Monday, June 18, 2018

Odysea Aquarium

We had the best time celebrating Caleb's 8th birthday last Wednesday at the Odysea Aquarium. It has been way too long since I've gotten to hang out with my best friend, Nancy. I still hope and pray we can live in the same state again one day. I loved seeing Nancy's beautiful family and her adorable baby boy bump. I miss her already! :(

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Unicorn Event

 My mom took the girls to this really neat unicorn event at Daniela Jay's boutique a couple of weeks ago. They got pampered, got goodies, and got to pet a real life unicorn. ;) 

We are also so excited because all 3 kids will be walking in a fashion show for the boutique in September! :)

Swimming at the Community Pool

My mom and I took the kids to the community swimming pool last week to wear them out. I love the extra time I get with my kiddos during the summer months.

I am way behind on posts and I am planning on getting caught up on them all this week!

Friday, June 15, 2018

Celebrating 9 Years

Kyle and I celebrated 9 years of marriage last weekend by staying at The Westin in Scottsdale. We got there early and watched the races and had a few appetizers outside. Then we got ready and went to dinner at The Ocean Club. It was so yummy. We stayed up late drinking and talking. The next morning, my mom brought the kids to the hotel so we could take them swimming all day. It ended up being the perfect weekend!

Wednesday, June 6, 2018


9 years of marriage! Happy anniversary to the love of my life. We balance each other perfectly: I stop you from causing a major explosion by stuffing too much fruit into a tiny blender; you stop me from looking like a fool at the gym when I have no clue what I am doing; I pick the best shows and you pick the best restaurants; you leave me sweet notes and I leave you sticky counters; you give me coffee in bed; and I give you morning breath; you think of creative ways to make me happy and I think of creative ways to spend money; you make the best steaks and I make the best...uhhhhh. ;) Haha! Okay, maybe we are more like 70/30. I don't know what I did to deserve you. Thanks for always putting up with me! Happy 9 years!

I cannot wait to celebrate this weekend during our stay cation at The Westin!

Friday, June 1, 2018

Photo Dump

^^^She is seriously the cutest, most loving girl when it comes to her doggies.^^^
^^^We never get sick of seeing Pokey's cute face every day.^^^
^^^Picking flowers for me for Mother's Day.^^^
^^^Helping Matt and Brittany celebrate their wedding.^^^
^^^Hiding in a tent with all their candy. Not pictured: Jackson in the back with 12 wads of bubble gum in his mouth. No wonder why they were doing their best to keep me out.^^^

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Swimming into Memorial Day

 We kicked off Memorial Day weekend on Sunday by going over to Kurt and Sara's house. We had so much fun swimming all day long. The kids probably jumped off the water slide 1000 times. 

On Monday, we went over to my parent's house to swim again, eat hotdogs and hamburgers, and try out the new (and super cool) stuff that Papa got the kids. The motorized, spraying bumper boats were so much fun. The girls LOVED their new mermaid tails and swimsuit, and Jackson LOVED his new superhero swim trunks and Batman pajamas. 

We all crashed out early on Monday night and I think I am still tired from the weekend. Ha!

Happy Memorial Day! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Last Day of 1st Grade

This isn't the best quality of photo (the shadows were out, my good camera wasn't working, my iPhone stinks, and we were in a hurry). 

Today is Presley's last day of 1st grade. I still cannot believe that after I pick her up, she will officially be a 2nd grader! What?! How is time flying by so fast? 

We are sending Presley to a half day camp this summer to keep her busy, but I cannot wait to share most of the day with her. I love my time with my big girl! 

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Kyle's Birthday

 ^^^Making Daddy his favorite strawberry cake.^^^
We had the absolute best time celebrating Kyle's birthday this year. On Thursday, the 17th (his actual birthday), we all had school and work so I did as much as I could to make him feel special. I made him a nice breakfast (eggs over easy, chicken sausage, fruit, cinnamon raisin English muffins) and a nice dinner (lemon halibut, pesto shrimp, jalapeño poppers, and strawberry cake). 

On Saturday, the 19th, I took Kyle to dinner at Dominick's Steakhouse, along with Kurt and Sara. We had a great time!

Then on Sunday, the 20th, my mom watched the kids and I surprised Kyle with a morning of pampering: a couple's massage, pedicures, and then lunch at Jalapeño Inferno.

Happy birthday to my amazing husband! 

Friday, May 25, 2018

Jackson's Pre-K Graduation Ceremony

Jackson had his Pre-K graduation ceremony on Tuesday. He will be heading off to the daycare Kindergarten with Miss Susan in August and then to public school Kindergarten at Desert Willow the year after. We chose to hold him back. He would do just fine in Kindergarten this year but we want to make sure he is more than ready. Plus, he will be in the Spanish Immersion program (which is an added challenge), so we want him confident and ready to learn. We are so proud of him!

Listen to the video and all the things his amazing teacher, Miss Kim had to say. She is so spot on! Hahaha! Our little athlete. Smart little athlete at that. 

Go Jackson! You are growing up way too fast!

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Red Nose Day

Today is Red Nose Day. When you buy a red nose, the proceeds go to helping end child poverty. We try to participate in this every year.

Thanks to my mom, we remembered to take a picture. 

Let me tell you how hard it was to take this selfie. Red noses kept falling off, I cut heads out of the picture, and the kids' were whining. Haha. I am pretty impressed that we managed to get this good of a pic. All for a good cause, right?

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Water Fights

 It has been sooooo hot lately. Hose water fights it is! 

Monday, May 14, 2018

Mother's Day

I had such a great Mother's Day yesterday. Kyle let me sleep in, made me breakfast, picked up lunch, and cooked steaks for dinner. We played in the backyard all day. We sprayed each other with the hose, hit baseballs, and played several games of soccer. It was my kind of Sunday.

The kids made me the cutest gifts and Kyle got me some wireless Dr. Dre beats. 

I am so lucky to get to be a momma to these three beautiful kiddos!

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Playing Dress Up

The kids have been wanting to play dress up a lot lately. It is making me so happy. I love seeing how creative they can be when they use their imaginations. :)