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, January 30, 2012

Ice Fishing

Last Friday, Andy & Gary took little man ice fishing.  He took his new spiderman fishing pole that Santa brought him, and away they went to Rockport to do some fishing.  Ethan caught 3 fish, all by himself.  A rainbow trout, and 2 perch.  All were thrown back, but you can see little man had a fun time with Dad!  

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Ethan's 4th Birthday

Hard to believe that our little man is already 4 years old.  Time sure does fly by, and the older you get, the faster it goes! ;)
Ethan had a great 4th birthday.  Grandma and Grandpa T took him out on Thursday night to Chuck E. Cheese, then to Target to pick out his present, and then out for ice cream.  He picked out a star wars gun, and some legos.  

Then on Saturday, Grandma and Grandpa A came over to bring him his presents and wish him a happy birthday.  They brought over a star wars cruiser and some star wars figurines.  Ethan LOVES them.  That night we went out to dinner for his birthday, and then out for ice cream.  

 Sunday was the big birthday party!  Grandma and Grandpa T and Aunt Rachel, Uncle Gary, Kate, & Sara came to enjoy the festivities.  We had pizza, per Ethan's request, and cake and ice cream, and then opened presents.
Ethan was super excited to open his presents. . . .
 He got some really cute super hero vans, and a cute star wars shirt.  He wasn't too thrilled with the clothes and shoes being birthday presents, but oh well.

 He also got a Leapster.  You can tell he's absolutely thrilled with it right?  Well, it gets even better.  We accidentally bought the pink one, so he was all upset that we bought him a girl toy.  Andy is at the store as we speak exchanging it for the green one.  OOPS!!!
 He also got 2 games to go in his leapster.  Cars and Toy Story 3.  One teaches letters and phonemic awareness, and the other teacher numeracy and number awareness.  Hope he likes to play them!
Uncle Gary and Aunt Rachel brought him this super cool spiderman bed tent, and a spiderman helicopter toy!  He LOVED the bed tent!
 His cake leaves a little to be desired, since he kept sneaking pieces of it to eat before the party!  It tasted great though, and he was pretty happy with it!
Happy birthday little man!  We love you so much, and can't imagine life without you.  You are full of life, spunk, and energy, and you certainly keep us on our toes.