The Sawyer Family

The Sawyer Family

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Brody and Baylee got to make a snowman with uncle Jake. They had so much fun!  


 Well it is only 2 months late but I finally finished Zoe's baby blanket. I love how it turned out. It was so much fun working on this cute little ladybug and all the different rows. I hand pieced and quilted it after I saw a pattern for it at the store.

I think she likes it! 

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Decorating the Tree

For family night we decided to put up our christmas tree and decorate it. We got out all our decorations and let the kids put them wherever they wanted. I love that they are old enough to help now, it is so much more fun.
 We had to get a pic of Zoe, she was just hanging out in her swing watching us do all the work. She is getting so big already.
 Baylee reaching to put up an ornament with the help of Daddy

 Brody finding the perfect spot for his ornament.
 I got to fill in all the empty spots and space out some of the other decorations that were a little close together. I love this time of the year, it is my favorite!!

Cutting down our Christmas Tree

We love real Christmas trees and we have searched for a good place to cut them down. There have been a few places that were not very impressive but this year I think we finally found it. The thing with real trees is that as much as you search for the perfect tree you will never find it. You have to be okay with a little character. It was so much fun walking through the little forest of trees with the kids and listening to them say "this one looks pretty good" or "what about this one." We finally found one that looked like it would work. It was a little tall but we figured we could just cut it down when we got it home.
 Brody and Baylee wanted to help cut it down so after Dallas got it cut he let them use his knife to cut some of the extra branches off the bottom.
 Here is the branch Baylee cut off. She was pretty proud of herself.
 Next we had to Drag it back to the car and tie it to the top. Dallas says he wants to get an old ford station wagon just for this day so he can look like the Griswolds in Christmas Vacation. I don't love that movie but it is one of his favorite Christmas movies.
 Me and my kiddos hiking through the trees. Zoe was all snuggled in the backpack and slept through the whole thing. She is such a good baby. I love my family so much and I am so excited for the fun things we get to do this Christmas season.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Girls Night

I got to go with my sisters and mom to The Melting Pot for girls night. We had so much fun hanging out together and eating all that delicious food. I was so happy to be able to go.
 Dallas switched his schedule for the day so he could be home to watch the kids so I could go have a night off. He is so awesome, love you babe!!
 I love all my sisters so much and I love that we all get along so well. 
And I love my Mom a ton! She is the best mom ever and I hope that I can be as good a mom to my kids as she has been for us. Thanks you guys for the fun night!

Audrey, Terra, Callee, Mom
                        Stephanie, Chelsea, Crystal, and myself.


I love the fall. I love when the air begins to cool, the mountains start changing colors and leaves begin to fall from the trees. I have always loved getting outside in the nice cool air and raking up a big pile of leaves for the little kids to jump in. When I was still living at home it was for my little brother and sister and my nephews and now that we have our own home, I get to do it for my kiddos. We have a huge tree in the front yard and it has dropped a ton of leaves. I am not sure how long I will love this tree, but it sure made a good pile of leaves for Brody and Baylee to jump in.

Throwing huge arms full of leaves at each other. They loved it!

 Brody covered in leaves. He thinks that you can't see him with his camo hat on.
 Baylee trying not to get leaves in her mouth.
 Dallas was blowing all the leaves right at Baylee, she thought it was so funny. She just screamed and laughed the whole time. I love these people so much, they make me smile everyday.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


This year we had a family Halloween party 2 weeks before Halloween. My dad went all out to decorate this old methodist church in Ogden for the party and we had so much fun. This is the only picture I took though and I wish I would have taken more. It was such a fun party.
For Halloween, we took the kids to my Grandma's house to visit for a few minutes and when we left it was raining like crazy. Bummer. We went up to my mom and dad's trunk or treat and since it was raining it had been moved inside. It was crazy inside the gym at the church but the kids had a fun time.
After the trunk or treat we went to one of Dallas' friends house for dinner and to hang out. It had stopped raining so we had to take the kids out for some real trick or treating and they had so much fun. Here we are all dressed up ready for a fun time.

Ninja Brody
Bumblebee Baylee(sorry, bad picture) 
Scary Dallas had to dress up as Mike Myers so he could scare people. I don't really like the scary stuff but he does. It is too creepy.
Me and my little Ladybug. I love that she has so much hair. She has pigtails for antennas. We had an awesome Halloween. Now on to Thanksgiving and Christmas. I am so excited!!

Decorating Pumpkins

This year I didn't really want to do the whole pumpkin carving thing. Usually I end up gutting and carving all of them. So I found these fun faces that you can just push into the pumpkin and they are done. It was so nice to not have to clean up all that mess. I am sure we will go back and forth with carving and these faces but it was a nice easy year this year. The kids wanted to put all of the pieces on the pumpkins so I had to limit them a little so it actually looked like a face. Brody used pig ears to make feet. What a funny kid.
Baylee liked Brody's idea of giving them feet and found some ears to make feet for hers. They had so much fun with this, I am glad they weren't set on carving.
Dallas' masterpiece!
And Me with my pumpkin!
Our little family of pumpkins, Zoe shared with me this year, she can pick one out next year when she is starting to walk around.

Picking Pumpkins

This year we went to Black Island Farms to pick our pumpkins. We waited a little to long this year and missed out on the place we wanted to go. It was very rainy and cold so Dallas stayed in the car with Zoe while I went with the kids on the wagon ride to the patch to find our pumpkins.

Brody and Baylee ready to find their pumpkins. They had a ton left but I took this picture of the side of the field that was nearly empty. They had so much fun finding the biggest ones they could.
Showing off their pumpkins, Brody thought it would be cool to sit on top of his.
We made it back to the car. The dirt road we went on was so muddy the wagon was sliding all over. It was quite a ride. Luckily there were a couple of guys helping carry the pumpkins from the field to the wagon since I was on my own out there with 4 huge pumpkins. They weren't that heavy but trying to keep 2 kids in sight and carry 4 pumpkins could get tricky. Even though it was wet and cold we had a fun time!

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Baby Pictures

Well I have had these pictures for about a week and I am finally getting them on here. I love how they turned out and these are some of my favorites. She slept almost the whole time so most of the pics are sleeping pics but that is mostly all she does right now anyway.

 My awesome grandma crocheted Zoe's blessing dress for her. I love love love how it turned out. Thanks Grandma, it is beautiful.

I also got a few pics done of Brody and Baylee.
Baylee is such a beautiful girl, she is so helpful with her new little sister. She is growing up so fast and I love her so much.
 This is the only one we got of Zoe with her eyes open and even though Brody isn't looking at the camera I think it is so cute.
 Such a handsome little guy. He is growing so fast I can't believe it. He is such a good big brother and I love him so much.
 This is my favorite picture of these two, they were being so funny for the photographer and this captures their personalities and the way they interact with each other perfectly.

Utah Game

Brody and Baylee got to go with Dallas and their uncle Ethan to the Utah Football game. They were so excited to go and were counting down the days for 2 weeks, We found them shirts at Old Navy and they were all ready to go when the day finally came. They rode the frontrunner and tracks to the game and they had so much fun! 

Dallas had told the kids that they would be able to get dinner at the game and they thought the huge corndogs were so cool. I didn't think they were that much bigger than regular ones but they were excited to tell me about them when they got home.

 I guess Baylee thought it was a little loud and kept covering her ears, but they had so much fun hanging out with their daddy and watching their team. I love these people so much and I am so glad that my kids have such an awesome daddy! Go Utes!