S: 2010 HUNSAKER FAMILY
FC: 2010 A YEAR IN REVIEW
1: FAMILY | Hunsaker Family 2010 | Jerad, Michelle, Drew, Kenzi, Jada, Ryker
2: Snow | In January we headed up to Mt. Charleston with Grandma, Grandpa, and Alicia. This was Jada and Ryker's first time ever being in the snow!
4: Jada loves to paint! She is quite artistic. Jada is painting on canvas and coloring in Adam & Eve teaching their children. I love the color choice.
5: Ryker and Jada love to play together! Here, Ryker is riding Jada's Horse! | Ryker was thrilled to see Alvin and the Chipmunks! | Jada started piano lessons with Mom, although they didn't last very long
6: Happy 4th Birthday Jada! Jada celebrated her birthday princess-style this year! We love our princess Jada--wearing her birthday dress from Grandma Hunsaker. (Daddy's cousin Janae Klein Carlisle made it)
8: Pillow Fight! | Jada and Ryker decided to take on Uncle Aaron in an epic pillow fight!
9: Playground! | Fun times at the Cactus Wren park! Feb. 2010
10: "Families are like fudge ... mostly sweet with a few nuts."
11: MAKING MEMORIES | Silly kids in the bath! * Jerad thought it would be funny to throw Lindsey over his shoulder like a sack of potatoes! * Jada likes her crowns!
12: The kids had fun hunting for Easter Eggs in Aunt Cadi's backyard!
13: EASTER | happy | Spring Time
14: We had Alicia's favorite--Chick-fil-a for lunch and then after the recital we had China Moon for dinner and Bahama Bucks for dessert. What a special birthday. :) | Ryker loves wrestling with Uncle Tyson
15: Happy 24th Birthday, Alicia! | Alicia came to San Tan Valley for her birthday so that she could see her little niece Jada in her first dance recital!
16: Cute-as-can-be Jada, getting ready for her dance recital! | April 17, 2010
19: Jada did a fabulous performance on the stage in her first ever dance recital. She enjoys her class at Dance Matrix with cousin Taegan, learning tap, jazz, and ballet.
20: Happy Birthday Mom! It was wonderful to have Grandma & Grandpa Davis, Grandma & Grandpa Hunsaker, Alicia & Tyson here for the birthday weekend! | The big surprise--a matchbox car?! The next month we went car shopping and I got the Chevey Traverse. | --And Mom was able to go to Women's Conference at BYU the next week with friends Carole Terrell & Ginger Coleman. We also saw Mandy Hunsaker w/ her sister and friend here in the Marriott Center.
21: 31 or 13?
22: Jada and Ryker--dressed up and in their PJ's
24: Check out the shower that Grandpa Davis and Dad constructed by scout camp. We tried it out here and it worked great. Nice ingenuity Grandpa! | Our campsite from a distance. It was only about 100-200 yards from the lake.
25: Camping at Kaibab Lake, AZ | We spent a beautiful Memorial Day Weekend camping at Kaibab Lake near Williams, AZ. We were joined by Grandma & Grandpa Davis, Grandma & Grandpa Hunsaker, Bret, Kelli, & Fam, Ryan, Lindsey, & Fam, Scott, Cadi, & Fam, Kevin, Melissa, & Fam, and John, Cherry, and Fam. Alrhough it got quite cold at night, it was beautiful and great to be outdoors! It was a fabulous first camping trip for Jada and Ryker! Mom liked using a pie iron again--used it for grilled cheese sandwiches and apple pies. The kids loved being outside and exploring. Dad liked spending time on the lake--so peaceful and beautiful!
27: Birthday! | happy | Kenzi's 11th Birthday! This is when we started our doughnuts from the ceiling tradtition!
28: so many | Each memory we keep with care means future happiness to share. | Jada loved that outfit because Kenzi had the matching one Ouch, Ryker got an owie Kenzi & I took a cake decorcating class together--check out our work
29: LIVE WELL LAUGH OFTEN LOVE MUCH
30: Life brings simple pleasures to us every day. It is up to us to make them wonderful memories. ~Cathy Allen | Brushing Teeth with 2 toothbrushes! Silly! | Hiking with Clayton in the San Tan Mountains
31: The Original San Tan g's: Clayton and Ryker | Someone fell asleep at the kitchen table! | So cute! Future Sister Missionary!
32: Hunsaker Family Photos July 2010 Many thanks to Alicia for beautiful pics! So wonderful to have a talented photographer in the fam.
33: Drew | Jada | Kenzi | Ryker
34: FUN TIMES! All these girls had a fun end-of-the-summer party at Indigo Sky Pool and Ashlen's house.! What a way to end the summer. Can't get any better than this.!
36: Summer Time! We took a trip up Cedar Mountain in Utah and enjoyed the fresh mountain air, hiking, fishing, and hanging out at the cabin. | Check out this oversized camp chair that we saw at Sam's Club!
38: Jada's model shot!
39: Duck Creek Village, UT | Just Mom, Jada, & Ryker were able to go up to the cabin this time and meet extended family--Dad had school. On our drive up this time we stopped at Moqui Cave just north of Kanab. Jada and Ryker were freaked out in the cave because there were dinosaur tracks, 2 Indian maniquins, and one room in the cave that was kin-of dark so that you couldl see the collection of rocks and minerals that golw under black lights. But all was good when they were able to get a souvineer and thus started their rock collections. The cave was quite cool (literally) like 60 degrees or so but it was in the 90's outside!
40: While at the cabin, I worked on burp cloths for Alicia, colored pages for quiet books (I also enlisted Grandma, Alicia, Amy, Tammy, and Brandi's help), played play-dough, etc.
41: The Cabin The Siglers and Rogers are always so generous to share their cabin with us! | Ryker got hurt everyday at the cabin. That's just what happens when you're a 2-year old boy, running around. I was so sad though when he was roasting marshmallows, and one caught on fire, and as he was bringing it out of the firepit, it fell off his skewer and onto his little toes. He was wearing flip flops and so he got 2 blisters. Ouch! But Ryker was tough.
42: Little kids...BIG personality! | Ryker enjoys dress-up. Here he is a dino race car driver! Jada poses in a cute dress from Grandma Davis.
43: Ryker eats a carrot from the garden while Jada shows off by the garden. Ryker got suited up to play ball with Clayton! Jada practices riding her two-wheeler with training wheels. How did Ryker fall asleep there?! Jada in her fav outfit! Two big bellies bellow--Alicia pregnant with Colton and Ryker with a sticker from new clothes. Silly! I found Ryker sleeping without his shirt! Jada with Daddy. The cousins all in the back of Uncle Scott's truck! Jada wearing this slip she got from Tristen Powell. She loves it!! | We grew corn, peppers, lettuce, beans, carrots, onions, watermelon, cantaloupe, zucchini, and cucumbers
45: Jada danced at a Diamondbacks baseball game. She did this last summer as well. We love our little dancer! | Yes Ryker did it again! Fell right asleep sitting up in a chair at the kitchen table. Doesn't seem too comfortable to me! | Oh, Michael! He gave Jada this "tatoo" while in Vegas | Goodness! How much can you fit in your mouth little boy?!
47: Happy 13th Birthday Drew!
48: Happy Baby Shower
49: Alicia had a "baby Shrek"themed baby shower thrown by Mom and Aunt Amy. It was very cute. I did make mini chicken squares, mini rolls, and cake pops. I think Alicia liked the patchwork quilt I made for Baby Colton. :)
50: Happy Birthday to Grandma and Uncle Michael! Ryker got so tired from all the festivities today that he just conked out on the chair!
51: Hmm...someone did not want their picture taken. Thanks for the funny face Jada!
52: Trick or Treat | Spider Girl and Ninja Ryker had a fun Halloween! They also loved their glow-in-the dark skeleton pajamas! Halloween is fabulous with fun neighbors next door!
54: Yum! Carrot Cake!
55: Happy 37th Birthday Dad! | Jada picked out this golf hat for Dad because it is blue and she loves blue. Dad loved his new hat!
56: HAPPY BIRTHDAY | Ryker loved his Star Wars theme birthday! So much fun!
57: Happy 3rd Birthday to Ryker Axton!
58: HAPPY STAR WARS | BIRTHDAY PARTY | Darth Jada! | Storm Trooper Dad! | Young Padowan Ryker in his training tunic climbs the wall while others jump in the bounce house! Fun!
59: Young Padowans practiced their light saber training | Ryker's Birthday Guests: Jada, Clayton Powell, Camri, Troy, & Bode Coleman, Andon & Travers Christensen, Blake Bailey, Bryce Tietjen...and Aunt Lindsey who helped Princess Leia (mom) host the party!
60: Dad had 2 surgeries this fall to fix his breathing issue that was finally diagnosed as subglottic stenosis. Basically, Dad had swelling and scar tissue in his esophagus below his voice box. Both laser surgeries wen well and Dad recovered quickly. Jada was afraid to see Dad in the hospital!
61: Drew's doing a great job practicing for the future! Hee Hee! That's Ryker's tag! Ryker is doing excellent with his cutting and pasting. | Girls Night Out! Mom went to see Eclipse with Cadi, Lindsey, and Jamie.
62: Fun times with Ashelyn, Taegan, and Akira. All the kids opened their new PJ's on Christmas Eve. | We went shooting with some of the Hunsaker Family when they were in town for Ashelyn's baptism.
63: J O Y | We saw Santa at the Ward Christmas Party breakfast! Ryker went and saw him with the Coleman's. Jada was too shy. Surprise!
64: Just days before Christmas we moved from our dear home in San Tan Valley to Mesa. What a busy time of year to move! Due to the huge drop in the market and with Jerad back in school at ASU we thought it best to part ways with this home. We had purchased this house for $320,000 and received a short sale offer on it for $150,000 which the bank verbally accepted. We received notification that we had to be out of the house by December 22 (because the home was also in the process of foreclosure, and so we moved! | And now, as I write this over a year later, the home still has not sold, nor gone to auction due to the bank who services the loan doesn't know who owns the note and thus cannot sell it! We could still be living there! But, this move has been a good move for the most part. Dad is much closer to school, Mom loves the convenience of living in town, and we have a wonderful ward--Mesa 18th. | 108 W Pasture Canyon San Tan Valley, AZ | 2055 E Fountain St. Mesa, AZ
65: All emptied into these 2 containers and our cars!
67: Colton Danger Shafter was born Dec 15, 2010. Because of our move, it took me a few days to get up there to see Alicia and baby, but we made it while she was still in the hospital--which was a 6-day stay!
68: Christmas at the Davis'
70: Merry Christmas 2010
71: All of the kids recieved new bedding this year and the family all got ASU pajamas.
72: We opened presents on Christmas morning and again a few days later when Kenzi and Drew joined us for a week.