Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Happy Birthday Kirk!!

Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband...you make life so fun and unpredictable!

Kirk's a great dad...especially to sweet Lea.

He did NOT want a cake! But naturally, he had to have a little cake, because I LOVE cake!

The girls got him an Avatar DVD and he was thrilled.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Ty...the BYU grad!

We got back from Cayman in time for Ty's graduation at BYU. So, here's the facts: he actually graduated in December 2009. He graduated from the Marriott Business School with an emphasis in Entrepeneurship. (sp?) He was one of 6,174 people that graduated this spring. Has a job and is enjoying supporting himself. (LOL) Still trying to find his elusive (and brown) celestial mate. Looking forward to biking, running and swimming in his next triathlon. Here's our graduate....Ty Kekauoha Roney!

Elder D. Todd Christofferson was the speaker for commencement. Excellent advice!

J. Willard Marriott was the speaker for his college convocation. Another excellent talk on persistence and hard work.

Ty and his sisters

PROUD parents

and EXTREMELY PROUD grandparents!

We rounded out the festivities with a fun and wonderful dinner at Chef's Table. We were all well visited and well fed this weekend. Way to go Ty...we love you and are very proud of your accomplishments thus far.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Goodbye Cayman...

This post will be just a bunch of different photos that I wanted to share about our time in Cayman. We had a wonderful time together as a family. We made memories that will last forever. Goodbye Cayman...till we come again. Enjoy! Here's the girls walking on the sand bar.

Sage...starfish pose

some of the youth at church...Frank, Anthony and Sabria with the girls

BEAUTIFUL Seven Mile Beach...you never get tired of looking at that blue water!

one, two, three...JUMP!

I love this pic...it's taken from the deck of our Ritz condo...shows a storm moving through and a cruise ship in the background

Sage...getting ready to snorkel

popsicle time! when we were at the Ritz, 2:30 pm was the magical time when a guy riding a bicycle would toot his bike horn announcing treat time

Isn't she talented?

Can't get enough of these!

the daily schedule--Monday through Friday

all cozy in our egg

yes...those are carrots...this kid likes to play with her food!

waverunner fun

Mari showing off Lupe (hermit crab) and her designer condo

always ready for a bike ride..especially on these brand new ones

don't ask....pool issues!

how many sisters can fit on one couch?

the family that baths together stays together!

Goodbye Cayman...see you in August!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sage makes a friend

We were checking out this cool store in town and realized that the owner had a cayman parrot as a pet. The bird was immediately attracted to Sage and to Sage ONLY. It took a lot of interest in Sage and wanted to be near her. The owner told Sage to put out her arm and the bird immediately jumped onto it. Sage...our animal lover was in heaven.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Maya!!!

Maya had her GOLDEN birthday on April 15th turning 15! She is our ONLY blue-eyed girl and what a delight she is in our family! And just to brag about her even more...she finished school for this year the day before her b-day!

So, how did we celebrate? Going to Portofino's! YUM!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Kirk's newest children

About a week ago, we discovered this guy in our yard right next to our house. We gave him some bread, which he gobbled up quickly and also some water. Kirk gave him the name of Mr. Pidgey Widgey. We have no idea where he came from.

Every morning we find him in the same place in the yard and we discovered that he sleeps in a different spot in the evenings. How do we know this?....follow the poop!

Then one day this guy in the neighborhood (Larry) says, hey, there's another pigeon down the road. Kirk says, oh, he'll make a nice friend for Mr. Pidgey Widgey. Go and get him! Kirk promptly named him Karl.

So, here's Kirk's newest children--Karl and Mr. Pidgey Widgey. They get along ok when there isn't food around. But, when Kirk feeds them, Karl is the aggressive one and gets the bread first and won't let Mr. Widgey get any! So, Kirk has resorted to handing out a piece of bread to each bird.

Friday, April 16, 2010

"Hey Dad...can you get me my sunglasses?"

This is what Lea got when she asked Kirk for her sunglasses!

He thinks he's so CLEVER!

Finally...they can get down to business!

Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Mission

If you know Sage (and many of you do!), you know that she is creative and likes to save things and then re-purpose them later into something wonderful. Such was the case with the pretzel container which was left by some renters. The problem is that I made her wait until all the pretzels were eaten before she could take the container. I knew what was brewing inside that head and the minute the pretzels were gone she had that container out on the beach. The mission...make an aquarium and gather the inhabitants.

Sage enlisted Maya in the gathering. Sage would "herd" the fish to Maya and she would scoop them up. It was unsuccessful...

until Kirk wanted to get in on the action. He says, I have a better net on a pole and I will get the fish! Everyone was so excited to watch and see!

The minute they would get a fish or two, Sage would take off running to put it quickly in her aquarium. (aka pretzel container)

Kirk was really good at catching fish and making deposits.

Mission Complete! The finished project.

OK, so that's not the end of the story. Sage continued to add to the aquarium. She put in some sand, a broken sea urchin and then a bunch of ravenous hermit crabs who proceeded to down the fish one by one until...well, you get the point!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010


We had a great time with Ty this past week. Kirk enjoyed having another MAN around the house as well. Here we're showing Ty how to do the WII Fit Plus, playing Rhythm Kung Fu!

Ty diving with Maya and Star

Hi Mom!!

Yes, I'm a manly man..did you know that I'm riding a horse...backward!

Bye Ty...see you in 2 weeks!