Thursday, December 27, 2007

We are off to...


Shawn and I are leaving Saturday to go to Hawaii for a week with his parents. This is mine and Shawn's first trip to Hawaii so we both are really excited. I am a little bit nervous though because we are not taking Kellen. This will be the first time that we have left Kellen for more than a night. Kellen is spending the week with my parents so I am sure that he wil have a blast with them. We will be sure to post a lot of pictures when we get back.

Wednesday, December 26, 2007

The Four Boys

For those of you who don't know there were four boys born on Shawn's side of the family last year. Everytime we get all for boys together Shawn's sister Nicole takes pictures of the four of them.
Here are the FAB 4

Bronson (Ben & Amberly's), Trey (Del & Tina's), Gus (Brian & Nicole's) and Kellen (our adorable one)

Nicole also took some individual pictures of Kellen and the other boys. Here is one of my favorites of Kellen

Saturday, December 15, 2007

So we tried to take some Christmas pictures for this year and it was a nightmare. We tried to take the pictures two Saturdays in a row, both times were rained out. So we decided to take them on Sunday morning and if they didn't turn out then atleast we tried. By these two pictures you can tell how they turned out. I will post the winning picture soon.

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Sunday, November 04, 2007

So while we were in Prescott we went to see the progress of Shawn's parents cabin. They are building a cabin in Walker, it is right out side Prescott.Here is the view of inside the front door.

Shawn's brother Ben lives in Prescott and so we decided to take a day trip up there and visit him and his family. Kellen had so much fun playing in the pile of leaves in the backyard.

Here is the front view of Shawns parent's cabin. It is going to be so much fun when it is done.

Here is Kellens new trick, her can climb up the slide. He is getting pretty good at it to.
Kellen has also discovered ice cream sandwiches. Here he is eating one at Colette's parents house with her sister Stephanie.

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Halloween 2007

So this year we had a lot of fun with Kellen. He loved tick or treating. Our friends Clint and Emily came over with their kids and Emily and I took Kellen and Tacey around in the wagon trick or treating. Kellen was a 20s gangster, he did have a tommy gun but wanted his sippie instead so I didn't fight him on it. Tacey was a future American Idol contestant.

The weekend before Halloween Shawn and I went to a Halloween party with some friends. Shawn dressed as a demon and I was an angel. Shawn really got into his costume and it paid off, he won the best costume contest.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007


I was tagged again. This time from my cousin Natalie. I thought that it is a little different I would do this tag.

A. Each player lists 6 facts/habits about themselves.
B. At the end of the post, the player then tags 6 people and posts their names, then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog, for these rules.

1. I am a reader. I love to read, to Shawn's dismay
2. I love to eat good food.
3. I have a a shopping fetish (thanks mom), in fact Shawn calls me a walking mall directory
4. I love to dance, even though I am Horrible. I am passing my love of dance onto Kellen
5. I love learning new things
6. I love being a mom and can't wait till I can stay home full time.

I tag:
I know that I have been slacking on posting but I have been having problems posting. I think it is fixed so there will be more posts coming.

Thursday, September 06, 2007


What is a trip to Texas without a good old fashioned Rodeo? The rodeo was a lot of fun and man was I glad that it was airconditioned.

Here is Vicki (Shawn's mom), Shawn and me at the rodeo.

Here is Vicki, Shawn (looking hard @**), Tina (Shawn's sister in-law), and Del (Shawn's brother).

Well we knew that Kellen loved swings but now he has discovered a big boy swing and did not want to get off. I know you can't see but I am just to Kellen's right waiting to catch him, I was sure he was going to fall off. He didn't.

Kellen and Trey (Shawn's nephew) playing together. These two
are not even two months apart and they sure did have fun.
Kellen has discovered Airplanes!!!

So we went to Dallas for the weekend to visit Shawn's brother and his family. When we flew out on Thursday night we were at the airport for quite some time since our plane was delayed. While waiting Kellen discovered a new love, airplanes. I don't know if it was the actual airplanes or the giant windows but he loved looking at the planes.

Kellen eating his chicken nuggets. Man he sure does love chicken nuggets.

On the way back Kellen had fun with the neck pillow.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007


So my sister-in-law tagged me and now you all get to find out how boring I really am.

4 Jobs I have had
1. selling swim suits at Synch or Swim
2. receptionist at Big O Tires
3. a signer for a title company
4. 6th grade teacher

4 Movies I could watch over and over
1. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton (cheesy, I know)
2. Accepted
3. Wedding Planner
4. The Bourne Movies

4 Favorite Movies
1. Win a Date with Tad Hamilton
2. The Bourne Movies
3. The Holiday
4. Da Vinci Code

4 Places I've Lived
1. Mesa, AZ (Mom and Dad Costley)
2. Mesa, AZ (apartment with friends)
3. Mesa, AZ (Mine and Shawn's apartment)
4. Gilbert, AZ (Our House)
I told you I was boring

4 Favorite TV Shows
1. The Hills
2. Regis and Kelly
3. Grey's Anatomy
4. Anything Trivia

4 Favorite Places I have visited
1. San Diego, CA
2. New York, New York
3. Boston, MA
4. China

4 Favorite Foods
1. Buffalo Wings
2. Mexican
3. Chinese
4. A good steak

4 Websites I visit daily
1. yahoo
2. gap ( mainly gapkids)
3. blogs
4. oldnavy

4 favorite books
1. The Giver
2. anything from James Patterson
3. The Children of Promise Series
4. Brown Bear, Brown Bear

4 favorite Hobbies
1. reading
2. playing with Kellen
3. decorating anything ( or imagining how I would decorate)
4. shopping

4 People I Tag
1. Nicole Austin
2. Jen Nikolaus
3. Crystal Caldwell
4. Natalie Sandall

Sunday, August 05, 2007

Nicole and Jason are Married!!!

So my sister Nicole got married July 26th. It was so much fun being there and seeing her so happy. We all got dressed up, including Kellen. He looked so adorable in his bright pink tie.

Here are all the Costley girls with Jason.

After pictures were done Kellen made a run for it.

Our Anniversary
I can not believe it but Shawn and I are going to be celebrating our 4th anniverary on Tuesday August 7th. Shawn and I both can't believe that it has only been 4 years. I can't imagine not being married. I am so lucky that I get to spend everyday with my best friend.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

At the reunion we had 4 generations of Mecham men so I had to get a picture of the 4 of them.

Here is our cute little family.

Kellen had so much fun running around with all the other kids.

One night there was a folk band come and sing for the family. Kellen seemed to like it so much he kept wanting to get down and dance.
The Mecham Family Reunion

Shawn's family has a whole family reunion every 2 years. This was the first year that I went and we had a blast. Here are Shawn and I on the rock wall. The one thing that I realized is that I am so out of shape.

We also went canoeing. I know that in this picture it looks like I did not paddle, but I did.

This summer has been a lot of fun with Kellen. He is walking and is so much fun to play with. Here is Kellen just playing around.

So when I was little we would get out the slip and slide all the time at my grandparents house. When we were there for the fourth my parents got a new slip and slide and we all had a lot of fun. As you can tell by the pictures everyone got involved, including my dad in his clothes.

We were in Utah for 2 weeks visiting Colette's Grandma and at Shawn's family reunion. We had a great time but 2 weeks is a long time for a baby to be gone.

While we were gone Kellen discovered ice cream cones

Shawn is getting Kellen ready for football season. He is getting pretty good at throwing a ball and wants to do it all the time.

Kellen's 1st birthday was so much fun. We had a big party for him that night at Colette's parents house. We were so glad that both families were able to get together to celebrate with us. As you can tell from the picture Kellen did not have trouble eating his cake, in fact he did not want to stop eating.

Here is Kellen's Star Wars cake. Shawn picked it out.

By the end of the night Kellen was wiped out. He fell asleep before we even got out of my parents neighborhood.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ok so Kellen's birthday is on Tuesday. I can not believe that he is already 1, this year has flown by so fast. I took him to get his pictures taken.