Sunday, November 29, 2009


We had a fun Thanksgiving. Went up to my parents on Wed and cooked pies all night then woke up and cooked all day with my mom and sister. The dinner was yum and we had about 9 pies. I have eaten alot of pies in the last few days. Emma decided to jump in the pool, it was really cold, I told her she was crazy. The kids enjoyed playing with their cousins all weekend. We went to see the Temple lights Friday night, they were beautiful. It was so nice to spend time with family.

Monday, October 26, 2009

birthday fun!

We went to Thatcher over the weekend for our niece Addison's 1st birthday. The kids had lots of fun playing at the park. Addison had a good time opening presents and having bites of cake. After the party we went to mexican food (yum). Then we headed home. It was nice to spend the day with family.

Friday, October 16, 2009

New addition

Nope not a baby, it is a new dog. Maybe 3 is a charm. We thought since all of the big dogs we have had jumped our fence, maybe we should try or should I say Nathan thinks we should try a little dog. So here we go! His name is Chopper and he is a boston bulldog terrier, he is a good dog and the kids even Brig get along with him. Hopefully he will like his new home!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

11 years!

It is our 11th anniversary today. I can't believe how fast the time goes. It seems just like yesterday we were at the Mesa Temple getting married. I am so thankful for Nathan he is such a wonderful husband, I don't know where I would be without him. We have had so much fun these past 11 years of being married , I can't wait to see what the next 11 bring. Thanks Nathan for being my best friend.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


I know it is only the end of Sept but I am feeling so blessed right now. I have 4 amazing children who are healthy and happy. I have a wonderful husband who is righteous and provides for our family. I have wonderful parents and siblings who may not live close but are always there supporting and cheering us on. I have amazing aunts and uncle who are like second parents who are always showing love to us. I have talented, sweet nieces and nephews. I have wonderful inlaws and sister and brother in laws who are amazing also and I have wonderful friends who have been around since elementary school, high school and college and then the wonderful friends we have made while in Missoula and now sierra vista while we have been married. I am so thankful for all of these people who have inspired me and made me who I am today. I love you all!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Brig hanging out!

Brig is quite the little poser lately. He loves having his picture taken and says cheese when we take out the camera. Here are a few cute ones of him. The first one is Brig with grandma Sue the night before they moved back to phx (sad).

Monday, August 24, 2009

room redo!

We finally redecorated the girls room this weekend. We took their bunkbeds apart and painted their walls got new bedding also. They love it, hopefully they will keep it cleaner now. I think it looks nice. Nathan did such a good job painting moving everything. So glad he is around!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Jack in preschool!

Jack started preschool last week and is loving it, he is so excited to go when it is time. He has a friend from church in his class and seems to be enjoying it. I can't believe he will be in kindergarden next year. He is such a sweetie!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

1st day of school!

My sweet girls!

Emma's b-day pict!

Emma had a good birthday, we decided to surprise her by getting her ears pierced. She was a trooper, no tears at all. Later some friends of hers came over and my parents and Jana and Dave and Nathan's sister Emily and Jordan and we had chocolate bundt cake with hot fudge and chocolate shavings. She opened her gifts and played with her friends for a while. It was a fun day!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Emma Pearl turns 9 today!

Nine years ago after 17 hours of labor and 3 and a half hours of pushing Emma Pearl came into our family. She is such a joy in our family and has so many wonderful talents. We love her and are thankful to have her forever! Happy birthday Pearl girl!

Monday, July 20, 2009

San diego!

We went to San diego last week and had a fun time other than Brig screeching throughout the whole trip. The day we got there we drove up to the temple. I love the San diego temple, it is so beautiful. We walked around the grounds a little and then drove downtown to where our hotel was, we could check in yet so we walked down on the waterfront for a while. Jack loved seeing all the big boats. Finally we checked in and relaxed a bit, we decided to walk downtown to find dinner and found a yummy pizza place and wasn't crowded, which was nice with Brig screeching all the time! Then we went to ghiradelli (sp) chocolate shop, smelled so yummy when you walked in.

2nd day- Sea world, had a blast and got soaked at the dolphin show! Sunburned!

3rd day-Nathan went to his conf and we hung out at the pool, Nathan got back and we went down to the beach for the afternoon, went to a little taco shop downtown and then headed back to the hotel. Went to seaport village and ate dinner and shopped. Sunburned!
4th day- Nathan to his conf, took the kids to horton plaza, long walk up the hill, ate lunch went to mission beach with smelly seaweed allover the beach. Went to Seaport village again that night and had fish tacos (yum). Sunburned!

5th day-Went with Nathan over to Coronado island where is conf is and played on the beach there, it was beautiful. Left for home

We had a nice trip and the kids were great other than the screeching! Until next time!

Monday, July 13, 2009

San diego here we come!

On our way to San diego tomorrow morning at 4am, yuck! I will post pictures and stories when we get back! Wish me luck with Brig in the car and at Sea world. Until next time!

Tuesday, July 7, 2009

4th of July weekend!

We went up to north phx last weekend to see my parents new home. They have a pool so the kids swam most of the time, except Brig he was only allowed to in the evenings. We relaxed and went to see Ice Age on Sat. then Sat night we had pizza and chocolate cake with my brother and his family and my parents while watching the fireworks from a distance. We were able to go to the temple friday morning, such a neat place. Had a nice weekend although when I got my camera out to take pictures the battery was dead, hence the pictureless post. Until next time!

Sunday, June 7, 2009

More puppy pict!


We went to my sister-in-law Susie's house yesterday. Her dog Daisy a mastiff just had puppies they are so cute. They are still pretty small but the kids had fun holding them, Jack wasn't to sure at first. We told him to hold them under their bums and he said "where are their bums"? It was pretty funny. We had hamburgers and made smores. We thought it would be too windy but the weather was perfect, a little breezy and cloudy. It was a nice day to spend with family!