Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I heart mesa (literally)

I have grown up in Mesa my entire life! I grew up in the same house for 20 years and now have my first real home in Mesa! I love the culture, the old homes, the schools, the people and the hidden treasure lots of people don't know about! I heart mesa is a blog that shares the different events, activities and hidden treasures of this great place!! It's there 3rd birthday so go show them some love and enter the giveaway!!! Thanks for all you do girls!

Friday, May 27, 2011


Wednesday night our new house was broken into through our back fence and back door. They stole all of Brett's and his Dad's tools, along with a borrowed paint sprayer and our new garage door opener system. I went over to the house and realized what had happened and immediately felt violated and angry. Remodeling a house on a tight budget, not being able to be in my own home and now this was the last straw. Yes, having all our expensive tools stolen sucks but it is more the feeling that someone was in MY house without my permission that really leaves me feeling anxious and very upset. Any ways this post is not about all that, the title says "Sam" and that's what I want to talk about. Sam is my little brother. He is the youngest of seven children and my mom had him when she was 40. Sam has severe learning disability's, yet no disabilities when it comes to serving others without question. Sam has a gift to cheer anyone up at anytime and knows and feels other peoples pain and heart ache better than anyone I have ever known. He is Christ like and well beyond his years when it comes to the pure love of Christ. Yesterday while cleaning my clients home I got a call from Sam telling me that he had gotten up with my dad at 5am to go work. He earned $10.00 an hour and had decided that he was going to give me his hard earned $36.00 (the other $4.00 was for tithing) I held the phone as tears fell from my tired and overwhelmed eyes. After a long silence I told Sam that I would not take his hard earned money and thanked him. Sam explained that he was doing service and wanted to give the money to Brett and I to help buy the tools we needed to finish our home. He insisted I take it. What a reminder of what is really important in this life. There are good people and good things going on, Sam helped me remember that in my time of need.
Love you Sammy.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Home Owner

This is MY house!!! We are remodeling right now and cant wait till we can officially move in! So far ALL the tile is up (tile was in every single room) the kitchen is outta there, we tore out that weird wall and found the beautiful brick behind it!! We also knocked out a wall to open the kitchen up to the huge family room area! Our pool is swimmable and ready for summer, cut down a tree and will hopefully paint and put in our beautiful cupboards this week! We bought our appliances yesterday and spent 2 hours in home depot, 3 of those huge metal cart things and a pretty penny later we were out of there! Stay tuned for updates and be prepared to be amazed!!!

Monday, May 16, 2011


Orange Blossom is giving away an 8x8 "Cooper" Circular frame. Colors to choose from: white, black, pink and blue. So Cute! Check it out!

Saturday, April 30, 2011

worst blogger eva! heres an update!

Our little family on Easter!! Claire is 5 months old now and the best baby ever!!!! we love her!!

Easter with her daddy! she sure loves him!

Claire also loves sitting up in her bumbo! such a big girl!!

She loves to suck on her toes and never relaxes! Her feet are always up when she is on her back and her abs are so strong!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Better after birthday bench!

Brett built this beautiful bench for my upcoming birthday! It started as an old head board and turned into this! LOVE IT! Now I need to make a cushion for it!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Claires Blessing

My Aunt Cathy made Claire's beautiful blessing dress!! I absolutely loved it! Brett gave a beautiful blessing, it was such a special day!

Friday, February 4, 2011


I stole a shirt from Target the other day.... Spacey much?? Yup! Heres the 411...
I went to Target right after Zumba on Tuesday night so I didn't have my diaper bag/purse so I was carrying my keys, phone and wallet in my hands. I shopped around for myself for a bit than went to the mens section and saw really cute mens shirts, picked one out and put it over my shoulder so I could carry my keys, phone, wallet, new shirt and a new skirt to buy. I than made my way over to the baby section shopped around for a bit and realized I lost the mens shirt somewhere along the way (or so I thought) I was to lazy to go get another one or go looking for the shirt that I thought I had left somewhere so I made my way up to the cashier checked out and started to drive home. More than halfway home I felt like my bra strap was falling off my shoulder so I went to grab it and pull it up but instead it was the mens shirt falling off my shoulder!!! I felt like such an idiot! I called Brett to tell him what I had done and turned around to return it. I went to guest services and said
"Hi I was just here and pretty much stole this shirt, I walked out with it on my shoulder and didn't notice it till I was driving home, so I'm just bringing it back."
The guy with a very confused look on his face said
"ok..... thanks for your honesty."
"Ya for sure."
(walked out as quickly as possible.)
For sure getting a cart next time.