Friday, August 30, 2013

Date Night with the Jensens

One of our most favorite couples to double date with are the Jensen's. We always have so much fun with them and usually spend the whole night laughing. Which I think is great therapy! Tonight we went to dinner at Houston's in Scottsdale which wasn't that great actually. And I can say I have NEVER before had a bad experience at Houston's. Our server drove us all nuts, they cleared our plates before any of us were even finished eating and then threw my key lime pie away when they were suppose to be boxing it up. I did get a whole new one to take home though ;) After dinner we went to a comedy club called Jesters and had more fun laughing. Thanks Nate and Jenn for always making it a fun night!

Thursday, August 22, 2013


Cousins reunited!

Birthday celebration for Nicole at FROST

I really really miss living close to them :(

I'm glad I get to live seriously 3 streets away from Sarah

Out for our Saturday without kids...LAST CHANCE??? Yes please!

A trip to AZ wouldn't be complete without Bahama Bucks!

We loved having my mom, Nicole, Tori and Joe out visiting us in Arizona. My mom and sisters helped me with a lot of projects I wanted to get done with my house, we did A LOT of shopping and just hanging out with the kids. All of the kids were just so content with staying home and playing with each other since they hadn't seen each other in awhile. We really miss living close to all our cousins. Crew and Hudson both have said to me that they love living in Arizona but they just wish they lived by their cousins. These kids truly are the best of friends and I love that! They are all going to have such a special relationship since all my sisters and I are so close. Please come visit again soon!!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Fossil Springs Fail

love these boys with all my heart

The Saturday after we finally got our swagger wagon we decided to take it on a little day road trip up to Fossil Springs in Strawberry, AZ.  I never realized how pretty of a drive it is up through Payson. So green with millions of pine trees. When we got to the location we thought the hike to fossil springs started at we were turned away and re-routed to a different entrance. It took us another hour at least to get to the other entrance only to get turned away again! The ranger said that the spring was already at full capacity and that we would have to wait 2 hours for them to let more cars in. At this point the kids were so done being in the car so we decided to just start heading back home. We were so bummed! Wyatt has been wanting to take us here forever! We stopped at Crystal Creek on the way back home and literally as we were parking it starting storming with crazy thunder and lightening. So we let the kids swim in the water for about 20 minutes before it got really bad. They loved it even though it wasn't Fossil Springs. On the way home we stopped at the Outlets in Anthem to make the drive worth it even more. I love Saturdays with my favorite people!!

Friday, August 16, 2013

I caved...

Against my words...I finally caved. I am now a proud owner of a swagger wagon. We're not allowed to call it the V** word. But in all honestly it's the BEST car ever with kids. I am officially converted and am not going back until my kids are older. I figured that there is only this one time in my life when I will have all these littles getting in and out of the car so why not make it easier on them and on me?! The things I can fit in the back is unreal. Space galore, cup holders galore, built in sunscreens, baby mirror....what else does a mom need? I am that Swagger Wagon mom!!!

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Hudson's first day of Preschool

Navy didn't want to be left out ;)

Every photo shoot with Hudson has to include silly faces

This is Hudson's third year of Preschool. Since he doesn't turn 5 until October he missed the cut off for Kindergarten. I am totally fine with this because I honestly don't want my boys to grow up. Hudson goes to preschool at a lady in our wards home who is fabulous!! Hudson absolutely adores her and wishes his school was everyday. There are 13 kids in his class and 9 of them are boys. He's already set up many play dates with his new friends and his teacher even told me that "he's one of her favorites". What a good feeling it is to know your child is loved almost as much as you at school. Yay for Miss Becky's Preschool!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Crew's first day of 1st grade

First time ever riding the bus to school. He couldn't wait!
"Meet the Teacher" night

Crew is so excited to be a San Tan Scorpion!
I can't believe my little boy is already starting 1st grade. I think I'm ready for time to slow down a bit...Crew's new school is San Tan Elementary and he loves that their mascot is the Scorpions. I of course had to buy him a "scorpion" shirt to wear to school on Fridays. Crew loves his new teacher, Mrs. Tapia. She is so sweet and her classroom is decked out! Every last square inch in safari, jungle decor. Crew of course loves that! 
On Crew's first day of school he was so excited to take the bus to school. I was a bit hesitant and nervous to let him go because I was afraid he would get lost once at school and not know where to go but he seemed to manage just fine. I almost was that mom to follow the school bus to school to make sure he knew where he was going. But I figured he could do it, and he did and loved it!

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Moving in...

Getting organized....Navy's closet

the boys closet

pure chaos during the big moving day

first thing hung up in my house from my dear friends Tiffany and Sachia. I had to hang it where I would see it everyday and I truly cherish this and the memories we had in California.

August 1st was our "official" move in day. Since our pods weren't going to be delivered until the 2nd I decided to just take everything from Wyatt's parents house over and start organizing it. I also lined all the cabinets and pantry with non slip liners and did a grocery store run. It was actually nice having most of our clothes organized and put away before all of our big furniture was moved in. We are absolutely loving our house and all of the space we have. It's AMAZING!