Monday, December 21, 2009

Dolphin Habitat and Secret Garden

Oh Track Break....why are you so long????
Carlee and Katie are on Track break from Thanksgiving to January 4th. It is a little long, and the girls have even been telling me they are bored. Are you kidding me? When I was a kid, I went and played and found things to do. Now I have to sit and entertain my kids because they get bored so easily.
Jen and I decided it would be fun to take our kids to Dolphin Habitat and Secret Garden at the Mirage. We got up, got ready and drove out there. It was the kids' first time inside of Mirage. They loved the big fish tank behind the hotel registration desk. They sat and watched all the fish there for about 15 minutes. Then we went out to the back. It was so fun. The dolphins swam around and played with their trainers. The kids loved it. They sat and watched the dolphins forever. We then walked over to the Secret Garden to see what they had there. Those white tigers are BEAUTIFUL!!!! And HUGE!!!!
All in all we had a great field trip. The kids had fun and they weren't bored!!! Mission accomplished.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


This past weekend, we went to Arizona for Greg and Sarah's wedding. They got married in, Mesa Temple, and had their reception in Sarah's parents' backyard. Everything was so beautiful!!!! It was about 90 degrees outside on Saturday. It was a perfect day for a wedding. Sarah looked beautiful. Her dress was gorgeous, and my girls told me that's the kind of dress they want when they get married. Katie even told us that she is going to marry Jackson.
The reception was so much fun. Everyone had a great time. I loved that Drazen took Carlee out and danced with her. And I love that all of the cousins went on the dance floor and danced. It was so fun to see our family that we don't get to visit often because they moved so FAR AWAY from us. We loved seeing our friends that we don't get to see often because they moved SO FAR away from us. And for those of you that couldn't make it, you were missed.The food was great. The backyard was beautiful. They had a live band. And for those that know Greg and Sarah, the reception was them to a T!!! They had a rice krispies cake (Greg LOVES rice krispies), a candy bar with about 8 or 9 different types of candies with baggies next to them (the kids were loving it), and desserts they liked. Everything was perfect!!! It was THE BEST wedding!!! Greg looked so handsome. I still cant' believe that our little Greggy is married. He is Jeff's youngest brother, and I have known him since he was about 12. I still think of him that young. We are so protective of him and we think of him as one of our own kids. We are so happy for him, and that he found Sarah. She is an amazing girl, and she truly makes Greg happy!!! We love you both and we are so excited for you to start this new chapter in your lives together. CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!


Friday, October 16, 2009


Jeff and I celebrated 14 blissful years October 6th. For our anniversary, we thought it would be fun to go somewhere. So, we packed our bags, booked our flight, and hotel room (the night before we left) and on October 9th flew to Seattle for the weekend. Neither of us had ever been there, so we thought it would be fun to go. We had so much FUN!!! We took our first cab ride ever to the hotel, and from there we walked everywhere!!!! We spent half a day Friday and ALL day Saturday, just walking and sightseeing. It was so nice, we didn't have to worry about running here or there. Friday night, we met Jeff's friend for dinner. He took us to a restaurant where we can see the whole city at night!!!! The view was amazing!!!!!!
Saturday, we got up, and walked to the Space Needle. The view from there - WOW!!!!! AMAZING!!!!!! From the Space Needle, we walked to Pike's Place, and then to Pioneer Square. Pike's Place was great. There was so much to see. I was so amazed at everything, but probably at all the FRESH CUT flowers that were SO CHEAP!!! I wanted to bring bouquets home so bad. I so wish there was a way!!!! I wish we had that here!!!! Saturday evening we went to see Couple's Retreat!!! I thought the movie was hilarious!!!!
Sunday, we walked to the bookstore and just hung out til it was time to leave. I was really sad to leave, but excited to come home and see the kiddies.
Seattle is an amazing city!!! I loved all the fall colors. It was beautiful!!!!
The trip was awesome!!! Jeffy, thank you so much for everything that you do for our family. You are amazing, and I love you so much.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Miley Cyrus Concert

Katie and I went to Miley Cyrus concert. It was so much fun, and I am so glad that Kristen called me with two extra tickets at the last minute. We were at Braxton's game, when Kristen called me and told me that she just got 5 tickets, and if one of my girl's and I wanted to go. Carlee was out of town with her Girl Scout troop so Katie and I drove home real fast, changed our clothes, and rushed to Thomas and Mack. We got there just as Miley took the stage. The concert was fun and we had a great time. Katie loved it. It was her first concert! Thanks so much for thinking of us Kristen.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009


Drazen turned 14 on September 7th. He wanted a party at the park with about 20 of his "closest" friends. Everyone had a great time. The boys, big and small, played baseball, football, and frisbee golf.
Drazen is 14??!!! Need I say more??????????

Drazen, happy birthday. Dad and I wish you a happy birthday, and hope that all of your wishes come true. We love you so much. Thank you for being you!!! You are turning into a GREAT young man!!!! Love, Mom and Dad

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

First Day of School!

Well... the first day of school, went great. This year our family has gone through a few changes. Drazen is a freshman at Sierra Vista HS, Braxton is in 6th grade at Faiss MS, Carlee is in 4th and Katie is in 1st grade at William Wright ES. ALL OF MY BABIES ARE IN SCHOOL!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!! I can't believe it. Jeff and I now have at least one child in elementary, middle and high school!! Where has the time gone??!!!
The kids all love school. They all have great teachers. I am very happy about that. And they are all doing great. Drazen is soooooooo busy, by the time he gets home, he just wants to take a shower, eat and go to bed. He starts his day off early. Jeff drives him and a couple of his buddies to seminary at 5:30am, then he has school from 7-1:30pm, and then baseball practice from 1:30-5pm.
Braxton has joined a baseball club team. He really wanted to try out all summer and we finally gave in. That is super busy, but good busy. He is really enjoying it.
Carlee is in gymnastics, and loving it. Right now it's recriational, but she is really hoping to do eventually end up in competetive soon.
Katie is still in ballet, and she loves it.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Del Mar - Part 2!!!

Del Mar '09!!!

Kristen and I have been trying to go to the beach basically ALL summer!!!! Our wish finally came true, and last week we packed up our families for a five day trip to good ole' Del Mar!!!! We had a BLAST to say the least!!!!A few nicknames were born at the beach. LaJolla and Munchies were just a couple during our "friendly" games of hearts!!! The weather was GREAT, kids were FANTASTIC, and everyone had FUN!!!!! What more could you ask for???!!!!! Our daily routine was to get up, eat breakfast, put on bathing suits, get COVERED in sunblock, make lunches and go down to the beach!!!! Boogey boarding, and jumping the waves of course was a must on daily basis. The kids loved making sand castles, and digging. Jeff of course fished, and even talked Ty into it. He now swears that Ty "loves fishing"!!!! On Tuesday we closed the beach DOWN!!!! We stayed there till about 7pm. After the beach, we would come upstairs, the kids and dads would go into the pool until dinner was ready, and then the kids would shower and put on their pj's. One day they even asked me why did they bother bringing any clothes if they are only wearing pj's.