Thursday, December 3, 2009


Lucy really never wants to take a nap but some days are worse than others. Today was a worse day and I had no energy to be the kind of Mommy that just puts her foot down. After some bargaining and bartering come to find out.....all she needed to happily take a nap was, no pants, a princess fanny pack and a chef's hat. Who knew? Just when I think toddlers are impossible she makes me remember why they are also THE BEST!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

My Bed

This is my attempt at making my front yard a pretty place. I don't know how well a succeeded but it makes me smile. Sometimes a even stop and just stare at it.

Especially this part. I love the little Fairy!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

I'm Pretty Sure No One Reads This

I'm pretty sure no one reads my blog but I like going back and looking at the pictures so I'm going to keep posting.

Here is the back of Lucy's head and the tick that I found attached to the back of her head is there too. I really couldn't get a good picture but you can sort of see it's legs if you look closely.

Here's is the nasty thing after I pulled it out.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Jonathan's Birthday and a Little Cuteness

The Birthday boy!!

Jonathan's "Golden Snitch" pinata

Jonathan turned 7 and we had a great time. It was somewhat of a Harry Potter themed party. On his actual birthday we took him to see Toy Story and Toy Story 2 in 3D. He has loved these movies since he was just a year old so it was perfect that they were in theaters on his big day.

Now just a little dose of cuteness from the party!

Saturday, July 11, 2009

School's Out

It is finally starting to feel like summer. The weather is warming up and the garden is just starting to produce yummy stuff to eat. Emma turned five a few weeks ago. She is REALLY a five year old in a big way. She seems excited to start kindergarten, we'll see? I'm not very excited to let her go at all, but I will hide my feelings from her so she won't take on my anxiety.
My brother Greg visited from California and my sister Kathy is here now. It is so great to see them all. I wish we were closer so we could visit more often. It is so fun just hanging out at my parents house with everyone. I know this is a boring post but I just wanted to write a bit. I will post again soon.

Monday, April 27, 2009


Okay folks, we have Spring!!!! I am really excited about it although right now we are having a weird heatwave. It has been close to 90 degrees for the past few days???? Normal high for this time of year is in the 60's. I am going to be upset if we go straight from cold to hot without being able to enjoy that perfect "in between" weather! Our plants are loving the sunshine and I am excited to get our veggie garden in the ground.
Jonathan has started soccer with Paul being one of the coaches. He doesn't like all the running. I think he may be more of a baseball type kid, we'll see?
Cynthia was baptized a few weeks ago and it was wonderful! A few days after that Lucy turned two. April had been busy. Emma is VERY excited to be turning five although it's not until June. Mostly she's happy that we found out she doesn't need any more shots until she's twelve.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


Okay so it is certainly cold and there is no doubt now that winter is here in a major way. We have had snow days and delays quite a bit and church was even cancelled once. We are doing well despite the lack of outdoor activity. I really love having the kids home with me. It's so much more fun around here with all of them underfoot. Paul's been home quite a bit lately too and I've realized that we get along better when we're together more. Not that we are at each others throats or anything like that but the bickering is definitely less the more time we have together.
There's not too much new in our family which is a good thing to me. Lucy has finally started walking at 21 months and it is so great! She can play and run around like she's wanted to now.
I totally intended to send out a Christmas letter this year but it didn't happen so I'll put up pictures that we took of the kids and tell you all that we hope you had a happy holiday.

We tried to take a picture of all of them together but this was the best of the bunch. They were done, mostly Lucy.