April 14, 2011


It's been forever since I posted any pictures. We had a new family picture taken right after Christmas....but for some reason have not been able to upload it onto the blog. I will have to get some help with that from Debbie. So I am posting the one with all the grandkids...all 13 of them.....for now. #14 should arrive in about 10 weeks.

December 19, 2010

Christmas Chocolates & Cookies

Our annual chocolate dipping took place a couple of weeks ago. They have all (well mostly all) been distributed and handed out to our many friends, co-workers, teachers, family....and many others.
They are delicious and we get so many compliments on them.
It all begins with 40 pounds of chocolate, 20 cups of sugar, 3 pounds of butter, 3 pints of cream, 5 cans of sweetened condensed milk, 25 cups of powdered sugar, 5 jars of Karo syrup, 8 bags of coconut, 5 jars of Marachino cherries and about 1/2 cup vanilla....and many nuts! (And not just us....the kind you eat.) Many hours of rolling the centers and a full day of dipping chocolates. We have lots of helpers.
Blake is in awe....the look of wonderment!
Brooke trying her hand at dipping....our future chocolate dipper.

Chelsea and Brooke taking a break to go visit with Santa.

Tyler and Natalie slept over this weekend and we made Christmas cookies. What fun we had!!

Then they decorated them.

Thanks Tyler and Natalie for all your help!!

November 4, 2010

Trevor James Snyder

Debbie and Ryan are proud parents of another baby boy, Trevor James. He was born Nov. 4, 2010 at 12:35 am.
This is the vase of blue carnations and sign I had in the office announcing our 13th grandchild.
He weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz and is 20 inches long. Pretty good size for coming 2+ weeks early.

His cute little head of golden hair.

Debbie looks great! Another beautiful baby.
Blake is so excited to have a baby brother. Next post will have some pictures of Blake and Trevor.

October 21, 2010

Random Pictures

It's been forever since I posted any pictures. Here are just some random pictures from this summer and now.
Here the girls are at the lakehouse....looks like they are getting ready to go on the boat.
Carter and Tyler....being silly.

This was at the Cougars baseball game in late summer. Chelsea, Brooke and Natalie.

Devon....should have looked for a fishing picture. That was what he liked to do whenever he was at the lake. But this picture was taken at the baseball game.

Our neighbor's dog had puppies. Brooke and Drew playing with them.

Blake posing in the pile of leaves.

Dallin posing in the pile of leaves.

June 17, 2010

All Together!

It's so hard to post pictures cause I am so afraid of leaving someone out! Well this covers it! Denise and Brandon were visiting last week so all 12 grandkids were here.
Picture this....it is 90 degrees, high humidity, no breeze, we are by a lake (bugs) and look at those smiling faces....well...some weren't having it....but we tried! Thanks kids....you are the best!!! (Note...Natalie has a cast on her foot/leg.)

May 25, 2010

Drew Turns Two

A couple of weeks ago we celebrated Drew's second birthday. His actual birthday was May 1.
We had a fishing party for him at a local park. It had this great pier for fishing.

And a great park for big and little kids.

When Uncle Scott arrived.....all the kids want to see what kind of bait he brought.

Here's Brooke, Natalie and Ella showing off their worms.

Here is Devon showing off his first catch with Brooke helping him.
There was a big fish caught that day by little Tyler and Uncle Scott. But I didn't get it on my camera. I had to run home for the cupcakes. So someone needs to post it.

Here is Drew getting some help from his dad.

Debbie with Blake enjoying his cupcake.

Lisa, Ally, Ella and baby Chelsea.

Brooke enjoying the swings.

Lauren and Natalie on the tire swing.


And oh yes.....boys will be boys....Tyler showing Drew just how it's done.

Happy Birthday Drew....welcome to the Terrific Twos!!

May 18, 2010

Name that baby or child

I was having a lot of fun looking at baby pictures.....so I decided to make a game out of it.
See how many babies or kids you can name. Sorry.....I don't have pictures (old or recent) of every family member...but I have quite a few.
This first one is done for you. No. 1
No. 2

No. 3

No. 4

No. 5

No. 6

No. 7

No. 8
No. 9

No. 10

No. 11

No. 12
No. 13

No. 14

No. 15

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No. 17

No. 18

No. 19

No. 20
No. 21

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No. 23
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No. 25
No. 26
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No. 28
I didn't realize how many I posted....a lot.....until I just went thru them all. Sorry. Hope you recognized a few!!! I have more pictures to do another time.
No. 1 Devon
No. 2 Chelsea W.
No. 3 Brooke
No. 4 Lauren
No. 5 Carter
No. 6 Kaleb
No. 7 Blake
No. 8 Brooke, Natalie & Drew
No. 9 Joyce, mom, grandma, great-grandma
No. 10 Dallin
No. 11 Daniel & Jeff D.
No. 12 Lisa D.
No. 13 Denise
No. 14 Paul, Jeff, Steve, Matt, James
No. 15 Rebecca & Debbie
No. 16 Jeff S., Debbie & Mike
No. 17 Brian
No. 18 Caitlin, Dayna, & Denise
No. 19 Bruce
No. 20 Tyler W.
No. 21 Dayna
No. 22 Debbie
No. 23 Bruce, Renee & Paul
No. 24 Brayden
No. 25 Me
No. 26 Brent, me and Jim
No. 27 Dan
No. 28 Paul, Bruce, Ken, & Brian