Monday, June 21, 2010

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day to some of the most amazing Father's I know!

To my wonderful husband, you are an amazing dad and I just love the way Bronson looks up to you. His face lights up everytime you walk in the door from work. He gets so excited he instantly starts yelling and laughing! He thinks you are the funniest person in the world! Thank you for being an awesome dad and loving Bronson the way you do!

Bronson and Daddy doing what they love most...

To my dad, you are a great roll model for me. I am so grateful to have you in my life! Thank you for always being there for our family. It truly is amazing to watch you with Bronson. I can just tell he loves his Papa so much!

Papa teaching Bronson that pretzels are yummy...

To Grandpa Jensen, we miss you and the Jensen clan so much! You are an amazing father and I have you to thank for raising such an amazing son, husband to me and father to Bronson. Thank you for always being willing to help and be there for our little family!

Grandpa Jensen, nothing more to say than "What a proud Grandpa..."

Happy Daddy's Day from Bronson!

Mill Avenue

We have lived here for a little more than 7 months and we finally decided to go to Mill Avenue at ASU. Nick and I haven't been down there in about 6.5 years. This was a blast for us to do with Bronson because we were taking a stroll down "Memory Lane". March 2004 was the first time Nick ever meet my dad. Nick and I came to AZ with my brother and his friend to meet up with my dad and go to a spring training game! One of our ventures out on the town was to Mill Avenue where Nick and I sat on this bench and talked about our "future" and wanting to get married and believe it or not move to Arizona...
We looked at this cute little barber shop and thought "That would be so fun for me to have" because come June 2004 I was starting hair school!
... and now, more than 6 years later we live in Arizona and have a beautiful little boy as part of our family. We were able to share this trip down "Memory Lane" with Bronson. It was so much fun to remember the things we talked about on that bench and look at our lives and see how far we have come from that day.


I'm really late on doing this post seeing as Bronson will be 8 months in less than 2 weeks. Better late than never!!! I can't believe how fast he is growing up. It is sad to see him grow up but each day and age gets more fun! We are having a blast with him.

This is his favorite thing to do...
I know, I'm a bad mom to allow him to watch t.v. so much but he loves it! He could sit there for hours if we would let him!

Some things Bronson is doing at 7 months:
  • He started to sit up just before 7 months.
  • He LOVES his kiddy movies. (These movies will always make him stop crying)
  • He will sit with daddy and watch youtube music videos all night long if he could.
  • He LOVES music! (He gets that from his dad)
  • His favorite song is "Forever" by Chris Brown
  • He eats his feet all the time.
  • He is a thumb sucker.
  • He will find any computer/remote hidden or not... he loves them.
  • He is rocking back and forth on all fours... crawling soon maybe.
  • He can get anywhere he wants to by rolling and turning in circles.
  • He makes farting noises with his mouth.
  • He LOVES to roll over in the tub and play in the water on his tummy.
  • He LOVES to go to the swimming pool and play in his floaty.
  • He grabs daddy's go-tee all the time.
  • He is always looking for mommy when dad walks around with him.
  • He is absolutely one of the happiest babies I have ever been around!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Need Help...

One of my goals this summer is to read MORE! I need your help though... Do me a favor and leave a comment with your favorite books or suggestions of books you have heard are good. It can be a short or a long list, I don't care, I will look into all of them!!!

Thank you!!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

6 Years

We started out like this...

Now, we are this...
...and I can't wait to see what the future holds for us!


Friday, June 4, 2010


I have to admit I am a bit of an avid TV watcher... addicted to my Spring/Fall shows and I get really sad to see them go off the air for the summer! However, I have seen a new light to summertime. Not only do I have my son that I get to play with all day everyday but I have so many goals that I wish to accomplish in my time of being a "Stay at Home Mom" and now I have no excuse but to get my butt in gear and work on them!!

Here is a list of a few things I plan to accomplish:

  • Food Storage- The Church has taught for years that it is very important to have a year supply of food. I know, I know I hear this all of the time and always say "I am going to start but it will have to wait till we make more money or get a bigger house or until we move because we don't want to move all of that stuff" Well the excuses are enough and I really don't think there is EVER a good time to start. You will always have something holding you back. So I plan to accomplish this and learn more about how to build my food storage and keep a continuous rotation going. I know that regardless of what we may feel is holding us back we will be blessed for our efforts.

I have joined the website Deals to Meals which will provide me with organizing sheets to keep track of everything that I have and what I am running low on. I will get instructions on how to start my food storage and how to get the entire year in less then a year. It will also provide me with all of the items on sale for each week at your local grocery stores and meals to go along with the items you find on sale. It will give me new and fun recipes to try out and everything is quick, easy & made from scratch using items on your shelf!! I am so excited to start!!

  • Debt Free Budgeting- We are starting the Dave Ramsey Debt Free Program. I am excited for this new challenge . We will be able to pay off any debt we may have and learn to live on a student budget. With Nick going back to school and myself staying at home we need to do our best to learn again how to live on a "Student Budget" again. We will be able to learn how to budget by paying for EVERYTHING with cash! I have heard amazing things about this program and I can't wait to see how it helps us!!
  • Family Home Evening/Scripture Study- It again has been said in the Church how important it is to have Family Home Evening on a weekly basis as well as Scripture Study as a family on a daily basis. I always have good intentions when I start these two things but somehow other things come up and both of these items get put on the back burner and we end up not doing them anymore. Not anymore!!! I am going to make it a priority and I feel that if Nick and I can start it now and make it a habit we should have no problem to continue this as Bronson and future children get older!
  • Reading- Every summer when I get sad that my shows are no longer on I remember how much I LOVE to read. I love to read fun books, church books, Ensign etc. I now have no excuse but to spend more time reading! Hopefully this will give me some better insight to the more important things in life rather than living in my fantasy world of "Greys Anatomy" or all of the other 50 shows I love!!

and last but not least....

  • Sewing/Baking/Crafts- I have said this before and I will say it again... I want to use some of my time being at home to hone my skills in the kitchen, to learn to sew and be more crafty. I think that being able to learn these things can not only help around my own house by possibly saving money in certain areas but be useful for others if necessary.

I am excited for all of my Summer Goals. I feel like now I will be able to have a new focus in life and recenter my life around those things that are really important in life! Wish me luck!!