chris and ren

Chris and I met January 2009 at BYU while getting our EMT certifications. We quickly fell in love and were married a short time later on August 15th, 2009.

After graduating BYU, we moved to Chandler, Arizona to begin a new chapter. We bought a fix-me-up house and got a very friendly black labrador named Kodi!

Although we are both very busy, we try to find time to make new memories and blog about them as often as we can!

Jax Visit January 2014


After our trip to Utah Jackson still had another week left before school started so he decided to hang out in Flag!  Chris and Jax went snowboarding a few times, we played board games & of course video games, ate lots of food, and went bowling!! I love when my brothers come to visit!   An older women lives a few doors down from us and was in need of some service.  Jackson and Chris went(read more)

Christmas 2014


Chris and I have been living in Flagstaff for the past few months in a home of a friend.  The owners wanted to use their house for Christmas break so Chris and I moved into my parents house for a few weeks  7 people and 3 dogs!! These few weeks were full of tree decorating, game playing, The Christmas Carol, and a quick trip up to Flagstaff. All the boys got season passes to Snow Bowl(read more)

Quick trip to Vegas 11/2014


Two of Chris’s siblings (His sister Cami who currently lives in Michigan and his Brother Bryan who lives in Pittsburgh) were visiting Vegas just before Thanksgiving so we drove over to visit.  We had a great date night with Julie and Bryan – I finally got to try frozen hot chocolate from Serendipity 3! We also road the High Roller again at the Linq hotel, made a pit stop at Sprinkles Cupcakes, and saw our great(read more)

Chris’ 28th Birthday, Paisers come to vist, & Skydiving


Chris turned 28 this year!  Where has time gone?  We are currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona while Chris is attending Nursing School @ Northern Arizona University (NAU).  **More on living in Flagstaff here** This year we celebrated his birthday with our good friends Kyle & Kim Paiser in town from Utah!!  On Friday we all went shooting before Chris had to leave for Clinicals at Flagstaff Medical Center (FMC). He got off early because it was(read more)

Vegas 4th of July 2014


Chris and I are currently living in Flagstaff, Arizona while Chris is going to Nursing school at NAU.  We decided to make a quick jaunt over to Vegas for the 4th of July because Chris’s sister Stacie and his brothers wife Julie were in town with their kids.  We enjoyed playing with the cousins, endless games of yahtzee, setting off fireworks, seeing our good friends Bret & Britni Favero, and riding the High Roller on the strip!(read more)

2013 Christmas Card


What a busy busy year it has been for us both!  Here are the top 10 highlights of 2013 1. Ren was accepted into her Masters Program studying Hospital Administration at A.T. Still University! 2. Chris has been working 3 jobs & in school taking 17 credits!! (He got a 4.0!!) 3. We had 4 beautiful puppies born in June (New Born Pics HERE) and sadly we sold them to amazing homes in August (Goodbye Pics(read more)

Thanksgiving 2013


This year we had a relaxed holiday hanging out with my family.  My uncle Steffan & his fiancé Polly came into town, we ate the fantastic annual dinner at Rustlers Rooste, shot off rockets at the park, had basketball tournaments in the backyard, played a new board game Dominion, and the boys had their ultimate nurf wars again!!  The day after thanksgiving we went out west to the Glendale Arena to watch my high school Mountain(read more)

Prince Royce Concert


I got a text early one morning last week from my BFF Taylor saying her friend is sick and needs someone to go with her to this concert…the catch…it will all be in spanish!  WHY NOT!  It was down at the State Fair so we walked around, ate food, people watched, then went to see Prince Royce!  He was like a Hispanic Justin Bieber and was really good!!

Beautiful October Morning “Shootout”


Chris bought a new gun for his birthday and has been dying to take it out. Alex and Jax stayed the night at our house last night, then we headed out to the Superstition Mountains to do some shooting. We set up our big eazy-up canopy and played for 4 straight hours!!  We hit eggs, dollar store barbies, lollipops, clay pigeons, plastic dinosaurs, water filled milk jugs, and pop cans. Jax had a hard time with(read more)

Saying Good Bye to the Puppies


After 8 weeks of sleepless nights, endless poop clean up, smelly house, ripped up carpet, destroyed base boards, stained towels, and 2 almost drownings in pool….It was so hard to say good bye. In a matter of 8 weeks they, opened their tiny eyes, learned to walk, grew to 7-10lbs, started to actually bark,  and were almost potty trained!  These puppies were so dang smart – they definetly took after their daddy!!  I miss them every(read more)