boys did very well sitting there for 3 hours. They enjoyed playing with there cusins.
We had a great time seeing everyone. It had been a long time. Hopefully it wont be so long before we all get together again.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It's Over

Literally.. I finished the Twilight series. I must admit I am a bit sad. hehe I want more of the future story. I am glad it ended well. At least how I wanted it to end. Now I want to see the movie. But I am sure my husband will be glad to have me back. Not so preoccupied. Any other good books I should start reading???

Saturday, September 27, 2008


I just want to say sorry to anyone who has tried to contact me this last week. Yes I have become the next victim of the Twilight series. Ugg... I thought, oh what is all the fuss about. So I decided to read Twilight to see. And I am hooked. My poor family, so neglected. hehe I guess I am just a sap for the romance. Now before you go make any comments, be very careful. I am only at the end of the 3rd book and I am rooting for Edward. I swear I will burn these books if they are not tegether at the end. K do you see how crazy I am right now. Wanting the vampire to win. hehe Of course the other option is a warewolf. What am I reading.... ;) So don't go giving anything away. I just need someone to tell me I am not crazy for being obsessed. I will let you know if I have any books to give back in a couple days. If it takes me that long.

Monday, September 15, 2008

Bounce Mania

While I was gone in CA last week, Micah went shopping. ;) We were chatting online and he told me that he bought the boys something for $100 dollars but would not tell me what. Oh the things that were going through my head. Never did the Bounce Mania appear in my thoughts. hehe So finally he texted me a pic. And if you notice, it is right in the middle of our living room. Made me snicker. hehe But I don't mind. The boys are enjoying it. Of course it only is up for about 30 min. That is as long as it keeps their attention. Then I get to deflate it and roll it up. Fun for me. ;) But it turns out that Grandpa liked it so much that he wanted it to be an early birthday present from him. So now I can blame the fun times on Grandpa. hehe

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Apple Annie's Orchard

For Labor Day this year we decided to go to the Apple Orchard in Wilcox. We had all you can eat pancakes with apple cyder syrup. Yummy. Then we jumped on the tractor ride and picked some apples. The boys had fun waking in the orchard and picking apples. Grandpa came with us as well. Tonight we are going to make a home made apple pie. If I remember, I will take pics and blog it tomorrow. Here are some pics of the day.

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

11 Years and counting...

11 years ago today Micah and I were sealed together in the Oakland temple in California. It was a long day. hehe But a wonderful day.

Over the last 11 years we have lived in Idaho, Utah, and now in Arizona and California if you can count that one week we lived with my parents before going up to school in ID. ;) We, as any couple, have had our share of ups and downs but we are still plugging along happy to be together.
Micah and I have known each other for a very long time. Our first date was in second grade. Well, our teacher and another student was with us, but we like to call it our first date. ;) Don't believe me, here we are in second grade. We were so cute huh. hehe

Micah and I have done a lot together. We dated for a bit in high school then not again until he came home from his mission. But we were at each others baptisms, we walked together at High School graduation. And we have been friends for years. While Micah was on his mission and I was at Ricks College, we both did a lot of maturing. He got home from his mission in Feb, I got home from Ricks in May, we were engaged in June (well, I got the ring in July), we were married in August. Here is our engagement pics. Please no comments on how skinny we were. Ugg, the good old days. ;)
I would add a pic from our wedding, but I realized that I don't have any scanned in the computer. You know way back when I was married pictures were not digital, and we got them all on paper. ;) So maybe another time. When I have some other time. hehe

After 11 years I am still grateful for Micah. He is a wonderful man and a wonderful father. He has had so much patience with me as we have learned to grow together. He knows so much about the gospel and is always wanting more. He teaches me and hopefully I teach him a bit as well. He is a great example to me and our boys. I am grateful for Heavenly Father putting us together. I hope for many more years together. Now all I need to do is get him to buy me more flowers. hehe Love you deary!!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I love the Olympics. I have been staying up way to late just to see all the good stuff. ;) Michael Phelps is awesome. Oh he had some great races this last week. I was jumping up and shouting at the tv a few times. Sad that swimming is over. But on to track and field. Not my favorite, but it is the Olympics, I have to watch. hehe We have only watched a couple races and my boys started getting into it. I took this video last night. Oh my boys are so cute. ;)

Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Just Some Stuff

I don't have any major things happening, so I figured I would share some pics. Here are a couple of the boys relaxing in the pool, the kiddy pool. ;)

Here are a couple of the boys playing with friends

Here are a couple videos of the boys dancing, well if you can call it that. ;)

Now you know why all my videos are from behind. They hate the camera. And finally, If you are squeamish please look away. hehe No I am not potty training yet, I am just trying to get them familiar with the concept. They always want to go "poopoo" on the toilet, but nothing ever comes. So the other day when Bray looked like he was pooping, I ran him to the toilet and sat him down. This is what happened...

Yes it was there, look again. hehe It was small but it was poopoo. He was happy that he did it. And yes I even took still shots. hehe That is all I got for now.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

My Sweet Bray

Brayden is my little singer. He has such a sweet voice. He will start singing anywhere, during a prayer, during a color guard ceremony at a court of honor, during sacrament meeting, or just sitting at home. I love it. So I wanted to share a couple videos with you. The first Logan usually sings to, but didn't want to this time, so you will just hear Bray. Sorry it is so dark, but you can still hear him.

The second one is my favorite. This is Bray's favorite song, currently. ;) I hope you can hear Bray singing along with the mice. The first voice you will hear is the mouse, not Bray's. hehe He start a bit late. He is the one singing only some of the words. But I just love his sweet voice, it gives me warm fuzzies. I am behind them because as soon as he sees the camera, he stops singing.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

My Dad

So I have been missing my dad today. When ever I get in this mood, I watch a video that my Sis-in-law made for my brother. I just love it. So I wanted to share it so all of you can meet my dad, Niels Bassett. It is about 5 mins long, but I hope you take the time to watch it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Way 2 Quiet

You know when the house gets eerily quiet yet your kids are awake?? I was checking my email and Brayden was in the office with me. Then I realized it was just way to quiet. When I went too check on Logan, this is what I found.

So I suppose I better pay more attention to them. hehe I am guessing that this will be the first of many more of these videos to come. ;)

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

Circus Time

Last week we went to the circus with our friends. The boys had such a great time. I was really surprised at how well they sat and watched the whole 2 hours. They loved the motorcycles and the tigers and of course the 10 dollar snow cone they got. ;) Here are some pics. For more great pics of the circus, see The Jensen's blog.

Monday, July 7, 2008


Hello all. Here is a link to our last months pics. These are all the pics taken last month so there is a bit of everything. Enjoy.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Big Boy Beds

Yippee!! The beds have arrived. I can't believe my babies are in big boy beds. It is hard to believe they are 2 1/2 years old. Boy, how time flies. The beds are beautiful. Well I think they are anyway. Here are some pics, you can decide for yourselves. ;) Just don't mind the blanket covering the window and the lake of comforters. The blanket is to try and get the boys to sleep in longer in the morning. That doesn't work. And have you looked at how much a quilt or comforter is for a twin bed lately. Wow!! So we will wait until winter when they will need one. ;)

Now that we have two twin beds in the room, it has gotten a whole lot smaller. Can't even get into the closet without climbing on the bed first. Oh well, they look good. ;)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Lots of Stuff

Wow a lot has happened since my last blog. My home town almost burned down, Micah & I went to South Carolina, we bought the boys "big boy" beds, and sold the cribs. So grab a snack and a pillow, this will be a long blog. ;)
What shall we start with...

Well the fire in Paradise CA, my home town. See my sister's blog "The Dowds" to see some pics. There was an evacuation ordered for some of Paradise, my Sis-In-Law being one of them. The town was closed to everyone trying to get in, so my mom was trapped on the outside. But all seems well today. Everyone is back at home. All my family has there homes and the fire is 80% contained. But is was a bit scary for a time.


Micah won an award at work for being a great manager. His employees nominated him and he was one of 100 winners out of 400 nominations. Great Job Deary!!!! He is a great manager and employee. IBM doesn't know what they have. I am great full for having a husband who is such a hard worker, honest, and fair. He is great. Of course I wish I saw him more, but all is well. ;) Anyway, back to the trip. So for his award they flew us out to Charleston SC and treated us great. Better then great. I know now how the rich live. Well almost. hehe We stayed in a 5 star hotel. We were on the exec level so we had an open bar the whole day. Of course I only got water and lemonade. hehe But they also had food through out the day. These were the stairs going up to the lounge.
Our room was to the right of the stairs. There was turn down service at night. Each night there was a gift from IBM on our bed. They treated us to nice dinners. The second night the bussed us out to a plantation about 20 min from our hotel. It was by police escort. Yeah that is what I said. It was pretty awesome. One police car was in front of the 4 buses. One was in back and one would fly past us and stop traffic so we could all go through the red lights. Yes and all with lights and sirens going. We felt pretty special. But I now know that when I see a police escort, it is probably no one important. hehe Here are a couple pics of the plantation. It was beautiful.
We also went on a carriage ride and toured the USS Yorktown aircraft carrier and went to Fort Sumter. All was arranged by IBM so we just showed up and were told what to do. It was wonderful. Here are a couple other pics of Charleston.

There will be more pics to come at the end of the month. Needless to say, I fell in love with Charleston. The people were friendly, the old southern houses were beautiful and the trees were green. ;) So if I ever get a couple million dollars and can buy me a house in downtown Charleston I would move. Well an of course I would have to live through the humility. Oh it was hot and sticky. But still loved it. So if anyone has the chance to to, do it.

And Finally...

We bought the boys new beds. Of course they do not get delivered until Wed, so pics to come. But we bought new mattress and had to drive them across town strapped to the top of our van. Yes that is what I said. On the top of our van. I have become one of those people I laugh at as I drive by them. Here is a pic to prove it.
You notice it is dark. hehe I wouldn't do this in the day light. But we made it home with no problems. The next day I posted the cribs on Craigslist. They were sold with in an hour. hehe When they came to pick them up, I was not home, but Micah said that they boys just stood quietly as they took them apart and put them in the car. As soon as they drove away, Brayden started crying and said "my bed, my bed." Poor baby, he thought we sold his bed right out from under him. Well technically we did. hehe So now they are on there mattresses on the floor awaiting there new beds.

Well that is all the excitement in our home for now. I hope you stuck with this long blog and will make some wonderful comments. hehe

Monday, June 2, 2008


Below is a link with more of our vacation pics and videos. Hope you enjoy them. Please leave lots of comments about them. ;) I love comments.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

We Are Home

Well, we made it home 2am Wed morning. ugg. But we had a good time. Logan only managed to break 5 things at my mom's house. ;) It was nice to be there with family. There will be more pics to come, but for now here are a few of the train museum in Sacramento and a BBQ after Erik's (my brother) graduation.

The boys loved the train museum. Bray is especially into Thomas the train or as he calls it "choo choo". So he loved seeing the big trains.

We had a great time at the BBQ. It was fun having all the family together. Here are a couple pics of the boys and there watermelon. They loved the watermelon. ;)

And this one is of all the grand boys. It was a beautiful day for a picnic.

We had a great time with the family. There will be more pics to come, once Micah gets them uploaded online. ;)