Monday, July 27, 2009

Almost walking…

Okay so maybe this isn’t national video day but we HAD to put this on tonight because we’re so proud! Our good friends, Abe and Loni gave Max this cool toy about an hour ago and he already loves it. I think he will be walking soon!


I have a confession…

I think I’m addicted… to getting free stuff! No seriously, I think I really am. Even if it’s something that I don’t use or need and it’s free, I just have to have it! And then, after I look at my receipt, I get this high that makes me want to keep doing it!!! Ahhh! What am I to do?! Like the other day, I got 30 Amp energy drinks for free. We don’t drink energy drinks unless we’re on a road trip but I had to get them. Anyone want some?

I just have to say that I absolutely LOVE CVS. I get a lot of my free stuff there. The last 3 weeks they’ve been having school supplies deals. Here’s all of the free school supplies that I’ve gotten there (this doesn’t include all of the other freebies I got at cvs). I also got these 3 boxes of Kashi cereal for 50 cents. Amazing… I love it. I can’t stop…. IMG_4480IMG_4485

Max’s new things

Max has started doing a lot of new things. Here’s a video of some of them. Some of you might remember the video I posted of him copying me stick out my tongue when he was just a few weeks old. He stopped doing it soon after and just started doing in again a few weeks ago. He also sighs when I sigh, grunts when I grunt, laughs when I laugh, screams when I scream,  smacks when I smack, waves hi and bye bye, and says “oooooh!” He’s so dang cute and I just love him so much!!!

Yummy Stuff

I love trying new, easy recipes. I like making things that taste really good but don’t have a lot of ingredients (so please, if you have any, throw them my way!). I always gauge how good my meals come out by Mike and Soin’s reaction. If you want the recipes, let me know.

Chicken Cordon Bleu:


Pizza (again- gets better and better every time!):


Thursday, July 23, 2009

Happy as Ever at 3 Years

Mike took me to the Compass Restaurant on top of the Hyatt for our Anniversary. It was amazing.  It actually rotates so we had an great view of Phoenix. It was also a little stormy so we also had a cool view of some lightening.

The service was a awesome. The food was delicious. The atmosphere was perfect. I loved it! To top it all off, we stayed there that night. Thank you for a wonderful Anniversary, My Love.

You are everything I could ask for in a husband and more. I love you more than you could ever know.


compass-restaurant-2 IMG_4461  IMG_4466

Sunday, July 12, 2009


When I think of Arizona I think of hot, dry weather, cactus, rocks, and bad drivers…

Yesterday we found out that there are beautiful places in Arizona! Okay, maybe we already knew that but we had never actually seen them. Today we did!

We drove an hour and a half to Payson and enjoyed a short hike along a small river. It was beautiful; well worth the drive (even though the drivers were the same :p). Especially on a hot hot day in Phoenix. We will return to this wonderful place, that’s for sure!

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Night Swim

For those of you non-Zonies, it is now 100 degrees at 9pm out here. So we are taking advantage of the pool at all hours. Here are a few pictures of our nightly adventures:                    IMG_4255 IMG_4262 IMG_4263IMG_4266

4th of July trip

Mike, Max, Soin, and I headed out to San Diego for the 4th of July weekend. We had a lot of fun with the family. We got there on Thursday and went to the Del Mar Fair. Friday we went to the beach. Max loved it! On Saturday night we went to watch fireworks in Poway. Max had a great time with his grandma and grandpa and aunts and uncle! 

Kind of a Funny Story

My Mom came to help out with Max for a few weeks while I doubled up a couple of my classes. So she, Soin, Max, Mike, and I went to the mall. We were all getting hungry (especially Mike).

While my mom was in her last store, Mike was waiting outside and he told me not to show my mom the merry-go-round because she’s gonna want Max to ride it. He was hungry and wanted to get out of there to get some food! I, being pretty sure that I knew my mom better than him, said “no, she won’t.” Anyway, we happened to walk past it on our way out and as soon as my mom spotted it, her eyes lit up and she said, “oooh! Let’s take Max on that!” This was so funny to me because somehow, Mike already knew… and I didn’t!

Random Pics

The stork brought Max to Mommy a little late…IMG_4149

I leave for 4 hours and this is what happens to my baby! What a rebel…


He speaks no evil…




Where does he think he’s going?


Blanket #2


I can’t say who this is for because I haven’t given it away yet… ;) I actually finished this one a while ago and now I’m working on blanket #3.