Monday, April 30, 2012


This last weekend I was able to go with my parents to Utah for my cousin Charlotte's wedding. I took Dreyken and Tarek with me while Dan stayed home with Kalli so she could try-out for a traveling soccer team.
(We are still waiting to find out if she made it or not) We drove down on Friday and made our way to the Temple for the wedding. I stayed outside with both the kids and we got to explore Temple Square. Tarek and Dreyken had never been there, and it had been awhile since I had been there so we had a really great time. The Temple grounds are so beautiful and it is just such a peaceful place. After the wedding we headed to a church for a dinner and reception. It was great to get to see some of my Dad's family that I don't get to see very often and visit. .
Then we headed back to the hotel and Jake and I took the kids swimming. They LOVED IT and didn't want to leave.
The next day we got back in the car and headed to Lagoon! It turned out to be a really nice day weather wise and the crowds were very small in the kids area (there was a DECA Competition going on in SLC so the other rides were PACKED!) and the kids got to walk on to almost every ride. Tarek was the only one who really wanted to go on the other rides, so my Dad, Jake and Jana did wait in line for a few rides he really wanted to ride. He is exactly 46" which is how tall you need to be to ride all the "BIG" rides. So, he took the challange and rode -- Wicked, Colossus, the White Rollar Coaster, and Spider! He was super proud of himself and enjoyed telling other park visitors how "Brave" he was.
Dreyken was so much better then last year and rode just about anything! She was super happy and made the day so much nicer. (Last year she refused to even go on Bulgy the Whale!) Thanks Mom and Dad for taking us along. We had such a great time

Thursday, April 12, 2012


Last night Tarek lost one of his top two teeth. It has been loose for several weeks and was super ready to come out. He is starting to look so much older and not like my little boy anymore.

Saturday, April 7, 2012


We headed to the park this afternoon for a neighborhood Easter Egg Hunt! Jake, Jana, Riley and Sage were able to join us for all the fun - And what would be an Easter Egg Hunt without an Easter Bunny!? Dreyken and Riley were so excited. All the kids had a great time and once again I forgot my camera so thanks to Jana for the pictures of the kids. We then dyed eggs later in the day. We dyed some in Coeur d'Alene but the kids wanted to do it again. Now to try to teach them the True Meaning of Easter - Hopefully they remember some of the meaning behind Easter and why we really celebrate this holiday. Happy Easter!

Monday, April 2, 2012

SPRING BREAK (Picture Overload!)

(All of my parents grandkids except for Enoch: From left to right Timberlyn, Kanyon, Riley, Tarek, Dreyken, Kalli, Archimedes, Kaydra, Sage and Miranda)

This past week for the kids spring break we headed north to visit my sister Brooke and her family. My mom and I headed up on Tuesday with Kalli and Tarek (Dreyken was suppose to come and once again she was sick) Jake, Jana, Riley and Sage also come up with us on Tuesday and Markell, Andre and Archimedes were able to join us on Wednesday night. The kids had great time with their cousins, they got to explore the woods around the FitzSimmons house, see a ton of deer, splash in puddles and play in the rain.

On Thursday we headed to a place called Triple Play for Kanyon's Birthday. They had bowling, laser tag, miniture golf, pizza and swimming. The kids had a BLAST! Happy Birthday Kanyon!

On Thursday night, Dan, Dreyken, Paul and my Dad were able to come up (Dreyken only threw up four times on the ride and was totally convinced that Uncle Paul was trying to drive the truck into the lake - I think we have figured out that her medicine is making her have nightmares and anxiety)

On Friday the men and the kids went to see The Lorax while the girls went and explored downtown Coeur d'Alene.

Then on Saturday, the kids colored easter eggs and the real reason we all headed north - Kanyon got baptised! It was such a wonderfule baptisim, he is such an awesome young man and such a great example to his younger cousins (especially Tarek)

Anyway, as you can tell by the pictures it was a fun filled week and we had a great time. Thanks to the FitzSimmons for being such great hosts.