Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Christmas Card

Making Gingerbread houses - decorating and eating the decorations.

Joseph, wise man, Mary
Santa never looked so good

We Wish You A Merry Christmas And A Happy New Year!

Well, I'm using this blog for my Christmas card this year. :) I'm going green. Okay, really I've never done a Christmas card and this is the best it's gonna get for now.

We had a great Christmas in Texas. The boys were thrilled to spend time with their Grandparents, aunts and uncles. They love all the people. And we love it too.

Enjoy the pics. This will be the last blog I do for a while I think. Life is getting just too busy to keep up with everything. And I've been feeling a need to simplify, so the blog is getting simplified.

Saturday, December 6, 2008


Our table before the food.
The boys "playing" Wii
Making pumpkin pies
Talking with Grandma.

I think he's trying to check out his nose in this one.

We've had a very eventful few weeks. We had a great Thanksgiving with our family and the boys were loving having so many people to play with. I have to say that I think I was loving it even more. :)
Elijah is growing and doing baby things. He is smiling and he's laughed twice now. Enjoy the pictures.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

My Second Tag

So Heather was kind enough to not tag me, but I thought I'd do it anyway. You're supposed to post the 4th picture in your 4th picture folder. My 4th folder happens to be Isaac's pictures from age 3 and this is what came up. Good times at the pumpkin patch.

Monday, November 10, 2008

My First Tag

Well, it's not my first tag, but it's the first one I've actually done. Thanks Sandy. I have to share 7 random facts about myself. Here goes:
1. It makes me nervous to hold other peoples' newborns. I'm always afraid I will drop/hurt them in some way.
2. Since having children, I much prefer online shopping to shopping in person (at least when I'm toting kids along).
3. My favorite season is Fall.
4. I'm not a procrastinator. Even in High School I would start working on projects the day they were assigned. I don't do well with last minute assignments.
5. I don't like watching the news. Well, we don't have TV right now so it's not really an option, but even if it were, I'd rather watch The Biggest Loser/The Office/Survivor.
6. My favorite movies are period pieces - Wives and Daughters, P&P, Emma, S&S, Cranford, etc.
7. I love Abba!

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Without Further Adeiu (spelling?)

Okay, it's been a while since I posted pictures so here's a big jumble for you. Elijah is now 8 days old and doing very well. I also posted some pics of when we went to this awesome pumpkin patch and the boys had a blast. And of course, yesterday was Halloween so check out the boys. Isaac was "super Isaac" and Lincoln was a frog.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Just for me

This post is mostly for me...to remember. The boys have been great today. Jon had a big talk with them last night. Anyway, today while I was making dinner, the boys were playing with their legos. Isaac made Lincoln an airplane and came down to show me. Then he went back up to see what Lincoln was doing. This is what I heard.
Isaac, "Lincoln, you're making something different now?"
Lincoln, "Yeah."
Isaac, "Oh, what is it?"
Lincoln, "It's a camel chicken dog."
I've been sick the past couple of days with a nasty cold/cough. I started laughing so hard that my throat killed from the coughing. But it was worth it. I think a camel chicken dog could come in really handy. You could ride it, get eggs from it and play with it. And it could store it's own fat (thanks Elizabeth) so you wouldn't have to feed it much.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008


Well today has been one of THOSE days and I think I'm blogging for therapeutic reasons. The boys have been fighting - physically and verbally all morning long. We had a big talk this morning and then went to run some errands. Of course, even after the talk, we still managed to make a scene in Target. Always a good time. So when we got in the car I said, "We're having issues today." Later on Isaac asked me, "Mom, where are our issues?" Aaah. If it were only that simple.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

No Brownies

We just ate dinner. Yesterday I made brownies for dessert, but by today they're all gone. So as we're eating, Isaac says, "Mom, where are the brownies." I respond, "They're gone, we ate them all yesterday." Then he looked at his plate and said, "Oh, that's pretty boring." Lincoln chimed in, "That's pretty frustrating." Boring chicken with frustrating apples. That's what we ate for dinner.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


Okay, I guess it does look like Isaac is in kindergarten since he rides the bus. But he's only 4 and in preschool. Here in Nebraska in order to get free speech therapy, kids do preschool in the elementary schools. So don't worry, you're not behind or anything.

Monday, September 15, 2008

School Days

Lincoln is in a once-a-week preschool. 3 friends and I rotate months and do lessons, activities, etc. based on a certain letter. Lincoln is loving it.
It was pretty sunny on Isaac's first day of school...hence the super squinting. He loves his teacher and tells me he gets to go to the big school because he's big.
We are not in the bussing zone so I take Isaac to school and then he rides to his friend's house where I pick him up. It's farther away than the school but he desperately wanted to take the bus. The things we do for our kids!

This Posting Will Self-Destruct...

alright, I don't know why you wanted this, but here it is. Yes, I even wore makeup to try to look...smaller? Doesn't do a darn thing.
This is our house.
Here are the boys on the front porch. Isaac has an aversion to keeping his tie up.
We went to the Nebraska state fair. I think this may be my last state fair for a long time. There are some freaky people at fairs. One guy told me "Hey, cool shirt. I've never seen one like that before." I was wearing a blue t-shirt from Old Navy. Granted, it had starts on it, but I didn't think it was that weird. Jon and I were confused. Then some lady randomly told us all about the stuff she was buying for her daughter. Who are these people?

Friday, July 18, 2008


I thought this was funny. Today I asked Isaac, "Do you want to wear this?" He said, "Um, yeah, I suppose."

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Random Pictures

It's been a while since I added pictures, so here are a bunch. This is Isaac wearing my mom's reading glasses. They're zebra striped. Rawr!

This is Isaac singing "you are my sunshine" at his preschool art show.
Riding his smokin' hot Huffy Rockit! He loves his new bike. At first he said, "It's a little bit wiggle tippy." But now he says "I can keep trying."

Lincoln and Isaac with their friends after going to the Charmingfare Farm in NH one last time. We love those kids!

Isaac at swimming lessons. He loved his teacher.

Lincoln got his turn too. He's in the "perch" class and I have to go in the water with him. On his first day Jon was home early so he went in. Lincoln is so funny. He gets totally distracted by everything going on around him. Yesterday his teacher asked him to show how to blow bubbles. He pointed to a man standing by the pool and said, "He's tall, huh."

Isaac eating at his art show with Ayana. I got the feeling that they have a "love-hate" relationship going. One day when I picked him up he said, "I be nice to Ayana today." I thought, oh great. What does that mean you do every other day? And it's also nice to know that he's picking up some ebonics as well. :)

Great inventors. Isaac and Lincoln made "chimneys" with all of our t.p. and p.t.

Having Isaac's birthday cupcakes at the park in Nebraska.

Birthday dinner.

Mr. Cool on the potty. He actually won't go but he'll sit there for hours (literally) as long as I keep reading.

Do you see why I said, "love-hate?"

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Oh yeah, that.

So I realize that most everyone knows, but it occurred to me that I haven't posted the baby's gender on our blog yet. It's a...


Yes, that will make 3 boys, 4 if you count Jon. And I certainly do count Jon because that's one more male to mess up the toilet. :)

At first we were a little...worried. Yes, what are we going to do with 3 little boys? Now, I think, hey, I don't have to buy ANYTHING. And sharing bedrooms won't be a big deal, and we won't have to pay for weddings, and all sorts of great things.

You know what? I like boys. And I found a shirt at Old Navy the other day that says, "Life, liberty and the pursuit of BOYS." So I bought it in XL so I can wear it during the pregnancy.

Friday, June 20, 2008

I'm Too Little

That's right. 5 months prego but this was my conversation with Isaac today.
I ran into the room and tackled him and this is what happened:

Isaac: Stop wrestling me mom, you're too little to wrestle.
Me: I don't think I'm too little.
Isaac: Daddy's big and you're little.

Thanks Isaac. I needed that.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

The Great House Hunt

I officially don't like looking for a house. Jon and I are both very picky people and cheap at the same time. That doesn't really work well when looking for a house. We looked at 7 houses on Tuesday (with the boys) and let me just say, WHY DO PEOPLE HAVE SO MANY KNICK KNACKS?"

Here's why, so my kids can play with them and give me a heart attack. Actually, in my mind I think, go ahead and break it boys, because it's really tacky and these people don't need so much clutter.

At this point I'm pushing for one house and Jon for another. He likes the nice one and I like the...let's just call it "the brown suck house."

Maybe we can find a door number 3.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Things I like about Jon

This entry is dedicated to Jon for Father's day.

1. Jon will wrestle with the boys and play made up games like "goonie willies" and "little Indian worm." I bet you wish you got to play those games.
2. Jon likes to sneak the boys treats when I'm not looking (sometimes I don't know if I really like this one).
3. Jon will make such a fool of himself at any time if it will make the boys smile.
4. Jon is a great provider. We've been very blessed.
5. Jon loves his family.

Fathers and Sons

Jon isn't actually in these pictures because he was behind the camera. But I figure this is a good way to say Happy Father's Day. Jon took the boys (along with his dad) on the Fathers' and Sons' campout to camp Joseph. We lucked out by being in NH for a little while. The boys got to see the Joseph Smith Memorial and have a great time cooking hot dogs and roasting marshmallows. Not to mention that Isaac could pick his nose without mom intervening. :)