Pouty Little Princess

I wanted to get a picture of Brooklyn in the new dress Grandma Bateman got for her, but she was not having it! She still looks cute though :)


Fishing at Jeppesen's Lake

While we were in Idaho, my parents friends, the Jeppesen's, were nice enough to let us come over and fish in their pond. It was sooooo much fun!! The kids got to catch their very own fish and the scenery was beautiful!!


Demolition Derby


Lancaster's Cabin


Kids' Haircut by Aunt Chelsea


hErE cOmEs tRoUbLe!!

So true!! I can't even count how many things she does in one day! I am just not able keep up with this girl. I turn my back for one minute and she is into something new. Her favorite things are:

-unrolling the whole roll of toilet paper and putting it down the toilet
-drawing on the walls and herself with markers
-dumping out an entire bag of rice (or other messy foods) and continuing to spread it across the house and furniture
-putting our iPod Touch in the toilet (still coming to terms with this one)
-ripping apart books and papers
-playing with and ruining my (and Aunt Chelsea's) makeup
-climbing up into the cabinet where the candy is and eating as much as she can get her hands on
-filling up buckets with gravel and then proceeding to dump it on the living room floor
-pouring cup fulls of water out of the bath onto the floor
-pulling out all of the dvd's out of their case....

I know there are countless more, but these are off the top of my head, haha! You are a pill my dear Brooklyn, but you do have your sweet moments and that is what gets me through the day!!


I Hate Bees


Summer Movies 2011


Swimming Lessons 2011

I have been wanting to put Braden in swim lessons for a couple of years, but just never took the time. This year I finally got him in and I am so glad I did! He had such a blast and improved so much. He is quite the little fish!! Thanks Sherrell for the awesome pics :)


Pickles for Lunch????

There is only one reason I would eat pickles and only pickles for lunch....


We are super excited to announce that we will be expecting another little bundle of joy in February!!

I am about 14 weeks and just getting past the sickest part for me. It has been rough, but I am looking forward to the middle three months, they are just the best!! 

Other good news, I found my media card with all the pictures from our trip and so I have TONS to get caught up on. I have been so behind with my design business, since I haven't been feeling well, so my CT has been on the back burner for a few weeks. But I am slowly getting back into the groove of things and plan on getting all caught up. So be on the look out for lots of new posts!


Trying to Catch Up...

Remember me?? I know, I am getting so bad at this blogging thing. We have been doing so much fun stuff, and I am so sad that I am not keeping track of it all. Now that summer is almost over, I feel like life is going to get back on track, hopefully. We just got home from a two week vaca in Idaho. We had a ton of fun, and it was so nice to get out of this AZ sauna for a few weeks. I took tons of fun pictures and when I went to put my media card into my laptop today, I realized it was just gone! My heart completely dropped. I am so sick to my stomach thinking about all of the fun pictures I am never going to see....sigh. Well luckily I did get a few with my mom's camera of the kids fishing. Those are coming soon! Until then here are my most recent pages for my ct's. And as always you can click them to see the credits.


Braden's 2 Favorite Things




Happy 4th of July!!!

{Click image for credits}


Definitely a Pool Day!!!


Father's Day Pool Party

For Fathers Day this year Aunt Debbie rented this amazing water slide. Braden had the time of his life! They are both so comfortable in the water and I just had to record how cute they are...Enjoy mom :)


Band Geek Designs CT!!

I have some very exciting news! I am the newest member of Band Geek Designs at ScrapMatters. I was so honored to have Liz (also on Chelle's CT) email me and ask if I wanted to join her creative team. Of course I jumped at the chance. She is a fairly new designer, but her stuff is amazing!! You can check out her store here. Can't wait to play with all of her fun goodies :) I have a lot more to do, but this is a layout I did a couple weeks ago with one of her adorable kits. (click image to see full credits)


Layouts for Chelle's Creations Part 6

I have so much fun creating layouts with amazing new products each week! Here are some of my most recent pages for Chelle's Creations-(Images are linked for credits.)

{Life here has been super hectic and I promise to do an update soon!!}


Cowboy Boots

Braden just loves these cowboy boots that he got from his Grandma Carlson!! He makes a pretty cute little cowboy!


Fun in the Sun 2011

First trip to the pool this year. They were loving life!!!


6 Years Ago Today...

How do I begin to tell you how lucky I am
to have you in my life?
I'll start by saying what an honor it is
for me to be your wife.

You're my best friend in good times
and my rock in times of sorrow. 
You're the reason for sweet yesterdays
and my promise for tomorrow.

I never thought I could feel this loved
until I became your wife.
You made this year and every year
the best one of my life.

Happy Anniversary my love!!


Easter Blessings 2011


Buzz & Dora from Aunt Chelsea

This is a little random, but I just found this picture today. It is from when we were visiting my family in Idaho last month. My sweet sister while shopping, found these adorable Buzz & Dora dolls and blankets to match. They love them SO much. Plus I just love the little pink and blue chairs and sippy cups :) Thanks Chelsea for being such a great Aunt. We miss you so much!! 


Brooklyn's Birthday

She's already two!?!?! I can barely believe it! We celebrated on Sunday morning with some strawberry pancakes with cool whip and bacon. (She is obsessed with wearing this fireman's hat.)

And here she is all dressed up for church. This is the adorable dress my mom bought her and the perfect shoes to match from Tom's step mom. So precious!

Then on Monday we headed to the Garlock's in Mesa to party some more! Here is the princess wearing her cute skirt from Tom's mom! She absolutely loves it...
Nothing better than fruit and chips for the birthday girl :)
Kylee thought it would be fun to put all of the toys on the high chair. Brooklyn was loving it!

Some of the party-ers!

Singing happy birthday! She is just loving all of this attention!

Lots of goodies from a wonderful family! Aunt Debbie got her a Tangled dolly, Grandma Carlson got her some fun hair bows, bubbles, candy, and pretend makeup. Uncle Grant got her a spiffy new life jacket for the boat this summer and Grandma Bateman hooked her up with this princess laptop and a pink and purple trike- 
Wouldn't be a party without some bubbles! Thanks everyone for making it such a special day. I know she had a fun day!
We love you sweet girl! Happy 2nd birthday!!

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