Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Moving forward

As 2015 begins, I look back at the past year and realize that even though I only made two New years resolutions for 2014, I only managed to fulfill one of them.
Granted, it was the better of the two, but still. slacker.
Resolution number 1:
 Have a baby.

The cutest, sweetest, happiest baby boy ever.
Dempsey Miles

The second resolution was to Blog more than once.
This was supposed to be a joke, but turns out the joke was on me.
So here I am.
I'm not going to attempt to re-cap everything that happened in 2014, I'm just starting fresh :)

Right now in our lives:
Charles got a new position at Fresenius Health care as a Technical Trainer and he actually likes his job now! miracle. 
He has been working graveyard shift for four years and let me tell you, its tough. on everybody.
So now he still works in the evenings, but he's home around midnight instead of six in the morning. so much better.
I love how much my children adore their Dad.

I have been busy, busy, busy being the mom.
Turns out the older your kids get the crazier your life gets. weird.
I used to love being on the go all the time, but now that I live in a home that I love, and I have three kids plus a puppy who go with me everywhere I go, Its much easier just to be a home-body :)
We were seriously considering Home schooling our kids, But when we look at the big picture right now and realize how much Lainey adores her school, teachers, and friends, and how much Calvin needs more social experience, and how awesome the charter school our kids got into is, It really just seems to be the best option right now for them to stay in school. home schooling is always an option to me, but not today.
So right now we do school, Joyschool for Cal once a week, I do a little photography on the weekends, Chuck and I have church callings, we're planning on planting an awesome garden this year, My mom and Dad get home from their Mission in Russia in a couple of months (!!!), and we're just pretty darn happy right now.

Little D is waking up from his nap, so thats all I've got for today, but hopefully I'll be back before 2016.
Happy new year :)

Thursday, January 02, 2014


Alrighty folks. after taking a short break from blogging (A mere 14 months), My new years resolutions for 2014 are as follows:
1. Have a baby
2. Blog at least twice.

I like to keep it reasonable.

So, I feel like I should do a little catch-up post. Here is a quick fill-you-in for 2013:

A crazy trip to california.
The trip wasn't really crazy, but Jayne and I were.
Cal turned 3!
Spring came!
And springtime animals

These little fuzzies needed a home
But my favorite part of spring was my new garden!!!
With a little (lot) of help from some friendly neighbors, we had a beautiful spot and a garden fence.
I couldn't find any pictures of the garden in the fall, but we had a nice little crop :)
Charles and I celebrated our 8th anniversary
Yes, we went fishing on our anniversary, and I didn't take any pictures of the two of us, but it was actually super fun, and we didn't have any kids with us! (thanks Jojo)

I hung-out with the pretty horses by the river

During our usual Liberty days 4th of july celebrating, Lainey was absolutely set on doing the Chicken catch. 
Her competitive side came out, she dove, and she caught that little chicken before any of those other 5 year olds. oh dear.

Jayne and Caleb bought an awesome house in Midway. they had lots of projects going on so we spent many a summer day there... helping? distracting?
leaving all the kids with Caleb so we could be our usual awesome selves?

The house projects SLOWLY kept happening
This happened.
Then I got fat.
and cut off all of my hair
(why do I always do that when I get pregnant??)

Our first stitches

Lainey started KINDERGARTEN AAHHH!!!!!
Camillio came home
And got Married.

Our first-born passed away :(
He is hugely missed.
I will post some photos of his grave in the spring. Lainey planted about 80 daffodil bulbs around it :)
My fridge was taken over by eggs
Lainey turned 6!
She wanted to go to Crystal hot springs and then out for hot chocolate in our jammies
The kids turned into Ninjas
And Chuck brought sexy back.

Thats about it!

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Never again... hopefully

Alright. so, ya'll keep telling me to post pictures of my projects and I just keep ignoring you.
But not today! I finally hung my upper cabinets!
I'm pretty proud of this one.
They don't look like much now, but they're going to be exactly what i wanted when I'm done.
 Not only did I hang these, but I hung them TWICE.
 After hanging them the first time and swearing I'd never do it again, I realized that they were supposed to be two inches deeper. So down they came. 
I had to built two-inch extension frames to put behind them, mount those on the wall and then re-hang the cabinets on top of those. yuck.
But they're up and almost ready for paint!
I already painted the doors and let me tell you, that paint sprayer and I are NOT friends.
Pray for me.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Dinner conversation

Lainey eating Chicken fettuccine: I think I prefer uncooked chicken.
Me: you mean raw chicken?
Lainey: No, I mean I like it when they're still walking around.
They're cuter that way.
Me: I think I'm going to eat something else.

Monday, October 15, 2012

Our day

I couldn't think of anything to blog about, so I'll just show you what we did today!

Breakfast in bed
(Cheerios in a plastic cup)
Get dressed and head outside to feed the animals

And give them some love
Let the chickens out and check for eggs
Check for mail
This is such a novelty to my kids. they check it over and over all day long.
Cal is in charge of checking for the newspaper.
We don't actually get the newspaper, but he's too short to see in the mailbox.
Go for a dance down the street to enjoy the morning sunshine
(we don't walk)
Find a good seat for the show...
The Chuck pulling out large trees with his bare hands show!!
There was a whole lot of chainsawing and digging and root-chopping involved.
And my trusty little 4runner helped a little too.
I couldn't find a better photo of those three pokey, nasty trees in the front yard
 But they're gone now!! Woo Hoo!!
 We saw the front of our house for the first time today!
After all of that work (the kids picked up a LOT of little sticks for fire kindling) we headed across the field to visit Levi...
(Haha this kid is awesome)
 And Nellie and Graycie
We brought popcicles
After playing outside for HOURS and four or five trailer loads of trees and brush to the burn pile, it was time for a shower.
 I have to go get them out!