Monday, June 4, 2012

We went to the Zoo!

So on Saturday we decided we wanted to take our kids to the Zoo before the baby gets here and life gets crazy again! We had so much fun. The weather was perfect (maybe a little warm at first!) and the kids were so excited! The Polar Bear was by far our favorite! She was very active and diving in and out of the water. The girls also loved the train ride!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Let's Try Again!

So it has been a little over a year since our last blog post, but we are going to try and start blogging again. It would take forever to recap on everything that has happened in the last year, so we will stick with the most important stuff!

We are expecting another girl! She is due July 18th and we are having the hardest time coming up with a name that sounds right. We thought for sure we were having a boy since I have been so sick. This has been by far, the hardest thing I have done. I have no energy, throw up all the time (even though its finally starting to get better), and feel faint after cleaning my house for more than 10 min. My blood pressure is way low, which is why I feel faint. But so far everything looks good with our sweet little girl :) Kids are way excited and Taylie really wants us to name her Kennedy.

Mike is still trying to make it through school. He is only going part time so that he can work more. He has about a year and a half left. I am still enjoying working in the ER. I have some way fun co-workers and I get to see something new all the time. Mike sister Mel is back down in Salt Lake. Her Leukemia came back but they have done Chemo and another stem cell transplant so we are hoping her body will accept it this go round and that she can finally be free of this challenge. The girls sure miss her. She is the coolest Aunt and my girls love her so much.

My girls are growing up so fast. Taylie lost her first tooth (she has lost 2 now) and I got her all registered for Kindergarten. It was a very emotional week for me. I am not ready for my baby girl to grow up. She is loving preschool and has made lots of new friends that will be going to kindergarten with her. Lindsey had her first speech assessment on Tuesday and will start her "Speech Preschool" on April 27th, she is so excited. She wants us to go buy her a new back back so she can be big like Taylie!

This is a picture of Taylie's lost tooth, but you can't see it very well.

Well, I guess this is it for now, I am going to make a goal to try and blog at least once a week. So we will see how I do this time around :)

Monday, March 28, 2011


So here is my usual 4 month update since I am so good at blogging!

Update #1 We are all settled in our new home in Clarkston and we love it!! It has been so fun to be able to have our own home and be able to do whatever we want. The girls love it and have so much fun being able to go play in the yard with the dogs or the kittens. I just brought my horses out on Saturday and it is so fun to be doing dishes and look out the window and see my horses! I can't wait for warmer weather so I can start doing yard work! My sister Niki threw me a house warming party a few weeks ago and it was so much fun. I got some way cute stuff for my house and my awesome mom got my kids a swing set (that we are still in the process of setting up!) and the kids can't wait! Mike got a promotion at work which we are so grateful for. He is still going to school part time and stays very busy.

Update #2 My baby turned 2! I can't believe Lindsey is 2 years old. She has been such a joy! She has more personality than anyone I know! She always keeps me on my toes. She is such an adventurer and is fearless. She is always getting into trouble. Mike's family has nicknamed her the "White Tornado!" She is so funny, she always has everyone laughing. We love that little girl so much and are so greatful to have her in our lives!

Update #3 Last week we got to go on a fun family road trip to visit Erica in California! We had so much fun and my girls were such troopers on the 11 hour ride! Taylie and her cousin Kirsten are only 3 months apart and are truly best friends. We had so much fun and I even got Mike on a dirt bike, it was so funny! We had such a good time.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Perkes Christmas Party

So yesterday we were able to have our Annual Perkes Christmas Party. It was alot of fun and Kids had fun playing with there cousins. They even had Santa come and even though Lindsey is not a fan, Taylie was excited to be able to sit on his lap and tell him what she wants for Christmas. It was fun to spend time with a great family that we dearly love! Every Year the kids get new P.J's, they are always so cute!
There are several other posts, so keep on reading!!

Taylie and her P.J's

Lindsey and her P.J's

I love this picture of Lindsey and Grandma Balls :) Our girls are so lucky to have there Grandma Balls. She is the sweetest person I know and is always there for her kids. We love you mom and are so greatful for all you do for us!

Lindsey being Lindsey :)

Lindsey is not a fan!!

Trying to get away!

Taylie telling Santa what she wants for Christmas!

Kids and animals

Growing up in Wyoming, I have developed a deep love for animals. We always had our dogs, cats, rabbits, horses, and sometimes pigs and lambs to keep us busy. I was rarely ever found in the house during the summer and loved it!! I guess I consider it one of my talents to be able to read animals pretty well and makes me enjoy them even more. Mike's family on the other hand it quite the opposite. Most of his family are not big fan's of animals and thinks they are all disgusting (I guess we can't all be perfect!) Luckily, Mike is the black sheep of the family and loves animals as well. Luckily I am able to pass my love for animals on to my girls!! They both love to be outside with there animals and love to go to Niki and Jake's house to play outside with there cousins and there animals. Lindsey literally torturers the poor cats, but they are stupid enough to come back for more :) Put either one of my girls on a horse and you will have a hard time getting them off. We were able to get Taylie a new puppy since our new house has a lot more room. His name is Bodie and he is a chocolate lab/Australian Shepard mix and is the funnest dog. The kids love him.

Taylie and Bodie are so cute together, they can play forever, and he is so good with the kids.

The White Tornado Strikes Again!!

So Lindsey has officially been named the White Tornado by Mike's family. She is constantly going and looking for the things that she is NOT suppose to get into so that she CAN get into them. She keeps everyone on there toes and is always climbing on everything scaring Grandpa Balls constantly. She is a little dare devil and not scared of anything (except Halloween costumes and Santa Clause!) A couple weeks ago we were in the middle of packing things getting ready to move to our new house. While Mike and I were in our bedroom packing boxes, Lindsey was having her own little fun in the living room. Mind you, this is a PERMANANT MARKER!!!

She was pretty proud of herself.

I was not a happy camper when I walked into the living room and saw my couch. I am just glad it was the old couch and not our new couch. We just flipped the cushions over :)
And of course we ask Taylie why she didnt come get us and she says "I was busy watching my movie!" Kids, you gotta love them!

Taylie at Preschool!!

SO I have been way behind as usual on blogging, so there will be a few posts to catch up. Taylie started preschool and she loves it!! She has alot of friends and has been able to do alot of fun stuff. Her teacher Ms. Nicole is awesome and Taylie loves her. Here are a few pictures of Taylie at the pumpkin walk with her class.

Taylie's first day of Preschool. She was so excited!!

Taylie and Lindsey had fun on the slide :)

I loved this picture of Taylie, she looks so grown up :)

The kids playing on the play ground and there teacher Ms. Nicole

Taylie and her friend Alyssa. Taylie and Alyssa are best buds. Taylie got to go to her first birthday party at the fun park on Friday for Alyssa and she had so much fun!!

Taylie's class at the pumkin walk :)