Sunday, December 20, 2009

What Christmas time brings...





And of course, there is the occasional presents under the tree that don't quite match with moms nicely wrapped gifts. But I have to remember they come from the HEART and the twins are just as excited to GIVE as to RECIEVE.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thankful for FAMILY...

This Thanksgiving Shinning Star and Quiet Mouse taught us about the Pilgrims and Indians.
"They had turkey and reindeers when they landed on the beach"

Thanksgiving weekend skiing... going down the bunny hill and up the belt...

Thanks for the help dad!

Brooke always has a smile : )

Paige found out she loves skiing!
Which is better, the skiing or the fries?

Ski Bunny (even when we are low on snow)

Alyse's first time skiing!

Big brother is the best one to help them learn.

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Falltime is Fave...

Fall means sports, school and cooler weather but our Fall favorites are leaves and Halloween...

Super girl... (Paige), Spidey Girl... (Alyse)

Love those smiles!

Red hair, Red leaves

Scariest Halloween Costume of all!... Teenager Divas!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Tis the Season...

...for football (nice tackle Broc)

Running the ball


The game is fun... but it is memories that make it part of your life.

Monday, October 26, 2009

It's a SPECIAL day!...congratulations Brooke

Grandpa and Grandma Colton with Brooke

Grandpa and Grandma Kasteler with Brooke

Mom is SO PROUD of her girl....

everyone is here for BROOKE!

It is her baptism day!
Congratulations girlfriend.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

A New Pet...

Brooke is holding the newest Kasteler house hold edition... Koda

Now, Broc has "Hulk" and Brin has "Koda"... both Boas

Hulk is getting big... 8 feet, 35 pounds

I believe we are now officially the "crazy snake people" in the neighborhood!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Summertime FUN :)

Brin is up on one ski... Lake Powell

4th of July Hoedown in Eden (mom and Alyse)

Cowgirl Brooke

We love running wild (Alyse and Paige)

Broc is showing off in Island Park, Idaho.

Yellowstone National Park trip with Dad.  
(I think it's unanimous, Dad needs to take ALL the kids on trips more often)

Looking down the Kautz glacier route of the climb up to the top of Mt. Rainier

Joe and Brian made it to the top of Mt. Rainier!
  (Brian may have been the first to make it to the top with the Swine flu.  And since they had to share a tent, Brian was happy to share the Swine flu with Joe...lucky Joe got it a few days later.)

Sunday, June 21, 2009

When Nature calls...





Despite the RAIN... we have had fun in June!

Are you tempting Dad to throw you off the tube?

One HAPPY one SAD... that is usually how it goes around here...
Alyse doesn't want to get out of the pool.

Alyse with a good neighbor friend :)

GOLF CAMP...Brin and her girlfriend

practicing putting...Broc and his buddy

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Hiking to Twin Peaks

What a JOURNEY!  And we enjoyed it!  (Brian and Joe)

Starting up the snow field... (Tiff and Julie)

Hiking through avalanche slides, deep snow crevasses and sheer rock
 climbing kept us working hard! 

Coming down from the peak...

Time to "butt slide down"...scary at first, but more fun than skiing.  
All you need is an iron butt.