Wednesday, January 18, 2012

We are alive and well

Well I'm sure you have all been wondering if we fell off the face of the earth, and the answer is yes, we did for a little while, this is what we have been up to:

Sadly i never posted any pics of our little Dr. from Halloween but i knew you would all want to see him, the cutest Dr. ever!
Jackson and his cousin Grant road around in style while they were trick or treating. They had so much fun together!
My whole family went to Schneff Farms and got some really cute pics of Jackson, love this one!
We have also been going to the zoo a lot and here is a pic of Jackson going down a slide and clearly loving life at the zoo!
Christmas was so much fun this year, this was Jackson's big present, he drives it all over our house.
Christmas Eve we went to a park with my family and got some great new family pics.
Jackson dancing at the Despain family Christmas party, look out this boy can dance! Seriously, he loves to dance, it's hilarious!
I love this pic of my two favorite boys! It's so weird to think that I will have three favorite boys soon. Baby #2 is coming on two and a half months! Oh my gosh, I feel so unprepared!
We also bought a house and moved in a week before Christmas! Needless to say December was a crazy month! That is why we've been M.I.A. for a while. We have been working on the house nonstop since we got the keys. Jason is actually working on one of the rooms as I sit at my computer and blog. We are loving the new house and all our new neighbors. I will post some before and after pics of the new house as soon as I decorate a little bit more. So that's what we've been up to for the past little while. Lots of fun changes and we're headed for another huge change in a few months with the next little baby coming! I don't see any signs of life slowing down any time soon!!

Friday, September 30, 2011

Surprise surprise!

Well we have a little surprise to announce for those of you who don't already know, we are having another baby!! I am 13 1/2 weeks along and feeling pretty good. I am definitely more sick this time around but its the price you pay for a baby. We are so excited to have another baby. Jackson will be such an amazing big brother. We have been house hunting like crazy lately because I do not want to still be in our condo when baby #2 arrives. The doctor said that the baby looks healthy and everything is going good. We are so grateful for the opportunity to have another baby.
I wasn't sure how to tell Jason so I went shopping for a shirt and found one that says worlds greatest brother on it. As soon as i got home from the store I took Jackson is another room and sent Jackson out to show his dad his new shirt. The shirt is way too big so Jason was like " what is he wearing?" I held him up so Jason could read the shirt. He read it and then asked "are you pregnant?!" He was so excited! So baby number 2 is due April 3, 2012. It is so crazy to me how pregnancies can be so different. I felt totally fine with Jackson but this one is giving me a run for my money. Oh well, I can't wait to feel the baby move and all the other fun stuff that comes along with being pregnant.

Look at how happy my boys are about the news!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011

My husband the hunter

So Jason finally got drawn for elk this year and was super excited. I on the other hand was not too excited at the fact that he would be gone for 10 days, but I survived. Him and his friend Mike left last Thursday to start the hunt and by Monday Jason had shot his first elk! What on earth am I going to do with him, he loves being a mountain man. And don't you worry, he is planning on having the head stuffed and mounted and plans to display it proudly in our new house. (when we get one that is) Can you imagine a huge elk head in my house?! I guess that's what happens when you marry a small town boy that loves the outdoors. I do have to say that I am proud of him, it is a lot of hard work. They had to carry the elk 3 miles to put it in the truck!

Here is all the meat! Does anyone have any good recipes for elk meat? Cause let me tell you I am going to need all the help I can get. I have eaten elk meat once my whole life, and it looks like I will be eating a lot of it for the like next 10 years. Yikes, good thing we have a deep freeze!

Thursday, August 11, 2011


Well we just got back from the hospital, what a crazy day this turned out to be. My dad sells new roofs for work and was at a job when he fell off a roof. My mom called me and we both were very shaken up, especially my mom. Jason, Jackson, and I rushed to the hospital to meet my mom and brother. I can't even describe how I felt when i saw my dad laying in that hospital bed. I have never seen him look that bad before. He had a black and blue eye that was swollen shut and dried up blood all over his face and a tube up his nose. Turns out he broke his arm and some ribs and his face is all cut up. They thought his leg might be broken too but luckily it wasn't. Can you imagine having a broken arm and broken leg and broken ribs! My poor dad has had a rough day to say the least but I am so thankful that he is okay. I am so grateful to the woman who saw him fall because if it weren't for her I don't know if he would have made it. He was unconscious for about 10 minutes and would not have been able to call an ambulance. I can't even imagine what could have happened. I am so grateful that my dad is safe and that his injuries weren't any worse than they are. My dad is so amazing and I am so lucky to have him for my dad. I hope my dad recovers quick, the poor guy will have a rough couple of months but we are so happy that he is alright.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Summer fun

Well this summer is going by super fast! We have had a couple of busy months so this post is quite long because I have some catching up to do. Jackson has been is swim lessons and has loved it. Today will actually be his last lesson. This kid loves being in the pool, he's a little fish.
He also loves bath time!
My two boys on Father's Day. Jackson was helping him open this present cause he couldn't help with the real present we got him, which was a rifle. I love my two boys, Jason is an amazing dad. Hope you had a great Father's Day babe!
Jackson got his very first hair cut the other day. I wish I would have taken a picture of the sweet mullet he had going on in the back!
Jackson definitely looks bored with his new hair cut. No more mullet!
I love this picture! He can get pretty messy when he eats.

Jackson got to hang out with some of his cousins a lot lately while their parents were moving. They play so good together. We're going to miss having them live around the corner.
Last but not least Jackson loves brushing his teeth. Every time he see's me brushing my teeth he gets all excited because he know's he get's to brush his teeth next. And yes that is a string of spit coming out of his mouth, he gets a little messy while brushing those teeth.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Jackson's 1st Birthday party!!

Yesterday was Jackson's 1st Birthday party, we had a swim party at our pool and had a wonderful time with family and friends. I can't believe my little baby boy is 1! (well he will be this Thursday)
Jackson wearing his little Birthday hat!
Some of the Birthday decorations.

Look how excited Jackson is for his party!

Jackson's 1st Birthday cake!
Jason and I made lots of cupcakes for the party.
I mean a lot of cupcakes! Red velvet, chocolate, and funfetti, Yum!
He was so excited and also confused when we gave him this giant cupcake.
But it didn't take long for him to figure out what to do with it!
Swimming time!

Opening up his dump trunk from Grandma & Grandpa. He loves all of his presents, he got lots of fun toys and some really cute clothes. Thanks everyone for such great gifts!
Isn't he just the cutest little Birthday boy you have ever seen?!
We ordered him this little shopping cart, he absolutely loves pushing it around everywhere.
When everyone left the party we gave them a little goody bag, if you look closely there's a little sticker on there with Jackson's picture on it saying "Happy 1st Birthday Jackson!"

It was such a fun day, thanks everyone who came and helped us celebrate our little guys Birthday.

Thursday, May 19, 2011


This picture has nothing to do with my post but let's face it, blogs are much more fun to look at with pictures. And he's just too cute! This pic was taken right after Jason took Jackson to the ASU football practice. Jason loves taking Jackson to any sporting event. Go Sun Devils!

So I'm an idiot and I forgot my camera but I did the Brazilian Blowout on my friend Rachel, it is amazing! I highly recommend it to anyone with curly/ frizzy hair. On another note, our dog Bella ran away from home yesterday. I accidentally left the door open for a minute and she got out. Long story short, we got a call from the pound today and I went to get her, $175 later she is home safe and sound. I can't believe they can charge people that much for their own dog but apparently they can and they do. Sorry no new pics, but I will have ton to post after this Saturday, Jackson's first Birthday party, I am sooooo excited!!