Thursday, May 31, 2007


We are officially moving on Saturday. I have been busy getting boxes, packing, getting more boxes and packing some more. Plus, it is a lot more difficult to pack when you have to plan it around naps. Our house will hopefully be livable in the next couple of weeks so thankfully the Alexander's are letting us bum off them until we can move into our house. We can't wait to have more space and a nice place to call home.

Oh, congratulations to our two high school graduates. We love you and wish you the best.

Sam's brother Mike with our grandma and grandpa Alexander. They are the new State Champs in 4A soccer thanks to Mikes 2 goals. Mike is sending his mission papers in a month and we are so excited for his future.
Katie is graduating from beauty school on June 7th. It's the best to have another hair stylist in the family, too bad she is not in Utah. I am excited to see you at graduation. Can you believe my little sister is graduating? Where has the time gone?

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Little Boy's are the Best!

They are just the best little buddies. Thanks mom for the matching shirts.
Sammy likes to get into my jewelry, Sam doesn't know about this.
Enjoying his Popsicle while watching his Uncle Mike play soccer.
We went to the zoo for Dean's birthday. Can you believe these turkey's are just walking around? The boys loved it, they were in animal heaven.
How do they measure up?
The monkey's were the kid's favorite.
Sammy thought he was allowed to get in with the giraffe's.
Dean can't get enough of his cousin Charly. He likes to smother her with hugs and kisses.
If you look close you can see the bears fighting in the background, it reminded me all too well of my boys.
We had such a good time at the zoo. The boys were the perfect age and I think it's their new favorite place.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Sam is Graduated!

March 4th, 2007: Graduated with his MBA from the University of Utah
The whole family at the Little America for lunch before Graduation. Sam's brother Johnny was also graduating with his Bachelor's in History. Good luck in your Master's program Johnny, Rach, and Charly.
Sammy had a good time walking with his dad.
The boys conked out during the graduation ceremony.
Dean was so proud of his daddy.
I am so proud of you Sam. Happy day.
Thanks Allen and Denise for all your support. We love you.
It was fun to have you with us mom and grandma. The kids are going to miss you.
Life is so exciting. This was such a fun weekend. It was great to have my mom and grandma here. It's always fun to get a little spoiled and have extra babysitters for the boys. The boys loved their grandma's around. Sam has really worked hard for this day and we couldn't be more proud of him. It was so fun to see him walk and accept his diploma. He really made the most out of his education and soaked all of it in. This was such a wonderful opportunity and it's crazy it's over. Congratulations Sam and we love you.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

New House and Weekend Boating Trip

I purposely didn't show pictures of the inside yet. It is such a mess as we are currently ripping out floors and patching up walls. It's just a cute little house and we love it. We (the kids mostly) are especially excited about the big backyard. Something we have been in dying need of since Sammy started walking. Though, I am going to have to start learning how to garden, weed, and take care of fruit trees. I am always up for a challenge.
Dean with his grandma Alexander. The kids actually do really well with their life jackets on. Something they better get used to.
Not too bad for an old guy.
Almost ready to land his back flip.
Have you ever surfed behind a boat? It's so fun and the craziest thing. You actually surf on the wake the boat creates without using a rope.
Sammy is definitely our boater baby. He begs to get on grandpa's boat and loves to help drive. He never gets boared of being on the boat.
Sam's parents; Allen and Denise.