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Saturday, August 6, 2011

More Cruise Pictures

These are pictures from the boat's pools and slides. These pictures sure make me want to go again!

Payton by the steps up to one of the hot tubs.

Ky and Wade on a slide.

Wade and Wes sliding!

Wade wasn't technically old enough to slide, but since he is such a good swimmer, they made an exception.

Kylie in the back-of-the-boat kid pool area

Wade in the pool.

Daily ice-cream treats.

Kid pool area.

Steve not quite ready to swim.

Wade loved the pool!

Getting out of the pool for a picture.

Our swimmer baby!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

February Cruise Photos

We took a very impromptu cruise at the end of February. So impromptu that we booked on Wednesday and were on the boat on Saturday! The kids were so excited and so were Steve and I. We loved out first cruise and couldn't wait to go on our second. I just didn't believe our 2nd would be less than a year after the first.

We decided to do the same 7 day cruise out of Long Beach because it is so easy for us, no airfare and a 30 minute drive! As we decided to do this so last minute, the choices were really slim. We did find a ship with a room that could hold all 6 of us together, a family suite, and it was really sweet! Much better than our other room with just Steve and I.

The kids loved the kids club, and Steve and I love the relaxing we got to enjoy. Cruises are really an excellent family vacation! Here are some pictures from the cruise.

First our room:

The bathroom

The sitting area.  That couch pulled out into a bed.  The orange curtain pulled accross to the middle of the room and that little black wall had a pull out divider that ran along that track on the ground.  The girls are standing by the wall of windows that took up the length of the room.

The main bed in the room.  The other side of the wall on the side of the bed is the bathroom.  Wade is standing on the tracks for the wall divider.

One morning view on the cruise.

Our flowers in our room welcoming us aboard.

I'm sure Wade took this by the angle!  lol. 

We had a slight delay in our cruise as we had to go back to Ensenada for a medical emergency.  Not for us, but someone on board.  This is looking at Ensenada.

A towel animal.  The kids loved these!
Kylie on the pull out bed.  She shared with Payton.

Wes trying to get Steve up.

Wade getting in on the rousting.

Another one of the towel animals.
I'll post more photos in another post.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter

We hope your day is filled with peace, reflecting, and love. Most of all we hope you life is filled with appreciation for our Savior and all he did for us.

With love,

The Stockards

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentines Day

from us to you!

We heart attacked my mom and dad on Sunday when they were at church.  The kids were so excited!  They wanted it to be anonymous, but my mom knew right away who had done it, lol.  I told the kids she would be able to guess.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


Steve and I bought season tickets to BYU football this year.  Last week was our first game versus Washington Huskies and we won!  Yay!  It was a great weekend for us.  My mom kept all 4 kids and we got to get away as a couple.  Thanks mom!

Here are a few pictures from this weekend-

These are from inside the Legacy tent.  You get to go in there when you buy a certain level of ticket.  They have food and drinks for you 2 hours before the game, food at half time, and food after the game where you can watch the post game show on TVs while the traffic dies down.  It was awesome.  And it was air conditioned.  Wonderful since it was like 95 in the stadium!

The band and the cheerleaders come in to pump up the crowd too!

And here are some pictures from inside the stadium. We are on row 32 at the 50 yard line!


Hot, hot, hot!
A little less hot!

Almost at the end
Sun's gone down.

Once the sun was behind the stadium it was much better.  The game was so fun and I'm excited to go back!

Back to School

Well, summer is over and we are back to school.  We had one last summer treat last night.  We went to the Longboards truck and got dipped and rolled ice cream.  So yummy!  Follow them on Facebook to find out where they will be next so you can go too!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


My day yesterday was crazy busy! Wade was in his carseat more than out too! We took the kids to school at 7:30. Then we came home around 8:20 for just a few minutes to rotate laundry before we had to go to his Speech Evaluation meeting at 9am. Good news is that he no longer qualifies for speech! He is talking within normal limits for his age and even higher in some areas. Since he is 3 on Saturday his services were being transferring to the school district from the county's regional center. The school district did extensive testing on him and he is caught up to his age now as far as speech goes! His comprehension has always been higher, and it still it. So whew! No more worrying about fitting speech visits in too.

So, after his meeting we went home and rotated laundry. Then we went to the car wash and it took way too long, but they did a great job. Then we came home to rotate laundry again! Then we met my parents for lunch at Del Taco. After lunch we came home and rotated laundry again. I also folded and hung up a bunch too each time! I had so much laundry! :pin:

At 1:30 we went to pick up the kids from school. Payton gets out and 2 and the other 2 get out at 2:22. I left Kylie at my mom's so she could take her to Brownies at 5pm. I was going to pick her up at 7 when it was over and all the other stuff of the day was over too. Got home at 3 pm. (I will be so glad when we live closer to the school!) Then I tried to get the house vacuummed and laundry put away and homework done before we had to take Payton to swim practice. She had to be there at 4:30. Wes had to be at baseball practice right after Payton ended so he was all dressed with his cleats on and all. Then when were at the pool. . .

HE FELL INTO THE POOL! fully dressed for baseball!!! :laugh: He didn't think it was so funny, but I did!

We had to drive home, get him changed, and rush back to the pool to pick up Payton as her time was ending. Just then my phone rang. It was Kylie's Brownie leader saying the meeting was ending at 6:30, the same time that Weston's practice ends. UGH! It was supposed to be over at 7 and I would have time to get Wes then get Kylie. So a quick chat with Wes' coach to ask him if I could get him a few minutes later (just 10-15 minutes after the end of practice, and he agreed), and we went to get Kylie. Rushed back to get Wes from practice. It was 6:45 by then and 7 by the time we got home and dinner finally started. Then we had to shower and finish homework and do dishes. By the time that was all done it was 10 minutes till 8pm. Just the perfect time for teeth brushing and bed!

I think I was more tired than the kids!

And today was just as busy too. Barely any time at home!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

My New Nephew

Parker Dane was born this morning at 4:55 AM. He was 7 lbs 6 oz, 20 inches long. He is beautiful and Julie is doing wonderfully! Kylie and I got to go to the hospital this afternoon and hold him. I love him so much already. We are so lucky to have him in our family.