Monday, November 2, 2009

WOW! It's been a while...

I know! I've been a slacker when it comes to updating our blog. We had such a busy summer with all three kids birthdays, football and cheer...there's lots to catch up on!! Hopefully I won't wait so long to post next time...So here's some of what we have been up to...

Colin's 2nd Birthday!

The morning of Colin' s party Lucas was just getting home from work. We were all standing out in the front yard, Colin ran over to his truck to greet him, got distracted and grabbed the hot exhaust pipe and burnt his whole hand. He healed up fine, but had to wear a bandage for a few days. Poor baby!

We had his party at Rancho Sahuarita Safari Park. The kids loved running around and "riding" the bronze animals. It was a fun party! Colin is so lucky to have so many friends and family that love him!

Happy 2nd Birthday buddy!! :)

Pumpkin Carving!
(From left to right) Lucas's cross, Ryan's, Haley's and Colin's!

We carved pumpkins on a school night before bed, they all look so tired!

Haley scooping away!

Ryan getting in there!

Colin enjoyed climbing on the counters, stabbing his pumpkin with the tools, bothering Ryan and Haley while they were

49er's Football and Cheer!
Ryan's first year in tackle football has come to an end...he was on a GREAT team, they were undefeated the whole time, made the playoffs, and then lost!! :( Nobody saw it coming, we were all so sad. But they played hard and Ryan learned so much! I can't wait to watch him play next year!
I love this picture of my boys. It was taken at the last game. Lucas really enjoyed coaching again this year and looking forward to next!!

Haley cheering her little heart out at the game!

Here's Ryan's game and Haley cheering... I love having both my kiddo's out there!

All huddled up listening to coach Cody...he was a great coach! He looked alot like Lucas, you had to look twice to make sure who was who!


Ryan was a skeleton afro guy??, Haley was a punk rocker girl, and Colin was a little pirate!

All the cousins lined up at Grandma's before trick or treating....Brenna wasn't there yet, but she was Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz! (So cute)
The kids goofing around!

Haley singing away and Ryan sneaking up on her to scare her! lol

Happy Halloween!! :)

Haley's Cheer Competition!

Haley's cheer squad competed in the City Championships at the TCC this last weekend. There was 15 groups of her same age group and her squad placed 3rd!!! They did so good!

They get judged on alot...not just on the routine, but from their uniforms, to their hair, to crowd participation. They all loved having their hair pieces in! :)

Haley and Reese! BFF's! :)

Alot of the the football players came out to support the cheerleaders on their day! So cool! We had a really good turn out!

Haley's squad!!
My pretty little cheerleader!

2009 group picture!

She's looking through her goodie bag her coach gave her at the lunch break.

Here's a picture of Haley and the girls during their routine...

Way to go girls!!
Here's the girls competing!
At the bottom, you can see the table of all the judges lined up. There was about 15-20 judges!!
...At the end of the day her coach gave Haley the "spirit stick" which is given out at the end of every game to who ever gave it her all...Haley was the one to get it at competition. I was so proud of her!

Monday, February 2, 2009

A look at January...

Isn't January the month to recover after the holidays?? (ha, ha) It seems this year was everything but that...we had birthday parties, school activities, tons of Dr. appointment's (Colin's ever lasting sickness), friend get togethers, play-dates every week, and family in from out of town...We blinked and January was gone! But with three kids, there's no way around it and I wouldn't want it any other way...I just have to keep reminding myself to take alot of pictures, so we can look back one day and enjoy the memories! :)

Ryan got his first real BB gun for Christmas this year...(he was so excited) he couldn't wait to go sight it in with Dad...

...So we took him down to Ox Frame and let him practice...
(There's so many awesome places to drive to in the mountains behind our house, but this particular place has a big cow pond, and it's really beautiful! It's one of our favorites!)

Ryan shooting into the water....he was having SO much fun!

Haley enjoying the outdoors...
She was having alot fun throwing rocks in the water... She's such a girlie girl, but really is a tom-boy at heart! (just like I was...)

Colin on the go as's hard to keep up with that boy! :)

Haley taught him to throw rocks in the water...that kept him still...for a few minutes!! :)

I love the background...Were so lucky to live where we do...

Such a cool picture with the sun rays coming down.

I love my family!!

My life!! :)

We also had some really sad news this month...Lucas's Grandpa Jim passed away at the age of 87 (Lucas's mom's father). Lucas was very close to him his whole life. There was a beautiful ceremony for him on the ranch, so alot of family that live out of town that we hardly get to see, flew in for it was great to reconnect with them...This is a picture of most of the girl cousins and sister-in laws on the Bell side of the family.
Lucas's brother and sisters in birth order...
Amy, Ben, Anna, Lucas, and Rachel
This a great picture, it's been years since they all have been together at the same time...

My beautiful sister in laws...I love them so much!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Merry Christmas!!!

Wow! Where did this year go??? We're already celebrating Christmas again!? Time goes by so quickly... what a better time to stop and really think about all the things we have to be thankful for and all the blessings in our lives! I hope you all have a very Merry and Blessed Christmas!
Love you all! Stef
(These are some of our Christmas pictures we took this year...Enjoy!)