Sunday, February 23, 2014

we are HOME OWNERS!!!!

 it's official...we are HOME OWNERS!!!! wow we feel so grown up!  we had being looking for awhile to BUY a house and finally found the perfect place.  this is our first time buying a house, so it's kind of a big deal!!  and go figure, it was everything i thought i didn't want.  haha.  it's a one story, 3 bedroom home still in the same neighborhood and ward from before.  but so far we are LOVING it and love being able to call it OUR OWN HOUSE!!!!
 there was a lot of prep work to do before we even moved in.  the house was painted funky colors and the previous owner put down really bad fake wood flooring.  so we decided to re carpet and re paint the whole house before moving in.  this worked out nice since we got our keys on a monday we had all week to get ready to move in the following saturday.
 i really wanted to paint the whole house white with a nice grey accent on a couple walls.  we carpeted the 3 bedrooms and the den which really made it fell like a whole new house!!  i was so grateful for everyone who came to help...we spent a whole day painting with a bunch of my friends...and then jake and i worked a couple more days finishing up. man....i never want to see another paint brush again!  my parents were able to come out and really helped a ton...when they weren't watching the boys, we put them to work!!!  
 then moving day finally came!! Ty was so excited to play in the "big truck"
 and of course no move would be complete without a picture of moving the baby grand!  hopefully it will stay put for awhile!
we feel so blessed to live in this cute little house....we really are starting to feel like grown ups...weird!  and we are so grateful to live in a nice community, close to family and friends. i think we are really going to like it here.  we still have lots of work to do on the house and lots of projects i want to i will try to be better at keeping this blog updated on our progress!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Gilbert AZ Temple

we got the opprotunity to attend the Gilbert AZ Temple open house...and all i can say is WOW!!! it is beautiful inside and out.  Blaine was super excited to walk through a temple as well and was in awe the entire time.  we also picked up my Aunt Penny and took her with us...she had never been through a temple either, so that was a really cool experience to go with her!

it was really neat as a mom to watch m oldest son walk through a house of the Lord in total amazement.  i could tell it really meant a lot to him to be there.  we were also able to participate in the dedication which was broadcast to our church building.  since blaine is a baptized member of our church, we was able to come as well!    he told me he is even more excited now to be old enough to serve in the temple..just a couple more years.

Thursday, January 30, 2014


after 2 years we FINALLY got to meet m sweet, adorable niece WHiTNey!!  she is such a doll!  and it turns out she is going to be a BIG sister!!!!  Congrats to my brother Bob and sister in law stacey!!  they are having another cute little girl!!!  hope it doesn't take us 2 years to meet her!

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pinewood Derby

Blaine's final pinewood derby...he raced as a webelo!! we have loved doing pinewood derby every is so fun to watch blaine's imagination!  there was some serious competition this year!!

 and congrats to Blaine for taking 3rd place in his den!  wahooo!!! way to go Blainey.  he made a "turbo" themed car this year!!  dos bros tacos...haha

Monday, January 20, 2014

Happy Birthday Blaine!!

ahhhhhhh!!!!! i have a TEN YEAR OLD!!! double digits!!! WHAAAAAAT?!?!  i can't believe my little sweetie is 10 years old!!!
 lucky for us, his birthday this year was over President's Day, so we got the day off of school and were able to PLAY.  we went to Pizza Hut for lunch with some friends and cousins

 then off to the clubhouse to mini golf and playing at the park

 Blaine was able to have 2 cakes, since now he is DOUBLE DIGITS, and we had a bunch of family and friends over to help us celebrate!

thanks everyone for celebrating with us.  still can't believe my first baby is 10...Blaine is such an amazing, sweet, smart and creative boy.  i don't know how in the world i was so blessed to be him mother.  he is constantly an example to me and this whole family.  not to mention an amazing big brother.  he is a staple for sure in this family and i am grateful everyday that he is my son!  love you blainey boy!  happy birthday!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014


can't believe this kid is old enough to be a SUNBEAM!!! he is officially in PRIMARY at church now!  i am such a proud mama!  why do my kids keep growing up!? 
this kid definately has his own personality and style.  love him to pieces! Blaine's first day of Sunbeams!  i see some similarities...they like their hands in their pockets for sure!

Monday, January 6, 2014

Pit stop

on our drive home, we took a quick pit stop in San Diego to see the temple.  such a beautiful place!  i still call it my own castle.  can't believe Jake and i were married there 11 and a half years ago!  wow...time flies!