Thursday, December 1, 2011

Playing games

While we were in Joseph City, we played TONS AND TONS of Dominoes. The kids thought it was AWESOME. It was fun to see how much better they got the more we played. Gavin was the dominoe KING!!!
Stetson wanted to build the "Tower of Terror". So we built this massive lego tower. STetson LOVED to knock it over so we could build it again. It was his way of getting LOTS of mommy's attention!!!

Breaking Dawn

Me and my mom went to Breaking Dawn in Flagstaff the day it came out. We were in the theater for an hour and a half before the movie started. Needless to say, things got a little CRAZY!!!!

I REALLY really liked the movie. I didn't expect much because I thought the previous movies could have been better. But I would definitely say this was BY FAR the best Twilight movie!!!! I thought it was SUPER GOOD!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

So Stetson!!!!

This picture says it all!


Friday, October 28, 2011


Three out of the Six times JC has flown home from working for 14 days....

his flights have been DELAYED ALL DAY!!!

That's 50%.


Today JC was suppose to be home by 2pm...and he will be lucky to be home by 6pm (he's currently on "stand-by").

Last time he flew home he was suppose to be home by noon and didnt get home til 8:45pm.


So when people ask me why? we are moving...


p.s. Can you tell I miss my Husband??? ;)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nectarine Jam

Since nectarine's are $.77/lb at Safeway I decided to make some nectarine jam. Looks yummy. It was super simple and my FIRST time canning by myself.

add 6 cups of chopped nectarines.

3 cups of sugar

4 Tbsp of lemon juice

1 tsp of your choice of spice (i did cinnamon)

Medium boil for 30 minutes

skim off foamy stuff

put into pint jars

put into hot bather

hot bathe for 10 minutes

WAALAH...the finished product. I hope it tastes yummy! We will try some tomorrow :)

Friday, September 16, 2011

Disneyland Trip

We just got back from Disneyland. Had TONS of fun. We went with Justin & Jill + their 3 kids, my mom, Nephi, and our little family. Our older two kids were at the perfect age to really enjoy it and have a great time! We got 3 day hopper passes and went every other day. On the off days we just chilled at the hotel pool and ate yummy food and watched football (every girls favorite thing to do on vacation, right?)

JC, Jaxon, Mom (have no idea what ride that was)

The clan waiting in line for ToyStory Mania (probably my favorite ride)

The pictures are backwards but look closely at the kids, they are crying from the Tower of Terror. This was the "after" picture.

And this was our before picture, everyone was happy and excited. I got to say that i did NOT like this ride!!!

all the kiddos with their "bug" eyes on waiting for "It's tough to be a bug" movie!

Nana with the grandkids at Disneyland

Madison and Jalee striking a pose! (while i had to get my phone from lost and found)

funnnny faces!

Monsters Inc....Boo's door! LOVE THIS RIDE

We decided that we are going to do a Disneyland trip every TWO years. That way we don't over kill, but go enough to enjoy the rides and see the new ones!!! Can't wait for the Car's Land in CA Adventure to open! That should be cool.

The show at CA Adventure was awesome too. How amazing technology is!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

School Year Theme

Since we now have TWO kids in school, I decided to spice things up and do a "school year theme". Because the kids school has few LDS kids we choose the theme...


We wanted the kids to remember to be good examples and to be "different" in a good way. The kids pray that we will let our lights shine daily!

The kids are doing well in school.

They are both VERY different.

Madison LOVES school and eats it up.

Gavin asks me why he has to go to school every day. Agonizing! ;)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Puppy Feeding

Madison is feeding the two little "puppies" popcorn. HAHA

Saturday, July 16, 2011


JC turned 30 on June 26th. He was in Louisianna, therefore not much of a birthday from the family! We did go to eat with JC's dad, Matt and Mitzi before he left for his "birthday".

on July 2nd we celebrated our EiGHTH anniversary. JC was still in Louisianna but we made up for that when he got home ;)

I can't believe we have been married 8 years. We have been through MORE than I ever wanted to go through, but we made it. We are still in love.

Excited for the future. Happy about the past. Can't wait for eternity!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Careers can take you to almost any location, especially in Helicopters.

There is a certain way you typically "move up" in the helicopter industry...

First you instruct, this is what JC has been doing for 3 years.

Then you find a company that will train you in a turbine helicopter (BIG heli's). This is difficult to find a company to hire a pilot with ZERO turbine time. These jobs are typically flooded with applicants.

Well, the time has come...we took the leap...


JC got a NEW job.

JC is now a captain for PHI. They are an excellent company and we have heard nothing but GREAT things about them. All the pilots say it's a DREAM job.

Now all jobs have their perks...


JC is flying in the Bell 206 L3 which looks like...

Pretty AWESOME if I might say! We are excited, thrilled, nervous, and ready to take this HUGE leap into the next chapter of our lives.

BUT, with every job also comes the downfalls...

JC now works in...

THATS RIGHT FOLKS... Louisianna....

He works a 14 on/14 off schedule. As for now we are going to stay in AZ and JC will fly back and forth. We will see how this goes. If we feel so inclined, we will move to Louisianna or Texas.

CRAZY but we feel so blessed. Can't wait to see how this all turns out!

LaKe FuN!

My mom watched our kids for a week...and while she was here she took them to Lynx Lake. The kids LOVED it and beg us daily for a return visit!

How cute is this kid???

Maidson and Gavin caught a butterfly.

The boys "fishing".

My THREE kiddos fishing it up!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011


Gavin's ultimate FAVORITE thing to do in the WHOLE world...


...and of course have strawberries dipped in chocolate while we are playing :)

Tuesday, May 10, 2011


Madisons 1st grade had a field trip to the zoo. I decided to take the boys and a friend (whose mom just had twin boys) with us. The boys were so busy that I didn't get to spend a single ounce of time with Madison and her class. But, the boys had a complete blast! Gavin begs me everyday to go to the Zoo :)

Stetson, Isaac Howden, Gavin

Stetson and Gavin looking at the snakes

Gavin (spider) and Isaac(boy)

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Helicopter Ride

Gavin LOVES LOVES LOVES riding in the helicopter with daddy. He was able to ride to the airshow in Glendale with JC this year. The ride was just about 1 hr and Gavin LOVED it :).


I would say so....

Gavin turned FIVE

Gavin's birthday was Feb. 27th (same as my brother Nephi).

He got a TAG reader. Nike outfit. Ninja turtle Wii game.

I baked him a cake and we sang happy birthday.

Nana and Papa came to help celebrate.


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Oh What FUN....

We had a FANTASTIC Christmas.
We put out eggnog and cookies for Santa and he treated us GOOD!!!

Madison got a pillow pet, books, candy, artist utensils, Beauty and the Beast, How to Train your Dragon, card games, puzzles, and pajamas.

I got a Chi straightener, blanket, wallet, shirt, taffy, necklace, food saver, magic bullet, orange, and earrings.

Stetson got Alice and Wonderland, books, talking teddy bear, electric train, toy helicopter and candy.

JC got the rockband holder/organizer, candy, spanish/english dictionary (lol), flashlight, mag light, "blood" light, and pajamas.
OH....and JC got a 55" LED HD 3D TV...Spoiled!!!!!

Gavin got Madagascar Kart for Wii, Skateboard, candy, Toy Story 3, shirt, silly bands, books, and puzzles.
We had a nice cozy Christmas with just our little family.
It was really nice and a great tradition that we intend to keep :)