I have been a slacker, not posting every day. I am going to start posting every day again, and attempt to go back and catch us up ! Thanks for sharing in my miracles every day!

Friday, September 9, 2011

She flies through the air...with the greatest of ease!

Baby girl LOVES the swings.  She says "whee!" every time I push her.  She is growing up so fast, I will have to stop calling her "baby girl."  At home we call her "Sister," so I will start calling her that.  

Thursday, September 8, 2011

We all scream for ice cream!

We walked to the local farm store for a sweet snack. It has been super hot lately (ok, it was 81 today...)  but to us that is hot.  The kids quite enjoyed their treats. Momma and Daddy enjoyed the sweet faces of our babies as they ate their yummy ice cream.  

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Today was the first day of Joy School. We had it at our house, and focused on getting reacquainted, reviewing the rules, getting back into the groove.  The boy has been anxiously awaiting getting back to preschool. He has two, this one that is home based and focuses on things like family relationships, having courage, making goals, and then a traditional one that teaches reading skills, etc.  He loves them both and both are very good for him in different ways.  I desperately wanted to go to kindergarten this year, but he is still just too young. One more year for him to be a little guy. I figured out today that he will graduate with the class of 2025.  Wow does that make me feel super old.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Fast cars and fun

Today Home Depot had their race car outside.  We couldn't actually sit in it, but we could touch it and look inside.  The boy though that it was pretty awesome.

Monday, September 5, 2011

Labor day

Today we went fishin'. The boy even caught one but it was too little and we had to throw it back.  He is such a funny kid.  He always finds a reason to throw them back. This one was too small, one was too big, one was too slappy, one was too fishy.  I think he just likes holding that pole.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Hanging out with the Elders

We love having the elders in our home.  This current set has spent a lot of time with us, because they were helping teach the discussions to our dear friend, and now they are teaching her the new member lessons!  We try to postpone taking pictures with them until the very last minute because I have this theory that if we take a picture with them and our whole family, they will get transferred!  Transfers are coming up this week, so we took a picture "just in case."  Usually what happens is that every other elder stays with us for about 6 months, so if that is the cake, Elder A (taller one on the left) will be with us for a while, and Elder J (on the right) will be transferred soon.  We'll see if they stick true to the pattern!! 

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Makin' do

It has been a crazy weather day today. Super windy, and rainy.  Daddy didn't let that stop him from playing bubbles with baby girl!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Another one!

I can't believe the series of beautiful sunsets we've had lately.  The clouds were amazing also tonight, so the boy and I hiked to the end of the street and got another picture.  It's so neat to see him getting excited about taking pictures, the sunsets, and nature.  He is always telling me about how Jesus made us, and made everything.  I can't believe how grown up he is getting.

Thursday, September 1, 2011


The boy is SO excited to be starting soccer. Tonight is his first practice, and he insisted on getting his soccer gear on first thing.  He is actually pretty talented for never having done it before, and I hope he has as much fun as he thinks he will!!

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Another gorgeous evening

I am loving the amazing sunsets we are having lately.  Every night the boy and I check outside to see if we want to go take some more pictures.  The colors are breath taking, and it's neat to see the boy get as excited about it as I do.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Craftin' Tuesday

Every Tuesday, my friend and I get together to make something we found on Pinterest.  Today it was Birthday boards.  You hang a tag to indicate the next birthday coming up.  It is pretty darn cute if I do say so myself.  Daddy's birthday is the next one coming up, so his tag is hanging right now.  It's fun to make things and be creative, and it's fun to hang out with my friend every week.  It's interesting all of the things you can find on Pinterest. I've started another blog, Quite Pinteresting where you can see all of the crafty things we've made.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Run like The Flash

The boy wanted picture of him running "super fast." I set it to a low shutter speed to try to get that effect, and I think it turned out pretty cool. 

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Room with a view

I took this picture from our living room window. A. MAZ. ING.  This is completely untouched, those are the real colors.  I love fall sunsets, and fall is rapidly approaching.  "I'm glad that I live in this beautiful world.... Heavenly Father created for me!" 

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Still doing it...

I had thought that maybe baby girl was out growing her thumb sucking habit...but as you can see, I was wrong!  It is still pretty cute, and she is still young enough that it is not really a problem though.  She is such a doll, this is just another little endearing trait.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Spaghetti Slurpin' Siblings

These kids LOVE Momma's spaghetti sauce!  (Ok, it's my grandma's recipe but still...) It's not really a meal we can eat with company around for obvious reasons!  Though baby girl looks like that after most meals really.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Deer-ly beloved

It's always exciting for the kids to see deer and other wildlife.  The boy was VERY happy to see this herd of deer  enjoying their breakfast outside.  They let me get pretty close for a picture, but not TOO close!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Cookie baker maker boy

The boy REALLY wanted to make cookies today. He kept telling me that he is a good "Cookie baker maker."  He cut all the shapes, and frosted and "sparkled" them all himself.  He is a good cookie baker maker.  

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Baby fever!

Baby girl LOVES all little ones.  She plays with her baby dolls constantly, and if there is a real baby around, she is all over them. Literally. Like we had to restrain her.  It is so cute to see her loving on a baby or a baby doll when she her self is not much older.    

Monday, August 22, 2011

The boy got all dressed up as "Dark Vader" today.  He was even making the breathing noises and marching around.  He is such an imaginative kid.  He also had a light saber battle with Mommy, Daddy, Sister, and our friend who came for dinner and FHE.  I love to watch him play.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Pictures by the boy

The boy loves to take pictures. Before church today he got ahold of my camera and took some shots.  He is getting better about framing shots, at least we can tell what these are of.  Doesn't baby girl just look thrilled?

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Baptism day

Our sweet friend was baptized today, by Daddy.  We were so glad to help bring her to the gospel of Christ, and proud of her for taking this step.  She has become like a little sister to me, so it was such a wonderful day to be involved in her baptism.  The boy especially was excited, he could barely keep still. Such a wonderful day!

Friday, August 19, 2011

Beach day

I took the kids to the beach today for some fun in the sun.  Unfortunately...someone forgot to inform the sun. It was VERY foggy.  I still managed to get some cute pictures of them though. 
(It's pretty easy with such good looking models!)

Thursday, August 18, 2011

County Fair

Baby girl got to go to her first county fair today.  She LOVED the cows.  She wasn't quite sure about the pigs though.  She also liked the sheep , but not the horses.  It was really fun to see her seeing things for the first time.  The boy liked the carnival and  the cotton candy.  He also really liked all the free stuff from the vendors! 

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Play time with Daddy

These kids sure do love their Daddy! They were playing "Lego Batman" together, and they couldn't be happier.  Daddy loves to hang out with his munchkins as well, so I would say the adoration is mutual.  Sister especially lately has been a Daddy's girl.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

The Boy bears his testimony

Mommy: *****, what are you typing?
The Boy: My testimony.
Mommy: Your testimony? Will you read it to me?
The Boy: I know the church is true and I know the gospel and I’d like to share my testimony
and I love the church and I know the church is true and I love and I know how and I learned at church. Um I know the gospel and I know the church is true and I knowed that I get teached from my Sister Dejong and her know the stuff. And, when I get sick and I can’t go to church and I can’t learn. And then and I know the church is true and I know I love the church and I know the church is better and, and um, and we live in an L house and I love the church. The Book of Mormon is true and Jesus... is Christ and I know that Jesus is the Christ and that all.
Mommy: Thats all?
The Boy: Uh huh...and I know this is Jesus’ gospel and I know that Jesus made us and I know the church is true and I know the gospel is good and I know Jesus is true and I know that God is God and Jesus is.. give us give us and the gospel make us and the gospel is and the gospel of the church tells us everything and that all. And the end. I didn’t get it all. And I know the church, and I know the temple is true and I knowed the family is true. And... Jesus Christ amen.
Mommy: Amen

Monday, August 15, 2011

Today for FHE, we had a scavenger hunt.  The boy quite enjoyed looking for "treasures from Heavenly Father."  

Here are the "treasures" he collected;                       

4 rocks, 3 pine cones, 6 flowers, a leaf, a feather, a walnut, an oyster shell, and a quail egg shell.  

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Pretty pretty princess

Baby girl got this beautiful dress from Grammy and Opa when she was born.  This is the first time she's worn it, so I wanted to take a picture. Unfortunately she was not cooperating, so I did not get a picture of her standing up.  The closest I got was her lying straight on her back.  =)  Silly girl.  This was her first day of nursery also, she is about 4 weeks early, but.... she is such a Momma's girl that I worried she would freak out if I just dropped her off and left next month, so I took her in for a few minutes to do a "test run." I left to help brother give the scripture in Primary, and when I came back to get her, she was having such fun that she didn't want to leave! The nursery leaders said she was doing fine and that I could leave her, so she spent two hours enjoying herself in nursery.  It was a bit of a relief.  She is old enough that she is just a distraction in Sunday School and Relief Society. She is bored, so she gets noisy and starts complaining.  She is such an opinionated little thing!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Wishful thinking

The boy heard something on the radio about tying notes to a balloon and letting it go. He decided he MUST do this. So tonight for FHE, we got several mylar balloons, made little post cards and tied them on. The balloons did not really float very well, and they took FOREVER to float up out of sight. My guess is that they won't even make it out of the county, if we get any response from them at all. But, the boy enjoyed it, so that is what really matters.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

The Boy has made friends with some of the kids from the play he is in, so we had them and their parents over for dinner and to dye Easter eggs. It was a lot of fun, and the boy really enjoyed having company over for him. 
Our finished eggs, and sister being a good egg and watching!