Saturday, November 28, 2009

Testing out the JJ's

Collette has been hired as a singer for a local band. We went to go watch the bank the week before she started on their gigs. I am sooo happy and and excited for this adventure Collette is taking! I can't wait to catch all the shows of hers I can. Congrats girl!
Dani & Collette:
Amber, Karli, & Dani:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thankful For...

My family, my friends, and most importantly, a healthy, happy son!!
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
We had dinner at my house and abused the camera a bit:
Sheri & Reni
Sheri & Dani
Collette & Gerald
Ryder did NOT want to take any pictures.
Jeri and her girls!
Trying to get a good family photo. Didn't really work out.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Getting Ready for the Holidays!

My little reindeer
I have always had a "rule" that you cannot take out Christmas decorations or put up the tree prior to Thanksgiving. Well, I changed my mind this year. As Ryder started to recognize all the Christmas decorations in store and neighboring houses, he questioned where our Christmas stuff was! Then my Aunt Mary mailed us some new Christmas ornaments and Ryder begged for the tree to go up. Soooo... early Sunday morning we pulled everything from storage and put the tree together! A full 5 days before Thanksgiving. I cannot beleive I did that!

Ryder playing Scrabble (or at least what he thinks is playing it!):

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Another year OLDER

Darnit, one year closer to 30. I am now officially 28. Boo. Spent the evening having dinner with girlfriends/family. Then we hit up a Karaoke bar. Thanks for celebrating with me girls!
Dani & Collette:

Dani & Karli:

Amber & Bethany:
Collette's turn to sing. Jeri in the background:

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Chocolate Face

Why use a spoon to eat your pudding when you can put your whole face into the container?

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Say Cheese!

Playing around with the camera because the kids wanted their pictures taken.

Monday, October 19, 2009

My baby boy is THREE!!!!

Seriously, where does time go? I cannot believe that Ryder is now THREE. Just yesterday I held him in my arms and he was a teeny tiny 6 pound little thing. Now is walking talking, potty trained, little man. I love him with all my heart. Happy Birthday little "Roni". XOXOXO

Party at the Phoenix Zoo
Thank you to all our friends and family that came out. We love you guys!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Gooooooo HONEY BOY!

I love to watch Gerald play football at my old school ASU! Go Sun Devils! Congratulations Gerald for a wonderful season and I am so thrilled for how well you play. You are an awesome player and person!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Playing in the Rain.. in AZ!

So, it sometimes rains here!! Ryder & Serenity decided to go play in the rain... in their jammies & robes. They were so cute I couldn't resist. And this opportunity only comes up a few times a year (rain that is), I had to let them have at it!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Camping, again!

As we near the end of summer for northern Arizona, we squeezed in one more camping trip. While northern AZ was about to experience fall & winter, we folks down in Phoenix will enjoy 100 degree temps through most of October. Joy. Anyways.... Kasey's sister's family the Nish's (Sheri, Adam, Serenity), Kasey's mom Jeri, and Kasey's sister Jackie joined the three of us on this trip to the Prescott Valley area. This was the first time Serenity & Ryder camped together. Funny thing, I thought it would be EASIER to have the two camp together because they are so good at playing with each other. In hindsight, I think I was wrong! They actually fought quite a bit. In between the fights they did have fun, I will admit! Oh well, we had a great camping trip anyways.
Campfire time:
Ryder & Serenity were having "art time" which quickly turned from painting on paper to painting themselves & each other. They looked like little indians covered in war paint when it was all said and done!
The little, dirty, indians eating dinner in the tent because it started to rain on us. Luckily it was a short rain and we enjoyed rest of the night out side of the tent.Kasey & Adam tried fishing quite a bit but didn't catch a thing. The kids enjoying the lake:

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Upside Breakfast

So, I wake up one morning and walk downstairs to find Ryder laying upside down on the recliner and eating his breakfast while watching cartoons. Where do kids come up with these things?!

Jordan is 5!!

Happy 5th Birthday Jordan!! XOXOXO

Kids playing on grandma's swing: Ryder, Jordan, Maggie, and Serenity in the back! Cheese!
What happens when the presents aren't for you:Uncle Kenny chasing the kids:

Monday, August 31, 2009

5th Annual Rocky Point Trip

I have a great group of friends and luckily we are able to plan an annual trip to a beautiful resort in Rocky Point, Mexico. This year was no exception. It is always a whirlwind trip of sunshine, sand, and alcohol. And this year did not dissappoint! I had a blast. Can't wait for next year already!