Brothers and Buddies

What can I say about these boys-I just love them so much. They are such funny little kids. They fight like crazy, but they can make eachother laugh so hard. I love the relationship they have and I hope they continue to be close in the years to come. Caleb was a little surprise, but I think Heavenly Father knew what a blessing having these 2 so close together would be. My husband is a twin and he and his brother have a close relationship and I would love for them to have that. Im just so blessed to have these 2 sweet, crazy, loud, dirty boys.

This is by far my favorite picture of these two. It totally shows their personalities.

One more thing about these two...They love to pose it up.

Its Game Time

Holly and Tiare put together some fun games for the kids and had awesome prizes for all. The kids had so much fun. Thanks favorite aunties.

Water balloon toss (or drop)
Bubbles, bubbles, and more bubbles
3 legged races-Claire and Leila won the little kid race
The cool kids.
Tyson and Caleb came in a close 2nd behind the girls
Jake and Jonah won the big kids with Lani and Noah right behind. Good times.

Nothin like gettin a little wet

We Love Our Cousins

The kids had so much fun hangin out with their cousins. We love getting together and we will miss our Arizona cousins so much.

Inoke, Eli, Tyson, Caleb and Claire
Jonah, Jake and Noah

Sweet Drew


Fun times with the Lomu Fam

We had such a fun week with the Lomu family at my brother in laws, Scott, family cabin. It was so fun to hang out with everyone and to let the kids hang out with their cousins. This was a perfect way to say goodbye to the fam. Im so glad we got the chance to do this. (THANKS BUD!!!!)We got to ride the 4 wheelers, play horeshoes, watch movies in the awesome movie room, play games, the guys did some paintball, we went on hikes, ate some yummy food, and just enjoyed being together.
Playin horeshoes with Daddy
This is in the middle of the day. The kids played do hard that they would just crash out at all times of the day.
This has to be the worlds best playroom. Our kids rarely left this room. A rope swing, a blowup bounce house, basketball hoop, arcade video game, playhouse, a playground slide that goes down to the basement, a teter-toter, 6 futon beds where the kids slept, and best of all, a movie theater sized screen to watch movies. So cool.
Hangin out by the horeshoe pit-gettin ready for the big tournament.
The entire week the guys were finding various games to play and bet on.
Game nights were the funnest. We would put the kids down and play games. We had a pretty heated game of Mafia and had to settle down with a few rounds of the sign game. So much fun.

The guys took the kids to a beautiful lake by the cabin.
This bathtub is a jet tub, and the kids made sooooo many bubbles.

Moving...oh so much fun

We had no where to sleep, so we stayed at a hotel with a swimming pool. The kids loved it. (thanks dad!!)
Fun times in the moving truck

A face only a mother could love

We were so busy our kids went neglected for much of the time. This is what a 2 year old does when unsupervised.

I think we could give our kids boxes for christmas and they would be so happy. Who knew!!!!!
We only had 4 days to pack our house and this is how it looked for all 4days. Pure chaos.


Quiz Time

I took the challenge. I always pass these by, but I thought it would be fun. Enjoy

1. When was the last time you ran? I think I ran to catch Caleb from going into the street, does that count?
2. Do your jeans have rips, tears and holes in them? No
3. Do you get the full 8 hours of sleep a night? Whats sleep???
4. If you had someone "stop by" without you knowing what would your house look like? Right now, full of boxes and dirty laundry(i dont have a washer and dryer) Usually... full of toys and dirty laundry
5. Do you eat raw cookie dough? you betcha
6. Have you ever kicked a vending machine? does violently shaking count?
7.How do you eat an Oreo? In a sonic blast
8. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone? Im not that popular
9. Could you live without a computer? I could live, but what would be the point
10. Do you wear shoes in the house? No way. I dont think I ever wear shoes
11. At what age did you find out Santa wasn't real? Santas not real??
12. How many phones, house and cell phones are in your house? 2
13. Who would you call first if you won the lottery? I dont think I would want to admit that I actually played the lottery
14. Last time you saw your best friend? Im a loser
15. What jewelry are you wearing right now? wedding ring
16. What is the first thing you do when you get on-line? E-mail and then the celebrity news page. Its all about whats important in life.
17. Do you watch 'Grey's Anatomy'? Nope
18. How do most people spell your name? shelley
19. When was the last time you left your house? 7pm-took mother in law to airport
20. Do you return your shopping cart? Only if im parked next to the return.
21. What noise do you hear right now? Bear Grylls from man vs. wild, making yet another excuse to take his clothes off.
22. Who is the youngest in your family? Britney
23. Who does the dishes at your house? My housekeeper. Yea right, who do you think.
24. If all of your friends were going on a road trip, who would be most likely to over pack? And, who would most likely be driving? I would be driving and andrea would over pack.
25.Do your siblings ever pay for stuff for you? Yeah, sometimes
26. Do you know anyone with the same name as you? I dont think so
27. When was the last time you cleaned your toilets? Today
28. Do you watch movies with your parents? sometimes
29. Do you get your hair cut every month? I cut my hair probably 3 times a year.
30. What was the last thing you purchased? Coldstone

You know the drill, copy, paste, fill it out. You know you want to. Oh TAG!!!


Holy crap. This has to be one of the craziest times in my life. I think the day after my last post, our plans changed. We packed up and moved in 4 days. We couldnt have done it without all the help from our families. They totally saved us. We dropped our stuff off at our new house and then left that same day for a family vacation for a week. We have been here a week and things are finally settling down. My sweet mother in law came and helped for a couple days and really got a lot done, but we still have a LONG way to go. Its not so easy with 5 out of control, neglected kids. My kids have really been through a lot and hopefully things will settle and we can get back on schedule. This place is so beautiful and the weather is amazing. I cant wait to get out and explore and take advantage of all there is to do here. I have so many pictures to post, I am so far behind. I feel like ive been out of the country or in a dark hole and I cant wait to see what everyones been up to. We really miss everyone and Im so homesick. There have been times when I just want to go home and curl up on my bed in my small room in my house. That was all so comfortable and I really hate being out of my comfort zone. I know this place will feel like home once I get it all together. Anyway, enough of that. I hope that through these blog things we can stay in touch. I would hate to not know what everyone is up to. Snoop ya soon!!!!!!!


Our time here in Az is coming to a close. These last couple weeks are going to be crazy and im sure I wont have any time to blog. SO SAD. This will probably be my last post until we move and get settled. We are going to miss everyone here so much. Its going to be hard to go, but we are excited for this new adventure in our lives. Bill got a great job in Park City, so we will be living there for the next couple of years. Im not a huge snow lover, so this will be interesting. I guess since we have access to all those amazing ski slopes, we can teach our kids to ski and snowboard. That part should be fun. So, if anyone wants to come and visit, give me a hollar and come and stay with us, there are a lot of fun things to do in Park City; the outlet malls, ski slopes, alpine slide and the best thing of all, the famous people. You know im gonna be a huge stalker. So please, come visit. Im so glad that all my close family and friends have blogs so I can keep up on your lives. See ya all in about 3 weeks.