Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Christmas Wishes

Merry Christmas Everyone
We hope you all have a wonderful holday.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Knee Sugery #3

Well for all you who want an up date.
Brians sugery to become the incredible hulk went well.
One foot down and all the rest to go.

No really everything went well and He is already up and running almost.

He was very proud that he dosen't even have a limp today.

The only bad news is that the Dr. couldn't really do much and he will probably need another full knee sugery soon.

Thursday, December 11, 2008


Well, they did it. Braxtons soccer team went undefeated for the entire soccer season. The last Championship game was very cold, but we won 5-0.

Braxton was very excited to get the #1 trophy, which is to tall for his shelf. He told me that we would just have to get him a new shelf.
Here are a few Pictures from the last game.

Braxton getting his hand warmers ready. It was a really cold night. He even has on two pairs of gloves.
After the big win Dad still wants to talk improvement.

Sunday, November 30, 2008


Thanksgiving was lot's of fun.
First we ate, yum, yum, yum. We tried grilling our Turkey this year and it was a huge success. I've never had such a juicy Turkey.
Beth's family came and the kids had lots of fun playing together. The girls did everything from dress up to playing horses.

While the Boys concentrated on more boy things.

And this is why we don't let our Husbands play with the boys alone.
Beth and I did Crafts. We made these cute Christmas Advents and Christmas Pillow cases.

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving
Now on to Christmas!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Turkey Program

Megans Kindergarten class put on a Thanksgiving play for all the parents. They were all so cute to watch.

This was her part in the play.

She learned it really well, She even came home the other day and said, "Mom I think that I am feeling ill and need some medicine"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

A little fall

Yesterday we decided to go up the mountians to take in a little bit of Fall.

I am not sure why as kids climbing on trees and Rocks was so fun, but now my feet are killing me from all that climbing.

We were able to get a pretty food family photo, even the dog was looking

Saturday, November 1, 2008


Here are the Kids all dressed up!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Ok, so I have been avoiding all the tagging going on. I was never really one to enjoy tag growing up, but I am really bored today and since I got tagged I figured WHY NOT!

5 TV shows I watch:
( Braxton and I snuggle on the couch on Sunday nights and watch. I think I like it best cuz I know he is getting to old for that and I don't really know how much longer it will last.)

Those are really the only times I actually sit down and watch TV. I honestly would rather be doing something than just sitting watching TV.

5 Restaurants I enjoy:
1. Chili's
2.Utah Noodle (Even though I only get it when we are in Utah visiting)
3. Texas Roadhouse
4.La Casita
5.Macaroni Grill

5 things I have done today:
1. Went for a 2 mile bike ride
2. Finished the 3rd Book of the Twilight series. (only one more to go)
3. Took a nap YEA!
4. Dishes
5. Going to take Megan to 2nd Soccer game this week

5 things I'm looking forward to:
1. Cooler Weather, so that I can wear my sweatshirts and sweaters
2. The day after Halloween so I can start playing Christmas Music
3. Christmas
4. Thanksgiving with Beth's family
5. When Braxton can babysit, so I don't have to pay anyone any more

5 things I love about Fall: (3 are things that I miss since we don't really have Fall here)
1. Leaves changing color all around me
2. The crisp morning air
3. Sweaters and Sweatshirts
4. Three big holidays in a row
5. Decorating my house for all the big holidays

5 things on my wish list:
1. To move closer to family
2. My kids to grow up with strong Testimonies
3. An Elliptical
4. To lose 30 lbs
5. More time to get everything done

5 people I tag: Josie, Becky, Tiffany, Beth, and Ali

Sunday, October 26, 2008


Here in Arizona everyone thinks that a front yard should be landscaped in GRAVEL!

Beautiful HU!!! (Before)

Well, we aren't your average Arizona family.
We have finally gotten around to working on the front yard, here is our progress so far.

Finally some green, YEA!

We are a little cheap, so we went out into the desert to find free rock. Its truly amazing how much rock is out there in the world just for the taking.

Of course we had to add the dry river bed that only sees water for maybe 15 min. if your lucky during a good monsoon storm.

And here is are finished product. (After)
Someday grass will replace all the gravel, but for now we will let our fellow Arizonians think that we fit in here.

Saturday, October 18, 2008


This is what we call a Mexican General here in Arizona. They usually come out after the monsoons have ended. As you can see Megan loves them!!!

They really do have very pretty colors and are harmless, just really BIG.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Halloween Trees

After conference on Sunday we all made some Halloween Trees.

The kids enjoys making theme and it was so fun to see each persons individual design.
Braxton really wanted a Picture of him pretending to eat the tree and,

of course Megan had to have one too.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Our new friends

The kids and I were headed out the front door to the school bus and found two new friends!!!

Luckily the Tarantula was just a baby one, but for the snake, we had to have the police come a get him out because all the rock throwing was doing no good and I was not pulling it out.

You Belong in 1989
Wild, over the top, and just a little bit cheesy. You're colorful at night - and successful during the day.">What Year Do You Belong In?

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Weekend Getaway

AHHHHHH the COOL mountain air and FALL. Two things I really really miss.
We got to spend the weekend with Shane & Tammy in Flagstaff
it was so much fun.

We started by going to an Arbouretium
where the kids played in a Sunflower maze.
They had a lot of fun running around it and trying to find their way out.
Then we ended the day with a ride to the top of the Snow Bowl.
Where us wimpyArizona Manwarings FROZE!!!

Sunday, September 14, 2008


Today is Anniversary number 12.

I can hardly believe that we have been married that long. I have been very blessed to be married to such a wonderful man, and great father.

We celebrated by going to the Copper Queen Hotel in Bisbee. Bisbee is a little mining town that is only about 45 min. away. It reminds me of Park City in Utah, only before being discovered by any one with money.

Brian reserved the John Wayne room (of course). Beth was nice enough to come and stay with the kids so we could go. She even got all 5 kids up and to a 8am soccer game. Thanks Beth we sure love you.

Sunday, September 7, 2008


Soccer has begun once again for our family.
It started Saturday morning with Braxton's game at 7:30 am. Which was a blessing, because it wasn't too hot yet. Braxton did so good that he even got a goal. Which is a big deal since last year he only got one goal the entire season. YEA BRAXTON.

Megan's game was at 9:30 and we fried. She did really good though especially since last year after the first game she told us she wanted to do ballet instead. I am sure it helped that she is one of the older kids this year. She made 3 goals, but we don't count at that age RIGHT!!!

Don't you love the highlighter yellow uniforms? Megan's coach picked those out special so we wouldn't lose any of our kids at the opening ceremonies. When you have over a thousand kids in one place its nice to have highlighter yellow on.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Fried Crickets

So every 4 years when Brian teaches about John the Baptist in seminary he cooks up crickets for his student to eat. This year I refused to let him cook them inside the house, trust me they smell soooooo bad.

The kids were really excited to help him until they started cooking then all I heard was GROSS!

Brian tried really hard to get the kids to eat one, but of course they just said you first. Brian had to confess that he had never eaten one in all the years he has done this. Instead with each class he throws in a raisin and eats that while many of his students think he actually ate one, and then of course they all try it to. Well, this year his false advertising failed when he forgot to throw in a raisin for one of his classes and had to really eat a cricket. So how do they taste? "NOT TOO BAD" he admitted.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Music to my Ears

So, after a year of debating we finally got a piano.

We had to go all the way to Tucson to find this one, but the price was worth it. Brian was so determined, not to make a second trip to Tucson that he even went to 6 of the neighbors, of the family who sold us the piano, to have them help him get it into the back of the truck.

The kids thought that it was so cool to have the Piano in the back of the truck. Hopefully it did not drive our neighbors too crazy.

So, after rounding up the hlep of 4 great friends, we got it into the house.

The kids are having a lot of fun playing it right now. Hopefully that will still be the case after we start lessons.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008">

Which Disney Princess Are You?

You are Jasmine. You are loyal and would visit the ends of the earth for what you believe. You would never let obstacles stand in the way of true love.

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Arizona Rain

These are pictures of the lates monsoon storm. It usually has ended by the first of August, but this year it is still going and I am very thankful for that cuz I love the rain!