Showing posts with label family. Show all posts
Showing posts with label family. Show all posts

Monday, February 27, 2023

Dinosaurs in Arizona

 Last weekend I got to take the boys to Jurassic Quest while it was here in in Arizona.  Both boys were so excited to go check it out and it started off so great with them being able to check out a baby dinosaur while we waited in line to get inside. (an amazing start!)

My older son loved reading about and seeing all the different dinosaurs they had on display. They loved exploring the dino fossils and there was even a craft area to take home their own paper dinosaurs.  There was SO many more activities there to do that we could’ve spent at least a few more hours there. 
It was so much fun for both boys, which is a win for everyone!  I also loved how interactive everything was, even the dinosaur display.  We can’t wait to see them come back to visit again!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Happy Halloween!

By the time Halloween came, I had already put Clayton in his costume 3 other times...apparently we love to party!  The best pictures I got of him were from last night & I can't get enough of my little cowboy! (prepare for photo overload)  Hope you all had a fun Halloween & are gearing up for Thanksgiving!

Monday, March 11, 2013

our love story.

I wanted to share a post about being a mom with you- but thought I'd better share a little background on how I became a mom.

download this print here

In 2008, I was in San Diego, CA- a senior in high school.  Robert had just gotten back from serving his 2-year mission for our church in Oklahoma and was living near his family in Tucson, AZ.  He came out to visit a friend, who was also my friend too & we met & I started crushing on him. 
We texted every once in a while- but I was still in high school, so he kept his distance.  
Then in 2009, I was in my second semester of college in San Diego, and he was still in Tucson working & going to school.  I wanted to move to Mesa, AZ & so did he, and we really started talking all the time.  Then one day he told me he wanted to come out & visit me.  I freaked out.  I remember telling my "sister" that I didn't want to hang out with him because I wanted nothing to with a long-distance relationship.  But she urged me to just see how things were- and thank goodness she did.  We quickly fell in love with each other- but wanted to take our time and get to know each other and make plans.  
 So we dated long-distance for a year full of visits in San Diego & Tucson.

A year later, he proposed in the San Diego Padres baseball stadium.  (a favorite and sentimental place to us.)

And 5 months later, we were married for time & all eternity in the San Diego temple.  Then off to Tucson I went to start a new life with my amazing new husband.

And just a few months later, we were blessed to find out we were expecting our first baby boy!  Clayton was born July 11, 2011 in Tucson. And he forever changed our lives for the better.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Around Here Lately...

We've been pretty busy...
March flew by & April we had sickness, 
a trip to Mesa, 
a trip to San Diego, 
a first Easter to celebrate 
& some more sickness.  

But currently:
we are loving watching our little start walking-assisted. (he thinks it's SO fun!)
please enjoy this video & try not to smile....I dare you!

I am trying not to shop the cutest trends.

I have a few re-decorating ideas on my mind. (stay tuned)

already planning a 1st birthday (for july)
(follow my ideas board here)

& of course...loving life.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Pinning-Winning Wednesday

Alright, I know it's not Wednesday...sorry it's early!
If you have a Pinterest, I'm sure you've seen these:

I loved the idea, and knew it was perfect for our "family" wall in our living room.

I had snagged a frame the day after Thanksgiving for this exact purpose.  
Then I picked out my paper (brown, beige & green to match our living room).
I traced our hands onto to paper, then cut.
I just taped them onto the white paper, incase I wanted to change that cute little hand as it grew/as we added more.

P.S. Has anyone else already switch to google+ for image editing?  Do you sometimes edit a picture, but then after you save it- it looks all wonky?