Here is our family blog about Katie, Stephen, Parker, Paige, and Sarah.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

We closed!

We finally closed on our house and are moving in on Saturday! Pictures will come soon.

Friday, August 21, 2009

He's 2!

Yesterday was Parker's 2nd birthday and we had so much fun. He had a dinosaur party. Amanda and I made his cake and then he had a dinosaur pinata. Because he was the only kid, he got all of the candy. No need to worry though, his parents will help him eat it. Parker was able to blow out both of his candles all by himself.

Saturday, August 8, 2009


It was Steve's and Amanda's this week and we did a Pinanta for Amanda's birthday party. Parker loved it so much. I think we will be doing another one for his birthday that is in a couple weeks. Then we played Guitar Hero.

Saturday, August 1, 2009


We have been very busy these past few weeks. We have been trying to buy a house but have found it is difficult to compete with everyone else. By the time we get an offer in, there have been multiple offers made on the house. Hopefully soon though one of the houses that we make an offer on will work out.
We also found out that we are pregnant. We are expecting our new one on February 26. That make me 10 weeks along now. I have been feeling really good, besides feeling tired all the time. We are very excited. Parker is excited also. He likes to pat my stomach and kiss it, but other times he says that he is the baby or that he has a baby in his tummy. We think once I have a belly he might understand a little better. We already had an ultrasound and I got to see our little one kicking around and moving his/her arms. I love ultrasounds.

Monday, July 6, 2009


This week Parker, Amanda, my Mom and I went to Vegas for a couple days. We got to stay at Mandalay Bay and spend some time at the pools that they have. And I must say that they are very cool. We also got to go to the M&M factory.

Here are some pictures of Steve and Parker hanging out. Parker thought the water shooting up in the air was pretty cool, until a big wave of water came and he jumped off right into Steve's arms, but still got really wet.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

We converted Parker's bed to a toddler bed this week to see if he would be able to do it well. The first night he came out 3 or 4 times and then went to bed and there were no problems. Even in the morning he got up at his usual time. I was thinking this is a piece of cake! Well the next few nights have not been as perfect. He went to bed about the same but then got up 1 AM and got the bed rail off and I was way too out of it to put it back together so he came to bed with us, which is always hard because he loves to roll around and lay ontop of me. Then he got up really eary. 5:45am. And last night he was up at 5:15am and I mean up up. So I am now listening to him crying himself to sleep in the portacrib. We are going to Vegas in the morning with my sister so Parker and I both need a better night sleep. We are going to try this toddler bed thing again once we get back in a couple days.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Parker and Emma

April and I took the kids to get some pictures taken together. Here are some of my favorites.

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Katie's wedding

My best friend Katie got married about a month ago and we just got some of the pictures back and here are some of them.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


My dear friend Katie had her bridal shower on Saturday and I got to make her cake for her. She said that she didn't care what it looked like so I decided to go very nontraditional. Amanda helped me make it and Kiersten watched Parker while we made it. They were such a great help. 

We have been swimming with Parker and he has been getting pretty good. Here is a video of him swimming to Steve. 

Saturday, April 25, 2009


Steve's job finally got his background check finished and he will start on Monday! I am so excited for him to be able to start working and to start this new chapter in our lives. Steve also had another chest x-ray to make sure that things are clearing up in his lungs and everything is looking good. He has some scarring in his lungs, but we are just happy at how quickly everything has cleared up. We got Parker's hair cut again. Only this time we had it cut the shortest it has ever been. He looks a lot older now, but I do realize that my little baby is growing up and is now a big boy. It is hard to call him a big boy instead of my baby. I will post pictures soon of Parker's new hair cut.

Friday, April 10, 2009

One smart boy

We give Parker our old cell phones to play with because he likes to talk  on phones. Well yesterday he got one of them and figured out that he could plug them in to the same chargers that we use for our own cell phones and he could get his to turn on. So he did it and here is a video of him doing it. He definitely got his daddy's smarts about electronics. He also figured out how to open up the xbox 360 and take out the DVD and put a new one in and close it up. Then he will turn on the TV. And right now while I am writing this on the laptop he got the power cord and put it in for me. He is growing up so fast.
I forgot to put up Parker's 18 month measurements last month so here they are.
Weight- 25.8 (25%)
Height- 34 1/4 (95%)
Head- 19 1/2 (95%)
Yes we have one skinny boy. 

Monday, March 30, 2009

The good and the bad

We have had a very busy couple weeks. To start off Steve got a job. It is in East Mesa. He will be programing simulations to train soldiers in the military. He will be starting the background check soon and then hopefully will start working soon. That is the good news. The bad news is that Steve is in the hospital. I took him the the ER while we were up in Bullhead City visiting his parents a week and a half ago on Saturday. They told us he had bronchitis and a virus. With sleep and good rest he should get better in a few days. We came home and he wasn't really getting better. Finally on Wednesday he agreed to go to urgent care to see why he was still so sick. Walked in and they took his vitals and told us if they couldn't get his breathing up we would have to go to the ER. Well they couldn't so we went to the ER. Turns out he has a very severe case of pneumonia and he also has influenza. So they admitted him right away.  His release date keeps getting pushed back because he isn't improving very quickly. Yesterday they pushed his release date to the 2nd of April. When we first got to the hospital they put him into isolation and he is still in a isolation room. They made us put on these masks, gloves and gowns. Now we don't have to put them on unless we get within three feet of him. And on another note I had to take Parker into the doctor on Friday because he was getting sick also and we didn't want him to get what Steve has. It turns out that he just has another ear infection and is on antibiotics and should get better soon. I just want to say thank you to all our friends and family who have helped us during this time. 

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Parker, Amanda, Kiersten, Mom and I were able to go to a rodeo a few weeks ago. Parker loved to see the horses, cattle and bulls. But most of all he loved to eat the Cowboy Popcorn. 

Parker got a puzzle awhile ago that has the alphabet on cardboard pieces. Well he decided that those pieces needed to go inside the Wii. So he ejected the disk in the Wii and started putting in puzzle pieces. And of course we didn't notice him doing this (because he is sneaky).  So the next time we started the Wii we couldn't figure out why it wasn't working. Then we saw the disk hidden and figured it out. Steve had to take apart the Wii to get the puzzle pieces out. We were so worried that it wasn't going to work and even more worried that we would lose all our data. All that hard work to pass Mario Kart (April would love that). Well my brilliant husband was able to not only get the pieces out but it worked and still had all our data on it. If you look really hard on the last picture you can see in the circle holes blue and pink, those are the puzzle pieces. 

Here are a few pictures of what we do during the day. Yes, that is Parker in our entertainment center reading his books.