Monday, November 15, 2010


Scott as usual did a great Halloween write up on our web page.  You can see it here at

And just for a sneak preview....

Now go to the web page for the rest of the photos, and Scott's insightful commentary.

Fall Update

As you all know, if there's something I do consistently, its neglecting my blog.  So here's a update to let you all know what we've been up to. 

We sent the boys back to school.  Michael is attending a uniformed charter school.  The work is challenging... but he is excelling.  Mathew is back at his preschool, and he is doing great.  His speech is improving all the time.

Macey and I have had plenty of Mommy/Daughter time.  And she has turned into an excellent shopping buddy.
We also got to take a trip to San Diego to meet up with our good friends Al and Alyssa.  We got to spend some time at Balboa Park, the Beach, visiting some very interesting places to eat, and even got to watch some football just like the old days.

Yeah... That's right... Scott and I showed our AZ pride while we were in Cali!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween?- Halloween 2010 written by Scott

"Everybody say Cheese!"
Halloween can be so depressing, it seems! This year it pits brother against brother, and brother versus sister. Batman must attempt to maintain justice and civility in the company of Dracula and the Wicked Queen. No wonder everyone appears so somber and forlorn, for tonight's outcome is veiled in uncertainty. matter what happens tonight...Sara did an excellent job, yet again, making these amazing costumes.

 "I vant to trick or treat"
Dracula shows off his cape, fanged teeth, and amulet.

"That's as evil as it gets"
This wicked queen has quite the sinister smile to accompany her elegant dress.

"we want to pump... you up"
 Batman seeks assistance from his cousin, Wolverine. It's about to get real fighty, real fast.

 "Michael and Autumn"
Batman's not the only one with friends. Dracula happens to know a neighborly witch.

"Dracula up to no good"
Oh no! Dracula already has the upper hand. He appears to be taunting Batman with a candy bowl.

"Quick! to the batmobile"
Batman narrowly escapes from the wicked queen before she can seize his candy bag.

 "Matthew and Ryland"
Batman realizes he may even need the help of a loyal pirate friend tonight.

 "Where to find more MeM's?"
Now that Batman has escaped, the queen will have to find her precious MeM's elsewhere.

"victory walk"
Dracula appears quite content with the spoils from tonight's exploits.

"I think she likes Halloween"
Wait...look at that smile. Maybe she's not so wicked after all.

"Trunk o Treat 2010"
Other than the skeleton losing his head, the annual trunk-or-treat was a success.

"another awesome carving"
Another Halloween finally comes to a close, and the pumpkin monster picks his nose?

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Oh what do we do in the Summertime?

We have cousins over for swimming
We Slip n Slide

We try to watch fireworks
We do some synchronized diving

We swim in swim meets

We watch swim meets
We go to more swim meets

We lose teeth
We fall asleep 

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Painting Projects

Last week I took on some painting projects around the house.
I painted this sign for Scott to take the the Suns/Spurs game.

Then I decided I was tired of looking at where my wonderful children had colored on my uncleanable flat paint, and decided to do something about it.

I thought I should finally hang up the family pictures we took forever ago too.

Things are finally starting to look nice around here.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Bad Blogger

Once again I've neglected my poor sad blog. This time it's been about seven month's since I've posted anything. So let's get caught up.

In December we...

Had the Johnson Family Reunion in Sedona.

Had a nice Christmas

In January we...

Visited the Mesa Southwest Museum

Celebrated Matthew's Birthday

In March we....

Visited the Phx Children's Museum

Celebrated Michael's Birthday