Thursday, June 21, 2012


Just another reason we love
Garn and Mason Orthodontics!

Dr. Mason's wife, Nicole, takes the best pictures!
After each patient gets their braces off,
she takes a portrait to hang on the office "Wall of Fame".

They are my favorite pictures of my kids!
(to see Haley and Cassidy's pictures click here)

Monday, June 18, 2012

She's On Her Way!

 The day had finally arrived to take Cassidy to BYU for the summer.
We left Thursday morning right on schedule, 
but it wasn't long before we knew we were in for an adventure.
Long story short, as we approached Black Canyon City,
Curt decided we needed to turn around because the car was acting up.
We called for ET to meet us in Scottsdale with his Suburban, 
and two miles before our designated meeting place, the car was done.
We limped off the freeway and Curt called the tow truck.
ET came to meet us and by the time we unpacked our Suburban,
and repacked it into the Clark's suburban, Mike arrived with the tow truck.
A few minutes later we were back on the road
 and ET was taking a ride in the tow truck back to Mesa.
We lost a couple of hours, but it all worked out so smoothly in the end. 

 Friday morning the girls were off to New Student Orientation.
They met a couple of their room mates (girls from Oregon, California, North Carolina and Utah),
bought their books, and got their ID cards.

 Five o'clock finally rolled around and they were able to get the key to their dorm room...
The New Heritage dorms, Hall #27, Room #1104
They were so excited!

 We spent a few hours helping them unpack, organize their clothes, and make their beds.
The dorms are so nice, new and clean!

 Cassidy's closet and desk area in her bedroom

 The Family Room
(where "Salsa Sunday" was held and according to good report was a success!)

 one of two bathrooms

the kitchen-complete with a dishwasher and microwave

 Kristin saying good-bye to Katie

 our cute college girl

A kiss for luck and she's on her way!

We miss her like crazy and it just isn't the same around here, 
but we are so excited for her and all the fun new people she will meet.

School starts tomorrow...History of Creativity and Psychology.

Can hardly wait to hear all about it!
Don't have too much fun without us, Cass!

We love and miss you!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Father's Day

Love this guy and the great Dad that he is!
(Curt wearing the traditional photo tie...he receives a new one each year with a different picture)
Haley came home last night and asked, "Where is everybody?"
With Tia married and now Cassidy at BYU, this is what's left at home!
These children came fast and they are leaving fast and it was hard then and hard now!

Bennett is a great little note and letter writer.  
Just an example of what we have received over the years!
A parent's pay day for sure!
This really is what being a Dad or Mom is all about!

Thursday, June 7, 2012


Brown Family 
est. June 7, 1986

Brown Family
 (not pictured the 3 older married siblings and
missing brother Clint serving a mission in Winnipeg Canada

Clark Family
(missing brother ET serving a mission in The Netherlands)

All because two younger sisters conspired to get us on a date
AND it didn't hurt that Curt's mom paid for it!

Love You, Curt!

Friday, June 1, 2012

Exactly 19 Years Ago

She's going to make a great MOM!
She's been practicing for years!
May 1993
3 1/2 years old

May 2012
22 1/2 years old

Baby Boy Allred is on his way!