Friday, September 21, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Logan - sophomore
Kristina - freshman
Carson - 8th grade
Katie - 8th grade
Emily -last year of preschool

Thursday, September 20, 2012


Logan was running through the house playing a game with Emily. As he ran past the stairs he caught his pinkie finger in the railing at the stairs. He kept going one way and his finger went the opposite.

Oh, and this was on his 15th birthday, just an hour before his birthday dinner. Steve and Logan headed to the ER to get his finger set and splinted.

A few days later we went to a hand specialist and his birthday continued with the gift of a pink cast for the next three weeks.

The doctor claimed that pink was the most popular color chosen by boys.

Take a picture....

We were at Walmart the other day and Emily sees these purple sunglasses. She LOVES the color purple. She put on the glasses and folded her arms in front of her and says to me "take a picture and send it to Dad. "

Jump time .....

Emily was invited to a friend's birthday party at Jump Time. She was so excited to go that she was up at 6:15 a.m. this morning.

She had a great time and has already asked to back.

Go Team...

Katie joined the cheer squad this year. Yesterday was their first game. She did great.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Summer is over....2008

Another old blog post....from 2008.
As the school bus pulls away with the last group of my kids I realize summer is over! It could be the colder mornings, the pool without kids in it all day, the quiet house, or the backpacks filled and ready to go.  Fall is coming and the kids are finally back to school! I don't look forward to the homework that comes with being back in school. However, the structure and routine of the school day is something that I look forward to. Emily however will miss her brothers and sisters who just light up her day! She gets so excited everytime one of them walks into the room. We just might have to go and eat lunch with the kids so she can see them. I have two middle schoolers this year!

A Blast from the Past...

I was looking through blog drafts that I had waiting in my drafts folder and this was the first one I looked at.

This is the boys upon their return from Scout camp back in 2010.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2012


This girl cracks me up!  She loves to make funny faces, wear funny hats, and loves her pink hat that she got for her birthday.  She is the sunshine in my day!

Happy Birthday Carson....

Carson's birthday was back in January.  I am a little behind but I don't want to leave him out.  The collage shows Carson with a few of his favorite things like Swedish Fish and Mac & Cheese.  He turned 14 this year!
Carson just built this new Bionicle that he received for his birthday.  He must have every Bionicle now....

Look at that smile...

 July 2010 - Braces just put on.....
March 2012 - Braces just taken off...

Monday, January 23, 2012


This is what happens when Katie gets ahold of my phone. She should know better, she knows I like to blog stuff like this.


Emily's preschool group had a field trip last week to Bounce, an indoor collection of bounce stuff. The big kids were out of school so they got to go too.

It was fun to watch them get stuck on the Velcro wall. Emily's favorite place was the big slide.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

At the Dentist

Emily had a visit to the dentist today. She just up in the chair and laid right back to watch the show in the ceiling.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Fast or Slow?

"I am gonna slow!"

Emily's comment during family council after Steve reminded the family about next Sunday being a Fast Sunday and reminding everyone to fast.