Monday, April 20, 2009

Our Last Minute Adventure

Colin works for the city of Rexburg. Last Wednesday he had to work super late covering a meeting the big wigs had where they discuss all the things going on in the city and all the new things that are coming. Any ways because of this he was able put those hours towards another day and come home early. So we decide to use those hours on Friday and have a way last minute adventure to Salt Lake City. We got a hotel and decide that we wanted to take the kiddos to go see temple square!!! I quickly threw stuff in a bag and gathered up all we would need. We did not tell the kids what we were doing. They figured we were going somewhere when I asked them to bring me their toothbrushes!! As soon as Colin got the stuff int he car we were off. The kids only figured out we were going to Utah when they saw the " Welcome to Utah" sign. I had texted my 2 sister in laws and told them of our crazy adventure and hoped we could meet up with them. Ryan and Amanda were able to meet up with us that night at Chucky Cheese. The kids( both big and little ;) ) had a blast!!

The big kids having fun

Amanda and I, you can certainly tell whose daughter is whose!!

Alexa and Alli had fun playing together!!

this is one of my favorite pictures. It was so funny to watch Alli climb on stuff and try to help her parents play!!

On Saturday we were able to meet up with Erin Jeremy and kids on temple square. That was a lot of fun as well. The kids had a lot of fun playing with there cousins. I loved seeing all the things. I loved our little sweet tour guide for the conference center. I learned a lot of things. And it made me realize how much thought and effort our dear sweet prophets put in to each thing they do.

The Maughan and Bowler Kids

Colin decided to take individual pictures of the kids and I thought they turned out pretty cute!!

We were able to go to the roof of the church office buildings and see the veiw!!

So cute!

Stopping to smell the flowers

The kids all snuggled in fro the night in our hotel!!

I am so glad that we did this. We had tons of fun and it was just good to get out of Rexburg. It was weird for both of us to deal with traffic again, and weird people. How easy you forget what the " real world" is like. I don't know if that is a good or bad thing?!

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Recipe blog!!!

So I finally got around to starting the recipe blog that I have been dreaming up for quite some time. It is my way of getting you to share your Yummy recipes with me!! I would love to have as many Contributors as possible, we will be having different themes each week to make it fun. So if you would like to share some recipes let me know and leave me your email address and I will send you an invite so you can have access to the blog to post your recipes!! Check it out We are just getting started and if you'd like to join the fun let me know. If you just want to get some good recipes then keep checking back!! Happy Cooking!!!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Our Easter....

We had a really fun Easter this year. It was pretty low key but fun. The kids had fun dying eggs, it was fun to watch them figure out if they put it in different colors that it would make totally different colors. They really enjoyed themselves

And then here are the kids showing off some of there Easter treats and their cute new outfits.

Alexa has been doing this thing where she thinks she needs to close her eyes for pictures!!

My 2 handsome boys!!
I Always curl her hair for church. On Easter she had sponge curlers in her hair for hours. Her curl never holds. My sister in laws have even tried but no such luck. The curl is always gone by the time we get to church

My cute kids

Showing off their Easter baskets

Her bow that I made to match her dress!

We had Brian and Lacy over for Easter dinner. Alexa got some play makeup in her basket and Lacy was brave enough to let Alexa put some on her!! So cute!!

So it was a great day. We are thankful that Brian and Lacy were here to celebrate with us. Now the kids are on a huge sugar high from the candy, and grass from there baskets is in such random places. So now I'm off to hide the candy and to trash the grass!! Hope you had a good Easter too!!