Sunday, December 30, 2012



WE WON...WE WON...our bowl game!!!

Looking ahead and actually forward to next season!

Wednesday, December 26, 2012


Went something like this...Christmas Eve at Outback for our family of four, dessert at the Haight's, late bedtime, so no cookies for Santa, luckily he still found our house the next morning...where we had a first time stocking fill, Christmas day breakfast and lunch with both grandparents, a near pancake mishap, lots of goods for the kids, and once again Collin surprised me with a sweet own Spyder jacket/sweater!  I guess he was sick of me wearing his!  :)  We even got to hook up at the end of the day with the Williamson's for a little park time.  Oh, and the most shocking part...ONLY 20 PICTURES taken the entire day!  So without further's a peek into our holiday.


The calm before the storm...

The satisfied & happy Christmas duo...


Saturday, December 22, 2012

Our Dec. 21st Christmas

Every year, life seems to get busier, and having a pilot in the family doesn't make it any easier.  So, we make do, and sometimes that means having Christmas a little earlier.  Believe me...the kids are more than happy to oblige!  We did Christmas this past Friday with Collin's fam & had a great ol' time!

The cousins...

Getting down to business...

Christian's big score!

Cutter testing out the goods.

Yep...I'd say it was a good day!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Yesterday Christian had a field trip with his after school golf group.  He left school early, and got to go practice his newly acquired skills at the Anthem Country Club!  Lucky for him, Collin was his chaperone for the event!  Although...Collin might not have been as lucky.  He got stuck with one wild bunch of kids!  Ohhhh...the things we do for our kids!

Good job Collin on the picture taking!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Holiday activities...contd...

I believe we are on 3 and 4.

#3...the lights...

It took a rental ladder from Home Depot...

the face of determination...

2 kids and a dog...

to get perfection!!!


All went smoothly, but let's just put it out there...
this could be the last year for this!

Thursday, December 6, 2012

And this morning....


Presents were brought home...

Cutter got a T-shirt...

and the money hungry child got a wallet...
with 5$ in it!'s over &  we made it through 10 days of Collin being gone!

SOOOO....glad he's home!!!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Monday, November 26, 2012


We headed up north for the day, to my aunt's cabin.

The weather was perfect to be outside!

Someone made the best chocolate cake ever!!!

We had one meltdown.

And somehow...Collin still managed a nap.

We even made it back in time for Charlie Brown's Thanksgiving!

It was a good day!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Holiday Activity #2

The night before Thanksgiving, I thought we needed something fun to do.  So, we dressed the kids up in their only orange, and headed to the Suns game.  We even got to meet up with one of Cutter's classmates, making it that much more fun! 

We had pretty decent seats.

Oh, and some snacks.

We even managed to stay the WHOLE game!

It was a super fun night, and surprise, surprise, the boys were into the game the entire time!