Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Season 7 Biggest Losers

These are Brian's cousins who will be on Season 7 next month
Please, cheer them on for the big prize.
We are behind you 100% guys and wish you all the best.
Blaine Cotter & Dane Patterson

Monday, December 15, 2008

Being Comforted

As you can see, Brian is being comforted by a pink bunny, while he was sick.
Brian was sick with a head cold on Thanksgiving weekend.
This was the only way he was going to get comfort besides his family.
Awe, ain't that just cute, a grown man still sleeping with a pink stuffed bunny.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Happy Halloween

We just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Halloween!
I hope that everyone was able to get enough sweets yesterday.
Parents with babies, I hope you were able to get yourself some candy too.

Brian - Santa Clause, Katie - A Bride
Brogan - Baby's First Halloween outfit

Friday, October 24, 2008

Brogan's Blessing

We blessed Brogan on October 12th. We had a lot of family members that came. Below you will see their pictures. We did have one family member that was not present, but we forgive her. Stacy, Marc Tharp's wife, was giving birth to their third daughter, Mae Tharp, that morning. We appreciated everyone that made the trip, especially with the weather that hit us early that morning.

Our beautiful family: Kim, Brogan, Brian, & Katie

This is Kim's family: Jon, Katie, Aryn, Marc, Adam, Dominique, Emily, Dale, Luke, Dori Ann

Kim, Brogan, Brian, Lydia
(Not Pictured, but came to the blessing: Jared, Laura, Sam, and Aryn)

This is Brian's Parent's: Evan & Vivian Brown

This is Brian's Parent's: Jerry & Teresa McLaws

This is Katie standing outside Sunday morning before Brogan's blessing.

You can just see how much snow we received.

This is what it looked like in our backyard.

Just take a look at how much of the snow is on the car's.

Katie was so anxious to go play in the snow.

You can see it is almost to her knees.

Monday, September 29, 2008



Katie turns 5 today. I can't believe that 5 years has already passed. She is our angel and our sweetheart. She is always willing to help out around the house and a really big help to her mother while she takes care of her new baby brother, Brogan. She just started Preschool and enjoyed a day with cupcakes there today. She loves to ride her bike around the neighborhood and say "HI" to any and all strangers. She is a very big people person. She loves to play Mario Cart with her Dad & Mom. She actually is really good at it. She loves the computer and is learning new things every day on the computer. We just recently went to Applebee's for a date night as a family, and she asked for the corndog kids meal. We got it for her and ever since, she has wanted to go back to Applebee's to get the corndog. She doesn't want one out of our freezer. As you can tell, her smile is contagious. She is our bundle of joy.


(This pictures is when we were feeding the ducks at a park just down from our home)

We are going to celebrate her birthday tonight as family, but tomorrow is the big test when there are girls in the neighborhood who want to come celebrate her birthday. She wanted a Disney Princess party and that is what she will be getting. We will post pictures once it has happened.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Our Baby Boy has come

As some of you know, we had a suprise arrive at 5:09 a.m. on 8/26/08
We do not have a name picked out, but hopefully by the end of today we will.
Here are some of the stats on our new arrival of our baby boy.
Brogan Lee McLaws
Born: 8/26/08
Arrival: 5:09 a.m.
Length: 19 inches
Weight: 6 lbs. 11 oz.
Description: Black curly hair, Blue eyes, and an angel
He slept most of the day and so we hardly heard him cry
He doesn't have the vocals that Katie had when she was born,
so I think it will be a little easier to deal with at 2:00 a.m.
Katie is extremly happy about having a baby brother now. When we
asked her on a name, which isn't chosen yet, she said either "Sister" or "Baby Brother".
I know she doesn't look to excited, but she was. She loves him a ton already.
I just wanted to post some pictures, some of them not to great, but this is all
we took that day as we were both tired and Kim didn't want her picture
taken. I will be adding on more Pictures later this week or next along with the
long anticipated update as to what has been going on. I just thought you would
all forgive me for not keeping my word since we had something a lot more
important to attend too. Hope you all enjoy these pictures and I'm off
to the hospital again.

Dad, Katie, and new baby brother

Katie loving her baby brother

Our new son napping

We think this was his first smile, but might be he was trying to pass gas.

Our new little Angel.

(No, not of the basball team Anehiem Angels)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Watch for update.........

I just wanted everyone to know that I'm not trying to ignore our blog, we have just had a ton of stuff happen to us recently and will be giving everyone an update. It will be a long blog post, so watch for it sometime between now and Sunday, August 24th, 2008. Well, have to run, but get ready for a fun and crazy blog coming your way.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

San Diego May 2008

This was our weekend getaway to San Diego.
Here we are at the beach in North San Diego. Katie just didn't want her fee to get wet.

Don't we look like a cute couple?

We look tired because it was a long 6 hour drive to San Diego.

Next, we went to Seaport Village.
Katie wanted to be a princess with Mom.

We enjoyed a break next to the ocean at Seaport Village.

Katie and her cousin Kayleen

The next day we went to Sea World.
This was the whole family and crew by the Shamu exhibit.
Do Katie and I look like a couple of cute penguins or what?

Us getting ready to watch Shamu's "Believe".
Katie was with Grandma

Katie and one of the many whales.
Below, you will see a lot of pictures of our day in Sea World, Enjoy!

Now, most of the pictures above were supplied by my sister, Brandi.
This is a picture of her family. Are they cute or what?

We went to the temple the next day to see my cousin get married.
You may not see us, but we were sunburned bad from the day before.

I hope that you enjoyed our little getaway to San Diego.

Look forward to future post's of our next trips we have planned before our son arrives.