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 30, 2010

They could be twins!

These are pictures of the kids on their blessing days. Both are just about 3 months old in these pictures, and I can't believe how much they look alike. They really could have been twins.

Addy's 4 Month Appointment

Addy is doing great, and growing like a weed. She's 15 lbs. exactly, and is 77% for weight an 79% for height. Pretty much almost exactly the same as Ethan at this time. She looks just like him too! Here is a picture of Ethan jus to prove it.

Some of my favorite things about her . . . she laughs at just about anything, and her giggle is adorable. When she's ready to eat you can barely get the bottle in her mouth, because she's got her hands, burp rag, and anything else right up to her mouth in anticipation of the bottle, she is very even tempered, she rubs her eyes when she is tired, she loves to play with her toys and reaches out and grabs them, she even likes to pet the new puppy (well more like grab his fur).

She is just so much fun, and we love her to pieces. We are blessed to have her in our lives.

My Birthday!

For my birthday this year, I asked for a sewing machine. My mom always told me that I needed to learn how, because one day I'd want to sew some things. I told her she could just do it for me, and I never learned. Well, as always, mom was right. So, I'm learning how to use it, and here is my first project . . . I made the 2 throw pillows on Ethan's bed. Not too shabby, but also not to difficult to simply sew a few straight lines. Anyway, I can't wait to get on to bigger and better projects.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Christmas 2010

Addy and Ethan were able to see Santa at Andy's family Christmas party. We had dinner, visited with Santa, and played the white elephant game. We took a "leg lamp" from the movie Christmas Story as our white elephant, and everyone fought over it. We had a great time. Here are a couple of pictures of the kids with Santa.

On Christmas Eve, we have my family Christmas party. We have dinner, read from Luke 2 and have the little ones act out the nativity scene, and open presents from the drawing. Addy got a really cute toy and pair of socks from Sloane, and Ethan got a darling cowboy outfit from Aunt Janet. He LOVED it, and he looks pretty stinkin' cute in it!

Christmas this year was so much fun. Ethan LOVED everything . . . except Santa. In fact, he got up Christmas morning and we said let's go and see what Santa brought you and he told us no, he didn't want to see Santa. We assured him Santa was not in our house, and only left presents, and then he was fine. Santa brought him a spiderman bean bag chair, a spiderman watch, and coloring books, a toy story game for the TV, remote control cars, and a fishing pole. Santa brought Addison a cabbage patch doll, a few toys, and a little minnie mouse blanket.

Both Grandparents spoiled the kids to death! Ethan got a ton of spiderman stuff from Grandpa and Grandma A, and a cool spiderman shooting game from Grandma and Grandpa T, pajamas, and a buzz light year sleeping bag. Addison got outfits and princess stuff from Grandma and Grandpa A, and a really neat night light/music player, toy, and clothes from Grandma and Grandpa T. Here is Ethan in his beanbag chair, having a little rest with his puppy, who he drug around the house in his buzz light year sleeping bag, before letting him take a nap on it with him! Thanks Grandpa's and Grandpa's. We certainly love you guys.

Our New Puppy

Gary and Rachel's dogs had cute yorkie puppies, and we decided we'd better get one since they are probably their last litter. So, we announce the latest addition to our family . . . Duke!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

The Cuz Buzz

Colby, Suzanne, and Julia spent the week last week in Utah for Christmas, since Colby's work doesn't allow them to be gone at Christmas. The kids had a ball playing together in the snow, visiting the dinosaur museum, making cookies with Grandma and Grandpa, and opening Christmas presents!