Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Happy Independence Day...er weekend!

We spent the 4th of July weekend up at my parent's cabin with almost all my family (we missed you Will, and Jay and family)! Grandpa and Seth took the kids fishing on Thursday and Friday! They had a great time and although neither of my girls caught their own fish, they were okay with that (as was I)! While the kids and men fished on Friday, I enjoyed shopping the boutiques in Show Low with my mom, sister, and Aleia! Saturday (after the Miners and Roberts joined us) we enjoyed the Heber parade in the morning and Taylor Fireworks that evening! We had lots of games, movies, and rediculously delicious FOOD!! I LOVE my family, and I LOVE my country!! So grateful for the freedoms I have and those who have sacrificed everything for me to have those freedoms! Warning...picture overload!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Easter 2011

We had a great Easter! Painted eggs; found eggs and baskets Easter morning; wore cute, CHEAP (spent $5 on each one, tax included, at Kohls!!) dresses to church; went to a BBQ and had FUN at one of Seth's cousin's house (pictures of that are on Ernie's camera that I have yet to steal!); and hosted Easter dinner for my family and Seth's family that evening (dumb camera battery died and I forgot to charge it!)! Here are the pics I did manage to get and yes, those are I love Justin Beiber pj's Sophia is wearing courtesy of Aunt Sheridyn!


Yes, she is totally asleep! She "wears her sunglasses at night!" (insert Corey Hart voice)


A funny story about Julia - Preface: We moved back into our home last April. We originally bought this house in 2004, and when Seth got hired on with Union Pacific, we moved to Tucson in Jan of 2007, then Yuma, then Chandler. We were renting our house out and our renters moved out last Spring. So, Julia was about 18 months when we moved from this home. For her first birthday, she received this:

Little by little, all the coins began disappearing. I thought for sure when we moved I would find them all stuffed under the couch or something, but they never did show up. I assumed Julia had somehow put them in the trash, and they were long gone.

Jump to last winter: It actually got cold enough in Arizona to justify turning on the fireplace (it is a gas powered with a switch)! This wasn't the first time we used it all winter, but I noticed that once again, it had a funky smell. We thought it was either the glue the manufacturer used to put the fake logs together or just the dust and grime that had built up over the years. Seth decided to turn it off, let it cool, open it up, and do some maintenance. Here is what he found when he took the top panel off:

There they are! Melted to a crisp! There is a slot just barely big enough for an 18 month old to slide them right in! Such a stinker! Julia, at age 5, thought it was quite hilarious! Love that girl!!

And, just to keep the stinkerness amongst my kids equal, here is what Sophia did when I asked her to clean her room:

Wow Sophia, it is really clean...or...maybe not so much!

Christmas 2010

Catching up... I hosted Christmas Eve dinner this year for my family and Seth's family. It was great! Once again, I am so glad to have families who all get along so well! We had a great time and delicious Mexican food!! The other pics are Christmas morning at home and Christmas afternoon at Mee-Maw's and G-Dogs (grandma and grandpa Lopez). Love, love, love this season!

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Bah hum bug

This was the first year since Seth and I have been married that I have failed to send out Christmas cards. I would like to thank the miserable cold virus that attacked me for three weeks and then made its way through my family (Sophie and Seth are still fighting it!), finishing and graduating from nursing school (not gonna lie, this is my absolute favorite excuse!!), and the other usual business that the Christmas season brings for my slackerness! (Also, I would like to make a sidenote here that I am so very impressed with my friend Kim who had a baby in early December at her house, no less, and still managed to send out adorable cards!!) I made the card, several weeks ago, but never made it out to get a decent picture to put on it, so here it is with the picture from Sara's wedding.

I hope everyone had a very Merry Christmas! I will post pictures soon of the very special day. I am very grateful for my wonderful friends and family this holiday season and throughout the year. I am always reminded of how truly blessed I am during the holiday season. Such a great opportunity to be reminded of the humble beginnings of the most important Person in my life who has given me the other most important people in my life and the opportunity to be with them forever. Have a wonderful new year friends and family! Love you all! I will leave you with my favorite You Tube on the season! :-) Enjoy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

More Halloween from the party

Gracious Hosts, Tweedle Death and Tweedle Doom!

A bunch of Fancy Nancys!

Sweet Josie Ladybug!

Big freaky babies, Seth and Eli

I am going to be a great nurse!

Leah and shy Audra

Melissa the cowgirl! Gidee-up!

Sophia looking like she is in trouble...and she would have been had mom seen the tear in her dress, but that wasn't until later!

Newsies! They just happened to show up wearing the same costume, and they were both so great!

Brandon as Mario! Lots of room for candy in that belly!

Tyler as Dracula! Ty was such a great helper at the party! Thanks Ty!

Dallas as Yo Gabba Gabba's DJ Lance Rock!!

Will as a 70's b-baller! He is still single ladies! Look at those hot buns! Must be a Bradshaw thing! Lol!

Oh my gosh, I can't believe it! Amy as the double rainbow! (You Tube it! Hilarious!)

More Fancy Nancies! So cute!

Joe is scared of the camera person. It was Ernie afterall!

Grandma helping Julia get ready for some Bingo!