Sunday, July 27, 2008


For no reason in particular I wanted to say that when I think to myself, "Why did I get married?" (oh come on, you know you have thought the same thing at some point) it never takes long for me to remember why I married Sam and how very lucky and grateful I am that I did.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Our day trip to Sedona

We had a blast swimming in a creek in Sedona with our good friends Kaylee and Kade. It was beautiful and although the water was cold, once you got in and got used to it-it felt great! Easton loved the water the most and wouldn't sit still on my lap. He arched his back to get down off my lap into the cold water-with a great big smile on his face. It didn't even phase him.
Kade is really cute with Easton, his buddy. Check out E's double chin.
Kaylee and Kade with the red rock behind them.
This was after Sam waded through the rocks in just below waist deep water with Easton ASLEEP in the carrier. Yep, Easton slept through it all as Sam moved across the river with Kade's help. Here he is awake after.
Here's the crew. Can't leave home without Easton's sombrero!

Sedon-cha think this looks fun!

Sam loves puns and when we first drove up to Sedona with my parents he couldn't stop saying Sedona puns, i.e. Sedon't tell me how to get there... He thinks he's so funny but when we got home from our trip with Kaylee and Kade he was so proud of himself for not making one Sedona pun. Good job babe!
We asked a passerby to take our picture and he made a big deal about getting Easton to look and smile so I was working on that when he took the picture and then handed us the camera even though Sam and I were clearly not looking.
The waterhole was crowded where the cliff jumping was (I'm kindof a wuss because I always worry I'm going to be paralyzed after jumping- so no jumping for me this time).
It was pretty high actually.
If you walked away abit from the cliffs there was no one around. It was fun to have it to ourselves and it was beautiful.
Kaylee and I being dorks "Jazz hands"

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Mom n pop

He already knows how to pose for the camera :)

When you have a great photographer it makes it difficult to weed through all the great pictures but here are some of our favorites just of Easton.

Full of personality!

Monday, July 21, 2008

Help us decide

We had so many pictures to chose from and many different settings of family pictures.  We narrowed it down to the following 10.  Help us decide which one is best.  Don't forget the 5 below.  Which one do you like best? Pictures taken by Heather Peck

Our favorite family pics of the bunch

We like these settings the best but we still have a few to narrow down.
This one above is probably my favorite but with the angle Sam looks so tall.  ???

Friday, July 18, 2008

All tuckered out after a day at the pool

We enjoyed swimming at the pool with Kaylee and Kade on the 4th of July.  Easton had so much fun he fell asleep right in his raft! 

The Three Stooges

Dane, Lance and Easton 

Pictures taken by Katie Taggart (I know they look professional)

So these pictures were taken when Easton was 5 1/2 months old so they are 3 months old.  I thought I had posted them but I hadn't.  It was really fun to go with Carlie and Katie to the awesome Sahara Park.  

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Sweet little baby Quail/Kim's traumatic quail run

As shown above quails are very cute and baby quails are especially cute.  Today I was driving home from the library when I came across a mother quail and her baby who were crossing the street.  I tried to swerve to avoid hitting them, and at the time did not know they were quails and would hence not fly out of my tires path.  I looked in my rear view mirror and to my horror saw the baby quail hobbling, clearly injured, to the side of the street.  I was so upset!  I drove the car back around to see the mother quail in the middle of the street waiting for her baby to try to hobble across the street to the other side.  It was so sad to see the baby hurt-by me-so I pulled over and slowed down the two cars behind me to make sure no one else would run it over and kill it this time.  The baby and mother finally got to the other side of the street but the mother kept running, leaving the baby.  The baby ran under some little bushes.  I am not the worlds biggest bird lover but this injured baby quail really tore at my heart strings and I was crying at this point.  What was I to do?  I was not going to leave it injured with no mother.  I decided to leave it shortly and go to the nearby vet to ask them what to do?  The vet said she does not take birds but that I could pick it up without hurting it or myself and she gave me a little box.  She told me of a wildlife center that takes injured birds.  I drove back to the bush and saw the poor baby still under the bush.  A man pulled over and asked if he could help me with whatever it was I was trying to catch.  I explained the traumatic episode to him and we searched for a way to get the quail out from under the bush to get help.  I was still very upset that I hurt this little baby and it was still all alone.  But as we were searching the quail ran out and under another bush.  The good thing was it ran normal this time-as in, on both feet with no hobble.  The guy who was helping me agreed the quail appeared healthy and I decided to leave it and hope it's mother would call to it.  This was very traumatic for me.  It was such a cute little baby no bigger than the pictures above.  I really hope it is ok.  When I got home I called a quail specialist, (yes, there is such a thing I guess) in the area and after explaining the incident he too thought the mother would call to the baby.  What I learned:  Be careful for non-flying birds.  Know where you can take an injured bird or animal and/or who to call.