Tuesday, December 20, 2011


This is my stylin child. In her jammies, with snow boots on (we don't get snow), and her packpack full of dolls and barbies. Gotta love this girl!

Monday, December 19, 2011


Brookelyn likes to "help" Darren work. Darren was on a conference call here and B had to sit pretty much on him and comment on the conversation, while wearing his headset.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

I made that.....

So this is my newest holiday decoration. I saw the idea for this wreath on a blog and decided it was easy enough for me to do. So off to the craft store and $15 later, voila! I think it's pretty darn cute!

(the sign under I made at a baby shower, super cute too)

Monday, December 5, 2011


Darren got free tickets to the 49ers game from work. It was fun! We were going to take Brookey with us but couldn't find her a ticket. So our wonderful friends took her for the day. It turned out to be an awesome date. We were about 14 rows from the field, on the 50 yrd line. Cant do much better than that. And we got free scarfs for fan appreciation day, pretty cool huh.
This was the tunnel the players ran out of. Kind of cool!

Here is our "proof" picture of us actually being there. And of how close we were. It really wasn't that cold but my hair was crazy that day, hence the hat.
We really did enjoy our day away!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Santa Santa Ho Ho Ho

We went to our ward Christmas party and who was there? No other than Santa Claus! Brookelyn actually sat on his lap and told him what she wanted. It wasn't something we had bought for her, so I guess we will be going shopping for one last gift.
It was a great night. The food was actually good. The company was great! We really love our ward and ward family.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Party

Brookelyn had her Halloween Party at Joy School. The kids sang songs and danced in their costumes. Here is a little video I took. She makes me laugh so hard.
Sorry its sideways. I didnt realize it would do that.

Tinkerbell all ready to go.


Brooke's class. What cute kids!

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Poll Results

You've decided that we are having a boy, 12 for boy and 7 for a girl. But I'm not going to tell you what we are having. But Brookelyn will!

Monday, October 3, 2011

What's it going to be?

We find out what baby #2 is soon. What do you think it will be? Girl? Boy? On the side I've set up a poll to see what you think it will be.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Oh Captain

We ventured to the Livermore Airport Open house as we do every year for the past few years. This year it was the best we've seen. It had arial plane stunts, local police, fire, and emergency response people and to top it off Captain Sully Sullenburger. He was the pilot who landed the airplane on the Hudson River in NY. He was very nice! B was acting shy to everyone, hence me holding her.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011


I think Brookey doesn't know that it's fall now. Either that or fall doesn't know it's fall now.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Joy School

We decided to have Brookelyn do Joy School this year. She is the only girl in her group. There are 5 boys and Brookey. She's going to love it though. What a cute little girl she is turning out to be!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011


Last weekend we went to an Oakland A's baseball game. A whole bunch of our friends went too. There was a tailgate party before and fireworks after. They let us on the field to watch the fireworks. This field is the same field that the Oakland Raiders play on. It was really awesome to touch the turf and experience what football players (and I guess baseball players too) see. It was a great night!

Friday, August 19, 2011


We decided to have a campout in our livingroom. We had tried to plan a real camping trip. But because I've been too sick being prego, a at home campout had to do. Then the night we decided to sleep outside in the backyard it was very cool and very windy. So it ended up being inside. We ate s'mores and Brookey and Darren slept in the tent. I need my rest so I slept in my bed. But Brookey loved the whole thing.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Its that time again!

For most people this time of the year is for back to school or the end of summer coming. But thats not what we are talking about.
What we are saying is, it's time for us to announce that we are having another baby. Yay!
Yes this is our next addition. Coming in late Feb '12.

(This is our official announcement. You probably will not receive a phone call or card in the mail. If there are family members who dont read this blog, then tell them they should.)

Saturday, August 6, 2011


This is how Darren and Brookelyn play games on Darren's phone.

Brookelyn is obsessed with the Easter Bunny lately. If she finds something askew or out of place she says the Easter Bunny must have came and moved it. The Easter Bunny also gets blamed if a mess is made and I ask how it got so messy. Poor Easter Bunny, I'm not sure Brookey knows exactly what he does just that he comes.

Monday, August 1, 2011


Here is my little pole dancer. Her daddy should be so proud.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby, Oh Baby

Check out our new baby! Isnt she a beauty? She is a Hyundai Elantra. Brand spanking new. Very lovely, smooth, and hot. We are super excited to have a second car after 3 years of only having one. Awesome!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011


We are finally enjoying some summer weather. It's hard to even be inside when you know it's such a nice day out. And I can't complain, especially since Brookelyn learned how to swing herself on the swing set. Now I just sit back and smile. Loving the swing set. One of our best purchases.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Picking Cherries

We went cherry picking with a bunch of our friends last week. We picked all that we wanted. The girls ate as much as we picked (almost). I love all the u-pick farms around. It's so much fun for everyone.

Little Fishy

Brookey's been taking swim lesson the last few weeks. It's been a little chilly but she has been doing great. She gets to do them with her BFFs Haylee, James, Jakub, and Kayla. Her teacher Megan is super cute with them. Brooke asks me everyday if it's swim day. She loves going.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

My Family

My cute Mom

She didnt know I was taking pictures of her taking pictures.
My Dad being chased my the grandkids.
My Family - Parents, Brothers and Sisters.
Just the kids -  In height order, not age.
 From left to right and place by age: Denise #2, Lisa #4, Me #6, Jenny #3, Heather #1, Andy #7 Nephi #5
Siblings - through thick and thin?

Seems just about right.

If you cant tell I love my family. We are all crazy in our own ways. We all love each other and have a great time together. 

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Brookelyn Easter Morning coming down the stairs.

Finding her first egg.

Finding her Easter basket.

Princess cards and puzzles.

Finding more eggs.

Her skirt came with her Easter basket.
It was a bit to big.

And the Easter dress. So cute!

Brookey's Purple Party

I'm a bit behind on my posts, but I forgot to post about Brookelyn's 3rd Birthday Party. Her favorite color is purple so we did a purple party. All the friends came in purple outfits. They played with purple playdough, ate purple foods, and played purple games. I think it was fun. She was going to have a purple cake, but I went to finish it an hour before the party and it didnt work out. So we went to the store and bought closest thing I could find.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Present

Brookey got this for Easter. Not really we were just buying it anyways, but we had it ready for Easter. Well almost. It's still missing the slide. We got too tired and will finish it tomorrow.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Ah spring at last

Just enjoying the sun and warm weather at the park.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Monkeys in a tree

Everyone knows I love monkeys. But these are some of my most favorite ones of all.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Watching Cartoons

If you were ever wondering what we look like in the morning watching cartoons, well here you go. We snuggle on the couch under my blanky.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

She's just growing up so fast!

I cant believe how much Brookey has changed in just 3 short years. Still adorable as ever! And yes family you will get your pictures.