Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Behind the Scenes of our Christmas Picture

You all know the drill:
What are we going to wear?
Will her hair stay curled while I hurry and curl mine?
Is he going to get all wrinkled?
What kind of mood will he be in?

Anyway, that's what I went through Sunday after my mom called begging for me to just quickly take a family picture and send it to her because the last one she has of us is WAY out of date. I thought I'd hurry and do it right before church. I wish it was that easy. :)
Cole's being so patient and Cayli and Ron are way too busy teasing each other.
I asked Cole to sit on the chair so I could figure out the lighting. He is such a little goof-ball, I was more distracted laughing at his funny faces, than taking care of what I needed to.
This is a very typical sight: Ron getting ready to give Cole a "beat down" and Cayli is loving every minute of it. Good thing Cole loves these fun moments. You can see Ron's handsome grin under his teasing snarl.
Just one more of the MANY silly faces of Cole. Now Cayli is the one trying to help mom. I love these two little stinkers.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pinewood Derby 2009

Once again Cole was able to help Ron with another Pinewood Derby car. It was quite comical when the night he got his block of wood, he turned on Down and Derby. LOL Of course, Ron wasn't watching the show because he was already out on the work bench cutting away. Hopefully this is their last derby...it's been fun while it's lasted, but it's lasted too long. :)
Cole and his buddy chillin' out after many races. Both their cars did great.
Yes, it IS a good-looking car and is was quite fast. Great job Cole (and Ron).

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Hunter's Moon

WOW...isn't this something? As the kids and I pulled up to the school, we looked over at Snowbasin and all commented on how amazing this moon looked. It really was breathtaking and I feel blessed that the kids and I were able to take a moment to recognize such beauty.

Saturday, October 31, 2009


The kids loved carving their pumpkins. Look carefully at the pumpkin on the right. Cole loves the Yankees (mostly because Ron loves the Red Sox) and since they were playing in the World Series on Halloween, he thought it would be a great jack-o-lantern. I'd have to agree. :)

Both kids went as China children. A special thanks to our fabulous neighbor who bought these outfits on her trip to China this past summer. Unfortunately, Cole left in a flurry with one of his buddies before I pulled out the camera so I didn't get a pic of him.
You can kind of tell by the look on her face, she didn't like the feeling of digging out the seeds and slime. She did like cutting though - she made me extremely nervous!
On the other hand...he LOVED the goo!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Ron, 29...again!

A few weeks ago I got a brainiac idea to have one of our local pilots take Ron for a spin in their plane for his birthday. It turned out that he ended up riding with a guy in this plane and doing all sorts of fun tricks in the air. It was a great surprise and I know he totally enjoyed it by the grin on his face. HAPPY BIRTHDAY sweetie...I love you!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Black Island Farms

Every year we enjoy going to Black Island Farms. It's such a fun place for the kids to play and also a great family field trip. This year, we had a HUGE group from our community take the trip out there all together. It was great. We had the day off school when all of Weber and Davis County was in school so there weren't that many people there.

The North wind made it VERY cold.

We had such a fun time and I saw a handful of students from my school class there. Everyone had a great time together.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Sweet Six (Going on Sixteen)

Time flies when you have such a fun girl like this...can't believe she's 6! Unfortunately I had Parent Teacher Conferences, but that put the ball in Ron's court and he did a great job running with it. They enjoyed a great daddy daughter date at Red Lobster and she LOVED the crab legs.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Harvest Carnival

Our community had a VERY fun Harvest Carnival and Chili cook-off. There were about 20 rooms with different activities and an awesome Spook Alley. You'd think that Cole would want to dress up as something other than a football player, but NO...he hasn't had enough. The balloon room was a fun idea. They sure were loud when they popped though. Luckily they only lost a few of those honkin' big things. Cayli liked wearing her outfit from China. We probably should've invested in some black hair paint.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wangsgard Gathering

As our families get bigger and lives get busier, it's so hard to get everyone together. My Aunt Annette decided to get us all together again. We didn't have a large turn out, but it was GREAT to see those who did come. Here's a few pics of some of the fun activities we did.
Ron just LOVES me and my camera - OK, not my camera...he just humors me.
What a sweet guy!
Cayli totally loaded up from the pinata. Notice the bling on her shirt. We spent the morning at Cole's 2 football games and I told her if she has to wear a football shirt, we'll make it look good.
Oh, my dad. What a great guy. I feel so blessed to have a dad as amazing as him.

Cole LOVED getting back to his baseball swing as he tried to break this pinata. He eventually did break it for all the little ones and OH, you should've seen the candy! What fun.

I'm Going to Try to Be Better!

I love the honesty of my darling cousin Lori. We were laughing about blog stalkers, Facebook happenings and she expressed, in a sweet way, her disappointment in me that I never update my personal blog. Well, I'm going to re-commit to it. I will try to update my blog as often as I update my classroom blog. Thanks Lori :)