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We are a family of 5 that moved from California to Arizona about 8 years ago. We love it here! We love to watch movies, enjoy the great outdoors when it's not blazing hot, play sports, hike, ride bikes and spend time together! Life is awesome and we wish the same to all of you!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Cousin Jeff's Wedding

The big day arrived! It was an intimate gathering of family and a few close friends. The day was beautiful and the weather held out. I had over 400 pictures to choose from, but here are a few from the day.



Cousin Jeff with wedding party








Here comes the groom












Here comes the bride









Jeff & Stacy. They looked gorgeous!













The noose, I mean rings!









Holly and cousin Lilly












It's official. Congratulations guys and welcome to the family Stacy! We are so happy for you both!







Pretty girls: Gaga J with granddaoughters Aislinn & RJ












Grandma B'Ann and grandaughter Lilly.











Yummy!











Conlan surrounded by the beautiful ladies









Conlan kept Lilly busy so mom and dad could eat and circulate with the guests. He is such a great helper!










Up to mischief. Conlan and RJ were going around opening the favor boxes and eating the chocolates. For those of you that were missing your chocolates, you now know who the culprits were!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Constitution Day

This past Thursday Conlan's school celebrated Constitution Day. Mommy gets to be the room mom for his class, so we made 72 red & blue cupcakes w/ white star cutouts (forgot to take a picture, oops). We also created a game called Constitution Bingo. Just like regular bingo, but instead of spelling out the word bingo we used pictures related to the constitution. Conlan wore red, white & blue and we spiked his hair with red & blue hair gel! We had so much fun and the kids loved it. We had a bunch of pictures, but due to school policy we cannot post the other kids on our blog. You'll just have take our word on it! Happy birthday constitution!

Conlan sporting a cool patriotic hairdo



Here are some of the flags the kids made. We are still finding glitter everywhere!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Hi Everybody

Mom was making Constitution Day cupcakes for Conlan's class and Aislinn decided to wave to everything. It is too cute to watch her. Check it out in the video below!

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Thursday, September 10, 2009

Goldfield Ghost Town

This past weekend, Labor Day, we decided to go exploring. Conlan decided he wanted to go looking for ghosts. He has been watching the show "The Othersiders". It is about 5 teenagers who go ghost hunting with all of the high tech equipment. Mom has to admit that she enjoys the show too! We decided to start with the local ghost town, Goldfield. It is a fun thing to do on a liesurely afternoon. We went searching around town, trying to coax the ghosts to get into our pictures, no luck. One of the stores we talked to a local gal who had heard lots of stories and even had a picture of the local ghost. We also found a book about local ghosts and their stories. We went to dinner and read through some of them. Conlan thought they were pretty scary. We have a feeling our ghost hunting days are over, but it was a fun afternoon!






Conlan cooling off at the water tower. It is still blazing hot out here!










One of the many reasons we love living out here. This is a view of the Superstition Mountains from Goldfield. There are a lot of legends in them thar hills surrounding the Lost Dutchman Mine.








Trying to get the ghost to come out, come out wherever you are! No luck.








It was a beautiful day!





Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Museum of Art

This past weekend we took a trip to the Phoenix Art Museum. After all of these years, we had never been to see it. It was Jenna's request before her schooling starts on Thursday. For those of you who don't already know, Jenna will be going back to school. She got accepted into the Academy of Art University and will be getting her degree in Interior Architecture and Design. Lucky for her that she can do it all online cause the school is located in San Francisco, California! This last weekend was the big hurrah before her nose hits the grindstone. It was a fabulous weekend hanging out with each other with a lot of laughter and fun too! Below are a few of the pictures we got during our trip!


We discovered a fantastic artist by the name of Philip C. Curtis, who turns out was a resident artist of the Phoenix area until 2000. He had a large exhibit and we all fell in love with his work.
Conlan and Aislinn even enjoyed it!












Another one of Curtis' paintings. It is very dream like and taps into surrealism and the victorian era. Love it!











This is the restaurant at the museum, for fear of looking too touristy we decided to just get a picture of the sign. One word for this place...delicioso!









After lunch we had to get all of our energy out. Nothing better than a game of tag on the lawn!








So sweet!

Aisy's 6 Month Pictures

The old saying "better late than never" certainly works for this entry. I am finally getting to put these up. I know, Aislinn is almost 8 months old. For the cute factor alone we wanted to share with all of you our little fairy princess' photo session. Enjoy!