Saturday, July 3, 2010

Here is a look at what we have been up to lately.

Deasel Graduating Kindergarten

Aadan swimming at the pool - it is still too cold at the lake.

Can you guess who the ham of the family is....yep Deasel- he is so easy to photgraph I find I have lots of pictures of him and not that many of the others. I will need to work on that.

Euan is growing up so fast!!

Of course miss Monroe

We hope all of you are having a blast of fun this summer!!!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Deasel's Hobby

Deasel made this video by himself while he was at his aunt Chris's.


And the GRAND FINALE.....

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Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Coke Anyone?

I would love to run into this machine - well maybe a Diet Coke one that is ! :)

Thursday, January 28, 2010

2010 Resolution!

With the hints (not so subtle) from my husband, I have decided that I will work on updating our blog on a regular basis. Be warned that sometimes nothing happens so I might just blog about my creative endeavors such as crafting, baking, redoing rooms, or just transporting kids from one activity to the other (Life of all mothers - transporting)!

We did ring in 2010 with the kids this year. I have to say that I was surprised that everyone stayed up to midnight, even poor Monroe who was sick with a fever and just plain not feeling good- what a good sport! We watched 'Alien's in the Attic' and I have to say that it was pretty funny to watch with the kids. If you have young kids and haven't seen it, rent it! It was one that we ended up watching a few times and the kids just laughed and laughed! The kids also made 2010 glasses and their own party blowers. Monroe was feeling to yucky to get in on the picture.

Over the last holiday weekend I talked Brian into taking the day off of work and we all went up to the local ski pass and the kids went tubing. It had rained the night before and then froze so the sled hill was really slick and the kids just FLEW down the hills. There were four tubing lanes and each one had different bumps and curves which was loved by all. A lot of the kids friends from school were there and they had fun playing with them and tying the tubes together.

We also recently took a trip to the Seattle area to visit family and friends. The kids have been asking us to stop at the Reptile Zoo for ages and we finally did stop. It was pretty cool lots of snakes (large ones) alligators, turtles and such but the coolest part was that the kids were able to hold real snakes at the end. Deasel is in LOVE with snakes and even asked Santa Clause to bring him one for Christmas so he was super excited! I even ended up holding one with my hands only ( I would not let that thing on my neck!) I can now see us having a snake in a couple of years when Deasel is older and can feed it himself (GROSS!) Here are some pictures of the kids w/ their snakes.

So you can see we have been having some good times as a family and we are all EAGERLY waiting for spring to come! One of the younger kids ask me at least once a week, "Is it spring yet?" I can only wish!!! I can't wait for the summer and sitting by the lake each day. Hurry Sunshine we MISS you!!!!

Sunday, March 8, 2009

What's up

Not a lot has been going on lately - you know winter and no snow, such a change from last year when we thought the snow would never go away. I thought I would share some photos of the family.

Aadan turned 4- Where has the time gone??

The boys goofing off w/ hair band

Monroe beautiful as ever!

2 cuties! Thanks for letting me sleep in your room

Wednesday, January 14, 2009


So it has been a while since I've been online blogging. I just was busy with life continuing on here. Christmas came and went in a flurry and we enjoyed getting to spend the time together as a family and I also enjoyed having 4 days off of work!

Euan and Monroe received MP3 players and I can't get them to take it out of their ears!

Deasel is such a great artist and LOVES his crayola artist kit

Euan turned 8 this December and was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints by his father. He was so excited and proud and definitely wanted his family a part of the program and had a wonderful day. It was nice to get together and have his Uncle Art fly in special for his day! I wish we had better pictures as this is a once in a lifetime opportunity but this is what came out.

Brian was home for three weeks over Christmas and New Years break and we really loved having him with us all the time. It was sad for all to say goodbye to him on Monday, back to the grind though. We are just grateful that during this unsteady time that he has great friends and co workers and a wonderful job that he enjoys going to work at.

We are getting ready to refinance the house to combine the shop loan and house loan into one at a great low percentage rate so we have been busy cleaning and redoing bathrooms, etc. Brian's family has been great and a wonderful help in rearranging and organizing our home. It could not have been done with out all their help and some help of a few great friends!!! Here is a picture of the remodeled bathroom. I wish I had one of the before shot.

Soon it will be Aadan's 4th birthday (my how time flies) and I will be back with more photos.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Vampire, Army Man, Hannah Montana, & a Power Ranger