Friday, February 17, 2012

WOW, how time flies!!!

I can't believe I have forgotten about my blog!!! With facebook out there now, people just post what they are doing. But, with a blog you can tell a story and design your site however you want to. Facebook just seems so impersonal...that's why I'm going back to blogging.

As you can see we now have two beautiful girls, Claire (2 1/2 years) and Avery (6mo). They've been such a joy and we don't know what we would do without them! Jeff is about a year into PA school now and he's doing great. His hard work and studying are paying off with his straight A's!

I still teach 9th grade English and I'm now the Varsity Cheer Coach. It can be stressful but it's fun.

I hope you all out there are doing well and we will keep you posted!!! Love you all!!!

Sunday, December 19, 2010


November was such a fun month!!! Not only did we celebrate Thanksgiving, but we were able to celebrate Jeff getting accepted into Physician's Assistant School at A.T. Still here in Arizona!!!! Wooohoo!!! We are so proud of him!! The next few years are going to be hard but worth it as he is working hard in school; therefore knowing that we will not be able to take fun trips for awhile...SOOOO, when the opportunity came up for me chaperoning our Student Council trip to Disneyland, we couldn't pass it up!!! I LOVE Disneyland so much, I used to go every year with dance and now I got the ultimate dream...going to Disneyland with my family!!!
This trip was great! I just loved seeing Claire have fun with the characters and the rides, I will never forget it. First, we started out with breakfast at Goofy's Kitchen. She knows all of the characters because we watch Mickey Mouse Clubhouse but she was still a little shy at first. Then, she warmed up and started running over to them! It was so cute! Next, we headed over to the park! It was raining, which was terrible, but it actually ended up being a good thing because the park was practically empty! We got to take pictures with every character we saw and got onto every ride we wanted without a line. That was GREAT!! Finally, we watched the parade. As we were leaving though, Claire knew it and started crying. She didn't want to leave! I didn't blame her but it was late.
I am so, so, so glad we were able to have this trip. These memories will last a lifetime. I can't wait to go back in 5 years!! ha!!!

At Goofy's Kitchen

Getting ready for a day in the rain!

Driving Mickey's car

Agh! We're in jail!!

Watching the parade

Claire loved the Mickey statue

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

I am finally back to blogging! For the past few months, all we have been doing is working, working, working. But, now that the holidays are here, we are doing a lot of fun family outings and I'm excited to share!! Claire is now 17 months old, walking, talking, and laughing up a storm! She is just so cute and fun to be with. She makes us laugh every day with something new that she does and I can't get enough of her. This Halloween she was so lucky to have two costumes!!! She was a Cat and Tinkerbell! She wore her Cat costume (thank you so much to our adorable friend, Preslee) to a costume party (pics to come soon) and her Tinkerbell costume out trick 0r treating. Here are some pics of the fun weekend!

Claire was being such a diva---she didn't want to look at the camera at all

Please stop taking pictures of me, Mom!!! :)

She finally looked at the camera!

Halloween Night!

Will these two ever look at the camera? EVER???!!!

Claire loved running away from us that night!

Out with my family: Rich, Brooke, Audrey, and my parents

Trick or Treat!!!

It was so cute seeing her go up to her first door for trick or treat!!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Family Pics and Swim Lessons!

I'm finally posting our new family pictures, by Brandon (yeah!!!), and Claire's swim lessons. These pictures are so funny because of her transitions from happy to mad! She did a great job though and hopefully she will like her lessons more next summer!!!

1st Swim Lessons!
w/ Sean

Having fun with Suzy

uh oh!! what happened?!

Having fun again!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Happy 4th of July!!!

We had a fun 4th of July this year being with family at my brother Rich's house. We had a bbq, ice cream, and fireworks (even though Claire didn't stay up to watch them...maybe next year!). Audrey loved the fireworks though!!!!

I also want to take a moment and thank all of our troops, Marines, Navy, Air Force, and Army, for serving for our country; I'm so proud to be an American.
This picture is hilarious with Claire laughing and Audrey crying!!
Grandma with her girls!!!!
Grandpa relaxing with Audrey and Rusty!
Rich, Brooke, & Audrey
Watching fireworks...
Happy4th of July!!!