Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween 2011!

Some really quick shots right before we walked out the door of Wolverine, Sleeping Beauty & Thor.

Dyllan as Wolverine - 5 

 Izabelle as Beauty - 2

Peyton as Thor - 4
The kids did great trick-or-treating, they loved going to their friends houses most and hated the houses that were decked out with flashing lights, bloody walk ways and scary decorations. It was a great night though and we were so happy we went out when we did, just as we were finishing it started to get really cold. I think we were out for about two hours before we went home to dump the loot and eat candy while we danced around the living room. It was a great Halloween! Now we are looking forward to tomorrow when baby girl Ford will arrive! 
Since Izabelle can't write thank yous like the boys can, we did this as a substitute for her birthday thank yous and made them into cards. Thank you to everyone who came over, called and thought about her on her birthday!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Izabelle is 2!!

 My baby girl turned two on the 20th and is so grown up! She loves to dance and sing and do anything extremely girlie, but at the same time likes to play ball & cars and "yegos" with her brothers. She loves books and iphones and can navigate mine as well as I can. She loves snacks and treats and fruit, especially apples. I love her long curly hair and spunky attitude (most of the time). She loves her family and likes it best when all of us are with her. If one of us is missing she asks where they are until they get back. She is excited, as of right now, for her baby sister to come. I love that she has to be the last one to tell me that she loves me at night, Peyton will yell I love you mom and before he can even finish Izabelle says "love you mom" until I tell her that I love her too. I love how obsessed she is with the temple. I love to see the temple is her favorite song and if she sees angel Moroni from any distance in the car she instantly yells "I see the temple" until everyone responds that yes, we see the temple too. I hope she never loses that love for the temple. She most definitely has her daddy wrapped around her tiny little fingers and knows exactly how to get what she wants from him. I'm pretty sure he loves it as much as she does. Everyday she listens for the chimes on the door and yells "daddy home" and goes running to him with open arms. Izabelle is hilarious and brings so much fun into our family. She pretty much dominates us all with her personality and we all get told what to do all day. She will be a strong woman for sure.

On a walk in our beautiful neighborhood
 St. George trip playing with her buddies
Showing off her big Ford lips
 She loves swimming
 Our trip to NY with her two best friends
 She loves chocolate

Happy Birthday Izabelle!! We love you so much!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Peyton in Preschool!

Peyton started preschool last week at Bingham High School! I thought for sure that he was going to have a hard time leaving and being by himself, but he proved me wrong, very wrong. Last Tuesday as soon as we pulled into the parking lot he started to unbuckle and tell me goodbye. I made him wait at least until we got to the curb so he could walk on the sidewalk up to the gate. It made it really easy for me to send another one to school and at this point I needed easy. I thought that maybe after his first day or two he wouldn't want to go anymore, but wrong again, he is excited to go everyday. I guess my little boy isn't so little anymore and is perfectly fine being independent just like his big brother, which is a good thing with Baby #4 coming anytime in the next couple weeks. We have had to run on a pretty tight schedule and it will only get more difficult once she's here. It's great though, it just means that my little family is growing up. I just wish time would slow
down a bit instead of continually getting faster. I can't believe I have 2 in school!

Here is my Peyton
He looks quite a bit like his dad to me in this picture.
Of course I made him take pictures for his first day of school, and it was killing him that there was a big slug sitting on the sidewalk and he couldn't touch it until I was done.                                     

Way to go Peyt, we love you!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Walter in Kindiegarten

Dyllan started kindergarten today and was so excited! I thought he might get a little bit nervous when it was time to go but I was wrong, he couldn't wait to leave this morning. Justin went to work early so that he would be able to leave for a minute and walk with us to school. I think it made D feel like he was the luckiest kid there. He did such a great job, he ran over to his class and got in line without even hesitating. He did say goodbye to me this year at least. It makes it so easy when they are so independent. There was one mom there that sat at the playground sobbing after the kids went in. I can't imagine being that emotional about my kids going to school, but apparently it is really really hard for some people. Thanks for being so independent Walter!! I hope Peyton and the girls will be as excited to go to school as you are!

First day of kindergarten!

Boys can't take pictures without making some sort of face in at least a few of them.

I was so happy that he was excited to go to school, it sure makes it easy for me to send him and know that he is confident and happy to be learning and making new friends.

He is so handsome!!

These two best friends will be spending a little less time with each other from now on.

I can't believe how old they are getting!

When I came to pick him up he came out and told me he had a great day at school.

He cannot wait for preschool to start in 4 weeks!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


Seven years ago today I made the best decision of my life starting a family with the most incredible man I know. Justin is always trying to please me even when I'm mean and cranky. He is so patient with me and my quirks. I love that he teases me and loves to have fun and spend time with our family. I love that our boys get so excited to see him and look forward to his day off even if there is nothing planned. I love that our daughter has him wrapped around her finger and that she lights up when he comes around. I can't wait to watch this next little girl do the same thing. I love that we have set goals and have been able to accomplish them together. I truly could not ask for a more perfect match for me, I could not live without him. In seven short years we have had so many triumphs and struggles and I would not change any of them because they have taught us so much and made us so strong. I know that we could get through anything together. He has worked so hard at school and work to take care of our family and allow me to be a full time mother and wife and I appreciate him so much for that. I know that he would do anything for our family and I couldn't ask for more. I am the luckiest girl in the world to have this incredibly handsome man to be my best friend for eternity. I love you Justin!!


Friday, April 1, 2011

The Kids

A few weeks ago it was finally warm enough for me to go out and take the Christmas lights down. These three thought it was great that they could yell at me the whole time and throw toys out the window so that I could go fetch them. They looked pretty cute standing there all together so I grabbed the camera. However, getting them all to look at me and smile at the same time seems to be impossible so these were the best we could get.

I guess 2 out of 3 isn't too bad.

Izabelle is getting so grown up! She is almost 18 months old now and talking up a storm. She is so full of sass and attitude! Some days it's cute and some days it wears me out, but with those big blue eyes and cute little face she's hard to get mad at.

Dyllan had a carnival at his school this week and got to play lots of games, eat popcorn & cotton candy, win toys and get his face painted! He was so excited to go to school that day and even more excited to jump in the car and tell us about it.

He had the teachers paint a caterpillar

and a dinosaur. We also registered for Kindergarten this week which made Justin & I feel really old! I wish they could all stay little forever!

Yay for warm weather! My mom & sister invited us to go to Wheeler & Apple Spice Junction with them today and we all had lots of fun being outside for a while.
My little Miss Independent was so excited about the animals, especially all the ducks running around.
We found out the other day that she really likes tractors too, she kept trying to run away from the park because there was a backhoe digging a foundation and she really wanted to go see it. I guess the boys have had a little bit of influence on her.
D & Boom looking at the baby sheep. They were so cute squatted down holding hands.
Towards the end Dyllan gave me this face. He was hot and hungry, not in any mood for a picture.
My cute boys, you can barely see Peyt's eyes under his brim.

Bring on the warm weather!

Friday, February 25, 2011

T.J. is Home!

T came home from California on February 2nd and we all made it to the airport to see him. I took a lot of pictures so here are a bunch of them!
T & Leann

T & Pops

Meeting Izabelle for the first time

D was really excited

I think he still was a little nervous though

Elder Ford

My cute niece Brooklyn

My sweet nephew Isaac & Dyllan showed up in the same outfit, Shawn White of course, so we had to get a picture of the two of them.

Of course Peyton's tongue is hanging out, here he is with his sign

Some of the Ford boys, and the Boom

So good to see the Elder didn't turn wierd on us

D looks huge!

My beautiful little girl with her daddy!

It didn't take Peyton long to warm back up to T

We could not believe Izabelle liked TJ! Not because of T but because she doesn't like anyone, especially people she doesn't see regularly.

She did so great!
The boys with their very proud mom. I hope to have a picture like this someday with my two RMs.
The girls all made banners and posters the night before and we blew up balloons and cut up plastic tablecloths to tie all over and even a banner for the overpass. Everything was decorated really well.Welcome home Elder Ford!