Saturday, December 12, 2009

Phoenix...Where Have You Been All My Life?

No disrespect to all the places I've lived in my life but Phoenix is absolutely the best place EVER! It's warm and sunny ALL the time, has great shopping, great food and is close (sort-of) to family! We have had a blast since we moved in! We bought every pool toy possible only to realize our kids don't LOVE the pool and most times would rather take a bath in our tub (thanks guys! would've been good to know before we grabbed the house with a pool!) Here are a few things we have been doing this fall...
Here are Cooper and Chase hittin' the finger paints!
This was at the "Boo at the Zoo!" Halloween day. It was Super hot so we let Coop hit the fountains (which he actually liked more than the animals)!

Here are our little trick-or-treaters a monkey and a mouse! They had a super great time and we enjoyed all their candy! Thanks guys!

More pictures to come...Please feel free to come down and visit and give Phoenix a test run before you move down...or just pack your bags and head our way!

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Free Hot Lunch Date Box...

Hello everyone!

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here's how you enter:

1. go to (this girl can seriously blog!)

2. Hot Lunch should be at the top of the page.

3. Follow the instructions to win your very own Hot Lunch Date Box!

Please, please, please sign up to win...its free!

thanks for your support! I love you man!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Cooper's Tractor Birthday!

So Coop turned 2! We found out he loves tractors...which makes sense since here in Iowa he sees more tractors than cars. So I talked with our local tractor dealer and had them drive this tractor into our backyard and we borrowed it for the party.

Coop was a pretty big fan of the tractor and I don't think he blinked for like 3 hours! It was the best! I filled our baby pool with dirt and trucks and cars and tractors and the kids loved it...not there parents so much.

We played pin the rocks on the tractor and did a rock toss. Coop didn't really eat his cake but he did want us to relite his candes llike 50 times.

Here is Coop and dad on the tractor.
Here is Cooper spending some one-on-one time with his new BFF.

We really hope Coop doesn't notice when the guy comes to take the tractor away tomorrow. At least he had some good memories and some photographic proof it was here! Happy Birthday big guy! We love you so much!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Coop Can Almost Speak English...

Our little coop has been working on his vocab and here are a few things he can say...

Pitt - EE - Poo = peek-a-boo (obviously)

Pie - Yo = Flower, grass and on special occasions trees

pem = pet him... referring to any animal he sees or even hairy people get the pem

milt = milk...I don't have the heart to tell him its a k not a t.

saw = chase...which is better than at the beginning when chase was the same word as cheese and geese.

beep, beep = which means put my milk in the microwave because I like it warm!

fip - fop = flip flop of course which is just in time for summer :)

Pee = please

diaper = diaper

diaper = sprinkler... so it makes our walks interesting when he is pointing at peoples sprinkers saying diaper

Sunday, July 12, 2009


Best vacation ever! Seriuosly! We had a Christensen family reunion in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and I loved every minute of it! Once we knew it would take 21 hours to drive we did what any normal parent would do...drove to Best Buy and bought a DVD player to go on the back of our headrests for the kids. Great idea right? thats what we thought... until we found that Cooper had a better time seeing how many fruit snacks he could stick to the screen than letting baby einstein teach him his shapes and colors. All in all the road trip was fun. Once we got there we spent our days on the beach. After a few days of basking in the sun nonstop we starting feeling guilty like maybe we should introduce the kids to more than just sand...that was Brandons idea...I was good with just the we went to the Wright Brothers Museum.

The kids loved it as you can tell from Chases face and we got quite the calve workout climbing up to the memorial...thanks wright brothers for making your starting point so dang high!!!

Cooper learned about kites and sand crabs and Chase learned that the sand tastes just as good as the baby food his parents give him.

We ate delicious crab with Chad and Lisa and scarfed down Duck Doughnuts AKA the best doughnuts money can buy!!! Shout outs...Lisa Christensen you are the best freakin' photographer ever!!! thanks for taking the time!!! Mike and Denise...loved the location loved the guys are the best In-Laws a girl could have!!!

I am a Capricorn and I like rocky road ice cream and long walks on the beach...

Saturday, July 4, 2009

dawn does des moines

When you have had it with the midwest and you are going to scream if you see another corn field your best friend comes to town and makes everything okay! Dawn flew into Chicago where I picked her and her two hot girls up and we did what any normal human would do after an entire day of traveling for her and a 5 hour drive for me... head to IKEA! After a hot new spice rack, rugs and a clock we headed home where we relaxed the next several days. We went to the Blank Zoo where the kids had a freakin' blast!

At the zoo with the Giraffes...apparently Brandon was about their same height!

The boys loved the petting zoo and even though this cow was plastic they didn't seem to mind!

I'm pretty sure there were monkeys behind us at some point...playing hard to get in the photo...

We went to a water park and we did our best to perfect our tans! Dawn and Brandon cheered me on after I finished my 20K (12.4 miles)called the Dam to Dam! It was such a great time! Though I have no photographic proof I promise Dawn was here! AND I LOVED

Monday, June 22, 2009

My Sweet Tiny Dudes

I got pictures done of the boys and here are my favorites. I don't want to talk about Coop's hair but it is better than the mullet he had before this 'do. Chase is rockin' the bald look.

Okay so I love to put them in matching argyle sweaters...Brandon also LOVES it and even offers to wear a tie so we all match...

this dude laughs like its his full-time job...I really would pay him if I had more money...

Coop thinks he's in Kindergarten so don't tell him its just a photo shoot...

My favorite photo of the whole shoot.

Coop playing hard to get behind the ladder...

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Hot Lunch LLC

So I started my own business! One of my girlfriends from Minneapolis and I started our own company Hot Lunch and just finished our website a few weeks ago! Basically we package fun themed dates you can buy for special occasions like anniversaries or birthdays. Hot Lunch Date Boxes also make great gifts for birthdays or weddings! Check us out at

I am having a Hot Lunch house party at Angela Christensen's house (1234 Peacock Midge Dr. Bluffdale, UT 84065) -THANKS ANGELA YOUR THE BEST-Wednesday, April 15th at 7:00pm and I want to see everyone's face there! Bring all your friends and come eat some yummy food. I promise we won't serve tator tots!

Friday, January 23, 2009


Our Christmas rocked! Brandon got an acoustic guitar. Strangly the hours he has logged on Guitar Hero hasn't helped with his new guitar...I think he's mastered mary had a little lamb though. After we opened presents Christmas day we drove 10 hours to Denver to visit Brandon's sister Jenny, Aaron, their kids and Brandon's parents. Brandon got to bless Chase at their house and did a great job...I really hope Chase makes it to the NBA like Brandons blessing promised! We also froze our fannies off in Denver when we hiked to see this frozen waterfall. Overall we had a fantastic break!!!