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.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Pedicure Anyone?

Ethan finds it VERY important to do whatever it is that I'm doing. So, I cut and painted my toe nails the other night, and he had to join right in. He even wanted polish, so I painted them clear just to satisfy him. :) Otherwise dad would have gotten a little upset I'm afraid!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Chicken Dance!

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Ethan just cracks me up sometimes! Check out these great dance moves!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Newest Hobby

Well, in an effort to keep busy on nights when Andy works graveyards, and because I'm cheap . . . I found a new hobby! Jewelry making! I LOVE the chunky watch bands, but I couldn't bring myself to pay $30 for one, when I decided I could probably make them on my own. So, after several stops to Hobby Lobby, JoAnne's, Michael's, and my favorite . . .the Bead Fairy, I made me several bands for my watch!
I also started making lanyards for my ID badge! A lady that I work with makes them, and so I decided I would make some too. These are two of my creations. Both have a lobster claw that allows you to attach to your ID badge, and both have a very strong magnet so that they breakaway, which meets code! Anyway, one is clear and goes with everything, and the other is a really cute christmas one. You can't see it too well, but it has cute little Christmas trees, and then pink beads with snowflakes painted on them! If you know anyone who is interested, I am selling them for $10 a piece!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

New Slippers!

I went to Target tonight to pick up a few things, and I passed by these adorable slippers, and just had to get them! Ethan LOVES Elmo! I put them on him in the store and he was very upset when I went to take them off for the cashier. I ended up just ripping off the tag for her, so he could keep them on! He walked around in them all night long, and they look ADORABLE on him!

Mr. Mischievous


My little man thinks that it is hilarious to chase me around and squirt me with the hose. Look at this face, just full of mischief! I'm soooo glad that he has such a cute sense of humor!

Friday, September 11, 2009

Playground Fun

Ethan loves to go to the playground and go down the slides. He calls it weeee! He climbs up all by himself, and goes down all by himself. I can't believe how big he's getting!

He is talking sooo much now, and is even putting together sentences. He enjoys coloring, playing outside, anything to do with water, football, his golf clubs, and chasing Norma around the house. He also LOVES cartoons lately! He really likes Wall-e. He has space ship jammies that he calls wall-e. Adorable huh? He also really likes Toy Story, especially Buz!

He's learning lots of great things too! He can count to 3, and sometimes he'll count up to 7 or 8. I'm also trying to teach him the alphabet, but to no avail! Guess it'll come with time! I'm worried about him being a good reader. For the last 2 weeks, my team has been out to all the elementary schools in our district (44), testing EVERY SINGLE K, 1st, and 2nd grader on their reading ability! The K's and 1st graders have to identify the names and sounds letters make and the 2nd graders actually do a reading fluency test. Anyway, now that I've seen SOOO many kids who are FAR behind standard, I'm paranoid about teaching Ethan how to read! I guess I just need to cross that bridge when we come to it, and in the mean time, I'll buy some alphabet flash cards to get him started! :)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Tub Painting

Andy bought Ethan some tub markers the other day, and they both are enjoying them a lot! Andy draws, and Ethan erases as quickly as he can!
Daddy also did a little drawing ON Ethan! Luckily it came off quite easily! :)

Monday, September 7, 2009

John Schmidt Concert & Park City

This weekend, I met up with mom, aunts, grandma, and a few cousins in Park City! They had been to Swiss days on Friday, and then shopped in Park City on Saturday! I had a great time with them, and am glad I got to visit with them all. I bought Ethan a super cute Cars lunchbox, and I got myself a great new outfit, and Andy some cool lounge pants!
Jon Schmidt
That night mom and I, Chelsee, Cayman, and Camee went to the Jon Schmidt concert! We have been fans of Jon for a long time and have been to MANY of his concerts, and have ALL his albums. I do have to say that this was BY FAR his GREATEST PERFORMANCE EVER!!! I enjoyed every minute of it. His music was more complex, more energetic, and his banter with his cellist Steve was super funny! He and Steve do an amazing mix of Vida La Vida and Love Story! Apparantly they can't get a hold of Cold Play to get the okay though, so they've had to take that part out, which unfortunately was the best part. Anyway, his version of Love Story is great too, and is posted on his website. If you haven't seen it, check it out at www.jonschmidt.com

Thanks to my dad who babysat Ethan ALL day long so that I could go have some time with the girls! You are the greatest!