Saturday, March 28, 2009

Spring is Here

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

NCAA Tournament

It is a yearly tradition for the boys in Jon's family to go to the NCAA basketball tournament. The boys in my family joined in the tradition a few years back as well as my Uncle Scott and his boys. Since Jon's Dad is on a mission, Jon and Matt headed out with the Helms to Philadelphia. They watched 2 days of basketball and spent 3 days touring around the close areas. They saw a lot in a short amount of time. This has been a fun tradition and they go a new place each year. Too bad no girls are ever invited.

Independence Hall

This is the room where the Declaration of Independence was signed. These are the original chairs.

Liberty Bell


About 50,000 men died at the battles of Gettysburg. So you can imagine it is quite haunted. This bridge is suppose to be one of the most haunted places.

The battlefields

Washington DC

NCAA Games

New York City

Monday, March 16, 2009

Girl Fun in Vegas

Bonnie Ebbert came from San Diego to meet up with us.
This is the new group of Helm girls. We all have so much fun together.

Bonnie and my Mom looking lovely

Thursday, March 12, 2009


We went with our friends the Haynie's and Ebbert's to the Aquarium. We had fun looking at the new Amazon section. Ira loved walking around and exploring. Beck has been there a million times and just runs through it real quick checking out all his favorite spots.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

White Day

Sping snow days are a little bit of fun. At least you know the snow is only going to be there for a short amount of time. The boys had fun playing around in all the white stuff. Ira was a little nervous but by the end he was throwing snowballs.

Got Milk?


Monday, March 09, 2009


All these cute fun girls live in my neighborhood. They are all so much fun to be with. Can't wait for our weekend getaway with all you hot mamas!

Monday, March 02, 2009

St. George March 09

Anytime we are away with my family we really do get a great break from kids. My mom does so much for us when we are all around. She seriously cannot do enough. If you need a drink she is running to get you one. If you say the boys need to eat she is running to make them a lunch that they will eat. She let Beck sleep with her and my dad which in and of itself is a great break. Then we have Candice who jumps through hoops for her Baby ( Beck ) it was good Dave was on a business trip because he gets all jealous and weird haha. They spent time in the hot tub, playing tennis and going on walks. Not to mention she entertained him the ride home in my parents car. Needless to say Jon and I don't look around too much to make sure are kids are taken care of. Thanks Family you make our life with kids a whole lot easier.

It is amazing what 74 degree warmth is like after a freezing long winter. We all weekend outside in St. George enjoying the beautiul weather. We all came home with fried faces. I did not even think about putting suncreen on us.

Ira has the funniest little personality. He tends to be a pretty moody little boy. For instance if you tell him that he cannot have something then he gives you his evil eye, usually throws something at you and then lays his head in his lap pouting. The funny thing about this is that he remembers who it was that told him no and holds a grudge. He kept us laughing all weekend. He gave some of his dirtiest looks ever. He was just happy to sit in the dirt and throw rocks.

We tried to catch him in one of his angry moments.

Ira does have many happy moments in his life. He is not ALWAYS mad.