Monday, December 19, 2011

why....hello again!

Mom Rach & I

Liv's costume crackedme up this year!
Me & Liv @ Taylor Swift

The boys go on a hunt!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Best Christmas present for your man this year:

This is by far the #1 Christmas or Father's day gift. Even if us girls do not quite get it- your man will be super excited. You will not believe how much use they will get out of them!

By the way the price is so very REASONABLE!

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

baby Brigg's Blessing

Brigg's Blessing was a very special day for us. We were surrounded by friends and loved ones. Brigg was especially cooperative that day which really helped me with being able to truly enjoy the wonderful occasion. Thank you to all who participated and traveled to be with us. We love you.

just not really feeling it........

Today I am sitting here 1:00 in the afternoon with spit up on my shirt and still in my pajama bottoms.................seriously- how can one little guy occupy so much of my time. He is just so fun and very easy to love and cuddle. The other two want to decorate for Halloween today and I know it is my job as a mother to create magic in their world but the thought of getting out the decorations from under the house just overwhelms me...............I feel like just going to the dollar store and buying all new ones- so bad...............

{brigg smiles}

Friday, October 7, 2011



I can't even remember if I have posted this already. (and too lazy to scroll through to make certain!) Tate did this project with me and I think it was finally one that held his attention. Unlike Livia and I, he is not very into the crafts and projects moments. He is very proud of his shirt and I am hoping it might replace the three year old soccer jersey that is worn a minimum of 6 times a week! He just knows what he likes right? I am very impressed with how he has handled having Brigg join the family. He has never really been into babies when cousins were born so I was bit worried. I know now that there was no need- he loves his baby brother so very much. We were at the store with some friends and his little buddy said that our baby looked kind of weird - I know it is true because I basically deliver a fetus not a full grown baby and let's face it they are probably only cute to our family. Well, Mr. Tate was not having it! I had to hold him back from going after the kid who made the comment. Don't mess with our baby or Tate will will be the one you have to reckon with. Tate is a great kid- passionate, a little unpredictable- but definitely very lovable.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Saturday, September 17, 2011

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

demolition derby......

Tate and Livia had the time of their lives at the demolition derby last Saturday. Now Chad and their Uncle Shane want to enter the derby next year. Chad took some great video but for some reason it will not upload. Sadly I was stuck at home being the paranoid mom with Brigg. I know I have to start venturing out with him more but the county fair just did not seem like the best choice- even Chad agreed. Tate has not stopped talking about the experience and now plays for hours with his cars having derbies of his own.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

first day of School........

The kids are really enjoying school and the fact that they have some really special teachers definitely helps! I love watching them walk to the bus together in the mornings. It is so nice that they have each other. It makes me feel like Brigg needs a sibling that is close in age to him so he can experience a built in friend in the family. No matter how bad Tate and Livia fight with each other they are always fiercely protective and loyal to each other. Don't you remember that?- you can gripe about your sister but if someone also does or even agrees with you for that matter- you just want to beat them up! I really miss these guys during the day........I thought i wouldn't but I actually do.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011


Livia had a dance recital last week where she got to show us what she has been working on all summer. It was precious! She always amazes me- she is so shy and timid and always FREAKS out before a recital or primary program and then the minute she gets on stage she just shines. We were so very proud of her and her skills!

a very HOT surprise from Chad......

Last weekend Chad surprised us by taking our little family to a resort in the Valley. I was so excited to get out of my house and Flagstaff that I did not stop to think just how hot the valley is this time of year {no wonder the rates were so good on our suite!} We actually had a lot of fun in the sun thanks to pools and water slides and a lazy river. Poor little Brigg and I ended up in the Hotel room while Chad and the kids played. I was just thrilled to have different walls to look at! Here are a couple of Pictures from our stay. The kids were able to watch Shark Tails while floating in the pool Friday night. It was called a Swim In Movie Theatre- too fun!