Thursday, January 14, 2010

Our New Home Finally!

On November 30 we got the keys to our new house and moved in on Dec 1st. We had been living in Payson with my parents since August. I love my parents and am grateful for them letting us have a home to stay in but and glad to finally be in our own. The kids stayed in school up in Payson until the 18th and I worked on unpacking and getting settled. I even painted the kids' rooms. Not a project I will take on again anytime soon. Our home is awesome. Still not completely settled yet. We are still in need of a couple of beds and what not but it is getting there. Unfortunately Daryl is still in Hawaii but hopefully one day soon he will be back to enjoy it with us cuz I don't want to move again for a long time!!


We had a pretty good Christmas. We spent it together in our new house. It was small because moving into a new house at Christmas kind of not a good idea but we still had fun. My brothers were home from the war for a bit and were able to come out. 1st time we have all been together for Christmas in several years. It was great to see them and enjoy company with them for a couple of days. We took family pictures which was a bit caotic but we have them. Jordyn was a baby the last time we had one taken with everybody. ( A few have come and some have gone since then). I love my family and am grateful for the time we had.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Back In Arizona-Blog on Hold

Hi Everyone,
As you can see I haven't updated in a while. We have moved back to Arizona but are still in the process of finding a home and finding Daryl a job here. House hunting is going slower than expected. It is a little depressing at times. Anyway I am on my inlaws computer and we don't have ours hooked up yet to be able to download pictures so it will be a while before I can update. I am praying for sooner than later. Wish us luck and hope to post again soon!!!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Kylyn's 1st Birthday and Memorial Day Celebration

My baby turned 1 year old on Memorial day this year!. We had a BBQ and invited some friends, neighbors and we were fortunate to have Daryl's sister and her family here to share with us, although we missed our family and friends from home. We had a cake just for Kylyn and one for everyone else of course. She had a fun time with that cake although it came back to haunt us that night because it made her sick, but as you'll see in the slide show it was worth it. I still can't believe a year has gone by. It makes me a little sad to see her growing so fast. We will have to celebrate again when we get back to Arizona. Sorry the slide show is a little long but worth it.

More May Day Pictures

May Day Celebration May 8, 2009

On May 8th the kids school put on a May Day celebration. Each of the different grades learned a different cultural dance. I got it on video but I can't figure out how to get the dance from my video camera to my computer so I will have to show it to everyone later. Anyway they did a great job. Bransen kind of forgot his dance a bit but he was really cute. They all did a great job on their dances. I told Jordyn she will have to show everyone how to use poi balls and dance the hula when we get home.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Best Ranger Competition

This past weekend both of my brothers competed in the 2009 Best Ranger Competiton at Fort Benning, GA. It was 3 days of nonstop grueling activities that they had to do. Running, shooting, swimming, land navigation at night, tri tower challenge, helocast, and tons of other things. My brother Dan won the 2002 competition and I believe this was his 4th time competing. It was Troy's first. Anyway they both did awesome. Dan and his teammate placed 2nd and Troy's team placed 8th. My mom and dad were there watching and waiting. They said it was a pretty good nail biting competition. One of these days I will actually get to go watch, but I am really proud of both of them.