Thursday, December 11, 2008


Tonight was our ward party which was a lot of fun. Except being too big to get down the skinny rows and Taysen running away on me down the skinny rows so I couldn't catch him. Taysen was very excited to see Santa Claus and said he was going to tell him he wanted a big hammer, a drill, and a present. The line was long and we were second to last, but we finally made it up there and he was so excited to sit on his lap. I thought santa could have weighed a little more, but other than that it was great haha. We also spent earlier in the day helping Papa make his famous chocolates which was a lot of fun. So I will get Florida up but for now I will try to keep you up on our fun holiday happenings right now. Enjoy!

Halloween Catch Up

I know it is Christmas but as you all remember my computer was broken at Halloween time, so here are the pictures now to catch you up on the fun we had. Come back again I'll try to get you updated with our trip to Florida as well. Enjoy Taysen is the Elephant and cousin Eastyn is the Monkey.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Just a little update!

We are still alive! I know I am slow at blogging lately, but I have good reason the day of my birthday our computer got a nasty virus and has been out of commission. So with the help of John we are finally up and running again. Since our last post we did have Taysen be an elephant for Halloween and he had a lot of fun trick or treating. I will post pictures soon I promise. Then we headed off to Florida for a little family vacation and once again pictures are coming soon. We had a great time in the warm weather and now we are back to school and work and trying to finish up the house. Taysen is finally walking normal again and the baby seems to be doing great.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Taysen's Leg

Okay so last Tuesday while I was getting ready Taysen was taking a bath. And like he always does when he decides he is done he just hops right out. He got out and stepped onto the rug and then onto the floor and I told him to get back on the rug while I stood up to grab his towel. Well he actually listened to me and went to step back onto the rug but slipped to the side and started crying more than he ever does. So after finally getting him calmed down a little and getting some clothes on him he would scream everytime I touched his leg. So I tried to stand him up on it and he would just bawl and say his leg hurt. I was a little worried what he had done but I didn't want to be one of those crazy moms that takes their kid to the doctor everytime they get a scratch so I decided to wait a little bit and see if it got any better. After about an hour he still wouldn't put any weight on it and so I called Tim to come home and see what he thought. We decided to wait a little longer and if nothing changed then we'd take him into the Urgent Care. Well nothing changed so it was off to the doctor. At first it seemed like it might be in his knee but they decided to do some x-rays to see if anything was broken. Nope! Couldn't see anything so they said if he didn't start walking within a day or two to take him to a Orthopedic Surgeon. By Thursday nothing was changing and so we made an appointment. The doctor looked at it and this time it seemed to be his lower leg that was causing the pain. He decided it was best to cast it and that should help whether it is a break or a sprain. We go back on Thursday for more x=rays and fun to see how he is doing, but don't worry he isn't letting it get him down it only slowed him down for a few hours and then he figured out how to get everything he normally does. He has now even figured out how to do a gimpy little walk with it on and calls it his red bandaid. Crazy Times!



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Conference Weekend

We had a great conference weekend at Papa's cabin. Tim's family was all able to come and the kids enjoyed running all over and playing pool. Last Christmas the kids all got fishing outfits and so we decided to get a picture of them all together in them. They didn't all want to hold still but some of them turned out pretty well. We had a great time! Thanks Mom and Dad Hawkins!!

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Monday, October 13, 2008

Silly Two Year Old

Just a little update since I have been slacking. I promise to put up pictures of Taysen and his cast soon I did finally get them taken I just have to get them on the computer..For those of you who don't know the story yet I'll tell ya when I post the pictures. Taysen is a little grumpier than normal with his leg but he is still just a happy crazy boy..but since hurting his leg he is waking up at the crack of dawn which isn't going over so well with Tim and I. More the reason for the post is I have to share a funny thing that happened last night while at my parents house. Taysen is really into singing songs and so to help cheer him up while changing a diaper that he apparently wanted to keep on we decided to try to get him to sing us a song. We chose Jesus wants me for a sunbeam since its been a while since we've heard that one. So as he took over singing the song he changed the words a little he sang, "Jesus wants some beans and a hot dog" haha we all cracked up laughing so he kept repeating the hot dog part. He is such a goof!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Halloween Costume

Okay I cannot decide what to have Taysen be for Halloween and I keep seeing all these cute costumes all around so it must be time to start figuring this one out. I've had a few ideas so I'm making a poll from them, but also I would love if you have a cute idea to post and let me know. Something fun and creative would be nice, So far in his two years of trick or treating he has been a cow and a monkey...Thanks for your help!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Its a......

Today was the big day! We went in for the ultrasound this morning and came home with a lot more pictures then I expected. It was fun to see the baby and watch kick and move its mouth so much. It really is a crazy experience. We also got to find out what our little bundle is and we are excited to say we are having another boy! I really didn't know what to expect this time since last time I was so sure that I would have a girl. I went in hoping a little for a girl, what can I say those pink things are so darn cute, but we are excited for Taysen to have a brother. Tim is very excited he has been hoping it would be a boy so Taysen would have a sports friend. I must say though I told Taysen he was getting a little brother and he got really mad and said NO BABY SISTER!! haha it was cute he has been very sure that it was a baby sister and a girl but I didn't think he really picked up on all of it. Guess he understands more than we think! All in all the baby looks healthy and weighs about 8 ounces!

Monday, August 25, 2008

Baby Guess

Okay so next Tuesday September 2nd we get our ultrasound and find out what our little bundle of joy is. So I've created a poll to the side so that you can all give your guesses. We'll post the big news as soon as we know!!

Monday, August 18, 2008

Birthday Party

We had a great time with family and friends minus the cold weather. Taysen loved all of his presents and all the attention. Don't worry he really hasn't gotten facial hair at 2 he just likes to eat his cooking creations which happened to be dirt that night. Thanks to everyone who came it was fun and I didn't even blow up the root beer this year Yeah!!

The Cake

As I have stated before Taysen is in love with cooking! He can't get enough of it he does it everyday without fail. So I couldn't think of a more appropriate cake than a pot. The cakes never turn out quite as I plan but its always fun to give it a shot. His favorite part was trying to pick all the candy stew out of the middle. The candles were a little tricky with the nice weather we enjoyed. I must say I should look at a weather report before I plan an outside party. oh well better luck next time.




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Here Come The Terrible Two's

The terrible two's have begun!I'm not sure if it's that or not but I'm pretty sure he's been more difficult lately. I still can't believe that my baby is now 2 years old. The time has flown by. I am amazed though by how much he has grown even in the last few weeks. He is saying tons more and its nice to be able to have him communicate a little better instead of just screaming. We had his party the day after his birthday but we thought it would be nice just to do something little on his real birthday so we let him open a few presents and practice blowing out candles on a cupcake to help get him ready for his real cake. I must say he ate it up everytime anyone said happy birthday or when we sang he loved it! He is still going around the house singing happy birthday and pretending to blow out the candles. Anyway here are a few pictures from his actual birthday.




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A little update

Okay so it has been a crazy summer and so I apologize for how slow I am at posting new things. We have finally been to the doctor and so far looks like everything is going great. Other than having to go get my bloodwork done this week since I hate needles. But we are excited to have our ultrasound in just two weeks! We can't wait to find out what we are having and have this all seem a little more real. I have started to feel the baby move but haven't really started to show much so it still seems a little crazy. I started showing a lot sooner with Taysen but maybe that had something to do with all the oreos I was eating haha! Anyway it is all going great and Taysen turned the big 2! I'll try to get pictures posted soon.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Baby On Board

Maybe I shouldn't be posting this on my blog just yet, but I think everyone who looks at our blog probably knows. I was going to wait to share on here until I went to the doctor, but my appointment isn't for a while still. If you didn't notice the new ticker on the side we are expecting a baby on February 2, 2009. We are excited about this new addition to our family and hope everything goes well.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


I had to post this picture of Taysen and his great grandpa at Eatyns birthday party. It couldn't be cuter.

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4th of July Birthday

Happy Birthday Eastyn! Taysens cousin Eastyn was born on the 4th of July so we had a great time partying with them. Taysen loved opening Eastyns presents and he definately loved the fireworks. I made the cake for the party if you can't tell it is three fireworks together and we put sparklers in the top it was fun. Thanks Amy for a great party!

4th of July Splash

After the parade it was back home to hang out for the day. The kids were going crazy running around being goofy so I finally decided it was time to get out the pool. Taysen had a great time stirring dirt into the pool and making a big mess. Abi wanted to make sure I got a good picture of her splash. They both had fun running and playing in the pool and it was the perfect HOT day for it. One picture probably looks a little goofy but thats just my crazy he decided that the side of the pool made a great horse and so he went around and around riding it.




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4th of July Parade

We started off the 4th of July with the good ole parade. I must say I liked the parades when I was little and they still threw you candy a lot better. Taysen did end up with one sucker though and I guess thats probably all he needed. We took Abi to the parade with us and met my family there. Taysen loved the jets and horses.




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Four Wheelin

Taysen is in love with four wheeling. Every chance he can get he makes someone take him for a ride. We decided that maybe we should get him a power wheel and ended up going with the little four wheeler for now. Tim decided that was what he wanted for Fathers day so that he could play with Taysen with it. I must say he caught on to steering and everything very fast. Its the cutest thing to watch him ride around like he is all that. Maybe someday if I learn how I'll have to put a video of him on it. Anyway these are some picture (not the greatest) from going up the mountain last weekend.


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Wednesday, June 18, 2008


For graduation Tim got a nice new camera. We have both not learned yet quite how to use it to its full capabilities, but Tim has had fun taking some pictures to test it out. I can definately tell how much clearer the pictures are then the ones from his phone haha. Anyway Taysen is a willing subject for the picture practice so here are some cute ones of him trying to figure out his bike.



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Tim's Birthday

Tim turned the big 25 and we're excited that when we go on a trip someday we won't have to pay as much to rent a car now YEAH!! We had a good time eating chinese and celebrating with family. Here are some pictures of his sushi cake. I seem to get more into the cake than I do actually getting presents, guess I'll have to work on that part haha. Also there is a picture of Eastyn enjoying the cake well lets say smashing the cake.




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Wednesday, May 28, 2008





Taysen loves to cook like I've mentioned before, and today he got to help his grams make yogurt pies. He was so cute helping her to mix them up and when he was done it was all he could do to resist dipping his head in the bowl to take a bite. Luckily he waited and got his own cup and devoured that as you can see by all the chocolate on his face.
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Friday, May 23, 2008

Big Cheese




Taysen loves having his picture taken. The other day he found our camera and insisted that I take his picture and not just one either he needed multiples I had to hide the camera in order to stop. I can't believe how big he is getting he is jabbering all the time I was shocked when we were driving down the road the other day and he said Mom more pretzels please..and after giving him one he said Thanks! You definately have to be careful what you say cuz he will say it right after you.
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Takin a Dip





We have thoroughly enjoyed the nice weather up until the last few days. Last Saturday I decided it was time to get out the pool (only I couldn't find it) so it was time to go buy a new pool. I was watching Eastyn so we headed over to Grandma Judd's and watched everyone do yard work while the boys took a dip in the pool. Taysen loved every minute of it even though the water was freezing I had a hard time getting him to leave. Eastyn on the other hand wasn't so sure of that ice cold water, but he did have fun doing a little splashing.
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