Wednesday, June 6, 2012


Sorry for the absence from the blog, still learning how to compress pics for the blog from Carl's new camera.  I will update more later, but thought I'd let you know that Carl went and bought this snake without telling me.  The kids love it of course.  They go outside as soon as they wake up to play with the snake and are constantly out there holding it(I don't let them keep it inside). I've been surprised a couple of times.  Not fun!   It has been a hit with all their friends and cousins though.  I'll post more from my brother's wedding soon.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Saturday's Easter Egg Hunt

Well, Carl was out of town this week, and I think I had to get a babysitter every night while he was gone. I had 3 intramural soccer games. We made it to the semifinals, but lost in a shoot out...but atleast I got my pk in! And, We had a Easter Egg hunt on Saturday. The Easter Bunny had to come on Sunday, and CJ's birthday was also on Sunday. And, I had a huge Service Clothing Drive that I was helping with while he was gone. Let's just say that we survived, and I am glad that he is back! Here are some cute pics from the Easter Egg Hunt.
June with her treasures. I think she sat here for like 10 minutes just playing with them...
and trying to eat them!
EmmaJane racked up!
And so did CJ!
The kids going through their loot!
June still playing with her basket!
Cj loved opening all the eggs!
Then, of course, our Easter Pinata. It has kind of become a tradition.
Who doesn't love to whack something with a bat!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Catching up...emmajane turned 5 on Feb 13!

Well, I figured it was time to upload some pictures. My camera broke, and I am not good at uploading pics from my phone. But here are the pics from emmajane's birthday and party. And a big thing she got for her birthday is to start gymnastics, so I included a pic of that too! I can't believe she is 5. She is so old and wise, and I am so grateful for her to be in our family. She teaches me so much and always makes me want to be a better mom. She helps me see how pure kids really naturally christlike they are. She is my little helper. She thinks she is the 2nd mom, and she is probably right. She is very mature and has a memory like an elephant. She remembers everything. I am always shocked by how good here memory is. We love her so much and can't wait to see this beautiful daughter of our Heavenly Father grow up. I know He is so proud of her and so are we.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Who doesn't love a baby giggling?

Seriously, doesn't this just make you happy?! It just makes me feel like a million bucks when I can make my kids giggle like this. Hope you enjoy!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Back to Life... Back to Reality

Isn't it always hard to go back to school after Christmas break? We had such a nice break with Carl home. It was hard to see him go, but I am grateful that we got another day already. Thanks MLK!

This past week Carl went to Vegas with a group from school to see the Consumer Electronics show. While he was gone, all 3 of my kids threw up in a 24 hr period. It all started at Wendys. We met Anna (Carl's sister) and her kids to get some Frosty's. Emma Jane ate like a spoonful, and then 10 minutes later showed it to all of us on the carpet at Wendy's and in the bathroom. Poor girl, so we left. Later that night June started, and while she was up, CJ started. And, CJ had been sleeping in my bed. Yep. Fun stuff. Then, I was woken up in the morning by EmmaJane yelling "June is throwing up!"

The kids always seem to get sick when Carl goes out of town. They didn't recover fully for a couple of days, so we watched a LOT of movies since we were mostly home bound. By the time Carl got home, I was ready to hand the kids over and run! :)

Things have died down...thankfully! Today was our dog Mabel's birthday! She turned 10 today! She is the oldest Bulldog my family has had. She got spoiled with tons of treats by the kids and had an extra yummy dinner. And, now, she can't stop tooting. :( I will guess we will let it slide today Mabel.
Junnie, Little Miss Stander.
If you can't tell, she is standing in this picture. Gone are the days of no mobility. Little miss thang started crawling this week, and she already knows how to take everything out of my purse.
And I just had to post this picture I took of CJ at Anna's house. Who doesn't love masks?

I will have to take pictures of CJ and Emma Jane's new haircuts later.