Thursday, May 29, 2008

Our Little Dancer!!

Its been such a great year for Vienna and I just wanted to post a few pics of her competitions. She did a duet with her best friend Taylee this year and they did very well. At their first competition they took 2nd, at their second competition they took 2nd overall, and at the last competition she took 1st place!! We were so excited for her. She also did very well with her group taking 2nd and 1st twice. No more competitions but recital is just around the corner. She has 6 dances in recital this year so she will be one busy little girl! We are so proud of her! Great job Vie!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Getting Out!

The Higbee Kids at Arches (delicate arch in the background)
Vienna and Balanced Rock
Kael ready to attack the desert!
Mama and Baby Cache (hoofin' it of course)
Saxon out for a midnight ride! (note the Spiderman moon boots in 80 degree weather, Sweet!)
Being pregnant and then having a baby can tie you down a little, so we decided to take a weekend trip to Moab for some good ol' fashioned fun! We had a blast! The kids got to try out their mountain bikes in the desert (Bryce got to do Slickrock), we got to see their favorite sight (balanced rock) in Arches, we rolled down an enormous sand dune, hiked a lot, swam a lot, and ate some good food! What could be better. The only problem was it was way too short. I could spend a month in Moab and it still wouldn't be enough time. I just love that place and I love that my kids love it too. It is definately a family favorite destination. School ends next week and we are just getting ready for summer! No big plans. Lots of swimming lessons and playing with friends. I just started back teaching dance and it's going to be awhile before I am back to normal, but I guess thats how it goes. Cache is doing great! He has yet to have an uninterrupted nap due to three siblings who are completely in love with him, but he doesn't seem to mind too much. He will definately be easy going because he has no choice. We are just so happy to have him here!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Well, just thought I would post because I think someone told Mark they needed a link to my blog to catch up on us! I know Lori has it, but anyone else - here it is!
You can see we've been really busy! Hope you all had a great Mother's day. I have had my littlest sister Natalie here for the past 2 weeks helping us out until the baby comes and it has truly saved my sanity!! It's getting really hard to move, yet thanks to her I have not been put on complete bed rest like with Lena and Dane! Mark put together our new ROUND crib today in the baby's room! I am really excited about that. Her room is slowly coming together.
Mark is working hard as always- they are in the process of searching for a third partner at his practice- so that it continues to grow. Lena is learning to read slowly- it's been a struggle for us but it is finally working. She is loving the spring weather though and riding her bike a lot. We are excited that she was accepted into a Magnet school specializing in the ARTS for 1st- 5th grade. She will love that I am sure. Dane is my sweet boy as always. Lately he has been carrying a bag around saying he's really busy and has to go to work- as a race car driver. Big shock- huh! haha. He told me the other day that when he drives his race car Mark and I, Lena and Natalie should all come to watch him. haha! So cute.
Anyway- that's all for now - we'll keep ya'll updated when the baby comes! Love ya!
Mark and Rachel

Thursday, May 01, 2008

Geoff at Invitational Track Meet.

Geoffrey had another meet tonight. His Best was 5'-8 this year but tonight he had a break through. It was windy so I thought he would probably not do very well but his adustments came together. They made everyone start at 5'-8 which was Geoff's highest jump and he was worried, but he jumped that on his first try. Then they moved it up to 5'-10. He also was able to jump that on his first attempt. Then they moved it up to 6'-0, 4" over his best. He jumped it on his second attempt. He was surprised, and so was I. So he placed 4th out of 20 jumpers, most of which were Juniors and Seniors. And I thought this would be a building year. Here is the video.