Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween!!!

This is the first time in many, MANY years I dressed up for Halloween.  Myself, Dave, Kelsey and Josh went as the Scooby Doo Gang!  I have to was a fun time!  Hope you all are having a fun and safe Halloween!

To the Mystery Machine!!

Monday, August 27, 2012

School begins again

Since I now only post about 2x a year, I figured I was due!  So off we go!  School began again this year on August 15th.  It was a rough year for this mom!  Andrew is off to his first year of high school! There was some tears when I dropped him off, but I did manage to wait until I had drove away.   Ethan and Alex are rockin in out in 7th grade and Taryn is rounding out the pack in 3rd grade!  They are so talented and smart and I am blessed everyday to be their mom! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

My pretty girl is in the news!

See the great news article ran in our local paper about Taryn's pageant awards!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And the Worst Wife of the Year goes too.....

ME!!!!! On Saturday night, my so helpful husband helped me unload the Pathfinder after bringing some stuff home for the kids from my Mom and Dad. How did I repay him? By shutting his hand in the Pathfinder's tailgate....causing this....

He has a carpel/metacarpel dislocation. Basically it means that he torn the bone for his pinky out of the wrist and it got shoved under his ring finger. See XRAY picture below. The pen marks are where the bone is supposed to be sitting. Yeah, not good. He has surgery scheduled for Monday. They will hang his hand with weights and pop the joint back into place. they will then put in a screw from the outside of his hand through the bone to hold it in place while the ligaments scar down. Once that has been done (approx 4 weeks) they will remove the screw. So he's in the Splint for the next 4-6 weeks. Yep, I feel pretty bad about this one! Send your prayers for a quick recover for him!

Friday, August 19, 2011

1st day of school - 2011

I can't believe it's time to start another school year! Andrew is in 8th grade this year (Yikes! only 1 more year until high school!) Ethan and Alex are entering the middle school in 6th grade, and Taryn is the last Christensen kids at Westridge in
2nd grade! Their growth just amazes me. They are such smart, kind children and I feel so blessed every single day to be their mom!




Right after this picture was taken is when the boys refused to hug me outside of the car...

And, the best story of the day came about when I wanted to take this picture of Taryn with her new teacher Mrs. Hauge..

Me: Taryn I want to take your picture with your teacher..

Taryn: Mom!!! You're embarrassing me!!

Me: Just one more picture...

Taryn: Fine..(insert big sigh here)

Me: Say Cheese! (click)

Taryn: Ok Mom, that's can go now!

Me: "Tears"
I hope everyone had a great start to their school year too!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Davis v. 39.5

On June 18th, I threw Dave a surprise 1/2 birthday party! He will be 40 in Decemeber so I figured he wouldn't expect a party in June! He was super surprised and we had a really good time that night! Here are some pictures of his party!

Thursday, May 26, 2011


I am always proud of my children, everyday, but at the end of this school year, I'm going to recognize my Alex. He managed to rack up 5 awards for their end of the school year! He got perfect attendence, participant in Battle of the Books, high Recorder unit scores, A Presidential Academic Achievement award, and the Good Citizenship Award for his 5th grade class. Alex is a sweet, sensitive and caring boy who is going to grow up into a wonderful man someday. He has such a big heart, is so willing to care for others, and has no fear when it comes to people who are different from him. Congrats Alex, you made your family very proud today!!