Saturday, December 26, 2009
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Rachel: "my dad is going to be a pirate".
Aaron: "Really, my dad would never dress up."
Ele: "he will if I ask him"
Matt, later that night: " I don't care what it is, just put it together for me and please make it have a gun"
You can't see the gun but it is there! He is a sucker for his girls.
The apple orchard and pumpkin patch at Green Bluff is one of our favorite places to go.
It starts the holidays off for us.
These are just some random pictures of everyone.
Donetta and Mark came all the way over just for this day.
We sure do love having them here for these important memories and miss all those that are not close anymore!
Thursday, October 15, 2009
As many of you already know but more of you don't, my Uncle Wally moved here to CDA and decided that his house would be a good place to live (which has been my home for the last 4 years) As much as I loved the home and was bummed about leaving it I was thrilled to have him come home, I have been begging him to do this for years. Well, 4 children and hearing aids don't get along very well. He was amazing and would have been willing to make it work with us living there but I could not ask him to do that.
Move #1-my parents graciously took us in. We moved into their attic while I looked for a rental home. Every day my children would ask in their prayers that they could have another sleepover at Grandma's and Papa's. Those sleepovers lasted for 2 months and the children never got tired of it. Not that they would, Papa made papacorn almost every night for them, and UNO and Mexican Train were a nightly favorite. Aaron was content being Papa's shadow, Ele loved the fact that we had a big family sleepover every night, Livi loved her 5:00 am snuggle time with grandma, and Isaac loved making Buffy's life miserable. I believe that time will be a major cherished childhood memory for them. Thanks Dad and Mom for everything, you are the best and we love you the most!
Move #2- I am very picky. I wanted a nice, clean, home in Dalton gardens ward, and close to Dalton school, I didn't want it to be too big, but not too small either. I wanted a big, fenced, back yard, good neighborhood, and I had to keep my cat (I am anti mice these days.) Big closets in the bedrooms, and I was determined to have a fireplace,- Matt did not consider that priority but I did. I wanted all of this to be under $900 and I did not want to sign a lease. Miracle of Miracles, as I was driving around I saw a tiny, homemade "For Rent" sign on the garage. Heavenly Father was truly watching out for us that day. The house is only 3 years old and darling. We all love it! I cant wait to decorate it for Christmas, the fireplace is going to be a perfect focal point.....
Now I'm ready for the holidays.
Continue to scroll down. There are a few fun posts there!
In case you cant tell it is my dad with Isaac. I even love the dirty fingernails.
Saturday, August 29, 2009
We love this place. Aaron can ride alone this year and Ele was able to go with an adult, poor Livi is going to have to wait another 3 years before she can go on anything, she is so stinkin' short Isaac will probably get to go before her. Oh well, as long as she is with Kimmi she is happy!
Friday, August 28, 2009
As soon as Debbie left I turned into Florence Nightingale. I was asked to portray this amazing woman and her Good Works to the girls at Girls camp, along with many other incredible women. It was way out of my comfort zone but I feel blessed to have played a small part in that wonderful program.
Friday, May 29, 2009
On a side note - I asked Ele if she wanted to play Soccer next year and she said that she did as long as she could get a cute ribbon for her ponytail. Matt got her even more excited by telling her that he would get her matching socks too! She is so girl.