Friday, March 6, 2009


Thursday, March 5, 2009


We went to Utah and Josh took these great pictures of the kids while they were waiting to go sledding. I can not tell you how excited they were to play in the snow!

Riding Bikes

We have spent a lot of time riding bikes lately. Sam loves his red Tricyle and Sadie has mastered the art of riding a bike with 


Daddy Daughter Date?!

Josh took Sadie on a Daddy-Daughter Date. I love that they enjoy similar things and have so much fun together. She is very much a daddy's girl! First of all, they got in the car to head out on their adventure and Josh mentioned that he was excited for their date, but Sadie was not so sure about that. She responds to Josh,

"We can't go on a date dad. I am your daughter!"
He convinced her that it was ok that they went out on a date! They started their evening by heading to the airport to see AirForce One, which was here because President Obama was in town. Sadie thought it was pretty cool to see the President's plane.

They then headed over to the Phoenix Art Museum. Sadie is an artist at heart and enjoyed every minute of it. Together they would be in heaven if they could just create art all day long.

Sadie in front of images at the Museum.

The art museum has several large installations that are interactive. This is Sadie dancing in front of a large video that is displayed on the wall. I love to watch her dance. Thanks Josh for being a great dad and taking Sadie on a Daddy-Daughter Date.

Our Weekend in Utah

We had such a fun weekend in Utah recently.
(I copied Kim's list-with some small additions! Love ya sis!)
1. Josh was able to go to the opening night of his art show for his polaroids. Hopefully the first of many gallery shows!
Saans Gallery in Salt Lake City

2.We were able to watch our incredibly talented brother-in-law Ryan Toolson "Tool Time" play some exciting Basketball.

4. Real Sledding in the backyard! Once again thanks Josh for the fun video!

5.Lots of shopping. I love my discount from work and being able to share it with family!

6. Dad went crazy and bought everything imaginable to go along with the Wii. The most rousing Rock Band ever. My dad does an amazing rendition of "American Woman." Tyler is awesome at snowboarding on the Wii fit. Also, who knew that Jess could sing scary heavy metal music so well?

7. Lots of tasty home cooked food.

Thanks mom and dad, along with everyone else for a fabulous weekend! Love you all!

Arizona Sledding!

It is about time!! I know that this is way past due but I promised my family in Utah that I would post this so that they could see how much fun we had at Sadie's birthday party! Thanks hubby for putting this together!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Over Christmas break we were able to head to Santa Barbara for Josh's Graduation from Brooks Institute of Photography. He officially has his Master's Degree. Yeah!! It was a fantastic day and I was so proud of Josh and his great accomplishment. Leonard Nimoy, Spock from Star Trek, was the speaker and he did a great job. Here is a video of Josh receiving his diploma!Josh and Tyler after graduation.