All 5 of us!

All 5 of us!
We've taken our sweet time to get a family picture. I think Max was 3 months in our last one! So here we are.....Dave the baldie, and me with wrinkles...But the kiddies are way cute!

Jake, Daisy, Max and Molly

Jake, Daisy, Max and Molly
Meeting up with Brielle at the splash pad

D & Mommy

D & Mommy
Camping up at Yankee

Daisy and Sadie

Daisy and Sadie
2 of the cutest girls camping up at Yankee

Easter Morning

Easter Morning
The easter bunny even comes when you're camping...the kids were amazed!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Valley of Fire

Sunday we returned from our easter/spring break from Valley of Fire. It was awesome! It's one of those places that you look at and can't quite figure out how anyone could deny that there is a God. We pulled our trailor right up to a little nook in the rocks and called it home for 4 days. Tadd and Kara came the last 2 days to join us. The kids loved playing in the soft cool sand. Jake's favorite past time was burying his siblings.... but I got to bury him too. We went on some beautiful hikes and even found our own "special spot" as the kids would call it. I'm sure its a place we will return to. I missed the rest of our St. George Family. I think Dad, Tyler, Ben and Andy should all go in and purchase a nice little trailor together so that at least some of my Vanlehn's could be with us on these little adventures. It would only make it that much more fun. Tadd always says he can just see Grandpa's smiling face when he watches us pull into a good camp spot. I'm sure he's right. Thanks for paving the way Grandpa.... we love you~

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Sand Hallow Camping Trip

We recently got back from our very first camping trip in our new trailor. We went to Sand Hallow with Tadd, Kara and Sadie. It was beautiful! It rained the first day we got there. So Dave was very proud of himself that he happened to Red Box a couple of DVDs. But the next 2 days were beautiful and bright. Keva, Jer, Bec and the girls came out. Along with G-ma Billie and even Austin, Sara, Konrad, Bailey and Jordan. Nothings better than having family all together in such a serene sourrounding. Thats what heaven is all about baby!!

Monday, March 30, 2009

House Decor for my Birthday!

This one is for my Mommy! She knows how much I love a little Deco for my birthday or anytime for that matter! I just wanted her to see that I LOVED the new item she got me for my birthday and it replaced all I had hanging on my wall above my piano!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

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The Topham Family

Hi Family,

I'm pretty new at this but I'll give it whirl. I guess e-mails are the past, and we must start blogging!
All of us are doing pretty good. We are all very anxious for school to get out. Lazy, cereal mornings are what we're aiming for!
Jake hit 2 homeruns over the fence this past week. He's such a little athlete. I never thought I'd be one of "those" moms. You know the ones that yell at the umps. I'm not extreme, but I get pretty fired up!
Daisy just finished national dance competition at Lagoon this past weekend. She's playing baseball this year too. But I'm thinking she'll stick to her "day job". Dancing is just her thing!!
Max on the other hand is in his glory. When he's got a game, he's up at 6:00 AM in full uniform practicing his swing. He's awesome! I'm sure he'll follow in his big brother's footsteps.
As for Dave and I.......well.......we pretty much go to ball games and dance recitals.......everyday.
Its what being a family is all about. Its NUTS! But I'll believe my mom when she says its over way too fast, so just enjoy it. And thats what we'll do!

Watching the sunrise

Watching the sunrise
While Dave and Kara catching up on some sleep, the rest of us went over to the lake to watch the sun come up.

Max is coldie!

Max is coldie!

Tadd & Maggie

Tadd & Maggie

Jake & D-ball

Jake & D-ball
It was a little cold our first night...so we got to try out the microwave with a little Hot Cocoa!

Jake is feeling the Love

Jake is feeling the Love

Daisy~Halli~Tes

Daisy~Halli~Tes
The girls didn't realize how absolutely freezing they were going to be before they all plunged into the water, I don't know if Halli will ever recover!

Tadd and Dais

Tadd and Dais
Daisy was high fashion the whole trip

Where's Jake?

Where's Jake?

Me and my Daddy

Me and my Daddy

Jake & Bailey

Jake & Bailey
Are these the two cutest kids ever!

Jake and his G's (grandma's =)

Jake and his G's (grandma's =)

Camping In Zion

Camping In Zion
We went on a spur of the moment camping trip last weekend, and ended up having so much fun! The kids were troopers...they hiked over 15 miles on Saturday!

West Rim Hike

West Rim Hike

Our new little home

Our new little home
After watching all these families come into the campground with trailors while we slept in our humble little tent......Dave dedided he was done with tents and went and bought our new Trailor. The kids are so excited they can hardly stand it. It has a microwave... something our tent was definatly lacking!!

Kids in the trailor waiting for food out of the MICROWAVE!!! wo-HOOO!

Kids in the trailor waiting for food out of the MICROWAVE!!! wo-HOOO!

Kids in the new trailor

Kids in the new trailor

We love Tai Pan!

We love Tai Pan!
This is for you Mammy!

Daisy's Frist Piano Recital

Daisy's Frist Piano Recital
We went shopping at Christiansen's yesterday and bought Daisy her "fancy" dress for her Piano recital today. She was beautiful and played so well. This picture was taken with Grandma Billie's old piano that I recently restored. Daisy has put many miles on it's new keys already.

My Handsome Little Man

My Handsome Little Man
Max has grown up so much. He's now one of the tallest kids in his kindergarten class! He deosn't have quite as many teeth today as he did in this picture!

D-ball playing "With a yo ho ho"

D-ball playing "With a yo ho ho"

Hallelujah!! I added something to my blog =)

Its embarassing that I haven't edited my blog since about last may! I'm a loser..... I know. (Brielle- I'm doing this for your sake!) Anyway, I guess its good things that have been keeping me busy and stopping me from adding pictures. Like running Daisy to Piano or Dance, or taking Jake to basketball, baseball, or band practice. I've been working quite a bit too....and I guess now-a-days thats something to be grateful for right!? Max keeps me run'n too. He's Mr. Social and thinks he needs to be hooked up with his favorite buddy Nicholas every second he's not in school. Dave still spends every free second he has coaching or riding motorcyles. And I'm still teaching dance when I'm not at the High School. And I live for Wednesdays when I get to hide in some room with a TV and watch LOST!
So there's our latest "general" update. We're all healthy, happy and trying to make each day count!!