Monday, December 19, 2011

blues (soon to be) brother

A couple months ago Nolan figured out how to play the harmonica. This video is only a small amount of the jamming that Nolan did that day. I think he literally played for hours. We loved watching his feet move to the rhythm the he played.

Monday, November 21, 2011

TJ & Katie's Wedding

We had a ton of fun in Utah at TJ and Katie's wedding. Here are some more of the photos. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Our Missionary

A few weeks ago we made a little weekend trip to Salt Lake for our friend TJ's wedding. We had a great time visiting with friends but one of the highlights was being able to see my sister Laurel who is serving her mission on Temple Square (ok this might be the 2nd time I've seen her since she has been out)!

I am excited to report that she is still the same Laurel...and by that I mean she still loves to pose for the camera!

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Texas: Kema Boardwalk

I know we are a little late but here are some of the photos from our Texas trip, at Kema Boardwalk. Nolan had so much fun going on the rides that were FREE!!!!!!! (for those under 2 and their accompanying adult). 

Thursday, September 29, 2011


While Abe took his little canoe trip back in Aug, I decided to take a trip home to WA (or maybe it was the other way around). My sister Mel was in town and poor lonely Nolan was in great need of his play-mate Paige. I was only about 9-10 weeks pregnant at the time, so everything was a little more difficult then when I normally travel alone.

I prayed like crazy that I would at least not throw up while on the flight...I had no idea what I would do...take Nolan into the teeny tiny airplane restroom with me (that is if I could even make it that far) or just use the courtesy barf bag they leave in the seat pocket!?! who knows! Luckily I was fine during all 4 of the flights (including one where Nolan screamed for 45 min. straight while kicking the lady's chair in front of us!...not sure if that was really any better).

 Anyways, the trip was a blast! My favorite part was when we went to Ocean Shores for a couple of days. I didn't feel super great, but I felt much better then I had been at home in NM (probably because my Mom was there to make me meals, clean up, and help with Nolan...Thanks Mom!)

(by the way, when you tell Paige to say "cheese" for the camera she squints one eye and gives a crooked smile...her face isn't just stuck like that :)

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Mighty Colorado

 Arizona 100 degree plus weather + 45 degree water + the mighty Colorado River + 1500 ft deep canyon + meu amigao Andrew = One of the most amazing trips of my life! 
We decided last minute to make this trip to Page, AZ and float the Colorado River from the Glen Canyon Dam to Lees Ferry. I have dreamed of doing this float trip since we visited Page in May and went to the Horseshoe Bend lookout. It wasn't until about a week ago that I learned it could easily be done. We even ended up camping at the bottom of Horseshoe Bend and surprisingly were the only ones there.
one the road...
We started the trip off the right way... with Taco Bell.
A raft shuttle took us up river from Lees Ferry to the bottom of Glen Canyon Dam.
Andrew, enjoying the tent sauna