Monday, October 31, 2011


This year we decided to do the Star Wars Theme for Halloween for SUPER CHEAP! I am all about Halloween, but I enjoy doing it old school style.....MAKE IT YOUR SELF or BORROW!
1.We already owned Christian's costume (it was a gift that was given to us before he
was even born!). Vader trick-or-treat bucket (dad's)Red Lightsaber (splurge) $20.00
2.Baby Noahs costume was $10.00 green makeup $2.00 gift bag/trick-or-treat bag $2.00
green lightsaber (dad's)
3.I borrowd my costume from an old co-worker/friend (thank you Sara)
4.Rick borrowed the brown robe (thanks Lucinda/Ryan) & everything else he owned.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011


Only had to take 5 pic's to get a good one!

Looking ahead to the future & what will it bring!

Surfer BOY!



Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's a jungle out there! Part 1

We got to go to the Phoenix Zoo this summer (before the temp's got to hot) with Christian's summer camp class (also his old pre-k buddies) Little Rascals Preschool. I must admit I am not a BIG zoo goer in our state, but over the last few years the Phoenix zoo has added some really AWESOME! attraction's.
The boys had a lot of fun seeing the different animals: rhino's, lion's, tiger's, no bears OH MY! Rick was even able to get us some really AMAZING photo's of some the animals. I LOVE the one of the lion sleeping (he looks so peaceful), but I wouldn't want to be caught around him when he's awake! It was cute to watch Baby Noah's reaction to all the different kinds of animals. I like to tease him & say do you remember bring 2 of of each of all these kinds of animals on to your boat? haha LOL I am sure he is going to get sick of those kind of jokes/comments real quick as he getts older, but for now it is funny.

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Baby it's cold outside.........

It's funny to be putting those words as my title when it is 100 degrees out today, but this post is long over due & at the time it was around 26 dgrees when these photo's were taken! Back in January we decided to head up as a family to Prescott, AZ. for the day in the middle of a snow storm. CRAZY! I know but if you live in AZ you know we don't get snow to often, so we took our chances & I am glad we did! The grandparents & Mrs. Brenda we're not to thrilled though. They were all a little worried to say the least.
We did have a wonderful time, but boy did we freeze our butt's off! Christian LOVED it until his pants/socks started to get wet from the snow, Baby Noah never liked it! & Rick said " Beth you better get used to it if we ever move to MI."!
It was beautiful though to see a white winter wonderland. Our winters can be so warm in the valley, that it can make it hard to feel like the holiday season.
Funny thing though all the stores closed early due to the weather, you would think these people would be used to this! CHICKENS!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011


I came across these photos of when we took the boys to the park in our neighborhood a few months back. It is AMAZING to me how much Baby Noah has changed in just 5 short months! He is no longer bald with peach fuzz & is actually in desperate need of a haircut, but I just can't bring myself to do it. It means they are no longer a baby once they get that first real haircut! It is sad how fast it all goes by, but I know that make us apperciate it all that much more.

Thursday, March 31, 2011


So I am finally getting around to posting this! I was waiting for Rick to put the pic's into a folder for me.
So Christian's Pre-School got to go on a feild trip in January, YES! I said January. to a bear factory & Rick & Baby Noah got to come along. We had so much fun. The kids got to not only make our own bears, but see the behind the scenes of how all the bears (& other fun animals) are made & learn the history of the Teddy Bear & how it came to be.
The kids had fun cleaning their bears, giving them baths, brushing their hair, picking out a ribbon for their bears to wear arounf their necks & lastly picking their name. Christian named his bear Nothing. Rick & I were shocked he didn't name it Thomas after Thomas The Train.

Thursday, January 6, 2011


i LOVE this pick of rick & me. we were trying take a family photo off all of us, but only rick & i got in the pic. i LOVED it so much that i couldn't delete!