Monday, December 26, 2011

A Christmas Carol

One of my favorite Christmas traditions my family did every was go and see A Christmas Carol at the Hale Center Theater down in Glendale, Ca. Well the family that owns that theater also owns one here in Gilbert Az.
Kevin and I have started the tradition with our kids this year to take them to go see the play every year!

We started off with some YUMMY pizza at Oregano's!!! Which just happens top share a parking lot with the theater!

The boys loved the play which made me so happy since it was one of my favorite traditions!

After wards Scrooge passed out gold coins (AKA Candy) to all the kids as we came out of the play!

The cast members singing Christmas carols as we came outside afterwards!!!

And if you look closely a guy proposing to his girlfriend as she came out!!! CUTE right!!!
Bye the way she said YES!!!

Monday, November 28, 2011


Okay so while adding a friends blog to my Friends & Family list I some how accidentally deleted my Friends and Family list!!! So now the only blog I have is the one I was adding (aren't you lucky Jen Larsen)

So please leave a comment with your blog address or send me a blog invite ( so I can redo my list!!!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Family Bike Ride

We have been trying to teach Hunter how to ride a bike for a "VERY" long time! The reason being was we couldn't even get him on the bike. He had no interest and no desire to ride. As parents how do you teach a child to ride a bike when it's this painful experience that puts us all in tears!!!
Well I finally found a motivator for Hunter...his best bud Tristan is now riding a bike over to our house and yesterday Hunter asked us to teach him how to ride!!!

So we took him over to an empty parking lot on the ASU campus and no joke he got on...Kevin ran with him for a few seconds and he was off by himself...I barley had time to take pictures!!!

This cute little stinker after two years of trying to get him to ride his bike...learned in like 2 minutes and than we couldn't get him off!!!

We spent the rest of the afternoon riding bikes, exploring and having fun!!!

Parker rode most of the time with me on the hitch hiker we have attached to my bike! It helps teach him how to balance and petal!!!

Than Andrew wanted to get on it but he was a little to big!!!

Of course Kevin has his own bike but he some how always ends up chasing the kids on one of the little bikes!!!

If Andrew was to big for the hitch hiker...Kevin is way to big but it was funny trying to ride together!!!

Now that Hunter knows how to ride there are some great bike trails out here in Az. that we can take the kids for nice long family bike ride!!!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Time Out for Women

My Mom, sister n law Laura and I attended TOFW again this year and what an incredible experience!

The theme was CHOOSE TO BECOME just a little closer to the woman you were meant to be - through your testimony, through your relationships, and through your personal improvement. It is not easy to raise happy, righteous families and live as women of God in today's times. There are days when your perspective dims a little and you long for someone to remind you who you are and why you’re here. Attending Time Out for Women has been one more encouraging voice in this often challenging world.

We had the opputunity to listen to some great presenters over the 2 days like Brad Wilcox, Laurel Christensen, D. Kelly Ogden (I pick up several of his books that I am so excited to read) Kris Belcher, Matthew Baldwin and many others.

The musical presenter for Saturday was Hilary Weeks...she was awesome! She shared with us this music video (below) that as just released called Beautiful Heartbreak! It's centered around all the different beautiful heartbreaks we experience! It helps us to remebember that its called The Plan of Salvation not The Plan of Gloominess...the Lord wants us to be happy and to find the joy even in our heartbreaks!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween 2011

We had a very fun filled week of Halloween parties and activities!

We started our week by taking the boys to the pumpkin patch!

Every Halloween we have a family Halloween camp out (in our family room) where we carve pumpkins, make Halloween crafts and watch movies!

This year the boys carved Angry Birds for their pumpkins...we found printable templates online!
We had several fun Halloween parties through out the week...the boys had a big Cub Scout Carnival, the Ward party, trick or treating with my friend Nona's family and of course ASU's big Boo Bash!

With so much candy I asked the boys if they wanted to sell back their candy and they decided to keep a little and sell the rest. So the day after Halloween the boys and I went to Robinson Orthodontics where the host an annual Halloween candy buy back! They buy the candy back from the kids by the pound and than match how much money you get they donate to your school. With all the candy they buy back they than donate to the troops over seas.
It is a total Win Win for end up with a little candy and a lot of cash...their school gets donations and our troops are well thought of!

It was a fun Halloween and now my kids are prepared to spend their $$$$

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Hunters Baptism!!!

Hunter was baptized today!!! I don't know where the time went but it feels just like yesterday he was born!

It was such a nice baptism he was the only one from our ward so it was able to be a private one! Hunter had been looking forward to this day for a long time...he's been asking when it was his turn ever since Andrew was baptized two years ago! We were so glad to share this day with all our close family and friends! Thanks for making this day such a speacial event for Hunter!!!

Stay tune for the fabulous baptism pictures my sister in law took for his announcements!!!

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Sledding in the snow...

To end our fun filled trip we played in the snow at the local resort in Williams!!!

Snow angels!!!

Hunter's snowman!!!

Andrews Snowman!!!

Parker's snowman!!!

After making snowman and angles we took the boys tubbing!!!
Here's Kevin and Parker heading down the big ramp!!!

Hunter heading down by himself!!!

Parker heading back up the top with his tube!!!

There goes Andrew!!!

My sweetie left me a little love note in the snow...