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, July 27, 2011

Addy's latest & greatest

Addy is a pretty laid back little lady.  This picture pretty much says it all . . .


We just love her to pieces.  She is pleasant, loves to smile, laughs a ton, and loves to play.  She gabs a ton, and is starting to say real words.  She says uh-oh constantly, and is starting to say mama and dada.  I think she even said dog the other day, but hasn't repeated it at all, so who knows.  Andy taught her how to do head butt, and she loves to give wet-slobbery kisses. If she wants to kiss you, there is no getting away, she'll pull your face right over to her.

She is also starting to get pretty independent.  She doesn't like to be fed anymore, so she's eating a lot of finger foods lately that she can feed to herself.  She loves mac 'n' cheese, hot dogs, and any type of fruit.

She is standing up all on her own these days, and seems to want to take a step or two, but no walking yet.  I'm sure it'll be any day now.


We couldn't love her more.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Bobbins 'n' Beads

To my dear friends who actually read my blog . . . I have started a little business and would love for you all to check it out.  You can find me at www.bobbinsnbeads.blogspot.com, or check out my bobbins 'n ' beads facebook page.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

basketball babe

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Costume Kid

Ethan LOVES to dress up!  Usually it's either Spiderman or Superman, but he has other costumes as well, a cowboy, a pirate, batman, etc.  Yesterday, he came shopping with me to Hobby Lobby, and decided that he needed to add a new eye patch and cool foam sword to his costume.  On the way out, he let me know that he needed me to take his picture with his pirate gear on.


On Sunday, I let him know that he couldn't wear his costume to church.  He told me "but mom, people want to take pictures of me as spiderman."  This kid comes up with the craziest ideas.  So, he decided that he wanted to wear a spiderman t-shirt, AND a batman t-shirt underneath his church clothes.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Fourth of July



For the fourth of July this year, we went to Andy's parents house for an afternoon BBQ, and a little splash in the pool.  Then we came home, put Miss Addy to bed, and did a few sparklers and fireworks with Ethan.  Miss Addy doesn't like the loud boom from the fireworks, so had a terrible time sleeping last night since our neighborhood sounded like a war zone until quite late.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Our Addy


Miss Addy is growing like a weed, and getting around really well.  She started crawling at 8 months, and has been on the go ever since.  She loves to play with her big brother Ethan.  Whatever he is into, Addy wants to be into as well.  She is a super happy little girl, and usually has a smile on her face.  She likes to interact and play.  She stops whatever she's doing when you say "so big" and raises her arms up in the air, and she also gives very wet kisses to us all the time.  She waves, and says something that sort of sounds like mama, and is even pulling herself up on the furniture.  Daddy even taught her to do a head butt!

We love to see all the new things our little lady is up to.