Saturday, December 13, 2008


Cameron Jensen, Jackson, and Cameron

This is Jackson, Cameron And their best friend from Utah, Cameron Jensen. For their birthday surprise Todd and I flew Cameron J. here to AZ for the weekend and we had one big party! The boys were so surprised and we had a great time. Cam J. kept telling us how warm it was here and how his dad would love this weather. The boys went swimming (even though the pool was freezing) played on our pirates ship, played football, went to the movies, an indoor bounce park, played football, went to see the beautiful Mesa AZ temple lights, ate A LOT, and did I mention that they played FOOTBALL? I kept asking his mom every time I talked to her if we could just keep him....but as we all know, all good things come to an end and we will be sad to see him go tomorrow! I assure you there will be tears, and probably mostly mine. Thanks Nicole and Jason for sharing your sweet son with us this weekend. The memories these boys made will not soon be forgotten. WE LOVE YOU CAMERON JENSEN!!!!

This is the boys at the Mesa Temple looking at the Christmas lights. I must say that this is the most beautiful display of lights I've ever seen! Cameron J. agreed with me aswell.

Happy Official World Race Day

So today December 13, 2008 was declared Official World Race Day by my sister-in-law
Annee. To back up a bit, Annee and her husband Darin used to live about 25 miles from us when we lived in Brigham City, UT. A few years ago we were at their home having a wonderful Sunday dinner (I miss those days Annee) and I picked up a Runners World magazine from her table and that's where it all began......So here I am today, about 30 5K's, maybe 20 or so 10K's, several 15K's, at least a dozen half marathons, and 5 MARATHONS later! THANKS ANNEE!
Back to my story; Annee now lives in Korea and she decided to ask anyone from around the world to join her in a race....what a great idea! I have to admit that if I hadn't committed to her I may not have done it. A promise is a promise! At first she asked everyone to train for a 1/2 marathon because she hadn't been able to find that distance in Korea in the winter(I wonder why) and that we all could run it on the same day all around the world-so I told her I'd be the AZ rep. Now let me remind you that I had twins, yes 2 babies about 14 weeks ago and for some reason I was really giddy and excited to get back to my running. My mind and my heart were committed, just not my legs and my lungs. I told Annee it probably wouldn't be pretty....but I would try. Well to make a LONG run and LONG story short- I didn't quite get to 13.1 today, but I did 8 LONG miles. One for each of my kids, one for my husband (and cheerleader), and one for you Annee. I thought of our last marathon we ran together and the great memories that were made-I hope it's not the last! Thanks for getting me out there, getting me started and getting me home! Love you Annee!

Monday, December 8, 2008


So yesterday was the ultimate pictures! I thought the last few Christmas cards we did pretty good, but throw 2 more babies in there and what do you get? I'll tell you....2 ten year olds that think its funny to pull crazy faces, a 7 year old who's smile is fake-and conveniently "forgot" how to do a real smile, a 5 year old girl...I mean 16 year old DRAMA QUEEN who thinks we are all here for her, 2 babies who wont look up at the camera for anything, a husband who was actually a pretty good sport but secretly is wondering why we even bother, and a stressed out mom who cant remember the last time she got dressed up for anything! Well truth be told I guess we did o.k. Now to get them all mailed out by Christmas is another story!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Baby Blessing

We finally got around to blessing Rigdon and Maddox. Here is our first family picture with all of us together!

Rigdon has discovered his tongue!
Maddox is always happy and easy going!
The lone Earnest representative...Thanks Marcus!

Friday, November 7, 2008

Halloween 2008

Back: Dead Grandma (Jackson), Dead Rodeo Clown (Cameron)
Front: Fancy Nancy (Ellie), Football Player (Chase)
All of the Cousins
Trick-or-Treating in Granddad's Train
Fancy Nancy and Super Girl
Dead Grandma with Rockwell
Football Player

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

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Seminoles Improve to 3-0

The Mesa Seminoles improved to 3-0 on the young season with with a convincing 20-6 win over the Scottsdale Sandsharks on Saturday. The game was close going into half-time, but the Seminoles turned it on in the second half to pull away!

Cameron is starting center and a defensive subsitute. Jackson is starting wing-back and defensive end. Chase is a starting offensive tackle. All three of the boys are doing an awesome job and having lots of fun! Here are a few photos from Saturdays game.

This is one I took of two brothers on the team, taking a little break on the water cart during the second half.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Football Season

I don't know if Todd could be more proud. Here he is watching a BYU football game on a saturday afternoon with all of his boys...yes all 5 of them and to all you new lookers you are not seeing double! Maddox and Rigdon are on the couch very content enjoying their first BYU football game , Cam and Jax are cheering on their fav team and Todd and his "mini-me" Chase are taking it all in as well....could it be a better day? (Of course me and Ellie are off to the mall and that is why I like football season too!)

Friday, September 5, 2008

White Mountain Weekend!

Amber announced last week that it was time to get out of the heat and spend a weekend together as a family...alone. So we packed up, hit the road, and landed in Pinetop, AZ for Labor Day weekend...located in the beautiful White Mountains of Northern Arizona!

The drive up was a little that we've maxed out the Suburban! No more "buffer" seats available to keep the kids at arms distance.

Ellie could barely be seen behind the two new carseats.

Once we arrived at the Cabin, the boys relaxed and spent some quality time with their new brothers.

Cameron, Jackson, and Chase decided to go on a snake hunt Saturday morning.

And they actually found a snake!

We had a picnic Saturday afternoon...

Rode Grandads four-wheeler...

And had a great time at the fast track! Chase set the record for the most wipeouts!

The kids planned a great spaggehti and meatball dinner...and it was delicious!

We played some football in the backyard...

And all-in-all had a great weekend together as a family!

Saturday, August 23, 2008