Sunday, December 28, 2008



So, I think we figured out the problem with our pictures, so now I will try to be better with posting. Be prepared this is a long one!!! Mostly it's long cause we got a new camera for Christmas and have gone wild with it. So these pictures are some of the first I've played with and I feel clueless, but still think it's fun to mess with. The holiday season has been so fun, it just gets better and better each year. It was all so magical for Maile this year. Her new favorite pretend game is frosty the snowman.

Aaron's parents drove all the way out from Ohio to spend a week with us, so hopefully they felt like their 35 hour drive was worth it, I know we sure did. The girls had so much fun with them and once again it made me homesick to live close to family. Aaron's sister Rachel and her family came down from Flagstaff along with his brother Spencer from Phoenix. So, we had a full little house, but it all worked out and we had a great time. As always with Aarons family we play a lot of games - catch phrase, ping pong, settlers, and dodge ball, had a lot of yummy food, good laughs, and great memories.


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The girls had so much fun with "Grandma and Grandpa Kerr" and their little dog Penny. Maile loved playing games and reading books with Grandma Kerr.


One nice thing about a small town is that the Santa at the mall never had kids there so we'd walk right up and Maile could talk to him forever if we let her. We went a couple of times and she always had so many questions for him, like where's Rudolph? Did you come on your sleigh? Where is Mrs. Claus? she could go on and on. This Santa was at our ward party and she didn't get quite the one on one attention she was used to at the mall but of course she still loved another chance to see Santa.




We made a trip out to Bisbee which is about 30 min away, it is a unique little old mining town. It's fun to walk around and see all the cute little shops and restaurants.



We played dodge ball in the club house which was pretty small, but lots of fun, even if Spencer did win both rounds and was annoyingly cocky about it. At least Settlers was a different story.


The weather was pretty nice for a few days so we took advantage and went swimming a lot and to the park.



Maile played Mary, Spemcer was a Shepard when we acted out the nativity. It was a bit of a challenge with all the kids being under 3, but it was so cute.





The girls got a lot of dress up clothes and other pretend things, cause that is what they love to do all day - pretend.

Although our Christmas present was supposed to be the camera Aaron pulled a sneakdawg and of course went all out like he always does and got me an elipticle. I on the other hand just did what he told me and didn't get him a dang thing. He loves to out due me every year. But I guess I can't complain I love the elipticle! and will put it to good use now that I'm too big to run. So, as for me and the girls we can say it was a very merry Christmas, Aaron may have been a bit disappointed, but he got the camera right?

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Round 3

So I'm still trying to figure out the problem with getting pictures onto the blog, this was an experiement. I wrote this poem forever ago, but I"m so sick of the same post I needed to do something. Hopefully I can get some of our christmas pictures up and give an update from the past 2 months.

I've waited long enough to post this news
20 weeks along and 20 more to cruise

Another little one is on its way
the due date is set for may

Our 2 little girls are so much fun
we are so excited to have another one

I feel great, can't complain
just wish I wasn't growing like a freight train


Monday, November 10, 2008

JP's oops! JM"s wedding

For some reason our computer hasn't been uploading pictures, well I guess it does like every 15th time or neve.r I've lost patience for it. Most of these are from April. I had some good ones, so maybe if I can figure out the problem I'll add more.
Kamaile, Emmy and Abe had a great time in the tub and I got some fun pictures, but Emmy's is the only one that uploaded. Has anyone ever had this problem before? It is so annoying, I might not post until I figure it out, cause it takes forever and it puts me in a bad mood. Anyways......

We all made the treck up to Pheonix last week and spent some time with some of Aaron's family Spencer and Rachel drove down from Flagstaff. It was really fun, we haven't seen Rachel and her family for a while, so it was fun for the cousins to have some playtime. We were able to finally go to the temple, a tennis match with great seats, super fun parks, and of course play lots of Settlers.

Wahoo! JP got hitched this past weekend and it was so fun to see her and some of the BFF girls from Hawaii again, we missed ya Britt and Emily. Aaron had to head back for work on Friday but me and the girls stuck around for Jodi's wedding on Saturday. As you can see Jodi was absolutely gorgeous!!! Maile kept calling her a princess and wouldn't leave her alone.
Good times with these girls - I sure miss ya'll!I promise they told us to look sexy and sassy (which is exactly the look I'm giving).Maile finally got her moment with the princessDances aren't quite the same with kids, but don't you worry I still was able to get a little quality dance time in.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween festivities!!

Jasmine, caterpillar (trash can, pippy long stockings people called me), Baby Bop
We forgot to get a picture with Uncle Spencer which is too bad cause he had a great superhero costume on.


After going to the church for some trunk or treating we hit up the neighborhood and met up with some friends. John, Nya, Sammy, and Ethan
Maile doesn't know when to stop, she loves her treats!!!
Emmy wasn't willing to put forth much effort trick or treating I had to carry her around and hold her bag, but she sure was ready and willing to eat as much of that candy as fast as she could.

Holidays just keep getting more fun the older the girls get. Maile was in a daze, it was like she just couldn't believe what was happening that people would just give her handfuls of candy for saying "trick or treat". Aaron had to work that night, but his brother Spencer came down for a couple of days and was there to go trick or treating with us which made things a bit easier. So, Spencer kept trying to keep her focused on her task of getting the most candy in the fastest amount of time, but every time we would try tell her something it was like she couldn't hear us and she just had this dazed look on her face. She kept going to the wrong houses or walking in the wrong direction. She was funny to watch and of course she loved it! The girls were sugared up and had a hard time getting to sleep that night.

While we did this the kids did this........Since we don't have our nice basement set up like our old house we just moved the projector into our room, the girls think it is the best when we have a movie night with popcorn and drinks on the big screen on our bed.

Of course after last year I don't feel like Halloween is complete without getting in a good pumpkin carving thanks to Allie, Matt, Erin, and John. sure missed you guys this year. Finding a pumpkin in Sierra Vista actually was the biggest problem. We spent hours looking for a dang pumpkin! How ridiculous is that? Well part of the problem is that we

are cheap and don't like to spend much more than $5 on one, so the pumpkin patch seemed a bit too pricey, so we went to all the grcoery stores (4) including the military base one and wal mart. All they had were the tiny ones, so finally after making the rounds we ended up back at the pumpkin patch to fork out the dough. We had a pumpkin carving party, but Spencer and I ended up being the only ones who didn't free hand it. We found patterns and the contest was on. So, which one do you like the best?

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Loved seeing Utah in the fall

This trip showed just how much the girls miss being around grandma, grandpa, the cousins and everyone Fall in Utah is my favorite time of year for many reasons, football, the beautiful weather, the harvest, halloween activities, and of course the beautiful leafs. We stayed long enough to go to 2 football games and fit in plenty of other fun things I've been missing. We had such a great time I wasn't sure I'd be able to come back that is until the snow came on Sunday then heading back to sunny Arizona didn't sound too bad.

Maile is always laughing with uncle Jakey she had so much fun with everyone.

Of course we had to go swimming at our old pool with cousins - the girls loved it!
It was so fun to cheer for Justin

Maile loved going to the football games, her favorite thing is to look for Cosmo and to do the ra ra ra ra ra goooo kicker! We went to Utah State and New Mexico games, which weren't the best for BYU but at least they won (unlike Thursday, I'm still raging mad so I don't want to think about the game). We attempted many times to catch him for a high 5 and finally were able to chase him down for a high 5 and a picture. I love going to football games!

The girls and I couldn't get enough of the never ending garden veggies and fruit, it was heavenly! I've been wanting some a that for way too long. I just love being able to put a whole tomatoe or 2 on everything without skimping. True we all got a little messed up with overendulging, but it was well worth it.

Got to love the Zoo.

One of my favorites - the witches at Gardner Village
Maile couldn't wait to see witchy poo