Thursday, March 31, 2011

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Madison's Video to use at the Children's Congress



Brian, Krista, Madi, and me put together this video today for Madi to use when she goes to DC to present her case to Congress. It could only be 45 seconds and this is what we came up with.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

Mom's 80th



Here is a video that includes some of the pictures I took when the family got together for mom's 80th birthday celebration. Thanks to all that attended, both this event and Juliette's baptism, which was held the same morning of this event.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

Madison is baptised



I'm posting Madison's baptism on my blog. Now I have 4 videos of the baptisms this year and Abby's new years ago. What a treat for me to watch and see happen. I love this girl. In this video you can see the glow in her face. She is beautiful.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Abby's baptism Video



I've been trying hard to get caught up on my grand children baby videos and baptism videos. This is the last of the baptism videos for this year. Tammy and I have 4 grand kids that have been baptized. They are pretty special kids. We love them all. This is Abby's. She was baptized 2 years ago. Hopefully the church will forgive me for using some footage of the Christ movie.

Abby sang this song at the baptism, but I didn't have any footage. I wonder what's up with that...I'm Mr. camera man after all.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Making Sugar Cookies in the Shape of an 8


This event happened the night before Grant's baptism. We made cookies together. We really like Melanie's parents.

I know I'm posting a lot of videos here. I've been trying to catch up last years videos. I'm approaching about 50 now, but I'm almost done with last year. Here's another great.

I love Hayden's thumb's up and Kent's BM rambling (you would have had to been there; it was funny).

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Juliette get baptized

Scott and Gabby



I do indeed give thanks for my many blessing....such as this. What a wonderful opportunity not only for them, but for all of us. I have a GREAT FAMILY. Love you all.

Turkey in a Bucket



This is definitely one of my favorite videos of all time. I am getting a turkey ready for marinating. It's what I called "Turkey in a Bucket". Tyler was helping me. I really love this video.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lower Palisades Hike



If you think this is cheesy then you're not a true Romantic. Here is me and my Sweetheart. I've watched this at least 20 times after making it. I love it.

Somewhere in Time



Wonderful pictures of Travis and Melanie and their Kids. Thanks to this wonderful photographer friend of Trav and Mel's.

Love this video.

Grant's Baptism



A great video of the pictures I took at Grant's baptism last October.

Air and Space



This is a video a great day at the air and space museum when we went out for Grant's Baptism last October. Great video.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A great link

Brian is in the process of having his students paint a huge trailer to honor our veterans. He recently developed a Powerpoint Presentation and included a picture of his Grandpa Saunders in uniform and shared it with his middle school students. He even had several veterans from Ontario come to his classes to talk to his classes and to share war stories.

Here is the link to a great article that the Ontario Paper wrote about his project. I'm proud of you Brian! Way to go.

http://www.argusobserver.com/articles/2010/09/19/news/doc4c959fd147875354540526.txt

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

New Video for my archive's



Well, I finally finished Juliette's baby video. She is now almost 8 years old, so these pictures may bring back some memories. I've tried to do one for all our grandkids. I still need to do one for Ben and Blake and the twins. I'd like to do Madison's again as the pictures are only of her in one outfit. I'm hoping to get pictures of Blake when we go next week for Grant's baptism. Yes, we are headed to T&M's house next week. Excited to see them.

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Best Video of the Day

Twins Get Blessed

On Sunday September 5th, we got up at 3:00 a.m. and drove to Oregon for the blessing of Connor and Jackson. Krista's dad blessed Connor and I was able to bless Jackson. What a neat opportunity. Thank you for letting me do it Brian and Krista. It was Awesome. Here is one of the better family pictures that I got. It was kinda cold outside so we weren't able to take pictures at the church.

After the meeting we took a few pictures at the house. This is one of my favorite ones. Little Connor's head is just nestled into the shoulder of his little brother Jackson, who is really the bigger of the two, but still the youngest. Great picture.

Twins Get Blessed Cont.

Check out Connor's smile in this pose. He is saying, "I like your shoulder bro". Jackson is saying, "get em off me mommy". . . .Funny and cute.

Finally we can get some sleep....these people are really something else...who do they think we are?

Oh no, they're sitting us up again. Can't they tell we are asleep? Come on guys, give us a break. We're tired....Sacrament meeting wore us out.

Jackson then says, "I'm really surprised my grandpa didn't change my name to Jackson Daniel Hobbs. I really wanted to be nicknamed Jack Daniels."

Proud Grandparents. Tammy is holding Jackson and I am holding Connor.

Group shot...Ben really didn't want to do this, but look how cute it turned out.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Grandkids 2010


Here is my grandkids 2010 picture. Matting it today and ordering the frame too. It'll hang in the kitchen with the others. We have 6 pictures now for the last 6 years. My favorite pictures for sure. It's also available in a 5 x 7 version.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

I know that my Savior loves me!

Going on a Bear Hunt

Benji asking me to---
Do an "under dog" Grandpa.
Tyler looking groovy in his mom's hat.

I've spent a lot of time hangin out with Angie and the kids in the park. I've grown to VERY MUCH APPRECIATE and Love Lunch in the Park.

Where do you think the bear is hiding, Just looking for his cave.

My little trooper Jason kinda worried about finding a BEAR.

Thanks Angie for taking me. I love you a lot.

Madi posing for me on a ledge. Isn't she cute?
I hiked with Madi and Tyler to the top of the ridge and found a pretty convincing bear cave. Just going through the forest looking for a BIG one. We weren't scared.

Hanging out at the park with Madi, Jason, Benji, and Tyler. "Going on a Bear Hunt" and "Trying to Catch a Big One".

Monday, June 28, 2010

Monkey gets a haircut



So I catch Tyler in the basement with Jason and Benjamen. Tyler was the ring leader of giving the long hairy monkey a haircut.



This was my first "cut" when recording this incident. Jason was crying because I caught him and took the scissors away from him.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Four cute grandchildren



Today Roy Allen and me met Angela in the park for "Lunch in the Park". After lunch Roy and I took Madison, Ben, and Tyler to the Pocatello Zoo. It was a fun time.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

See Brian and Krista's Blog for current updates

Posting and B&K's blog for updates. Follow link at left.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Jackson in Portland


This is a picture of little baby Jackson in Portland. He is still awaiting his procedure/surgery. He is stable and seems to be doing okay. Unfortunately it had been rescheduled again until tomorrow afternoon. We're bummed out about the wait, but nothing we can do but wait it out.

Brian and baby Jackson in his isolette here in Portland. The procedure/surgery could take 4-5 hours once they begin it. His tentative time is 2:00 p.m. tomorrow June 11th.


He is such a sweet little boy.


Keep him in your prayers. We are worried about him.

Connor the twin in Boise

I'm in the waiting room in Portland and waiting for Brian and Tammy to give an update on Jackson's status. Meanwhile I found this great wifi hotspot and had some pictures of Connor to post. Isn't this cute?

I will post pictures of Jackson shortly. He hasn't had his surgery yet and we are still waiting on when that will happen. In the meantime he seems to be doing well.


I hope you enjoy these pictures of Connor.
This is Connor. Even though you can't see his face I thought it showed his cute little body and give a perspective of the isolette he is in.
We stopped by St. Al's in Boise on our way to Portland to see Connor. Here are a couple of pictures of Tammy holding him. He is so cute. Krista was at the motel sleeping so we didn't get to see her. He seems to be doing well and is so cute.
Here is a couple shot of a proud Grandma holding her grand baby Conner. He was eating well. Notice the cute little hat he has on. Angela made one for both Connor and Jackson.

Through the window of the isolette.

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Please keep these kids in your prayers

Brian and Krista's twins were born this morning. Their names are Jackson
and Connor. Jackson isn't doing well. They were born in Caldwell, but
shipped to Boise where they found that Jackson has a pulmonary valve
that isn't working correctly. He needs to have surgery, which will be
done in Portland, Oregon tomorrow.


Brian is flying to Portland with Jackson. Connor is doing well, but is in intensive care and will be in Boise for a few weeks. Krista is in Caldwell still. When Roy & Cheryl (Krista's parents) get there shortly, Brian will go get her and take her to Boise to see the boys.

The pulmonary valve is in the heart so this will be be a heart surgery, which they will try to fix via a catheter approach. If that's not successful it will be open heart surgery.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Angel's Landing at Zions

During spring break Tammy and I went to Zions and did a few hikes. These are some pictures and a video from Angel's Landing. We did the whole hike except for the last 1/2 mile. Tammy was a real trooper and braved the steep inclines even though she is afraid of heights. The last 3/4 mile is done with chains. I did about a 1/4 of a mile or so until I thought it was unsafe to continue. Last year an ISU faculty fell from this hike and was killed. I suppose that was in the back of my mind as I was climbing. Additionally, there were a lot of people doing the hike and some of the danger was coming "face to face" with another hiker and debating on who would let go of the chain to let the other person by. Regardless, it was fun doing the part of the hike that we did. Round trip was over 12 miles or so.




Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Cat's Outta the BAG...Caught by Angie after 30 years




I really hate to admit it, but Tammy is a much better shot than me; at least with this gun.....

Monday, May 03, 2010

Special Day for a Special Granddaughter

Doesn't Madison look pretty in this new dress. We are getting ready to go into the church for the baptism.





We were lucky enough to be able to go to Madison's baptism this past weekend. Her birthday was on Saturday and she turned 8 years old.

It was so neat to see her get baptized. Here is a picture at the font prior to her baptism. She later said that the water was warm and that she "felt so good inside". She is a wonderful granddaughter and we love her very much.


Here is a picture of us in the high council room. After the baptism she was confirmed a member of the church by her dad. It happened in this room. These are a few of the pictures we were lucky enough to get after the confirmation.


Taken in the gym after the baptism.


Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Getting Ready for Seaside this Summer




How do you like our new Super Hero Costumes? We are getting ready for Seaside in July. Boy, do these ever fit tight.

X-ray of Foot



Does anyone know the story behind this x-ray?

Monday, April 26, 2010

Flying Kite then getting read to go to "Hello Dolly"



It has been a great month to fly kites. We just need to get a better kite. We had difficulty getting his one in the air, but the kids had a great time with it.





Getting Ready to go to the Play

Hello Dolly

We went to see "Hello Dolly", which is playing in Blackfoot this past weekend. Here is a picture of mom, Connie, Jenni, and the girls outside of the theater after the show. Jenni and the girls were visiting this past weekend while Ted was at a writers conference in Provo.

Here is a picture of Abby and Juliette with 2 of the main characters. After the show the the girls ran to the front to shake hands. Tammy was able to get this quick snapshot. These two characters were my favorites. The woman is in Angie and Cory's ward. She was the best singer.

Abby was so fun to watch. She loved it and laughed her heart out. Here she is with one of her favorite characters. He was very funny.

Here we are sitting on the 2nd row waiting for the show to start. Thanks everyone for going. We enjoyed having everyone visit and for the fun time.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Tammy's Brother and Sisters

These videos were taken at Tammy's mothers 85th Birthday Party a few weeks ago.
It was fun to see everyone.



Here is us singing Happy Birthday to Mom.



This video shows Dave and Connie, Bob and Joyce, Jill and Anthony, mom and us.





Here is mom blowing out the candles on the cake.


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Jason does it!



This is so cute. Jason finally accomplished his first walk on his own on Thanksgiving day in front of the family. Way to go Jason!
video

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Beautiful Fall Colors Around Home

We really don't have to go far to see the beautiful fall colors. Everything is changing and it makes be feel good to see all of God's creations. How lucky are we anyway?