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Tuesday, January 20, 2009


So on Sunday 1/18/09, Eric ran the P.F. Chang's Marathon in 4hrs 19min. He is absolutely amazing, my husband! This was his first marathon, and he ran it by himself, all of his friends bailed out, sad. These runners have such determination and it was so emotional watching them cross the finish line. There were couple going across holding hands, which made me tear up! Could you imagine running 26.2 miles, crossing 3 cities?
My parents, Garrett and I went down to cheer him on and meet him at the finish line. It was really such a great day. We walked right past my old dorms, the ASU campus looked a bit different, they built new dorms and several new parking structures. The old sorority dorms has bars on the entry, weird. It was neat showing Eric and Garrett where I used to live and play :)
All and all it was a wonderful day that we will remember forever.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mama, for real or babble?

So yesterday Garrett said "mama". Now he has been saying "nanana" for a couple months now and babbles non stop. But yesterday he was saying "nanana" and I said, "mama." Then he said "mama" right after. Later that day he said it a few more times. Then today he said "mama" again 3 times. So, is it the real thing, his "official" first word, or is this just babble?
*Let's take a poll: Let me know what you think. Can I count this as his first word and right it in the baby book???

Friday, January 9, 2009

Free Calendar from Shutterfly

If you don't already have a calendar, or want to send one to a family member of the kiddos, this is a great opportunity.
Grab a FREE* Photo Calendar from Shutterfly by entering code CALENDAR12 at checkout. The offer expires January 12, 2009.
* Must pay shipping.


So anyone who has talked to me for an extended period of time knows that I have become a coupon clipping, money saving fool! Well, I just found something that will save me time; eCoupons. You can load your grocery store cards with coupons, so when you swipe it at the register for the stores savings, you also get your coupons without having to hand them to the cashier one by one. It is great! I generally shop at Fry's and Safeway, but you can use them at pretty much any store across the country.
Here are a few links, check it out and have fun!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009


Here are a few fun memories from 2008; these are a little out of order. We are a bit slow at getting out our pictures :)

Garrett is getting his very first haircut by his Grandma Zalot.
He sat so nice and just played with a toy.

Garrett after his haircut, so handsome.

My friend Candida with her beautiful new baby boy, Quincy.
I went to visit them in the hospital.

Garrett with Santa for the first time. It was his nap time so I'm not sure if he was just tired, or if he doesn't like Santa, either way that's pretty sad.

This is Garrett on his very first Christmas!
He was so happy to have some new toys.

We took Garrett to a friend's birthday party at the Railroad park. We got to take him a a little steam engine train ride and this carousel ride. He loved both, smiling and laughing the whole time.

We are at the Christmas Tree lot picking out our tree; Garrett's first tree.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year- 2009 from our family to yours! We hope you all have a wonderful year and really try to fulfill your dreams. May God bless you in ways you never could have imagined! :)