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, December 31, 2009


my pictures won't load today for some reason! Cute Christmas pics and details on the way as soon as this little bug is fixed!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Santa Pictures!

Santa paid a visit to the International Association of Machinist Christmas Party! Ethan LOVED santa and didn't want to leave his side to let other people get pictures. You can't tell by his facial expressions though. It is like pulling teeth to get this child to smile in a picture! I think he must get this from his dad!

Friday, December 18, 2009

Ethan & Julia

Colby, Suzanne, and Julia were in town this last week for their Christmas visit. Ethan & Julia had a great time playing with each other. I think that they older they get, the more they'll enjoy each other! We had a fun time going shopping, visiting Santa Claus, riding the train, enjoying Christmas dinner, and presents, etc.

Ethan, Elmo, & Shrek

So, first, notice the stinkin' cute pajamas! Andy bought them, and we call them his incredible jammies, since they look a little superhero-ish! For quite some time, he REFUSED to wear them. Then one night when he was just about asleep, because we got home late, I put the jammies on him without him knowing, and when he woke up in the morning, he decided he LOVED them, and REFUSED to take them off!

I finally got the jammies off, but them he REFUSED to put his pants on! Needless to say, my boy is picky when it comes to his clothes! Excuse the unmade bed, but this is what he did as I got ready for the day. He gave elmo some "gasses" and some "shoes"! He was quite proud of himself, adn happy to sit in with Elmo for a picture!Shrek is also another of his "buddies"! He likes to play pretend with Shrek and Elmo, and cuddle them, and feed them! So, he insisted this day that Shrek was hungry and needed a ba-ba! Super adorable huh?

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ethan & Honey

Ethan loves his Grandpa! He lovingly refers to him as "honey"!

My Birthday

This year, Colby and Suzanne were in town for Christmas on my birthday, so we had a great Christmas dinner, a fantastic birthday cake, birthday presents, AND Christmas presents! It was a fun day!