Thursday, March 31, 2011

After a few rainy days and a day trip to Atlanta we finally got a sunny day while Rich and Esther are visiting.
Our trip to Atlanta was quick but worth it. I absolutely love Atlanta. I think it might mostly be because it is nice to see freeways and tall buildings. I always forget how much I really do miss a big city. As always I was able to hit H&M. That's usually the big highlight. Now that we are back we are prepping for a weekend down at the beach. Can't wait.

Today we spent some time at the helicopter museum and some time in the warm sun.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

more visitors

We love our visitors. This week it's my brother Rich and his wife Esther and their adorable boys, Joseph and Gabriel. It is so much fun to have people come and see where we live and experience our life here in Alabama.
Ruby has been so anxious for them to get here and she just loves playing with Joseph and holding and feeding baby Gabriel.

It's so cute to see Ruby take care of baby Gabriel she says stuff like "hey buddy" and "you're so cute buddy." She keeps asking if we can keep him.

Friday, March 25, 2011

field trip

We we able to go on a little family field trip out to an airfield where all the attack helicopters are stationed. That means we got to see the Apache and Kiowa up close. Clint is in the YM's presidency in our ward, and the YM's president is the commander of the attack brigade. It was so incredible being next to these amazing machines. Every time I see one I am so proud of my Mr.C and can't believe that he is flying helicopters. What a man!!!!

This little guy is the helicopter that Clint would love to fly the most. It is The Kiowa. Clint loves the mission of this helicopter. They go out and look for the bad guys. It reminds him of his police days. Another perk is that the pilots carry their own M4's to shoot out the window.

Ruby and I even got to get into an Apache which is the BIG gun ship. This one is huge compared to The Kiowa. I think they are all awesome in their own way.

We had a fun evening just being together and being close to what Mr.C does everyday!!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011


Ruby is working on remembering how to spell that long last name of ours.

Thursday, March 17, 2011


We certainly are lucky to have been given such a sweet girl. We adore our Ruby more than I can put into words. Many of you know that it is really difficult for us to get pregnant therefore we have to consider the fact that Ruby may be our one and only. As hard as this is we truly spend every moment possible making sure she knows that she is the most important thing in the world to us. We consider ourselves very lucky to have her.

St.Patricks Day breakfast. She insisted on having green eggs after she read me Green eggs and ham

Right before catching the bus

A few of the things I love about Ruby
I love how Ruby tries to copy whatever I write on the chalkboard. She is learning so quickly
Last night before bed she gave me and Clint a big hug and said "You are the best family that I have."
Everyday after i am ready for the day she always tells me that I am the cutest mom ever.
She loves going to the gym with us.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Sucker Tree

Do any of you have memories of these cute sucker trees?

My Mom had one when we were growing up and it would be full of yummy homemade suckers. Mmmmmmm I can taste them on my tongue now. Well this is my version. Isn't it cute. I am so excited to make some suckers. I have all of my Mom's old sucker molds. I love doing things for Ruby that I so fondly remember from my childhood.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Wings and Goodbye

Today was definitely bitter sweet. Our good friend Jason Burton got his wings and graduated today from flight school. Congratulation!!!! Not only did he graduate, but his first duty station is Hawaii. Totally jealous!!
Although we are so excited for him we are soooooo sad that he is gone. We really will miss him so much. Jason and Clint were in the University of Utah ROTC program together, but their friendship has become so much more while here at flight school. I am so happy that Clint has such a good friend in Jason. We have made some great memories here with him. We have been down to the beach several times and Jason would help Clint study during the drive. He drove back to Alabama with us at Christmas time, now that's a good friend. We've spent so nights playing games like rummikub, skipbo, and the best of all Bonanza (which Jason introduced us to.)If we werne't playing games we would be watching NCIS or Bones or SVU. And the latest is MOdern Family. Many times Ruby would cuddle in with Jason to check out what he was doing on the Ipad. She considers him family. And so do we. It was really hard to say goodbye. But hopefully we will get to be at the same duty station at some point in the Future.

Thanks for being such a good friend to Clint and for being such a good guy.We are going to miss you and your happy face so much. Thanks for all the memories and time spent with us. We are excited for you and your life in Hawaii. Keep in touch

Friday, March 4, 2011


Ruby has a new friend....Evan.
They have the same bus stop, and every day Ruby is so shy to see him. It's pretty sweet.
Ruby has also told me that when she is older she wants to ask Evan to be her boyfriend!!!!

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