Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Mexico 2011

Jesse mixing concrete
 This past weekend we had the opportunity to go down to Rocky Point Mexico to build a house for a family in need. It was Pam's first time down and we brought Jesse and Jordan along too. This was such a great experience for us all to work on this together as a family. The kids worked really hard and loved getting dirty and using all the tools. Pam jumped right in and helped wherever she was needed. She got really good at the stucco and I think I'm going to hire her when I build my shed. We all stayed at the 1MISSION base camp just outside of town. We slept in the van which was very warm and comfortable. I hope this will be just the first of many trips that my family joins me on. I loved having them there with me.

Jordan shoveling gravel

Work that stucco Pam

The hammer is mightier than the sword

Team work

Patti Gerrardo and Omar with us.

Rugged Maniac

Pam participated in the Rugged Maniac a couple weeks ago. It was a 5K run up and down through desert terrain with several muddy obstacles along the way. She did it with a group of friends in celebration of Shelly who recently passed away. They all had a great time. I am proud of Pam as she sucked it up and endured the mud and challenges and finished the race with a mind blowing speed of 1:09 LOL. Congrats to Team Mustang Shelly.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Arizona State Fair

 This month we went to the Arizona State Fair. We have not been in a few years and it was alot of fun. There was so much to do other than rides that we spent a full day without going broke. The kids all loved the livestock building with petting zoo included. They had an amazing butterfly garden that the girls didn't want to leave. Josh, Jesse and I all went in to the Our Body exibit which featured real human cadavers all disected and on display for educational purposes. Gross but awesome! God is truly amazing in how he made us. We did take in some rides and a few games. All of the kids won some type of stuffed animal. They also had a toddler zone so Jacob had some fun too.
Look at the facial expression!


Big bro, little bro

Playing in the sand

Butterfly queen

Our veterinarian


 Well, another halloween has come and gone. We had another great time this year serving our neighbors free hot dogs and drinks. This year we handed out 250 dogs and waters to the trick-or-treaters. We also had many fun carnival style games to play for the kids to win candy. Many of our old friends came over to lend a hand and our new neighbors across the street pitched in too. The kids looked great in their costumes and had a great time going out trick-or-treating with Nana and Bobbo.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Apple picking

Today we went apple picking at Date Creek Ranch. We had such a wonderful time. It is so fun to get out on the farm and watch the kids run around in the orchard. It is kind of funny how much more fun it is to pick the fruit directly from the trees rather than buy it at the grocery store. God is good. When you can get out in his creation and enjoy a beautiful morning it is so worth it. We finished the day off with a nice picnic lunch and and even got to pet the farm animals.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Nanas cabin

Here are some pictures of our latest trip to Mormon Lake. We had a great time fishing, exploring and just hanging out in the nice cool weather. The kids all had a blast having a big slumber party in the living room every night.

Monday, July 11, 2011

4th of July

4th of July was alot of fun this year. Hot, but fun.  We went up to 3rd Place Grill and set up our tailgate area. Then we went inside and had a wonderfull meal in the nice cool AC. The kids played in the childcare area for almost two hours. Finally we went outside. We had popcorn and games and sparklers too. We even made some homemade icecream for desert. As it got darkm the kids got excited and couldn't wait until, BOOOOM. The fireworks were great and we all had a great time. Thank you 3rd Place staff for letting us set up there. http://www.3rdplacegrill.com/