Thursday, December 3, 2009

Family Pictures 2009

Friday, August 21, 2009

Camelback Mountain

Nick and I went and hiked Camelback last Saturday and it was so much fun!!! I have always loved hiking and had to convince Nick he would love it too if he just went and tried and it was a success, he loved it!!! We want to try to go a few times a month now and find some fun new places!! It was a dang good work out for the both of us, we were both drenched by the time we got to the top, yeah for 110 degree weather!!!


This deserves a post!! Nick has been patiently waiting to see if he got accepted into ASU's buisness school and he DID!!! We are soooo excited for him, he has worked so hard these past few years balancing family, work, school, and church callings and it has really paid off!! We are excited for this new adventure and I know he will do great!! We love you babe, Congratulations!!!


Rigdon is by far WAY crazier than Payson ever was!! This kid is into everything!! I LOVE it though!! He hasn't permanently destroyed anything yet but when he does I will take those words back!! He really is so much fun, Nick can't get enough of having a little boy to wrestle with and Rigdon loves, loves, loves his daddy!! It's so much fun to have one of each because boys and girls by nature are just soooo different and both equally as fun!! Rigdon is getting so big so fast, he turns one next month and I just can't believe it. He is flying through our house.....still on hands and knees and has started taking a few steps. He is such a good boy.....except when he is teething!! He loves his sister and wants to follow her around ALL day.....she doesn't really love that though!! Payson is really great with him, she does make a point to give him her attention when needed and loves to make him happy!

This is what he does almost every night while I'm making dinner......gotta love that smile though!!! What ever it takes to get dinner made without holding a child in your arms!!

I love this face, although he makes it way too much and it just yells TROUBLE!!!

Just havin' fun making a major mess!!
Just want to squeeze him!!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


MK and Payson

Payson wanted to show off her new backpack

My little preschooler

Payson started preschool this week!! It's so crazy to think she is already old enough to go to preschool. She was soooo excited, she had been waiting all year to go. She had a blast her first day. All of her little best friends are in her class and in her words, "there's even BOYS!!". She loves those boys!! When I pulled up to drop her off she didn't even want me to walk her to the door, she just kept telling me over and over again "mom, you don't need to walk me to the door!". I was kind of appalled, but I talked her into letting me walk her up this one time because all the other moms are doing it!!! She is wayyyy to young to be saying those kinds of things. She had a great time, Rigdon on the other hand missed his sister. He kept going to her bedroom door and just sitting there thinking she was going to come out of it at any moment, it was so cute!! I love my kids, they are so much fun but getting way to big way to fast. Rigdon has been a champ this week. He's had his first ear infection along with his 2 top teeth come through, to say the least its been a rough week with him but he's hanging in there. Nick started a new job and is now going to school full time!! yeah!! He just applied to ASU's business school so we'll see if he gets in this semester or next. We've had lots of changes but good ones, it's been a great learning experience for us.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Payson turned 3!!

These pictures are so out of order.
Payson riding her new bike.

Safety first!!

Check out these poses!! My mother in law gave Payson this whole outfit for her birthday and it is soooo adorable!! This skirt is sooo Payson, she loves anything girly. This is right before church on Sunday, her actual birthday. She had so much fun being dressed up for her birthday.

Where did she come from??

I love this girl!!

Payson turned 3 on June 14th!! I can't believe that our baby girl is 3. Upon her request she wanted a swimming princess party. Thanks to my in laws we accomplished just that, we got to swim in their pool and set up the slide again, which is always a big hit. Payson got everything a little girl could dream of. My mom made her this adorable princess cake and we also served chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting, per her request!!

Payson and her best little buddy Mary-Kate

Payson loves to jump off the diving board, she is my wild child!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009


Of coarse once again I didn't take hardly any pictures of my kids on Easter Sunday. We were in such a rush to get out of the house for church that I missed all opportunities to snap pics before all the lovely spit up and snacks were rubbed all over their cute Easter clothes. When we finally arrived at my in laws later that afternoon I remembered my camera and captured a few pictures of Nick and Payson trying to fly a kite.....which was very comical.

By this time Payson was SOOOOO annoyed with me trying to take pictures

I can't get enough of these two!!

She managed to find mud.....not a surprise!! Lovely!!

Bless her heart, awww I love this girl!!

We had some of our friends over on Friday to dye eggs. We had 8 children from ages 4 and under and only 3 moms....needless to say it was controlled chaos. We always have fun when we get together.

These are the babies of the group, all just so happened to be taking a little drink break together.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Happy 25th birthday babe!!

Nick turned the BIG 25 on Saturday!! We started off the morning with a big breakfast of his choice, breakfast burritos!! Payson helped me in the kitchen and Nick ate his little heart out. We surprised him with a laptop for his b-day. He's been needing one for school for a while now andI just can't ever get him to spend the money on himself, so I did it for him!! He of course loved it and spent his afternoon doing homework on it.....what fun on your b-day!! We then headed over to his mom's for a little birthday celebration where he got hooked up with some more accessories for his computer, which he loved!! After that we dropped the kiddo's off at my mom's and went out to dinner and to the Hale theater. We were the youngest one's in that place by at least 50 years!! A few years ago we won tickets to attend a play at the Hale theatre and to my MAJOR dismay Nick loved it.....such a random thing for him to enjoy!! I have to say I'm not a fan of theatre or really movies for that matter, just way to much A.D.D. to sit through!! Anyway, I got him tickets to see "The King and I" for his birthday, I kept hearing it should be a great play. Well, we got through the first half and at intermission we left......we both were sooooo bored!! We decided that we or should I say Nick only enjoys the comedy play's. Anyway, we had a great day and it was fun making it all about Nick. He truly is an amazing husband and father. I honestly don't know how he does what he does, works full time... plus some, goes to school, serves in the church and makes time for us, Always!! He has the most patience in the entire world and would do anything for anybody. He honestly is the most thoughtful kind hearted person I know and did I mention the funniest most outta control person too!! We love you babe, Happy Birthday!!!

More Valentine's Day fun!

Our ward had a Valentine's Dinner that night so we got one of the Young Women from our ward to watch our kids. We had Mary-Kate and Lowee come over to join the party, these girls could play all night if we let them, their like sisters!! We walked into the house at around 9pm and this is what we found!! The girls were dressed up in these 1990's dance costumes of my cousins, just singing and dancing there little hearts out!! We were all cracking up, and our sweet little Rigdon stayed fast asleep during all the commotion!! Thanks Jade and Cheyenne for the costumes, they really are a big hit around here!!

Valentine's Day.....or is it Balemtimes Day!!!

Valentine's Day or according to Payson it's "Balemtime's Day" we had her little friend Sadie over to make cupcakes. These two were a crack up, I think they had more fun eating the frosting and cake batter!!
Here's the final product, they did a pretty dang good job and they were delicious!