Sunday, May 31, 2015

Big Boy Haircut

Memorial Day 2015

On Memorial Day weekend we planned a lot of family fun.  Peach picking/tasting, paddle boating at Tempe Town Lake, Slickables ice cream sandwiches and a movie!

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Kinder graduation

Natalie had a wonderful Kindergarten year in Mrs. Maldonado's class, mostly thanks to this best friend of hers, Gracie.  They sure do love each other!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Spring Happenings

This life of ours never seems to slow down or become boring!  These kids are so much fun to watch!

Natalie had to illustrate and write some sentences with the 'qu' sound.  I just love watching her writing/spelling develop

Natalie has worked hard learning to braid hair.  She's very proud!

Our ice maker has been giving us some grief.  Evan is RIGHT THERE to assist David as needed

The girls all played soccer.  Anna wasn't too interested, just trotted around following everyone. Her awesome coach was our good friend Kelly, so Anna was happy about that! We're not sure she even kicked the ball once--she just wasn't interested! 

Natalie had great coaches and had a blast!

Cyrena had a great coach also and enjoyed learning new skills!

These two have a lot of fun playing together.  That playtime includes singing and yelling into the fan.

We hatched and released butterflies

Natalie LOVES to climb trees,  Her recent favorite is our grapefruit tree.

My girls and I on Mother's Day. 

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Graduation Trip

In April I "surprised" Elise and flew in for her graduation.  She kinda figured out the surprise but it was still awesome. :)  She is such a special part of our family and I enjoy being there for some of her milestones. 

So fun to be with so much family, celebrating this amazing young woman!

While I was there I snuck in a visit with my good friend Alison!! 

And David was super dad, sending me these awesome pictures of Evan getting dirty after his bath....

And Anna riding a pony....

And Cyrena petting a snake?! He really raised the bar!

Grandpa Randy's Visit

For Grandpa Randy's 70 birthday year he decided to visit each of his children and their families to spend time with them individually.  In April it was our turn!

Julianne, Phaedra and Ian brought him into town and we were able to spend time with them also.  We love cousin time!

Anna can usually be found coloring and asking others to color with her.

Three generations of Dean men

The kids loved listening to Grandpa's jokes and snuggling with him.  Anna even fell asleep on his lap at church! We wish we could spend more time with him and Grandma Deb!

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Easter 2015

Watching general conference

We went out to the Griggs house for Easter dinner and an awesome hunt!  We love to be with them

Pure joy!!

We love cousin Claire

Our favorite Aunt Lynette and Uncle Rick

Claire and Natalie are such nature girls.  They found a birds nest to explore

The Deans

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Life as we know it is full of laughter, fun, stress, love, faith and surprises. What more could we ask for?