Thursday, August 30

Photo Phriday strikes back...

Sitting pretty... and handsome.
Don't you wish you could get this comfortable?
Playing peacefully together. It will be different when they want each other's toys.
This is what happens when mom is trying to put my brother to sleep. I have to fall asleep on the floor.
Our little berries.
Tyson teaching the twins the "force" behind skating.
Bow before me...
The answer is "YES, I am always this cute."
Doesn't Merrick look like Ruben on Ocean's 11, 12, and 13?
See the similarities?

Brittany! Brittany! Brittany!

We took the long haul down to Orange County to check out a residency program. It is always worth it because we get to see Tyson's family, but this time, we got to see Brittany! Brittany is so important to us. She knows us very well because we lived next to each other for 2 years in Provo. It seemed unnatural that she hadn't met the twins yet. I am glad that they finally met Brittany. We love you Brittany, and we are so happy you came down to meet the twins.
The first meeting.
Smiling for the camera.
Lounging around...
Brittany and Merrick with the sunset.
"Hima wanna what a wanna walla.. The Circle of Life..."
Beach bonfire.

Saturday, August 25

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish

We were sitting at home on a Saturday watching video podcasts of norwhals, (Those weird whales with the horn.) ( And Tyson just wanted me to inform you they aren't horns, they are teeth... nerd score? Should have been higher.) and I said to Tyson, "I wanna go to the Monterey Bay Aquarium." Well, we didn't go there but we jumped in the car and went to the San Francisco Aquarium by the Bay. It was fun! The babies actually really liked the little anchovies and fish. I love last minute adventures. They always turn out so fun!
Tyson and twins by wierd water fountain in SF.
Mom and Merrick with the anchovies.
Tyson teaching Berkleigh about starfish.
Big smiles.
We definately wore out those kids!

Friday, August 24

Tyson's Celebrity Look Alikes

Photo Phriday Dos

Photo Phriday makes its second debut... watch out for more oohing and aahing! Cute kids coming your way through cyberspace...

Good Morning.
Dad and Merrick (I had to bring back the mohawk.)
Mom and B.
I'm stuffed!
The differences between boys and girls... messy and clean!
Layin' out at the pool.
After a bath.
In downtown WC.

Thursday, August 23

A couple fairies were born...

"When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies. " - Peter Pan

I about died the first time I heard Merrick laugh. Then I realized I spent many hours making funny faces and doing funny things to try and get him to laugh again. It is heavenly!

Berkleigh has a cute little laugh too. She has a very raspy little voice, and her laugh is quite cute, but we can't get her to laugh on film because there is a silver gadget with a red light to occupy her attention instead of the crazy lady making funny faces and sounds.

I love being a mom!

Tuesday, August 21

Where do you belong?

You Belong in London

A little old fashioned, and a little modern.
A little traditional, and a little bit punk rock.
A unique soul like you needs a city that offers everything.
No wonder you and London will get along so well.
I love these personality tests.... they are kinda fun! I love London!

Monday, August 20

How Nerdy are You?

I am nerdier than 34% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!
Jen's Nerd Score... I am not nerdy, but definately not hip. That is what the results were.

I am nerdier than 66% of all people. Are you a nerd? Click here to find out!
Tyson's Nerd Score... He is a Low Ranking Nerd, Definately a nerd, but low on the totem pole of nerds.

He tried to tell me that it was because he knew the science questions, but we know the truth.

Sunday, August 19

The Great 94th Ward

We had a BBQ with our friends, Chris and Jenny, her sister, brother in law, and baby Carson. Jenny's brother in law was in our freshman ward a BYU. It is such a small world when you are mormon. It was fun to meet Alison and Carson, and fun to see Rick again after 9 years. Crazy! We also had another friend from our freshman BYU ward come down from Sacramento, Ben Rowe. He is hilarious. It was fun to reminise about the good ol' days. We probably had the best freshman ward around. We were really a united group of people. Here are some pictures from Freshman year, and then some pictures of us at our BBQ last night.
Oh... and check out the delicious dessert I made.. Yea you can call me Martha Stewart. :)
From the top.
ME, Tys, Rick, Ben (the guy who duct taped me while I was studying.
Bowling as a freshman.
See me staring at Tyson. Love was in the air! Tyson broke his leg snowboarding that year. That put a damper on our Cha Cha dance final.
Me and Tys at a mens gymnastics meet. Byu was great. It was fun to see old friends!

Friday, August 17

Photo "Phriday"

So many of my posts have a theme or some fun activity we did that day.... but there are so many cute pictures of the twins that never make it to the blog. I decided to have Photo "Phriday" where I will just post cute pictures of the babies from the past week. Today there will be pictures from the past couple weeks... but I hope you enjoy!
The big pink couch in Mesa, Arizona
Coy pond at Fashion Island
Tyson and Merrick studying... I don't know who looks more bored... but wait ...
Its a tie!
Fireworks at CCR concert in Scottsdale, Arizona
I peeked in on their nap one day...
She picked up the book and opened it like that... Genius? I think so!
Quality time with dad.
He wants them to learn to swim so he can take them surfing.:)
Wud Up?
Sweet Smiles.