Saturday, September 29, 2007

Happy 7 months Cash

This baby has been nothing but complete joy from day one. Cash is always there with a smile on his face, such a complete pleaser. I can not say it enough, how completely blessed are family is to have been blessed once again with such an angel. Seven months has flown by for us. We really wish we could slow down the growing process. But I guess that is why you always have to enjoy each day to the fullest.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Patrick's Firm Has a New Website

Thought some of you might like to see it:

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

One Hundred Years of Solitude....

My Husband always loves for me to challenge the mind and this book has done just that. I would love some people's thoughts on the book if you have read it. I think it is really interesting and profound, but then at the same time a lot of it seems meaningless. Give it a try.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Yummy lunch at Paradise

Always a new mom after a lunch outing. I think we all just need a few hours with friends to shake up our lives. I am sure you all agree. Thanks Kim, I stole your pictures and of course fixed me. It was really fun also getting to know Amy.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

For You, Rachie

So my sister Rachel wanted to see a full body shot of Cash. Well, there you have it. We just love those thunder thighs. And the diaper shots are always the best, right?

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Willie and Rachel!

Willie and Rachel we hope your weekend celebration is wonderful! We love you guys. I think it is so fun you have your birthdays so close together. Take lots of pictures through the weekend of all the fun activities you do.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Good Times in Colorado...

Patrick finally got home from Colorado. Yippee! He had a great time seeing Arcade Fire at Red Rocks, hanging out with old friends, Nicail and Seth Gomn, Rhett and Bonnie, and his sister Melanie, brother Greg and his wife, Rebekah. Nicail and Seth were so great for entertaining the gang for 5 days. Thanks again guys!

Patrick was so excited to come home to a freshly mowed lawn. Being the obsessive yard person he is, (he has fired two different yard crews in the past year), he mows the lawn about twice a week. Thanks to my wonderful friend, Shannon Latham, the lawn was mowed before Patrick got home. How incredibly nice is that? You probably are asking yourselves, "why didn't Natalie do it herself?" Well, I am embarrassed to say I have never mowed our lawn, or any lawn for that matter. And I promise Shannon says she really enjoys doing it. It's her time to "meditate," so she says. Kind of like my obsessive ironing that my family makes fun of. I'm sure all of those husbands out there would've really appreciated Shannon's service. I am kicking myself for not getting a picture of her doing it. Love ya Shannon, you are great!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Midnight Blogging

So of course everyone who knows me well, knows I have a hard time sleeping at night. Even when I was growing up there would be lots of night that I would get so jealous of my cousins, (Aryn and Holly) for always falling a sleep before me. They would always be out before their heads even hit the bed. Holly would always try to be nice and comfort me, and say " I am just resting my eyes" So when Patrick ever leaves to go out of town you can only imagine what I am like. There is a point to this obnoxious blog, it is a comfort to me in the wee hours. So I most definently posted some 500 random pictures. Have fun looking at who knows what I posted. Watch out! you never know when you might pop up on my blog.
So yes Babe, I will be excited for your return.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

How precious children can be.....

My boys always love to make me presents. I love waiting to see what they think up. I have some colored boxes they will always use over and over for gift giving, and each box they will fill up with a present. The best part of it all, is how children's minds can be so kind and pure. The excitement alone on their faces when they hand me all of the gifts is a gift in its self. This was to cute and funny I had to share. I know all mothers have similar stories.

Now come on what mother out there does not need a broken truck. And we always need a pair of broken used glasses from who knows where. And pictures of war. And money is always needed, I just love it when it comes out of my wallet. So once again they have given me great treasures

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Happy Birthday Greg.....

Greg we love your buns. Happy Birthday. Have lots of fun at the concert. You are as good as they come. So darn kind to everyone constantly. If we all could just have your kind of patience things would be lots more peaceful. Sorry I used such an old picture. That shows that we need to take lots more pictures of the Hall family. So this weekend I want you to make Patrick take lots of pictures. Love Ya.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Remembering 9/11

My kids are so intrigued by 9/11. So many questions. So I decided to take them down to Tempe Town Lake tonight to show them all the flags in remembrance of those who lost there lives that day. It was really special. There was such a reverence there. I was surprised that Noah and Lincoln were so into the whole event. I highly recommend going next year for those who did not get the opportunity to go this year. It is hot, but they do serve drinks and cold Ice's.

Congrats Liesal and Jake

My cousin Liesal had her first child, a baby girl. Also my cousin-in-law April a baby boy and my cousin Ann had a baby girl also. Such an exciting time and Such adorable babies. Thanks Richard, I stole your picture. As for pictures of the other babies I better get permission from there mothers first. Liesal I did'nt think you would mind, being your first and all. Love ya guys!

Sunday, September 9, 2007

Happy Birthday Tough Guy.....

Clarke, we love you, Happy Birthday! Anyone that knows Clarke loves him. One of the best recording artists, and great brother-in-law, and the best conversationalist. Clarke, too bad we are not in Utah to celebrate your Birthday with you. We are thinking of you here in Mesa. Now don't work too hard on your special day!

P.S. That's a great picture of you. Really captures your personality. ;)

Go Alexandra.....

My little sisters friend Alexandra has just started photography and she has such a talent for being so young. She was given an assignment for her photography class at 'Evit' in which Rissa was used as her "model" I really think they turned out so fun. Great job Alex! Continue your fantastic work, you will make it big someday just you wait.

Saturday, September 8, 2007



Thursday, September 6, 2007

A great inspiring post I came across.......

I love blog surfing (yes, I will admit it) when you come across a post that really makes you evaluate your life and what you are doing in your life and what you are not doing. If anyone wants to read a wonderful entry, you need to go to my cousin's blog "Farnsworth Family." First check out her adorable page. I could never say enough wonderful things about Melissa, which is its own post in its self to be continued. I have always looked up to her since I was little. (Sorry, Melissa I don't want to embarrass you, but it is true). Then from her page scroll down to her friend's blog, the "Pothier Family." And the post is (Hard Work), Hopefully she does not mind I do this. I do not even know her. But I just think it is something that is so well written it should be shared amongst the blogging world.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

I finally made it to Oregano's

Ok, so I had never been to Oregano's until tonight. And yes everyone it was fabulous. It is always so great to get out of the house for a girls night out. once a week is all I need to get rejuvenated in being a better mom. Like Kim mentioned on her blog, thank you again so much to all the dads for being such great babysitters. Collin,(Megan's) daughter. Well you would of never even know she was there. She is a complete angel. Girls, you really showed me the true city life tonight.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Cash and his new glasses

Cash had his 6 month check up today. I always love those dreaded immunization shots. He got sent home today with a pair of new glasses. I just wish they fit a little better. Gosh, could you imagine if a baby this young had to wear adult size glasses? Now Cash's head is almost as big as an adult but he still has a ways to go. We had a fun laugh at this because he seemed to like them and did not mind one bit that he even had them on.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Happy Birthday Mom

Mom, I love you. Happy Birthday. Can you believe it? Fifty one years of a wonderful life. You are our rock. Constantly serving others. Always Making sure each day is wonderful for all of your children. All the fond memories above are special events that have taken place over the years because of you Mom, you are a very hard act to follow but your example will live forever. Thank you for being there constantly, I am so blessed to have such a carring, righteous mother. You are the (Special Person)for today, as Dad would put it. So live it up Babe!