Thursday, April 19, 2012


This is what the Easter bunny brought us! Isn’t she a cutie!

 I helped the twins practice hunting for eggs. Amee was a pro, and Lincoln wasn't so happy I woke him up from his nap. I learned a lesson (you would think 4 kids would have taught me this) NEVER wake a sleeping baby. In this case a sleeping toddler. Lincoln was a little (I use this term lightly) upset about being woken up. Eventually, he calmed and joined everyone.

I enjoyed spending time with family and sharing this beautiful day with the ones I love. I was especially happy because this year was the first year Gavin really understood what Easter was about. He is growing up so fast. I love him so much, and he is an amazing big brother.   

 Sisterly love 
 What a stud
 Amee enjoying the sprinkler system
 Tender moment from one generation to another

 Pro Ameree.... upset Lincoln
  Cannon's first Easter egg hunt   

 Amee loves sunbathing
 The boys and their football

 The only type of family picture we can get these days!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Reese's Blessing

We blessed our little Ressey Piecey on February 5th 2012. Our church starts at 8 so I felt bad for those who had to drive far. Fortunately, my family rocks so there was no problem there. It was wonderful day. My husband is amazing and did a great job. As most people know who read my blog, my husband is a cryer when it comes to his kids (I love this about him). Chop his arm off and not a tear, but when he talks about his children he can’t help it. 
I have to give a big thank you to my family for helping me with the twinners during church. I don’t know about other kids, but mine will sit there the whole hour and not make a peep! If only the written word could express my sarcasm! They're cutie pooties but being quiet is not their strong suit. Reese on the other hand is quiet. She didn’t make a peep. At the end of the blessing my husband was EXTREMELY careful not to drop her when he help her up. This is a huge fear of this. 

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Christmas 2011

So this post will have to be short. Wait, all my post are short. These days I can’t find a extra minute anywhere. In about two minutes, all three babies will be up and the hardest part of the day will begin. From last nap until bedtime it’s crazy over here. 
I haven’t even posted Christmas. So I am playing catch up one day at a time. Christmas was wonderful! I love the season and everything about. This is why....

I love the face my mom is making!

 The whole family (minus Cannon)

Monday, December 19, 2011

Merry Christmas!

I have some time to spare and thought I would catch up. Reese is a doll, she will be 7 weeks tomorrow. She is a pretty easy baby, however her and the twins...that's another story. There is not a dull moment in our home, ever! Gavin is such an amazing big brother. He is very helpful and loves holding Reese. Speaking of helpful, I have the most wonderful mother. She is constantly checking up on me and she has gone to the grocery store for me more times than I can count. She also has given me a few nights off when I am alone. She doesn’t read my blog but, I have to publicly thank her.
I love the Holidays and am so excited for Christmas! This year I will be hosting Christmas Eve, and Christmas Day for both sides of the family. To some this might be a bit much, to me hauling 4 kids ( 3 of which are babies) is more work. So I am MORE than happy to host things here. 

Next year is the year, the year I will participate in the Holiday cards. I say that every year but this time I mean it. I am bound and determine to do so. I will have to take some lessons for Lynn on how to create them. I adored he card this year! 

Monday, November 14, 2011


So it is about time I introduce our new addition

Reese Adele Ethington
6lbs 15oz 19inches
We are so grateful to have such a beautiful baby girl bless our lives. I am not going to lie, juggling the craziness has been difficult. I am so lucky to have such amazing family! They have been a huge help to me and especially the kids. I also have to say I have an amazing ward! They have brought me dinners for a whole week! Not having to worry about making dinner is a HUGE help. Thank you to everyone who has been so helpful. When I can I will update more..... baby crying :)!

Thursday, November 10, 2011


This Halloween was a Star Wars theme for our family (don't they all look cute). Gavin had a blast trick or treating and scored some good candy, which I later enjoyed. The twins enjoyed it for a short period of time. At least they were able to experience it right?! We couldn't be out too long we had a very big event they next day. This post will come soon..... Happy Halloween!


Friday, October 7, 2011

Troy turns 31 and Lincoln and Ameree Turn 1!

So, it is evident I’m a blog slacker. I try to remember to take pictures when I can. So my poor husband’s birthday was only documented by my sister in law. At the end of the party she asked why I hadn’t taken any pictures. Again, my mind is not only constantly filled with things I need to get done but, being pregnant makes me forget everything. Thank you Brooke for taking the only pictures I have of Troy turning 31. I don’t think Troy really would care if his aging was documented or not. 
For Troy’s birthday (back in July) we had family over for dinner. Followed by my husbands favorite cake, German chocolate. I have to add this is my least favorite cake! 
The twins, they turned 1 (in June). Again, I am awesome at blogging. I wasn’t planning on throwing a party since, they wouldn’t remember it anyway. However, my sister said I would later regret this. Honestly, I would have! Lynn, also gave me motivation with he post on Jack turing 1. The pictures were adorable and I knew I had to do a little something. I use “little” lightly, being that Troy has a large family as do I. 

I can’t believe they are a year! Time has flown by. It’s a bittersweet feeling, one filled with excitement and fear. Having a 7year old I know how quickly life passes you by. I just forgot how quickly. Good thing in 3 weeks I can start the whole baby process all over again. Yes, 3 weeks and our little Reese will be born. Husband (amazingly helpful),  7 year old (extremely helpful), twin 16 month olds (a little less helpful), and a newborn, piece of cake. Sarcasm, just in case any of you were wondering!

I also need to add, my ADORABLE little man is in 2nd grade this year, SECOND!! I am so proud of him and all that he does.