Monday, December 22, 2008

Merry Christmas! I think that this picture speaks for itself really. Savanna was not into talking much less taking a picture with Santa. Griffin on the other hand took full advantage and quickly went over his long wish list in detail with Santa. Mom on the otherhand was thrilled to not have to be in the picture this year. I learned after the first year when I got caught not looking my best but Savanna would not go into the picture except on my lap. So for the past 3 years I would get ready for the picture too, just in case. This year, I just looked nice on the side and I was thrilled. Hope all of your holidays are filled with fun memories and love.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

We had such a nice Thanksgiving this year. We headed up to Salt Lake to my sister-in-law's house where she hosted for 30 of us. The kids got to see their cousins and had so much fun spending time with them. They played hide-n-seek and watched movies together and just had fun. This was the first year I think that they really appreciated getting to see their cousins. Greg's sister's family and his brother's family were there, his parents and our family and his brother-in-law Robert's brother George's family plus some extra friends. It was great and chaotic and the food was awesome as always. Griffin ate so much turkey and made me promise to make one when we got home. Savanna just had mac n cheese, not ready for turkey yet, I guess. Savanna loved playing with her cousin's turtles and another cousin's new puppy. My kids love animals so much, I wonder who they got that from? I hope everyone enjoyed the holiday as much as we did. We are very fortunate to be able to live close enough to family that we can drive and be together for the holidays. Now we are are Santa watch. HO HO HO!

Yeah, a Halloween post finally! I got it up before Christmas, not bad. We had so much fun and so many parties for Halloween. We had school parties, church trunck or treat and then trick or treating in our neighborhood. Greg decided he would rather take the kids out than to stay home and pass out candy. He also thought it would be a good idea to take Bruzer along for this. Then he went to our neighbor's house who asked him to also take her 2 girls along with them as her husband was out of town. Needless to say, if you know Greg, multi-tasking with kids (especially a lot of kids) plus one dog by himself, is not good. When Greg got home, he looked like he was coming home from war and when I saw he had 2 extra kids, I just started laughing. All he wanted to do at that point was go in the back and watch t.v. and relax. So the kids, bruzer and I finished handing out candy. Which, I think the kids like passing out candy even more than going to get it. Anyway, now I need to post Thanksgiving! I am off!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Say CHEESE! Okay, these are not my best pictures, but I was going for an up close look at my new straight teeth! I got my braces off on September 10th. I just now got time to show everyone my new teeth. Those that knew me with my very crooked bottom teeth, will now see me smile with confidence. The braces were worth it and I only had them on for 16 months! I was so lucky! And no headgear or neon rubber bands! Now I just need to whiten these babies up a bit.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Savvy Lou's Birthday! The big 4! We started off with going to school and passing out birthday treats for all of the kids in her classs. Then we had a family party at the house with just Greg, me, Griffin and her and gave her all of the family gifts, including the ones from the grandparents. Then we had her officially birthday party at The Bear Mill (like Build a Bear). They had so much fun. They played duck duck goose, did the Limbo, had a pinata, then built their animal and had cake. It was a great time and I didn't have to clean up. My girlfrends Heidi and Sandi stayed and helped me and they was awesome! Also, my friend Ria came and hung out and took pics for me. Now I am getting ready for bunco at my house next Friday. Then Greg will be competing in the World Long Drive event again this year the week of the 20th thru the 25th. Wish us luck, it is a lot of money in the pot this year and mama needs a new pair of shoes! Ha ha ha! And then Halloween! Stayed tuned for some haunting photos! More than likely Greg on sugar!

It's Soccer Time! Well, we finally made it this year. Every year since we have lived here I miss signing Griffin up for soccer because we are out in California. Well, not this year thanks to my friend Jill Hardman! She called us while we were in California and reminded me. She got me all of the info and we got signed up at the last minute! We love it too! I am officially a soccer mom (without the minivan). We are on a team with other boys in our neighborhood, practice right down the street at our new local park once a week and play one game on Saturdays. And we lucked out, we do not have any early games, and if you know me and the kids, you know we do not get up early. So later morning games are great for us. Again, a shout out to Jill, thank you so much for remembering us! We really appreciate it more than you know.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

First Day of School!
Well, the big day has finally arrived. Griffin got ready for his first big day of school. He was very excited and wanted to ride the bus. They only have half day kindergarten out here, so luckily he got the afternoon session. And as you all know, we like to sleep late here at the Walker house. Savanna also started her second year of preschool. So I drop off Griffin at the bus and then drive her to school. Then I pick her up and we go home until it is time to get Griff from the bus stop. It has been 102 degrees on average here for the past couple of weeks, so he gets hot and I send a ice/water bottle for him. We are also still doing karate and Griffin is now an orange belt. He is also signed up to start on a neighborhood soccer team in September and Savanna and her friend Mei Li may start a dance class once a week. I am really busy and can not keep all of the new times straight! We went to karate at the wrong time one day last week already! Bruzer is doing great and Greg is starting the process this year for qualifying for the World Long Drive event again. Hope all is well with everyone and hope you enjoy the first day of school pictures. Stephanie

Saturday, August 23, 2008

It has been a while since I posted, but we left for CA, got stuck there for an extra 8 days (my car had to get a new short block engine). Then we finally got home, had a week before school started and we having been running every since. These are the pics from our California trip. We had so much fun. We stayed at my mom's. Went up to my dad's in Placerville where the kids played with all of their animals (dog, cats, rabbits, ferrets), went on our friend Dave's boat on Lake Clementine. Then my mom and I took the kids to Marine World and to the ocean. The kids also had their first trip to a Chucky Cheese out there. We saw friends, BBQ'd and went out to eat at our old haunts. Loved it and had a blast, miss everyone very much. Enjoy the pics!

Saturday, July 5, 2008

Our Little Man

Our little man has lost his first tooth! Big news at the Walker household. The toothfairy came and left two dollars in dollar bills! Wow! We then had to go out and buy Griffin his first wallet to hold his money. He was so cute when he first discovered it was loose, I had walked out of his room at bedtime to get something and when I came back in he was crying and scared because he realized his tooth was loose. So I had to explain baby teeth falling out and big boy teeth coming in and the Greg told him that he would get money for his baby tooth and then he was okay and couldn't wait for his money!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Finally, I am learning what a blog is and how to do one. I need a lot of help! We are having a great summer so far. The kids had a gymnastics performance and then their graduation. My mom came out for a visit and we got a chance for some photos. When then left and went up to the Zermatt Resort in northern Utah. We also celebrated Burzer's 1st birthday, any excuse for cake! The kids have had playdates, swim lessons and karate for Griffin. It has been over 100 degress for over a week and their is no cooler days insight for at least another week. We have been roasting marshmellow on our firepit at night and having popsicles. Keep posted for our blog to get better and have more added to it.