Friday, December 10, 2010

Thank you, Phoenix

Geez, I don't really no where to start. For the past 3 days, we have been packing like crazy and right now, I'm so exhausted and definitely need some rest, however, I have a lot on my mind and can't go to bed until I let it out.

We are extremely excited because Michael finally got a job after being on the hunt for almost a year. We were both getting antsy and a little frustrated because we finished what we came out here and didn't realize how difficult it would be to get back home.

I'm so blessed with a wonderful husband who wants to work hard for his family. Michael is now a financial analyst for an expanding medical group in Escondido, California. This company is very fortunate to be gaining such an intelligent, righteous, loyal, and hard working employee.

Although most of our family is in California, I have to say that Phoenix will always have a piece of my heart. This is where we started on our own. We came here just Michael and I with our very little bit of belongings, ready to start our lives together. We knew what our goals were and were determined to achieved them.

While we were here in Phoenix, I reconnected with my best friend, my sis. It is where I built a special bond with my cousin, Sheilia. It is where I met another amazing girl, Camilla, who is now my best friend next to Soin and Sheilia. Our ward was amazing... our doctors were amazing... all our friends were amazing. What's most amazing is that we brought two angels into this world while we were here in Phoenix.

We came here to earn our degrees and then get back home. Needless to say, we succeeded and also did a great deal more. I love Phoenix because of all the beautiful things that happened here.

So now our journey continues...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Leviticus Marshall

Levi was blessed by Daddy on Sunday, November 28th in the Marshall home. It was a beautiful blessing. We decided to change his name from just “Levi” to Leviticus.

Levi, we will try our very best to be the Mommy and Daddy who will teach, guide, and exemplify how to be happy, strong, and righteous. You are one of our two biggest blessings. We love you so much. Your big brother loves you very much too. He always wants to give you hugs and kisses and he likes to sing you songs and share his toys when you cry.

Thank you for bringing us joy and happiness.


Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving 2010

We had a great Thanksgiving break. This year was our year to spend it with the Marshalls, but we stopped by my mom’s to visit her, Soin, and Clementine. Mom made us a delicious dinner on Saturday night and we went to the park for a little barbeque on Sunday after church.

On Monday, we headed to San Marcos for some beach camping. It was really cold, but very beautiful. On Thanksgiving day, the guys played some football and later, we had a delicious Thanksgiving feast together.

After Thanksgiving, we did some shopping and just hung out together.  On Saturday, we celebrated GG’s 50th birthday. Max got a little tummy virus and unfortunately got sick at  home and at Costco. Poor baby!

We had a great week and a great break. We are very thankful for our wonderful family.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Miss my girls

My best friend (aka sister) recently moved back to Cali and I miss her and Clementine so much! I can’t wait to see and spend time with them both again. Clementine is 6 weeks now! Time sure does fly. I love you my girlies!Clementinen 6 weeks

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Open House

My mom held an open house for Levi and Clementine and we were able to see a lot of family that we haven’t seen in a long time. It was really nice! Thank you Mom.IMG_0174 IMG_0175 IMG_0176 IMG_0178 IMG_0180 IMG_0181 IMG_0182 IMG_0183 IMG_5550 IMG_5551 IMG_5555 IMG_5556 IMG_5557 IMG_5565 IMG_5568

Afterwards we headed to San Marcos to hang out with the Marshalls for a couple days. Max had a blast as always.IMG_5572 IMG_5573

Aunt Lizzy bought Max lots of stickers and he found a creative way to use them!

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Fun Ties

Levi's blessing is coming up and I wanted to make him a little tie. So I Googled it and found this:

How much easier can making a baby tie get?! Awesome! So I made a trip to the thrift store and bought some ties for .99 each and whipped some out. I ended up giving these to a friend who just had a baby boy, but I'm gonna find a good one to make for Levi's blessing.

All my mommas with boys, give it a shot! It's so easy and look how cute they are!

Love my Angels

Words can't express how much I love my two boys. It's not the easiest job being a mom, but these two precious little faces that I get to adore every day when I wake up make every frustrating moment worth it. I love you my little Angels!


We had a good time this year. For work, Mike's team dressed up as the Jersey Shore crew so he had to dress up as Pauly D. He went to get a spray tan and gave his hair a little blow out. Not too shabby eh? :P

We went to trunk or treat at the church with Sheilia, Justin, and Stevie. Levi was the football this year and looked like a little cutie!

Sheilia was a hippie with her cute round belly. The little trouble makers were army soldiers. Adorable!

I was a witch and Mike was a ghost. He's carrying cake pops that we made to share. They were yummy!

On Halloween night, we took the boys trick or treating in Sheilia and J's neighborhood.
Ready to get some sweets!

Levi enjoyed the long walk outside. Cute little monkey!

The boys got a ton of candy and Max ate more than he probably should have. Sheilia and I feasted on it too. I gave the rest to Mike to take to work so that I wouldn't eat anymore. Ugh, I hate how addictive sugar is. I know I'm a mean mom for taking my son's Halloween candy and giving it away. Ah well.