Tuesday, December 22, 2009

The Infamous Santa Pictures...

Every child needs a picture on Santa's lap, whether they are screaming or not. My cousin James played Santa at our ward Christmas party and we captured four very priceless moments.

First, James' own daughter Jeanna would not sit on Santa's lap. She definitely didn't recognize her dad.

Second, is Tyler. He loves Candy Canes and presents.

Third, our new friend's the William's daughter Haddie seem to think Santa was out to get her.

Fourth, someone forgot to tell Emree not to flirt with scary old men. She has always loved older men. In the airport when she was little she would smile at the strangest men she could find and then I was stuck having a conversation with them. (No offense James... you made one amazing Santa).

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Sunday Naps are the Best!

Wait I wouldn't know... Emree only napped for about 20 minutes today. I was tired and sick of her crawling all over me as I tried to catch a few zzzs laying on the floor next to her pile of toys that she refuses to play with. I gave in and to entertain her I gave her some candy in her chair.She was simply delighted. First I gave her a sucker and grabbed a piece of chocolate for myself, but she quickly wanted the chocolate I was eating. Figures. She was pretty happy and who can blame her. Don't judge me for my bad mothering. Just enjoy the photos. :)

Don't worry... besides teaching her to eat candy, I won't forget to help her floss her teeth!

Thursday, December 10, 2009


Today we decided to do a little something different with Emree's hair and I was pretty excited that it fit into two really cute piggytails. However, by the end of the day it looked a little scary!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Catch-ING up!

We have been busy ...

moveING, welcomING Quinn, car buyING, crawlING, grabbING everything, thankING, dancING, workING, vendING, growING, choosING a school, stringING lights and the list goes on and on.

We are excited to be heading to Denver! We are excited to have to watch Emree like a hawk as she is crazy mobile! We are excited to be in Washington! We are excited to have a "new to us" Car!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

A very very very long trip!

Picture this:

We were moving our stuff from California to Washington. My brother Jordan filled his entire truck, every available space. We filled out entire car. From California to Utah we forgot one small thing, our car doesn't have a heater. This didn't affect us in the warm California fall, but on our 9 hour drive from Orange County to Provo (in the middle of the night) we were afraid we might freeze. Or should I say we were afraid Emree might freeze.

Sad to say, this story only gets worse.

We spent a few days in Utah and then we added a U-Haul full of stuff on to the back of Jordan's truck. We then put Ty in our car alone (because of the lack of heat) filled the rest of the car and hopped into Jordan's truck for a 12 hour trip.

We only made it to Treemonton. The car broke down at 6 o'clock p.m., just in time for all of the mechanic shops to be closed. Two hours later we abandoned it for someone to look at in the morning. Ty hopped into the warm truck with the rest of us and off we went.

Sad to say, this story gets worse.

We got to the Blue Mountains and found our selves out of gas between LaGrande and Pendleton. We had such short notice that we didn't quite get the truck off the road. It was lightly snowing and 2 am. The car died and so we couldn't turn on the hazards so the boys headed out to flash their phones. They were trying to get the Semi trucks to notice the car and someone to stop. A snow plow man, 5 gallons of gas, a jump, lots of prayers, and one and a half hours later. We were back on the road.

Glad to say, this story doesn't get worse.

We made it!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Cute as can BEE!

Or at least we think so!

Emree, Ty and I dressed up for a trunk or treat. I have been waiting for Halloween since the days she was born. Nothing is cuter then babies in costumes!

This is her with Mandi!

Brian refers to this picture as "EmBEE!"

We can't wait to put this costume back on for Halloween.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Dr. Andre!

We are feeling ...
Awesome, Blissful, Cheerful, Delighted, Enthusiastic, Freaked out, Gratitude, Happiness, In seventh heaven, Jolly, ticKled, Loved, over the Moon, on cloud Nine, On top of the world, Peaceful, Quiet, Radiant, Satisfied, exhilarated, Thrilled, Unbelieving, joVial, Wonderful, joYful and amaZed.

Ty was accepted to both A.T. Still University (Mesa) and R.V.U. (Denver). "Dr. Dre is in da' House!"
I love you Ty.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

All Moms.

All moms think their kids are the cutest.
All moms think their kids are the smartest.
All moms think their kids are the sweetest.

Emree is the cutest, and the sweetest . . . but she is a little slow.

She will be 8 months on Sunday. Tonight I saw her scoot!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Interview October!

Ty's interviews are our life right now. We have been to two different states and last week Ty went to his first interview with out us and his third state. Denver was his final destination. He flew in the morning and back in the evening, but he seemed to have a wonderful day. The funny thing is Denver has always been Ty and my's inside joke. Ty loves California and I love Moses Lake, or we both just like being close to our families. We knew we would have a hard time picking a final place to end up and so we have always joked that it would be Denver. Meanwhile, neither of us had really been to Denver or had a connection there. Funny story, Ty loved it. Maybe it will be our new home... we will see.

Emree and I drove with Ty to Sacramento, another first for me. We had so so so much fun. Kristy Earl got us a hotel that was across the street from UC Davis. It was perfect because Ty walked to his interview! We spend our first day in Sacramento in "Old Sacramento." We did a scavenger hunt (made for kids older then Emree, but younger then us) and had a blast just looking around. Ty is so fun to go sight seeing with because he just makes me laugh. He will talk to anyone and everyone and he loves looking for clues.

Here is the school and Ty at it. On the day of his interview it rained the hardest it had ever rained in Sacramento since 1962. Just our luck!

Sometimes part of being married means you get to be supported and in some instances you need to be the one supporting the other. Ty wants to be a doctor more than anything and I just want to see him achieve that. This interview process has been one of ups and downs, but one with constant prayer.WE have grown closer to each other and realized that we don't care about the school, we want to go where the Lord wants us, but we do want to go somewhere. Ty needs your love and prayers. We need them. Ty has always been by my side and I am so thankful to be by his!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Would you like to swing on a star?

Who doesn't love a sunny afternoon at the park? It was Emree's first time on the swings, slide and more! Sometimes it is just nice to get out of the house.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

"Look Outside!"

I am finally getting to posting Arizona! We went to Arizona last weekend and had a wonderful time.

The night before we left Tyler lost $20 and we were pretty sad. We were searching high and low for it and then Brian sent us a text saying, "Look Outside below your window." Ty wandered out our front door and were surprised by this...

Tyler then texted Brian and asked how he knew the money was there. But I guess what he really wanted us to see was this!

Thanks Andres! We loved our snacks.

Ty had interview number two at ATSU in Mesa, Arizona. The school has a wonderful campus and he looked pretty dang good at it, if I do say so myself. He felt like the interview went really well and Arizona looked pretty good to Em and I.

We stayed at the Andre's friends the Wardrops. They have a wonderful home and it was so fun to meet them. Here is Tami and Emree.

We also hung out with some of our friends from Africa. My friend Stacey has a little boy Camden who Emree spent some time with. Camden is 3 months older and way more advanced. He is a cutie and it was fun to see him.

The car ride was a little longer, but once again it was fun to go on a little adventure with Ty.

Ty will interview at Midwestern in Glendale, Arizona later this month. We checked out their campus while we were there... which one does he look better at?

I am so proud and excited for Tyler and this stage in his life! He is so talented and I can not wait to watch him succeed (got to brag about my honey)!