Friday, March 11, 2011

Pics of our kids (updated)

We haven't posted any pics since Pax was born, the kid is adorable and Grace is just as cute, here are some updates.
Here is a pic of our little Pax-man smiling like usual
Grace with two of her favorite people Janelle (her aunt) and her boyfriend Jimmy
Another cute pic of Paxton
Gracie playing her little brother, he really loves her and she is being a great big sister
Grace at a Princess Tea Party
Grace dressed like Dorthy (she loves Wizard of Oz) and giving her best "Cheeeeeese" smile
Grace at the beach, one of her favorite places
Grace loves dress up, this was another of her Halloween costumes
Dressed like Ariel with another "Cheese" smile
Grace is doing her best supermodel pose for this shot. Ignore me in this picture; I never learned how to pose for a camera

Hope you enjoy, we will post more soon

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New Baby Boy

On Wed Aug 25 Paxton John-Patrick Burton was born. He was 7 lbs 8 oz, 19 inches, and perfect. He is home now and Melanie is doing well. Grace is a great big sis and we are adjusting well to the new addition to our family. Below are the pictures we have from the past few days.

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Melanie recently won a radio contest where we got to go to a private concert with Sara Bareilles. It was done in the lobby of a local hotel so it was small and there were only about 50 people there. It was really impressive. I didn't realize how talented she is. She was a lot of fun to watch play and connected well with the audience, and musically she was flawless.

After the concert we got a chance to meet her, which was sort of like a reception line at a wedding. We all lined up and walked past her as she shook our hand, we told her how much we enjoyed the concert, she gave us an autograph, and took a picture with us. It made me feel kinda bad for her. I am sure she does this often and I know standing in the reception line at my wedding got old after a while, and I was shaking hands with people I knew and was excited to see, not random strangers that won a radio contest.

Anyway it was a lot of fun, and I would recommend Sara Bareilles to anyone now. She only really had one song that I knew of but after hearing her concert I downloaded some more of her music and I love listening to the new tracks.

Here is a pic of our big moment with Sara. My only regret is we didn't take Gracie she would have loved it, but it was 21 and over and we couldn't find her fake ID.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Valentine's day and more

For Valentine's day I took pictures of Grace with Solomon her cousin to give as Valentine's to our family. Solomon played cupid and Grace was just a beautiful girl in a red dress. It took about an hour of prep for 2 minutes of pictures, the kids have very short attention spans and Solomon was not too sure about his outfit at first. This first picture is of Grace at the park and all she wanted to do was swing. I'm not sure why I like this first picture so much I just do. The big news for this post is I'm pregnant and due August 31st, so today I am 13 weeks. So far this has been a harder pregnancy than Grace was, but I can't say that this pregnancy is very hard compared to other people's experiences. We are very excited to be adding to our little family.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Wow it's been a long time

Here are some pictures from Christmas and other recent favorites.

Grace loves her tricycle

Here she is in her new bathrobe from her Aunt Janelle

This is Grace's sassy face

Grace laying in her new cradle with her new baby

Our most recent family picture...not the best but it will do.

As for us we are doing well. Ben is busy in school but he still likes it. It's Gracie's 2nd birthday today and she is doing great. She is very busy, very sweet and such a joy even when she's being sassy. She has graduated to a big girl bed and it seems to be going well. I am busy with work and other projects but I still love being a mom and love being in Oregon near our family. Hope all is well with everyone and I'll try to be better with posts.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Goodbye Uncle Johnny

Last week we found out that my Uncle Johnny had passed away in his home due to a major heart attack. This was quite a shock since he's only 50 and has never been diagnosed with heart problems. If you scroll down you can see that my family lost my Uncle Patrick about 6 months ago as well. So needless to say it feels like too much to lose both my Uncles on my Mom's side within 6 months of each other. Yesterday was the Primary Program in our ward and the theme was My Eternal Family, I am the teacher for the 6 year olds so I was sitting with them. The spirit was so strong and my emotions became so intense during the program, I had to sit out most of sharing time to regain composure to teach the 3rd hour. The part that stood out to me was one of the songs' chorus said this "God gave us family to help us become what He wants us to be. This is how He shows His love--- for the family is of God." I can't imagine my life without my Uncles they have been such a blessing. Although neither of my Uncles were great at keeping in touch I always knew they loved me and supported me. My Uncle Johnny always made holidays and celebrations so fun. He was always making people laugh and loosen up. There was one time where he drove me from Coos Bay to Medford or maybe the other way around, anyways it was between my grandparents houses. The ride was so fun I think I was about 16 and he talked to me about a girl he liked, and how to tell if someone is a good driver, and various other things. My little Grace loved Uncle Johnny even though she didn't get to see him much she would always go to him and smile at him which if you know Grace is not very common. I will miss him greatly. I pray that my Uncles are at peace and that they are together. Good bye and I love you Uncle Johnny