Friday, March 30, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Pictures and Videos

These are videos from my phone. We can't hook our camera up to our new computer so we don't have very good quality video's. Hopefully we will be able to hook up the camera to the next computer.
Zion was just being cute.


LOUD!!! You may want to turn off your sound,
but it is soo cute; at least I think so.

We love crabs - actually they love crabs (not me).

Teancum gains his freedom, but it doesn't last long.

More pic's from my phone.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Moving into TVA

We started the year off in Silicon Valley then moved on to Sacramento. After Sacramento we were homeless for the summer and had tons of fun! At the end of the summer we moved to Hawaii where we have lived in 3 different homes. In total (if you count the homes we stayed in during our summer expedition) we have lived in 8 different homes covering 7 cities and 3 states. All this transition fit into 9 months.

This is where we lived in San Jose; it is not my video, but I am not entirely sure it isn't our exact apartment.

This was where we lived in Sacramento. It was just a few minutes from my dad's house.

This is the second place we lived at in Hawaii.

We got into student housing at TVA. We only had a couple of days to pack everything up and move so things look a little crazy, but this is where we are living now. I will try to get updated video of what it looks like now, but in the mean time this can give you an idea.

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Grandma asked for pictures and we can't keep a good grandma waiting any longer, so here we go...
We had pictures done in September - right before we left for Hawaii. Here are a few of my favorites.

This was Zion's first temper tantrum. She was trying to eat a bug and I took it away. It was hilarious!

This was the insanity we got off the plane with - I would not recommend it to a friend.
First tornado I have ever seen in person. We watched it forming and then it hung around for maybe 10 minutes, but never touched ground.

Here are some of my favorite pix from 2011.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Family trip to San Fran

During spring break we took a little trip to San Francisco to go to the Children's Discovery Museum. The kids absolutely loved it there!! Here are just a few - or MORE pictures of our trip. It may be hard to imagine, but the pictures posted are just a small sample of those that I took that day.

This is just a building that we saw while waiting for Ty get his India (for a summer trip) Visa.
Pretty cool and very San Francisco'ish.

This was a fun little boat - it is set up on some type of massive air tube that gives it a very a real life sway, as if you were on the water. The kids (particularly Moroni) loved playing on it.

Here Ty had crawled through an "underground" tunnel to go inside the "water" that was under the boat. He played a little game of "peek-a-boo" with Teancum; or at least he tried, Teancum was too interested in the fish to even notice his daddy there. Moroni LOVED these trains; it was hard to get him to even look at anything else. He could have stayed at this table all day.

The ocean / wave room was Ty's favorite. Go figure :)

This was the same room - just the other side of the room from the wave where Ty was playing.
They had a bunch of costumes that the kids could put on and see themselves on TV screens pretending to be different kinds of fish - here Moroni was a seahorse.
This was so much fun - Moroni was making the birds fly with his little wheel and Ty was moving the ocean and sailboat.
This was another area of the museum; here the kids could learn about "animal secrets. Below both boys were dressed up as little squirrels and had climbed into a tree with their dad.
Teancum loved being an eagle or at least he loved the eagles nest. I don't think he cared very much for the little boy stealing the eagles away though :)
This is Moroni and daddy taking a tree apart to see what lives inside it and then they put the puzzle back together.
This is Moroni playing outside as a construction worker.

I think that this was my favorite area. The kids were given paint, squirt bottles and brushes and they were let loose on huge windows.

As you can see the windows were large enough to entertain children of all sizes. On the other side of this "artsy" area they had all kinds of materials and supplies to do arts and crafts. I got so busy working on my craft project and entertaining Teancum that I didn't really get pictures in there.
Ty and Moroni crawling through a cave in the "tot spot" section of the museum.

Here Moroni is trying to fit shapes into the appropriate holes.

Moroni had a blast jumping on through these lily ponds; Teancum is so wobbly still he doesn't really need lily ponds for excitement.
In-between two lily ponds there was a tunnel going through a waterfall that the kids could climb through. I got some cute pictures of Moroni and daddy in the tunnel together.

This is an underwater area where the kids could "walk" on water, similar to the lily ponds, but they were completely surrounded by water. I tried to get a good picture of Teancum looking at the fish swimming above his head, but this is the best I got.
Teancum just being cute while he was exploring the "tot spot". The coolest thing about his area is it is made for babies. Children above 42" isn't even allowed inside.
This was the outside area of the "tot spot". Teancum LOVED this area; I think he could have stayed all day here. The water was really cold, but he didn't care. He really loves playing in water. Isn't he sooo cute!

They sure had fun jamm'n together.

This is a picture from the parking lot - Teancum loved feeding the birds and chasing them all over the parking lot.
This was just the drive over there - a fun little shot of the golden gate.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Daddy and happy little boy.

This was the first time Teancum ran to the door to greet his daddy. He now does it everytime daddy comes home!

Aren't they precious!!

Little Bonfire with friends.

We love fires! And we miss doing this with friends in Hawaii, but it is fun to be able to share the experience with our kids now. We had our bonfire in Santa Cruz with another couple from our ward. I wish I could take credit for the pictures, but Tina took most of them and did an incredible job!!

This is my favorite picture!!