The Jensen Family

The Jensen Family

Sunday, November 27, 2011

August 2011

We're a bit behind on our family's blog, but here are some pictures from August. Blogspot scrambled the order in which we posted them so this is going to be a little random....

We went on an outing to the Planetarium in SLC, which we had never been to before. The kids had a great time.

The kids on Mars (at the Planetarium)

The kids on the moon

Rachel having the time of her life at the Gateway water fountains.

Lizzy wasn't afraid to get wet this year and had a lot of fun with the shooting fountains.

At the planetarium at a cloud exhibit.

Nathan at the fountains

Daniel doing crazy dress up! He loved that pink wig. He kept using all of our brushes to comb through it so we are still seeing residue of that thing around the house!

Daniel's first day of 2nd grade.

Nathan's first day of Kindergarten.

More fountains....

Ashley went on a trip to New Jersey to visit her grandmother before she died, with her mother and brother. Here is her Great Aunt Thelma.

Ashley's Uncle Ted and brother Stephan.

Ashley's mom and grandmother before she died.

Ashley & Stephan with Grandma.

Rachel and Lizzy's first day of preschool.

Cousin Barrett was baptized.

The kids hanging out with Mimi and Papa before the baptism began.

Ashley's parents.


In New Jersey with Cousin Rene, Uncle Ted, Ashley's mom and Stephan. It was fun to get to know Rene, whom Ashley hadn't seen since she was 10. We went to NYC, helped clean out her Grandmother's apartment and just spent time visiting. Then, of course the hurricane came and we had to drive to Pittsburg to get home on time, because all the flights were cancelled!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Family Photos

We recently had our family photo taken by one of Ashley's former Young Women, Laura Sudweeks. Here are some of the photos she took....

Sunday, September 11, 2011

July 2011 Activities

July was a busy month for us full for daily outings and summer camp. Here are some photos of our experiences....

One of our favorite things to do each year is to go to the hot air balloon festival in Provo over the 4th of July weekend.

You have to get to the festival by 6:30 AM or else you miss all the hot air balloon launches, which is the best part!

There was a new balloon this year-- from Star Wars!

We spent the 4th of July with Dave's family. Here Rachel is having fun with Uncle Brad (and his still voices!)

Grandpa Jensen taught the boys how to play croquet.

Lizzy was spinning circles outside and was having fun feeling dizzy. A game her Jensen cousins taught her.

Cousins Brooke and Claire Oler.

We LOVE to go the Bridal Veil Falls to play in the water.

It's so beautiful in the canyon.

Nathan was having so much fun climbing on the rocks.

The girls

Rachel throwing rocks.

The boys went to summer camp all summer, but Daniel had a conflict for 2 weeks, so Lizzy got to go in his place and she was SO excited!

The girls got in a painting phase and that's all they wanted to do every single day. I walked away for a few minutes and look what I came back to

Nathan was showing off all the crafts he made at summer camp....

Sunday, July 10, 2011

May 2011

May was a busy month spend with family. Ashley's sister Brooke was in town with her family, so we spent a lot of time doing fun things with them. We also celebrated Mother's Day, Lizzy's 3rd birthday and Rachel's 2nd birthday.

We celebrated Mother's Day on the Heilner side by having a picnic at the park.

Nathan was proud to walk Ashley's parents dog, Rosie, around the park.

Adults enjoying the shade while the kids played on the playground.

Sister-in-Law Carina and Rachel

Our niece Siena

Ashley's sister Brooke

Ashley holding her niece, Maple.

Ashley's Mom

Ashley's Dad



Celebrating Brooke's birthday with a Coldstone Ice Cream cake

On Mother's Day we went to Dave's parents house to celebrate with his mom and family.

Niece Amy (a BYU student) and Dave's brother Brad

Dave's Sister Linda with her husband Jason

Opening Mothers Day gifts

Dave's dad taught the girls how to walk on his treadmill and now that's the first thing they want to do when we go to their house!


We went to the Farm at Thanksgiving Point with Brooke and her family. It was really fun because there were LOTS of baby animals.

There was a cute baby foal that was super friendly

He even let Nathan and Ocean pet him

Another baby horse

Nathan loved the pony rides at the farm

Ocean was fearless and loved the pony rides too

Brooke & Stuart and their kids Ocean and Maple on the wagon ride.

Having fun 'in jail'


The girls enjoyed feeding the roosters and chickens corn kernels.

We ran into Loriol, Ashley's friend and former Physical Therapist at the Farm.

Birthday Girl Lizzy

Blowing our her candles

Lizzy wanted to wear her special Snow White dress for her birthday

Primary Childrens Hospital gave us tickets to ride Thomas the Train when we has in town. Nathan is a big fan of Thomas, so he was excited about it.

Dave & Rachel waiting for Thomas the Train

Riding the Train

Nathan had 2 months of limited activites after his heart surgery, so at the end of May he was free to do anything he wanted to so we went outside and rode bikes (something he wasn't allowed to do)

Lizzy giving Ocean a ride

Yeah! Bikes again!

Ocean taking Lightening McQueen for a spin

Celebrating Rachel's 2nd Birthday

We celebrated the girls birthday by taking them to Build-A-Bear workshop.

Rachel with Mimi

We invited some of our Heilner cousins to come along.

Lizzy showing off the bear she made.