Thursday, November 17, 2011


I've always wanted a Christmas village. You know the miniature porcelain houses and churches with little lamp posts? Just always wanted one. Well found part of one at a yard sale and was gonna buy it...then the thought popped into my head, is this too grandma? So I asked my sisters Bethany and Rhianna. They told me to buy it. I did, and didn't regret it until I went shopping later with Bethany and she somehow convinced me to buy a sweater that was too small. We came home and couldn't stop laughing... Her husband Brian looked at us like we were crazy. I think I am a little. I now own a sweater that is too small, and I think the only explanation is that my sister who I must trust ALOT told me to buy it. So I guess what I'm asking is. Elissa, Kaelie? Are Christmas villages okay to own?!

Also pumpkin patch, and Halloween.

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Saturday, October 1, 2011

General Conference

yes, our mattress has been pulled into our living room. in our house, it has holiday status! we are so blessed. i am so grateful.

Sunday, August 21, 2011


This is our new favorite!
My sister Bethany had an extra bike trailer so we inherited it (thank you thank you). lucky us! Who wants to come? there's an extra spot next to evie? any little cousin takers?


Friday, August 19, 2011

To remember

These are the pics from our trip in San Diego! with our awesome friends Landon and Kelsey... And thanks to some amazing grandparents we were able to leave our babies for a weekend. I had an epiphany while I was away... Summer is so fun for people who don't live in az. You get to leave your house! We snorkeled, we shopped, we visited the Mormon battalion center (highly recommend it!!) went to seaworld, and even explored an old "haunted" house. We ate at some delicious places including ghiradellis icecream parlor! Had some good laughs and stopped every hour so Troy could go to the bathroom... We loved it! But I loved coming home to evie the most. It was so weird not having her with me... Were all back together and back to "doin what we do"... This


Taco bell



Pond swimming


Dressing up

And stickin our belly out...

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

June till now

Mainly we've just been settling in, running errands, and hangin out with the fam. I don't like hot but I do like chillin and lazy days, so summer I guess has it's pros. Here's what we've been up to...nothin big... but that's how I like it lately.
This is Evie's new favorite hangout. She empties the drawers and then sits in them. I've developed an "I don't care" attitude about it.
Her famous fake cry. Famous to Troy and I anyway.
Random. Bought these cookies and when I opened them there was a bite taken out of one of them. We were boggled.

I take back what I said about the drawers. THIS is Evie's new favorite hangout. She loves it!

cousin caleb came to visit, and it happened to be his birthday. Naturally, we had a pool party.
I'd like everyone to meet Evie and Caleb, because this is how they are in real life. exactly

For the 4th, we went to Taylor again. We loved it again; beautiful weather, big 4th of July celebration, and lots of family. Evie was mesmerized by the rodeo for about 1 half hour. Then she wanted to roam the stands and sit on anyone and everyone's lap.
Don't worry we fixed it... we fed her tons of Taylor taffy (alliteration not intended) to keep her still. My Mom Medal is on it's way in the mail im sure.
rodeo grounds
just evie
We Love the USA!!!
evie on lap
family shot
Troy, Whitney, and Evie Elizabeth