Saturday, May 22, 2010

*~ SPRING ~*

Wow...I can't believe that the last time I updated my blog was at the start of 2010 and now the year is almost half over! We have had a crazy busy year so far and I don't see it slowing down much! Here's a brief overview of what we've been up to the past 5 months and some new pics!
Broc just finished the spring semester at ISU and is excited to have the summer off! He's almost done with his bachelor's degree in Business Management. I am so proud of him for sticking with it, even though it hasn't been easy! He has also been busy at work, which is nice considering the economy. Whenever he has spare time he's riding his motorcycle with his brother Brayden or hanging out with me and the kids. Broc was also asked to be on a golf league for Rudd & Co. so he gets to go golfing every Wednesday and loves it!

I am still working at Dr. Wilson's office three days a week. I also decided to go back to school! Mandy and I are doing it together, which is nice because we can encourage each other and study together! I haven't decided on my major for my bachelor's degree yet but ultimately I want to get into the Physician Assistant program. I have a long road ahead of me with a lot of school but I'm excited for the future! I also started volunteering in the ER at EIRMC to get some more experience in a hospital setting and like it so far.

Lexie turned 3 in April! It doesn't seem like it's been three years already! We took her to Utah to ride her four-wheeler on a track and stay in a hotel. She had a blast! This summer she will be taking swimming lessons and is very excited about it! She is such a fun little girl! She's so girly and loves to wear dresses but at the same time loves to get dirty riding her fourwheeler and playing with the boys! It's a perfect mix if you ask me.

Deegan will be 1 in August! He's growing so fast! He started "crawling" a few months ago. It's so funny to watch him because he does this army crawl where he just uses his arms and drags his legs. He's getting really good at it too! He has started to pull himself up and likes to stand up in his crib. I'm thinking that he's going to start walking before he figures out how to really crawl! Right now he is getting his top teeth in and it's been rough on him. He's usually a very happy baby and hardly ever fusses but lately he's been miserable. (and so have I) I hope those teeth hurry up cuz I want my nice baby back! :)

I think that pretty much sums it up! I'll try not to wait so long next time. I hope every one is having a good Spring (if you can actually call it that)!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

*~Christmas~Baby Blessings~Wedding~*

We have had a very busy, very fun couple of weeks! We had Christmas, Deegan and Jerzi's baby blessing, and Brayden's Wedding all in about a week! I took tons of pictures so I decided to make a collage of each event!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Happy Holidays!!!

I can't believe it is almost Christmas! We have been so busy lately, which is why I haven't updated my blog. I am so happy to say that I am done shopping! Don't get me wrong...I LOVE Christmas shopping but unfortunately my bank account and husband don't love it as much as I do. :) I am so excited to see Lexie's face on Christmas morning! She has been so excited for Santa to come this year, she asks me almost everyday if it's Christmas. I hope that everyone has a

Merry Christmas!

Here is a little update of what we've been up to:

~*~Sunday Funday~*~

One of Mandy's friends owns a gymnastics business and a couple times a month she hosts a "Sunday Funday". Mandy invited us to come with her and it was so fun! They have a potluck dinner and open the gym and let the kids play on all the gymnastic equipment. Lexie LOVED it! They had padded floors, swings, trampolines, and a big foam pit! All of the kids had so much fun playing together! It was so nice to get to meet some of Mandy's new friends and their kids. Hopefully we will get invited to go to the next "Sunday Funday" (hint, hint)

Lakers vs. Jazz

I wanted to do something nice for Broc and since I am not a sports fan (as you probably already know) I decided to surprise him by taking him to a Lakers game. I was so sneaky...or so I thought...until he called me one morning and asked me what the charge on our credit card was for! Seriously!!! I swear I can't keep anything from him! He was really excited to go to the game and had fun even though his Lakers lost. We also did some Christmas shopping while we were in Salt Lake and walked through temple square to see the Christmas lights. It was so nice to have a night away just the two of us! Thanks Ted and Nancy for watching our kids for us!

Thanksgiving 2009

This year for Thanksgiving Broc's mom and Step-dad, John took the whole family to Las Vegas for a week. It was so much fun! We all stayed in a really nice house and went riding, swimming and shopping! Oh, yeah and ate some really good food!

Disney Princesses on Ice
We took Lexie to see the Disney Princesses on Ice. It was so much fun! She was so excited to see all the princesses! We stayed in a hotel and went swimming and then took her to Build-a-Bear on the way home. She had a blast and we made so many memories with her that we will cherish forever!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Lexie had her first dance performance on Wednesday night at the Festival of the Trees. It was such a crazy day! She fell asleep at about 2:30 and I was so happy because she needed a nap! Usually she sleeps for a couple hours but this time I had to wake her up at almost 5:30! We were supposed to be at the Red Lion at 6:10 and she was scheduled to perform at 6:30. I curled her hair and got her dressed as fast as I could and we left the house at 6:00. We got almost halfway there and realized that we forgot her wings! So we had to turn around and go back home, I was so worried that we would make her miss her first performance! We finally got to the hotel at 6:20. I was so nervous for her! I was hoping that she wouldn't be too shy to dance. I don't think I could have danced in front of all those people but it didn't bug her at all! She LOVED it, she was grinning the whole time! She did so good!

Here is a Video that Broc took of her dance:

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Here are some pictures from her dance:

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Monday, November 9, 2009


I have been such a slacker! I can't believe it's been over a month since I updated my blog! Things have been so crazy lately. Here are some pictures to show you what we've been up to!

Happy Halloween!

Halloween came a little early for us this year. Kenzie's volleyball team made it to state and since it's her senior year we wanted to go support her so we dressed the kids up and took them trick-or-treating on Tuesday night. Since Mandy wasn't going to have the boys over the weekend, they came with us. It was so much fun to see them in there cute little costumes! They had so much fun and got lots of candy!

Lexie was Sleeping Beauty and she LOVED her pink dress! She was so excited that she finally got to wear it! She has been asking me for weeks if she could "just wear it for a minute." She sure loves her princesses! She can name just about every Disney princess. While we were out trick-or-treating we went to Ryan and Robin Crapo's house. Ryan was trying to talk to Lexie but she was being shy and wouldn't even look to him. He asked her what her costume was and she wouldn't answer him. Then he said, "you look so pretty in your Cinderella dress." Lexie turned to him and yelled, "I'm not Cinderella, I'm Sleeping Beauty!" It was so funny! I think it shocked Ryan because she was being so quiet and shy two seconds before that and now she was yelling at him. Like I said she really likes her princesses!

Deegan was a monkey this year. I saw this costume online and fell in love with it!
It was so soft and warm. Deegan didn't seem to mind it too much.
I'm pretty sure that we had the cutest little monkey around!

Here is a picture of the kids at Blayne and Leslie's house. Seth was the Transformer Optimus Prime, Ashton was the blue Power Ranger, and Connor was Woody from Toy Story.

Go Diggers!

Here are a couple of pictures from Kenzie's volleyball tournament in Coeur d'Alene. She did so good! They ended up taking 4th place! We had so much fun hanging out with Broc's mom and Grandma. Broc's aunt, Jill and her daughter Addy drove over from Seattle and stayed one night with us. We did a little shopping, ate some really good food, and watched a lot of volleyball. I made the kids shirts that said, "Go Diggers" on the front with "McArthur" and the number "5" on the back. (that was Kenzie's number) Lexie was so excited to show off her shirt! It was so cute to see her clapping and cheering for Kenzie. She got a little volleyball at the game and now she runs around the house throwing the ball and saying that she's playing ball like Kenzie.

Our Hike

We were sitting at my parents house on Sunday and Broc decided that he wanted to go hike up the Butte. I was shocked because we really aren't hikers, but I went along with it. Mandy and Seth came with us. I really didn't think that any of us would make it to the top. I'm not sure exactly how many miles it is but my mom said she thinks its about 2 or 3 miles. The weather was pretty nice except for the wind. Of course we couldn't take the nice trail that was made to make the hike a little easier. Broc lead us straight up the steepest part! I got about half way up and my lungs were burning and my ears and jaw were killing me! It sucks to be out of shape! I took a little break and kept on going. I wasn't about to give up and be the only one not to make it! We finally made it to the top and the view was AMAZING!! I am so proud of Seth he did awesome! He made it all the way to the top and didn't complain once! He loved to look in the little caves and climb on the rocks. I am so happy that Broc made us go! Here are a few of the pictures I took on our hike.

I realize this isn't the best picture of us but keep in mind we were exhausted and this is only about 3/4 of the way to the top!

Me and Broc at the top of the butte.

Mandy and Seth

The view from the top!

Two Months Old!

Wow...I can't believe that Deegan is already 2 months old! I took him for his 2 month check-up and he is now 11lbs! He is getting so big! He is still the best baby! He is almost always happy and loves to smile. He lights up whenever Lexie talks to him and loves Seth and Connor. Connor always tells me that Deegan isn't my baby, he's his baby!

Our Little Dancer!

Lexie is still taking dance once a week and LOVES it! She has her first performance next Wednesday at the Festival of the Trees. It is so fun to watch her dance around the house! In these pictures she was showing me her dance moves.

I am so excited because this weekend we are taking Lexie to see Disney Princesses on Ice! She is going to love it! I'll try to post some pictures next week.

Well, I think that pretty much covers what we've been up to over the last month. I hope that everyone is doing good!

Friday, October 9, 2009