Monday, July 9, 2012

Friday, July 6, 2012


As I was starting to pack one day, I caught this.

My Baby Girl Turned 1

 Well, since her birthday was in May, this is a little late.  That's why I'm doing all these catch up posts, but better late than never.

Sleeping (not so beauty)

 I don't know how kids can sleep in the most awkward positions.  These two are especially notorious for sleeping in crazy positions.  Here's a few blasts from the past, at least the ones I took pictures of.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Guess Where We're Moving!

During our 10 years of marriage, we have moved a total of 8 times!  Obviously, that's not enough.  We are moving again to make it number 9.

1. Provo, UT (10 mo) - First Apartment
2. Lehi, UT (1 yr, 6 mo) - Living with In-Laws
3. Naperville, IL (2 yr, 4 mo) - First Real Job
4. Joliet, IL (2 mo) - Bought Our First House
5. Maineville, OH (2 yr, 2 mo) - Loved Until we got Laid Off
6. Cedar Rapids, IA (7 mo) - Desperate for a Job
7. Gilbert, AZ (1 yr, 9 mo) - Closer to Family
8. Wylie, TX (1 yr, 3 mo) - Not the Opportunity we Thought it Would Be

Monday, May 28, 2012

Up Close and Personal

While we were kite flying, I was taking a lot of pictures. They were all so cute that I had to put on my favorites.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kite Flying

We have never had a kite, so when Gavin saw one at Costco and considering that it had been particularity windy this season...we got it.  We have flown it twice and it has become very obvious that you need A LOT of wind to make kites fly.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012


Hi everyone.  I have decided that instead of waiting for an agent and a publisher to find validity in my books, let them pick them apart, have them pick out the artist, and give me a small percentage of my work...I'm going to self-publish.  This is something that I have gone back and forth about for a little while, but it's official.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Teaching My Kids To Steal

I've been so anxious to get my kids into a sport.  I loved going to my brother's and cousin's baseball games growing up and Gavin wanted to get this kids into a TEAM sport, so baseball was the choice.

Easter 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012


Just had to share this video.  It was just TOO cute!

Slip N' Slide Family Night

 Texas has been particularly warm this year.  So when we had a chance to get the kids outside and wet, we jumped on it.

Cabinet Raider

He Turns 6!

I wish I had taken more pictures. This week was the busiest week EVER. I was busy with Girl's Camp Fundraiser stuff that we barely had time to celebrate it at all.

Elden Singing Broadway

Like Father...Like Sons!

It's no secret that Gavin is a MAJOR gamer (I am just as guilty), so it's no surprise that our boys have followed in those footsteps.  All of them do it. 

Christmas 2011

This year for Christmas we had my brother and his new wife come stay with us.  They only live 4 hours away from us.  That makes it nice when you have a big holiday like Christmas, but can't travel 20 hours to see your family.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Why I've Been Missing

NO MORE PICTURES!!!  Unfortunately for me, I am out of uploading space on my blogger account.  There have been a lot of things that I have been wanting to post, but haven't been able to.  This isn't the entire truth.  I did spend a couple months where I didn't make the time, but when I was ready to post again...I couldn't.  So I have a new plan.  I am going to post without pictures for the time being.  I know that won't be super exciting for anyone who's keeping tabs on our blog, but I'm working on getting a website instead so that I can journal our family without running out of space for photos.  Then I can just go in and add the photos later.

Sorry for the long absence.  I'll start posting which will possibly justify my absence...but it probably won't.