Friday, December 18, 2009

missed one

This one didn't post originally and it was one of the best! So enjoy!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009


In an attempt to go green, here is my Christmas letter for this year. I wrote our blog address on the bottom of the Christmas cards I am sending out ( if you want one email me your addy to , they are homemade and come with a family pic, so you know you want one and I have like 200 to send, so just do it, send me your address ) so that people could come to the site to read the letter and scroll through the year in photos I have posted.

Merry Christmas!

Love ~ The Lewis Family

Just kidding :)

This year went by way too fast. Ryken will be two in two months and I can't believe it. Jasmin turned 4 this year and started preschool and lessons at a dance studio and it blows my mind. Where has the time gone? I am now a believer that if you blink you will miss it because it truly goes by that fast.

Steve is still at Pepsi, he moved through a few different routes, helping revive them, and is now on a Provo route. This is so fun, because he gets home sooner and we can take him lunch, on occasion. He is the assistant cub master in our local cub scouts, so that is fun for him.

The most exciting things for me this year were figuring out the joys of swapping homemade cards and pages and then getting called to Enrichment *cough* meeting *cough* Leader for our ward. We bought our first van this summer, so that was another fun highlight of the year.

It has been a pretty low key year, and we don't mind that at all. We hope that those reading this letter are in good health and that your loved ones are as well. May you have a great Christmas season and a fabulous new year.

Love ~ The Lewis Family

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Jasmin's Recital

Thank you to Uncle Jeff or Uncle Michael, not sure which took these films for me, since I was up on stage helping :)
Enjoy, she is the fourth from the left in the front row in each clip.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Friday, November 06, 2009


This one is long, it is both of Jasmin's first fieldtrips, a wedding and a baby blessing. It was supposed to go before the last post, but somehow didn't save on slide and I am finally redoing it :) Enjoy!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Overload with more to come

If you want the slide show to go faster, scroll over it and a + option will come up, that makes it go faster. Or else click on view all images and go at your own pace.
Enjoy :D

Saturday, June 20, 2009

SO I had to steal these of my friends blog, because somehow I forgot to take my camera when I took Jasmin to the Little Mermaid production at the Covey Center. It was a local dance studio's production and it was so fun. Seriously though, it was a bit trippy since I am sure it is our future because Jasmin loves dancing so much.
Deborah and Hailey were able to come with us, and it was so much fun. Thanks for bringing your camera and posting the pics for me to steal :D Seriously too, doesn't her camera rock? It can make even me look pretty good ;)

Monday, June 15, 2009

I know I am due for more wordy posts, but enjoy these pics while you continue to wait for those :D

Monday, June 01, 2009


Ok, time for the long boring wordy part, hope you are enjoying all the pics :)

Let's see, where to start...

Yellowstone was amazing! I have never been there before, nor have the kiddles so it was all new to us and it was awesome. We stayed in a timeshare that a lady my father-in-law works with let us use and it rocked. We were only there for a weekend but we did and saw so much that I honestly felt like we were there longer. We headed up Friday morning arrived that evening and chilled at the timeshare. We had originally planned to hit up some bear park in Idaho on the way there but it was unfortunately closed. We enjoyed the pool at the joint that night before hitting the sacks, Jasmin made a little friend in the kiddy pool who had brought dolls, that was quite fun to watch them play. Michael and Jeff made a little friend too ;) Who we actually ran into the next day in the park "Look, Jeff, it's the girl from the pool" Hilarious!
So yes, Saturday we got up early and went into the park. There were a lot of trees at first and we finally saw some Bison across the river and I was honestly thinking, man this is going to suck since I don't know where to look or what exactly to look for when we went around a bend and bam, there were bison in the road, trotting along. Hello, they have no fear and just go where they want. There were tons and tons of bison and elk everywhere, so spotting them turned out to not be as difficult as I thought. The secret is, if you see a car pulled over, pull over too, they probably have spotted something. We saw a couple of wolves the first day, and a bald eagle and even a bear, it totally rocked. We went and saw old faithful and a bunch of hot pots along the way. Jasmin called them the " stinky geysers " and for weeks afterwards woke up every morning asking if we were going to see the "stinky geysers and animals" Ever now and then she still mentions them :) We saw the worlds tallest geyser ( steamboat ) and a bunch of little ones. It was crazy now in some areas there was like 10 feet of snow and then the baren areas of hot springs and pots. That night we went to the discovery center they had right next to our timeshare and it totally rocked. It was right before they were closing so the wolves and bears that live there and are the exhibits were playful as can be. Ryken loved the wolves and would squeal with delight when they would come up to the window and follow him. We went and saw them the next day, and it was nothing like the night before, so if you go, go before closing time because they are so much more alive then. The gift shop had this huge bear couch and the kids loved playing on it. The also had tons of fun toys they would have loved, but a) no room to take home and b) no way I am spending 200 bucks on a rocking bear.

The next day we went in early again to the park, in an attempt to see more wolves since we only saw two the day before and in our excitement over the bear, missed out on seeing a pack of them. We in fact saw 2 and got some good shots, so that was fun ( oh and I spotted them, right when most of us were falling asleep and I too was about to close my eyes, I saw the first guy running across a meadow of snow and his friend was near behind him ) We saw another bald eagle that day too.

So yes, Yellowstone rocked, it was a blast and I would totally go back again anytime, I think it would be fun to go fall, I bet it is really pretty then.

Jasmin's recital was so stinking cute. I made matching tutus for the little girls and they were told to wear black and it just turned out so great. She did so well, though she was tired ( it is an afternoon class as opposed to the morning one she had last sem ) and she fell once, during the tap routine which was so sad because afterwards that was what she kept telling us "I fell", but they had installed hardwoods floors a few weeks prior so the kiddles weren't used to it's slickery-ness yet. She loved getting flowers from daddy afterwards and the fact that her friend Hailey came to watch. So it was good times.

Ok, I am tired, more update soon.
Remember, if you don't want to go through the slideshows, click on "view all images" and it will take you to a page to check them all out :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Jasmin's Spring Recital

So I need to update pics, but honestly as just lazy and haven't. Here are the recital movies from today, for those who missed it. Thank you to those who came, it means a lot to Jasmin and us that you were able to come.


Friday, May 15, 2009

So my friend posted this on her blog, it is seriously made me laugh.out.loud.
Enjoy :)

PS, if you are tired of the swimming pics, you can click on view all images and it will take you to a pager where you can skim though the pics you want, just a little fyi ;)

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Did you miss the post a few back?

I already confessed about being a slacker, what more can I say?
Ok, ok, sorry?
I really am, life has been busy actually and I have a picture overload to unload from our trip to yellowstone that was AMAZING. The babes were quite good we saw everything from a bear to wolves, only thing we didn't see were any moose.

We have had bdays and holidays pass and I need to just get the slideshow up. Steve got busy with finals and I have participated and hosted a few craft swaps, need to get 170 bees made for enrichment, 7 tutues for a recital, helped make 70 fully embossed cards for a graduation ( by fully I mean 6 individually cut letters and a big flair on each invite, good thing I passed that off to my sibs to finish up )

Little man has been sick the past weekend, so that dampered mom's day, but it was still good times ( after being barfed on by my little man sunday morning, hubs let me sleep in the rest of the day and he and Jasmin organized the craft/playroom and made me cards )

Ok, just letting you know we are alive, if the comp will stop freezing, of if we get a new one ( keep fingers crossed ) then I can upload pictures sooner/faster.