May 28
Boxes
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Everything about our lives right now revolves around boxes. Big ones….small ones…some as big as your head! 🙂

We have our box wall…nearest the door to help all of those who are helping us move. We also had a box that was too big for packing anything in that became a toy house….


I threw that one in with my kids and their cousin Gavin (I stole it from your blog mikie and coley) cause it’s so darn cute. They were watching Tom and Jerry.

Jan 6
CT Assignment
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I was so lucky to use Cara Mia’s design, Winter Sparkle, for the first part of January. What a beautiful kit and it was extremely easy to find inspiration!

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Dec 9
Recent Pictures
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K – so I love some really recent pictures that I just had to share. Doesn’t Evie look like the future Mrs. President?

Oct 2
Cutie Pa-tootie!
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I just loved this pic of Gavin – had to put it up, especially so Nicole and Mike could get it. 🙂

Sep 22
BYU Football
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We are so excited that it’s football time again – and wow! BYU has not disappointed us yet. Seriously – 2 (Yes, that’s TWO) back-to-back shutouts so far (we’re hoping for a 3rd in a week and a half!). We are lucky enough to go to Mike and Nicole’s to watch it on tv since we couldn’t afford tickets this year and do not receive it on DISH. Here are a few pics from our BYU time with our family. Gavin is such a cutie! So are my kids! Evie is sporting a new hair style (flat ironed – her request) and Spencer’s picture is my new favorite. He really is a cutie just like his dad! And I hope I didn’t mess up Annette’s picture – the flash reflected in her glasses so I tried getting rid of it. GO COUGARS!

Sep 7
Random Favorites
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I just wanted to upload some random favorites since I’ve been so bad at blogging lately. Enjoy!

Sep 7

We were pleasantly surprised to know that our whole family was going to be here for Gavin’s baby blessing! Matt came out on Thursday, Mom and Dad on Friday, and Brent and Steph on Saturday! Yahoo! Matt, Brent and Steph were only able to stay for a couple/few days but we were still glad to have them around.

After attending my sacrament meeting, we went to Mike and Nicole’s building. Gavin’s blessing was beautiful (given by his daddy) and I teared up being able to be there and see the love that my biggest brother has for his son (such a cool thing!). Afterwards, we headed down to Annette’s for the food and mingling. I brought my camera out half way through so I didn’t get everyone who came.

We also got to see pictures from Stephanie’s trip to Ireland with Vince and his parents. Ireland is gorgeous and really makes me want to extend our (some day) honeymoon to more than just Italy! 🙂 Thanks Steph for sharing with us! It was beautiful and looks like you guys had loads of fun!

I also got to help Brent see what his racecar might look like painted. I never usually get to do anything with Brent so it was really cool to be able to help him (yay for Photoshop!)

Jul 16
Wide Awake
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Here are a few pics of baby Gavin from yesterday. He had his eyes open and oh my goodness! He’s even more cute! I turned the flash off so I didn’t blind the sweet thing, and then lightened the pics, so the quality really isn’t very good…but enjoy them anyway!

Jul 14
New Nephew
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Saturday got us all really excited when Nicole asked questions about the ‘real contractions.’ Of course, I really was only able to tell her what happened with Evie since I had an epidural before the real contractions hit with Spencer (water broke early). It sounded like the same thing so we figured she was in labor. Annette and I (plus my kids) went to dinner with Coley on Saturday night to talk and hang out before she had him. Sunday morning before church I got a text on my phone that they were checked in to the hospital…yay! At 2:50, Mike and Nicole welcomed their beautiful baby boy to this world. He weighed 7 lbs 12 oz and was 20 inches Here are a few pics:

Baby Gavin

Doesn’t she look beautiful! And he is SO cute and sweet!

Gavin placed his hand on Nicole’s – what a sweet moment!

Family Picture

Gavin’s fingers on Mike’s

Proud Papa

Evie loved her new cousin! Kept trying to take him out of my arms so she could hold him herself

Spencer is so excited about Gavin – he really wants to teach him to play soccer…until then, Spencer says Gavin can watch him play until he gets bigger.

We are so excited about this little boy joining our family and we can’t wait to see him grow up! Mike and Nicole are already such great parents and I know they’ll do great! I can’t wait to see what surprises they’re going to get! (Just make sure you don’t put your Oreo bag anywhere near him when you’re changing his diaper! He just might pee in it!) 😉 Love you guys!