Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Friday, December 7, 2007

Happy Birthday to one cool DUDE!
I sure love you Dad!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

I really hate laundry...

So raise your hand if you think Dan will look good in his sweater that I washed like an idiot (dry clean only) that is now 3 sizes too small? Think he will notice? I am sick of laundry...I can't keep track of EVERYTHING for pete sakes!
If I could ask for something for Christmas it would be a little laundry fairy that does the wash while I am alseep! She would wash, fold and put the clothes away...its that too much to ask?

Friday, November 30, 2007

My sister Cydney showed this to our family years ago and it is now a Christmas Eve Tradition. It is a beautiful combination of the movie Luke 2 put out by the church & Amy Grant's "Breath of Heaven". We hope you have a wonderful Christmas Season!
The Mortensen's
(please push pause on my music link at the bottom of my blog so you can hear the song)

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

If you haven't gone to see this movie yet...rush to the theater! It is absolutely delightful and we truly enjoyed it! Not too many movies are made for the entire family anymore and this one hit the spot for all of us! I love hearing my little ones quote their favorite lines from the movie...makes me smile!

Go Santa!

Friday, November 23, 2007

My little Super Hero Capes

It's a Bird...It's a's a Super Hero!
My mom is now selling her Famous Children's Super Hero Capes! They are wonderful because they are machine washable and don't hook around the neck! If you are interested in buying one, here is more information:

Friday, November 16, 2007

Jingle Jangle people! A little something to crack you up for the Holidays!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Do you BIO?

So my sister Jackie had some blogish info about my husband and so I just had to add it to our blog. Check out what Jackie had to say:

"My bro-in-law Dan owns Alta Fuels, a company in Alamosa, Colorado that produces biodiesel. It's a crazy-cool business--they take agricultural products and turn them into fuel. Done and done. It's a way smart business.On a side note, sometimes when I drive home from work I listen to National Public Radio(NPR) because I can't help but like it (shut up, Doug!!), and during my commute they play a news program called "All Things Considered" that I quite enjoy.Well, it's with great pride that I recently figured out that Danny and his company were covered on this program last year and--gasp!--he was even quoted on the air!! I'm sure my sister told me about this months ago, but as a new NPR convert I didn't truly appreciate it.So check out this link if you want to listen to the interview and support (a) me, (b) Dan, or (c) renewable, biodegradable, and non-toxic forms of energy fuel."
Thanks Jackie

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

You Are An ESFJ

The Caregiver

You are sympathetic and caring, putting friends and family first.
A creature of habit, you prefer routines and have trouble with change.
You love being in groups - whether you're helping people or working on a project.
You are good at listening, laughing, and bringing out the best in people.

In love, you value harmony and mutual understanding.
You will apologize or give someone the benefit of the doubt, if it means getting over a fight sooner.

At work, you are good at building relationships and connecting with people.
You would make a great nurse, social worker, or teacher.

How you see yourself: Organized, dependable, co-operative

When other people don't get you, they see you as: Opinionated, critical, and know-it-all

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Monday, October 22, 2007

Pumpkin Patch!

We had a blast at Anderson's Farm this weekend! They had pumpkins, corn maze, petting zoo, food, a train and fun! The kids thought the corn maze was awesome and want to do it again so you know it was a hit!

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Go Go Go Rockies!

So kennedy called from school and told us to check her out on 9 News for a surprise! A Denver news station came to her school and her Choir Group had the chance to sing a Rockies Song. Check it out!

Totally made me cry! I love living here!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Silly Kiddos!

So we had a little fun in between Conference Sessions today! I better feed these kids before they go a little COOKY!

Lazy Saturday...

We spent the day at Southlands Outdoor Mall and had a blast! They have a Farmer's Market that is fun to check out! The girls had their faces painted and the boys had animal balloons made. We sure had fun!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Go Rockies!!!!

Dan surprised us by getting us tickets to the Rockies Playoffs game! We had so much fun! Coors field is so was made to look like an old fashion baseball stadium and it even has a cool water feature! The kids loved singing to all the cool songs, screaming at the top of their lungs and eating non-stop! What a great Dad they have!

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Trip to Alamosa

New Shirt!

Dan & I finally got downtown and went to the Boy Scout Store for Noah. We bought all the patches and had a blast looking around at all the dorky stuff to buy ( and may or may not have purchased a few of those items). We ironed on his beginner stuff and he is ready to rock and roll!

Thursday, September 27, 2007

Lazy Zoo Days...

We just love the Denver Zoo! We finally bought a family season pass so we can enjoy it a little more. The kids all liked different things this time:
Kennedy: Hippos
Noah: Hippos
Rylee: Baby Giraffe
Luke: the animals

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

It's FALL!!!!!

Nothing like carmeled apples and hot cider on a
cold fall evening!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Lego Crazy!

The kids have been crazy over legos this weekend! Dan brought them home a kit that makes multiple sets and this is the one they picked to do first! Kennedy took over the project and Luke was the destruction foreman. Needless to say, this farris wheel was built TWICE!

Friday, September 21, 2007

Bookclub buddies!

So we started off bookclub with Twilight and New Moon! We had such a good time chatting about the books and eating great food! What a fun group of gals to hang out with! Notice the vampire teeth that Kim brought for everyone!!!

Monday, September 17, 2007


So we couldn't find Luke last night...
he was nowhere to be found!
We yelled his name numerous times...nothing! Noah suggested that he might be under his bed so I went to take a peek and found this!
The cutest little monster under the bed!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Happy Birthday Kennedy!

12 years old!!!
We are so happy that kennedy came into our life!
Have a great day kiddo!
The things we love about her are:
Funny as all get out!
Super cute!
Best Babysitter ever!
Fun to be around!
Boy is she witty!
Nicest personality!
Snuggly too!
We love you Kenners...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Beehive Attack!

Kennedy had a great surprise today when her soon-to-be Beehive class decorated her room while she was out. She was sooooo excited (and so was i) and can't wait to turn 12 this week so she can hang out with these super fun girls! Thanks to Jordon ~ you rock!

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Oh Lukers...

So Luke got ahold of a few markers today and decided he was
paper...what are we going to do with this kid?

Big Big Day!

Rylee started ballet & tap today!! She was so excited! She loved it and did such a great job...I sure love being a mom!

Thursday, August 30, 2007


On September 4 it will be a year since the Legend, Steve Irwin died. Every time we see a stingray at the zoo, castaway cay or on tv Rylee will tell you, "that is what killed Steve Irwin the crocodile hunter, right mom"? Our family loved his show and what he stood for. We are sad that he is gone, but glad he gave us such fabulous catch phrases, board games and great television. Thanks Steve!

New Obssesion

So a friend of mine asked me if I had read the Twilight books series and I said no and she gasped and told me I had too. They
are about vampires so I hesitated and said I would try it. A week later I am well into the 3rd book and love them. So if your in the mood for a great book check these out of your library and stay up late like I do and scare yourself. Really good times!

Oh these darn kids... is underway and life is getting organized once again. I love a schedule! I love 8:30 bedtime and I love spending alone time with Lukers!
Kennedy is loving 6th grade. She has 7 classes to make it thru during the day and about a million pound backpack to carry around. She loves her technology class and her science class. Math is still in the works because they have her in the wrong class. She started track last week and LOVES it! She tried the hurdles and found it exciting. She wants to pursue that a bit. I will have to post pics of her first meet.
Noah is "into" 3rd grade as he says. He loves his teacher (Mrs. Kennedy) and enjoys lunch. Sigh...he gives us 30 minute updates on recess and who he played with and what they played. He really likes art and informed me that he doesn't like to sing anymore in music. When I asked him why he just looked at me like I was some type of alien life form. I am not cool I get it already! Geez...
Rylee started out rough this year. For those of you that know Rylee she is very VERY independent. But...she cried everyday before school. What? We had a rough couple of weeks, but now she is fine. She wakes herself up and is ready to go now. (kids always have 2 weeks to get used to a schedule don't you think). She has made new friends and loves her teacher. She did tell me no more dresses to school. Uh...well crap. She has a million this year. She also told me that I need to send better snacks for her class because another kid brought chocolate. (whatever~we aren't suppose too so there. i am following the rules rylee~gosh)
Luke is my buddy still. He and I enjoy the quiet time before Rylee gets home in the afternoon. He likes to go shopping (especially with Dan to Target~gee I wonder why). He loves playgroup and eating snacks. He is talking sooooooooooo well and it catches us off gaurd sometimes. He told me yesterday as he walked into the kitchen, "Mom don't watch me okay"? So I closed my eyes and he opened the pantry door and got a cookie out and stuck it in his pocket. He said, "Okay you can look now, I didn't get any cookies". Oh man...
Well, that wraps it up with the kiddos. Things are great and we hope they are for you all too!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Jake the Snake!

One year ago Jake was born & made our family go on the wildest rollercoaster ride you have ever been on...he was the sweetest and cutest little guy you have ever seen. Thanks Jake for everything you did to make our family closer together. We think of you often and know you are happy!
We love you Baby Jake!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

I always wondered...

Haven't you always wondered what Butterbeer takes like? Kennedy found this receipe on are going to try it so we will update you on that!

Also...for you Harry fans out there here is more info on the new Theme Park opening in Orlando in a few years:

It's my party...

We had a wonderful time playing at Water World for my Birthday Party! The kids thought it was so much fun and I couldn't believe how wild some of the rides were. We even topped it off with some dippin dots!

Monday, August 13, 2007

First Day of School!

Rylee & Noah starting their first day at Coyote Hills Elementary...