Friday, May 25, 2007


Tyler and I have loved our time here in the Bay Area so far! It is beautiful, with so much to see and do! We really do love it and feel like it is home right now! BUT...

There is something so nice about the familiarity of HOME. I mean real home. Where you grew up, where your family is, where you see people you know at the grocery store. So I am going home, to Utah in four days! I am so excited for many reasons, here are a few...

1. My mom...I love to hang out with my mom

2. To spend time with all my family and friends and let Ava play with her cousins!!

3. To get my hair done...for less than $200...thank you Matt

4. To eat at J-Dawgs and Happy Sumo (even with all the Fabulous food out here, I still miss odd things there)

5. To see the beautiful mountains and go for a ride up the canyon...topless (the car that is)

6. To have all my friends and family meet Christian for the first time!

7. To have Tyler use his vacation for something other than studying!

8. To visit Gma Kearl in Logan and go to Bear Lake.

9. To have an ample supply of babysitters!

10. To be there when baby Else (pronounced Elsa) is born!!

I try not to spend to much time anticipating the next big event in life, such as a weekend or vacation, but the last week or so I have been getting very anxious. We are so lucky to have such wonderful family and friends and we are so excited to see you all!

Congratulations are in order!!

I just wanted to Congratulate Ty! After over a year of studying and sitting for four 4 hour tests, he has officially passed all 4 to get his CPA!!! Amid a crazy work schedule, having our second child, and being an amazing dad to our little Ava he has managed to spend his "free time" studying. Now there are a few little things he needs to do before the official certificate comes, but we are on our way down the mountain! I can't wait to have my husband back at nights and on weekends! This is such a blessing to have it behind us. Way to go Ty! We love you!

Thursday, May 24, 2007

3 months...yesterday...

...and already has a receding hairline!
You can see that his eyes are still BLUE in the 2 pictures above!

I just can't get enough of this cute little boy! He makes me so happy.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007 this is the real BEAR LAKE

I wouldn't want to false advertise!!


Hi guys! Ty and I are planning a few things while we are in Utah and we thought it might be fun to head up to the cabin in Bear Lake. Ty gets in on the 8th, so we were thinking of heading up there the 9th and 10th (Sat.-Sun.). For those of you that have never is beautiful...a crystal colored lake that will freeze your buns off!!! The water is SO cold, it is only bearable in late July and August. So our plan is just to hang out, go hot tubbing, play games, go 4 wheeling, stuff like that. We would love to have company! Any takers??? You are all invited! Let us know if you are interested! We are bringing the kids...they will love kids are welcome!

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Christian's 5 week Photo Shoot

No Christian is not 5 weeks, he is 12 weeks...yes I am a little slow! I thought I would be buying the cd to post pictures on my blog, but I decided not to. So if any of you would like to check out cute pics of my kiddos from a couple months ago go to:

Go to the "Kearl" gallery and the password is: Christian

He is so much bigger now, I can't believe it! I can't wait to get more pictures taken in Utah!

Monday, May 21, 2007

Take me out to the ballgame!

We took Christian to his first baseball game on Friday! It just happened to be the Giants and the A's...Battle of the Bay! A's won...not that I really had a preference. We had a lot of fun though. Ava couldn't stop saying...Soccer Game. I guess she is used to Ty's soccer games on Friday nights, but it soon changed to, "he hit the ball!" She was quite excited! We had ourselves some dogs...and peanuts and cracker jacks of course!

Ava with uncle Gog (Jon)!

Christian and Mommy

Not such a cute face...but a good shot of the field!

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Hooray for Jim and Pam!!!

I know I am sappy, but I loved the ending to the office!! It is about time they get back together!! I love Jim! I think it is because he reminds me of my cute brother, they totally have some of the same charateristics. Anyway, we are happy. Every week Tyler and I have watched and hope that something will happen with the two of them. Maybe that is because I secretly have a crush on Jim, but NOT because he reminds me of my brother, and Tyler has a secret crush on Pam! No offense to Karen...she's way cute, but there is something about Pam! OK I am rambling...Thanks to The Office, we had many fond nights this year!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Hording Mangoes!!

So what is it about kids...or maybe just mine not being able to grasp the concept of enjoying things one bite at a time? Ava is queen for stuffing as much of one thing in her mouth as she can, just in case it is not there when she finishes her first bite! Yesterday was a perfect example...every Tuesday we go to a park with friends, we bring a lunch and all the kids play while the moms sit and chat (it's just as much for us as it is for the kids!) So a few girls and I are sitting and talking, enjoying ourselves. We look over across the playground and see my Ava chasing her other little friend who happens to have a full bag of dried mangoes. My friend yells to her daughter to "share the mangoes with Ava." So she stops and we all watch intently as Ava digs her two paws into the bag and pulls out two packed handfuls of mangoes. We chuckled a little, then I yelled, "Ava, that's too many, put some back." When she heard those words she immediate brought one of those fistfuls to her mouth and started shoving them all in creating cheeks like a chipmunk. It was almost as if you could see her thought process...oh no, she's going to come for them, I must get them all in before she gets here! I wish I could have gotten it all on film, or even a snapshot of her extremely concerned look, fearing she might lose a mango! Good thing my friend loves my little one!

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Inspiring Moms!!

Happy Mother's Day to all! Just thought I would let a few mother's know that they are great! These are my sisters and my mom. Each of them have at least 2 kids (or will by June...Lisa). We all have our very own way of raising our children and it is often quite different from one another, but ALL are great mother's in their own way! I appreciate all of you and your examples of what makes a SUPER-MOM!!! And I am sure that each of these great moms would agree that we learned a whole lot from our WONDERFUL mom! Thanks! I Love you guys! Hope you all had a good day at mom's today! Don't worry I was well taken care of. Tyler woke up and made me yummy danishes for breakfast (one of my favorites) and gave me a trip to the spa for a greatly needed brow wax, manicure and pedicure! I can't wait!! Thanks ya!!

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Handsome Christian

So I realized that I never posted any pictures where you could actually see cute Christian on his Blessing day. So here are a few closer up pics!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

What makes me SMILE...

I decided to write a few things that make me happy every once in a while. So here are a few things that have made me SMILE in the last day or two...

Roses that bloom in EVERY yard around our house!

A cool rainy day after a serge of HOT days!

My sweet boy's toes.

An unsolicited "I love you Mommy" from my little princess.


Socks and Wedgies!

Ava had lots of fun wearing Papa Dan's sock while he was here visiting! She also learned all about wedgies after he put on one of her diapers...I guess he is a little out of practice...Gotta love those dimples!!

Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Tyler blessed Christian on Sunday. Christian was such a good boy and looked so handsome. Both sets of grandparents were able to come and join us. We had a lot of fun!

After a big lunch we went to the park across the street and played. Ava tried to eat bubbles as you can see. It was so hot we stripped Christian down to his onesie and he was loving it!

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

My Surfer Boy!

SORRY! I have had family in town and I am a total slacker and haven't blogged forever...but I am back!

We went to the beach on Monday and so we tested out Christian's little suit. He looked so cute in it! He is getting pretty chubby, at least in his cheeks! The coast was actually quite cold, but we had a lot of fun. It was one of the many things we did with my sister, Amanda and her husband Clark here.

They took more pictures than we did so I'll post more when I get them. Thanks for coming AJ and Clark!