Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Baby of Mine!

I know it's late I have been so crazy busy I just wanted to get this posted before Christmas.
My baby Parker turned four on November 28th, I can't believe how time has flown by and how big he has gotten. He is the cutest most ornery little boy and he knows it. He makes us laugh and smile with the things he says. We love him and feel so blessed to have him here with us.

I promise more to come later with pictures...

Monday, November 23, 2009

The Phantom!

I have always loved plays and musicals so as an early birthday present my parent bought Kevin and I Broadway tickets to see The Phantom of the Opera on Saturday which is celebrating its' 20th year anniversary!
The Phantom is Broadway's "Most Haunted Love Story" that you ever have the chance to go, you should not miss it! We had a great time and there is nothing like watching a real Broadway play and of course the music is just so awesome especially with the live orchestra.

Le Fantôme de l'Opéra was actually a book published in 1911 by Gaston Leroux. He wrote the book explaining how he carried out his own enquiries into the strange events that had occurred in the famous Opera House in the 1880s. He tells of how he visited the huge underground lake where the Phantom hid and even stumbled upon the skeletons of "some poor wretches who had been massacred under the Commune in the cellars of the Opera." (info. gathered from

Thanks Mom & Dad we love you!

Monday, November 9, 2009

We have a new Baby...

Kevin and I decided that after we had Parker that we were done having babies, and then something happened that I swore would never happen...

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....We got a puppy! That's right shame on all of you who thought I was pregnant it's a puppy! I always said that I didn't want any pets but we went to the pumpkin patch a few weeks ago and they were giving away these cute little German Shepherd - Chow puppies and I got out numbered 4 to 1.

Hunter picked out his name which is Jazz after a Transformer named Jazz.

All Parker and Hunter want to do is play with Jazz. If I would of know how clean my house would be with a dog, because my kids are afraid the dog will eat their toys if they leave them out, I would of gotten a dog a long time ago.

So while Hunter picked out the name Andrew picked out the puppy, and of course it's a boy which means I'm now out numbered 5 to 1. Despite my protest to having a dog it's not about me and makes me very happy to see my kids so happy with the puppy and that's who it is really about.

Monday, November 2, 2009


ASU puts on what the call a BOO Bash which is a trunk or treat and carnival for all the families living on campus and since our entire ward boundaries is the campus they just combined our ward trunk or treat with the Boo Bash. Now besides the trunk or treat they had local retailers like Target, Burger King and Chick fil A sponsor the Boo bash so all the candy was free, they had many carnival booths, cotton candy, popcorn, rock climbing walls and tons of bounce houses and again it was all free. We invited several of our friends and had a blast.

The Pirate and his Wench!

Parker as Robin!

Andrew as Snake Eyes from GI Joe!

And Hunter as none other than Darth Vader!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Happy Birthday Hunter!

6 years ago on September 24th our Hunter was born. For those of you who don't know about our little Hunter he was born with breathing problems and almost didn't make right after delivery. For the first year of his life he had several touch and go moments where we thought he might not live. He did an out patient care with is Dr. everyday for the first 6 months and than from there every week until he turned 12 months old. He was on 5 medications and had to sleep in a bouncy seat in order to keep his lungs more elevated so he could breath better. He has had surgery's and seen several different specialist (and still does) but despite all of that and more he has always been a fighter and has such a strong personality and you would never know that he has had so many health problems, he has never let any of it hold him back.

And now with most of his health problems behind us (I hope) we are so happy and feel so grateful to celebrate his 6th birthday. This little boy has brought us so much joy and adds so much personality to our family and with that said I wish my Hunter a very Happy Birthday!

Hunter has been counting down his Birthday since August. He asked me to make him a paper chain link count down till his birthday. Every morning he would count how many were left and than announce it to everyone he saw on how many days left!

I grew up in family where we would wrap birthday and Christmas presents with the idea of tricking each other so we couldn't guess what was in it. My little brother one Christmas wrapped my mom's present strapped to his boot. That was the best one yet in our family. I used some shoe boxes to wrap Hunter's presents in so we could try and trick him.

Hunter and his daddy putting together his Bionicles, which are the alien type legos you build. He said that was all he wanted was Bionicles. In fact he made a birthday wish list and than asked me if he could pray to Heavenly Father to get every thing on his list. We had to tell him that prayer doesn't work that way, but at least he has the faith that his prayers would be answered.

Hunter wanted doughnuts for breakfast, and since Kevin has to work nights and would miss the Birthday cake we put the candles in the doughnuts and sang happy birthday to him at breakfast!

I got to go take cupcakes to his class on Thursday. He is just like his Daddy who doesn't like being sung too. Hunter covered his ears while his class sang happy birthday to him!

Hunter and his Spider-man cupcakes!

Yesterday we had a birthday party for him and our friends let us borrow their big water slide for the party. The kids had a blast on it.

This is Hunter and my niece Ginger, she was born 6 weeks after him and people always asked if they were twins because they have always looked like they could be brother and sister and only being 6 weeks apart they look like twins.

Here's Hunter opening his presents, I tried to get better pictures but I got mauled by all the kids surrounding him. He had a fun birthday weekend and I'm so grateful for all the family and friends that where able to share it with him. I'm so grateful to the Lord that we have had 6 happy years with him an many more to come! We love you Hunter!

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Last week we went to a Luau here at the ASU campus. It was a lot of fun they had great food and awesome dancers. They put this luau on every year to kick off the new school year. Our ward is completly made up of the family housing here on campus so we had a good turn out with lots of friends.

Hunter had a run in with another kids knee on a slipslide. This was taken the day it happened and by the next day his eye was even darker and almost swollen shut. We were at a party when it happened and people asked him what happened and he thought it was funny to say "Mommy hit me" he thinks it's funny to ask me all the time if I would hit him and when I tell him NO he says "Darn it" little stinker.

Parker wants to wear these glasses every. He got them from a 3D movie and thinks they are his sunglasses.

My sweet boy!

I woke up the other morning and found this Lego love you note from Kevin on our dresser. He is so sweet he always finds cute ways to leave me love notes, he has since we were first married.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Family Pictures!

We haven't taken family pictures since Parker was 1 yrs. old. So it was about time for an updated family photo. My friend Mary is a awesome photographer and did and amazing job in capturing my children's personalities.