Archive for the ‘Everyday Life’ Category

Micah’s Thanksgiving Play

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

Micah’s class put on a short Thanksgiving play for parents. Posting it up for those who would like to watch. Enjoy!

Drew and Lisa Hike Fossil Springs

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

For our anniversary, Lisa planned a trip up North to Rim Country to do some hiking. It was our first overnighter with no kids since Micah was born…long overdue! We left Friday, stayed in Strawberry on Friday night, hiked on Saturday, stayed at Lisa’s mom’s in Blue Ridge Saturday night and came home Sunday…all while Linda watched the kids. Yay!

The hike itself is beautiful…it’s 4 miles in and 4 miles out with a 1,500 ft elevation drop. LOT of work, but was a good time despite feeling like we were going to pass out at the end.

Here’s a quick video with highlights of the trip…enjoy!

Phoenix Zoo Debriefing

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

Yeah, it’s late posting…this is from back in February when Chris and Janelle were in town visiting and we met up with Jeff and Justine to tour the zoo. However, Jeff had to mail the video to me, then I had to fix the corrupted file since the CD screwed up (hence the hiccup in the middle of the video). However, very cute…Enjoy!

Lisa’s 1st day of truck driving school

Sunday, December 11th, 2011

I had quite the surprise on Saturday! Our neighbor Stephen (“Opa” to the kids) told me to come over at 8am for my birthday present. When I showed up he said, “I’m taking you driving…in my truck”. My birthday present was that he was going to teach me how to drive his semi, something I’ve always wanted to do!

We went to “the pit”, which is an old quary where he parks his trailer, and hooked up the trailer. He made me do all the work to get ready and then walked me through how to actually drive. Then for the next 10-15 minutes he talked me through driving the full semi and trailer around the pit!

While I could tell you more details, I think I’ll just let you watch the video…it was the experience of a lifetime and I couldn’t thank him enough!!!!!

(Turn the volume up 🙂 )

Arizona snow day

Saturday, July 16th, 2011





The zoo had a snow day today so a decided to get everyone up early and play in the snow.  Here are some pictures!


Saturday, July 9th, 2011


Do I really want to know what they are doing?

Dust storm that came through town

Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

Justin and I got hit by a massive dust storm right after he got out of swim practice. I managed to get some video, though the first one skips a bit. Still pretty amazing. Driving in it was a bit of a chore though…

Getting closer:

Hitting us:


Justin’s Swim Meet – 6/25

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Justin did great at his swim meet! He swam in 4 events, got 1st place in 3 of them and only missed 1st place in the 4th because they were racing a 12 yr old in his heat as there were no other 12 year olds for the older class. Plus, HE BROKE THE TEAM RECORD FOR BUTTERFLY!

Here are the videos.

25 yard butterfly:

50 yard freestyle:

100 yard freestyle (the endurance race):

Working together to make breakfast

Thursday, January 13th, 2011



Full Picture Batch of Baby Ella

Saturday, December 11th, 2010

Ella with big brothers

Yes, it’s here…the full batch of pictures for baby girl. Follow this link: