Sunday, November 14, 2010


In October we had lots of things happen! Our friends Jeris and Suzanna Hobbs came from Utah to visit. We had fun with them as always! Cru turned 2 and had a little birthday party! And Halloween! The last 2 things in October were very stressful for me for some reason so I'm glad October is over and November is kind of relaxing with no plans for anything! Not even the Holiday!

waiting for his guests to arrive!

pumpkin painting activity - Lauren

Claire painting her pumpkin. Cru and Claire are BFF's!

happy birthday, blowing out candles, and first taste of real ice cream! not soy!

Here's 1 Halloween piture. We have more to follow and I think some coming of us with the Hobbs.


In September we were given an amazing deal to buy my boss' car from him. So after many tears we sold (yes, we actually made some money!) our 1991 Toyota Camry that I got when I was 17 and bought our first car of our marriage! I think that’s an amazing thing in itself, after 6 years we have our first car payments! So our 2004 Acura TL is pretty fun for us!

(picture to follow)


I really don't know how any of you bloggers are working mothers and find time to blog! I applaud you! I obviously can't do both, hence the lack in blog posts. So here's a little re-cap of our life lately.


In August Shad and I celebrated our 6th Anniversary by going out to Palm Springs. This is our second year going to this same place and same hotel for our anniversary and we love it. We love to lay by the pool and relax! My parents and Shad's parents were kind enough to watch Cru for us and it was so relaxing!

(in the infamous "pina colada")

In late August we went camping with our friends Heidi, Arthur, and Heidi's son Jaden. Cru LOVES Jaden but tends to call him "jer" which really bother Jaden. So we practice saying his name "jay -den" a lot!

(ignore my smile. i know its scary)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Life in California

So as of right now we are making California our new home! Carly back working at the pharm's and shad's playing Mr. MOM while job hunting. We are enjoying our friends here and being so close (hehe) to all our family! We love having vegetables in our garden and fruit in our trees! Cru's happy to have everyone's attention 24 hours a day and so much playing time outside!

sweet shades

trip to copperopolis to play with cru's cousins

Carly's 27th birthday!

cru getting in trouble.

Picking lemons

North Carolina to California

NC to CA was a little more rushed and a little less excited! so we pushed all of ourselves to the limit on this trip.

Concord, NC - Little Rock, Arkansas
Arkansas - Albuquerque, New Mexico
New Mexico - Flagstaff, Arizona
Arizona - Thousand Oaks, California

playing at a park in flagstaff. we had lots of fun visiting relatives there.

most amazing rest stop EVER! Thank you lonestar state!

awww. our sweet boy.

storm watch! (more like tornado watch)

I'm so over this.

utah to north carolina

We had a long road trip at the end of April and this is how it went:
Utah - Silt, CO
CO - Hays, KS
KS - St. Louis, MO
MO - Knoxville, TN
TN - concord, NC

Here's some pictures of our travels!

one last swing in front of our orem hose:

shad's pride and joy being left behind:

we saw a lot of this on our road trip:

shad was obsessed with taking pictures of every bridge we saw, inside or out.

the mid-west. really pretty huh?

still smiling...doesn't last long!

cru's favorite thing at each hotel! riding the luggage cart!

cru's spacious bed!

back to shad's mission

so happy to be out of the car!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

we've been found!!!

I know we've been all over the country lately but we've been found!

so new blogs will be coming with pictures of:
- road trip from utah to north carolina
- life in north carolina
- road trip from north carolina to california
- life in california!

so keep watching!

Monday, May 10, 2010

and a few more from graduation.

ps, all the other graduates with Shad are from the photography program. we were missing a few people but that's about everyone.

Shad Graduated

My amazing husband graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Photography. We are soooo proud of him! His family came to down for the big event, it was lots of fun. Enjoy!

My amazing husband graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelors in Fine Arts in Photography. We are soooo proud of him! His family came to down for the big event, it was lots of fun. Enjoy!