Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Utah Trip!

The day after Christmas we went to Utah to visit my family. The way there was long and very snowy. The highways were COVERED in snow... But we made it and had a blast with my family and playing in the snow. Although we are very happy to be back in our nice warm valley weather!!

Christmas Day!!

We had a wonderful Christmas day! The kids were happy with all their presents and it was fun spending time with our family and friends!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Happy Birthday Porter!!

December 22nd was Porter's 7th. birthday!! He had a very fun party with all his friends from school, church and neighbors!! He's such a smart kid and sure loves to keep Jace and I learning how to be parents... We love our Porter!! :)

Happy Anniversary to US!!

Dec. 19th, Jace and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary!! It's hard to believe it's been 10 YEARS!! We went shotgun shooting, which is something we both love doing!! We spent the day up in the mountains where there was SNOW and COLD!! We had a great time together!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Concert

Micah and Porter had their Christmas School Concert last night! They did great!!

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mason's Dance Show

This morning Mason had a dance show at Power Ranch at the park by the club house. It was a beautiful day, although a bit cold for the little dancers... Mason did so well and she looked SO BEAUTIFUL!!! She loves dancing and she has lots of friends in her class! :)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

A little dance for you all!!!

We practiced and practice and this is what we came up with!! I hope you enjoy it. jace was too shy to join the fun!!

Send your own ElfYourself eCards

QC Holiday parade!!

We had our Queen Creek Holiday Parade on Saturday and we were the head of the parade with the scouts and cub scouts of our ward!! Our scouts were the color guard!! We had a blast!! We're gonna do it next year again!! Porter was in a float with his cub scout pack and Mason was in another float with her school!! Collin had fun watching the parade and riding the golf cart with grandma!!

This week...

This last week was a busy one! (nothing new...)
Collin had a great time at grandma's house making chocolate covered mice and playing with his cousins!
On Sunday we had Porter's "pre-b-day party" together with Spencer's. They both turn 7 this month. Porter was very happy to get "Clone Wars" and a new Lego Star Wars game for the Wii!!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

What Cute Kids I Have!!!

These are pics that Jace took of our cute cute kids on Thanksgiving!! I love them so much!! They are the best!!
Click on the pic to see it bigger!!

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Saturday we went with Steve and Heather and their kids to the arboretum by Superior. It was a BEAUTIFUL place!! We took a little day hike and had a ton of fun!!

Decorating for Christmas!!

Friday we spent a lot of the day decorating our home for Christmas. This year we got a new tree which we decorated very nice and our old tree we'll put in our family room and will be our "family tree". On it we will put all the fun ornaments and the cards and pictures we get from all our family and friends!! We had a blast getting things done!! (Maqueca, you'd be proud of me with the decorations...)


We had a great thanksgiving weekend!! We spent a lot of time with family and friends. We started on Wednesday night with a Wii party at our house. On Thursday we went to the Sanders' home and had a wonderful time with everyone. We had lots of food, pies and even a snow ball fight!! Of course, we can't forget the 4 hrs. of soccer, which were a TON of fun!!! It was a fun day!!! Here are pics Jace took of the kids and the fun.

Friday, November 21, 2008

Micah at DISNEYLAND!!!

Grandma took Micah to Disneyland on Tuesday!! He had SO much FUN!! They flew out Monday night. It had been a while since Micah had flown anywhere so he was a bit nervous about that, but when he got back he said that he LOVED flying!! THANKS GRANDMA!! YOU'RE THE BEST!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Our Beading Ceremony

Last night was our beading ceremony. To you non-scouters, after completing our ticket items (goals) for our Wood Badge course, we receive a special recognition, "the beads", which has an awesome significance to those who have attended the course. I guess you all have to go so you know what that means :) I LOVE WB!!!
Jace, Rick, Brian and I were all beaded!!
THANKS to all that were there last night!! It was awesome!!


Thursday was my birthday!! I turned 21 with 11 years experience :)
It was an AWESOME day!! I got lots of calls, emails, facebook wall notes and texts from all of you great friends and family!! I love you all!!
I spend my day SHOOTING!! We went to do sporting clays at Usery Pass shooting range with some sweet shotguns. After 150 rounds I was pretty sore... I still have a bruise on my shoulder... When the kids got out of school we went to dinner and then to do some more shooting. We went to caswells shooting range and shot some .40 cal and .22!! IT WAS A BLAST!!!!!!!!!!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Shooting & Repelling

Jace went with the Venture scouts and Laurels shotgun shooting and repelling on Saturday! They had a blast!!


I went caving with the Teachers and Miamaids on Saturday to Oracle caves!! It was AWESOME!!! It was muddy and slippery so we got pretty dirty, but it was so fun!! We gotta go back SOON!!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Today was our scout-o-rama! The kids LOVE going because there SO much to do and see! It's a huge valley wide event where packs, troops, teams and crews put together booths and different activities for scouts and families!

Summer 2008

Here are a few pics of our summer FUN! We did a lot this summer! It went by really fast! (some days not fast enough with the kids though...)

Scout Camp 2008

Jace is the YM president in our ward. He had his scout camp from July 7-12th. He had a great time, especially doing wilderness survival. They went to Knoll Lake, about 1 1/2 hrs. NE of Payson, AZ.

Wood Badge!

I had the amazing opportunity to go to Wood Badge, which is, for the non-scouters, a 2 three day weekends leadership training for scout leaders. It was one of the most amazing experiences I have ever had. And it was a BLAST!!! I went April 17-19 and May 8-10, 2008.