Wednesday, June 27, 2007

The Day Finally Came!

Well with the wedding behind us now we only have to look forward!

The wedding day went over very well (Caiden even cooperated). Yes it was very hot but we all made it through. Thank you to all our family and friends that were able to attend.

For our "Honeymoon" we took the kids up to Sedona for a day of hiking (we learned the girls do not like to hike). On Tuesday we took the kids to Waterworld, they really enjoyed being in the water where it was nice and cool. We are planning on spending the remainder of our time off work in PIne, AZ with More Nana and Grandpa John.

Monday, April 9, 2007

Long awaited South Mountain Ride

So after countless attempts to ride with Wendy, mostly foiled by the lack of a babysitter. She decided to go with me to south mountain, and cruise up it. We also met up with Kevin and his Wife Brynn.

She says she was really sore after the whole ride, but it was worth it, and she thanked me for showing her something shes never experienced.. There should be a few rides in our future..

Here she is showin how crazy she wanted to get on the curves! She kept saying "Faster, Faster"

Heres a pic of all of us without all our gear on:

And of course, the bike pics:

Sunday, April 8, 2007

APS Riders Group, Motorcycle Ride

The APS Riders group met for a ride on saturday morning, this is what it entails!
This ride was quite a fun adventure, we began in NW phoenix, headed thru wickenburg. Then took off for Yarnell Hill. Once we got to the top, we ate some breakfast, then hit the road again. This time we were headed for Bagdad. Those were some fun roads!!

Click here for the onboard video, (Bryan was recording, this starts at the bottom of yarnell hill, and goes all the way to the top:

You'll have to be patient with me, my video editing skills are "under construction".. nevertheless I thought it was a great trip!!

This was Hans in the lead, I was pushin it pretty hard to keep up.. its a Sunday stroll for him tho!

Click here for the fast road between Yarnell and Bagdad:

Here was a semi-professional video i threw together to pass out to the APS Riders Group:

Thanks Dad for the trip!!! This was the most fun out of all of them so far!! Love you!
Heres my dad cruisin on the Goldwing (Sorry its so short, the camera died!!):

Easter Sunday

Easter Sunday!!

We started teh day off with Caiden ready to check out what this Easter Bunny stuff was all about. When he realized that this so called Easter Bunny leaves him candy in his Elmo bucket the Easter Bunny became the coolest person in the world. If you'd to see our Easter Morning, click on this:

We spent the afternoon with Grandpa and Grandma Croteau, the kids hunted eggs (And Grandpa hunted eggs too, he's the biggest kid of them all) and did a little swimming. We had some of Grandpas killer hambugers and hotdogs. Thank you Grandpa and Grandma for a wonderful afternoon!

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Bryans Blog

3/22/07 -

Traffic sucked. Only thing good about today was a picture i happened to catch while stuck in rush hour.


She really is beautiful when shes sleeping!

Swim Team (Alexis & Britney)

Since Aug. '06 Alexis and Britney have been on the Aqua Dawg's swim team, with the YMCA (Yes, even thru the winter months). They really seem to enjoy the sport, and they have continuously been improving. Alexis's favorite stroke is 'freestyle', and Britney's favorite is the 'butterfly'.

Thru this experience they have come out of their shells, thanks in part to Coach Debbie, as well as their Nana. They spend every Tuesday and Thursday together, and it is teaching them how to follow instruction.

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Caiden's Birthday Party 3/17/2001

So the birthday party went very well!! We want to thank everyone who could attend, and those that brought gifts, it ended up a great day for Caiden. (He didn't even get fussy!!!)

For those that weren't with us, we had a Monster Truck jumping castle setup and all the kids had a great time, jumping, and playing basketball. Caiden was so excited until they came to pick it up. He went out and just watched them as they cleaned and packed up, when they left the backyard he said "My Castle". When he woke up the next morning he walked out to the backyard and said "where is my castle, I wanna jump"!

To those of you that purchased gifts that make noise, thank you very much, he plays with them every single day. Makes Mom happy!!

The next day was Caidens actual Birthday, he thinks that when Daddy puts him on the bike and rides the bike into the garage he has actually gone a ride (that is as far asMommy will let him go) as you can see from the picture he loves this time that he spends with his Daddy!

He really like his cake, this is evident from looking at this picture! He is even cute with cake all over his face!!

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

About Us

About Wendy:
I am a full time working Mom, I recently changed careers and I am now working for an Engineering firm as an admistrative assistant. I enjoy raising my children, as well as Shopping! And if I've met you in person, I've surely shown you my ring.

About Bryan:
I am a full time working Dad, I have been working for a Engineering firm as a CAD operator/Designer. My passions are, in this order:
1. Family
2. Motorcycle (I Ride a FZR 600 Sport Bike)

That pretty much sums me up.

About TheKids:
Alexis is in the 2nd grade, with Ms. Dixon. Britney is also in the 2nd grade, with Mrs. Hickey. Caiden is not currently attending any schools, he spends his days with Julie, and his friend Journey.

About Us:
We are soon to be married on June 23rd. We are both very excited, as well as nervous!! Who knew planning a wedding could almost lead to divorce! (JUST KIDDING!! :) )

About the Animals:
Besides the monkey (caiden), we also have 2 other members of the family:

Pepper is a Siberian husky, born on Christmas of 2005.
she loves to get into mischief, like dig holes and such. But overall she is great with the kids, and we really couldn't ask for anything more.

Oliver is the newest member of our family, he is a Pekingese-Poodle mix (Peek-a-poo). He is quite the cute little Character, immediately becoming the favorite of all the neighborhood kids.

Welcome to our Blog

This is the first Blog for the Croteau/Tongate family.. tell me what you think?