Friday, December 31, 2010

I am singing, at the party.

We went to Idaho for Christmas this year and had a blast. We had a Family Christmas party and the whole clan was there. Much laughter, giving, and food was had.

A picture of the whole clan...
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The grandkids acted out the nativity, my brand new niece Margaret was baby Jesus. This was the first time we saw that cute little girl.
another picture of the nativity
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the siblings did a white elephant gift exchange this year, and it was so much fun! Above is the gift that was the biggest hit. My SIL Shelby morphed everyone in this family picture (except for her fam) and framed it. It was HILARIOUS!

We also had so much fun with our annual family talent show. So much talent including: many wonderful musical numbers,some ballet dancing, moonwalking, an art exhibit, sweet saxaphone skills, and much much more!

This is Ryker's talent. He made a book about the many wonderful things about Christmas, but the best thing about Christmas being baby Jesus. He did so great!
For Bridger's talent, he memorized all the Book of Mormon pictures in the gospel art book and was able to recite what each one was.
Shawn, Bracken, and Bill were the grand finale. They wrote a song (a spoof of the Nacho Libre song) inside jokes about each one of us starting with my parents, and ending with Brack. It was a hit. In the video, it is hard to understand what he says sometimes so I am posting the lyrics above it.....ENJOY! HA!

I am singing at the party.
There’s nobody singing, it’s my turn to sing……at the party.
Everybody’s laughing…..happy……
...Feliz Navidad happy happy Christmas party.

Grandma’s number one she is fantastic she has my vote.
But Grandpas a villain he chases pelicans in his boat.

Darrec is the Birthright he inherits all the moneys.
He has 2 kids in Snake River and Tiniel is his Honeys

Kyle is Romantic he has candlelight with Trevor
But Shelby says “No way Jose, He is mine forever.”

Natalie’s an angel, she has the purest soul,
Bill gets the stomach flu, goes poopies in a popcorn bowl.

Katie is the best she host a party at her place
Tracy runs out naked off the dock and lands near my face.

Megan is my woman and she likes a ripple chips
And when she plays harmonica I kiss her swollen lips

Lindsay cuts the hair and gets rid of all the afro,
And Josh gets a red face he ask Grandma how wedding night should go.

Bracken gets a stones in his kidneys on his mission
To ease his pain he has a stiff drink at the salon.

I’m done singing at the partys,
Feliz Navidad our family is awesome at the party

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Ryker was "the real batman" for Halloween this year. That is what he told people anyways, so cute!
Bridger was an astronaut. Can you believe my sister made this costume...amazing!
I Love this picture of Bridger and his cute little face!
Liv was definitely a hit in her mermaid costume. She pulls off the long blond wig quite nicely don't you think?:)
Shawn was a.......................
Well, I don't really know exactly what he was.....
but it was kind of creepy:)
And I dressed up as a party pooper this year. Meaning I didn't dress up, maybe next year. Sorry no picture;)

Monday, November 1, 2010

All on a Rainy October Saturday....

A little over a week ago, our boys had a little bit of a stomach bug. It was a rainy Saturday, and for the first time in a long time we had nothing planned for the day. It was such a fun day though. We were all together, and we just enjoyed the day as a family in our home. We dehydrated apples in to "apple chips" as Ryker would say
Had some homemade bread
and apple crisp
We then helped the kids paint pumpkins. I have come to the conclusion that it is so much more fun to paint the pumpkins rather than carve them at this stage of life. I don't have to assist the kids at all, I just let them go at it and paint. They loved it.

Rykers scary face to go along with his scary pumpkin. He also painted a nice face on the other side of the pumpkin and would change it everyday:)

Bridger's pumpkin...I I told him to paint the nose, and he painted his nose instead of the pumpkins. If you look close, you can see the little dot on his nose.
Liv with her pumpkin....they kind of look like each other:)
such a sweetie!
Our pumpkin family....
At the end of the day when the kids were asleep, Shawn and I curled up to a redbox movie and drank hot chocolate. It was such a perfect day even if the kids were a little sick, sometimes it is so nice to just slow down and enjoy being together as a family and enjoy one anothers company.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Family Night at Corn Belly's

We went to Corn Belly's at Thanksgiving Point for FHE last week. It was such a fun place, I don't know why we haven't gone previous years. Sorry about the picture quality, one of these days I need to get a new camera. But we had a blast, and we will definitely go again!

The huge rocking chair...

Steering the pumpkin princess's carraige

Riding the horse

Slides, Slides, and More SLides...

Driving the tractor and the truck...

Riding on the cow train...

Rock climbing...
They had these huge bouncing things the kids loved. I think Bridger is flying off of it in this picture:)

In the princess blow up jump thing....don't know what they are called.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Clips of Liv

Here are some videos of Liv. She is sure growing up lately and I am loving every minute with her. The video of her in the tub is only like one second long because my battery died, but you can still see how much she loves her baths. The other one is her talking. She has definitely found her voice, and she just jabbers like this all day. She is such a cutie, and you can see that she is a healthy little girl, she is getting so chubby, I LOVE IT!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Kindergarten and a New Calling

Ryker started kindergarten! He absolutely loves his teacher, and he wakes up every morning so excited to go to school....I hope that his enthusiasm lasts a while:) I can't believe he has started kindergarten, but the fact that he loves it makes it a little easier on mom for sure:)

We have also had a very unexpected turn of events in our lives. Our ward was split a few weeks ago, and Shawn was called to be the Bishop of our newly created ward. Neither of us had any idea that this was in our future. In fact I remember a few months ago saying how excited I was that Shawn finished his schooling so that our lives wouldn't be as busy.........boy was I wrong!:) I must say though that we have both had some really neat experiences since he received this call, and we feel really blessed and supported by the ward members.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Elder Williams is Home!!!!

My youngest brother Bracken came home from his mission in Ecuador this past weekend. It was so good to see him again. He was such a great missionary and he is such a great example to all of us.

Walking off the plane at the airport

reunited with mom and dad.

Such a handsome kid!

I think he grew a couple of inches:)

we all just sat around him and listened to his amazing mission stories.

Bridger was born the day he went into the MTC, he met Bridger at the hospital for a few minutes before he left for his mission. Bridger loves his uncle Bracken!
Bracken holding Liv for the first time


We were able to take a trip to Canada this summer, we had such a fun trip! The weather was perfect, and it was so fun to see everyone up there again.

We went to a lake and the boys loved playing in the sand

Jana and Randy let us come boating with much FUN!!!

Liv enjoyed the shade under a big umbrella, she did so good!

We also went canoeing at emerald bay in Waterton, this picture doesn't do the beauty justice. Such a pretty area.

The boys loved the canoes

Bridger steering the boat:)

We were finally able to meet our nephew Mason, he is almost 1 and such a cutie. He is sporting a sunscreen mo-hawk in this picture:)

We also went to the Cardston pool, Ryker was so brave, and loved jumping off the diving board

Liv with her cousins Cassidy and Jaxon

Ryker loved playing with his cousin Makenna

I love this picture of Liv with her papa. She was smiling at him and being cute, so he couldn't resist picking her up and holding her.

Ryker learned how to ride a bike with no training wheels while we were in Cardston as well. His cousin Jaxon spent so much time teaching him how to do it. Jaxon is such a great cousin, and such a good teacher.