Monday, December 10, 2012


I love Disneyland! We were able to go back in November with most of my family.  Unfortunately the week before we went Jett caught a yucky cold & was still getting over it, and he also was sleeping awful.  So next time, I won't be taking any kids under the age of 4.  Lesson learned!
 Brody on the other hand, was a blast!  He was able to go on most of the big rides, which he loved.  His favorite ended up being space mountain, and his least favorite was tower of terror. 

 The best, and only family picture we got.  It's harder than I thought, with a stroller, jackets, camera, snacks...
 The best $20 bucks we spent. Thank you Granny! He played with it the whole 2nd day!

The first day we spent at Disneyland & the next we went to California Adventure & rode Cars land 3 times in a row! Fast passes & stroller passes rock!

Halloween 2012

Halloween was kinda thrown together, since we had moved into our house the week before.  I was really glad that I convinced Brody to be a cowboy again.  And Jett could have  cared less about he was Brody's Horse/Cow.  We first went to the ward Trunk or Treat.  It's fun to see all the costumes, but I like going house to house so much more! 

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Fall is Here

What a day we had yesterday.  Lance asked us the day before if we wanted to drive with him to Thatcher where he needed to bid and look at a couple jobs and then on the way home stop in Wilcox at Apple Annie's.  I don't love getting up early, but I love to see how excited the boys get when we wake them up before the sun comes up and hop in the car to go somewhere.  We first stopped by the yard to get some of the employees off working, then stopped at the gas station to get some treats!   We got to Thatcher and stopped by Jac & Cal's to see cousins!  I love stopping by there house and the boys love Mac & Tessie.   After that we went to see Laine.  What a miracle that guy is! He is now completely released from the hospital & you would never know he was in a serious accident & in a coma.  He's awesome and are so grateful he is still here with us!  We stopped by the 2 jobs and then by Grandma Olives to say hi.  FINALLY, we were off to Apple Annie's!  It was pretty warm by the time we got there, so it didn't really feel like Autumn. 

 These next 2 pictures crack me up.  Jett is throwing a major tantrum, why?  Oh I don't know because all he does is grunt, point, or shakes his head no.  He ended up running a little further, so I walked the opposite way and he realized he didn't want to be left alone.  So he let me come after him, hug him, and pick him up. 

 And last night we carved the pumpkins!  Lance did the scary face and I carved "Wicked" into mine!
And now we have tons of roasted pumpkin seeds!

Here is another sneak peek at our new house!
We are hoping to be in by next week!
They're finishing the stain on the floor today.  Carpet tomorrow.  Baseboard Friday.  I'm cleaning it Saturday, along with Lance putting in the appliances.  And the painters & drywall will have a punch list to fix.  Finish up the loan & we are IN! Yay!
PS. I have no idea why the walls look so 2 toned.  The actual color is the grey-ish beige color under the bar.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bath Time

I just love all of these pictures I captured during bath time last night.  I'm excited for our new house, but so sad to leave all our memories here.

Is It Pumpkin Time already?

Fall is passing by way too fast! Brody has been begging to carve pumpkins.  Grandma was nice enough to give us one of hers.  Brody worked ALL day out the seeds, poking and coloring his pumpkin.  When Daddy got home, he helped Brody carve a face and light it up...with birthday candles, since everything else is packed.

Nice face Brody.
    Jett has recently started smiling when he's getting his picture taken.  He sometimes even says something that sounds like "cheeeeez."

 Jett got his foot stepped on, so he is not so happy in this picture.  But I still love it.

Lake Trip

A couple weeks ago, the boys and I headed to my parents cabin for a grandkids get together.  These kids are hilarious and I think they triple their energy when they are together.  My dad made a yummy dinner of steak & lobster and in the morning he made pancakes.  We got all of the kids together for a picture.
                                                                     Love my Jett baby.
 Had to get one on the boat
 Grandpa and the kiddos
 Tube time
We love the cabin and love being with cousins and family!

Monday, September 17, 2012

House Update

We're getting closer! The outside is now painted.  Next is getting the stone on the pillars, the garage concrete pad and extended patio in the backyard.  And the outside will be done.
 The "bones" of the cabinets were put in.  I'm in LOVE.  They are beautiful.  The kitchen is the distressed cream and the bathrooms & laundry room are the dark stain.
 The granite should be coming this week!
 The tile is almost done and they turned the electric on!
 Here is our snail shower all tiled up!
 This is the guest bathroom.
 The gang of boys we will live by.  I'm so excited for Brody to have friends and lots of them on our street.
Our appliances come in the 9th of October, so we will hopefully be in by then!  3 weeks and definitly counting!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Birthday Boy

This cute boy turned 4 on Wednesday.  He has turned into such a sweet boy and a great helper.  He loves his brother so much.  Other things he loves are bugs, frogs, candy, cars, Team Umizoomi, Curious George, getting treats with daddy at Circle K, and a ton more.  He had his 4 year old check up the other day and his is 38lbs(65%) and I can't remember how tall but in the 77%.  He exceeded his eye sight and hearing tests, even cracking the nurse up, he kept making up funny things that pictures on the chart looked like.  I was very proud of him because he had to get 4 shots(including the flu shot) and was so tough. 

 Early that morning we headed to Walmart to get birthday donuts and some arts and crafts to do that day.  He chose glitter glue and paints.
 For lunch, I asked if he wanted to go out to Taco Bell/McDonald's.  But nope, he wanted to choose a box of Mac N Cheese & eat peas.  So that's just what we did.  Jett was happy with his plate too.
 When Daddy got home, we gave Brody his present.  He has been begging for a big bike.  Of course it is Orange, his favorite color.
 I let him decorate his cake, which he wanted a Candy cake.  So we grabbed some mini M&Ms and he went to town.  At one point the M&Ms were piled high in the middle of the cake.  It was actually was a really yummy cake

 We ended the night with fireworks!  It was a super fun day and I'm pretty sure he had a blast.
PS.  RIP to Leaves the fish.  He died yesterday morning.  Brody is fine & is ready to go get a new one.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Our Eventful Weekend

This last weekend has once again been an unfortunate crazy one.  It first started Friday evening, we got a call from Lance's mom telling us that cousin Laine was bucked off a horse and was flown to UMC in Tucson.  He had been knocked unconscious and had yet to wake up.  We were very worried but figured he would wake by morning and everything would be fine.  Saturday morning, he still hadn't woken up and had significant damage to his brain.  We quickly found some families to watch the boys (thank you Wolfington's & James') and headed for Tucson.  We visited with PJ, Cammie & Family and then PJ took us back to see Laine.  You're never prepared to see someone you love in that kind of condition.  I'm so glad Lance was able to see his cousin...seeing as we didn't know what the future would hold.  Lot of prayers were said and yesterday he opened his eyes a couple of times.  So we are all very hopeful.  When we got home we stayed busy and then went to bed. 

Sunday morning we smelled something very stinky, like a mildew smell.  I went down to investigate right before we left for church and felt the damp carpet.  I kind of freaked out & said we would take care of it when we got home.  After church Lance had some meetings so I went down to the basement to find the problem.  It was much worse than expected.  The basement had flooded and all of things that were ready to be packed to move (in a month)  were now wet.  I brought all of our things upstairs and called our landlord. 

She called he insurance & they came out the next morning.  Service Master pulled the carpet from the main room and put fans on it.  It then began to rain heavy & started flooding the basement again.  At this point Service Master told us that since it was a flood rather than just a leak that they wouldn't cover it.  So lance sent them away and called some of his employees & some YM from our old ward.   We had to move all of our landlord's things from the 2 basement rooms to the upstairs. It was quite a crazy day that I never want to relive.  Lance got a contractor over to look at the problem and they were here this morning digging all of the dirt away from the house and will be resealing the concrete.   

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