Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Family Night at Silver Lake.......

We took a drive up the canyon to Silver Lake last night. We sure love this place! It has been a family favorite for years.

Enjoy the many pictures......

See the moose in the background? We almost always see a moose when we come here. And I love Kate's face in this picture!

The perfect night for a walk around the lake.

(Do you love Katelyn's face is this one? She was mad because dad just wanted a picture with mom!)

Monday, September 26, 2011


This month is a month of birthdays in our family. Cousins, aunt, uncle, sister, and Great Grandpa!

We recently celebrated Grandpa Zierse's 90th birthday!

Lots of his family and friends came by to wish him a happy birthday. It just happened that the party was on the day of the Utah vs BYU football game. Since there are fans of both teams in the family, the room was decorated appropriately! Notice the table in this picture has BYU written with blue tape.

Lots of visiting!

Jace was on present patrol!

Katelyn (no need to mention what table she sat at!)

Bill (Kelly's dad,) Lyenna (Kelly's sister,) Grandpa Zierse, and Kelly.

Grandpa Zierse is from Holland and so the wife of Kelly's cousin made this lovely cake of a windmill and a field of tulips. It was so sweet!

Grandpa and the cake!

Kelly's grandpa loves BYU and when we saw these BYU pillow pets, we had to get him one (it was hard for me to pass up the Utah pillow pet for this one, but I figured since it was for a sweet 90 year old man, it would be okay!) He loved it and wanted his picture with it.

A few days later, we celebrated Kate's birthday. Of course she wanted a princess cake.

She also got princess bubbles and a princess purse.

Mommy and Jace enjoying the party!

And she got her very first bike. She loves to ride her bike!

We had a good time celebrating this month!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Happy 4th to Katelyn!

Four years ago today, Little Miss Kate entered our family!

Here are some favorites of Katelyn's

Favorite colors:

Favorite things to do:
Go to the park

Favorite foods:
Mustard Sandwiches (yep, mustard on two pieces of bread!)

Four of her best friends:

Her favorite TV shows/movies:
Jake and the Neverland Pirates
Mickey Mouse Clubhouse
The Little Mermaid

Four things that I love about Kate:

Watching her play pretend and listening to her sing. When she sings "Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star," she says "how I wondered what you are." Makes me smile every time!

I also love how kind and loving she can be. Like when she comes up to me and says, "I love you so much." Or when she runs up and gives her little brother a great big hug.

I love her fearlessness. Don't get me wrong, she is as shy as shy can be and most the time she will only talk to you on her terms. But she isn't afraid of many things. Like swimming or the rides at the amusement park. I love how she gets so excited about those things. I also love how she can be so girly one minute and then play in the dirt with the boys the next!

I love her laugh! I could listen to her laugh all day (which is much better than the alternative!)

Happy #4 Katelyn!