Thursday, February 24, 2011

dallin's home!

Dallin finally made it home!

My mom always said McKay would be the tallest - I don't know how she knew.
 Meeting his future sister-in-law Lauren
Grandma Arave {happy birthday Grandma}!
Dallin, McKay and Dad.
Dallin's plane kept getting delayed later and later so the little kids didn't get to go to the airport to meet Dallin.  Tomorrow. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

byu basketball.

Gregg and I {and Truman} took the Laurels and Mia Maids to the BYU mens basketball game for mutual tonight.  I think everyone had a good time.
It was a late night for Truman - he snuggled dad the entire second half.

Hooray for BYU scoring over 80 points!  Free chocolate cake at Magleby's!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011


Yesterday my mom and I took my sisters kids down to meet their new sister.  It was pretty cute to see them love her and check out how small she is!
I am not sure Anna loved being unwrapped and undressed over and over!
Enoch gets another sister!

Jean got a little possessive of Anna. At one point Anna started to cry so my mom tried to take her from Jean.  Jean immediately put Anna in a tight head lock - then Enoch tried to help by putting Jean in a head lock - poor Anna was screaming her head off as she got 'loved' {mauled} by Jean.  I had to set the camera down and help my mom pry Jean off Anna.  Tiff is going to have to keep Anna away from Jean!

Monday, February 21, 2011

baby Anna.

Gregg, Truman and I went to meet baby Anna yesterday and take Tiff and Aaron dinner.
Tiff and I tried to take some cute photos of baby Anna but she was not cooperating.  Here is one that turned out okay.  My mom and I are taking all Tiff's kids down today to meet Anna so we will try for more photos.
She kind of looks like a chunk in this photo but she really is tiny! 

I am sure there will be lots more photos of Anna to come until baby Simons #2 gets here - oh, and pictures of my little brother DALLIN who gets home from his mission on THURSDAY :)

Happy Monday.

Sunday, February 20, 2011


It snowed all day around here yesterday.  We decided to take Truman on a little sledding adventure down the road to Grandma and Grandpa Simons' house for waffle night {every Saturday night we get together and have waffles for dinner}.  At first Truman was not to sure about the sled, but once they got going he said "weeeee" all the way there!

{Gregg had all his tennis stuff with him because he played tennis with his brother after dinner}.
I love his face in these photos!

We made it to grandma's front door with only a few minor slips!  The roads were pure ice - at one point I set a pan of cinnamon rolls down to change a setting on my camera and the entire pan went sliding down the road.
Thanks Simons for dinner - it really hit the spot on a cold night!

Saturday, February 19, 2011


{cell phone picture...sorry, that is all we have for right now}

Anna Hopkinson
February 19, 2011
7 pounds | 11 ounces | 19 inches | 8:56 AM

Like I said yesterday in Friday Flashbacks, my sister was determined to have her baby this weekend, and she did it.  I need to learn how to do that!

Friday, February 18, 2011

friday flashbacks.

This one is dedicated to my sister who is trying really hard to have her baby this weekend.
Tiffany Quinn | July 24, 1980 | 4 months old.
{I don't think any of her kids have looked like her as a baby - maybe this one will}

Monday, February 14, 2011

tea party.

Truman was invited to a Valentine's Day Tea Party with his girlfriends.  
All the girls wore their best princess dress so Truman wore his best Valentine outfit to win the girls over.  
He wasn't very interested in 'pin the jewel on the crown' or the princess stories - he found a ball and racket and played by himself!

Sunday, February 13, 2011


{22 months old this week}
Truman loves books {as I am sure most kids do}.  This morning after his shower he was sitting on our bed waiting for us to dress him for church looking at some books - it was too picture perfect to not take some pictures!

Friday, February 11, 2011

valentine dinner.

Our ward loves to party.
We had our annual Valentine Dinner/Dance tonight.  Above are pictures of the table I decorated.  Tiffany and April helped me make the carnation flower balls that I put on top of some candle holders.  The best part was that all our friends sat at our table so when we showed up {a little late due to work} they were all waiting for us!  Thanks friends :)

PS- I must say the men in our ward got off easy for Valentines Day ... the woman planned, decorated and executed an awesome dinner/dance for Valentines {complete with roses for the men to give to the woman} - no cost or planning for the men.