May
2013

Megan’s Bday Party

Megan’s Birthday is Today.  She had her Birthday Party last weekend.  Megan is our Social Butterfly.  She makes friends so easily and has so many already in this short time that we’ve lived here.  She invited friends from her new school as well as friends from N. Phoenix where we used to live.  She had them all over for a swimming pool party.  It was so fun for them all to get together and play.  They had a great time.  Happy Birthday Megs!  You are so special to us and we love having you in our family.  We love you!  Pics from her fun night are HERE.

May
2013

Megan gets her ears pierced

 Cute Megan waiting for her ear piercing.

Picking out earrings for after.

She was excited and nervous all at the same time.  She wanted to get them pierced and then she would say “no, never mind let’s go home.”  We encouraged her to stay so she wouldn’t regret it and sure enough that was the right decision.  She is so pleased with the results!
 Lots of Sisters there for support.
 Big Smiles after the piercing.
She picked out the diamond earrings.  So Pretty!
May
2013

Sisters Girls Trip

This year we went to Salt lake City for our girls trip.  Life has been crazy and schedules are hard to meet so we just did it right in our home city.  We stayed downtown and had a blast.  I never care where we go, I just love to all be together.  We celebrated our mom’s Birthday over the weekend and got to go to lunch with our Aunt Lynda.  My mom and Lynda are such close sisters and we have always seen her as a second mom.  
Lunch at The Grand America Hotel
This place is so pretty.
 
With our Aunt Lynda, she is so special to each of us. 
Funny picture of all us girls in order of birth.
 Happy Birthday to my Beautiful and Amazing Mom!
 Our Fun Hike 
 Tina and I walking the hike.  Mountains are so green.
Kathy and I
The Salt Lake Area.
All of us at the top.
 Kari and Kathy a the top of the mountain.
While we hiked our mom listened to a tour guide talk all about the area.  She then told us everything he said and what she had learned.  It was fascinating listening to her.  She would make such a great tour guide herself.  We want her to go on a mission to Nauvoo.
Lots of Shopping  
 Resting while we shop.  Cute couch. 
 It was getting dark to take pics with our phone so these are kinda grainy.
Kari and I messing around with the Iphone.  We are still like little kids, the two of us! 
Gangnem Style came on while we were shopping so Kari and I broke out into dance.  We gave our other sisters and mom a good laugh.  They were very entertained.  They got pics and video of us dancing.  These are my favorite moments on the girls trip… The silly ones!
 Sunday Morning
The Temple grounds are so pretty.
 On the Temple grounds.
Our Brother, Dan, gave us these fun Disney bags and we all brought them for our fun trip.
Apr
2013

April Birthdays

April Birthdays… Matt Birthday comes first and then mine.  It’s a Big month for us.  We just got into our home in AZ when we celebrated Matt’s Bday.  It was a busy time, but the moving process went as smooth as it can go.  We are happy to be settled in.
Carrot cake, Matt’s Favorite
Daddy with all his girls!
Watches Matt wanted.

Make a wish!
My Birthday Party was a Blast.  We had our friends all over to celebrate.  It was so fun to see everyone again.  We are all so close and we are so happy to be back in AZ.  
Fun Friends
 My Chocolatey, chocolatey cake!
 Matt and I
Angee and I have been friends since BYU-Hawaii.  Long time!
All the girls and all the guys.  Good Looking Group!
On my Birthday – Day my mom came to be with me.  She’s so special to me. We had a great time together!
 Paradise Bakery for Lunch
 Matt and I went out to celebrate.  The nights in AZ are so beautiful!
Matt surprised me with an IPad.  I did not see this coming.  WoW!
Thanks Matty!
Happy Birthday to Us!  🙂
Apr
2013

Bartons Visit to AZ

The Barton Girls all came to visit us over their Spring Break.  It was so fun having visitors to our new home so soon after moving in.  It felt like we all went to a vacation house together because our home was so new to me.  It hadn’t sinked in yet, that we are here to stay!

Shopping

I love being with my sister.

Cute Girlies
Laying out.
 Ballerina Girls! 

Girls got LOTS of swim time.
   We Love having a Pool. 
 Silly Girls.
 Watching them swim from the shade.

Don’t rock the boat!

 
 
Tina is a Sun Goddess!  🙂  She needs to move to AZ!
 Dani and Brooke are in love with Kelsey.  She is so good with the little ones.
BFF’s
Congo chillin’ out!
The Bartons raised Congo and they love him just as much as us.
Apr
2013

New Move

It’s been so crazy this last month, so much going on.  We closed on our home in Gilbert at the end of March.
Easter came and went in a hurry.  We were moving in the same weekend.  It was Crazy!  I didn’t feel like we got to do a lot of the traditional things we normally do like coloring eggs, but we did take time to celebrate in St. George before going to Arizona.  I’m so glad we did!
Girls on Easter
 Brooke and Dani in matching dresses
 Emilee and Megan at their new school
I’m not sure what they’re doing here  😉
Brooke goes to Preschool at Spectrum, down the street.
She will go to the same school with her sisters next year.

Brooke with her teacher, Miss Lyssa
Apr
2013

Spring Break

We went to Utah for Spring Break to be with family and cousins and we stayed there while we were in transition with our move.  The girls got a couple weeks off of school and the time went soooo fast!
 Girls with Sara
 Megan and Amanda at the mall.
 Haylee and Emilee
 Megan with Courtney and their dolls
 Girls with Maddi
 We have a new dog.  Congo came to Arizona to live with us.
Our girls couldn’t be happier.  They all Love dogs.  He is a cutie!
 
 Of course, there is Swimming.
Yay! for Sand Dunes.  It’s definitely a favorite. 

The sand is so soft and fun to play with.
Girls on an Easter Egg hunt Grandma made for them.
Mar
2013

Happy Birthday Brooke!

Brooke turned FOUR!  She had an awesome Birthday.  Her presents were all from Toy Story.  She loves all the characters and wants to have them all in her collection.  It was cute to see her get so excited over her presents.  She brought treats to preschool for her special day and we also went to ChuckECheese to celebrate.  The next day she said to me, “Mom… I want to have my birthday again today.”  Nice Brookee.  You wish!  🙂
 
 
 
 Brooke took all of her presents to bed with her that night.
 Brownies and ice cream.  Yum!
 I’m so proud of my little four year old and how much she has grown in just one year.
Dani loved the yummy Birthday treats. 
Brooke was most excited about getting Buzz Lightyear.  It is pretty cool all the things he can do.
 
 Brooke and Dani watching Toy Story 3 with the characters.  Cute!
 Preschool Treats.
 Brooke having a blast at ChuckECheese.
Brooke off to bed.
Feb
2013

ChuckECheese

Little Girls are so much Fun.  I could take a million pictures to capture each facial expression and movement.  I guess that’s why I love taking video, you see it all.  My girls have always loved going to ChuckECheese.  Here are pics of their time spent there.

Horse Rides
 Look at that Face? 
Teapot Ride
 This was funny to watch Brooke.  Usually hits them right as they go back down.  🙂
Playing Games Galore  
 
 
Photo Spot
 
 
  
  Simulator Ride
 Where a Kid can be a Kid!
  
Feb
2013

Danielle’s First Haircut

 Dani was ready for her first haircut and so was her mom.  Dani’s hair is very thin or fine.  She needed it cut to help make it look more full and thick.  Her hair was always getting in her face and she would take out anything I put in it so she needed to get bangs to keep her hair out of her face.
This is how long Dani’s hair was before her first haircut. 

I loved this idea, she gave Dani toys to play with in her lap to help keep her head in that downward position.

 
 Cutting Bangs!  I’m so glad we did bangs.
 Brooke came with us for moral support.  😉
 The finished girly!  She definitely looks more her age now.
Here’s a pic of her hair from the back.