Friday, December 24, 2010

The Paxman's 2010 Christmas Card

Chris continues to work at the University of Phoenix, chip away at his bachelor's degree, and run a successful wedding photography business ( ). One of the highlights of his year was being flown to Sweden for a week to shoot a beautiful wedding abroad.
Johnna loves being a stay at home mom and watching Crew grow and change way too fast. The highlight of her year was going to Idaho with Chris and Crew for the first Hughett family reunion.
Crew turned one in October. He is walking, waving, hugging, kissing, biting, teething, and an absolute joy in our lives.
Crew found out that he will be a big brother in June 2011

Merry Christmas!!!

-the Paxmans.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Posts of Christmas Past

Christmas card 2007. Oh so young, so hot. . . still.

Christmas 2008. Believe it or not, this was my first real picture with Santa Claus. I was very excited.

Itzy, our hairless chihuahua, stole the show that year.

There's a good 20 - 30 lbs. packed on us since our last Christmas card picture. . . We attributed that to a happy marriage.

Christmas 2009. Crew was not so sure about this 'Santa' guy. In all fairness though, Crew wasn't so sure about anyone but his momma at that time.

Stay tuned!...we're going to post our Christmas card picture for this year later this week!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Scott and Ashley

Hey this video is entirely of my little sister and her new husband Scott. I know alot of Pinetop friends stop by this blog and thought that they might enjoy it.

Congrats guys!


Friday, November 26, 2010

Crew Fall 2010

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Now I'm ready for the for pie!

Chris: My youngest brother leaves for his mission on Tuesday, so we got together with my family last weekend to have dinner and take pictures as we will be "minus 1" for the next couple of years.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy 1st Birthday!

Crew turned 1 on 10/10/10. We had a fun weekend of celebration that started with a trip to the Phoenix Z00 on Saturday. On Sunday we had a small celebration with just the 3 of us where we had alot of fun taking pictures and video of Crew smashing through his own personal Birthday cake. We sure love our baby boy and can't believe how fast the last year flew by

Monday, September 20, 2010

Crew Clips August 2010

New month, new video :)

Sunday, September 5, 2010


The last week of July was the first Hughett family reunion. It ended up being a lot of 'firsts' for Crew. He had his first plane ride (he did great with that until the last 40 minutes of our last flight. I started puking, he started crying. . . Yeah. . .), first boat ride and first time camping sorta kinda. We'll call it half camping, we stayed at my Sister's cabin, but hung out at the campgrounds with the fam during the day.

The first thing we did after our flight got in was head to the Spokane WA Temple.

It was very sweet to be able to go with family.

Then we headed out to the Lake and the festivities began. All of my family has not been in one place at one time in at least eight years. It was nice to catch up with everyone and see their cute kiddos run around. This is all of us minus one grandkid (who is currently serving a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Germany).

I wish we had taken more pictures! I guess we were just having to much fun to get the camera out very much. Crew had fun playing with his Zimmerman cousins at their cabin. I was shocked at how they actually WANTED to play with him and thought he was cute even. Maybe it's because I was the youngest, or eh, maybe I was just a weirdo spoiled brat growing up, but I hated kids back then! Thankfully I've grown out of it.

Crew was happy as can be in this tube filled with a little water.

It was so nice to be back in my 'homeland'.

Every time I come back from a vacation to Idaho I get in a 'I HATE ARIZONA!!!!!' funk. This time it lasted a little over a month. Yikes! Course, we did come home to 100+ degree weather, so that didn't exactly help.

We truly had a GREAT time!! I'm so grateful for all the work my parents put into making it a fun time for us! Many Thanks to the Zimmerman's for letting us stay at your cabin.

Monday, August 9, 2010

July 2010

Chris: I've been crappy about writing on this thing, but if a picture is worth a thousand words, and video is like 30 frames a second, and this thing is 3 minutes long...then I should be good for a long long time right?
Here is what we've been doing in July:

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fun at the pool

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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

July Fun

For the fourth we had Chris's brother Dallas and his wife Andrea over for dinner. Chris and I have come to realize our only source of entertainment for guests is taking pictures. So we went out and played with some of Chris's new photography gear.

After that we headed out to the fireworks. There was a lot of traffic on the way there so we just ended up pulling over on the side of the road and watched them.

Crew was somewhat intrigued by the fireworks but seemed to think the passing cars and Ooh's and Ahh's of people near by were more exciting. Ah well, next year. . .

Yesterday we had a belated birthday dinner for me with the Paxman's at Pei Wei.

I'm always happy to eat good food!

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Recent Events

Chris was recently flown out to Sweden to shoot a wedding. He was gone for just a little over a week. Crew was sure to let me know he missed his daddy!

I wondered what Crew's response would be when Chris finally got back. Would he cry, scream, or smile? Thankfully he was all to happy to see his dad and gave him the best/longest cuddles ever. It was pretty stink'n cute.

This is Miss Mali. She was attacked by a teen driver. Unfortunately we were all in the car, which made it extra scary. After the initial hit Crew let out a cry and we were both panicked. As soon as we pulled over and opened the back door, crew gave us a big smile. Crew and I were just fine and Chris only hurt his wrist. All in all, not bad as far as wrecks go.

It's hard to believe Crew will be driving someday.

Hey baby, wanna ride?

For my birthday I went on a little shopping spree to Hobby Lobby and later that evening we went to Cheesecake Factory. Who can ever leave there with just one piece of cheesecake?!

Chris brought home a dozen roses and a nice card. It's taken him three years, but I think he's finally realized spending money on 'flowers that just die' isn't such a horrible thing if it makes your wife happy. Crew had a great time sitting in his highchair and charming all the tables around us.

This past weekend Chris had a shoot up in Greer so we spent the weekend at his parents home in Pinetop. The weather was great! I tried to put Crew on the grass to play but he was NOT having it. He'd pull his little legs up and squeal when I tried to sit him down. He was okay once we set out a blanket and toys. He may have been a total girl about it, but I'm glad he was able to get some time outdoors.

Chris practicing with one of his new flashes.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Happy Anniversary

Three years ago today Chris and I were married at the LDS Mesa Arizona Temple. This past year has been especially eventful with the birth of our first child. Our love has certainly grown!

Marriage definitely changes once you have kids. Today being a prime example. I'm not quite sure how the 'romance' will play out today with a eight month old baby who has a five foot rule. As in, I can't EVER be more than five feet from him. . . Or else.

He sure is cute though! I'm finding that the more we love him, the more we love and appreciate each other.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Crew Says