Monday, December 12, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Posted by Kari at 12:49 PM
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
One month ago my mom turned 60! The sisters that live here in Colorado planned a party for her. My mom and dad flew out for the weekend. The weather did not cooperate but we had a great time. The party was on Saturday night followed by a sleep over. It was fun to have everyone spend the night and be together in the morning too.
The decorations were 50's style since she was born in 1951.
The adults enjoying some ambiance while eating in a room separate from the kids. We had a Cafe Rio style meal. It turned out delicious. And we even had enough leftovers for the next day.
Kids awaiting for the party to start!
Carin was in charge of the games. It was so much fun. One game was family feud. And of course it was boys vs. girls. This is Haylie and Cade trying to hit the buzzer first. The questions were all about mom and we had answered the questions a few weeks before. It was fun to hear what everyone thought about mom.
Posted by Kari at 6:04 AM
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Last month Matt's parents came for a visit. We had so much fun with them here. On Saturday afternoon we went to a local pumpkin patch. It was the best pumpkin patch I've ever been to. There were so many different activities. We had fun going through a corn maze. This was something I had never done before. Everyone got to pick out their own pumpkin. Haylie wasn't with us because she was busy getting ready for the Homecoming dance.
Posted by Kari at 2:34 PM
So I'm a little behind with my blogging so I'm hoping to catch up.
Posted by Kari at 2:23 PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Posted by Kari at 9:01 PM
Saturday, October 1, 2011
So I never thought I would ever have to write about something as horrible as this. I'm mostly writing all of this down so that I don't forget the details of this day. All of the pictures were taken from my phone.
Wednesday morning, September 28th started off normal. I got Haylie off to school for 6 am seminary. Matt left earlier than normal for work. He was gone around 6:45. The boys were up early too. We are reading Harry Potter right now so I read to them around 7:30 am while they were eating breakfast. We read our scriptures and said family prayers. I took Cade to school. I got home around 8:05. Weston and Tanner love to play outside before school starts and the weather has been so awesome lately that they ride their scooters or bikes around before leaving for school. I got home from taking Cade and Tanner was not home. This is not unusual. He often goes to the park which is across the street to ride around or catch bugs. I started picking up the house and doing the dishes. Ryder was with me in the kitchen. Weston said, "I'm going to go find Tanner." Looking back now I have to think this was a prompting that he listened to.
Minutes later he came running through the door out of breath yelling that Tanner had been hit by a car.
I asked him where he was. The park he said. I told him as I ran out the door that he had to watch Ryder and that he could put him in the stroller and find us. I ran as fast as I could. I rounded the corner and I couldn't believe what I saw. A firetruck, ambulance, police man, all sorts of neighbors, cars parked everywhere, and my little Tanner in the middle of it all being huddled over.
"Are you mom?" This was the first question I was asked. I was grabbed by the arm by the paramedic and given the report. I was asked his name and birth date. I was so happy to see him screaming and being difficult for the people. This is what made me know he was going to be alright. He was being very vocal that he did not want the neck brace put on him. They told me to try and see if I could calm him down. He was in shock his poor little body was shaking. He has to go to the hospital to be checked out is what the paramedic told me. I wasn't allowed in the ambulance. They whisked him away pretty quickly. Someone on the scene called Matt for me. Weston turned the corner with Ryder in the stroller. Weston had some very teary eyes. The neighbor that I sent to check on the baby was with them. I found out later that the first people on the scene were a nurse who teaches CPR and first aid, and then a doctor. Really?!? The miracles keep adding up.
I finally look around. There is the car that hit Tanner in the middle of the street. It has cracks all through it's windshield. Dents on the side of the car near the headlight and a broken headlight. Wow is all I thought. The police man approached me and told me that the car had been going 20 mph and saw Tanner at the last second and realized that Tanner wasn't going to stop and hit his brakes. It was Tanners "fault" because he had not stopped at the stop sign.
Matt gets home. He is wheeling the bike and Tanner's helmet. He was wearing a helmet!!! What a blessing. I show the neighbor where the baby's things are. The principal walks Weston to school. I call my friend Shannon from church to come take care of Ryder. Matt and I drive to the hospital together. We get there and they escort us through some back door. Tanner has all sorts of nurses, and doctors surrounding him. They are doing an ultrasound to check for internal injuries. It all looks fine they say. An IV had been started in the ambulance and they begin to give him pain medicine. This really helps calm him down. He hates the neck brace and the Mickey mouse stuffed animal that they gave him. Next is X-rays. The doctor says there is a good chance that his right femur is broken. That is the leg with all of the injuries to it. All X-rays come back perfect. No broken bones. The cat scan is next. Also perfect, no damage to the brain or bleeding. The only explanation is a miracle! It is finally quiet for a minute. We are alone with Tanner and Matt is able to give him a priesthood blessing.
We came home from the hospital the next day at 10 am. When Weston came home from school that day he had all sorts of trinkets from Tanner's classmates. Some pieces of Euro in tupperware, a sweatband, more cards and this most adorable homemade teddy bear. Tanner loves the bear. And I can't believe someone I've never met would take the time to make it. Isn't the world filled with wonderful people? This is a picture of what Tanner looks like today with his new teddy bear. 3 days later. Just a black eye. He is still limping some but he is acting like his normal self. We are so grateful. There were so many miracles that day. I am grateful that the Lord protected Tanner. I know miracles are real. We love you Tanner.
Posted by Kari at 7:14 PM
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
|We spent a week of July in Steamboat Springs Colorado. This was a super fun week and we loved discovering this fun city. This was the whole family except for Tim's family who is in London.|
I seriously could move to Steamboat.
|Matt and Sara on the Alpine slide.|
|Sara, Sawyer, and Lilly on the way to check out the down hill ski slope.|
|Tanner on the fake horse outside a shop. We all went horseback riding later in the week but he ended up getting off his horse because he was too scared. You can't blame him, he has been a city kid all of his life.|
|All of the grandkids bought this cute cowboy hats. They wore them later on in the week to the rodeo.|
|I had the best steak at this restaurant but I also wanted to show the beautiful hanging flower baskets that were all over Steamboat. They really were so beautiful.|
It was such a fun week.
If you ever get a chance to go to Steamboat you have to go!
Posted by Kari at 9:52 AM