Friday, September 30, 2011

Lets not forget...

Linford turned 4!

Oh geez, where do I start with Linny Binny?
This big guy steals EVERYONES heart.
He makes friends with everyone and is so much fun to hang out with.
He has the funniest sense of humor and is quite the athlete.
He is obsessed with BYU and football.
He wears his jersey everywhere, everyday right along with a pair of cleats.
Our family definitely would NOT be complete without Linford.
Happy Birthday to our 4 year old.
(I try not to cry while posting these pictures because time has flown WAY too fast)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

9lbs 14oz
...3 weeks early...

We're in love with him and so excited to have him here!
(I wrote out the whole story and it got erased so that will have to wait)

MORE pictures to come!

Monday, September 12, 2011

SUMMER in a Nut Shell

SOOOO many things have happened this summer...
*We moved to Mesa (and love it)
*All 3 kids learned how to swim on their own
*Trip to Idaho
*Hewitt turned 6
*Hewitt started kindergarten
*Grammy and Popps decided to move to AZ

Things to COME...
*Baby #4 is scheduled to arrive in 2 weeks
(but I have a hunch he might come a few days early)
*Linfords 4th Birthday

Brandon and Harper at the Mesa Temple

Our family at the temple

Saying good-bye to Kegan before he leaves to the Phillipines

Me and the boys enjoying the cool Idaho weather

Love my kiddos

Linford being silly

Cousin McKay, Hewitt and Linford flexing their HUGE muscles

Meeting up with Macko and Andi and meeting their new baby sister Pheobe

Hewitt's first day of school

Can't believe he is 6!!!

Birthday Presents
Hewitt was such a trooper
We had to move on his birthday
Hewitt is one of the sweetest, most passionate kids I have ever met,
not to mention very very smart.
Love him, can't believe he is 6.

4th of July
We spent the 4th with My Aunt Kris and my cousins. We had so much fun swimming and doing fireworks. These are my festive homemade oreo's that me and Linford made.

Linford is actually a really big help in the kitchen. He actually helps when he's in the kitchen with me. He always tells me he wants to be a chef.

Swimming has been such a MAJOR part of our lives this summer.
We swim atleast once a day 5 days a week.

Harper is our little fish.
Its a little scary at times how confident he is.
He recently taught himself how to swim and
it is the cutest, most impressive, funny thing to watch.
I get comments on him from mulitple people everytime we are at the pool.
"WOW, how old is he?"
"He's quite the dare devil isn't he?"
"He's only 2?!?!"
He LOVES the water.

Movies on Monsoon days

Movie nights on the weekends.
My friend does this with her kids and my kids think it is the COOLEST thing ever.
Love my kids.
Love the Summer.

Sunday, June 19, 2011


Words can't even describe the father and husband that Brandon is.
The neatest thing is, he keeps getting better and better as the days go by.
There are things I see in him daily that make me realized how blessed I am.
I have many extreme quirks about me and the kids and I are very blessed to have Brandon here to help balance them out!
He just makes our family complete.
Brandon was out of town on business for 6 weeks and those 6 weeks were SO HARD...
I never learned to appreciate him MORE.
I realized how much the kids and I NEEDED him.
Not for the regular "man" things or "honey-do's", like fixing stuff or taking out the trash, or taking the kids when I need a break (which are definitely a bonus)
But we missed him more for things like,
hugs and kisses before bed,
cuddling on the couch,
wrestling with the boys,
daddy outings,
and just his PRESENCE.
Yesterday Hewitt randomly said,
"mom our house just feels.........(pause).........BETTER with Dad here"
Brandon has been home for 3 weeks now and Hewitt STILL had that on his mind.

I am so thankful for him.
Words can't describe the feelings I have for Brandon.
I am so THANKFUL that he is who he is and that we are so blessed to have him apart of our little family.
but the fact that our relationship only continues to get better.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Drum Roll Please....

Well, the RESULTS are in
It is confirmed that we are adding to our collection of BOYS!


Yep another
Rough, Handsome, mommy lovin', Football Playin, Wrestling, Messy, ADORABLE, Funny, Basketball Bouncin, Little BOY

Yeah a Girl would have been different and "new"


I have this 'boy' thing down to a "T"
(atleast so far)

and WHY NOT add to the clan?
Not to mention I won't "have" to buy anything new

Needless to say we are excited
Not only that, but he is measuring 'RIGHT on' for my due date
Everything looks perfect, no complications!
Nice and Healthy
What more could I ask for???

I am DUE on October 3d 2011
they have scheduled my c-section for the 23d of September
but I am thinking to have them change it to the 26th

Here are some pictures!

Brandon is gone for work so Hewitt came with me, what a little sweetie.

Hewitt in the waiting room

The little guy at 10 weeks

Again at 19 weeks
profile picture
He approximately weighs 9oz

picture of his face with his hand up by his cheek
(19 weeks)

My belly at 18 weeks

My belly at 19 weeks

Our Famiily

Our Famiily


Hewitt is our SMART litte 4 year old. He listens and does everything I tell him to. He is the BEST big brother and my big helper too.

Linny Binny

Linny Binny
This little dude keeps us laughing all the time. He just barely turned 2 and He is so sweet and getting so big.


Harper is 7 months old. Easiest baby yet and crawls everywhere and stands up on his own too!


Our BIG Wonderful Doggy. He will be turning 4 in October! We love ya Buddy!

McBride Family

McBride Family
20 grandchildren and 1 on the way! 14 boys and 7 girls.

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Brandon and I with Harper at 4 months

Linford Family

Linford Family
7 grandchildren, soon to be 8! 3 girls and 5 boys