Thursday, December 30, 2010

Bye Bye Utah

Of course it's our luck, the weather was terrible the day we were leaveing for the big move down to Arizona. Matt, Justice, Madison and Brooklyn left at 8 am that morning. They ended up stopping at Nats because the weather was so horrible. I had to work that day and ended up leaving with Troy and Georiga when I got off. By then Matt and the girls were 3 hours south and on there way. I picked Nat up on my way. It was a very long day and night. The roads were so bad that we were only doing 30 miles an hour. Matt and the girls pulled in around 3 while Nat and I arrived at 6 am in the morning. Later on that morning Becky and Dave showed up with some much needed breakfast. Everyone unpacked for most of the day. Not one of us made it to Midnight to ring in the New Year.

So happy to start 2011 in our new house all together!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

This year the girls wokeup at 2 am to see if Santa had come. ( Just imagine if Justice had gone to bed at 8 like she wanted to ). Matt and I let the girls open up there stocking but told them to wait on presents. They were so excited that santa had come. This is what all the girls looked like when Matt and I came down Christmas morning. The one thing that all the girls asked Santa for this year was a beaty set.

They were so happy when Santa came through!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Christmas Eve 2010

Every year we make pizzas and this years were the best yet! We didn't do anything crazy just lots of cheese ( we are Newson's ), mushrooms and olives. Here is BookerBee waiting for hers to come out of the oven. Looks like King's waiting too!

After pizza's we put together our Christmas Lego Village. While we were at Lego Land we bought a Christmas village, in the past we have built ginger bread houses. The down fall to lego village was that we needed more than a couple of hours (ended up finishing it on Christmas). Then it was time for new Christmas PJ's. Justice was asking to go to bed by 6pm. She was so anxious for Santa to come. Here is Troy with his new Christmas pj's.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Brooklyn's Pre-School Christmas Party

Every year Santa makes a special trip to Mrs. Petts pre-school class. This year Mrs Clause was there too.
Here is Brooklyn with her friends.

Georigia and Madison got to tag along with Dad and sit on Santa's lap.

Package Up and Leaving Utah

The time is here. We are getting ready to move to Arizona. The nice thing about moving into the rental is that we never really unpacked. We have already went thru everything and gotten rid of alot. But still... The thing that keeps us going is just knowing that we are moving out of this stinky, small and unfunctional rental.The kids are excited to move, but still they are all sad to leave Utah. We are going to miss the great freinds that we have made here. The twins kindergarden class made them this cute poster. They just love there teacher Mrs. Phillips and their friends.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Decorating Our Tree

It's not so much the perfect tree that you remember but the "not so perfect" one. Back in October we took some of our stuff to arizona, all the christmas decorations. Fortunatly we did not take everything... This little tree got left behind. We used all the ornaments that the girls had made and decorated it.
The tree was quite a sight, but it worked. The girls could have cared less..... they loved it!

Monday, November 29, 2010


What a fun Thanksgiving! We decided to drive out to California and visit Becky and Dave for the holidays. Becky cooked, and it was fabulous. After filling our selfs up Matt and Troy watched football(took a nap) while Becky and I took the girls swimming. The girls all started out in the pool but ended up having way to much fun playing in the showers.Aunt Becky Troy and Justice.
The Next day we went to LegoLand. It was a lot of fun, much different from other amusement parks. The girls are checking out the whitehouse made out of Lego's. They had these all over the park. Its really amazing.
Because we did not have time to do the Sealife we went back the next day.

I just love the ocean. Justice, Georgia and Madison
The drive home was crazy. The weather was horrible. When we reached AZ and into Utah we hit a huge snow storm. There were a ton of accidents and people all over the road. We made it home safely, just took much longer.
We had so much fun! Thanks for having us Becky!

Friday, November 19, 2010

One step Closer

Its official. We have a mortgage again, LOL. We just got the letter from the bank saying that they have accepted our offer. We have been pretty nervous about the whole thing because it was a short sale and everyone told us from the get go that they can take up to 6 months. We have alot of work to do, but can't wait to move out of this rental!
We cant wait to start the New Year off in Rancho Sahuarita!Bye Bye Winter

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

What we have been up too?

For the last 3 weeks Grandma Newson has been here visiting. She met little bud for the first time. The girls and Grandma did a lot of coloring, beads, and singing Christmas music. The girls showed her all their moves, took lots of walks, and just spent time together.
We are lucky to have such a great family!! We love you Grandma!!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice was fun. Tinker Bell was a favorite for BookerBee.
The girls and I before the show.
Our friends, the Egan's, sat right in front of us.
Here are all the kids during the intermission munching on some pop corn.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

little buddy is 2 months old

Matt and I took Troy in for his 2 month check up. Its official, we make shrimps. Troy weighed in at 11.1 pounds and was 22.75 inches long. He is in the 25th percentile. This basically where all the girls sit as far as height and weight go. The Dr says that Troy is doing great. Of course he did not like the shots, but I can't say that I blame him.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Monte Cristo With The Family

We all took advantage of what looks like the last nice weekend before the cold winter sets in. We headed up to the mountain, Monte Cristo. Grandma, Aunt Nat, Drew and Brandon all came.Nat,Drew and Brandon did some shooting with the guns.
Drew hit the can on the first shot. WOW! Brandon was pretty good too. He hit every can that was setup. Nat took a little longer to get a can….
Matt took his mom out for a ride in the rhino. They hit some snow and did a couple of hill climbs. The word on the street is that grandma wants a rhino............ Then we all just took the four wheelers out and messed around. Justice is getting to be quite the dare devil riding down this huge hill. Pretty much scared the crap out of me. Matt of course... was a proud father.
It was a little windy up there, but it was great to get out one last time.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween! This is such a fun time for the girls. They just love to get dressed up in costumes and of course get candy. We started out on Friday by heading up to my work, trick or treating and decorating cookies. Then we headed up on Base for "The Haunting On The Hill". The girls had fun playing games and winning candy.
Georgia was Bat Girl
Brooklyn dressed up as Tinker Bell
Troy was a little Tiger
Justice was a Devil
Madison was a LadyBug
We started out at about 6pm and trick or treated for about 1 1/2 hours. By that time everyone was pretty tired out and ready to head home except for Justice, she wanted more candy. Here is Grandma, Troy and the girls before heading out.

Then we all headed up to see Matt at work, to drop off some candy.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Brooklyns Halloween Parade

Here is Brooklyn struting her stuff at pre-school. Brooklyns pre-school class put on a halloween parade and then put on a cute little show for all the parents. They were all so cute!Brooklyns class waiting for us parents to take pictures.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pumkin Carving

You have to just love all the fun things to do for Halloween. Carving pumpkins is one of them. Georgia was not a big fan of cleaning the pumpkin out. She does not like all the seeds and slimy pumpkin guts. Brooklyn of course had no issues. She got right to work and dug in. Justice is getting to be so independent. She even cut most of her pumpkins face out by herself. Here is Madison trying on her pumpkin.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Scary Halloween House

Here are the girls attempting to decorate.

They make these houses look so easy to put together, yet we struggle every year. This haunted house was no exception. The roof kept sliding down and the walls would not stay up…. Oh and Georgia would not stop eating the candy!
Til next year....

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our first Trip to AZ

We took a family trip down to Arizona over the weekend to take a load of stuff to a storage unit, look at houses and to get alittle familiar with the area. The drive down was really long, 18 hours. The girls of course swam every night at the hotel. We found a house that I love and put in an offer. Its a short sale so we will have to wait and see what happens.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Hee Haw Farms

Nat's work put on a Halloween event at Hee Haw Farms. This is the second year that we have been able to go. We headed over to see Aunt Nat, who was handing out the donuts. Most of the time at the farm the girls spend on the slides. The girls love the big slide!
Then it was over to the Trick or Treat hay ride. We sat on the wagon and were bombarted by candy being tossed in from every which way. Then Justice, Brooklyn and I headed over to the corn maze, which we did in record time!
Thanks Again Nat!!!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Black Island Farm Feild Trip

Brooklyn's preschool class spent the morning at Black Island Farms. First we all took a hayride out to the pumpkin patch to find a pumpkin. Here is Brooklyn with her pumpkin. What a little poser she is....nothing but attitude!After getting back from the wagon ride Brooklyn headed out with her friends and played on all the sides, the bounce house and cow train.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Happy Birthday Bug

Justice had the best birthday ever, that's what she told Matt on her way home from school. When Matt asked her why, she said all of her friends loved the donuts she brought to school and they made her a big happy birthday sign. Best of all, she got a electric scooter for her birthday.

Brook and MOM made cupcakes for Justice, and then some of the neighbor friends came over to sing happy birthday. Didn't compare to grandma's telephone singing message but it is the thought that counts.
Happy 7th Birthday Justice!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Picnic & Some Riding

The weather has been really nice, so we decided to take advantage of it and head up in the mountains. We brought a picnic lunch and the girls 4 wheelers. Justice, Georgia and Madison rode around for a couple of hours.
Brooklyn played in the dirt the entire time that we were up there.
The mountains in Farmington Canyon are beautiful this time of year.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Two Weeks Old

I cant believe that our little guy is 2 weeks old. The girls just love having a little brother. They all love to hold him and want to help with anything they can for Troy.

I took Troy in for his 2 week check up and he's up from 7 lbs 3 oz to 7 lbs 11 oz. The Dr. said that Troy looks great. Hopefully we wont be back in until he's a couple months old!