Tuesday, November 16, 2010


Saturday we were able to meet up with a friend of Josh's from work to borrow their hiking pack for Morgyn. Then on Sunday afternoon we went over to South Mountain for a little hike. The kids LOVED it! We had a great time and the day was beautiful, probably a little warm for most but I thought it was great! Hope you enjoy the pictures!

We went a little off Trail. Cactus in the shoe was the punishment :/

Monday, November 1, 2010

Happy Halloween

Morgyn was our little lion ( we lost our ears on Friday night), Colin was Woody and Taylor was Jessie. We had a great 3 days of fun! I was sick on Saturday and recovering Sunday but it was still so fun to spend time together and see the kids so excited to dress up! They had a blast. They are already planning next year! :0)

I never did get a picture of all three kids together but here is what I did get!

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Finally loaded my watches on Etsy!! I know I have promised some of you for a very long time! Well they are there for your viewing and buying pleasure~ Enjoy :)

Monday, October 11, 2010

Say Cheese

Today we were invited to participate in a photo shoot for a friend of mine who is a very talented photographer, You can check out Shannon and her splendid talent here! So since I am taking a photography class I decided to work on a little homework while I was there with her. I am not nearly as talented as Shannon but I thought a few of them turned out pretty good!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Miss Ella

Oh this little girl. She is as naughty as they come. From poo painting to playing in the toilet, coloring on the walls, and any other naughty act you can think of she has done it or will with in the next month or so. She is on a roll! Then we have breaks, nights like tonight when I sit and think Where has my baby gone??? Look at her she has grown so fast. It feels like yesterday that I was wondering if she would be more like Colin or more like Taylor. Well she is neither she is all MORGYN! she has a wonderfully mischievous personality. She is loving and kind and sassy and mean all at the same time. She is drama!!! She is funny and She is also very determined! You can see in the pictures she is a little ham and quite stubborn too. She has a lot of patience for a 1 year old as well. She loves to play with Babies and eat. She loves to color and do ANYTHING that Colin and Taylor do. She is so fun and so special. I just love her and am so glad that we were blessed with her. Even when she is naughty!

Girls Night Goodbye

So just over a week ago my dear sweet friend Gina Lee moved! We were so so sad to see her go and miss her everyday but know that her and her family have new and exciting things happening in their lives! So to say goodbye or better yet see you later to one of my favorite people what did we do? We had the bomb of girls nights!! We stayed at the AZ Grande, 6 of us! We stayed up all night like we were 12 again and all felt it the next day remembering quickly that we are no longer 12!! We swam, ate a ton of junk food and had our tootsies painted because Gina does the best toes around! I love when she does my zebra stripes and I will miss it!!! Anyway we felt like teenagers again and made wonderful memories! We love the Lee's! Good luck to them on their new adventures!!!

Maureen, Teri, Gina and I

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Im back at life

As most of you know, the last month has been a really tough one for us/mostly me!
My grandma passed away. It wasn't a shock but it was REALLY REALLY hard. So early a Sunday morning Josh, Mo and I jumped in the car and headed to Idaho ( Colin and Taylor were already in Utah with Grandma and Grandpa Martin) We met up with the kids and headed to my mom's where I got to see my entire family which has been twice in a year, that is pretty impressive. I also go to see cousins and an aunt and uncle that we haven't seen in quite a while. Among the sad feelings we all shared our happy memories of Grandma and tried to celebrate her the way she deserved to be celebrated. The Funeral service was perfect. Dad sang and uncle Steve spoke. Grandma was standing above so proud of her boys. Her spirit was a strong presence in all the events of those few days. The talks were wonderful they suited her perfectly, helped us all cope with death well and were perfect words of comfort during hard moments. It really was so special for me and the rest of my family.

In the meantime back in Arizona, school had started Taylor missed only the first couple days but was excited to get back to start school. She started Kindergarten this year at Legacy Traditional School. We opted for half day, she is doing well and would probably love to do a full day program but I just can't let her go just yet. She is a fast learner and really loves school and home work.
Colin also started preschool as soon as we got back. He has grown so much and I think we have learned that we have a little lefty in the family. Josh thinks this makes a good reason to get him into baseball :) which of course I love. Nana Ward would love to watch that sweet boy play. I know in heaven he will have a little section cheering him on in whatever he does but Baseball would bring a huge smile to Nana and Papa's faces.

Other things going on is MOVING! I think everyone in Maricopa is moving except us! I know for now this is where we are supposed to be but it is hard to see good friends leave. That is the story of life though! Even with all the craziness we are moving on. Trying to move forward with live and get back in the swing of things, I wonder if it will ever happen. I am determined to find a new groove! (see post below) If someone else can do it I can too!!!!
The Pictures ended up a little crazy but maybe you can guess where they belong...
First couple are funeral services Morgyn is getting so big and Taylor holding new little Gavin.
While we were there Taylor decided she wanted her ears pierced so we had it done for her. Josh and the kids went fishing with Bob up to American Falls res. You can see the fish were huge :). Then Taylor's first day of school!

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