About Us

Andy and I met on a blind date in Dec. 2005. One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up. Go figure. We saw each other every day after that! We were engaged by June and married in September of 2006. In January, 2008, we welcomed little Ethan into our home, and in August, 2010, little Addison arrived.

Andy is a diesel mechanic at Kennecott. I taught middle school science for ten years, and am now an evidence-based learning specialist for a school district.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Little Pumpkins!


Well, I guess I shouldn't say little pumpkins. I should say one little pumpkin, and one big fat dog pumpkin. Anyway, they look cute in their twinner outfits!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Crawling Frenzy!

I have to keep a close eye on Ethan these days. Everytime I turn around, he's somewhere he shouldn't be. I'm not sure why he chooses to only crawl to unsafe places, when he has a million toys around the house, but he does it anyway. So, he loves to crawl over to the plant, and try to pick off the leaves and eat them before I can get to him. He also loves to crawl over to the dog door and stick his hands out. He crawls to every plug in our house, so I had to go get those little plastic things for them, and he also is fascinated by all of our night lights! He rips them right out of the wall. And last, but surely not least, he loves to crawl over and sit on Norma's bed which is covered in dog hair!!!! YUCK!!!!!



So, I've come to the conclusion that babies doesn't really like toys, and the toy companies just have fooled us into thinking they like toys! Babies just know what is real and what is a toy. For instance, Ethan has his own toy remote control. He doesn't play with this one, he wants the REAL remote control. Ethan won't play with the old cell phone, he wants the REAl cell phone. It's so cute, because he even holds it up to his ears! I need to get some pictures of this!!!! Anyway, who needs toys, when you have such an inquisitive kid!!!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Mickey Mouse Ears!

Well, we couldn't leave Disneyland this time without purchasing some Mickey Mouse ears for Ethan! These pumpkin Mickey's were too cute to pass up, and I must say he looks adorable in them! We also bought some ears for our friends kids, Ayden and Morgan, so I made Andy put on a pair so I could get a picture of them together! Cute huh?

It's rare to get a smile from Ethan when taking pictures, because he is so fascinated by the camera. In fact, this picture was hard to get at all, because he just started crawling towards the camera as soon as I would put him down! I love this little pirate shirt too that he's in!

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ethan's Emergency Room Visit

Well, on Sunday night, right after bathtime, Ethan gave us quite a scare. I thought he had swallowed something and was choking on it. He was gagging, and throwing up, and screaming his head off. I didn't know what to do. Andy was at work, and I was at my mom and dad's house, so I had my dad give him a blessing, and then off we went. By the time we got to the ER, almost all his symptoms were gone thank goodness, but I soon discovered that he had hives all over too. So, he'd had an allergic reaction. I gave him a little sip of my crystal light, and I'm sure this is what did it! I felt so bad! Luckily all is well, and he's just fine! Just a little tired, since we went to bed at midnight, and had to get up at 6:30 to go to the babysitter! He's a little trooper!

Friday, October 24, 2008

The Haunted Mansion - Nightmare Version















These are all pictures just outside of the Haunted Mansion!



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Halloween Time at Disneyland!

Andy calls me the Disneyland scrooge, just because I don't like it as much as he does. I have to admit, that I had more fun this time in Disneyland, just because there were new things to see and do. They have the park all decked out for Halloween! It looked really cute! We went with Candice, Brandon, and Brevin, and we all had a great time!

This picture tells a funny story. I HATE being wet all day long, but EVERYONE wanted to go on splash mountain, so I had to go too. I told Andy that if I went, I wasn't sitting in the front, and he told me I had to, because he COULDN'T sit in the front. Now, I was just thinking he was teasing me, but in all seriousness, his legs are too long to sit in the very front. So, needless to say, I thought he was joking, and I MADE him sit in the front. To my surprise, the next day I saw this HUGE bruise. His knees kept banging into the ride up front since his legs are too long. SORRY BABY!!!!


These are the Jack ears that we purchased for our nieces and nephews, but we thought that we'd try them on and see how we looked in them. It's not a very pretty sight is it? So, we took them off, and back in the disneyland bag they went!

One of our favorite rides is Buzz Light year. This is Andy gearing up to go in and kill the evil Zurg!!! We found out some secrets to scoring big on the Buzz Light Year ride, and Andy was in the top 10 for the day with a score of 522,000! Go Andy!

Of the new rides, my favorite was Toy Story! It was awesome! It's 4D, and you ride through and play all these fun little games. It's always a big competition, but Andy always wins, even though I try my hardest! I wish he's let me win just once! :) This Mr. Potato head is awesome! He talks to the crowd, and moves all around, and it's super cute!


This is us headed into California Adventures! You can see some of the cute halloween decorations!



Even though I don't really care for the movie the Nightmare Before Christmas, I really LOVED how they changed the haunted mansion into the Nightmare Before Christmas. More to come! We recorded the entire ride, and so I'll post the video of it later! It was awesome!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

A Pirate's Life for Me!

Andy loves all things pirate! He left this morning to go to the grocery store, and came home with this cute little outfit for Ethan! How could he possibly resist a pirate costume! Cute huh? I love the bandana. He looks like a little dwarf pirate! I LOVE it!

Punkin' Patch!

Well, for the first time ever, Ethan will be celebrating Halloween! It is by FAR his dad's favorite holiday, so we've bought him a ton of cute halloween things to wear, and he's been pretty festive this month! We finally went to the pumpkin patch the other day, even though Ethan is a little too young to enjoy it. They have it set up super cute, with a little corn maze, tractors for the kids to sit on, and plenty of cute places set up to take pictures! So, here we are!

Sunday, October 12, 2008

Tribute to my Hubby!

1. Where did you meet?
One of my 7th grade students was his neice, and she set us up on a blind date!
2. How long did you date before you got married?
9 months
3. How long have you been married?
2 years!
4. What is your favorite feature of his?
He has beautiful eye!
5. What is your favorite quality of his?
That he is a MAN's man. He's no wimp! He can do just about anything, and he makes me feel safe!
6. Does he have a nickname for you?
Baby
7. What is his favorite color?
Black
8. What is his favorite food?
Hmmmm. He's loves meat and potatoes!
9. What is his favorite sport?
He wrestled in high school, he enjoys golfing with my parents occasionally, and he also enjoys hunting with his brother!
10. When and where was your first kiss?
We kissed on our second "date." It really wasn't a date I guess, but our first date was on Friday, and then he called on Sunday and invited me up. So, I went, and we kissed when I left!
11. What is your favorite thing to do as a couple?
Well, this has evolved . . . while we were dating, we went to the gym almost every single day,once we got married, we loved to go to the movies, and now that we've had a baby, we love to play with him! Anytime we spend together is great!
12. Do you have any children?
1, an 8 month old!
13. Does he have a hidden talent?
He has many hidden talents! I think my favorite is that he loves to decorate! I'm not talking about the inside of the house, he decorates the outside of our house and I think he does an excellent job at it! For instance, you'll have to swing by and see our haunted looking house this halloween, or come by on Christmas for the marvelous light show that he'll have up!
14. How old is he?
almost the big 3-0!
15. Who said "I love you" first?
I did!
16. What is his favorite type of music?
He loves ALL types of music. Seriously! He has anything from rap to Johnny Cash, to Blues, to whatever, you name it, he has it on his Ipod!
17. What do you admire most about him?
He is not judgemental at all! He is also very honest, and he would never say something behind your back that he wouldn't say to your face!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Our Little Monkey!


I got this monkey costume for Ethan when we were up in Park City for Swiss Days, and I am so excited for halloween to get here so that he can wear it! I came home and put it on him, and I couldn't help but laugh. He looks so stinkin' cute in it! It's absolutely perfect, because we call him our little monkey! When he was only a few weeks old, when he was hungry, he'd make monkey sounds. Now, he just makes monkey sounds because we laugh at him, but it's still cute either way! We love our little monkey!

Flag Football

Well, here is an addition to a prior blog about the faculty vs. student flag football game . . . this is the picture of the faculty team. In case you can't tell, I'm the third from the left! We do have one little addition, a boy who snuck behind us. From Left to Right: Ms. Holliday, Ms. Morton, Me, Ms. Crooks, (some random boy in the back) Ms. Rasmussen, Mrs. Titus, Ms. Snopek, Mrs. Clegg! we look pretty tough huh? I have to admit that I had a great time this year, and I guess I should be bragging, because we won 35 to 0!

Waving!! :)

Ethan learned how to wave bye this weekend! It was soooo cute! We were leaving Grandma's on Friday, and she said bye, while waving at him, and so he waved back. It's an entire arm wave, and I can't get him to do it on camera, but I'll keep trying! He is adorable!!!

Saturday, October 4, 2008

Just a matter of time!

I knew it was just a matter of time before this started happening on a regular basis. I like to imagine what he's thinking. Norma, why did you go out there, come back and play with me. Anyway, the dog door fascinates him, and so does Norma!


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Friday, October 3, 2008

A little flag football anyone?

Well, every year I get roped into playing in the faculty vs. student flag football game! This year, the PE department made us t-shirts, and bought us tube socks, so we even looked the part! And this year we actually won! Go figure! Anyway, it took me back to my snow college days when my apartment Legacy 8 . . . had their own little flag football team. We had so much fun playing . . . KJ and Minnie were really into it, and we all had a great time! Vanilla Cokes at the Malt Shop always followed game days! Oh the good old days! Some days I miss them!