Sunday, February 22, 2009


Last weekend we went to Uncle Steve's hockey game. Although his team didn't win, we cheered him on and enjoyed hot chocolate and popcorn! It was Kiera's first game, and she was a bit frightened of her Godfather in all of his gear, but other than those tears we had a great time!

Trying to keep warm! Probably the only time Kiera will wear this jacket.

Super cute pictures!

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Taser, Taser, Taser

Edward got tased this week at work (not on accident). Although the department no longer requires their police officers to get tased, Edward and the other two that graduated with him decided they were all going to do it. So, of course when Edward said he got video of it, I decided everyone should have the privilege of watching. Enjoy!!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Graduation Party

Edward's graduation party was held on Valentine's Day (since we aren't that big in to celebrating anyways - a long story to explained at some other time). Anyways, we had a great time celebrating with lots of friends and family!

Edward's Graduation Party

We want to thank everyone for their support of Edward during the past few months.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Edward's Graduation

On Friday Feb. 13, 2009, Edward graduated from the Arizona Law Enforcement Academy! He spent 19 weeks in the physically and emotionally exhausting academy in order to best prepare him for the life of a police officer.

We are so proud of him and all he has accomplished. We love you Edward!!! Here are some of the pictures from Graduation Day. The morning we went to the academy for "Colors" and we were able to see him sworn in. It was really cool to see where he has been going for all these weeks and to see how strict his life really was at the academy.

In the evening we went to the ceremony that included his dad presenting his badge to him and his mom and I pinning it on him.


The next step is field training which is 16 weeks of working one on one with another officer. Pretty much every move he makes, every report he writes, and every decision he makes will be monitored and critiqued by a training officer. Sounds like fun, huh? It will be pretty stressful, but we have no doubt that he will be incredibly successful.

Please continue to keep Edward in your prayers!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Rest up....cause it's time to party!!!

That's right! It's official, Edward received the call today that he passed his post test! You might be telling yourself that "of course he passed" but when he came home he didn't feel very confident. He said it was "really hard".

So get ready to party! His graduation is Friday and the party is on Saturday and trust me when I say this, he deserves it!

Sunday, February 08, 2009

Snow in Mesa, AZ!!!

Nope....just lots of hail.
After seeing this in the front yard......
Gabriel insisted on his jacket so he could enjoy it in the back yard. (Don't worry, the hail had stopped by this point so it was just rain. There were no injuries as a result of the hail.)

Friday, February 06, 2009

When I was little I used to dream....

When I was little I used to day dream about life. Not about things like my first kiss, my first "love" or even the senior prom, but more specifically about when I was settled down. I would dream about my tall, dark, and handsome husband (check), kids (check), and just being a family (check, check).

I remember back to the Valentine's Day before Edward and I got married. He had sent flowers to my work. He picked a dozen peach tulips (the same ones I had picked for our wedding) and added a note that simply said "I can't wait to marry you". Of course I started crying in front of my 4th grade class and then had to explain to a bunch of 9 year olds why I was crying. I couldn't wait to be married. When I think back to that day almost 4 years ago I didn't know exactly what life would have in store for Edward and I. I simply knew that I was marrying the man of my dreams and I couldn't wait to live out forever.

Guess what? Today is forever. Today I have my family. Today I am married to the most incredible man I know. Today I have the most beautiful, amazing children. I am living my dream. Who would have thought all those years ago that I would be so lucky to be where I am today. I am so thankful that I have been so blessed. I can only hope that my friends and family look at their lives and think about how much they have to be thankful for, and how many of their dreams they are living. :)