Tuesday, December 4, 2012


8.3.12 Every year my family goes to Pinetop, Arizona for a family reunion.  This year was a blast. We went shooting the first day we were up there. 
Ryan  and Cody setting their riffles.
Ryan, Brock Harper, my dad
Shooting again, Ryan Harper, me, Ryan Gardner
 Every year after we have the reunion at Woodland Lake Park we head over to the go carts.  We had a blast
 Drake Harper, Paul and Crew Miller, Ryan Harper
Cody and Blayke, Rachel and Elli
 My dad and Caleb
 Ryan Harper and Brock
 Drake, Clayton, Melissa and Tyke
 Paul and Crew
 Jami and Me

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Happy birthday Derwin

Happy Birthday to this man!  My dad, Derwin.  The coolest dad ever!
We went to Charlestons for his birthday dinner.  Ryan was the only one that couldn't come bc he had to work.  I took pictures with my phone and they didn't turn out that good. 
My whole family.  Jami, Mark.  Rachel, Cody, Melissa.  Donna, Lisa, Paul.  Ryan, Me, Jami. 
After dinner.  Everyone but Paul, Lisa and Ryan Gardner.  We had such a fun time together. 
Happy Birthday Dad!!!

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Happy 4th!!

Happy 4th of July!  We started the day off right by going shooting.  We had a shoot off with my child size .22 riffle.  We all got really close to the target. 
Ryan, Troy Williams, Todd McClellan


Troy Williams

Mallory McClellan, it was her first time shooting.  She did awesome!

We broke out the shot guns after.  I hit my first clay pigeon ever.  Everyone did awesome. 
For the rest of the day we went to the west side and ate at The Place.  It was so yummy.  That afternoon Ryan's dad and Martin came over for dinner.  Todd and Mallory meet up with us and we drove to east Mesa to try to view all the different firework shows.  That didn't last long b/c the cops came and said we all had to leave.  We resorted to watching the fireworks on TV that night.  It was still an awesome night. 

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Happy Birthday Ryan!

Happy 26th Birthday Ryan!!! This year we celebrated it a few times.  The weekend before we went to Joe's Crab Shack with my parents and nephew for dinner.  Ryan was a trooper while they sang to him.  
"I got crabs from this horse"
When they were singing to him, they would have him yet "he got crabs from this horse"  We weren't sure why.
I always seem to wrap his presents in grocery ads due to their weird size. This year he got 2 sets of rubber mats for his truck, a leather man and Step Brothers.  He got two sets b/c I had already bought him a set from the dealership and later that night he called me and said that Costco had a set.  I said to go ahead and get them so he wouldn't think I already had some for him.  His set was $15 and mine was $110.  We took my set back, I think it was a good decision.  
That night we went to Pei Wei for his birthday dinner.  He doesn't like cake so I made him a banana cream pie and coconut cream pie.  I always make him blow candles out while I sing.  He is a trooper. 
For the past few years I have tried to throw him a surprise party and he has found out every time.  I thought for sure this year I could trick him.  I decided to throw the party the day after his birthday.  He thought I was throwing a surprise party on his real birthday bc Todd McClellan asked him to go to the shooting range and I said he could go.  Ryan thought I was trying to get him out of the house and I thought I would be the "cool" wife and let him go.  When he got home and was unwrapping his presents he asked if I had people hiding in our house.  I told him no.  Little did he know....there would be people hiding the next day...  
On Saturday I was making cup cakes while he was gone and while I was pulling them out of the oven he pulled in the drive way.  I scrambled to hide them but he saw me doing that.  He had a clue what was going on. When he got home from work everyone came out and yelled "SURPRISE!!"
He wasn't to surprised but it was till a fun party.  
Daniel Dawson, Ryan Tyler Francis
Kylie Francis, Claire Francis, and Liz Dawson

Phil enjoying the 7 layer dip
Todd and Malory.  Molly found a comfy spot on Mallory's lap, she stayed there for awhile

After the party, we went swimming. Ryan "borrowed" Christine's top and was all ready to go.
After it was all said and done, it was a pretty fun birthday.  I have come to the conclusion that I am horrible at throwing surprise parties.  One year  I will get him.  

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Friday, July 13, 2012

Gardner Gathering

Every month we get together with the Gardners.  June was our month to  host.  We swam and bbq'ed.  It was a lot of fun!  We love the time we spend together.

Grace and Megan

Hallie and Madison

David and Ryan, such love there

Geanna, Michelle, Gene, Curtis, Zane

Bryan, Ryan

Danielle, Geanna, Michelle, Gene, Curtis

Molly enjoying the party

Monday, July 2, 2012

Lake Trip

Lake Pleasant baby!!   
Paul Sorensen was kind enough to take us to the lake one Saturday.  It was such a blast!
Ryan wake boarding, he did awrsome.  He's pretty good.
I got up wake boarding but Ryan didn't take any pictures of me.  Where's the love?
Ryan wake surfing.

love those sexy legs

Kylie Francis, Nick Sorensen, Clare Francis

Tyler Francis, Ryan, Me, Bonnie Sorensen, Scott Sorensen
Ryan, Patrick Olofson
Found the love. I'm glad Ryan got the camera out to capture my failed attempts to wake surf.  I tried but couldn't hold onto the rope.  I was so frustrated b/c I have gotten up before.  There is always next time. :)