Thursday, March 22, 2012

Finally Here!

It's a girl!!! Our precious Emery has finally arrived (actually she arrived two weeks ago but I'm just now blogging about it). She was five days late (yes, I was induced) and weight in at 8.4 lbs. We just can't get enough of her, we love her so! I'll post more pictures soon!

Monday, February 6, 2012

One Year

Well, it has officially been one year and almost one month since I last blogged. I'm not really sure why, plenty has happened since then. A few weeks ago Aubrey came in to the kitchen and announced, "Well, we have all learned a valuable lesson. Size eight under ware does not fit me." As she proceeds to tuck in her under ware to her jeans. Then I remembered why I should start blogging again. My kids say and do funny and cute things and I'm not going to remember them unless I write them down. And when they are teenagers I'm going to need a reminder of how cute and funny they once were. Like the way Ella begins everything she wants to tell me with "Once upon a time". Dailee is going to be 11 tomorrow. ELEVEN! When did that happen? Am I old enough to have an 11 year old?

Some of you probably know from my Christmas card that I am expecting again. I'm due March 3rd. We decided not to find out what we are having just to mix things up a little bit and try to make this 5th pregnancy a little more interesting. The best part about not finding out has been people's reaction. It really drives some people crazy. So, let me know your prediction, boy or girl? People keep asking me what my motherly intuition tells me, but I honestly have no idea. I'm thinking probably girl, you can't really go wrong with a girl but deep down I think I'm really hoping it's a boy for Quinn (and Dave).

Quinn is convinced it's a girl and when I asked him why he said "Because of Grandma Terry". My mom, Grandma Terry, had five girls and one boy. So Quinn just figures he will be the only boy just like his Uncle John. I'm kind of glad he's taking this approach instead of having is heart set on a baby brother and possibly setting himself up for disappointment. Aubrey and Ella also think its a girl, but Dave and Dailee are holding out for a boy. We'll know in about 26 days, not that I'm counting:)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Summer Vacation

Alright, well since its January I figure now's a good time to post some summer vacation pictures. Maybe by May I'll post some Christmas pictures.

The last time Dave and I took the kids to the beach Dailee was 2 1/2 and Aubrey was 6 months. So on the 24th of July weekend we headed to the beach! The kids had a blast! Dailee is quite the boogie boarder and she even got mom to give it a try. Not pictures of that though.

I can't go without mentioning the hotel that we stayed in. It wasn't quite as fun as the beach. Our room was about 15 x 15. There was room for a queen size bed but not much else. And in the bathroom, when you sat on the toilet your head it the pedestal sink. But hey, it wouldn't be a family vacation without a little Grizwald experience.

Monday, September 13, 2010

CNBC's Interview with the Sexiest Man Alive

While in NY last week, Dave made time for a quick interview from Erin Burnett on CNBC. The video link is below the picture...

Knight Lighting Up the Market -

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Ahhhh Utah...

Since Dave and I were first married we have always vacated in Provo, Utah. My maternal grandma lives there as well as several aunts and uncles so we always have a place to stay and people to visit. And the weather, oh how we love Utah summer nights. Here are a few highlights from our trip.

I have such fond childhood memories of Lagoon. Growing up in Bountiful, stake Lagoon day was always a much anticipated day. It's so fun to go back and see my kids ride on the same rides I did at their age.

How a child is not just tickled pink to be on the little boats I will never know. This is pretty much how she felt about Lagoon as a whole.

4th of July
My little firecracker!!

Waiting for the parade
The kids with cousin Greta

Yes, we love Utah. Next year we are going to stay longer. When our vacation comes to an end and we drive back to the Arizona oven we always question our sanity.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

I'm still here

Alright, so I wasn't serious when I said that I wouldn't blog again until September. September seemed so far away. Unfortunately for me the blog has become a seasonal script. But in the event that anyone is still reading this, maybe just my posterity, the summer of 2010 can't go without mentioning a few good times.

Dave and I started the summer off with what any 'family focused' couple would, a vacation, without the kids. In June we headed to the "concrete jungle where dreams are made of" New York! Dave goes to New York two or three times a year on business and I try my darnedest to occasionally tag along. I don't think I have ever blogged about a NY trip. This time we invited Dave's brother Mike and his wife Nanette to come with us. They had never been so good times were sure to be had by all!!

First stop, Time Square. A definite must see if you are visiting New York. I love Time Square. I love just sitting in the middle of it to get the biggest sensory overload known to man. It never gets old.
Hey look!!! Pizza in a cup made it to Time Square!!!

Next stop, Top of the Rock. Another must do in NY. It's very hard to see all of NY in one visit but from Top of the Rock you can pretty much see it all. It's $20 to get to the top but in my opinion the breathtaking views are worth it.

When you go with a business man (especially when he is paying for your trip) you've got to stop at Wall St. and the New York Stock Exchange. Knight Trans stock is traded on the NYSE so Dave is able to get us on the floor. It's amazing and I feel all smart and business-like when I am down there. It's a stretch for me I know.
I love downtown and the financial district. I love how old and historic it is. It's hard to find a building built before 1950 in Phoenix. Really I just want to brake out in dance to a song from "Newsies". I'll have to download it on my ipod next time. That will be for you Carmin!

And what better way to complete the trip then a bike ride through Central Park. No good pictures though. This is a picture of the Jackie Kennedy Onassis Reservoir in Central Park. It's a huge body of water but it only takes up about an 1/8 of the park. It shows just how ginormous the park is.

Well that is just the beginning of the summer. I'm falling asleep so I'll have to continue tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow and not three months from now. I promise.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Where to begin??

Well, where do I start. When you have gone as long as I have without blogging it's kind of hard to get back in to it. So it is with a lot of things in life. But my mom, my sister and my kids want me to keep my blog going and they are tired of looking at Rangnar, so here it goes. I have narrowed it down to 6 things I should have blogged about over the past 3 months. I'll keep the commentary short and sweet, unless I have something really important to say like...

Birthdays, birthdays and more birthdays.
I missed 4 very important birthdays. First my father-in-law turned 60!!!!

My dad turned 70!!!!!!

Dailee turned 9...

And Aubrey turned 7 (and finally got the birthday party she has always dreamed of, Chuck E. Cheese).

Easter & March
Here is the fam on Easter Sunday and a beautiful reminder of why we live in Arizona. There are few things I love more then March in Arizona. I guess I was too busy enjoying the outdoors to sit down and blog.

Quinn loved every minute of it!

Road Trip

To The Gila Valley Temple open house...

(Yeah, I didn't get any pictures but I promise we were there)

...and Kartchner Caverns

Amazing place!!! If you ever find yourself in Southeastern Arizona I highly recommend it.

Ballet Recital


And Finally...Dave did the dishes!!!!!

Ok, in Dave's defense he does do them quite often. I just happened to be holding my camera.

So that at least gets me somewhat caught up. Hopefully I'll blog again before September!!