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.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

bobbins 'n beads

I started a new blog for my jewelry and sewing projects.

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Sunday, March 13, 2011

Sewing Craze

Andy gave me a sewing machine for my birthday this year, and I have fallen in love with it! I'm slowly learning, thanks to my mom, and it's been super fun. My projects so far include . . . a spiderman rag quilt for Ethan, a gazillion car seat covers for all those having babies in the next few months, a laptop bag for myself, a scripture tote for my niece who just got baptized, and now I've started to make shirts for Addy! I just can't help myself!

Bed Head

Ethan normally doesn't wake up with crazy hair, so we're not quite sure what happened on this particular day!

Charlotte's baptism

My niece Charlotte was baptized last weekend. It was quite a fun day. We were able to spend the day with them not only celebrating her baptism, but also her birthday. We are proud of her, and happy to be a part of her life.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Addy & Duke

Duke loves to cuddle with Addy. Kind of cute to see them both growing up so fast.