Monday, December 31, 2007


Sweet little Mayley...almost every time that I see her, she is sleeping so peacefully.

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Our New Family Picture

This is our family picture. My eyes are kind of funny looking and Mayley's hand is in her face but everyone else looks good. We took them right outside our front door by our pomegranite trees.

Monday, December 3, 2007

Home from the Hospital

Mayley in her Christmas outfit that my mom got for her. The hospital gave her the hat and they are so cute together.
The kids stayed with Grammy Tammy until Sunday evening. This is the first time that they saw Mayley. They all wanted to hold her but they do a good job at sharing her.
Here is our most recent family picture. I can't believe that we have 4 kids!!
She is a snuggler. I love holding her. She love to be held close and she wanted to suck on anything that is near her mouth. She even started to suck on my chin.
Labor Story:
We are finally home from the hospital and ready to start life with one more kid. When we got home my mom and dad, Briana and John all came up to see Mayley. We are so excited to have another girl in our family. She is so beautiful and Briley, Dayton and Colton want to hold her all the time. I am feeling really good after delivering her. We went in on Saturday morning for me to get induced. It took three nurses and four pokes for them to get an IV in me and it still wasn't in good. I couldn't move my arm at all or an alarm would go off and the nurse would have to came in and reset the IV again. They started the pitosin at 9:30 and it didn't really do anything until they broke my water at 2:00. The contractions got really hard and I dialated from a 4 to an 8 in an hour and a half. About 3:40 I started pushing and she was born at 3:51 PM. We are so excited to have a little girl.

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Mayley is here!

Mayley Miner was born December 1, 2007 at 3:51pm.
She weighed 7lbs. 2 ounces is 19 inches long.
She has beautiful curly blond hair.

Friday, November 16, 2007


Colton was asleep for most of the time we were at the Museum. He woke up when we went to do the activity outside. It was really cold outside. It was in the 50's during the day and then it was also windy. So we had to bundle up. Colton didn't want to get out of the stroller into the cold.
When he finally got out off the stroller he went over to play with the musical brake drums and roters. He loved hitting them and seeing that each one makes a different sound.

This isn't a very good picture but it is Wes, Briley, and Dayton in a big bubble. This is in the car on the way home. Colton was throwing up all night our last night that we were there. So Briley helped him get to sleep in the car on our long trip home. Colton just hugged her arm and fell right to sleep. She is going to be a big help to me when I have this baby.

Crazy Boy

This is as far as Dayton got to painting his face. He drew spiders on his cheeks.
They had a big pin thing that you can press you face, hand or body on it. It was fun to look on the other side and see your imprint.
They had a big magnets that you can make different things with. Dayton and Wes built a cowboy.
Dayton loved to do this. He weaved beads through the string. He thought this was so fun. This would be tedious for me to do. He loves doing things that take patience.

Children's Museum

We went to a Children's Museum in New Mexico and had a Blast. Wes made huge bubbles and this is Briley jumping off the stairs to pop the bubble.
They had a face painting station for the kids to paint their own faces. Briley had so much fun thinking she was putting on makeup.
This is the finished product. I so glad she can not wear make up yet. She wanted to keep it on her face until Monday so she could go to school like that for her show and tell. She was pretty disappointed to take a shower when we got back to our hotel room.

This is Briley climbing the wall their she made it all the way to the top. Then she wanted to do it again but they were closing.

New Mexico Trip

This last week we went to New Mexico. We had so much fun, but are glad that we are home. While we were in our hotel room, Dayton asked me why I'm not cooking anymore. We are all tired of eating out. I never thought that I would say that!

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Halloween Decoration

Saturday we went to an aution that EA was putting on. We got 100 Pounds and winter grass seed for $45 and these little chairs all for $5 dollars. Don't ask me what we are doing to so with all the chair. We put them on our front porch and the kids got to them and decided to put them in groups across our driveway. Here is a closer look at our halloween pumpkin that the kids like to air up every night. Our house sure is festive up here. We are about the only ones, at least that we have seen. We love the holidays and this time of year.

Our Landscaping

Here is the pictures of what our yard is looking like so far. We still have a lot to do and I don't think there is enough time to get it all done and plant winter grass.
Here is a picture with our halloween decorations. It looks really neat driving down the highway and night and having that big pumpkin lite up.
Here is what our back yard is looking like. We are parking in the back so it is easier to turn around to get out of our drive way. The spot where the swing set is will be my garden area someday. Whenever I can get all the big rocks out, probably after I have the baby.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

This last weekend Wes's parents came up to our house to help with our yard. On Sunday we decided to have a picnic at the same spot that we went to last weekend. The kids wanted to show Dad where we went. So we packed a lunch and all went to the mountains and listened to the Sunday afternoon session of conference at our picnic spot.
It was pretty chilly up there, especially when we would sit in the shade. We had to wrap up in blankets.
Me and Colton relaxing in the sun. I sure am getting big. I'm not too uncomfortable yet. 8 more weeks left. Yeaaa!!!
Wes was helping Colton across the creek and he almost fell in. It was pretty funny to try and catch his balance and not get Colton wet at the same time. They made it across safely.

Landscaping Our Yard

We rented a tractor to landscape out yard on Friday. Dayton got up at 6 in the morning to go with Dad to pick up the tractor. Briley wanted to ride on the tractor before she went to school so Wes decided to take her to school with the tractor. She was sooo excited to ride to school on the tractor and show all her friends.
This is Colton riding on the tractor with Dad. He loved to sit up there and work with his Daddy. I liked it to because then I didn't have to worry about him getting in Wes's way.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Picnic at the Mountain

This last Saturday Wes had a meeting for work so the kids and I desided to go put to the mountain after we got the house cleaned. It was a beautiful day and was raining off and on throughout the day. We didn't have to go to far up the mountain until we came to a little creek that we had our lunch and a played in the water. The kids loved it and wants to take Daddy up there over conference weekend and have a picnic. We love this time of year!!

Rainbow Day at Preschool

This day was rainbow day at Dayton's Preschool. His teacher requested that they wear the color of the day. With much bribery we finally got him to wear this polo shirt and Wes said that he would wear his matching one to work also. I also had to take him to the candy store after school and he got to pick out his own candy. After I took him to the candy store we went to Wes's work and showed everyone there that they were twins that day.

Monday, September 17, 2007

A Big Bed for a Big Boy

Well, now that Colton is two he is in a toddler bed. It is just as well since he could crawl out of his crib anyways. I think it was a challenge for him to see how fast he could get out of the crib once we left the room. So now he is in a big boy bed and loves it. He stays in it and when he goes to sleep he sticks his nose in the wood by the wall. I don't see how that is comfortable but whatever works for him. Now we just need to get him to sleep through the night again. He wakes up about three every night and comes into our bedrrom just to see if we are still there.

Colton needs a bath

One day I couldn't find Colton so I started to seach the house and I found him in the laundry room. He climbed into the washer and was sitting in it. He is a silly boy and keeps me entertained everyday.

Monday, August 27, 2007

The Rain Storm

Sunday evening a big storm came through. The lightning was right above our house and instantly there would be loud thunder. The rain started coming down so hard. It rained hard for a good hour and everything started to flood. The kids couldn't resist getting in the water. They were soaking wet. Today Dayton has had to change his clothes about 4 times because they keep getting muddy. At least it makes the weeds easier to pull.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dayton's First Day of School

Yesterday was Dayton's first day of Preschool. He was very excited to go but I thought when we got their he would get scared and not want me to leave. Well, that wasn't the case. He went right in and put his backpack up. When I picked him up his teacher said he did great. He told me he made a new friend named Spencer and he can't wait to go back. He was dissapointed that it is only two days a week.

Brittany's Birthday

Well, it was my birthday on the 19th. I'm a half a century old now. Wes and I went on a date Saturday night to celebrate. It is fun to spend some time together. Wes got me a big hymn book so I can use it to play in church. It was very thoughtful of him.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Briley's First Day of School

Today was Briley's first day of school. She is so excited to be going to kindergarten. Her teachers name is Mrs. Ulrich and Miss Curtis. She goes and full day so we will see how tired she is when she gets home. She is so excited to do homework. I'm sure that will wear off soon

Colton's Birthday

Colton had his 2nd birthday and the 13th. Here he is opening up his Lightening McQueen Pajamas.

Here is a picture of Colton eating his cupcake. The kids got to decorate their own cupcakes. It was really messy.

It was Dayton's idea to get Colton some Pajamas for his birthday. He wanted Colton and him to be twins.

Jumping on the Band Wagon

My sister, Briana convinced me to sign up for a blog. So here is our family. These pictures were taken in October when we were visiting Wes's parents in Sierra Vista. It is a very pretty canyon called Huachuca Canyon.