The McBride's

The McBride's

Thursday, March 31, 2016


Pictures from the rest of March!  And not in any particular order! :)
Visiting Great Grandma and Grandpa Jones!

Random date night and Trav keeping the aloha alive!

I love running the canals when I'm visiting Arizona.  They just feel so nostalgic!

BBQing and playing with the Beans, Fischers, and Beckmans!

Quinn and David!

Dressing up and matching with cousins!

I know this isn't the best mom win but they were so sweet all huddled into Ryan's bed on their tablets!

Sunday, March 27, 2016


Just a few Easter Pictures!  My favorite part as always is getting the kids matching clothes and forcing them to smile so I can take some pictures. :)


Friday, March 25, 2016


We had a beautiful Friday and Travis was off work so we decided to hit up Hueco Tanks and get back into some hiking!  This is popular place for rock climbing as well as cool caves, pictographs and some really great views!  We loved exploring and can't wait to take the kids out again! (It's only about a 25 minute drive from our house.)  It was a beautiful perfect day to be out exploring our new area!

Thursday, March 17, 2016


We started Saint Patricks Day 2016 saying goodbye to the Fishers but getting in a picture first since everyone matched and we all know how that is my favorite!  Then we drove out to spend some time with my mom.  The fun activity for today was the Pinal County Fair! Now Pinal County is not a big county so I was just expecting a small fair that wasn't going to be great but I LOVE a fair so I was all about it when my mom suggested it.  It was on a weekday so it didn't open till afternoon.  We showed up right before it opened and got our all day wristbands.  Oh it was SOOO worth it!! First of all because it was smaller it was not busy at all!  Most of the rides the kids didn't even have to wait in line for!  It wasn't huge but it was plenty big to make me, my mom, and all 3 kids incredibly happy!  It was an absolute blast and I wish we could go back every year!  Alexis is VERY adventurous with rides.  I swear nothing scares her!  Ryan was at the perfect height where she could do all the big kid rides she wanted to with Alexis and also all the littler rides with David.  David was happy running back and forth in the younger kid rides section and not having to wait in line at all!  It was seriously one of the best fairs (for kids) that I have ever been to!  We ended this day at Macayo's so if Travis had been there it would have obviously been my favorite day ever. :)
So cute!!

And since it was Saint patricks Day I got to match everyone at the fair AND my kids!!  Made me so happy!


Shout out to my mom who thank goodness can do spinning rides because I can NOT!  I can do scary and high and fast but spinning in circles will make me puke.  So the kids were very happy Grandma can hang better than mom!

Only kids on the small rollercoaster!

This was a Raiders of the Lost Ark little obstacle course.  The first time I went with David and literally had to push him down the slide (I'm such a good mom. HA!) After that he must have gone on this 30 times.  I am not exaggerating.  And once again no lines made that no problem at all!

These last 2 pictures were from the biggest ride there.  It went WAY up and came down so fast my stomach was not even in my body any more.  Alexis LOVED it and even though it cost extra (Lame) she had to go on it twice (second time without me...)  People were all around going that's your daughter?  How old is she?  WOW! HA!  Because everyone else on the ride were teens and adults!  Fearless I tell you!

Wednesday, March 16, 2016


Since we are living so close to Arizona now and I knew we wanted to do a few activities during spring break I actually bought a POGO pass for the kids and I'm glad I did because there is a ton to do on them and they paid for themselves just by going to the zoo! It also had places on there that I never even knew about in the valley like makutus island! Basically an indoor play place and all three kids loved it! (So much so that I couldnt really get many pictures but still wanted to remember the day!) definitely recommend the POGO pass if you live in any of the areas they're available (there are a few different locations!) we went here with Tara and her kids and Theresa's and her kids! Fun for all the different ages!

I maybe should have taken this picture at the beginning instead of the end when everyone was tired and wanted lunch! 😂

Monday, March 14, 2016


I love how when we come to Arizona everyone is willing to go with whatever crazy idea I have to get together... On this particular day we decided to go to the Phoenix Zoo with 13 kids and I believe 7 moms... Seems like a great idea to me!  It was perfect weather and busy but not crazy and the kids all actually had a great time!  We didn't lose a single one (for longer than 5 minutes. HA!)  Not many pictures of the actual animals just pictures of our animals.  Boy do I love every single one of them!