Saturday, January 29, 2011

Soccer Season comes to an end!

Brayden learned how to be a better player this year. His favorite positions are Goalie and Defense. He was a lot better at attacking the ball when it came to his side. We are so proud of him. Coach Chad did a great job teaching the kids to play together as a team.

Thanksgiving 2010

This year we spent Thanksgiving with my family in Tucson!

All of us siblings were together expect my brother Anthony and his wife. My newest nephew was born two weeks ago and it is hard to travel with a new baby. I didn't take that many pictures. I hate when I forget to get my camera out. I did take some pictures of the cousins playing. I also made banana cream pie for the 1st time and it turned out Delicious!! I am so grateful for my family and the great memories that we make with each other.
While we were in Tucson the kids went to the park, We also went to the Sonoran Desert Museum! The kids loved it. The animals were very up close and personal. Grandpa always has good things planned for us when we visit!!

The kids at the park!

Fun times at the museum!!

Some of the animals that we saw......

Here is the picture of the homemade banana cream pie that I made.

Yes I think everyone liked it!!!!


I know it has been three months since I have posted..... I working on posts from the last couple months.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Girls Night Out!

My sister and I bought tickets for So You Think You Can Dance Tour for My youngest sisters birthday and also for us. Two of my friends wanted to join in the fun so we all got ticket back in August. We had a fun night out in Glendale before the Concert and then loved the amazing dances that were performed that night on the Tour. It was so fun to get out and spend time with my Sisters and Friends. I am thankful to my husband who let's me enjoy an evening out. We tried a famous Italian Restaurant La Piazza Alforno, It was featured on the Food Network. The Pizza was delicious!! I recommend it!!

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

We treasure our cousins....

Cousin Andrew and Bryant came in to town a couple of weeks ago. They stayed at our place and the kids loved that they could have a sleepover every night. My kids loved having Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristi around too. We miss them and wish they would move back.

While Abby's little brother was being born she came and spent the weekend with us. She is three weeks younger then Brody. They had a blast together. She even slept for me and didn't put up a fight. My kids are blessed to have cousins that live close. I remember a lot of my childhood memories are spending time with my cousins and fun adventures we had.

Here is Spencer Allen Carranza.
Born on Nov.13th at 3am
We are so excited to welcome him to our family!!!

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Happy Halloween!!

This year since Halloween fell on a Sunday. We celebrated on Saturday with our Ward Trunk or Treat. My kids played games and loved looking at everyone's costumes. Brody and Brynlee only made it half way through the trunk or treat. They wanted to go back to our car so they could check out what candy they got. We invited some Brayden's friend that lives next door. The kids were exhausted after a fun evening!
Brody (Our race car driver) Brynlee ( our Princess Snow white)
Brayden ( Our skeleton)

Brayden and his Friend Mikey.. Scary boys

They are the best of Friends!!!

Pumpkin Craving time!!

Brayden had a friend to help him.

The kids pumpkins!

Brayden's scary spider pumpkin. He entered it into the pumpkin craving contest at church.
He won the Spooktackular Award!!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Schnef Farm Brayden's 1st Field Trip

On Oct.29th we headed to Schnef Farms with Brayden's 1st grade class. I was so excited to chaperone and brayden was excited for me to come with him. There was so many volunteer's this year that each of us parents only got two kids each to watch at the farm. That was so nice. So we had a fun afternoon.

Brayden so excited to be at the farm.

I got to ride the bus with Brayden to the farm.. Here we are on the way to the farm.

Brayden and Spencer
Here is my group. They had a blast together!!

Brayden & Spencer getting ready to ride the roller coaster.

My bumble bee

After a long day at the farm we wait for the rest of the class to get on the bus.

I am so happy that Brayden thinks I am a cool mom that he didn't mind me going with him on his field trip.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Go Marana Tigers!!

Last week for fall break we headed for Tucson to watch Uncle Jeff play. He is on the JV football team, my sister made cute shirts for the kids in hopes that it would help the tigers win. My kids loved sitting in bleachers and cheering Uncle Jeff on. Jeff made some great plays and punts. My kids loved hearing the announcer call out their uncle's name. Here are some pictures of the night.

Brayden, Jeff, Heitje and Brody

Jeff walking out on the field before the game.

My kids loved the shirts my sister made for them.

My brother Hyrum and his girlfriend Bernadette also came to cheer Jeff on.

Jeffrey you are always are Star!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Our Student of the Quarter!!

The 1st quarter of school is over. About two weeks ago I received a letter in the mail from Brayden's School. Brayden likes to get the mail so he saw the letter and noticed it said his name on it. He is doing great at reading things now that it is good in some ways and bad in other ways. I opened the letter when he wasn't around and was excited that he had been chosen as Student of the Quarter. This award is given to children that are excelling in there school work and homework. I wanted Brayden to be surprised so I didn't tell him. Matt and I took the morning off to be at the awards ceremony. We are so proud of Brayden. We couldn't ask for a better 1st grader. I wanted to share what his teacher wrote about him. It sure made me feel proud to be his mother.

Here is the letter I received in the mail from Brayden teacher...........

Brayden and Mrs. Hartman

Our star student!! We are so proud of his hard work.

Brayden and his Friend Dawson they got the same award.

He was excited to be right next to him


Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Brody is Two!!!

Happy 2nd Birthday to Brody!!!

It is hard to think that my baby is now 2. Has it really been two years that I had him. He was my surprise baby after having Brynlee 16 months before him. I am so happy that the lord has blessed me with three children. At a time in my life I struggled with becoming a mother. Brody has such a fun personality. He is very friendly to anyone that he comes in contact with. He loves to say Hi to those around him. He also loves giving anyone five or knuckles. He has the strongest bond with his older sister since they are so close in age. He will defend her and she will defend him. I am glad that Brody was born into our family.

We celebrated his birthday at Grandpa and Grandma Carranza's house in Tucson. We can aunts and uncles there to celebrate it with us. Thanks to all those that celebrated his birthday with us. Brody loves you all.

Primary Program 2010

Brayden had his Primary Program the last Sunday of September. He did such a great job. He memorized his part and didn't even get stage fright. His part was- Prophets are called by God. Our Prophet today is Thomas S Monson.

We are so Proud of our Brayden Boy!

Grandma and Grandpa McNeil, Uncle Justin and Aunt Kristi were in town to attend our sacrament to show their support. Brayden loved it that they could come to church with us.

BIrthday weekend with My Mom

All of us Girls went down to Tucson and spent the day with my Mom for her Birthday! My dad watched the kids while we went out to lunch and spent the afternoon shopping. I am so blessed to have a mother that it is here on this earth today. She is always concerned about others before her self. While growing up we didn't have much since there was 7 children, but my mom always put us first before she would do anything for herself. I am so grateful for my mothers example of always serving the lord.

We had an enjoyable today together!!

Happy Birthday Mom!!

We had a lady at the mall take the group it didn't turn out that great. These are memories that we will have with my mom!