Sunday, November 23, 2014

Quick trip to CA!

We took a quick little trip over to California for a few days to go to Disneyland and spend some time with Mimi and Papa. California never disappoints!

Sunday, November 9, 2014


 Wyatt surprised Crew one Sunday and took him to the Cardinals game...not only did he take him to the game but he got them 1st row seats. Wyatt said he was in heaven the whole time. Crew and Hudson are so lucky to have a daddy like Wyatt.

Monday, October 13, 2014

Hudson is 6!

Sunday night we had dinner and dessert at our house with the Dannels side of the family. We also celebrated Papa D's birthday which was on the 10th.

I brought in donuts per Hudson's request to his class on his birthday

Kruz Cullimore & Hudson

Hudson & Parker Allen

Madden Brimhall, Kruz Cullimore, Hudson & Parker Allen

Hudson came home from school to his presents

He LOVED his new bike!

Birthday party with, water slide, sports court and cupcakes

Sunday, October 5, 2014

A Utah kind of Fall Break...

We were lucky enough to get our family pictures taken while in Utah by the talented Heather Telford
The boys wanted to check out where the Cougars play football for future reference...;)

Heading up on the chair lift to ride the Alpine Slide

Alpine Coaster

Corn Belly's

Sunday we went to a gorgeous park to let the kids play

Temple Square

The Red Iguana...overrated in my book

Farr's Ice Cream

Had to stop by Swig to see what all the hype was...pretty dang good!

Grateful our family is forever.

Met up with everyone for dinner at Cafe Rio after our family pics

Love all these cute cousins

Matching Frozen jammies

The new Provo Temple


We had such a great time in Utah visiting the Zurchers for our fall break. The kids kept telling us that they wanted to move to Utah. They loved it there! They especially loved Dallas and Jessica's new "huge" home that was "3 stories". We tried packing in as much as we could while we were there since we don't visit Utah that often. We even got to meet up with our good friends the Swindlehursts at Cornbelly's for a night of fall fun. It was a great trip and I think we may have started a little new tradition.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Girl Time

The day after I got home from New York I took my little Navy bean to get a manicure and pedicure with me. Navy was so still the whole time and was loving being pampered. I see many more of these mommy + Navy dates in the future. I love having this little gem of a best friend. XOXO

Thursday, September 18, 2014


On our way to the big apple!

waiting for our taxi driver at the JFK airport

Elevator selfie in our Empire Hotel

Right outside The EMPIRE Hotel

Shake Shack was a must before our broadway play Phantom

Times Square

Sara Beth's for Breakfast was one of our faves

Central Park Zoo (I took this for the kids bc this same entrance is on one of their favorite movies, Madagascar)

Central Park...we rented bikes & rode around the entire park making some stops along the way

Inside the MET

For my Huddie

Rockerfeller Center

Mindy & I in front of the Plaza Hotel (where Kevin in Home Alone 2 stayed)

central park

Levain Bakery is a must stop if in NYC. There cookies are AMAZING and huge!

Stopped for banana pudding from Magnolia's Bakery one night

waiting for the Subway

you can see in the top left of the picture the red neon lights...our hotel name...HOTEL EMPIRE

We found this cute children's boutique and of course I had to get a pic

Top of the Rock was awesome! The views up there were unreal.

LEGO store stop for my boys

American Girl Place stop for my Navy naves

Republic Noodle House was by far my favorite meal in the city. Delicious food!!

Ground Zero was heartbreaking to visit. So sad that this terrible event had to happen to our country and change so many peoples lives.

The displays and audio tour inside the new museum were heartbreaking

Statue of Liberty

This was the only tree that survived on the grounds from 9/11

Must get a pic with a NYC Fireman

Serendipity Frozen Hot Chocolate

Trying to get on camera for GMA

Had to stop and play around in FAO Schwarz. WE had a blast and bought our kids way too much!

LDS NYC Temple

I spent almost a week in NYC with Jenn Jensen, Heidi Sandford and Mindy Colwell. We stayed at Hotel Empire and were non stop go-go-go. I think we fit in almost everything we wanted while we were there. We ate the most delicious food, shopped a lot, saw the Phantom of the Opera, people watched and even got a late night massage at a random hole in the wall. It was a fabulous girls trip that I will remember forever!!