Sunday, December 30, 2012

I Guess He Liked His Present

Grimm loves chewing, thankfully he sticks to his toys, but boy does he show us what he thinks of his presents we get him! Such a funny dog.

Our Favorite Elder

Our favorite missionary Elder Austin Baxter and his darling wife Sarah! Can't believe it was 6 years ago he first taught us, and every December we look forward to seeing him and his wife!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Wish You a Merry Christmas!

It seems like every Christmas we are running all over with our heads chopped off, not really even enjoying Christmas morning with our kids cause we are in such a hurry. This year was so different and we loved it! We did our own Christmas morning, breakfast with just our little family of four, and it was great! It was so fun watching the girls faces light up when they came down Christmas morning seeing that Santa had brought them a kitchen. We really just enjoyed watching them open their gifts, and Elizabeth was so sweet, kept telling us thank you and giving us hugs, it was so great. Then we just spent the morning playing with our gifts and having fun.
After getting ready, we made a stop over at Ryan's dad Rodney's house and visited him and Ryan's little brother Randy.
Then we spent the rest of the day at the Turners with the family! It was great!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Eve

Oh how I love getting together with my family on Christmas Eve for one of my favorite tradition. My dad reads the story of the birth of Christ and all the kids dress up and act out the story, it's so fun to watch their faces light up. My kids favorite part of the evening is getting GrandMerry pajamas, they get super excited for those! I'm just happy that we are able to get together as a family and this year was even more special because my grandma Isabel and grandpa Keith were able to join us! Very thankful for my family!
After spending some time with my family, we stopped by Ryan's Aunt Roxie's home to see all the cousins. They spoiled our girls with gifts, and the kids had so much fun playing together for a couple hours. This is the first big holiday without Ryan's sweet grandma Julia, and Ryan was so close with her, he's been missing her a lot. His aunt Roxie was so sweet and in memory of grandma gave Ryan a special gift, a wood puzzle. Every Christmas Grandma would give Ryan a sort of wood block puzzle because she knew he loved them and was so good at them. His aunt Roxie remembered that, and it was just the sweetest thing, and really made this holiday so special for Ryan. I'm so grateful for the family of his that we are able to stay close with.
To end the evening, we had our girls open their Christmas Eve gift, which is always a book, and we sit together and read it. Love this tradition and so do our girls.

Monday, December 17, 2012

Taking Care of her Big Sister

I love that Scarlett watches out for her big sister, and makes sure she is fed...even when Elizabeth is sleeping.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Brush Brush Brush

Scarlett takes brushing her teeth very seriously!

Monday, December 10, 2012

We all Scream for Ice Cream!

Today was an after school treat kind of day! Ryan, Elizabeth and I couldn't finish our ice cream because there was so much...but somehow Scarlett's little tummy has able to eat her entire thing! She must really love ice cream!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Primary Program

We are so proud of Elizabeth! She is so dang shy that she has never gotten up at church for any kind of program. Today was our yearly primary program, and she decided it was time! I'm sure it didn't hurt that Ryan was up on the stand too since he's a teacher, but she got up there! She even did an awesome job singing the songs she knew and even took on her reading part! I was so proud to hear her get up and say 'I will follow the prophet by being kind to other'. Proud parent moment for sure!!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Ward Christmas Party

Had a great time with family and friends at our ward Christmas party. Elizabeth was so excited to sit on Santa's lap...Scarlett not so much, lol.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Sleepy Scarlett

One minute she is jumping on my bed as I'm trying to make it, the next thing I know she has drifted away to her happy place.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

This Feels Very familiar...

This is the second time Scarlett has gotten into the diaper cream, which thankfully wasn't the dreaded Penatan Cream...but it felt all to familiar.... Scarlett
For those who don't remember... Elizabeth about the same age. 12.27.2008

Elizabeth & Tooth #6

Elizabeth pulled out tooth #6!!! She's going to be toothless before we know it!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Who Doesn't Like Counting Their Blessings?

I am so Thankful for so many things this past year, and my family is always at the top of my list! I am so grateful that we were all able to get together and celebrate this holiday in each others company!

Cousins are Friends that will Love you Forever

We did it, we got a picture with all 18 cousins! Love that they are such a close group of friends!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Oh That Smile...

That smile of hers just melts me! Seriously, how can you not look at her face and smile yourself! So stinking cute! I caught this moment at the pet store while she was checking out the turtles...she couldn't take her eyes of them, and her smile for that matter!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Guess What!?!?

That's right we are expecting our third child! I'm still trying to wrap my head around the fact that I'm pregnant! Although, my morning sickness does not let me forget it! Elizabeth is thrilled about the news...Scarlett is to young to care, however once the baby is here I'm sure she will be excited as much as the rest of us!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Happy Halloween

Glad Ryan and I were able to spend the evening trick or treating with our girls! They were so darn cute!!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Rodgers 1st Annual Halloween Bash

Ryan and I thought it would be fun to throw our first Halloween Bash with some friends. We invited some good friends and some that we didn't really know, but thought it would be a great way to get to know some new couples. It defiantly was! We had so much fun playing games and visiting! We were laughing so hard from the games, and it was just a great night! I can't wait to host it again next year!

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Snow Buddies

Elizabeth loves playing with her cousin Gabe in the snow!

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Picking Pumpkins

Elizabeth and I went to get some pumpkins for our front porch and she really wanted me to take a picture of her with all of them. After I took it I couldn't believe how grown up she looked...crazy. She was suppose to stay little forever!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Loving the Fall

The fall is my favorite season, and I couldn't resist taking some family pictures in my sisters backyard with all the beautiful colors of the leaves!

Sunday, October 7, 2012

Our Little Shirley Temple

Elizabeth wanted me to take her picture because her hair was curly, and she kept telling me she looked like Shirley Temple. We took her pictures, and then she said she would take our picture too...she is so thoughtful.

Monday, October 1, 2012

Ice Skating

Since school started, Elizabeth gets points for doing certain things, and her goal was for us to take her ice skating. She had never been before, so after school we took her skating for the first time. She was a complete natural. She caught on so fast, and had a smile on her face the entire time! She can't wait to go back again!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

29 isn't old right?

I can't believe that 29 years of my life have past me!! I'm so blessed to have such an amazing family, and they continue to spoil me with their love! Although, I'm having a hard time understanding how 29 years have past me by, I'm going to embrace 29! I think this year is going to be full of adventure and I can't wait to begin to see what is in store for me!

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Spoiled Birthday Girl!

Ryan totally surprised me with this awesome birthday gift!! I was speechless! Thanks to the rest of my family that helped pitch in, they completely shocked me! I love these great unexpected gifts! Thanks for making my birthday amazing and making me feel like a queen! LOVE IT!

Monday, September 17, 2012

New School, New Adventure

Elizabeth was lucky enough to get excepted last minute into an excellent school! Sadly, we transferred her, and I'm crossing my fingers that she will adjust quickly. She isn't super excited about having uniforms, but she looked darling in it on her first day!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Hogle Zoo

Ryan's work rented out the zoo for the day. We haven't been since they opened the new rocky shore exhibit which features extensive multi-animal habitat featuring bears, sea lions, seals and otters. I have never been to the zoo and saw the animals so active, it was pretty neat. We all had a great time.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Utah State Fair

I haven't been to the State Fair since I was a kid! It was so fun taking the girls and seeing all the fun things! Elizabeth loved the science building, they had some pretty cool stuff, and Scarlett of course loved all the farm animals.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Brigham City Utah Temple Open House

I had already been up to the open house with my young women, but I thought it would be great to get the family together and make time to get up to the open house before it was dedicated. I know Elizabeth probably won't remember it, but she is always asking me what it's like in the Temple, and I wouldn't want to miss out on taking my girls to the open house! It was a wonderful evening, and am so grateful that we are able to make it, it's something some of my nieces and nephews won't ever forget.

Monday, September 10, 2012

Elizabeth & Tooth #5

All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth! I think we are going to have to start calling her toothless! She lost her other front tooth! (Upper A)

Friday, September 7, 2012

Greek Festival

We LOVE LOVE LOVE making it out to the Greek Festival every year! This year we were so excited to go with our family and our friends the Tafunas. That morning we got a call that Ryan's dear sweet Grandma Julia had passed away during the night. We had so much gong on all day, but Ryan needed to take his mind off everything, so it was actually a nice evening just being surrounded with our friends and family. I just have to say, that I think Scarlett is part Greek, she was dancing all night, it was hilarious.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Young Women at Brigham City Temple Open House

Have I said how much I love our Young Women. They are all just the most marvelous young ladies! I can't always make it to mutual, but when I heard we were taking them to the Brigham Temple Open House, I couldn't pass up going! I wanted to share this experience with them, and I'm so glad I did, it was amazing!

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Elizabeth's First Day of Kindergarten

What a beautiful day to start Kindergarten! I still can't believe my baby is starting Kindergarten, but I was super proud of myself! I totally held it together this morning,I think mostly cause I'm still in shock. I'm just glad that she had a fantastic first day! She loved her teacher and classroom and we even squeezed in some time with her best buddy, her cousin Gabe! I'm sure we have an exciting school year ahead of us and I can't wait!!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Elizabeth & Tooth #4

Elizabeth pulled out another tooth!(Upper B) She really wanted to be ready with her Kindergarten smile for her first day of school tomorrow!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Personal Progress Pool Party

I am so lucky to get to serve in the Primary and the Young Women. I just adore our Young Women, they are such a wonderful group of gals!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Mirror Lake

We love camping, and were so excited for our family trip to Mirror Lake! We started the trip exactly how you should start a camping trip...roasting marshmallows!
8.22.12 This is our second year coming up to Mirror Lake, and also my second time ever fishing. I had so much fun last time and was so excited that Elizabeth was at a good age to learn to fish. I dare say she is probably a better launcher than me! She can't get the line so far out there. Although, she didn't have any luck on this trip, she can't wait to go to the ponds near our home to catch one.
8.23.12 Spent most of the day relaxing by the lake fishing until is starting poor rain on us! Then we spent most of the day in the tents. At least Ryan and I were able to catch a little something!
8.24.12 Our last day at Mirror Lake was awesome! I waited patiently and after I caught one great sized trout, I must have had some luck, because I caught a huge tiger trout! It's a thrilling feeling have a fish pulling on your line! We loved being out in nature with my family and just enjoying each others company! I can't wait till our next family trip!