Saturday, December 27, 2008

Rachel's 2nd Foot Surgery

Rachel had her left foot reconstructed on Friday Dec. 19th. ALSO the doc took the "hardware" out of the right foot which included 3 large screws. She is doing really well but I think she is getting bored on the couch! She gets around with crutches okay but not outside too much! We have too much snow and ice! For now she has a big cast/wrap around her foot. She will get the removable boot on in another week. Then hopefully she will be ready to go back to school. But she is suppose to have no weight on her left foot for 8 weeks! She will be slow going but hopefully it's a good reason for all the cute guys to help her and carry her books to class for her!

Saturday, December 20, 2008


Well, the kids have begged long enough Mark said. It was last April when our Shihtzu puppy died and the kids have been asking for another dog ever since. We weren't sure if we wanted to get another puppy and go through all the training again. SO we happend to find a dog on KSL website and he is a 4 year old Shihtzu. We went and met him and the kids loved him. So we brought him home. At first he would only go to Whitney but now he is friendly and likes us all. The kids are happy. I hope Mark and I can handle another dog.

He's a Shihtzu so some people think they are ugly but we think he's really cute! And Yes, he's a boy; his name is Tucker but Whitney insists on putting a bow in his hair!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Yellow belt!

Scotty has graduated in Karate to a yellow belt! He has been taking a Karate class since October and has really improved. He passed the test to receive a yellow belt. His instructor told us something interesting yesterday. He said that it's only been about 50 years since your skills were ranked by the color of your belt. Before that, there were 2 colors of belts...White and dirty! He said that people knew how good you were or how long you've been studying karate by how dirty your belt was! Congrats SCOTTY!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Lights at Temple Square

Mark's parents were in town for the weekend so we decided to go downtown SLC to see the Christmas lights and displays on Temple Square. What a nightmare! Well, the parking and crowds anyway...the lights and atmosphere were wonderful!

Mark's brother McKay and and his wife Andrea and their kids came along as well.

Scotty's Baptism day

Saturday Scotty was baptized. We had family and friends over to celebrate this wonderful day!

Scotty with his new set of scriptures.

Monday, December 1, 2008

Whitney's Tamarack pictures

Whitney likes the outdoors and taking pictures of everything she sees...

she took a bunch more but I can't seem to upload them all....

Thanksgiving in Tamarack, ID

Wow, what a beautiful place!...not much snow yet though. We spent a great weekend in Tamarack, Idaho for Thanksgiving. Of course Whitney got some great pics of the scenery!


Scotty trying to hit Whit with a snowball!

Macee does not like pictures!