Monday, October 11, 2010

Freeman Farms Pumpkin Festival!

Fall, fall, fall. Our favorite time of year. Except for here in Arizona
that is. Why? Well we don't really have one. And while the rest of
our family and friends ring in the season with coats, sweaters and
crisp cool air at football games.....we are stuck sweating and waiting
for the temperatures to break like a bad fever. Every year we start
to get a "little" impatient with the summer heat and start
praying for the cool, beautiful winter weather that justifies our
living here. So what do we do in the meantime? While it's still too
hot to feel like fall? We get the heck out of Dodge, and we get out
as often as we can! This weekend we decided on a last minute trip
to Freeman Farms just outside of Prescott, AZ to take the kids
to the Pumpkin Festival. It was exactly what we needed; great
weather, good company, a lot of pumpkins, animals, tractors, hay
rides, face painting, kettle corn, a corn maze and a train ride
that included an old fashioned train robbery by the Old West Acting
group. Here are a few pics from the weekend, thanks for the
invite Harbecks, we had a great time! Now to figure out where
we will escape to this weekend.....hmmmm?

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Yikes, It's been Awhile!

Wow, it's been forever since our last post. Sorry everyone
(all 2 of you who read this). We've been super busy and just haven't
been good bloggers. Everything has been going well in the Mortensen
fam. We just got back from a week in Colorado with Tyler's
family. We were there for his brother Justin's farewell. He's been
called to serve in the Oakland/San Fransisco Spanish Speaking
Mission and entered the MTC yesterday. It was a great break
from the AZ heat and as always great to spend time with family.
Other than that we've had some birthday parties, lots of pool
days, Tyler's softball on Tuesday nights, and training for the
Ragnar coming up this October in Las Vegas. Tyler signed up for
this one, surprise, and has been training with me. So we have a lot
coming up and will definitely try and do better with the blogging!
Until next time, here are some recent pics from our trip to
Alamosa and a few randoms!

Birthday party cupcakes!

I'd say that is Smurf blue? How bout you?

Just hangin out.
The new sleeping bag Grandma Debbie got Grace! She was so excited

to sleep in it.
Crew WOULD NOT stop playing on this thing. He absolutely loved it!

Ty and his "little" brother Justin when we were leaving and saying bye.

Grace outside of "The Malt Shoppe" in Pagosa Springs. This is the neatest

little town and this place has the best shakes. She doesn't like to pose....

at all!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A Little Update


The last week of March we were lucky enough to have my parents
come out and visit us in AZ for a full week. They loaded up the truck
and drove all the way from Star Valley, Wy with Bailey, the monster
truck (what Grace calls a 4 wheeler), a dirt bike, roller blades, a sewing
machine, Bill's dog Tanner and a soon to be pawned off, adorable black
puppy named Ashes. Here are some pics from their week here..............

My dad meet a friend out at the Canyons Motocross Track and
competed in a Grand Prix race. It was a combination of motocross
track and desert trail. We had a blast watching him and he did
awesome taking first place in his division. Who cares that the only
other racer in his division was 70, had training wheels on his bike
and had to stop 3 times during the race to use the bathroom!
He still won! : )

We also had time to catch a spring training game. It was a great day
to sit in the sun, watch a little baseball and let the kids run around the
grass behind left field.
Bailey celebrated her birthday with us while she was here too. I'm
so happy we got to see you turn 11 and celebrate your big day Bailey,
you are growing up so fast. JK, Happy Thirteenth.

And this is the little furry creature my parents brought down. They had
every intention of this being a one way trip for this gal. She is super
cute, really smart and of course now a part of our family. Grace and
Crew are loving their new little friend.
And since my husband didn't make the blog, here's a pic for him! : )

Crew's Birthday Party

Our little man has grown up so fast. On the 27th of March he turned 1 and we had friends and family over for a great birthday party that included great food, a bounce house and a really big cupcake! It really is scary how fast time seems to be flying by. Here are some pictures from the party and a few pics of Crew growing up.

Crew's First Year

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Gretchen Wilson Baby!!

So tuesday night Me, Spring, and Brandy went to Toby Keith's Bar and Grill for a FREE Gretchen Wilson Concert!! She was awesome live and put on a great show.. It was a ton of fun! and its always good to get out for a night with just the girls! We might have been the youngest and only sober ones there but that was half the entertainment... Right girls??

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Photo Tag :)

My friend Chana tagged me to do a photo tag -
Here are the rules:

1. Open your 1st Photo folder.
2. Scroll to the 10th photo.
3. Post the photo and the story behind it.
4. Tag 5 or more people.

This is Crew enjoying his first whole apple.... He LOVES them :) He has been such a little sweet heart!! We love our little man!! :)
I tag- Loreli Caldwell, Kristy Denney, Jess Mortensen, Meg Meis, Andrea Jardon :)

Wednesday, January 20, 2010


This past weekend Tyler and his younger brother Justin worked on
our landscaping and took our ever evolving yard a step closer to
being a front yard we like. We still have to plant flowers and "HOA"
approved plants and then we'll fill in some areas with bark or mulch
to finish it off. Thanks for the help Justin. Here are pics of the first
3 stages, stage 4 to come soon...............hopefully!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Christmas... Random...

Kissey kissey

Pappa and toad muggling aka snuggling :)

Pappa and Crew

Gingerbread houses.... What we thought would be a fun family activity, well it wasn't not for our family anyway.... lets just say kids eating all the candy, frosting EVERYWHERE, and perfectionist parents not a great mix!
I love both of these pictures with grandpas hat on the kids... They are both pulling kind of cute funny faces!

Grace was so helpful feeding the dog..... Cat food :)

Crew was busy eating the dirt out of any plant he could find!