Sunday, December 28, 2008

A visit to Roosevelt!

We couldn't stand to not see Nicoley, Bry and kids over Christmas so now that mom and dad had made it ... we took a drive out to Roosevelt for the day! We had a little baby shower for Presley too :) Sis made a great dinner and we had a great time again with the family! Luckily the roads stayed clear too! Thanks Sis for letting us come! We can't wait to meet Presley!!!

Friday, December 26, 2008

Merry, Merry Christmas!!!

This year Christmas morning {luckily} wasn't too early ... me and Tone were up wrapping presents until 2:00 in the morning and it's good the kids were able to sleep in a little! Baylee woke up and was so excited! We were all so spoiled and it was so great to be together as a family! Boston got a train set, Baylee got a Nintendo DS (she could hardly stand it she was so excited!) Anthon got a new punching bag and speed bag set and I got some awesome handmade shelfs from Tone and some diamond earrings. Spoiled is an understatement! We feel so blessed for all we have! My mom and dad came over and spent most of the afternoon with us and we got a visit from Joe, Jenn and the kids too! We waited ever so paitently for Tone's mom and dad and Jesse to get here safely from Washington too! The roads were so terrible and it took twice as long as it should've but at 5 minutes after midnight ... they made it! We were up pretty late to continue our celebrating with them! Our Christmas got to be spread out a couple days and we had our big Christmas dinner with them and enjoyed every minute!

Our Christmas Dinner ...

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Eve at Grandma D's

Our family has a tradition to spend Christmas Eve at Grandma Dunford's and dress up, have a nice dinner, and each family performs some talents :) Baylee worked really hard at learning "Where are you Christmas?" by Cindy Loo Hoo and Boston would say "Ho, Ho, Ho" ... when they got in front of the family the stage fright set in and it didn't exactly happen. They did act out in the Nativity though ... Boston was a shepherd and Baylee was supposed to join Aspyn and Charly as an angel but decided she wanted to be a shepherd like Bos. They were so cute and we had a great night! Santa brought a few gifts before we left so we hurried home to get to bed so we didn't miss him ... Baylee was so excited and it is so magical this year! Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Once there was a snowman!

Another downpour of snow and the kids were itching to get out the door! Tone helped Bay and Bos create a snowman friend and gave them quite a fun ride in the sled! Such a fun daddy! We love the snow and are so excited for this Christmas week with Tone home!

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Neil & Maddy Visit!

We got to have {visitors} for the night! It was so fun to see Uncle Neil and Maddy! Bay went to the Polar Express that night [I'll post pics soon!] and we went to dinner at Braza Grill ... yum! Bos really liked Uncle Neil and was on his lap and in his arms the whole time! Bay was by Maddy's side like glue too! Thanks for the visit! Love you guys!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Our {favorite} new CD!

Last Saturday my mom and dad took us couple kids to the Voice Male Christmas concert and it was soooo fun! Anthon even liked it :) They did a whole bunch of kids songs from their new album {Kid Stuff} and it was so great that I went and got it yesterday for Baylee and Boston ... they so love it and I can't stop singing the songs! They get way stuck in your head but they are soooo cute! You can check it out on their website ... it's worth the $16 we paid at Deseret Book :)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Sledding at Happy Hollow :)

So we {finally} got some snow! Yay! Baylee was SOOOOO excited to go sledding. We ran over to Happy Hollow for a couple hours :) It didn't last too long due to cold hands ... I just went to the store to get 'real' mittens that aren't just yarn so they get wet in 2 seconds ... next sledding experience should be better! But, we had fun! (Actually the pic at the top left of the collage was right before Tone crashed with both kids! They were headed in a hole when I took the pic and I put my camera down and saw both kids explode from the sled ... they all laughed though so no harm done ... Bos got his first whitewash with a little mud too!)

Friday, December 5, 2008

a little Christmas preview

Tonight we went with April and Dustin and kids to take some pictures for our Christmas cards! The kids were pretty cooperative considering how dang cold it was! We have red noses in most of the pics but they turned out pretty dang cute I think! Here's a couple of my favs ...

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Thanksgiving ...

Thanksgiving morning we woke up and were talking about what we are thankful for and Baylee said immediately "Heavenly Father, Jesus, our Prophet, Mommy, Bossy, Daddy, Baylee and Daddy's work" ... we don't drill that in at all :) It is all so true though! We feel so incredibly blessed for our family, friends, our home, our ward and keeping Tone busy with work at this time! We spent the day at my mom's celebrating with her side of the family and not only had 1 day of good eatin' but 2! We celebrated Thanksgiving with dads side of the family at their house on Friday too! We had a great weekend and ate way more than was necessary! But I guess we can get away with it this time of year :) Here's a few pics of the fun!

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Baby Caroline gets blessed!

Tonight Joe and Jenn had my dad bless Caroline at their home and it was so nice! We had all the family there and she looked like an angel! Thanks for letting us share in such a special blessing!

Sometimes church is a chore! ...

Today was like every other Sunday in that it is always so hard to get to church on time! 11 comes too fast! I got Boston ready first and tried really hard to keep him happy because come 10:30 he's ready for a nap so I just need to get him to Sacrament and he can crash. Well about 10:50 I started scrambling to finish up me and Baylee and Boston had disappeared but I didn't think much of it and Anthon finished getting ready so he went to grab Bos and take him to the car ... then I hear "Jennie! You're not going to believe where Bos is!!" Then I hear Bos screaming and he had climed up on my bar and then over into the sink and cranked the water on himself and was drenched! I took a picture just cuz he still looked so cute and then stripped him down and put him to bed ... getting him dressed once is enough for me and we were late at this point so he won and got to go to bed :) Me and Tone still had to trade off to go to our classes but it was a day off for the kids!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Girls Night!

We have always gone as a family to 'The Nutcracker' every year and have usually had to drag the boys along so we got smart and decided to make it a girls night this year! It was so fun! April took Savanah and Charly and I took Baylee. We went to Olive Garden for dinner, which Baylee ordered 'breadsticks with balfredo sauce' as she calls it :) The girls were so excited for the ballet! After the first couple scenes and the lights would go down and everyone would clap, Baylee started asking me if it was over and then she started to think she was ready for it to be over! Intermission was a good break and then there was a little left in Act 2 before the end. She did really good and loved watching them dance ... next year it might not seem as long for her but she enjoyed being with the girls and reminded her daddy all day that it was just for her and mom and he wasn't allowed :) Love you girlfriend!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

M.I.A. ?! I'm back!

I felt like I have been MIA for a while now! Between all the family birthdays, baby showers, the elections, our anniversary and YW ... I have been slightly overwhelmed! It has been a whirlwind and I can't believe how fast the past month has gone! I feel like I've neglected my family, friends and my blog so much that I'm going to try to catch up before the holidays engulf me! ha! Tonight we had our Young Women in Excellence and it was seriously awesome! It has been soooo time consuming but soooo worth it now we had the finale of it! Our theme this year has been "Steadfast and Immovable, always abounding in Good Works" ... how fitting eh?! I kept thinking thoughout the elections and with Prop 8 how necessary it is for us to be "Steadfast and Immovable" on so many issues. I really do try to be tolerant of people and feel that we were all given free agency and we do get to use that gift but so many things right now effect my family and children and it is so important to listen to our prophets council and be "Immovable" on so many things facing us. Our whole theme tonight was "Like the Stars" (steadfast and constant) and we had a Oscars, movie star thing going and really had fun with the girls! Baylee was very involved and dressed up with us all tonight too! It is so fun she can see how good these young women are at such a young age and she really does look up to them. She learned the song and sang with us all tonight too! It really was kind of a family affair because Tone came and helped in the concessions and we borrowed my parents old fashioned popcorn machine and he put it to work :) Bos enjoyed the popcorn and had root beer for the first time and I think he drank the whole thing! I am so lucky to have such a supportive family! This is an awesome video my good friend Ivonne had found on YouTube and we showed it tonight ...

Sunday, November 9, 2008

5 years goes too fast!

It was our 5 year anniversary this weekend! I can't believe how fast it has gone by! I guess alot has happened though ... we've moved 3 times, started Tone's business, had 2 kids, and grown closer everyday! I am so glad I chose to marry Anthon! He is such a hard worker and great husband and dad! He decided we needed some serious R&R this weekend and we got it! He first took the kids the whole morning so I could go get my hair done and then he took me to New Image Day Spa for massages and pedicures (yes, he got it too!) he did complain a little after because his feet were "too smooth"! Then he took me to dinner at Timbermine and up to Alaskan Inn for the night! It was sooooo nice and a much needed retreat! Thanks honey!! I love you and appreciate you more than you know! <3

Oh and thanks to my parents and Jesse for tag teaming and watching the kids so we didn't have to worry about them :)

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Halloween ... Muah-hahahaha!

I came from a pretty big Halloween family :) My mom never misses a year without going all out on her costume! This year Baylee came up with our theme of 'The Wizard of Oz' and got everyone involved! Jesse was excited to be the Tin Man and with the arrival of his girlfriend for the weekend, she graciously was our Glenda ... so we had the whole crew! We had a great night of trick-or-treating ... a little short lived but fun! The kids got tired really fast! Here's the crew ... I'll add a few more pics as I get them from other sources too :) I didn't get one of the whole Stettler crew but they looked great too!

the swamp thing!

a deer and her hunters

Cruella DeVille and one of her puppies!

The good and the bad!

My favorite Bay pics!

My favorite Bos pics!

Thursday, October 30, 2008

a sneak preview ...

My little Dorothy!

Lions and tigers and bears, oh my!!

Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 20, 2008

For FHE we decided to have Lynsie, Luke and Ken over and carve us up some pumpkins! We had so much fun! I made a pot of some Cheesy Potato Soup, which was so yummy and warm after being out in the cold :) We are definitely in the Halloween spirit!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Baylee = helper!

Tonight Bos was getting tired fast and I went to get jammies on him and Baylee knew the next step was getting a bottle ready and putting him to bed. She decided to help save me a step and made a bottle for me! Sweetheart huh?! Well she put about 20 scoops in the bottle and then filled it to the top with a little bit of water, it was a concrete/powder mess! So sweet though! She worked so hard on it and had bits of powder in her hair too! She was beaming when I came in and said "look mom! I got his bottle all ready for Boston so he can sleep better!" I love her! It only cost me $5 in formula but was well worth the smile :)

Happy Birthday Jessica!!

Today is my little sister's birthday! It's always fun to get another year older :) Jess is a great wife, mom, sister, friend, and aunt! We had a great dinner and enjoyed the night as a family! Hope you had a great day! Love you!

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Recap time!

It's been a while since I've been able to post and nothing too exciting has happened but we've been constantly busy!! So here's our recap starting with the most recent :) ...

Sunday night our stake had a YM/YW fireside with Sis. Dalton! It was so awesome and I talked Anthon into coming with me and Jesse was sweet enough to stay with the kids :) She gave an awesome talk and challenged us all to 'change the world' by being 100% in 3 things everyday ...

1- Pray!
2- Read the scriptures for 5 minutes
3- Smile!

Simple enough huh?! We decided in our home to be 100% and it's been really fun to do so far! Baylee is even understanding it! I'm so glad we could go and listen to her!

We also got tons of snow on sunday and Baylee couldn't have been more excited! She woke up and looked out the window and started jumping up and down screaming "yay! it's Christmas!!" thank heavens it's not yet! She is so funny! As soon as church was over she was in snow clothes!

Saturday Hunter turned 1! Wow he's sooo big! He had a party and really enjoyed his cake!!

Bay found a new friend in Roxy that night (Brian and Suzanne's puppy) ... She wants one pretty bad now and keeps telling me Dorothy needs Toto so she needs a puppy like that :)

The party was fun! As always the kids had fun together :)

I've been doing lots of winter preparation ... cleaning out closets etc. I got alot of canning done! Yay! It's so nice to have peaches and pears! I haven't gotten to my tomatoes yet so I might not make it!

Bay is becoming a little artist too! She is really into drawing pictures of our family :)

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Uncle Jess :)

We LOVE Uncle Jess! It's so fun to have him here on a semi-permanent basis :) He's been such a big help to Tone with work and the kids LOVE him too! Baylee asks every night if she can sleep in his room. Every day she can't wait til he comes home from work with daddy! He's so cute with Boston too! We are so lucky to have him as a brother and uncle!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Boston Walking!!

Bos has been taking some precarious steps for a bit now, but he's got it down pretty good! This is one of the first times he started taking steps together (sorry it's taken me so long to download it!) Now I'm really in for it, another big kid! Oh and sorry you have to kink your head to watch it :)

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Visitors :)

We had Nicole and Brydon up here this weekend! Yay! It was so fun to see them twice in 2 weeks! Saturday me, Sis and Lynsie went to a baby shower for our cousin Alli and then Tone and Bry went riding up Bountiful canyon when we got back. We had a late dinner that night with everyone and then Sunday after church we had a big roast dinner ... it was so nice! Lynsie brought fresh potatoes to go with it! It was great and so fun to have them all here! Here's a few pics of the kids ... they found the sprinklers very entertaining :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Bay's new hair-do!

Today we were over at Jess's and we were looking through some projects in her craft room, the boys had pulled out a bunch of scissors to play with and they aren't the sharp ones so we didn't think much about it. I suddenly realized it was way too quiet and Baylee was MIA with a few scissors. I walked into Hunter's room and found this ...
Sooooo scary! My heart stopped seeing all the hair that was cut off and thinking she would be bald! This is what she did to her pony tail ... I figured we might get lucky and be able to layer it depending on where it was cut from. I pulled her pony out and this is what we saw ... Ahhh! Slighty one sided eh?! So in a panic I called April and was thinking of how I was going to get her hair in braids for Halloween since she's planning on being Dorothy. When in doubt ... April is the best! and she pulled off the layering ... Thanks April! I think she looks more grown up now but she has a cute 'do' in spite of it all!