Friday, December 4, 2009



Friday, November 20, 2009

Not a baby anymore!

What is this?? I asked myself the other day. This is not the face of my little baby. This is the beginnings of a toddler that is growing up way too fast. Granted she is only 9 months old, but these 9 months went by faster than I expected. Lily has already mastered many feats that took my other girls much longer. #1 She has eight teeth, she waves, she claps, she CLIMBS stairs, and is learning very quickly to come back down. She laughs when you get mad at her for pulling all the geraniums off the stems. Unrolls all the toilet paper. Jumps in the bath with the girls when not invited. Her hair is a constant mess from pulling out clips. If she's getting into this kind of trouble now, what am I going to do in a few months? Thinking of this makes me reminisce, so I've pulled out a couple pics to show her growth. Gotta love her!

Kel's amazingness

This post(as are many others) is long over due! Amonth or so ago, Kel finished his huge project of the summer. He designed and figured out how to build this beautiful deck. A huge feat I think, since he's never done anything like this before. Wow! I'm so happy everytime I go outside. No more sand to walk through, no more dirt being tracked in the house. Thanks kel! You are amazing! (as a side note of my amazingness, I found all the perenials to go around the deck at 75% off, so they were 1.25-2.50 each. I scored big time! that's what you get for waiting til the last week in the season to buy plants.) This was the last big project of the yard. If you remember from when we bought this place it was a big sand hill. It's nice to be almost done, ironically just in time to move.






Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sorry about the enormous delay in posting, it seems though that every time I get on the computer, somethings happens to frustrate my blogging intentions. The baby cries, or ivy needs my attention, or it just doesn't work. It should not take me 2 hours to post a couple pictures, so I haven't for a while. Hopefully it gets better soon!?!
Here are a few pictures of a couple weeks ago when we went to Helen Hunt Falls. We had fun just being outside together. It was a gorgeous Saturday. It was the last for a while. Can you believe that we already have had snow and a huge ice storm that froze all my nice plants? Crazy weather out here!

Monday, July 20, 2009

Had some fun with the girls today. Took it easy, with nothing to complain about.














Thursday, July 16, 2009

Here are a few pictures from utah... Happy 7th Kyrie!
Lil' allie and Elyse at the parade!

Cute and cuddley Uncle Jensson

Wesley says "take my picture please"

Their faces look really scared... they crack me up.

Sweet baby!

Some of the crew at the dino park


The man turns 30!


Kyrie's favorite cousin Wesley. They look almost like brother and sister.


My cute brother Jensson

a goofy family picture.... we'll have to work on that...
Oh my goodness, I don't even know where to start....I feel so removed from blogging, it's hard to even get in the right mindset anymore. My time is never my own anymore. The little baby has been sick this week so it's been a little trying this week. Most of the time she's been in good spirit's, but it's just hard watching them go through this knowing you've done everything you can. It just takes time for their little bodies.


So quick updates:

We had a whirlwind of a week while we visited Family in Utah and also Idaho. Too much driving if you ask me. Kelly's grandparents celebrated their 50th anniversary, so last minute we decided to go. It couldn't have happened over a better week. We celebrated Kelly's 30th Birthday. We had a little barbeque and got a chance to catch up with some friends that we haven't seen for years. Kel had to fly home to work, but then came out the next week to pick us up. It was so nice of him to agree to that much traveling in such a short amount of time, and mostly just to make sure we get there and home safely.

We were able to visit the Oquirrh Hills Temple Open house. Kyrie was so excited to be able to go inside. Ivy tried to get in the baptisimal font. And Kyrie liked seeing herself in the sealing room mirrors that seem like they go on for eternity. It was a gorgeous day.

We went to the Dinosaur Park in Ogden. We haven't been there since Kyrie was a year old, now my little baby is seven. I can't believe that. The kids had fun digging for fossils, and seeing about a hundred life size models. Ok maybe that's an exhaggeration, not by far though. They also got a kick out seeing a real live rat swimming in the pond. I think some believed me when I told them it was a real dinosaur rat. We saw a scientist clean real bones from a new species found in Escalante, Utah. My favorite was eating mormon muffins that our friend Angela brought from nearby Rainbow Gardens. So much fun!

4th of July festivities with family. We still were able to sit at our annual spot for the parade. what a fun tradition. We then went home to take it easy and just visit with family. we of course went back for the fireworks. It was nice to see them, since colorado springs has long since cut them from the budget.
I got sick. I know yipee , that's something to blog about. This has been the first time in years that I was actually out of commission, and unable to stand for more than a few seconds. Thankfully I had my mom to help me out with the kids. It's nice to have someone take care of you, and care about your wellbeing instead of always the other way around.

Went to Park City for a little shopping.

Celebrated Kyrie's Birthday. just a little party this year with cousins and cake.

Then we celebrated my birthday by driving home. And yes, my birthday surprise was that I was finally able to upgrade my camera to the latest Rebel model. Ahhh, I love it. I've had a little bit of time to try and figure it out, and it's not as intimidating and I thought it would be. Trust me though I still have a lot to learn. That last picture of Kyrie at the piano was completely unedited because I'm still trying to figure out photoshop. I'm having fun learning though.

Tuesday, July 14, 2009


a new camera makes me so happy!!!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Three months

Here are a few more pictures, Lily is three months now. It sounds like such a short time, and yet feels like she has been with our familyfor much much longer. I guess sleep deprivation will do that to you. I am still waiting for my brain to come back, I forget so many things. Actually sleep has become more frequent lately, on average lily will sleep six hours before waking up, twice she has slept eight hours. I jumped for joy when I saw that. I hope it happens again. Lily also has started singing. Or just a series of long coos. She would never take a binkie, and trust me I tried very hard, three seperate kinds . Maybe that is what makes all my kids so vocal early on. We just learn to deal with the crying too.


I think that I have grown more patient over the years, because this child doesn't seem as hard or trying as the last two. Or maybe I just have great help from Kyrie and Ivy. But really how could you ever get mad when they have a face like this???








Blowing bubbles in her sleep










Thursday, May 7, 2009

Grosses me out...


Take a look at this girl, she cracks me up. The other day I found her following me along digging, just to pick out all the worms that I had overturned. They were to be her cute little family of worms, all named "wormy". She took them for a ride on her bike, and tried to feed them some food. She laughed hysterically when they wiggled in her hand. We had a little talk and I explained where they needed to live because I had already found one dead worm on my couch (I wasn't to happy about that, I don't touch worms unless I have some kind of protection on).




So after a while of her nonstop talking to her worms and when it was time to go in, we put them to bed back in the ground. We visit them often, of course they're never the same worms, but that's ok.



P.s. she does the same thing with ants...





Thursday, April 30, 2009

Time flies

Oh geez, where does the time go?? Ok I know exactly where it goes. Kelly got a new calling, so now I don't see him twice as much. Some of you may laugh, when you hear that he was called to be the 2nd counselor in the bishopric. I did. I guess the Lord knows things we don't . Kel has already stepped up to the job, I know he will do great. Also I was recently called to be the Primary secretary a week after the baby was born. What a cruel joke, just kidding, I enjoy this one, and the women I serve with are patient with my constant forgetfulness.


The other thing that I like to do when I'm not taking care of the little ones, is spending every spare moment I have out into the yard, to work on my green thumb. I say that because my green thumb is not very good out here. It seems mostly brown, it takes a lot of coaxing to get things to grow in this crazy climate. Water restrictions aren't helping either. I don't know how many wheelbarrows of sand I have hauled out in the last year, only to fill it back up with good dirt and amendments. Probably close to 100, no joke. I recently splurged and bought myself a composting machine thingy. I was so excited. I know it's not a new pair of shoes or purse like normal girls get excited over, but then, I'm wierd!



Lily is now 2 months old, so I should post some pics... here are a few:






Ivy still loves her sister an awfully lot. She never seems to stop wanting to give her hugs and kisses. I get this look quite often. I imagine she's thinking "mom, what are you doing?"