Wednesday, January 28, 2009

3 Years Old

Our little Halle girl turned 3 yesterday. Halle is an energetic, happy, and caring 3 year old. She loves using her imagination, playing the computer, making messes, making Taya laugh, riding bikes with the neighborhood kids, wrestling with Dad, and dancing in pretty dresses. She makes our lives very meaningful and rewarding.

We absolutely LOVE this girl!!!

Thursday, January 22, 2009


Ahhhh, who knew a ~natural oasis~ was just an hour drive from our house. Brandon heard about this place through the St. George grapevine so we decided to check it out while the Talbots were visiting last weekend. Upon arriving it seems like you're driving into the middle of nowhere and then suddenly you see a cluster of palm trees. Unfortunately, when we arrived they weren't expecting us or anybody else so they had to quickly fill the pool. Luckily the fresh warm spring water flows pretty fast and the extra large pool was ready for swimming in about 30 minutes. This beautiful place is called Warm Springs Ranch and it's owned by the LDS Church. The previous owner was Howard Hughes and he sold it to the Church in 1976. There are two couple missionaries that run and take care of the property. Not many people know about Warm Springs which makes it a gem of a vacation spot. When we arrived the air temp was near 70 degrees and the water was about 85 degrees. We'll have to hit this place again sometime soon!

Taylor, Owen, Taya, Halle

Mckadin & Halle watching the water flow & waiting to swim.

Halle, Taya & Nat enjoying the nice water.

That's Brandon.....

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Dancing At Last!

We've been looking forward to this day for a LONG time. And it finally came! Halle began dance lessons yesterday. I don't know who was more excited, me or her. I enrolled her at Westside Studio just a few blocks from our home. To some, having their daughter in dance lessons is just another milestone, but for me it means a lot more. I danced for 18 years - and still wish I was doing so. I have attended a class here and there but it's just not the same when you're 30 and and no longer 90 lbs. As a mother I was worried she'd be shy her first time, but Halle jumped right in. The class is called "Too Much Fun" and it's the class right before pre-ballet. With each song the girls get a pretty dress or prop to dance with. Halle (Mom) can't wait for next week!!!

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Our Holidays

Another great holiday season has passed. What a fun time we had!

So, Chad thinks my babies look like the babies in "Wall-E" Here he is doing his impression. Should I be upset?
Halle opening her Christmas Eve gift from Santa. Hippo pj's.
Big Grandpa and Granny helping Taya open the gift instead of eat it.
Halle finally got her Lego! Come on Dad, give Halle a turn.
Good job Santa!
What a cute bunch. What do we do while at Nana's? Princess dancing, lolipop suckers, eating candy that's meant for the gingerbread house, Pirate's Booty (if you don't know what it is, find it at Costco...yum), sledding, GG, etc...
Helping Nana in the kitchen. Chocolate dipped fortune cookies!
Sledding was a must!
New Year's Eve at the Talbots...Food, Mafia, Partini. Baby Taya(6 months) and Baby Owen (5 months).