Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Branae's surprise Birthday Party

Sunday the family got together and had a surprise birthday party for Branae. The Fisher's came up for the cake and ice cream part.

Branae eating her cake that Ashley made for her.

Ashley is quite the baker. She Made this 6 layer cake for Branae.

Ashley added her own touches to the cake to make is special for Branae.

If you are wondering, yes this cake tastes as good as it looks.

Our cousin AJ came up to Ashley and said this was the best cake that her had ever had! Thanks Ashley for sharing your talents and Happy Birthday Branae we love YOU!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Birthday Branae

On Monday February 23, 2009 Branae will leave her teenage years. She will be turning 20 years old. This slide show is dedicated to her and all those great years that we have seen her grow up. She is such a beautiful woman and has always been a joy to have in our home. The only fight that Nae and I would have growing up is who would be the Mom. She is an amazing person and can whip us all into shape and get things organized. We love you Nae Nae!


Ok I have to just brag about my son Ryley for a minute so stay with me now for a minute.

This is Ryley, yeah he looks a little crazy and his mind is always going on what he can do or get into next...

This is Ryley in his early years, young, cute, innocent, a face that any one could love but wait...

This is the Ryley as we know him, he was hungry and was going to fix that problem-making himself some dinner or was he really looking for the secret treat stash in the cupboard?

This is the car that we bought over a year ago that had been wrecked and we had it fixed up and flew out to Washington D.C. to pick it up. When we got there the people that were fixing it gave us some lame excuse that they couldn't put the new dash board in- the old one had been ruined when the air bag went off on the passenger side. The workers gladly handed us a new dash board that they had and wished us a happy trip home. Needless to say that the trip across country suddenly became a little bit cramped for the boys in the back seat. The dash has been sitting in my garage for about a 1 1/2. I have gotten several appraisals and to replace the dash that I already have was going to cost me about $650 for the labor.  I just couldn't bring myself to paying that and you know it is easy to get used to things the way they are. Well about 2 weeks ago Ryley and I were heading home from town and he starts to pull things off my dash board. I said "what do you think you are doing?" Ryley says "I think that I could fix your dash for you." All I could say is I don't want a torn apart car that I can't drive and I have to work at six!

Well the next few pictures tells you what happened next. Yeah he tore into the car!

This what I visioned that I would be driving when things started to go bad.

More pictures of the torn apart car-man I can't even begin to think I could put that back together.

I am glad to report that this story ends good. RYLEY FIXED MY CAR! Ry had to unhook the driver airbag replaced the passenger air bag and in this process take off the steering wheel. He fixed my car put it back together and had it finished in about 4 1/2 hours where he showed up at my work with my car all intact and looking better than before! Yeah who would of thought that cute, mischievous boy could do some thing like this-Ryley there is nothing you can't do-I love that you have part of Grandpa Stoker in you!

WaFfLe pArTy TiMe

At the start of each new semester at BYU-I, Ryley throws a waffle party. (Devin bought an industrial strength waffle iron on E-bay-out bid a little old lady at the last minute.) So this semester is no different. There was probably about 40 hungry college students and we went through 2 bags of waffle mix, 2 dozen eggs, 2 pounds of butter, and 8 times the recipe of butter milk syrup.

Easton is amazed because a girl Mary broke the record for most waffles ate. The new record is now 19 waffles. We would have taken her picture but she suddenly had to leave?!

Everybody eats in shifts-gathering around the table having a great time!

Making their way down the Waffle Island!

Ry and Chelse snapping some shots!

Travis telling stories as he loads his plate.

Garett and Rachel are the same height-great day for Garett sad day for Rachel. Don't worry Rachel we all know great things come in small packages!

Brian Spaulding the old married man makes a visit without his wife-sorry Natalie we missed you, hope the test went good!

Rachel, Melissa, and Ryan-our back up kitchen crew making more syrup!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Island Park 2009

So we took our annual family adult trip to Island Park and as usual had a great time. Only one snow machine broke down and it didn't take the guys long to fix it once they got the part. Uncle Gene and Aunt Monte our my heroes they are both still going strong and Uncle Gene can still tear up the hill at 82 WOW I hope I am still going strong at that age. Devin took some amazing pictures of Island Park in the winter and the semi-truck was not ours it was just one he saw! Thanks Lynn and Rich for letting us invade your cabin and we all loved the knobs on the cabinets!!!