Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy 2010!

Wishing you...

and {LOVE} in

Monday, December 28, 2009

The lights at Temple Square!

We went to see the lights at Temple Square
for Family Home Evening along with a gzillion other families!
I can't remember the last time that we saw the lights,
but they are gorgeous and
totally worth braving the cold and crowds of people.
Brooke and I had fun using the new lens
that Kimber gave Brooke for Christmas!
Here are just a few of the pictures that Brooke took.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

A win for the Cougars at the windy Vegas bowl!

It was a cold and windy night
but the Cougar football team was fired up
for the bowl game against Oregon State.
With the cold wind blowing over 40 mph
and the Cougars dominating the entire game
rolling over the Beavers 44-20,
it made for a crazy fun night!
It was so bitter cold that we spent most the night
huddled together, jumping up and down,
guzzling hot chocolate and cheering on our Cougars!
We stormed the field at the end of the game
along with hundreds of other BYU fans.
Thanks to the BYU cheerleader that helped me scale the fence!
So fun to celebrate with Tyler and the team on the field
and dinner at PFChang's was definitely memorable!
We were glad that we were able to share the fun night
and the great win with Tyler!

Bundled up and ready to watch the game!

Allie and Mom sporting their face tattoos.

Celebrating with Tyler on the field after the game.

Tyler celebrating with the newest and cutest BYU coed, Ashley!

Confetti being blown everywhere
during the celebration after the game!

The girls showing some Cougar spirit
with their BYU approved face tattoos!
The girls with the famous Cosmo the Cougar,
who made the ESPN highlights by helping with the fieldgoal net
when it got tangled over the goal post during the game.

Harvey Unga signing autographs for little BYU fans!

Bishop Falls...I mean Coach Falls, grandson found us on the field
and was so excited to get a picture with Tyler!
Tyler was excited too because
Bishop Falls was one of Tyler's favorite football coaches
in high school and I believe he was the one
who gave him the nickname "Kickerdude!"

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas from Park City!

The girls spent the day on the slopes with Santa today!
Snow, sun and doesn't get much better than that!
Just wishing you all were here to enjoy it with us.

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Ashley's Goodbye Party!

Since Ashley is leaving for college this week,
we had a little party to celebrate.
She had lots of sweet friends and dear families
that stopped by to wish her well.
Her kind heart, contagious laughter and
sweet smile will truly be missed by so many!
Ashley's BFF's, Spencer and Matt
came early to the party to give Ashley a large fern,
decorated with festive ornaments and a plant.
There is special meaning behind this funny gift
but I'm not sure what it is nor should I share it at the time.
But there was a lot of squeals and laughter
that took place at the time when the gift was given.
The kids "hiding" behind the fern.
What is Ashley supposed to do with a
large fern at college?
Dad offered to plant it in the backyard
and care for it while she is away.
Ashley and her dearest friend and
favorite Sunday School teacher, Julie Hansen.
The first tears of the night were shed
when Ashley had to say "goodbye" to Sister Hansen.
Ashley and Haley. Best friends since 1st grade.

Ashley and one of her favorite families in the ward,
the McNaughton's. They definitely have the cutest kids!

Ash and cute little Brittany Ragan. Love that girl!

Ashley's going to miss these cute kids!
Aren't they adorable?!

Sunday, December 13, 2009


Tonight the little girls went to WinterBall!
It was Brooke's first formal dance!
They both looked gorgeous and had a good time!

Ashley and Brooke looking so cute!

Brooke and her date, TJ.

Ashley and her date, Craig.

Monday, December 7, 2009

I'm Dreaming of a White Granite Bay!

That's right...we woke up this morning to snow on the ground!
The kids down the street made a snowman and the
Seniors had a snowball fight in the parking lot before school!
What a wonderful way to start the Christmas season!

Celebrating the BYU Win over Utah!

Well, we have bragging rights for a year with the BYU win over Utah!
The final score was 26-23 in OT. It wasn't pretty,
but a win is a win and we will enjoy the victory...
and look forward to another great game next year!

Tyler and Sonya celebrating after the game!
This picture was taken after Tyler stormed the field
with the rest of the BYU team
after Andrew George's touchdown.
It was complete chaos, with BYU fans
who joined them on the field, jumping up and down,
screaming, high fiving each other and
fans smacking the players helmets and slapping their backs!
It was a fun memory and great night to be a Cougar!

BYU/Air Force Game and the cutest little Cougar fan!

Tyler's little cousin Josh is a big BYU fan
and even bigger fan of Tyler's!
Here are some pictures from the BYU/Air Force game
that Cindy, his mother, took of Josh and Tyler.

Tyler warming up on the field before the game.

Tyler and Josh enjoying a moment on the sidelines before the game.

Tyler and Josh showing off their matching jerseys!

{Thanks Sonya and Cindy for taking these cute pictures and
letting me steal these photos from your blog and Facebook!}