Thursday, May 24, 2012

Class of 2012

WOW! That is all I can really say.
This beautiful young woman is graduating
tonight from Gilbert High.
Where has the time gone?

She will start at BYU in 4 short weeks.
The start of another phase in her and
our lives.

Great things lie ahead for Jensen.
She is a burst of energy, always
on the go, extremely intelligent,
Hilarious and so very kind hearted.

I am excited for this new adventure
for Jensen, but it overwhelms me
that I will have 2 in college.
How can that be?

Good job in High School Jensen!
We are so very proud of you and
all you have accomplished.
You are amazing!
Lots of Love,
Mom and Dad

Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Happy Birthday

Twelve years have gone by since
Alec joined our family.
It is hard to believe.
This tiny bird with
coal black hair has grown...

and grown.
Here he is at 5 years old.
Oh, man!
What a cutie!

And now at 12!
What a handsome young man.

~Alec has a great sense of humor
~Alec has a tender heart
~Alec has always been my buddy
~Alec loves movies
~Alec is very smart
~Alec has always loved to hang with the older boys
~Alec loves to play Lacrosse, Basketball and Golf
~Alec loves to tease and get rough with his sisters
~Alec is a very loyal friend
~Alec loves to read
~Alec is so excited to start going to Young Men's
~Alec is very aware when I have had a rough day and
coaxes me to sit down and relax
~Alec adds so much fun to our family

Alec, Dad and I are so very proud of you
and all that you have accomplished.
You are an amazing young man with
so much potential. We are very lucky
to be your parents and are so thankful
that you joined our family.
Happy Birthday Buddy!
We LOVE you!!
Mom and Dad

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Piano Guys

I just love these talented men.  I hope you enjoyed their newest video.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day!
I want to Thank not only my Mother,
but also my Mother in-law.
I have been fortunate to have amazing
women in my life.
Not only are they great role models,
but they are supportive, caring,
inspiring, fun and loving.

My Mom has been such a
great example to me.
I am thankful for all that
she instilled in me.
I am grateful she is my mom.

I am fortunate to have married Scott.
He came from "good stock."
My mother in-law raised an
incredible man, that I am
fortunate to be able to
spend the eternities with.
There are so many other women that I am
Thankful for on this special day.
Grandmothers, Aunts, Friends, Sisters,
Church members.
All of them have an impact on my life.
I hope today is a special day
for all women.
I get to spend a relaxing
day at home with
Jensen and Alec.
They are doing the cooking,
cleaning and pampering.
We are missing Scott and Kenzie.
Thank you Mom, Becky and others for
helping me to be better each and everyday.
I love you!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Happiest Place on Earth

In April we did a spur of the moment
trip to Disneyland.

We left on a Thursday afternoon,
went to Disneyland on Friday
and drove home Friday night/
Saturday morning.
Disneyland was open 8-12
that day. We spent
13 hours running around
the "Happiest Place on Earth."

By 8:30 we had been on
Space Mountain twice
and were running to the other rides.

The boys on "Screamin."
Alec is not tall enough to see
They are in the 2nd car.

Love the photos taken during the ride.

Beautiful scenery at Disneyland.
We had fabulous weather!

 We had a blast running around Disneyland
with these three.
It was our first time with the kids as
teenagers, and we went non-stop
for 13 hours.

Love this photo.
Shades on and having fun!

We left Disneyland after "Fantasmic."
We drove to Scott's favorite pizza...
Round Table.
Picked up 2 pizzas, 5 hour energy,
lots of Diet Pepsi and headed back
to Arizona. We arrived home
at 4:00 AM Saturday morning.

Yes, we were exhausted, but it
was so worth it!
We are packing in a lot during our
last bit of time in Arizona.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Another Cougar

Woo Hoo!!
We have another
BYU Cougar in
the family.

This beautiful young woman
will be attending BYU
starting in June.

We are so very proud of her!
Jensen has handled the move
and graduating early,
with maturity, faith,
and understanding.

It has been a lot for a
teenage girl to handle.
We are so excited for this next chapter in her life.
It will be fun for both girls to be at BYU Provo together.
Not to mention that the whole family will
be close.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

April Recap

April was a whirlwind and a blur!
Time seems to be moving at mach speeds.
I can't stop it or slow it down.
Some of our normal traditions didn't
happen this year with birthdays, etc...
I guess that is what happens
when life is topsy turvy.

Kenzie was able to make it home
for her birthday and Easter.
She flew in at 9:00 PM on her birthday.
Better late than never!

We had a late night celebration.

Her favorite...
Fruit Pizza

Late night photos are the best

We had my birthday and somehow
we didn't get any photos.
Next was Jensen's Birthday.

Dishes for college...
Lucky Girl

It was nice to have the family
together for Easter.

Cute kids!

Mr. Dapper likes to pose

April was busy and jam packed!
We are enjoying our last bit in Arizona.