Monday, November 2, 2009

Yes, I am the worlds worst blogger. I'm not proud of it, but I have come to terms with it. Some are addits to blogging and then there's people like me. . .an addict of not blogging. Not sure what that would make my diagnosis. Anyways, after much encouraging from a friend at school (she even made me my new name thingy at the top that has our pic on it--Thanks Jess!), I decided to put up a few pics and update the few people that read this.
This is us, incase you forgot what we look like.

This is our real faces. Derek smiling and me mad at whatever he just did!

We spent alot of the summer with my family. Here's a pic of Dale with a few of the kids. Mom & Dad have such a fun backyard to play in.
All the kids came over to Mom and Dad's on my birthday. I blew out my candles and then we had to re-lite them for every kid there so they could blow them out aswell. They are all so cute that I just can't say no.

Der is still an avid fisherman and spends most nights tieing flies. He just got back from Idaho on a 2-day fishing trip and is going to the Green River this weekend.

We had to go to California in June to my sister Heather's house--my beautiful niece Hannah passed away. She was an amazing little girl who changed many people's lives! When you walked in the same room as Hannah, you felt something different. As one of my small primary kids said while simply looking at a picture of Hannah, "I feel like Jesus is here." She taught the gospel while here on the Earth, and now she is continuing on that teaching in a different way. We miss Hannah, but are so thankful we got a chance to meet her.
My gorgeous sister Heather & Hannah Girl

Derek is definitely the favorite Uncle in the Whimpey family. All the kids love him. He will be such a good dad someday! The kids love to steal Derek's hats (he is always wearing one). He tried telling Abbie that his hat is sacred and shouldn't be messed with. About 15 mintues later she had Derek come look at a message she wrote him on her white board. It says, "Derek, maybe when you think something is sacred, think of the temple not your hat. Your neice, Abbie"
Our life isn't that exciting lately, but we are enjoying it. We are both in school and working. I have 3 jobs that keep me running 6 days out of the week. Infact, Der said a couple of Sunday's ago that it was weird being with me for longer than 2 hours. Luckily neither of us work or study on Sunday so it's our day together. We can't wait til December when we both have some time off!

Thursday, April 16, 2009


When we were riding, we found this tree Dad had carved his name in about 48 years ago when he was sheepherding as a boy. Way cool, huh!!!
Shooting (Derek & Brad)
Playing with Kids

Derek is still fishing

Elder Kyle Kohler returns home! We love having Kyle home!!!

Baby Beck Lance Erickson is born and he is SOOOO cute!

Rachael goes to Jr. Prom. She looked so, so beautiful!
Snowshoeing (this is Der going down a big slide we built)
The Wises came to visit and the girls went Prom dress shopping. Syd and Sam tried on lots of fun dresses and modeled them for us!

I decided to recover my couch. . . AHHHHH!!!


There's no turning back now!
AFTER pics will be coming soon. I haven't finished sewing the cushions yet. I've been too busy with school and work to finish.

Thursday, January 29, 2009


We thought our holidays would be completely relaxing and not busy. We were wrong. We had such a good holiday season though and found it hard to get back in the rhythm of school and work. The family all came (except Amy), to Utah in December. It was so much fun with everyone. We went snowshoeing, icefishing, sledding, and lots more! Here are a few pics of everyone.

Ice fishing at Strawberry. Max, Fischer, Isaac, Derek
Heather & Max snowshoeing
Me & Dale snowshoeing
Me, Heather, Holly snowshoeing
Charlee & Reiss getting ready to go sledding
Heath and Dad pulling the tubes behind the 4-wheeler
Sweet baby Hannah with her cute smile!
The girls (and Heath) playing dress-up. Reiss, Abbie, Mara, Charlee, Heath
We all celebrated Mom & Dad's 40th wedding anniversary by going to the temple and then having a dinner afterwards. It was so awesome to all be in the temple together. Jen put together a really neat video of Mom and Dad's lives, included all of us kids.




For Christmas, instead of buying gifts for eachother (meaning the 7 of us kids), we give the money that we would have spent and it goes towards helping other people. Each year one of us 7 kids is incharge and we get to choose what we do with the money. This year Derek and I were incharge. We decided to to hygiene kits. It was really awesome because we had all the grandkids put the kids together. They loved doing it and I think it was good for them to learn that not everyone is as fortunate as we are.




Char & Me