Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Check out these swings!

Junior Golf Clinic

The boys have been participating in the Jr. Golf Clinic at a local golf course.  This is Payton's first time at trying out the game of golf.  Camden is quickly becoming a pro.  I can't believe how good he is!  Matt thinks Camden will be better than him by the end of the summer.

Splish Splash!

The pool is up and the sun is out!  The kids could not wait to get in the pool!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Having a ball...

Our local bowling alley offered a Kids Bowl Free program for the summer.  You register your kids and they can bowl 2 free games everyday during the summer!  How could we go wrong with that offer?  We decided to take our first outing while the local kiddos were still in school.  We were the only ones bowling for a while. It was a blast!

Go D-backs!

We decided to take a quick road trip to go and visit Aunt Rachel in Denver and watch the Diamondbacks play the Rockies.  We had a great time watching baseball and eating junk food!

You are my Sunshine

This little girl is a ray of sunshine.  She gets so excited over the smallest things and I love that about her.  I found this art easel at a garage sale for $5.  It has provided hours of entertainment already.  She sings as she draws and colors.  It's so sweet.  We just purchased her first set of paints as well and will be trying those out in the next day or two!

Family Night: Super Hero Style

For Family Night this week, we planned Super Hero Night.  We made a Superman and Captain America pizza, ate on Batman plates, drank out of an assortment of Super Hero cups, got Batman tattoos, wore Super Hero attire and watched The Incredibles. We can run with a theme! By far, one of our favorite family nights!!!
Getting our tattoos

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Mother's Day

I can remember since I was little that I could not wait to become a mom.  I love that I get to stay at home and invest in the lives of my kids everyday.  I can't wait to see what their futures hold.

For Mother's Day, we went and had a picnic near the river and then walked alongside the river.  It was a beautiful day...not too hot and no wind (rare this time of year in NM).  We had a great day!

More news from the soccer field

We had a big weekend in soccer!  Maylee Grace scored 3 goals and Payton scored 3 goals.  He was awarded a medal for being an unselfish player.  He was quite proud of it.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Take me out to the ball game.....

For Camden's birthday, we took he and two of his friends to the afternoon Isotopes game.  They had a great time.  We had a hot dog lunch and even splurged for a funnel cake for the boys to share.  It was a fun day!
John Michael, T.J. and Camden

Cinco de Mayo!

We have a week of celebrations at our house this week.  It started with our anniversary.  Then, we got to celebrate my birthday and Camden's birthday and then, Mother's Day in a few days.  It's a busy week at our house!  On my birthday, we enjoyed having my parents in town and got to have lunch at Genghis Grill (my pick).  In the evening, we celebrated as a family at Chill Zone Yogurt.


On May 1, we celebrated 15 years of marriage at the Melting Pot.  It was a great day and we enjoyed  a night out!  I'm not sure how we are already to 15 years.  It seems like just yesterday I was trying to get all my school done and all the wedding preparations in place.  God has been so good to us.  We realized long ago that making our marriage work meant dying to ourselves everyday.  We are more in love today than ever.  We can't wait to celebrate 50 years together!

More Soccer Pictures

Payton and Maylee Grace are doing great playing soccer.  This weekend, Maylee Grace had 1 goal and Payton had 2 goals!  Payton plays some pretty amazing defense.  He's got the idea of defense down.  He moves much faster on the field and I've had a hard time getting any good action shots of him.
Daddy helped coach Payton's team this week.  He did a great job and Payton loved that his dad was the coach.