Saturday, December 5, 2009

more pics

I finally got out my nice camera to take some pics of Kolbie. She wasn't loving it, its cold here and she doesn't like to be disturbed when she is so cozy. She could also use a bow or flower on her head, but to be honest I don't have a headband that small. So Kaden says she looks like a boy, but what do you do?

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Kolbie Jane

Kolbie Jane born November 29, 2009 4lbs 13 oz 18 inches. A little peanut but healthy. We are finally home and happy!

Monday, November 16, 2009


My sister and I made some things for this boutique. It is our first time as a vendor but we go to the boutique every year. It is always full of good stuff. Go check it out.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009





Grandmas house

Grandmas house is so much fun!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Parent Teacher Conference

On Friday, Jordon and I met with Ms. Merrell, Kinleys kindergarten teacher. She had all good things to say about Kinley. She is in the highest reading group, knows all the things she is supposed to know and more. She said Kinley is usually the last to finish, but her work always looks the best. She doesn't like to be rushed, and she wants everything to be done perfectly. I wonder where she gets that??? I guess she takes after her dad :) We were very happy to here such nice things about Kinley. She is a sweet girl and we are glad she is doing well in school. We have taken her out for the next two weeks, due to the bedrest and being down in Gilbert. She asks every day if she can do homework. We love our little Kinley!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

anyone going to utah?

my sister is looking for a ride to utah this weekend. A friend of hers passed away and the funeral is friday. she would like to attend, but is looking for a ride. thanks

Thursday, October 15, 2009


Dear Kolbee,
I can't wait to see your beautiful face and hold you in my arms, but I would really appreciate it, if you would just stay put a little while longer. I know you are exicted to meet your brothers and sister, but we want you to be healthy and strong. Love you with all my heart, MOM!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Be Sure and Compare to the pic Katie posted...

They never even saw me coming...well, actually several of them did throughout the course of the week.
We pressured my Dad into shooting this little guy on day 4 of 7 so we'd know we weren't going home empty handed.  We'll probably hang this one in Katie's mom's front room now that it will have more room due to the remodel!!
This guy had been in some fights.  Rack was nice and wide.  We're saving an elk roast all for you Dana.

Monday, September 28, 2009


On Saturday at my moms Kaden got bit by a big shark (or tripped over some metal) so we took him to the doctor and they turned into some snakes (or gave him lots of stitches). He was all smiles, being a superhero trying to break out of the burrito they wrapped him up in, until they started numbing him. It was very sad, there was a lot of blood and guts and as far as I am concerned, that should be dads job. But he is hunting and still doesn't even know. I don't care to ever experience that again, but with 4 kids I know it is bound to happen. 

On a lighter note, Kadens preschool teacher informed me that the other day he was trying to play when it was work time. She explained to him that work time is work time and play time is play time. He folded his arms looked at Miss Gina and said "I don't care, my dad is bigger than you." 

Monday, September 21, 2009


My husband better bring home one of these next week! He got drawn for elk and has been gone for the past two weekends. He is leaving again this weekend for the whole week. We miss him and church with 3 kids by myself is HARD! October can't come soon enough!

soccer and preschool

We decided to try soccer this year. I was a little nervous with Kadens allergies and Kinley being more of a ballet girl than soccer girl, but they are having fun. Well, I should say Kaden likes it, but Kinley is not that interested. She plays and has fun, but does not really care much about the game. Oh well, you never know until you try.

Kaden started preschool with Miss Gina this year. He has 2 years until kindergarten but I thought he was ready for something. The first week was a little rough. He was learning the rules and all that. He is doing better and has brought home a smiley sticker every day. On the first day Miss Gina explained to him that if you are good during preschool, you get a smiley sticker to show your mom and dad you were good at preschool. To which he responded " I don't care, I don't want a smiley sticker." In typical Kaden fashion. Oh my sweet little Kaden!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

lost pictures

I would like to update my blog, but I have lost my SD card with all my most recent pictures on it. So until I find it, heres what we have been up, McKells bday party, soccer, a girls trip to Cali, lots of doctors appts and so forth! (oh and Jordon has been golfing A LOT)

Monday, August 10, 2009

First day of Kindergarten

I can't believe I just dropped my 5 year old off at school. She was so excited. She couldn't fall asleep last night, it was like Christmas. She woke up this morning and said "I can't watch cartoons mom, I have to get ready for school." She had one bowl of cereal and I asked her if she wanted another bowl , she said she didn't have time, she had to get ready for school. She only had to be asked once to get dressed, come get her hair combed and her teeth brushed. We walked her to her class and she waved and said goodbye. No tears, not even a second glance. She was ready and excited. I was not really sad, but I did feel a little weird about the whole thing. She seems to little, she is still my baby. There is no way she is old enough for school. I hope she loves it, learns a lot and has that same passion for school when she gets to high school :) 

Friday, August 7, 2009

ITS A......


Friday, July 31, 2009

Happy Anniversary!

Happy Anniversary to my parents! I don't know how many years it has been, but its been a lot. I love you both. Thanks for showing us what true love is. Heres to many more years!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

the creek

After big lake some of us went to the cabin for a few days. We took the kids to the creek, they had a blast.

Big lake II

At big lake my dad did this...
The guys played horseshoes...
The kids did a little bit of crying....
and climbing tress....
and were happy most of the time...

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Big Lake

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Garage sale

My mom is having a BIG garage sale this weekend at her house. She is downsizing and has to get rid of a lot of stuff. Her address is 1423 N. Honeysuckle Ln Gilbert 85234. Friday and Saturday starting at 6:30 am. Go check it out, there is going to be some good stuff. She used to sell Gold Canyon Candles and will have a ton of stuff. 

Dinner conversation

Kinley: "Mom, when I grow up I want to live in New York City."
Mom: "What are you going to do there?"
K: "Plant flowers."
M: "What are you going to do for work?"
K: "Fix peoples teeth, or be a rockstar and a cowgirl."

Kaden: "I want to live in superhero land and be wolverine."

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

a few new pics

Monday, June 15, 2009

Cooper Dooper

At the cabin, when I got my camera out, Cooper was asking me to take his picture over and over again. His own poses and everything. "Take a picture of me like this" What a doll!