The old west.

This is how we might look back in 1880.
However a woman wouldn’t be photographed big “with child” (or with a modern A-line bob).

An short hour drive south landed us in Tombstone, AZ over the weekend.

After watching the re-enactment of the OK Corral shoot-out I decided it looked just like a heated fight between my two boys but rather, these were grown men.

Naughty words.

Ticked each other off.


Problem solved.

A real cowboy never takes his gun off, even to sleep.

Then it was time for some real fun.
A visit to Bisbee, AZ, a charming old mining town turned hippie inhabitated / incense burning / antique stores galore little town.

I’d like to say I came home with more than just a few pictures.
Turns out hippie antique store owners don’t take kindly to curious little boys.
So that was the end of that.


  1. I hate shops like that, the shop owner obviously does read your blog. And yes real cowboys sleep with their weapons.

  2. Oops and that does not read your blog :)

  3. Holy canoli. That pic of your son with his holster in his footie pjs! UGH! Melt my heart! And those antique iron stools are awwwesome!!!

  4. The footies plus the holster! I’m dying!

  5. i love the ruffles! people are just crazy! plus your kids are super cute! love the guns in bed :)

  6. We visited Tombstone and Bisbee a few years back. Such a fun trip! We loved Bisbee, all the shops were so cute and had such unique items. Isn’t there a town near there that donkeys roam free in, there is like a bunch of them? I remember visiting it and there were donkeys walking in and out of the stores! I can’t remember the name of the place though. hmph.

  7. This post is too charming. I’m grinning ear to ear. Love the family “western” shot. The boys expressions are priceless.

  8. I’m dying at the “I’ve worked hard and long today…need my feetie jammies and my holster, and I’m good as done.” Love your blog!

  9. Is that a baby bump is see?! :)

  10. Long time lurker here…

    Just wanted to chime in and say that my husband, first child and I lived in Sierra Vista for 8 months five years ago. When we weren’t escaping to Tucson for the day, my daughter and I spent a lot of time in Tombstone and Bisbee. (We were really hard up for something to do. Sierra Vista is sort of a bummer)

    Anyway… I love Bisbee! It’s one of the weirdest places I have ever been, but also so fun. Truly an experience unto itself.

    This is such a fun post. And I echo the sentiments above… those footie pj’s with the holster and gun is a priceless image!

  11. LOVE the boys facial expressions in the first olde timey pic. So cute!

  12. Oh my goodness…cutest pictures!! Love the one of your lil cowboy chillin in bed with his holster…classic!

  13. oh my gosh, my husband would DIE if i had those Buckeye stools (he’s such a huge Ohio State fan)-those are just amazing1

  14. I remember going there on my mission, such a fun place! Sorry about the store owners. They obviously didn’t know they had a celebrity in their midst!

  15. Oh I hear you! Nothing like two little ones to put a damper on antiquing! Super cool red vase.

  16. Pajamas and the gun, hilarious! I love little boys!

  17. I swear he’s Henrik’s soul mate!

  18. Such fun had it seems. I love those black and white photos. Guns are a big hit in my house now with my hubs and two sons..

  19. i love that area. My dad served his mission there in what used to be called the southern states mission, so my family went there on vacation before. My “honeymoon” was driving from Ca to Tx and we stopped in all those places along the way. Going into the mines, the OK, Boot Hill. It was great. We had so much fun. Wish we were there now instead of freezing in Ohio.

  20. That’s so funny…I’m from Sierra Vista! My parents just moved back from Virginia and I get SOO jealous every time they tell me they’re going to Bisbee. It’s absolutely the cutest town in Arizona. And…if you need a great place to eat…check out Gus’ while you’re in Bisbee….BEST gyros I’ve had in a long time!!

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