Thursday, November 21, 2013

Thanksgiving with the Cowleys and Shields

We got to spend Thanksgiving at the Cowley's and it was so beautiful outside and fun to eat a wonderful meal with family in a relaxed and beautiful backyard. November in Arizona is the best. We love our family and we are so grateful for so many things in our lives

Monday, November 4, 2013

Schneff Farms with Preschool Group

Miss Stacy our favorite preschool teacher always has a fun outing in the fall. We went to Schneff farms in Queen Creek. It is quite an operation. They have lots of really fun things to do. I have not been there for a while and didn't know about this awesome carnival area. They have farms were you can pick food and they have lots of storefronts with food and parties and open parks to hang out in. We really enjoyed it. There were little preschool kids everywhere. It was so fun.
Emmett and Grant stuck together during the outing.  They were adorbs.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Family Pictures and Christmas Card

Another family picture. Allison Johnson helped us once again with our family pictures. Nathan and I are so grateful for our beautiful family. 
And my most favorite Christmas card yet.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Grandma's 89th birthday

Emmett, Wyatt, Peter, EZ, And Noah
These blonde babies are so so adorable.  Can't believe we all have blonde babies.  I guess I can't believe that I do.  It is so fun to see them all together. 

we get together for Phyllis's  birthday every year. We love her so much she is such a wonderful and unique grandmother. I have so many fun memories of her growing up. She has always been a very vivacious and fun active person. And grandma has always had red hair. When I was little we used to go to her house for sleepovers. It was so fun to play with all of her jewelry and try on her clothes and play with her exercise equipment. We loved her house and her stairs going up and down the stairs and playing on the bars. Her house was kind of like a magical castle to me. With that bedroom upstairs that I almost would always forget about and then find again and I had the balcony with all of the treasures up inside the closet. Things that used to belong to grandpa and her. Everything smelled so wonderful. 
It is so wonderful that we can all get together as families now. We are so spread out and hardly get to see one another. 
We met at a church building and played in the park and visited and then we went inside and ate some potluck dinner and then the kids got on stage and sing some songs for grandma. Grandma has always been a big lover of music. When I was little Allison and I would always perform for her at all of her parties. She was very concerned and wanted to make sure that we knew we were singing. Make sure that we have something prepared. Often though, Allison and I would have to improvise and put something together quickly. We would usually be giggling and laughing and having a good time. Grandma was always so grateful and excited to hear us sing.

Oscar 13

Another teenager?. How in the heck did this happen?. I can't believe how fast my boys are growing up. Oscar and Tyler just decided to grow about 6 inches in one year. They are both getting tall and strong and wonderfully handsome. We are so grateful to have them in our home. Happy birthday Oxsar

Thursday, October 31, 2013


Halloween is getting funner( is that a word). Although we miss our older boys. Because they had off with their friends. Notice the picture of odd children at the bottom. The picture of Emmett holding Daphne is pretty funny cause it looks like a baby doll. I made wigs for a Daphne and I so that we could be dolls together. We ended up at the trick-or-treat in the end and Oscar helped us pass out candy while I walked around with the little kids. It's always a nice evening. Spooky of course but nice

Yes Daphne had 2 wigs.  Mom made the other one