Monday, July 7, 2008

little fish and a big whale!

                                                                    Rilee and Gabby
                                                   Rowyn... Could you just eat that belly?
                                                              Rilee , Tessa , and Gabby

Swimming Fun!

We love to swim and are so sad that the summer is almost over!  We had the Maes family over to swim and have pizza like we have done a lot this summer.  Treyvan and Rilee are turning into really great swimmers.  Rilee is perfecting her dives and is learning to swim like a pro! Treyvan is swimming without floaties now for the first time and is so proud of himself.  Treyvan loves to "cannonball" into the water and try to get everyone wet!  Rowyn loves the water and has NO FEAR!  She loves to throw balls in the pool and rocks!!

                                                                  Mandi and Rowyn
                                                       Gavin, Gabby, Chris, and Tessa
                                                                   Treyvan and Matt
                                                                         Cam and Jen

Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy Fourth!

     Grandma, Treyvan, Rowyn, Grandpa, Rilee, Grandma and Papa Hobbs
                                                                 I LOVE these Kids!
                                                                   My Girls!
                                                                          My Boys!
                                                                         Hi Grandpa!!

For the Fourth of July we went up to Utah to See The Kirkham's.  We had a great time watching the fireworks sitting on their front lawn after a yummy BBQ! Rowyn was so brave! She was not scared by the fireworks! Rilee Treyvan, and Rowyn liked the wrestling and tickling on the grass after the finale as much as the fireworks.  Thanks for the great time Grandpa, Grandma, Katie and Angela.  Love you guys!

Fun with the Porter Family!




  The kids and I met Celeste and he met up with Celeste and her kids at Thanksgiving Point while The boys went golfing.  We went to the Dinosaur Museum, ate lunch at the diner, and got yummy bananna splits after! We all had a great time. Celeste still hung out with me  despite the fact that I had to buy a stroller and the only one they had was a Dora The Explorer one. That is a real friend! Right?Ha Ha! 

Sunday, June 29, 2008

Go Germany!

For the big Germany Soccer game we went over to Oma and Opa's house to watch ! Matt made his yummy Brat's and Oma had lots of yummy food prepared too! We had a great time even if Germany Lost! Bummer!! 

Saturday, June 28, 2008

The Lake and Happy Birthday Brock!

Thanks Brock and Brigit for the day at the Lake! It was a great time.  We had so much fun tubing and wakeboarding!!! Happy Birthday Brock!
                                              Brock getting the girls ready for a tube ride!
                                           Mandi, Brigit, and Jen... Hold on, Brock is driving!
                                            Cheese! Maybe next time you can dump us off!
                                                                       Go Matt!

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Maui Baby!

Matt was so sweet to order all the girls a Lei!  When we landed in Hawaii we were so excited and the beautiful Lei we received scored Matt a few points with the ladies!
                                                                      Jen and Chris
                                                                  Brock and Brigit
                                                            Matty and all the girls 
                                                                    Matt and Mandi
                                                       Yeah on our way to hawaii!!!!!

Friday, June 13, 2008

THe first day we got to Hawaii we met Celeste and Brady at the resort they were staying at. We had a great time swimming in the infinity pool looking at the ocean.  The rest of the day we spent going down waterslides and playing on rope swings.  It was too fun.  We had such a great time that we did the same thing the next day!
                                              Brady, Jen, Chris, Celeste, Mandi, and Matt
                                                     Brigit, Jen, Celeste, and Mandi
We had fun at the beautiful beaches in Maui.  At the Beach by Celeste and Brady's  Resort there was a slide out in the middle of the water. It was harder than it looked to climb up but funny to watch people attemt and a blast to go down it.  We went boogie boarding at another beach one day.  Jen and I got thrashed around quite abit.  It was entertaining to everyone else on the beach watching.  We figured between the two of us we had enough sand in our suits to make a huge sandcastle! I had sand in my hair for days and Jen still had sand in her suit after we came home.
                                                                           The girls
                                                                   Mandi and Matt

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Adventures in Maui!

This is B-Rad and Dog! They were our guides for the Rafting/Snorkeling tour we took.  They were Hilarious!  Maybe a little crazy on the driving but hanging on for dear life was half of the fun of the trip! We saw some amazing caves and rock formations. The snorkeling was amazing and we got to see an eel, a reef shark, lots of fish a turtle and even dolphins. The water was a little cold but it was great fun! 
This was too funny! Anyone who knows Matt knows that he is not the most "huggy" kind of guy.  Jen told Dog to give him a big huge hug at the end of our snorkeling trip. 
Here are the girls in our gear for the zip line.  What a fun time that was.  We had some great guides and the ziplines were so much fun.  Poor Matt was sick that day and so he didn't go.  Nothing worse than going all the way to Maui and getting sick! Bummer!
This was the best part about the zipline was watching Chris and his long legs! Look at those legs! Chris had to lift his legs up so he didn't drag them on the ground! Chris was a good sport and very entertaining to watch. We love you Chris!
The last day in Maui Brock found this Camelion. It was so cool. Brock messed with it a little too long though.  The poor little guy was ready to attack.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Piano Recital



Rilee had a piano recital and played both of her songs perfectly!  I am so proud of her and how well she is doing.  She loves her piano teacher and loves to practice! Good Job Riles and keep up the great work. After the Recital there was a banana split bar for everyone.  Treyvan ended up with a bunch of Bananas. What a goober! Rowyn thought it was all so exciting that she fell asleep and Oma held  her out on the couch in the church foyer. Thanks Oma for the help and for coming! 

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Nikki Mangin 5K

                                                             The Boulder Girls!
                                                                Jen and Chris Maes
                                                                      Matt and Mandi 
                                                  Brigit crossing the finish line....Go Girl!
                                                                     Michelle and Mandi


Jen's life long friend Nikki was killed a few years ago in an accident.  This was the first annual race in her name.  All of Jen's friends that she played Volleyball with in High School were involved in helping with this event. They set up a scholarship fund in Nikkis name and the Boulder girls get to choose who it goes to.  They did a great job!  I went out early with Jen to help do the balloon arch and had a blast.  I did not train for the race (like and idiot) but decided to run it anyway.  Thanks to Brigit (who recently did a triathlon) I made it to the finish line in 29 minutes! You are the Best Brigit! There must have only been two people my age that ran the 5K because I was second in my age group!  Matt ran like a champ and made it in 23 minutes. After the race we (Matt, me, Jen and Chris) all went to the JW Marriot and had a massage. It was FABULOUS!! That night we went to Ruth's Chris, played until late,  and then spent the night at the Marriot. (Thanks Oma for keeping the kids!) Thanks for the fun times guys! Next year we will have to do it again and maybe I will even be prepared to run the 5K! 

Tuesday, April 29, 2008


Treyvan, my little stud took a basketball and a football class that he loved! He did a great job and made his coach (who looked just like Usher) laugh! He is always doing something funny! 

Friday, April 18, 2008

Birthday Girl!





I can't believe it has been a year since my Rowyn was born.  Time flies by too fast. I wish that I could bottle her up and keep her little for longer.  Rowyn started walking right before her first birthday.  We were all surprised at how well she did.  She is such a chubby baby with a bum, a belly, and some thunder thighs.  She must have some strong legs to hold up that body beautiful!She has worked hard to get that body!  The girl will eat anything! She has a mouth full of teeth so we can bring on the beef! She does love chocolate more than veggies... smart girl! She is so much fun and so much work! She is the best baby and always happy but she is in to everything! Rowyn and Treyvan are double trouble together. Matt started calling her Lucy. Don't be fooled though, she has him wrapped around her little finger. Sassy and all, she is loved! Treyvan and Rowyn also have a ton of fun wrestling together. Yes, my sweet little girl is a Brut.  She can hold her own against her four year old brother.  The other day all the kids were laughing hysterically in the other room with their dad. When I went into the room to see what was so funny , I was shocked! I saw Treyvan throwing a basketball (Toy one, but still) at Rowyns face.   It was hard to get mad at Treyvan because Rowyn was laughing at the top of her lungs every time she got hit with the ball (despite the fact that her face was bright red and it had to hurt right?) Rowyn loves her sister Rilee too and gives her the most kisses.  She gets so excited when she comes home from school. Rowyn loves her bed and Binkis.  She is so easy to put down for a nap and bedtime.  Rowyn is such a joy to have in our family! We love you baby!