Monthly Archives: April 2012

April 22-30, 2012

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Five months still.

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I feel lucky that it’s been a pretty easy pregnancy. Hopefully, he’s a pretty easy baby!

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We like sending postcard thank-you’s. Julia (Holbein) and her husband Jake Miller came over for dinner one night, and they gave us these cute gifts for the baby!

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More cute gifts. I’m a terrible person, and can’t for the life of me remember who gave it to us. Thank you, friend!

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My first baby-belly casualty. Many more to come, I’m sure.

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We love hanging out with Grandma and Grandpa in Mesa! They are our best friends here. So tech-savvy, too. 🙂


They had this sweet birds nest outside their front door. (I won’t tell you that one of the babies ended up falling out…)


The Blodgett’s came to Mesa! We went to the pool, and had a fun time with their cute family.


Aunt Sharron is the best woman I know.


We keep it fancy around here. I used to make wraps like this a the Museum of Art Cafe at BYU. It was a fun job.


The Adams invited us over for FHE! We had a lesson about Noah’s Ark, and then painted our own arks.

IMG_1789_smallTom’s interpretation.

My interpretation.


Greg’s interpretation.

April 15-21, 2012

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 Five months!

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 He’s getting bigger and bigger!

2012-04-15 15.19.28_smallBeautiful Arizona.
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Happy six month anniversary to us!


 I love this man more and more every day.

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He’s the sweetest husband.

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Rainy Arizona days are better than just about anything I can think of…

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This makes me laugh every time! I love these funny kids. He had no idea he had spelled his name wrong.

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I went to a baby shower for Shauna Tondevold. We have loved getting to know them! I think she’s about six weeks farther along than me.

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Elder Krebs made it into the Conference Ensign! I miss his face.


This is in memory of our favorite restaurant in Mesa – India Oven. Their Naan bread is delicious. It was a buffet.

April 8-14, 2012

Happy Easter! We are so grateful for the Savior on this beautiful weekend.


The Bays always hide their Easter baskets, so Tom is much more experienced than I am. The funny thing is that I hid his basket first and when he went to hide mine he was going to hide it in the same place I had chosen! Great minds think alike. We had to pick new spots. It took me awhile to find mine under/behind our guest bed.


Tom found his pretty easily in the dryer.

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We were both spoiled by the Easter bunny!

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 Yummy treats.


We were asked to sing in our ward’s sacrament meeting on Easter. It went well! I’m grateful to be married to a musical man.

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 We had a delicious Easter dinner at Aunt Sharron’s with Tam and her family. Grant and Tom were both looking handsome in their Easter best!

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This is a flashback scrapbook page, from when I spent Easter at the Bays house in Kentucky! My basket was hidden in the couch. I can’t remember why my family left me on Easter, but I think it had something to do with me having rehearsals for a play. I had a wonderful weekend with my future husband’s family. 🙂

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This is another flashback picture from our Youth Conference Trek in Kentucky. It was after my freshman year at BYU, and Jonny had just gotten home from his mission. I figured I’d throw it in here.

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We had to try the new Taco Bell Doritos Locos. Pretty good!

2012-04-10 19.10.18_smallAnd I played Chess for the first time. I was doing great. Until I lost. Tom is way smarter than I am.
IMG_1691_smallSmall world. Tom works with Jeff Pease (lives in Utah), who is the uncle of two of the boys in our Arizona ward. 

This was a youth activity that Tom attended for his calling. It was a mission prep activity – they went to different houses and had to learn a mission skill. At this house they had to eat something that looked a little sketchy.


We got a package from the Beckstrands!

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It had some pretty cool stuff from the girls, and a cute outfit for Harold. Thanks, Beckstrands!

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Tom loved the coloring pages and stickers.

April 1-7, 2012

 This was the best week!! Dara Hanrahan, my best friend from high school days, came to visit us in Arizona! It was such a blast doing all of the fun Arizona things with her. PLUS, some NCAA final four games as well. It was perfect.

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FIrst off, we had General Conference weekend. There were a lot of great and uplifting messages, as usual.


Tom bought us this adorable puzzle to complete while we were watching Conference.

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We took a hike at Camelback Mountain. I have never done this, and it was beautiful. Since I’m pregnant, and it’s harder to move now, we only did a short hike. Not the whole mountain.

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King of the Hill.


Arizona can be so beautiful in all its desert glory.

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I can’t believe that’s my shadow.


Dara looks like a natural Arizonan, she should move here!


Prepping for the big UK game!


We were definitely getting in the spirit of things. What else are best friends for?


We went to this bar in Scottsdale with the UK Alumni group to watch the Final Four NCAA game, and then the FINAL championship game. GOOO CATS! It was a lot of fun to be surrounded by all the Arizona Kentuckians. 🙂


We love Kentucky! True Blue through and through!

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We won the whole NCAA National Championship! Go UK! It was a pretty big deal.

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Yeah, we’re #1!!!

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 We took a trip to the Desert Botanical Garden – also a first for me.


They had a butterfly pavilion. It was very peaceful.


 And this cool thing…


We definitely had a good time walking around.

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THEN, we took the four hour drive up to the Grand Canyon! It was definitely worth it. It is a majestic sight. Tom and Dara had never been, so it was fun to share the beauty of Arizona with them. (And it was nice to wear a sweatshirt.)

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No, honey! Think of the baby!

IMG_1627_small IMG_1626_smallWe took a bus tour of the canyon. We walked a little bit – but mostly rode from point to point.
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We took a short hike a little ways down into the canyon.

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I love my husband.


And I love Dara!


This was a pretty cool look-out point.

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Can you even believe that view?



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There was a neat little train station.

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I am so glad that we took the drive!! Thanks for coming to visit us, Dara! It was a wonderful weekend.


On the 7th, we went to the Temple Easter Pageant with the Adams. Emma was loving the live animals walking around.


 The audience and stage. It is a great and spiritual performance. I have to say that it’s not as amazing as the Hill Cumorah Pageant…but it’s still pretty good. 😉