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.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

T-ball Part 2

The t-ball season is in full swing now, and Ethan is starting to get the hang of it . . . at least knowing where to run after he hits the ball etc.  This doesn't keep him from sitting down on 2nd base while waiting for his teammate to hit, or looking everywhere but at the ball when the coach is pitching to him. . . . but I think he's having a good time with his friends, and he certainly likes to get his league provided treat at the end of the games.

A few funny stories . . . 
At his first game, Ethan was playing 2nd base.  So, Ethan did as he was told, and went to 2nd base.  I didn't pay much attention until there was a little scuffle when the first runner approached 2nd base, and Ethan made sure that the runner was not allowed anywhere near the base.  We had a good little chat letting him know that the runner had to touch the bases, and that his job was to stand by the base not on it! :)

Ethan LOVES to chit chat with everyone and anyone who will listen.  He was at first base, and a dad from the other team was kneeling down by 1st base telling the kids where to go.  Ethan knelt down right beside him, propped his little elbow up on the guys knee, and just chatted away with some total stranger.  

Today's funny story . . . Like I said earlier the league provides the kids with a treat after the games.  So, we went to the treat window, and Ethan told the lady he wanted licorice.  So, I bought Addy a piece of licorice too and opened it up and handed it to her to eat.  In this short amount of time, Ethan changed his mind and asked for a sucker instead.  Well, when Addy saw he had a sucker, she threw down her licorice and decided she wanted a sucker too.  Ethan looked at her and said . . . "Addy, you get what you get and you don't throw a fit" just as serious as could be.  I laughed so hard I thought I might pee my pants.  Anyway, I asked him where he'd heard that before, and he let me know that he heard it from Ms. Sheena, who is the director at his day care center.  Super cute huh????

I'm sure proud of this little guy.  He has a great sense of humor, he's willing to be social and have fun with all the other kids, and even befriend the adults, and he is learning how to be a team player, which is an important part of life. We love our little t-ball player! 

Saturday, April 7, 2012

My Little Super Hero's

It's no secret that Ethan LOVES to dress up like a superhero on a daily basis.  His favorite is Spiderman, but he likes to dress up in his black spiderman, ironman, transformer, superman costumes as well.  Now, he's even started to dress up his little sister in his t-shirts and have her pretend to be a "girl superhero" as well.  

It first started with a "batgirl" shirt.  
 and of course, you can't have a superhero without a cape . . .

 She ended up taking off batman, so he decided that he'd try to dress her up as green lantern.  

Boy, these pictures are precious!  It's not often that you see them playing together without hitting or pinching one another! :)   But in all reality, I think they are precious pictures of a big brother playing with his little sister.

Annual Easter Picnic

Today, we had our annual Easter picnic!  We started off with an Easter Egg hunt!  The kids had a ball.  Grandma Bateman buys them each a present, and oodles of candy.  

Addy really didn't care too much about picking up lots of candy, she just wanted to pick one up, eat it, and then find another to eat.  

Ethan had found Cayman's wolverine hand, and wouldn't put it down long enough to hunt for candy, so he didn't pick up too much either!

Grandma & Grandpa Great gave Addy a cute little stuffed Easter bunny!

 Grandma & Grandpa Great gave Ethan this cute little Cars golf set.
After the candy hunt, we had our annual roasted hot dog lunch, played some bingo, and watched a really cute slide show with pictures of past Easter parties!  It was a super fun day! 

Thanks to Grandma & Grandpa Great for the party and the goodies, and thanks to Janet & Marty for letting us come to their house each year to celebrate, and for all the fun bingo goodies! :)

Friday, April 6, 2012

The Fishermen get a New Boat

Andy, and his brother Gary purchased a boat together a few weeks ago.  They have been like two little kids on Christmas night waiting to get it.  Well, it finally was ready to be picked up.  The next day, the boys took it to deer creek.

Andy with the boat!
Gary with the boat!
 Catching some nice fish!

 Enjoying their favorite hobby together.

Ready for the Easter picnic

I'm so excited for the annual family Easter picnic tomorrow, even if it will be a little cold.  :)  The treats are all ready to go.

I made a bunch of "carrots" for those who need something salty!
 I made some bird nests for those who like it sweet!
 And, I made these buckets for Grandparents and Great-Grandparents!