meet us

Hello and welcome to my little home on the web. I'm Claire, a midwestern girl turned desert dweller, all in the name of love. I am married to the captain of our mangey crew, Bruce Wayne, and together we have created four of the world's most adorable wee ones. I am a former professional photographer turned preschool teacher and I do some proofreading and editing on the side. I am a beach bum at heart and a wanna be runner who is slightly obsessed with pink flamingos. 

Bruce is a loving father and husband by day and a crime fighting superhero by night. Besides his family, Bruce has two other loves in life- pirates and all things Disney. He has passed both of these loves onto our children. We make the 5 hour trek to the happiest place on earth as often as possible, and we always ride Pirates first. Bruce also loves sports and working out. Running is his exercise of choice and he recently ran a 10:37 mile and a half. That is 10 seconds faster than his time 10 years ago when he tried out for the police department!

Sunshine is 9 years old and in the third grade. She is our old soul. She is so kind and compassionate. She is always thinking of others and is such a big helper. She is very artistic and especially loves to draw.

Beebs is 6 and has been our spicy little diva from day one. She loves to play with toys and sets up very elaborate games involving every single toy she owns. She loves to do crafts, especially if it involves cutting and gluing. She is excelling in Kindergarten and is a wonderful reader. It is not uncommon to find her sitting with her little brothers, reading them a story.

Man Cub is our rambunctious 3 year old. He is a constant ball of energy and usually disguises himself under a thick layer of dirt. He spends his time running around outside and digging in the dirt. He loves cars, planes and trains and has recently decided that dinosaurs are a lot of fun as well. In his rare quiet moments, he loves watching movies, which is ok by us if it means a few minutes of peace!

Shark Bait is our caboose. He is 8 months old and is the happiest, sweetest baby boy a family could wish for. He has a million dollar smile which he is not shy about sharing. He loves to be near all the action and thinks his siblings are the greatest things in the world.

The final member of our family is Kevin the Bird. Man Cub named her after the bird from UP. She is a border collie/blue heeler mix and she has about as much energy as Man Cub. They are a match made in heaven and they are thick as thieves. Kevin loves to run laps around the yard, torment the chickens and snuggle with her boys. She loves the girls as well, but most definitely considers Man Cub and Shark Bait to be members of her pack. She has been a fun addition to our family.

We all love to have fun and enjoy spending as much time together as possible. We love to travel and we always have a new project or adventure in mind. We belong to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and our faith is a huge part of who we are and why we do the things we do.

Thanks for stopping by our blog. I hope you'll come around often. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to email me at

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