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Tuesday, March 31, 2009



Bradlely at the wave pool. The wave pool was soooo much fun!! This was one of my favorite...you really do feel like you are in the ocean. Bradley really liked it. Justin and Kim and the the kids and Darlene went also, and we all had such a fun time. Bradley and Caleb really had a good time at the wave pool together. The favorite for Brian and I was the big tube ride (can't remember the name) but 4 people got in a tube, and then you went on this amazingly fast wild ride with a huge drop off, and then you went around and around...oh my goodness...it was so much fun!! That one was the best!!


Here are a few of the dolls before they were stuffed and before the faces!! The cousins are going to love these dolls!

Personal Progress dolls!!!



Alyson has been working so hard on her Personal Progress. For one of her projects, she made 8 dolls to give to all her girl cousins. They were alot of work, but they turned out soooo cute!! She did a great job. She is really having fun with Personal Progress.

Spring Break at Wilderness at the Smokies



The hot tub was incredible!! This was one of my favorite spots...the hot tub is about 8 times as big as what you see here, Brian and I decided we want one in our backyard someday....

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Temple and Birthday = lots of fun!





Last Saturday Bryce, Alyson, Brian and I went to the temple. For one of her Personal Progress projects Alyson prepared names to take, and she and Bryce did the baptisms for 28 family members. It was so neat!!! She has added alot of Caten names to the Family Search, and she has more names to do in 2 weeks. Very exciting!! We had such a great day at the temple.
Bradley turned 7 last week. He had a treasure hunt birthday....Alyson helped the kids figure out the map and find their treasures! We love our cousins!

Friday, February 27, 2009

Last night was the basketball banquet...it was so fun!! It was a really nice program for the JV and the varsity. I am sad basketball is over.....


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

The big 40!!


Brian and I both turned 40 last week, on the same day! That sure did make it a whole lot better! The kids were so sweet to us...they really treated us good. Kara had a ball game, and while Brian and I were with here at that, Bryce and Alyson (well, ok, mostly Alyson) cleaned up the whole house, set a beautiful table, and made us a delicious dinner of salmon, salad, veggies with cheese sauce, and teriyaki noodles. It was so great! I think they even did the dishes, but I can't really remember! That's ok. That right there made it the best birthday ever, I kept thinking "I am so glad that we have children who love us!"

Wednesday, February 11, 2009




I am becoming a bit sentimental now that Basketball is over! Bryce and Alyson sure enjoyed it. In the left top corner is the group of youth from our ward who sang at Stake Conference . That was so neat, and I was so proud of how beautiful they sang!! They really are top notch youth.






Monday, January 26, 2009

Saturday night big stake dance!

The boys had so much fun doing this! It really did add alot of excitement to the dance. Sorry for the poor quality...I'm an amature!

video

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Caten Farm work day!






Yesterday was a day off for snow, so Brian and I decided that we were going to go work as a family on the Caten Farm (we just recently purchased from all the siblings...His Dad had left it to the kids) Let me give you a little background...Eric and Camille and kids are in Cancun right now lying on the beach, and our kids were out working on the farm on their snow day...and boy did they let us know where they would rather be!! I have to give Bryce and Alyson credit...they both worked really hard, and Kara was so-so, but Bradley and Mitchell cried the whole time we were out there. We need to toughen these boys up! I wish I had taken a picture of them working while they were bawling, but I did get this picture of Mitchell crying when Brian finally let him wait in the car!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Ella, Mitchell, and Kara



Mitchell is so happy when he is right in the middle of it all!! This is at Molly Hale's baptism on New Years Eve. That was such a neat way to celebrate New Years! (of course, we still partied after it at the Hale's, and had a blast!)

Proud Cousin!



Alyson and her newest cousin, Joshua. He is so cute!! We are so happy for Justin and Kim!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Friday, January 9, 2009

Alyson and her friend Bella

Last week we all went to Opry mills and had a great time!! We figured we better go before all the stores close down! We were sad to just here that Goody's is closing...doesn't give us very many options left in McMinnville....