Monday, October 18, 2010

This, That, and The Other

Well I always say I am going to do better with blogging, and we can see that doesn't happen! Life has been busy...


Easter with the fam!

More family time! My brother and his family came for a visit and we even managed to get a family picture:

Erika's Birthday:

This year is a big year for birthdays in our family; Erika turned 13 (May 15th), I turned 30 (August 12), and Jessica is turning the big 16 (October 22nd)! For Erika's birthday, we held a luau party in our backyard for the first half, and then a PJ party and movie night for the last half. I think it turned out great, and I know the girls had a lot of fun.

We will have to see what Jessica has in store for us as she plans her 16th birthday and more to come on what my birthday plans entailed. :)


Over the extremely hot summer, we tried to do a lot of indoor "stuff" and if we had to do anything outside it definitely had to involve water. We bought this fun little water slide from Costco which seemed to be a hit with the kids!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

A Day Out in the Desert!

This past weekend, we took the quads out riding in the desert with my sister's family. I forgot to get pictures throughout the day, but managed to get a few at the end of the kids, as well as the sunset. The kids were tired and dirty; it was a long, fun day!

Erika with her two cousins, Josie and Nessa:

Kyle always manages to get the dirtiest!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Little Spring Hiking!

Arizona this time of year is AWESOME!!! Love the weather, love the desert, love to be outdoors. A couple weekends ago, I took the girls hiking fairly close to our house. We found the perfect little hiking spot, with great trails and great views! I have a feeling this is going to be a weekend activity all Spring long, until our weather gets blazin' hot. :)

Monday, March 22, 2010


I can't believe my little guy is six. For his birthday, we had a pirate themed party, and invited a few of his friends over to help celebrate. It turned out to be a sunny day, just perfect for outside activities. We rented a bouncer/slide combo, and it turned out to be the greatest thing in the world. It entertained the kids ALL day long! I didn't have to plan any games, or extra activities...except the pirate ship pinata which I knew Kyle would love, as he could take a bat an hit the heck out of it and not get in trouble. :)

Here are a few pics from his special day!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Good Times

(Picking Citrus at Grandma & Grandpa Rae's house)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009


On our way up to Utah, we stopped in Vegas for a couple days. We spent quite a bit of time at Treasure Islands' Fashion Show mall. LOVE this place, and Ken was so thrilled to spend time shopping with us! :) We got some last minute Christmas shopping done, and also took the girls into Dillard's to get makeovers. As fun as shopping is, we were exhausted when we were done! A nap was definitely in order which is exactly what we did. Later on we walked down the strip, and hit a few hotels/casinos as well as the M&M factory; four floors of chocolate in cute containers! We took Jessica and Erika over to New York, New York to ride the roller coaster. Ken and I were all-to-happy to pass on riding, especially at $15 a ticket! So we hung out with Kyle while the girls did their thing. Vegas was fun, but we were ready to move on to Utah for the rest of our Christmas fun.

Below are a few of the fun things we did while in Utah:

The Polar Express (Heber, UT)

Made Christmas trees out of cookies!

Waited patiently to open presents from the cousin gift exchange


Enjoyed opening presents from Santa, Mom/Dad, and Nana/Papa

Hope everyone had a Merry Christmas!