Saturday, May 24, 2008


The last day of our trip we spent at Stephanie's. All of the cousins got together that night for dinner. Whether they are playing the Wii or goofing off in the backyard, they always have fun when they are together.

Newport Beach

A highlight of our trip down to So. Cal. was the Beachcomber Cafe at Crystal Cove State Beach. It is a cute little place on the beach we ate breakfast at with my sister Stephanie and her family. It is a definite must do if you are ever visiting the area.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Sea World

Rainy or not - here we come...

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Mother's Day Message

On Mother's Day I woke up to a chalk board next to my bed. Tyler decided to leave me a little message. He is a sweetheart.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Teacher Appreciation

Since it is teacher appreciation week, Tyler took flowers to his teacher. Aubrey was so excited and helped pick flowers in our yard for hours. She also made a bouquet for her room to make it even more fancy.

Monday, May 5, 2008

Cinco de Mayo

To celebrate Cinco de Mayo this year, we had a potluck at the park by our house. Lots of our friends came and Baddleys brought their big blow-up slide. Good times.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Boys will be boys

Jeff and his friend Steve have to unwind after long weekends at MBA school. What better way to do that than eating raw eggs?! Jeff chokes one down quickly. Can Steve really do it???

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Game Day

Tyler wanted to have a football party this year. He usually has just a family party with cousins, but this year he has a great group of friends from school and church too. He is highly addicted to football, so we decided to have a flag football game. It worked out great. We mailed out "tickets" as invitations, played some games while we waited for everyone to arrive, and then walked over to the high school field to play the game. We came back to the house after for pizza, cake, and presents. Tyler loved it - his very own football game. Aubrey and Kenzie had fun cheering them on.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

Tyler's 7th Birthday

We went to John's Incredible Pizza for Tyler's Birthday. I cannot believe that my baby is 7! I don't want any of them to grow up. It was fun to spend time with just our family and celebrate.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Yes, its compost

Gross! We had 50 yards of compost dirt delivered for our backyard and the kids thought it would be fun to jump around and play in it. They played for hours and had the time of their lives. Tyler, my clean freak, got down and dirty and didn't seem to mind the smell at all.

Indiana Jones

A new favorite at our house - playing Indiana Jones. Tyler is now a huge fan. Aubrey, of course, loves it too since she always follows in her brother's footsteps.

Taking candy from a baby

Mackenzie is such a great baby and pretty even tempered. Don't even think about taking away her candy, however. Like her sister, she has a definite sweet tooth. She loves lollipops and one of her first words was chocolate!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008


I have loved teaching Joyschool for Aubrey this year. She adores her cousin Lilly, so any extra time they can spend together is great. They have so much fun together, even while they are learning!

Thursday, April 10, 2008


Mackenzie is getting so big. It is great that the girls are able to play together now. We don't have much of a yard yet, but they are still content playing with each other out in the back.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Pretty as a Princess

Fancy Nancy - a new favorite for Aubrey! She has always loved dress-ups but now she is also fascinated by the books and even wants a fancy room. Zoie had a fancy princess party for her birthday and Aubrey loved every second of it. She'll take any chance she can get to dress up like a princess and she sure knows how to milk it.

Baseball, Baseball, Baseball

This season of baseball has been great so far. Tyler is playing with the Rocklin Pony Baseball League. Thanks to some great coaches, he has really grown a lot. He loves to play catcher and is great at it. He even got the game ball.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Community Helpers

The first grade put on a play about community helpers. Tyler was a dentist. It was so cute. Our favorites (besides the dentists of course) were the garbage truck fans.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Date with Mom

Aubrey and I went to go see Annie for our girls' night out. We has so much fun and Aubrey got to wear her Annie dress from Halloween. She was beaming throughout the whole performance. A girl from our ward (Abby Alexander) was Annie and she was absolutely amazing! Now every time that Aubrey sees her at church, she is star struck.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Projects Galore

The Murrays are always working on some sort of project around the house. Today Jeff decided to add some recessed lighting in the family room. He grabbed a few tools from the garage and started cutting holes in the ceiling. He has worked so hard this last year adding all kinds of things to the house from Kate's wish list. What a great hubby! The kids love to help out to. They were thrilled to cut a few holes out themselves.