Monday, March 29, 2010

March Madness

March truly has been Mad! We have been so busy playing. I feel ridiculous to complain about being tired when all I have done is play but I really do feel so worn out. Thanks to family for all of the fun visits and trips. Get prepared for a picture overload.

Porter got his Graduation gift early because he claims "this is the time of year he could enjoy his bike" Spoiled!!! Doesn't he look like a little boy at Christmas. I have never seen him study something so intensely. :) Thanks Mom and Dad. You are too kind.

Yesterday was our "Easter Sunday" so she could wear her little Easter dress.

Monty and Kendra came to visit this weekend when Mark, Marsha, and Gunner came. The babies had fun rolling around and poking each other's eyes out :)
We had lots of fun playing at the park and eating pizza with the kids.

My whole family ran in the "Susan's Run" this past Saturday. Susan was our second cousin. She did last year of colon cancer at age 25. Such a sad story. It was fun to support their foundation and for our whole family to run. This is me on the last mile. Thanks for the lovely picture Britt :) j/k

Porter coming in on the last leg as well. He ditched me! Way to go babe. You did awesome!

Before the run.

In our "family power" uniforms. ha.

Gunner and Malli playing "catch"

Bryn, Malli, and Dayton playing in the doll house. It is so cute how they are old enough to all sit and play together now. I am sure we will have may eventful times ahead with these 3!

Mallory at the Easter Pageant.

At the Easter Pageant.

Mom and the girls making easter egg dippers

I took Mom coupon shopping. We had so much fun spending a the whole week together! Thank goodness for her week off work. We loved all the fun times.

Mallory and I tagged along with my parents and went up to St. George to visit my Grandparents. It was lots of fun but we sure did miss Porter. Poor guy was pretty lost without us too :) haha

Me outside the St. George temple

Mom and I did a session at the temple. It was beautiful

I learned how to clap!

Clapping with grandma

Mallory loves dogs. She had so much fun with my grandparent's dog, Twoie. They became quite the little buddies.

Roger and Jen (my aunt and uncle) came to St. George too and we all went up to Zion's National Park for a nice hike. Mallory loved it. Thank goodness for everyone helping me carry her in the pack.

Enjoying the fruits of our labors at the top of the hike.

Dad taking his shift packing Malli along.

Uncle Roger helped out too.

Malli loved Grandma and Grandpa's pond and fountains in the backyard. The weather was so beautiful there.

At Grandma and Grandpa's watching the BYU game.

Misti and Stratton came to visit.

We went to a spring training game with Misti and Stratton.

On Dad's work bucket.

Mallory working with Porter to clean out the truck.

The kids on St. Patty's Day.

We went up to Snowflake for a visit. Malli had fun playing with Grandma & Grandpa Caldwell.

Playing with cousin Brewer.

Mom and Dad took us up to eat at Red Devil in Show Low.

I think we saw every one of our grandparents, parents, siblings, in-laws, nieces, and nephews over these past 2 weeks with the exception of Taylor who is on his mission (and will be home in 4 months!). Family is the best! We love you all!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Missing you

Mallory and I are hanging in Utah. We miss our hubby and Daddy so. Love you Porter. See you in 2 days! Xoxoxoxo

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Sister...

Is Amazing!!!
First of all, I love her so dang much. She has always looked out for me my whole life. I remember when we were growing up she would always invite me to go places with her and her friends and was never ashamed of her little sister tagging along. She has been such a great example to me and I have always desired to following in her footsteps. Everyday she calls me, asking if I need her to get me something at the store, or she invites me to go on outings with her and her kids or involves me in any little project she is doing. Despite her being so sick these past 6 months she hasn't ceased to amaze me. We continue to pray that she will improve and feel better soon. She does so much for me, her family, and her calling in church. She is truly always thinking of others. Just last week she made these really cute time capsules for her kids so, of course she helped me make one for Mallory. Since we had the cannery's canner we put little keepsakes and letters from the kids parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents in the capsules (#10 cans) and sealed them for our kids to open them when they turn age 18. I thought is was such a cute idea. On top of all of this, she has been creating beautiful invitations, announcements, cards, etc for so many people. She recently created a blog showing some of her work so keep her in mind if you need an invite or announcement. I love everything she has done for us. Below are just a few samples. Her new blog is
Love you so much Britt. You are the best Sister, Sister-in-law, and Aunt to us!!!
This was Malli's birth announcement she made.

This was my baby shower invite she made.

Here is the lable she made for Brynlie's time capsule. She made one for Mallory and Dayton's too.

Pictures of the kids time capsules before we sealed them up.

One of the finished capsules.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Little Snowball

My little snowball all ready for church. What is up with this rain in the desert? We are loving it and we get to bundle Mallory up for a change.

The Children's Museum in Phoenix was free on Friday night. I have been a bit crazy with my coupons and free places to hit up lately so when Britt called telling us about the free night at the museum we were game. We waited for over an hour to spend only 20 or 30 minutes in a jam packed museum which Malli was too young to enjoy, but we sure did have a good time! Pictures of Porter and Mallory exploring.

All tuckered out and ready to go home.
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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

8 months

This pictures is what we learned to do in my photoshop class today. So fun.
Mallory is now 8 months old. She is growing up too fast. I feel like I have a little buddy all the time. Yesterday I dropped a strawberry on the floor and she started busting up laughing. So, I died laughing at her reaction and we laughed together for 10 or 15 minutes. I love all the life, love, and happiness she brings to our home. She babbles all day long. Mama, Dada... and many other unrecognizable sounds. We can't wait for so many more fun days to come. Love you Malli.