Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas fun

Here are some pictures of Christmas. This is a gift that Nana and Papa martin gave the boys. It is a fake fish tank that looks totally real. Carter falls asleep to it every night. The boys love them.

Here is Weston with his beloved Trans Formers movie. He was so excited. Thanks Nana and Papa.
Here is Papa Liston and Carter opening the toy that Papa and Mimi Liston gave him. Carter has loved playing with it every day.
Here is Dad helping Carter opening his fish tank. He got a glove from Santa and he did not put it down all day.
We had a wonderful Christmas with my parents in town. The boys have had so much fun playing with Papa and Mimi.

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Gingerbread House

We where making Christmas cookies and I turned around and found Carter doing this. This kid has a mind of his own. He just makes us laugh.

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Martin Family

This is a picture that we took when we went home for thanksgiving. Its the first family pic that we have ever taken all together. Here is everyone in order. Chris ,Carter, Weston, Me, Dad, Mom, Anne( Chris' sister), Spencer, Linda and Scott( Chris' brother).

Thursday, December 13, 2007

I have been tagged

Traci tagged me so here are my 7 random things about me.

1.I really hate doing my hair. I hate how long it take me to do. If I could I would be bald.

2. I love listening to Glen Beck. I like his insight into everything.

3. I sleep with a body pillow. It drives Chris nuts but I have been sleeping that way since I was 10.

4. I love to vacuum. After I had carter I could not vacuum for 2 weeks because of my c-section and it drove me nuts.

5.I have stayed at a bed and breakfast inn where they filmed a Stephen King Movie.

6. I enjoy going on walks with my family on Sunday afternoons.

7. My favorite time of year is Fall.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Rudd Family Christmas Party

We went to the Rudd Christmas party. This is my moms side of the family. It was good to see all of my cousins and Grandma. Weston was excited to play with his second cousins.

Here is Carter having a melt down because he did not want us to take his picture.
Here are the boys waiting to see Santa. I have no clue who the girl in the back is. I laughter when I got the pictures on my computer and saw it.
Here is Weston with Santa telling him that he wants Transformers for Christmas.
And for course Carter is not sure about Santa. Maybe its because we keep telling him that Santa is going to come take his pacifiers so other babies can have them.

Monday, December 10, 2007

Christmas Fun

So here are some pictures of different things around our house.

Here is the outside of your house. Chris really enjoys putting lights on the house.
Here is our tree.
This is our ginger bread house. Weston has been asking to make one. Of course as soon as we made it he wanted to eat it.
Weston has also been wanting to make a snowman. I asked my neighbor if we could use his lawn to make a snowman. We don't have any grass in our yard.
And this is what happens when Weston gets my camera.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Happy Birthday Nana

Happy Birthday Nana! We Love You.

We wanted to wish you a happy happy birthday. We hope you have a wonderful day.
All of us

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

Check out my Slide Show!

Here are some pictures that I took when we where in WA. I really love butterflies. Enjoy

Monday, December 3, 2007

kids at play

This is a picture of Weston with the Train set that Nana Martin gave the kids. Notice that there are presents which are his buildings. He has such an imagination.

Here is Carter driving the Semi Truck. I got this toy box a while ago and the boys love playing in it.
Life has been busy. Chris has a lot of shows coming up this next week. I am getting ready for Christmas. Life is good.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

What a Trip!

Well we are back safe and sound from our trip to WA. We really had a fun time seeing family and friends. We had a wonderful thanksgiving dinner with Chris' family. His sister Anne put everything together and she did a wonderful job with the dinner.

This is Great Grandma Edgar. She was very happy to see us and have us stay one night at her house on the way up to Puyallup. She lives in Richland. She has not see Weston sense he was 2 and she has never seen Carter. It was good to see her and we are glad that see is doing so well.
The boys loved feeding the ducks at a park Chris used to play at as a kid. Later on in the week we came down to the same park and took a big family picture with Chris's whole family. We are excited to see how they turned out.
Here are the boys playing the piano with Papa. Papa can play by ear and the boys loved to play and sing with him.
On thanksgiving day Weston pulled Nana aside and asked if they could make a Cornapoopiahh. Nana started laughing and told him that yes they could make a Cornucopia. He was very proud and told us the meaning of it.
We took the boys to the Seattle Center and they had a blast. We went to a science museum and saw all sorts of things. Weston really enjoyed the dinosaur exhibit. Carter was just excited to be there. They even got to ride go on some rides including the farriswheel.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Thanksgiving Trip

We are leaving tomorrow to go to WA to have Thanksgiving with Chris' family. The kids are excited to see Papa and Nana Martin. I am really not looking forward to the drive but we have done it before. Thank goodness for the DVD player in the car. I will have pictures and stories to tell when I get back.

We hope that everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Antelope Island

So on monday night we went to Antelope Island for FHE. It has been a joke in

our marriage because Chris has always wanted to go there for some reason. I never wanted to and now after living in utah for 5 years and having a plain view from our new house Chris finally got his wish. Not much there but buffalo and sage brush. Got some pretty pics though.

Friday, November 9, 2007

Family Pictures

It is time for the annual picture for Christmas Cards. We just went down to the park with some friends and took pictures. I am happy with they way that they turned out.

Here are our cute boys. Weston is at the stage where he smiles to hard. They are getting so big now.
Chris and I

Monday, November 5, 2007

Whats your Name

So Carter gets his name and how old he is confused. I keep working with him but he does not understand yet. Oh well he is still cute.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

An Accomplishment for Chris

Chris had one of his dreams come true. He had his name in the credits for helping record the Tabernacle Christmas CD. His name is real small at the bottom. We are very proud of him.

I suggest that everyone buys this album. Sissel is the guest singer and she is amazing. You can never go wrong when it comes to the Tabernacle choir.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

My Sweet Husband

These where delivered to me today. They where from my sweet husband. They where given to me because he loves me. I am a lucky gal. Chris is my best friend and I love him very much.

Happy Halloween

My cute boys on Halloween

They where so excited even Dad!

Sunday, October 28, 2007

Trunk or Treat

Here is a picture from our ward Trunk or Treat. The boys had a blast. Weston was a pilot and Carter was a baseball player. Carters face is dirty. I swear I can't keep that kid clean.

Thursday, October 25, 2007


The boys love there daddy. They where playing motor boat in this picture. There is nothing more fun than playing with daddy. Chris loves being a dad and playing with the boys. He is a good teacher to them.


Carter has become interested in wearing gloves. He has them on all of the time. He eats with them, he plays with them and if he had his way he would sleep with them.

Friday, October 19, 2007

Our Artist

Weston loves to draw. I can't count how many note books I have that are full of his drawings. He came to me the other day and said the following.
"Mom when I get older I want to be an Artist, and when I get tired of drawing I will come home and live with you."
I guess what ever makes me happy. I just hopes that does not include coming back and living with us.

Carter being a dinosaur

I got this video clip yesterday when carter came down the stairs. He is being a dinosaur. He put the shirt in his head himself. This kid cracks me up.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

My sweet Weston

Weston was outside the other day playing with side walk chalk. He called me over and this is what he had drawn. It is kind of hard to make out but it says mom loves Weston. He was so proud of himself.
This is Weston's school picture. This is just a picture of the picture. He is loving school and loves his teacher. He is doing really well.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hooper Pumpkins

Well for family home evening we went to go find pumpkins. To our surprise we came across this farmer who had a pumpkin patch. So we went through the patch ourselves and picked pumpkins. The boys had a blast. The best part of this whole story is that it only cost us 9$ for 10 pumpkins and 14 stocks of corn. It was only $2 an arm load.

Sunday, October 7, 2007


No Chris does not run the pulpit at Conference.

My little Pilot

Weston wanted to be a pilot for Halloween. I had a hard time finding a costume at first. He is excited about Halloween.

My Cute Carter

Carter said that he was laughing. It sounds more like a horse to me.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

hair cut

ok so I cut my hair off. I was having a awful day and chopped it off. I have done this before and it always feels good to have such a short hair cut. Weston took the picture.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Who will you Vote for

I have really gotten into politics lately. I think mostly because I listen to Glenn Beck every day. Here is a website that has a little test you can take and it tells you who you should vote for.

See who you match up with.

My Awesome Hubby

Chris has reached a wonderful milestone for his career. He along with the other sound engineers at the conference center had a huge article written up about them in this magazine. I have not been able to get the link to the article or the picture of Chris but I found the cover. The article is about the Tabernacle, equipment and the tour that they went on this summer. This is a little blurb that the magazine publisher wrote.
I am sure you have noticed our big cover piece on the audio system at Temple Square’s Conference Center for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. It is amazing to me how sophisticated and integrated these events have become. The choir’s performances utilize audio gear and techniques encompassing live, installation and broadcast categories. And they even took the show out on the road using a myriad of high-end system components. My hat is off to these folks for their dedication to quality. Every piece of gear was carefully selected for its performance parameters — regardless of cost.
I am so proud of Chris and how hard he works for our family and the Lord. He really loves what he does. We are so blessed by his job in so many ways. Way to go honey!!!!!!!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Fall Days

I love Fall. I love the crisp air and wearing sweaters. We where outside the other day talking to our neighbor and the boys hooped on the neighbors little 4 wheeler. They had a blast going up and down the street.

Notice the thumbs up they give me for the picture. Where did they learn this from?

From Papa Liston