December 2011-February 2012

3 weeks ago we moved. We are just a couple blocks away from where we were living. We are loving the new house, and starting to get settled. Here are some photo highlights of December-February. *Magdalena in her ballet class and at her first recital (Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer) *Sleeping by the Christmas tree as a family, before heading to California for Christmas *Early Christmas in St. George with the Blake family–so much fun!...

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Photoshoot, November 2011

OK, so you’ve probably already seen  most of these photos, but just in case you haven’t. The last 3 rows are the funny outtakes of James. He was such a character during the photoshoot. It was frustrating at the time, but now I’m glad to have these photos showing James’s personality :).    ...

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September-November 2011

I can’t believe I haven’t posted since the beginning of September! Crazy. Well, here are some photos from our autumn adventures. There are pictures of  the day my dad went paragliding and the kids watching dad in a triathlon from their stroller. Then photos of when Josh’s parents, our brother-in-law, Brent, and our nephew Renen came out for General Conference. We had lots of fun with them–crafts/activities with Grandma, Hill...

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A Basketball Surprise for James and Magdalena (Freethrow Fred Newman)

 Josh’s parents work out at the same gym as the famous “Freethrow Fred Newman,” so when James went through a stage of being obsessed with basketball, In June Grandpa Steimle asked me to take some pictures of James with a basketball for a “surprise.” Magdalena didn’t want to miss out on the action and wanted her picture taken too. It cracks me up how differently they handle a basketball! See pictures of our...

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Summer 2011

This post started out being called “May and June, 2011″. But now that it’s September, I decided to lump May-August in one post! It’s a little long. In May, James and I, with my two sisters and some of their kids, took a trip to good ole Blanding, UT for the funeral of my Uncle, Tom. We were so sad for his passing. Lots of family came there and it was wonderful to see the love and support. That was James’s first...

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Five Facet Reviews

A couple years ago, Josh and I heard Linda and Richard Eyre speak about parenting. One thing that sounded like a great idea and that we have been doing over the last several months is the “Five Facet Review” of our children. Here is a link to a recent article by them about it. In a nutshell, once a month (this is the goal, but it’s usually about every 2 or 3 months), Josh and I go out to eat and discuss the development and...

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April 2011

Here are some photos from April. We had snow up until the very end of April. James had his first haircut. The kids like green smoothies . The last photo shows us at our first ever car race thing. Josh has a connection at the Miller Motorsports park in Tooele who gave us tickets. It was a fun...

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