Monday, January 23, 2012


We had Thanksgiving at our house this year with all of Jarod's family and my parents and my aunt and uncle.  It was so fun to have everyone at our place.  The turkey was so yummy and moist (thanks Niki & John). Here are the pictures of our tables.  I love how they turned out.  You can see Jessica quickly working on finishing my napkin rings I didn't get done (thanks!).  Of course I only got pictures of our tables not of everyone there (priorities right?)

Halloween & shoes

Here is the cutest little Tinkerbell I ever saw.  Belle was TinkerBelle for Halloween this year.  Her outfit turned out so cute.  I made the hair bow with ribbon, tulle, and feathers.  I also made her little poms poms on her feet.  I added several layers of tulle under her outfit so that it was fuller.  She loved Trick or Treating!  She called it Treat-Treat and would say thank you to everyone. It was pretty cold and windy this year but we got in all the festivities we wanted.  We Trick or Treated downtown where all the roads were blocked off and we went from business to business.  There were a lot of people that participated in this.  Then we went to our ward Trick or Treat.  Then we went to 2-3 neighbors and called it good for the night. The weekend before Halloween, Bart & Kellie had a party at their house with a hayride, games, and fun treats.  It was a great Halloween!

Lately, Belle loves putting on shoes.  We will often find her trying on whatever shoes she can find-including daddy's huge snowboots, and papa's tall cowboy boots.

Todd & Shae's Wedding

My brother Todd got married at the end of October at the Mt. Timpanogos Temple in Utah.  I need to work on getting a few more pictures of the wedding day but here we are outside the temple.  Belle was getting so tired-it was a long day, but it was so good.  We had a lot of fun getting everything ready and enjoying the festivities.  We had a reception that night and one a couple weeks later back in Washington.

Bear Lake & Yellowstone

This summer we were able to take a big trip to Logan, Utah, Bear Lake, and Yellowstone.  We visited a bunch of cousins and had fun getting to know Logan.  We went to the Logan Temple while we were there-it was beautiful.  We also got to to spent a couple days at Bear Lake.  It was so fun!  Here is the view coming into Bear Lake from Logan.

One our way to Yellowstone we went through Jackson.  They had these amazing antler arches (there were about 3 or 4 that we passed).

The view going through Grand Teton National Park.

There was still snow on the ground in several places even though it was July.  It was absolutely freezing at night too. Good thing we had tons of blankets and we slept pretty good.  We all squished into tent-we fit Belle's portable crib and a queen air bed in there.  During the night our bed deflated so by morning we were on the ground. Jarod tried to patched the bed for the second night and it was a little better-but not by much. I think this was Yellowstone Lake.  It was huge and the views all around the lake were gorgeous.

Waiting in front of Old Faithful.

Here it goes!

We saw a ton of buffalo and elk.  We didn't see any bears, but I felt ok about that cause just a couple days after we left a man got killed by a grizzly bear-ack!

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Family photo session

Here ware some of the great pictures we got taken a couple weeks ago.  Some turned out so great!  love them! Kellie (my sister-in-law) is a semi-professional photographer now although she will probably debate that, as seen by the evidence below she has no case. Thanks Kell!

Christmas Letter 2011

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
 to all our friends and family.

We have been enjoying living in Quincy this past year.  We have yet to do any substantial projects around our house but this next year promises to bring a lot of remodeling (we hope anyway).  Belle will be turning 2 in just a few more days and is quite the whirlwind at our house carving paths of destruction all along her way.  She also brings lots of hugs and kisses, bedtime snuggles, and sweet words of “I love you” or “thank you.” She sings and dances throughout the day and is enjoying her new play kitchen Santa brought her.  Jarod and Tanya are thrilled to be staying in Quincy permanently.  It has been another year of ups and downs with employment but Jarod loves working on the farm and is excited about the opportunities here.  Tanya is the Enrichment leader for Relief Society (church women’s group) and has loved planning all the parties and crafts this last year. We are always grateful for this time of year and the peace and joy that we feel in celebrating the birth of Christ.  We relish the truth of the gospel and know we will be a family forever.  May this next year bring much happiness and joy to your family!

With Love,                 
The Rollins Family