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.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Annual Easter Picnic

Yesterday we had the annual easter egg hunt at Aunt Janet's house.  The kids had a ball finding eggs in her big yard, and also finding their prizes. 

Ethan got some 3D spiderman bubbles for his prize!
Ethan LOVES his cousin Trevor.  They had a ball together yesterday.  Ethan only played Bingo for about 5 minutes.  The aunts stepped it up big time this year as we not only played our annual Bingo game, but also played Minute to Win it, which was hysterical.  When I have more patience, I'll try to post videos.
Here he is in the 3D spiderman goggles.  Pretty studly huh?

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Spring Pictures

Friday, April 22, 2011

Our trip to Arizona

Well, because I don't want to move all the pictures around, we'll work backwords. On the last day of our vacation Colby and Suzanne had planned an easter egg hunt. The kids colored eggs, found presents, and then we had a BBQ. That night, we went to the Mesa Arizona temple to see the Easter pageant. It was really neat, but the kids had a hard time sitting through it.

Ethan and Julia had a ball playing outside together. Ethan found Julia's rain boots and wore them for quite some time and came to me and said "look mom, I'm a cowboy." Too cute.

We also took the kids to a petting zoo one day while we were there. They had a camel, and a zebra of some sort that we think may have been crossed with a pony. The kids thought the animals were super fun and enjoyed feeding them until Ethan got his finger bitten by a donkey!

We took the kids to the mall one day to do some shopping, ride the train, and see the easter bunny. They thought that was pretty neat!

Thanks to Colby and Suzanne for having us down to visit them and see their new sweet angel Sawyer. We had a great time, and the kids had a ball together.

Ethan loves Duke

and Duke loves Ethan!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Snow? Really?

I looked out the window and what did I see? Popcorn popping . . . oh wait, I mean snow falling on the apricot tree.

Good heavens, spring didn't really bring us a nice surprise yesterday, as we woke up to about 3 inches of snow, and on and off snow all day long. Ethan was super exciting and ran in to see if Santa had come. (he does this every time it snows)

When we put Addy down for her nap, we headed outside to have some fun in the snow. Hopefully this will be the last time in the snow until next winter, as Ethan's 2T snow clothes from last year aren't fitting too well anymore.

Getting Big

My little girl is growing up so fast, I can hardly believe it. She's as good as gold, and her favorite thing to do is watch her big brother Ethan. She laughs and laughs at him while he plays. Needless to say, he's liking her much more now that she laughs at everything he does.

She's also at the I put everything in my mouth stage, so we've started letting her suck on as much food as possible through her little strainer. Her favorites include bananas and oranges. She'll eat apples too, but doesn't like them as much.

She's getting up on her hands and knees, and before we know it she'll be crawling.

This little girl just melts my heart! I can't get enough of her sweet smile, and cute giggle.

Sword Fighting

I took Ethan to Hobby Lobby the other day to pick up some crafting supplies. (What's new?) While we were there, he spotted these great foam swords, and of course had to have 2 of them. One for him, and one for dad! They had a great time sword fighting.