Sunday, May 3, 2009

Homecoming : )

Jeff and Cody
Blaire and Shayna

Cody and Shayna
Fun night..but they only wish school dances were more like church dances.


Oh Tahoe is so cute..She is getting very old now almost 14..its crazy. She has been a major part of our lives and i cant imagine coming home and not having her there wagging her tail wanting to go outside. Over the past year she has been struggling with her diabetes that has created her to go blind. Its been harder and harder for her to get up. Just the other day mom had to help her out. It was so sad to see her in pain. We will miss her when its her time but will always love her and have her in our hearts!

Zions Trek

Shayna's Family..The Kuohas
Shayna and best Friend HalleySaturday Night
Shayna with her familyThe Day of the Mormon Battalion ..just the girls pushing the hand carts
Cody in the Hat
Learning how to load a gun
Saturday night at the Dance : )
The last weekend Cody, Shayna, and Kevin had an oppurtunity to participate with our stake in Zions Trek. They went for a weekend and hiked all around pushing and pulling handcarts in miserable hot days and unbearable freezing cold nights..It was hard but they all enjoyed it. The first day Friday they met at the stake center and they were off...they hiked 5 miles that day with the families they were put into..that night they had a fireside with a very cool speaker, who talked about achieving goals and never giving up even when the times are hard. The second day, Saturday they woke up early in the morning to hike 5 more miles. That day was also the Mormon Batallion and the girls had to go up huge steep hills pushing the handcarts all by themselves. Throughout Saturday we would miss trails, go the wrong way, or go to far and would have to turn around..Along the way there were reinactments to bring the spirit. Saturday night they played pioneer games and had a dance. On Sunday, the last day they had sacrament meeting with no shade..but you could defintly feel the was a beautiful meeting. The youth of the stake had a chance to make a pledge to be virtuous and unfurled a banner on a peak. It was such a neat experience. Overall they were so grateful to go on the trek and to learn more about the pioneers and their struggles. Even though they only experienced a little fraction of what the pioneers went through they were able to better understand the pioneers hardships. It was very fun and shayna was even bummed that she wouldnt be able to attend the next one.. Cody was glad he went to two..and Kevin was glad to be there with his kids.

Prom 2009

Like Mother Like Son : ) Shayna and Cody

The Crew..
They are so Cute
Bree and Cody
It was so cute Cody couldnt get it on so Bree had to help haha : )
Picture Perfect
Saturday it was Cody's Junior prom. He had asked one of his closets friend Bree Devey..They had a great time and came home with smiles on their faces

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Smiles : )

Shayna got her braces off after not having them on for awhile. Not even a year..its crazy how fast it went by. She defintly has a Ridley smile..: )

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Working on Talents

Shayna got a beautiful piano for her birthday. She is so grateful to her grandma poulton her got this for her.. She has been dreaming for one forever. Now her and mom are working on devolping their musical talent to play the piano : ) We are enjoying it very much and are having a blast with it. We have had many great times together and we love playing the piano together!

Ry Ry

HAPPY 27th BIRTHDAY..cant even believe that we have a 27 year old. it seems like yesterday they put him in our arms for the first time or we watched him take his first step between us. Now he is a wonderful man, full of compassion and love. We are so excited to have him coming home for a few months to help Kevin in the office with tax season. It will be fun to have three kids together again. Cody and Shayna are looking forward to having one more person to help with the chores haha : ) We cant wait!

The Last Two.. is so hard to believe that Cody and Shayna are the only ones home..the house has defintly been soo quite...They are growing up so quickly. Just the other day Kevin and I were commenting that in three very short years we are going to be empty nesters. Unbelievable how time flies by so fast.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Everyone is gone : (

The last time we had the entire family together......

Well Ryan left late tuesday night to go back to utah to go back to work...and paul and ashley decided to leave a little earlier so they left wednesday very early and they took mom with them. Mom went to go see aunt Tammy and Grandma for a few its just Dad Cody and Shayna home. Its VERY quiet we miss everyone and cant wait till the next time we see them all again