Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Going Private

So after getting a few weird comments from people I don't know I have decided to go private. I am kinda sad because I have loved finding old friends but for the sake of my kids I decided its not worth it. So anyone who wants to keep following our blog leave me your email addresses.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Happy Birthday Mikey!

Yesterday was Mike birthday. So I just want to say Happy Birthday! He turned 27 I can't believe how old he is. I think he had a pretty good day. On Sunday we celebrated with Mikes family and then yesterday we had a birthday dinner with my family. Of course his birthday dinner had to be steak and potatoes. Everything was really good. Love ya babe, I hope you had a good day!

Its tradition that when its your birthday you get to eat on the special plate.

I worked really hard on this cake but too bad it didn't taste as good as it looks!

Pumpkin Carving, Trick or Treating, and more!

I love halloween. Caden was so much fun this year. He thought it was pretty cool that we let him use tools to carve pumpkins. And him and Livvy looked to cute dressed up in their costumes. Caden was a soldier and Livvy was a Lamb. We also went to a little thing that Hariman State park puts on. We do it every year with Mikes mom and dad. It is so fun. Every little cabin is decorated and you can trick or treat to each one. They also have a carnival in one and a spook alley in another one. It was definatly a busy week but we had a lot of fun!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Family Pics Cont.

So here are the rest of the family pics that we had taken a few weeks ago. I know there are a lot but I just like them all so much I had to put all my favorites on.

I love her eyelashes in this one!

Isn't he cute!

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Family pics

I have been trying to find someone to take our family pics forever but everyone I found was asking an outragous price. So I called my ever so talented cousin Chelsi to see if she knew anyone that would do it for cheap. And she volenteered! I have to admit at first I was a little skeptical because she didn't really have too much experience but I thought I would give it a try. They turned out amazing! This picture is one of many I will post the rest when she get through with them. Thanks so much chels I truly don't know what I would do without you! You do my hair, take my family pictures, what can't you do!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Today is me and Mikes 4th anniversary! I cannot believe we have been married for four years. But it has been the best four years of my life. I honestly don't think I could have gotten anyone better for me. Anyone that knows Mike well always tells me that he is too hard to live with, but anyone that knows me well knows that I am a little eccentric so I guess we just balance eachother out in a weird way. He is very handsome but I think my favorite thing about him is his personality. No matter how mad I am at him he can always make me laugh. He is such a hard worker. He works full time and goes to school full time so that I can stay home with the kids. And he is the best father. Everyday Caden can't wait until he comes home from work. Happy anniversary I hope the next 4 years are as good as the last. Love you Babe!

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Baby Tag

Name and Meaning...
Caden Michael- The meaning is unknown but it is possible is means battle.
2 years 3 months
Favorite Activites...
Wrestling with dad. Mowning the lawn with grandpa. Going to the park. Going to McDonalds. Dancing. Listening to loud music in the car.
Favorite Foods...
Mac N Cheese, Cold cereal, Beef jerkey, Candy, anything junk food.
Least Favorite Foods...
He is a very picky eater and just about everything is his least favorite food.
Favorite Music...
Lately he loves the Disterbia song by Rhianna. ( I probably shouldn't let him listen to music like that!) He also likes primary songs like popcorn popping on the apricot tree, or My Two Little Hands.
Favorite Toys...
Matchbox cars, blocks, tractors.
Favorite Book...
Big word book, truck book, good night moon, Who left all these moose tracks
Favorite Item of Clothing...
Glow in the dark Jammies
What Makes Him Happy....
Going to grandma and grandpas, watching Nemo or Cars, Eating candy.
What Makes Him Sad...
Leaving grandma and grandpas, Going to bed, Daddy going to work.
I tag... Adrie Mortensen, Avery Schofeild and Hailey Benson.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

Terriable twos

I don't know what happened to my sweet little boy!! He has turned into a monster. I really have to control my temper. For example everytime he is doing something that he knows is naughty and I catch him he says "go away momma!" and just the other day he got out the powdered sugar and started eating it by the handfulls. You should have seen the mess! The worst thing is he has started hitting. Every time he sees someone he knows he runs up and punches them. There are times when he still has his sweet momments like when he can't go to sleep without giving me a kiss, or when his little sister is crying he gently pats her head. So if any of you have any suggestions for me, let me know!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Cabin Trip

Mike and I were supposed to go to Lake Powell this last week but it didn't work out and I was really bumbed. I was really looking forward to spending a little time with Mike before he started school and I don't see him again for 3 months. So we decided to go up to the cabin for a few days instead. We had such a fun relaxing time. On Monday we had Mikes mom and dad and Lesli and Dan up for dinner. Then Tuesday we went to West Yellowstone. And Mike fished all time inbetween.

Doesn't Mike look handsome in his fishing outfit!

Mike on the big wheel. Its not very safe but its fun to ride!

We walked down to the lake and it was freezing!

Mike tried the swing and his legs were too long and he went right in the water! It was so funny!

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Blessing Day!

We blessed Livvy this last Sunday. It was such a great day. Mike did an amazing job. Not only did he bless her but him and his sisters sang in sacrement. Afterwards everyone came to my parents house for brunch. I want to say thanks to all our friends and family for comming!

I had so much fun dressing her. Doesn't she look pretty!

Caden got a little jelous that I was taking all the picture of Livvy. So I had to throw one in for him!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Another Crazy Weekend

We had another busy weekend. I don't think we have had one weekend this whole summer where we could just do nothing! Mikes sister Michelle came up on Tuesday with Brooke's kids and her little Sage. On Thursday we went to the nature park and ate Subway sandwiches and fed the ducks. Caden thought throwing the bread in the water was the funnest thing ever. Then Friday we went out to Mendenhall's and had a bar b que. It was really fun and Caden had a blast playing with his cousins. Then Saturday all my family came up for my uncle's baby blessing so we all went to lava hot springs and went swimming all day. It was a blast! I havn't been there sence I was a kid. Then on Sunday we drove back down to Pocatello and went to the baby blessing. Marshall did a great job. And there little Ashton is so cute! Afterwards we ate lunch at the park and headed home. We had to rest all day Monday so we could catch up!

Doesn't Livvy look cute in her little swimming suit!

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Happy Birthday to me!

So it was my birthday on Thursday. I turned 24. I can't believe I am getting so old! My family all left me and went to Lake Mead. (I couln't go because livvy is too little.) Mikes family was also out of town. And Mike had to work all day. Livvy was being very fussy, so needless to say I was feeling a little bummed. Then Mike came home from work early and we took the kids to my grandmas for the night and he took me to dinner and a movie. We went to Hard Hat for dinner and then to the movie Hancock. It was so much fun! It has been so long since it was just me and him. So the day turned out to be really fun!

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Happy Anniversary G & G Taylor

This past weekend was my grandma and grandpa Taylor's 50th anniversary. Friday night they had an open house. We got to meet a lot of family and friends that we had never met before. It was fun. Then saturday night we went up to the gardens at the college and had pictures taken. It was so much fun to be with all my cousins and catch up. Thanks for the fun weekend grandma and grandpa. Congrats!
Here is all my cousins with Grandma and Grandpa
Caden thought he would put on a little show to make everyone smile for the pics!

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


Olivia Sue Mendenhall was born on June 20. She weighed 7 pounds 10 ounces and was 20 inches long. Everything went perfectly with the delivery and we are so happy to have her here. She has been such a good baby! She eats like crazy. The first night we brought her home she only woke up once all night. I was a little nervous about having two but if she stays this good its going to be a breeze! Caden loves her too. In fact I think he might love her too much. All he wants to do is kiss her and give her big hugs.

I know I look hidious but Livvy looks cute right!

Caden loves his new baby sister!

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Birthday Caden!!

Yesturday was Caden's 2nd birthday! I can believe how fast those 2 years went by. It kinda makes me sad to think about how fast he is growing up.

We had a little party for him at my parents house. It was so much fun. All of Mikes sisters happened to be here including Meg from New York, so they all came with their kids. I don't think I have ever seen a little boy get so many presents! He is soooo spoiled! He loved all the attention.

I also wanted to do a little pregnancy update. She is breach so unless she turns within the next week or so I am going to have to have a C-Section. The doctor tried to turn her last tuesday and let me tell you that was not fun! After all the pain and everything it didn't even work. She is a stubborn little thing! I am really kindof bumbed about the whole thing but what can you do? So if everything goes to the plan we will have a baby sometime next week!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


Last Friday my brother got home from his mission in Japan! It was soooo good to see him again. He was so excited to see my little Caden, Whom he has never met. He didn't arrive until 10:30 at night so Caden was a little tired but he went right to him. He wasn't even scared. It is so good to have him back!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Busy Weekend

We had a really fun Memorial weekend. It started off with Mike only working a half day for the first time in like ever! Then all my cousins on my Taylor side of the family came up to Rexburg. So we spent Saturday with them. Mike dad had fun taking all the kids on motorbike rides. Caden loved it! Sunday we spent the day with Mikes family. His sister Brooke was up and caden loved seeing all his cousins. Monday we had a barbeque with the Taylors. I ate way too much good food. It was so much fun seeing everyone. I hope we get to see you all again soon!

Monday, May 12, 2008

Mothers Day Weekend

I had such a good weekend I thought I would tell you all about it. Saturday was a pretty nice day. A little cold still, but at least it was sunny. So Caden and I spend all day outside. We planted all of our flowers for the yard. Caden thought digging in the dirt was the funnest thing ever, but he did not like the worms. ha ha.

Then sunday I had such a wonderful mothers day. Mike treated me like a queen! Not that he doesn't always treat me good but yesturday was especially nice. While we were at church they gave the men roses to give to their wives and Mike had Caden give me mine. He was so excited and proud of himself. I was very precious. Then we went to my parents house and Mike and my dad made a delicous dinner. Then we were able to call my brother Taylor who is on a mission. It was so good to talk to him. He will be home in only 2 weeks! We are getting very excited. Then we went out to Mikes parents house for a mothers day/ birthday party for Mikes dad. It was really a great day. I hope all you moms had a wonderful day too!

Sunday, April 27, 2008

Funny Little Boy

The other day Mike had a very long and tiring day at work so he went up on the bed and layed down. I was down stairs making dinner and Caden was up with his dad. I didn't realize that Mike was sleeping. So Caden comes down and keeps saying ah oh! So I went up stairs to see what was going on and found that Caden had stuck winny the pooh stickers all over his sleeping dads face! I don't know how Mike slept through it but I thought I was going to die laughing!

Thursday, April 10, 2008

St. George

Caden and I took a little trip to St. George last week with my mom and my sister. Mike had to stay home and study for finals. We had such a good time just being out in the sun. Caden loved just being able to go out back and play in the green grass! I bought Caden a little hat while we were there and he loves it so much I don't think he has taken it off sence!

He had so much fun playing in the water!