Monday, March 27, 2017


Stockton was able to host some NCAA Women's Basketball games this year! Since it was right in our backyard, we had to go and check out the games. We watched two games, and had the best time. Grant LOVES basketball. Since he's pretty much been watching his whole life, as Derek is a major college boys basketball fan, he was loving the action! He was an angel baby (as always!) and even took a nice long nap during game one. We had a great time and it's such a joy to see our little hometown get such a fun & prestigious game brought into the city! 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017


In mid-March, Derek attending an Orthopedic Medical Conference in San Diego, so of course Grant & I had to tag along. Not only do we love San Diego for our years of living there, my parents also reside there, so it was almost a "working vacation" in terms of Derek attending conference sessions, while still having fun with our family and friends. We were able to go to many of our favorite places; The San Diego Zoo, Old Town, Coronado Island, South Ponto State Beach, a family BBQ, and ate at all of our favorite places. Between the yummy food and friends, we spent time in Carlsbad with my parents, who were thrilled to have Grant visiting for the first time. It was such a wonderful and short week, and we can't wait for our next trip down in the Summer for a warmer beach & pool day! 

Sunday, March 19, 2017


 Milestones at Three Months: 

- Traveled on his first airplane to Idaho for his Aunt Whitney's wedding. 
- Took his first road trip to San Diego to visit G&G and for Derek's medical conference. 
- Enjoyed his first beach trip & dip in the pool. He LOVES water! He will be a major water baby this summer! 
- Loves his hands! He can open and grasp things now. 
- Enjoys playing with toys by sucking on them. His keys & music maker are his favorites! 
- All clothes 0-3 are packed away and still solid in 3 month clothes, with 3-6 options and a few 6 month outfits as well. 
- Master of the "blow out" and has managed to get 3 in a day! 
- Loves to be outside; in his stroller, carrier, pool or just sitting. It is his happy place! 
- Growing hair everyday and staying long & lean!

Friday, March 10, 2017


Derek's youngest sister Whitney was married earlier this month. We were thrilled for her, and that she and Stan were getting hitched. They met while helping to build a home for a family in need in Tijuana Mexico a few summers ago, and after last years trip, began dating. Stan is a wonderful man and a perfect match for our sweet Whitney. We are so happy for them and thrilled to have a handy man in the family (Stan is a contractor & very, very skilled in his craft!). They were married on a beautiful day in the Twin Falls Idaho Temple. The sun was shining and the breeze was subtle. After the sealing and ceremony, the reception was that night. The venue was a perfect mix of rustic and chic, exactly what Whitney was looking for. The rich hues of deep burgundy, gold, and navy were the perfect accent colors to the thick cut logs, and the beautiful cake. It was a wonderful day celebrating two wonderful people! Congrats to Mr. and Mrs. Hatt!