Saturday, September 29, 2007

Who needs money to have fun?

We went to Ben's sister house and her son Casjen made a car for his little brother! It was just a plain box, But Vance absolutely loved it! I am so over buying toys for my kids because they just destroy them! I finally "dejunked" their rooms and got rid of any toy that had a missing or broken piece! That pretty much meant all of them! Oh well...! I really love books! we have been reading a lot because they don't make a mess and the keep them busy for a while! We will see how long I last not buying toys!

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

This is kind of weird!

Me and My friend Dray have really been trying to get our photography business going and we thought it would be interesting to take some practice shots! I have always been sad because I didn't get one bridal shot on my wedding day so I offered to be the subject! Yes, it is kind of weird because I have now been married for 3 years, but It was fun! I felt like little girl playing dress up! luckily I can still fit into my dress! Dray took a lot of the shots and then I did the editing! It was actually a really fun day! Check out my photo blog for more pics!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Arm wrestling with my weird Family!

We got together at my parent's house for Sunday dinner and what do you know...... a weird competition of arm wrestling started! At first I was so excited because I knew that I could at least take my MOM! Um... what an embarrasing Mistake! She killed me! Just following, Erin totally beat my mom! I felt kind of silly because I normally consider my self to be pretty strong! I got every one going and it was pretty funny! I just loved the faces that my brothers make! I guess after all was said and done, my only fair match was my 3 year old niece Emma! LOL

Saturday, September 22, 2007

Tagged my Sonia! (thanks)

This takes way too much thought, but here goes:
A- Age- 23
B- Bed size- Queen
C- Chore you Hate- mopping
D- Desert you love- shaved ice ( if that counts)
E- Essential start of your day- EAT
F- Favorite music- Instrumental piano
G- Gold or Silver? - Silver
H- hobbies? Photography, video editing, sewing
I- Instruments you play- Name it and I have played it at one point in my life!
J- Job Title- Used to be a hair stylist, now I am just a mom and wife!
K- Kid(s)- Vance turner & Brogan Benjamin!
L- Living Arrangments- 3 bedroom home
M- Favorite Month- July (my birthday!)
N- Nicknames- I supose, Lizzy, bethy sue
O- Overnight hospital stay other than giving birth- Too many to name
P- Phobias- Spiders and anything happening to my kids!
Q- Quote(s)- don't knock it till you've tried it!
R- Right or Left Handed- Right
S- Siblings- 4 Brothers
T- Tatoos- 0
U- Unique Talent- Clogging
V- Vegetable you hat - green beans
W - Worst habit? biting nails and twirling yarn. (those who know me know what i'm talking about)
X- x rays you've had? once again... too many to name
Y- Yummy food you make- Brunswick stew and and chicken pop pie
Z- Zodiac Sign- LEO
Tag: I am not going to tag anyone! Yes your are welcome! LOL

Friday, September 21, 2007

Our little athlete!

He's a lot better when he has a real Ball to play with! LOL

Thursday, September 20, 2007

It is not even funny anymore!

Okay, I know what everyone is thinking... "Why doesn't she watch her kids?" I promise I do! Just when I think that I have everything put out of Vance's reach, he seems to surprise me! He now pushes chairs up to the counter to climb up and get into things! This is Baby formula AGAIN! It is always right after I have just cleaned my house! I swear it only takes 2 seconds of him being alone to destroy something new! I promise this will be the last time! He got pretty much a world record time out after this little trick! I don't understand why he loves to dump everything on Brogan! I guess I am just lucky that it was nothing toxic!

More Ace!

I stopped by Sara's house to say hi, and I got attacked! Luckily it was all in good fun because yes, he could probably kill me! It is funny that Sara got this pic!

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Jillian's Birthday Party!

We drove from Savannah to Statesborough to take Vance to his cousins 4th birthday party! It was a pony pool party! Vance had a blast swimming will all the other kids! Brogan kept busy sticking his
face into a balloon the WHOLE time! Jillian is so stinkin' cute! She just turned 4 but she wears size 12 months on the bottom! She is teeny tiny! I love getting to spend time with our nieces because it is a nice change of scenery! I love my boys to death but it is fun to be around girls for a while! Alexis loves to hold Brogan! It is pretty funny because it seriously looks like he weighs more than her!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another Beach day!

I don't have much to say! We has another great day at the beach! It is pretty much my favorite place to be!
Finally a pic of me and Ben! He hates pictures!This one explains itself!

Vance loves his mom!

Here is Ben telling me to put the camera away!
I thought this little beach swing was so cute! We had fun relaxin' on it!

okay, so he ate 3 bananas in a row...... but he had to dip it in the sand before every bite! It was really gross!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tybee Island!

Today we went took the boys to the beach and we had a total blast! I thought that it might be a little
ul but it wasn't at all! We all had so much fun and the weather was amazing! The ocean was so warm! I am not used to that because I am used to California beaches! Vance loved swimming and playing in the sand! Brogan was content just eating the sand! Vance kept following around this old man in spandex and I had to keep dragging him away from him! It was funny, but weird! we stayed out there long enough to watch a storm role in and it was pretty awesome! After the beach we went to Bonaventure Cemetery. It was so creepy! It is where they filmed the movie "Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil". It is pretty famous! Tonight Ben took me out with out the kids and it was needed! We went to Paula Dean's world famous "ladie and Sons" It was delicious!

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

We made it to savannah!

My favorite road in Savannah!
After a long day of flying, (2 layovers in Denver and Charlotte) we finally made it to Savannah GA! We came to visit Ben's family and what a trip it has all ready been! Ben is out helping his brother move so I figured I might as well start blogging, so that I don't have as much to do when I get home! I was completley suprised how easy that taveling was! The boys were really good! As long as we kept shoving food down their throats, the were totally happy! Today we started with Vance falling off hte rope swing and scraping up his back, and then we went and saw the biggest oak tree in the world! It is
huge! After that, we just kind of went on some nature walks through a plantation. I am not normally a nature walk kind of girl, but it is just so beautiful here that you can't refuse! It is like a totally opposite world from AZ! I absolutly love it here! It is hot and humid, but I kind of don't notice much! I think we are going to the beach tomorrow so I will probally be posting again soon!

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dog or Horse?

My friend Sara has this dog named Ace, and he is gigantic! he is actually pretty well behaved because he could do some real damage if he wanted to! I just find it funny because she has always had cats and then one day she decided to try a dog! Kind of a huge transition, don't you think? Vance thinks he is pretty funny, but Sara has to protect brogan because he is deathly afraid of him! I also find it kind of ironic that Sara calls him her "little" buddy! He is anything but little! I do have to say that he has a cute face and looks more like a Sesame Street charcter than a house dog!

Monday, September 10, 2007

Do I really need to explain?!!!!!


Baby formula + Vance =
Huge mess!

Vance thought it would be funny to pour a huge thing of baby formula over brogan's head! How do I not kill him!?

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Thr last couple days!

So, I had a lot of things that I wanted to post, But I am just going to say it all in a single post! We have been busy the past couple days and there has been quite a few fun moments... or not so fun moments!

This is my parents and grandparents! I fed them a salmon dinner! Not to toot my own horn, but it was really good!

Um..... Why does my mom still think it is cute for my dad to hold me? It is kind of embarrassing!

Oliver, (our dog) finally got a bath! I was brave and let Him and Vance take a bath in the bathtub together! It was interesting, and a huge mess!

I know this is a naked picture, but I thought it was cute! He always sits like this and so does his dad!

I don't get it, why did my mom hide bubble wrap from us,( no seriously, we were never allowed to play with it) and yet, she loves to give it to Vance to play with! Thanks mom!

Vance doesn't understand that this is not his jumper anymore! He gets stuck in it and then screams for me to come get him! I am kind of sick of it!

This is my nephew Noah! He has to wear this thing when he is swimming to protect his ears and I find it pretty much really funny! Nice face Noah!

I took some cute pictures of my Niece Lucy! She is way cute, and she is really funny!

WARNING: may be too graphic!

Okay, one last story, This one is for AMY, just so you know what you have to look forward to with a boy!) As you noticed, Brogan is not wearing a diaper in the picture above. Right after I had taken that picture, I went into the laundry room to do some laundry. About a minute later, I heard both the boys laughing way too hard for something not to be wrong! I ran in there and Vance (the elder) had taken off his diaper and pooped in Brogans lap!!! Brogan was just laughing it up and having a great time playing with it! Are you serious! I really can't handle moments like that!

Friday, September 7, 2007

Our house is for sale!

I have seen people put their house on their blog to try and sell it, so I figured I might as well try! we are in Queen creek and Ben just wants to move back in town so he is closer to work! I absolutely love it out here and I really never thought that I would be this sad to leave! I have made some great friends and I have gotten very used to my house and my neighborhood! sorry the pics are not that good!

Thursday, September 6, 2007


So we took Vance to the D-backs game and he was so funny! He had so much fun and he would copy every move the players made! He would swing his imaginary bat and fake throw a base ball! It was really cute, so we figured we better take him out and really let him play! He has amazed us with every other sport, so why not baseball! If he ever leans to talk, he might make mom and dad some money someday! LOL. He totally could hit the ball and he loved
pitching to dad!

Bragan just sat in his stoller and was miserable in the heat! he did look pretty cute though!

Then we went to the indoor batting cages so he could see their daddy hit, and he could learn a few more things! we had a ton of fun!


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