Tuesday, March 30, 2010


This past week we headed out to California for some long overdue family and Jeanette time!

My cousin Todd and his wife, Leila, had a baby boy just before Christmas and planned his Christening on March 27th. My Aunt April and parents also headed out for it.

Kent and I stayed in Long Beach with my BFF, Jeanette and her husband, Bryan. We always have such a blast with them. Most nights we stayed up talking and laughing just like the good ol' days.

Friday we spent the day at Venice beach with my family and then we went out to dinner that night. I love Venice Beach with all the fun stores and entertaining boardwalk.

Saturday was the Baptism and my cousin Todd's birthday. Unfortunately Kent and I missed the Baptism! Can I just say that I hate LA freeways? Ugh- we were so frustrated by the time we got there! Afterwards we had a yummy brunch and then hung out at my parents' hotel. That night we headed back to Todd's for his birthday party.

We had so much fun seeing everyone, meeting baby Cale, and spending time at the beach.

Braelynn did FABULOUS! She barely cried and seemed to enjoy every moment as well!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Quote of the Weekend

Driving through downtown Phoenix as we enter the Deck Park Tunnel:

Kent: "What if all the lights when out in the tunnel?"
Carly: "Then it would be like driving at night."
Kent: "Oh."

At least he has a six pack...wait, that's gone too :(

He will always make me laugh though!

My poor roses. The only thing I can grow...and they get massacred during dinner.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Hawaii baby! (Well, sort of)...

Went to a Hawaiin festival.

don't know what to talk about - Carly put me in charge and I have no idea what she wants me to say....

So, I'm just going to upload some pictures and videos for memory's sake.

You can see from the videos that my wife and baby girl are loony-tunes...

As evidenced by the background logo created by the cartoon artist responsible for the Bugs Bunny - (we went to an art museum to see his exhibits - I think the girls liked the cartoons more than the art work though...

Braelynn eating her socks - nothing is off limits for her - we're thinking of putting her in the newest Life cereal commercial - she'll eat anything.

Friday, March 5, 2010


This week we headed over to one of our neighborhood parks and let Braelynn take a test drive on the swings. She did so great! She even had a little audience as we had run into the Huishes while we were there.

Last weekend we took a little hike in Siphon Draw in the Superstitions. This hike didn't go so well. Our little chunker gets so heavy in the backpack carrier. She and I ended up having a picnic half way in while Kent ventured on a little further. He hopes to go all the way to the top when he has a little more time and a few of his buddies with him.

And with all this excitement she's gotta take a little breather!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010


A few months ago our Bishop announced that we would be having a ward garden in the springtime. Super exciting right? I even heard a rumor that we'd be getting a pig...hmmm...

Well, a few weeks ago it was announced that the committee was preparing the ground and they needed volunteers to sprout seeds. Of course I signed up.

I envisioned bringing pots of beautiful tomato sproutings to the ward garden and really contributing to this wonderful project.

I told Kent how excited I was about it, and he smiled as he gazed into our backyard with 3 DEAD citrus trees he had bought me. He then reminded me of the "garden" I attempted to grow when we got married.

Even better! I can prove him wrong too :)

So this weekend is the big planting weekend. Everyone is to bring their sproutings and putting them into the ground!

I drove myself down to the plant store and bought a beautiful tomato plant today. Who needs seeds right?