Friday, December 4, 2009

It's my birthday I can cry if I want to!

We scheduled our family pictures on Savannah's birthday. She had a complete melt down after about two shots so we hardly got any of everyone all together that worked. But here are a few that turned out cute.

Catching up

This is what can happen if you turn your back on a 2 year old!

Savannah had her 2nd birthday on Nov. 21st. We had a fun Dora party since this is now her favorite show.

Connor at one month old

We have collected many Christmas outfits over the years. I found that I had one hand me down for each child. They looked pretty good.

The kids had fun in their first year of soccer

Here are the kids at the pumpkin patch the week after Connor was born

Sunday, November 1, 2009


Let me just say that getting five kids ready for Halloween was quite an accomplishment! This year we had a rock star, a princess, a pirate, a bumblebee, and a frog.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Connor Douglas McCaleb is born!

Connor was born on October 14th at 3:21p.m. 9 lbs. 14 ozs 21 inches long. He is obviously well loved by all his siblings.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

First day of school

Savannah is really into wearing everyone's shoes. Here she got ahold of a pair of mine.

Today, Wednesday the 12th of August, the girls started school. Brianna is in fourth grade and Emily is in 2nd grade.

Dallin started preschool on Monday the 10th.

More summer fun!

Emily lost her first tooth on the night of July 3rd. Here she is on the Fourth of July with her tooth gone.

Jason's parents and his brother Jordan and sister Megan came up for the Fourth of July. Here are the kids at the parade.

Jason's sister Maurine and her kids came up for a visit this summer. Here we are having a campfire in our back yard.

Jason took the family out on the lake for a ride on his boat.

These are some dresses I made for the girls. They were at their cousin Brigham's baptism in this picture.

This is Dallin's first summer to play in T-ball. He seemed to think it was really fun.

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our trip to Venice Italy

We had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Venice Italy this past week. We are celebrating our 10 year anniversary this summer. We stayed at the Hotel Danieli. Here are a few pictures of our hotel.

Here are some more pictures of the city of Venice.

This was our view from the roof top of our hotel where they had a restaurant where we got to eat breakfast every day.

When you visit Venice you have to go on a gondola ride. It was the very first thing we did there. It was evening time and the sun was setting. I was awestruck by the beauty of the city. The gondoleer took us through many of the canals in the city and sang beautiful music. It was very romantic and a nice first impression of Venice.

Here are some pictures of the Basilica de Mosaic. All the artwork inside and outside the church were made of mosaics. The other pictures are of the bridge of sighs. This is one of the most photographed bridges in Venice. It was the bridge that prisoners had to cross as they went to prison. The bridge gave them their last view of the outside world and the legend says they sighed as they walked into the prison.

We took an elevator ride to the top of the bell tower in San Marco Square. You could see a beautiful 360 degree view of Venice.

One of the main things to see in Venice was San Marco Square. Our hotel was right next to the square. The most beautiful part of the Square was the Doges Palace. A Doge was the political leader of Venice centuries ago. The palace was built in the 13th century. It had amazing artwork both sculpture and paintings.

We took a water bus out to the islands of Murano and Burano. Murano is known for their glass making. We took this picture next to a "glass tree." Burano is known for their lace making. They make lace by hand with these tiny needles. We bought a blessing outfit for our baby boy.

We took a boat out to the island Lido where we got to hang out on a beach on the Adriatic Sea. It was really nice since they had private cabanas where you get some shade if you needed.
On our last day we went to the Academia Museum and the Jewish Ghetto. The Jewish Ghetto had a museum of the Holocaust and what happened to the Jews from Venice. It was interesting to see that part of history from another country's point of view. We also saw the Church of the Ferrari which had paintings by Donatello. We didn't get any pictures of these things since a lot of places would not let you take photos inside.

The last night we were there we had a nice dinner at the hotel.