Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Family Fun!

It is ridiculous how out of order these pictures are. I do apologize:) Last week my Uncle Michael was here at my grandpa's with his family. They went home the day that we went to Independence. Then my Uncle Clark came with his family. It was sad that we couldn't ALL be together at the same time but it was so much fun to see everyone and to just hang out! I truly love being with my family. I think my Aunts and Uncles are the best and I love love LOVE my cousins. They are all so cute and fun to be with! I missed the ones that weren't here:(

I think this is my favorite picture. It totally illustrates our whole family. We love to just sit and sing. My Uncle Michael is great at the guitar and an amazing singer. We did a pretty sweet version of I Heard Him Come. It was so fun:) Click here to see my Uncle perform at Stake Conference:  Michael Christensen singing

me and Michael boxing. I totally kicked his booty.

Both of my silly brothers

Zach on the Rock

My cousins, Taft and Nolan just outside of a mine shaft that they climbed through.

My mom and her brother. 

Me and MY brother:)

Lily, Zach and Raquel

This is inside of a mine that we like to go visit. It is really cool! We walk in about a half mile, maybe a little more and there is a big opening. There is a mine shaft that you can climb out of onto the top of the mountain. My brothers and sister and my cousins all did it. Growing up I was always too afraid to try (there are warning signs telling you not to because the ladders could collapse, Hello!). And now I can't because have have babies to take care of. So I can't die. 
Anyway, The opening to the mine is so big that you can drive a car through it, a big car. Like my parents' Excursion for example:) When I was in high school our family and the our friends the Whitneys drove in and camped. It was a fun ONE time experience. I won't ever do it again! It is the darkest dark you can ever imagine when all the lights are off. But thats not why I wouldn't do it again. It is crazy dusty in there! You come out filthy dirty!!!

Geri headed up the shaft. Crazy girl!

Okay and here we are back at the Science Museum. It was tons of fun!!! I thought climbing the rock wall would be totally easy but its a lot harder than it looks!

We went to watch an Under the Sea movie at the Omni theater. It was fun:)

This is the only pic I am posting of our push-up contest on the kitchen floor. But we had a lot of participants. Michael, Zach, my cousin Tyler, my Uncle Michael, my dad, my grandpa, my mom, Andrew, me (with ONE whole push-up) am I forgetting anyone??? Oh. and Lily and Kaylee. It was so funny!

I am so totally freaked out in this pic. I have recently developed a fear of heights. I have no idea where it came from. 

I forgot to take a picture of how high up in the air we were. It was so freaky!

Zach and my pretty little sister, Emma! We made her climb the rock!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Zach is HOME!

Yay! My brother came home from his mission last Thursday! He served in Bahia Blanca, Argentina. He now speaks Spanish fluently and it's seriously amazing to hear him speak! It's the best ever having him home. Zach is so much fun to hang out with; I can't believe I lived without him for two years!!

I love this pic, especially my Uncle Michael stretching.

We were all totally crying!

Our waiting group. People probably thought we were crazy. Zach walked through the doors and he was hugging everybody and the people who weren't hugging him were taking pictures of him. We had two video cameras rolling and we were all crying. What a sight, haha!

This guy proposed to his girlfriend while we were greeting Zach. It was so cute, of course I had to get a picture!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

All About Riley

Here are just a bunch of pictures of Riley. I just think she is so cute and I love her so much. Today is like the first day in her little life that she's worn something besides pajamas or a plain onesie. I thought I would document it:)

This is how I found her the other day, sound asleep. I know she looks like a crazy person dressed her. I had just found the hat and wanted to try it on her little head. Then I forgot to take it off. The leggings under her little gown weren't necessary either, I just felt like putting them on her:)

Here she is looking much cuter:) I actually have no idea where this outfit came from except for the shoes. They're from Shalyce, thanks Shalyce!! The onesie appeared out of nowhere and the dress is actually a 6-9 month shirt. I have never seen it before, so if you happened to give it to us then thank you very much! It makes an adorable dress and it will make an adorable shirt in six months or so.

Cute little smile! We just love our baby Riley!!!