Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Birthday GIRL

Mallory turned 4 years old today! She has waited sooooo long for this day. She is a busy, busy girl (just ask her preschool teacher and primary teachers ). She loves to play and play with friends. She is a collector of random treasures.  Mallory is a good helper and a great big sister. Mallory is loving preschool and will be in her first primary program on Sunday (if she will only say her part). She is our spit fire and an absolutely perfect fit into our family! We love her!!!


Thursday, July 24, 2014

Summer Time

Well, where to begin…. The girls started swim lessons Memorial Day which lasted until the end of June. They learned so much during that time. They also attended a movement and music class 2 times which they both really liked and summer ballet.

Mark’s summer swim season has started and ended without too much drama but perhaps that's because I don’t here it all. But now off season will be starting and according to Mark that time seems worse to him as far as craziness goes.

In June,we took a family vacation to Flagstaff which was fun until a hose broke on our van while we were at the Grand Canyon. Our quick trip turn expensive really fast :( Needless to say the Deer Farm in Williams was fun and the girls really liked the Grand Canyon much more than Mark or I thought. I told Mark that when are kids are bigger I would like to hike the canyon’s rim trail which is about a mile long.

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July brought Tessa’s 6th birthday, Foote Family pictures and surgery for Mallory. Tessa had been counting down to her birthday since the beginning of May. Her friend party was at Bounce U this year which was so wonderful because all I did was bring cupcakes and party favors.


Mark’s brother Matt and his family came for a visit and it was wonderful to see them and spend the 4th of July with them. While they were here we took family pictures ( it had been 2 years since the last ones) and  I am very excited to see them. It was awesome to see Tessa, Mallory and their cousins pick up playing like no distance or time had passed since they had seen each other.

Mid July, Mallory was diagnosed with a hernia and luckily we were about to schedule her surgery within the same month. She was a rock star during the whole thing. I have to say the out patient surgical center at Phoenix Children's was pretty awesome. Her activity has to be restricted for 2 weeks apparently they haven't meet Mallory because this as times is a challenge.


Simon and Marin are big and getting bigger. They are 4 months now! They sleep through the night, eat every 4 hours during the day, roll over, smile, laugh and are generally good babies!

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I have to say summer has been good. It has gone by fast even if the days were long. I am excited that Tessa will be in 1st grade and that Mallory will be in preschool. What will I do with my free time???… oh ya Simon and Marin :)


Tuesday, May 20, 2014


These cuties are 2 months today! They are starting to smile and make sounds. They go down for the night between 8 & 9 but still wake up once each. They like to lay by each other but don't do well sleeping at night together. Mark Foote and I have figured out how to feed 2 babies at the same time. They love bathtime. Marin is much more chill than Simon. Both of them prefer to snuggle over your shoulder rather than in your arms. Both of them get smothered in kisses from Tessa and Mallory adds some too. Life is crazy and loud at times and it's not always the children who are crying but life is good! We can totally do twins, a 5 almost six year old, a 3 year old, summer swim season and grad school… right Mark!

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Sunday, May 18, 2014


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A very talented lady from our church took these. We are so happy that we got them.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

They are here!!!

Simon Mark and Marin June arrived March 20th by scheduled c-section. Marin was born first weighing 7.2 and Simon weighed 6.15.  Both were good size for twins!!!

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At home, after a bath.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Last Sunday as Family of 4


Mallory 3, Tessa 5  and Mommy 37 1/2 weeks pregnant

Monday, March 10, 2014

March 20th

So unless these babies decide to come on their own, March 20th will be their date! I will be 38 weeks along and they are measuring good size. Mark and I nervous and excited, hopefully ready but probably not completely for this adventure.

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