The Newts: Cory, Steph, Marlee, and Brody

"Let them be little, because they're only that way for a while."

Monday, April 12, 2010

It's a miracle!

I could name a million excuses for not posting, and who knows when I'll post again, but here is a little update of our family. Right now I'm 32 weeks pregnant with a girl. We're really excited, especially Marlee, who can't wait to have a sister. Cory is really busy with work and coaching the Upper Valley Vikings, a semi-pro football team in this area. He's also working on getting his teaching certification and finishing his MBA. Marlee is four, and is still one of a kind. She loves to sing and wants to go to Hollywood like the people on American Idol. She told me the other day that the reason I'm going to have a baby is because I eat too much food, which is true. We love that girl so much. Brody is starting to get a little attitude now that he can talk, and yell. All of a sudden he can talk in sentences. We're always amazed at what he says. I swear he was just a little baby yesterday. He really loves Lightning McQueen, or Chow in his words. Actually he is obsessed. If I let him he would watch the movie Cars non-stop all day.

We couldn't pass up this photo opportunity.
Cory and Brody with the Easter Bunny. They both look really excited to be there.

My sister and her family came to visit over Easter. Too bad it snowed the entire time they were here. Luckily the Rex had an indoor egg hunt, so the kids could have some fun. Here's Brody and Teegan.

This is totally out of order, so you may want to start at the bottom and work your way up. This is Marlee and Paycen after we went to Disney on Ice. They were so exhausted from a fun night.

Brody was in heaven with the cars. Too bad they weren't on for very long, and he had to sit through all the princess stuff. He kept telling me he wanted to go home.

Kydan, Paycen, and Marlee.

Cheezer Brody checking out the princesses before the show.

Marlee and Ceanna

The cousins all ready to go to the show. They had a blast.

Our cute little princesses.

Sorry I've kind of put two random pictures at the beginning and end of this post. Marlee loves to make forts, and this one she made under the rug and fell asleep. She was all the way under, but we pulled her out to take a picture.

Monday, June 8, 2009

Family Trip to Yellowstone

We had such a blast having Cory's whole family come down and stay with us. We went to Yellowstone, had a campfire at the sand dunes, and went to the zoo. It was one of the funnest trips ever. I haven't been to Yellowstone since I was a little girl, and it was so awesome. We saw a bunch of animals, and the kids were in heaven. Marlee still bugs me about going back, and she missses all her family in Utah. Thanks everyone for coming. We need to do it again soon.

This is Brody and my sweet niece Zowie. She has Rhett Syndrom, so she can't walk or talk, but she is the sweetest, cutest little girl ever. We love her so much. Brody was putting the moves on her.
Marlee and me at the zoo with the flamingos.

Liam, Zowie, Rylee, and Max in Yellowstone. The kids made it so much fun.

Simon, Morgan, and Brody. They are all about 4 months apart.
The grand canyon of Yellowstone.

Simon, Katelynn, and Rylee watching Old Faithful. I must say the geyser seemed a lot bigger when I was little. I guess when your a kid everything is more exciting.

Marlee and Brody loved the Buffalo. We also saw a coyote, elk, a black bear, and two grizzley bears. The bears were too far to get a good picture, but it was awesome to see them in the wild. Our brother-in-law, Lance, thought he saw some bears on the mountain and started yelling and telling us to follow him in the car. We were pretty excited until we looked on the hill and saw a couple buffalos. We laughed so hard. We'll never forget it Lance.

Michelle, Simon, and Natalie. Sorry about the candid shots. We never took a group photo.

Brittney playing with Zowie, Simon, and Morgan. Britt is Zowie's mom, and she is amazing. She is one of the finalists for Utah best blogs, so everyone please go to her blog and vote. She is under my friends and families list under Britt and Rob.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Our new basement

We finally finished our basement! Cory did an awesome job with everything. I feel bad because I really pushed him to get it done. It's so nice to have all the space. I have a ton of pictures I'm working on posting, but our computer is really slow, and I don't have a lot of time and patience.
Cory added on this kids nook. It's so great for the kids, and we can keep all their toys in it.

Marlee and Brody hanging out the window of the nook.

I got our couch from the D.I. and ended up spending more to buy a slipcover and pillow covers, but it turned out cute. It's even cuter with my two models.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Newton News

Hey everyone! So much has happened in such a small amount of time. We have been so busy. Cory and Troy started football with the Eastern Idaho Lionz. Troy also just started school at Madison High School. His first day he ate lunch with 18 girls. Let's just say he's pretty happy. The boys have also been working on the basement. Hopefully we'll get it done soon, but right now it's a great place for the kids to ride their bikes.

I can't believe it, but Brody just started nursery! It's so crazy how fast he's grown up. He still doesn't like to say a lot, he just mumbles most of the time, or rolls his eyes. His new favorite fetish is shoes. He cries when he wakes up until I get his shoes on. I just got him 2 new pair, and he is in heaven. Marlee is still her fun and crazy self. She's made the unfinished kids nook in our basement her room. We put a mattress down there and she sleeps there every night. It's so crazy that she's not afraid. I guess that's just Marlee. Fearless.

I went to Moab two weeks ago with my old Utah rec team. It was so much fun. We stayed in a sweet condo, with amazing views of the red rocks. There were 42 teams at the tourney, and we made the top 14, which is pretty good for us. I've also been busy lately being called into the Young Women Presidency as the secretary. It's been so fun spending time with the youth in our ward. I love it.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cute Cousins

Hurray! I just got these super cute pictures of my kids and their cousins from Cory's side. Actually I stole them from Britt's blog. I couldn't resist, because they are so adorable. I love the candid shots. Marlee and Brody love it when we get to go to Utah and see all their cousins. Hopefully we'll make it back there again soon.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What's New with the Newts

Our little Marlee is growing up. She's been taking gymnastics, which is so awesome for her. They have a huge complex that she can play in, and she's actually doing really well. It's been good for her to follow directions and be with other kids. She also started preschool today at the high school. It's so nice that she has some things to keep her busy during the freakin cold winter. We went down to Utah this weekend and there was no snow and it was 50 degrees! It makes me wonder why are we living in Idaho. Seriously.

We also have a new addition to our family. Cory's brother, Troy, moved down here two weeks ago. He's had a rough time back home and we wanted to give him a fresh start and get him graduated. Plus Cory is so excited to get him into football. That's all they talk about. So far it's been good. Troy's such a good kid, and he's been fun to have around.