Tuesday, October 12, 2010


So as you have all heard I enrolled back in school. I am taking 2 classes, nutrition and spanish. I really didnt think this nutrition class would take up so much of my brain power! I can't get over how boring the class is and the information is pretty common sense stuff, but scientific names are hard for me to remember. Spanish is fun but HARD too! I love going to school and learning and meeting new people. But WOW there are some serious cobwebs that need to be cleared out of my brain! hahaha.

The boys are great! Cory is almost done with his first rotation and hes doing so great! Eldon is almost 100% potty trained, bed time makes me nervous. Archer is running all over the place. And they are having so much fun in our new house.
Christy adn her family live about 10min from our house and Eldon wants to play with Jolie everyday! Its so cute, best buds! Karis doesnt know what to think about Archer, but he wants her to play with him.

This month is busy busy busy. (But when is it not?) Brea, my bestest friend, is coming in town for a week to visit, her sister in law is getting married (Go Aryn!), more of our friends are leaving the state, and halloween is around the corner! Ive been keeping myself entertained with some furniture refinishing projects, and decorating the house. Hopefully I will have this house all put inoreder in time for thanksgiving... hahaha

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I know its been so long, I'm sorry

OK, to catch you up on our past year! OMG it reall has been that long! I'm so bad at this.

Well Archer is 13 months, Eldon is 2.5 years old and they are BUSY! WOW! Who knew boys could be this busy?! I'd heard it but NEVER did I believe it. I seriously thought women were exaggerating. Boy oh boy was I wrong.
But they are so much fun! Eldon is talking so much now and becoming so independant *tear*. He's such a big helper. He likes to help unload the dishwasher, clean the toilets, mop the floors, and he's really goodat cleaning his toys. Jolie (Christy's little girl) is his best friend, and since they moved to queen creek, he thinks he should be over ather house everyday. I love watchign them play so we go often... sorry Christy. He has a cheese ball smile that he thinks will get him out of trouble (and it really is cute but I can't let him know) or he thinks he's distracting you with his handsome face so you don;t notice he's opening the candy in the store...
Archer is running everywhere! He started walking sofast, and doesn't control his speed very well. He loves doing anything Eldon is and playing with all of Eldon's toys. He loves to dance and sing songs. The wheels on the bus and popcornpopping are the favorites. Archer even does the hand motions!
The count down has began for the final year of Cory's schooling! I think I'm more excited for him to get done than he is... maybe not. But its so close!!!! He loves everything he's doing and has a good idea of what field he wants to go into.
I am going back to school! Field- nutrition and business... I'm only taking 2 class for now, just to get my feet wet again. So I will keep you posted on that. The salon is doing great! I have so much fun doing hair, it's a great outlet! I am going to start up sewing, now that I have a machine... I'm thinking I want to do skirts and sass up some shirts. I will probably start small with some headbands and accessories to start out, so if you have any ideas please pass them along! So that's us in a nut shell, or currently us going nuts...
Archer's first haircut!The boys eating otter pops on the lovesacBuddies holding hands and singing songs

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

wow so much has happened in the past 8wks! eldon LOVES being a big brother. anything he can do with (or to) archer he does. he throws away dirty diapers or throws them across the room, he puts lotion on him, helps bathe him, tries to feed him,and he always wants to hold him. if archer crys he crys too, although eldon is usually the reason archer is crying. 
archer is such a joy! he smiles all the time, coos, and already laughs at dads stupid jokes =) arch is such a relaxed baby, hes perfectly cantent to chill in his chair or the love sac. he sleeps about 8 hours at night and only crys when eldon is tasting him or im not getting to him fast enough.
we have more pictures of him but i am having some trouble with my computer and getting them uploaded.
i think i am six months pregnant here, but we took eldon camping for the firstt time! it was so cold! but it was fun. we were on a ward camp out and my friend brea was in charge of the activity, so we had to show our support and go. plus daddy got a new tent and a bunch of camping gear for his birthday and easter so we had to try it out. =)  i love this picture!
cory finished his first year of pt school! wahoo! only 2 more years left. its weird thinking that hes going to start working soon, he will have a grown up job. 
im not working as designer image anymore, i seperated from my partner and am sub leasing from another girl in the building. so now i work all by myself, its really nice. and i've discovered the joys of cooking! i really love it, i just hate doing the dishes afterwards.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Archer Jude McKinnon

It's been a long time since my last blog, I know. Life is crazy! Here are some of the new baby. He was born July 1, 2009 at 00:00 military time he was 7 lbs 13 oz and 21 in long

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Eldon's New Do

So Eldon was looking pretty shaggy there for awhile. Erin and Cole came over for a haircut, well more so I could show Erin the clippers, and Cole HATED it. But when we were done Eldon sat in the chair, so he got a clipper cut too. =) It was so weird for the first week for me to look at him with short hair...
But look how stinking cute he is! He looks like a little kid now, no more little baby. =(
This was seriously how bad I let his hair get! I could almost put a pony in the back it was so long!

Monday, March 2, 2009

So I know these are about a month after the event, but at least I am getting them up! =) These are from Eldon's birthday...
It doesn't look like it, but he really did like the swings. He kept going back to them and once he stopped moving he would laugh and want to go again.
This was how we told the family what the new baby is... it's hard to see but, it is the ultrasound picture. We have a perfect shot from the bottom, so you see the legs and the little pee pee between the legs and the tech typed "Its a boy" on the screen. We thought it was funny.
Eldon digging into his cake. We got a carrot cake from Costco and he really like the cream cheese frosting...
This was the first bite he took.
My in laws have this little dog and Eldon LOVES her. They brought her to the park but you could never tell who was walking who; I think most of the time Roxy was in charge and he would just follow holding onto her leash.
This is my cousin Holly's oldest girl, Avery. She is so funny, she's the little boss. I was really surprised because I wasn't trying to make a big deal about Eldon's birthday so I didn't even think that my aunts or cousins would want to come. But Peggy, John, Jeanne, Avery, and Macey came with my grandma Lou. It was really nice of them.
The little man is growing up so fast! He has 6 teeth now, runs all over the house, loves the play with other little kids, and actually plays with them now, he loves reading books and singing songs, talks all day long, I just wish I knew what hew was saying... It's going to be fun with two!

Friday, February 13, 2009


We are proud to announce that we are having another BOY! 
We are very excited about the new addition to our family and I will have more pictures up as soon as I get them off the camera.