Friday, August 05, 2011


We had some friends over the other day and we are sad we haven't done it more often. I had fun catching up with my friends talking about jobs, working out, husbands:), food, kids, moving, pregnancies, ect. All the little boys plus Bailey had a blast playing together. We had Tia Rosa's Mexican food for dinner with chips and Salsa. For dessert I made chocolate-peanut butter bars, and fruit pizza. It was funny that Bailey was the only girl but Adell will bring a play mate for her soon in October. I am so glad everyone was able to come and we missed those who couldn't:(

Rachel's boy Parker. He had so much fun and didn't want to leave. He hid under the table and his mom had to coax him out. so cute!

Bailey busy playing away
Adell's boy Roan. He was such a good boy and sat there and played with one of Bentley's toy skateboards for quite awhile.
Kristen's boy Wes. He is adorable. Poor kid is just a little younger than the other boys and kept getting picked on. He handled it like a champ though.
Christy and her boy Mason. The newest little one and he was so good the whole time. He is such a sweetheart.
Bailey's new thing is going after people's toes and shoes. It grosses me out because a couple times I've found her chewing on the shoes. kids will be kids
Some of the girls visiting and eating their yummy Tia Rosa's. L to R (Jade, Courtney, Kristen, Wes, Adell, and Christy.)
Roan loved Bentley's Bouncing horse.
Bentley running around pushing his trucks!
The two trouble makers Bentley and Courtney's boy Dean. The kids would go up stairs and then come back down crying. Dean and Bentley never seemed to know what happened:)
They wrestled, pushed trucks, built towers, shot hoops, and watched movies.
Bentley's stink face. He didn't want me to take his picture.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Farewell Elder Tyler Curtis!

My brother Tyler was called to the Melbourne, Australia mission and left to the MTC this morning. I am so proud of him that he has chosen to dedicate the next two years of his life to sharing the gospel for our church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. He is so special to all of us and has been such a great help to me and my family. Bentley and Bailey adore Uncle "Tyer" and he will definitely be missed. I am so thankful for the great example he is setting for my family. I do however think he is going to the best mission out there. I have always wanted to visit Australia and think it is such a neat place with such a great culture. I can't wait for pictures! Here are a few pics I took after Tyler was set apart. President Ostler gave Tyler such a neat blessing and visited with the family.

Bailey June! She is so proud of herself now that she can crawl and sit up by herself!

Collin Rubbing Tylers Head for good luck. Tyler is Collins best bud!
Those who were able to be at the setting apart
The newest Elder
Doesn't he look sharp
Michael, Tyler and my mom
Me and the kids with Uncle Tyler
Tyler and Heidi. She will be sixteen when he gets back. He told her she was not able to drive his truck(:
Tyler and Grandpa West
Kevin and Tyler
My parents with Tyler
Grandma Curtis and Collin with Tyler
Kyle and Kelsey with Tyler. When Tyler comes back Kelsey and Kyle will have a one and a half year old!

Bentley(2 1/2) and Bailey(7mos.)

Bailey is loving being able to army crawl and get to her toys!
Bentley was showing my friend Carli's baby Julianne his horse Lucky
Bentley kept trying to hug Julianne but she kept trying to crawl away. She gave him kisses though so it made up for the playing hard to get. haha
It was so fun having Carli and Julianne over before they moved to California. We will miss them. Both my kids loved playing with Julianne. Every time she would make a sound, Bailey would start laughing and smiling at her.
Bailey loves meal time. She is eating all sorts of foods now.
Bentley likes to tell me over and over when Bailey has spilled.
Love those baby blues!
Her smiles are contagious!
Bentley with his pal Lucky
Bailey freezes when I point the camera at her these days. She loves phones and camera's

Bentley has become quite the character. He loves to learn his ABC's and watch movies.

My two cute kids.
I am trying to teach Bentley to share with Bailey. It is quite the task!

My sweet boy!