Saturday, November 6, 2010


It's hideous that it's taken me since March of this year to muster up a new post....whaaaat?! So much has gone here we go....Since my last post we've celebrated every one of our birthdays, softball season ended for Syd (didn't come in 1st this year, but 2nd), summer has come and gone which included Girl's camp for Syd and I, a trip to Utah to visit Becky and family, EFY for Connor as well as his last Scout Camp at Catalina Island, Connor's braces came off, Grace's brace's went on, our camping fun, and a bazillion trips to the beach. School is back in session, waterpolo season is coming to a close (Upland Varsity's going to CIF....whoop!) , Syd made advanced choir at the Junior High, I was made Young Women's President in our ward, Rod was just called as 2nd counselor in the Bishopric and we're just trying to keep up with it all!


Happy 7th Birthday Millie!...

Scout Camp @ Catalina Island

JUNE 2010: Especially For Youth @ BYU Provo. Conor had a blast!

JULY 2010
Leo Carrillo

Lisie and Jason came too!

Just before vacation Millie took swimming lessons again. She's a great swimmer!

Swim Banquet- June 2010

APRIL 2010
Syd played softball again
The team was called SHOWTIME

Syd and Ricky

MAY 2010

Connor and his sweet new bike from Grampa Richard

Grace celebrated her birthday with a trip to Disneyland.
She brought along her best "boy" friend, Donnie

Grace and Millie at her party

April 2010- Camille's school trip to the LA ZOO!

Friday, March 12, 2010


I love my family with all it's chaos...softball games, swim meets, young men/young women activites, orthodontist appointments (we have 3 in braces right now!), birthday parties, school choir performances...and I still get to go and do something that is a big part of who I am on occasion which is perform, and love every minute of it! I'm just finishing up my last 2 weekends at the Candlelight Pavilion in the production of "Pajama Game". Its been a lot of fun and the cast has been great. I've been working with some long time friends and have made some wonderful new ones! Connor is on the swim team now at Upland High, and Syd is in the middle of softball season, just started track and field at the Junior High and is still involved with the choral program too! Grace and Camille are loving 1st and 4th grade and I'm sure each of them will be involved in another extra-curricular activity again soon :) LIFE IS are a few pictures of just some of it...

Sunday, January 3, 2010


We spent Christmas Eve with my parents and Lisie and Jason and their kids. We had a great meal, a lesson that Lisie prepared, then we made candy houses. The kids opened their new pajamas and then we spent time just visiting. It was nice. We don't have to get up quite as early these days on Christmas morning, but 7am rolls around pretty quick when you're staying up late the night before waiting for Santa to arrive! The kids were excited as usual and I have to admit that watching the kids open gifts is the best part of Christmas morning for me. We started carrying on the tradition of lining up the kids in the hallway and taking their picture before they open gifts like Rod and his sisters used to do. Connor's big gift was an electric guitar that he lovingly named "Janine" for reasons I'm still a little fuzzy on. Syd, Grace and Millie got mostly clothes and shoes just like they asked for, and they were very pleasantly surprised to find that Santa brought them the Wii and a trampoline! The best part about Christmas day is spending time with our family. We always spend a couple hours at my parents, then we go straight to Rod's parents house to eat and open presents. Luckily for us, they live just a mile or 2 apart! Our kids are very blessed to have both sets of grandparents alive and well and living so nearby! I love my family!