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.

Monday, October 11, 2010


I am a sucker for Sports movies. You name it . . . I love it. Hoosiers, Rudy, the Blind Side, Coach Carter, Glory Road, The Rookie, For Love of the Game, the list could go on and on. I always get a little teary eyed at the end of these types of movies, I guess for a few different reasons. First, because someones dream has come true, and second, because I love sports.

As a little girl, I had many dreams, many of which never came true. For instance, I am not an archeologist, or an astronaut, a famous basketball player, or even a doctor. I am a humble teacher for my profession, but one of the most important dreams I had, did come true. I am a mom, and am so grateful for the opportunity to be one. My children make my heart leap for joy, and give me such great happiness.

Last night, Addy only woke up once. While I was holding her, rocking her back to sleep, I couldn't help but think that I just might miss the quiet alone time that the two of us get with each other in the middle of the night. Crazy I know, but every minute is precious. Especially now that I've witnessed how fast they grow up.

My favorite time with Ethan is night time. He snuggles in bed, and I read him story after story, until he finally asks for his favorite . . . Mommy's Best Kisses, and then he is ready to go to sleep. I love these little precious moments with my babies, and hope that there will be plenty more to come.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Baby Doll Dress Up

I love my little Ethan with all my heart, and having a boy is so much fun. We play guns, pretend to be super hero's, (I get to be a damsel in distress on a regular basis), drive cars around the house, and throw balls to each other. With that said . . . I am just loving having a little girl to dress up. The bows, the pink, and the darling clothes just melt my heart. I feel as though I'm dressing up a little doll to parade around just to look cute. Poor little Addy will probably hate pink when she gets older, because I just can't get enough of it! Here she is sporting one of her darling pink outfits!

incredible pizza

It's been hard to keep Ethan entertained while managing a new baby, but we've done our best to get him out to do fun things. One of our adventures was to incredible pizza. Ethan had so much fun riding on the rides, bowling, playing mini golf, playing games, and collecting tickets to earn prizes. I think mini golf was the funniest part. Ethan would hit the ball once, and then pick it up and put it in the hole. Grandpa T would have a fit if he knew that Ethan was cheating at golf. We need to teach that boy some patience. But the best part . . . it was just as much fun to watch him as it was for him to play!