Sunday, December 28, 2008

I Woke Up To...

Thanks Baby! I love you.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Really Really Excited Mom = A Lot Of Pictures

We had the greatest past few days! Christmas Eve and Christmas day were so much fun. I am sad to see them over. Christmas Eve was a day filled with family basketball, cooking, late night games and of course Grandma's fun Christmas Party! I couldn't sleep on Christmas Eve and so finally when Kevin gave me the okay we woke the kids up. On Christmas we were pleasantly suprised. Santa found us so Andrew got his one wish....a Lightning McQueen Scooter! Seriously nothing is better than kids on Christmas Morning.

My amazing husband helping out on Christmas Eve. He makes great mashed potatoes.

B I N G O!!!

The famous Quarter Game...Andrew was so excited and all he could think about was just how many gumballs he could get with all those quarters.

My mom now has 19 grandkids! It was a fun hectic night.

Me sporting my quarters. I think I took the cake with $25.25. (The Quarter game is pretty much grabbing as many quarters as you can in one handfull out of a jar that is tricky to get your hand out of... then you get to keep them. Sound dumb? I don't think so car will stay real clean for a little while.)

My cute little shepard in the Nativity we put on. It was perfect! Just as the narrorator stated that the Shepards spoke with one another Andrew perked up and said to his cousin "Am I a Shepard?" We got a good laugh!

Christmas morning!

Christmas PJ's

Andrew got some silly string in his stocking so we had to go try it out.

We love all this snow! Keep it coming. All I can think about is that I hope it helps Lake Powell again this year!

Friday, December 19, 2008


We caught Santa Clause at our Mall today! It was fun to see Andrew get so excited. I couldn't get a good picture because Andrew would not take his eyes off Santa. Andrew made sure to tell him that what he really wants is a scooter. I tried to get more out of him but the only other thing he could think to ask for was a new towel... Don't ask me where this cute random kid father like son!

Thursday, December 18, 2008


As you now know we spent the last week in Arizona. We had the best time! We had a few days with great weather and some filled with rain. We loved spending so much time with family and friends. Here are a few highlights...

*Late night games...thanks Tiff and Ty
*Birthday parties
*Fun Farm ... There was a huge room filled with corn kernels for the kids to play in. Jackson and Andrew had the best time.)
*Making all sorts of fun treats
*Kevin's "surprise" party paint balling...thanks Baby for teaching our 2 year old how to shoot a paintball gun.
*Going to see the lights with the Carlson Family
*Shopping, Shopping and more Shopping
*Some crazy Guitar Hero
*Running...I go running here and my lungs are shot thanks to the cold weather.

I could go on forever. We love having family down in Mesa and can't wait till we get to go down again.

some of the paint balling gang

Monday, December 15, 2008


Hey there! Slacker central over here. We are living it up in AZ so good posts soon to come. We have had a blast playing outside, running, paint balling, shopping and of course cooking. I have found some great new recipes! Since we don't have our card adapter here I can't post pics quite yet but we are home on wed. Hope you all are great!

Monday, December 08, 2008

Southtown Mall

Today we headed down to South town Mall with McCall, Amanda and their cute kids. There is a fun little soft dinosaur playground that the kids were able to run around a bit...great since it is freakin freezing and a blizzard is outside. We also let them go on the carousel. We had a great time and are so grateful for our Monday playgroups! ( I did not get a single good picture of the kids. They were not about the stop and let me get one so here is the best I could do.)

Sunday, December 07, 2008


The past few days I have made a bunch of yummy Christmas goodies.
Reasons include:
* Me being home a ton because we moved in with my mom to take care of her...if you know me very well I get very restless
* I love them
* Lots of visitor and they need something when they come
* I have been trying to make my mom as comfortable as possible...comfort = treats!
* I of course must try all my recipes before I make goodies to take around for Christmas presents.
* I love cooking in my mom's kitchen

This weekend was filled with a lot of family time, friends, and food. Yummy homemade bread, butter mints, carmel corn, muffins and of course Kevin's favorite oreo dessert. We have had such a great time...o ya and did I mention I have a scheduled run tomorrow morning at 9 AM sharp!!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Happy Birthday Kevin

Well today my Kevin is turning the big 27. Can you believe it?
Here are a few things you may not know about my cute boyfriend and husband...

* He is really really smart

* He was voted biggest flirt in High School

* Through high school he drove his very own Shaggin Wagon

* He is a really good singer but doesn't sing to me nearly enough

* He is great at basketball.

* He gives amazing back rubs...keep um coming

* He wants to open up his own Pharmacy

* He loves tools...he keeps wanting these tools that he uses once and then we get to store them :)

* He is a Mama's Boy...I love it!

* In a high school play he kissed the one and only BROOKE WHITE! hahaha really

* When he lets his facial hair grow it comes in all red.

* He holds the name "Wrestling Champ" in our family although I am sure it won't be for long.

* He has about 80 cousins...only counting one side. We love HUGE families

* He is a really good cook and can whip up a mean french toast breakfast in bed!

* The first time he met my family he pulled out Elvis burns...You can see them in the picture

* He used to be a big pyro and burn army men as a kid

* He is just as dorky as me!

He is amazing. I don't know what I would do without him. I love you baby! Happy Birthday!

Monday, December 01, 2008

This is completely lame but I was laughing so hard I was crying. I had to post it. Enjoy!
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