Tuesday, November 10, 2009


This post is for me. I think that this might be the month of many colors and I wanted to remember this one. I had Chrisi dye my hair. I think more for entertainment than anything else. It is a reddish dark brown. It is a little darker than I had planned, but I will keep it for a bit.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

October Fun!

Rafe's costume, not very creative. :)

Brad and Ryder were worker men for Halloween. Ryder got sick on Halloween and didn't want to go trick-or-treating. Maybe next year...

We had an activity day and made these hand spiders and pipe cleaner spiders. They turned out cute!

Livi and Kenna frosting/eating sugar cookies!

Jessica is so patient. It took a couple of tries to make Ryder's hand spider. :)

Rafe's Blessing

We blessed Rafe this month. It was a wonderful day with family and friends!

Rafe's special day

Our family

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Ryder is going to be a construction worker for Halloween. We took some shots out by the backhoe. He is really excited about his costume this year. (The last two years he has screamed when we put his costume on.) It will be his first time trick-or-treating!

Witches night out! We made our own tutus. They turned out cute.

We took the kids to the zoo! We are trying to enjoy some of the last good weather days. It was really fun and the baby animals were so cute. My favorite was the baby elephant.

Makenna, Alivia and Ryder

Peyton and Sayla

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Pictures of the Boys!

Sarah Ward took Rafe's newborn pictures and Ryder's 2 year pictures. Here are some of my favorites!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Baby Rafe is here!

We had baby Rafe on August 26th. Everything went really well. They started me at 8:15 AM and I had him at 10:11 AM. It was so fast. He weighed 6 pounds 15 ounces and he was 19 inches long. We named him Rafe William Hales. He is just a week old, but so far he is a pretty good baby.

Ryder is wearing his "I'm the big brother" shirt. He was so excited to wear it.

Ryder loves Baby Rafe. He is always giving him kisses.

Our family of four!

Sunday, April 19, 2009


I guess it has been a while since I updated our blog. A lot happens in four months! First of all, we are expecting another baby September 3rd and we just found out that it's a boy! We are really excited to have another boy. Ryder will have a little brother to keep him company. I am hoping that they can entertain each other. I hear that works out real well. Also we have moved! A little over a month ago Brad asked if I would mind if he put our house up for sale. I said that I didn't care because I really didn't think anything would happen. Then 8 days later, someone bought our house. I was shocked and a little upset at first, but I feel good about it now. We are building a house this summer pretty close to where our old house was. We are staying in the Hales' basement while we build. We took this picture on moving day after we cleaned out the house. I was kind of sad to leave, but I am excited about our new house.

Easter Fun!

Ryder is really into construction trucks right now. He knows all the names of the trucks and their function. The Easter Bunny brought him some trucks and truck books. He was loving it!

We tried to get a picture of Ryder in his Easter outfit, but he wasn't really interested. We probably should have tried before church instead of after.

Hunting Easter Eggs!

We went to the Salem City Easter Egg Hunt this year. It rained, but Ryder didn't seem to mind. It was short and sweet!

Ryder got a new helmet for the four wheeler. He wasn't real excited about it at first, but he finally figured out that he had to wear it to go for a ride. Now he can ride around safely and legally!

Girls Trip!

I got to go to California with Cassie and McKenzie to watch their cheer competition. The girls did an awesome job and we had a great time. This is my favorite picture from the trip! Cassie got her face painted at Knott's Berry Farm! Magical, right?

At the competition with McKenzie and Cassie. We spent some time walking around the sponsor booths collecting free samples! Good stuff!

We went to Disneyland for a couple of days. I got to go on a few rides, but it was a busy weekend there. This is Soarin' Over California, Me, Aubrey, Cassie and McKenzie.