Wednesday, December 23, 2009

School Christmas programs

Micah is right in the middle with a dark maroon shirt on!
Megan is off to the left with a pink shirt on!

Here are a few pictures of Megan and Micah's school Christmas programs. The pictures aren't the best, but you can kinda see them. They both did really good! I was very impressed that Micah new all the sons, and of course Megan did an outstanding job with her program. She is quite the singer!

Monday, December 14, 2009

The Christmas Sweater

I just finished this book, and would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great Christmas book to read. It is very easy reading and it goes fast! It is a great book and has a wonderful message! It really got me thinking...I love books like that. I will warn you that it is a real tear jerk-er though! I loved it!!! I am so grateful for my family! I feel really blessed!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Bella's smiles!!!

I just love getting Bella to smile! There is something so cute about her smile...I love seeing her dimples in her cheeks! She is not a very happy baby very often, so we really try to treasure her when she is being good. She is very colicky right now. I can hear her poor little tummy rumbling all the time! Hopefully she will just grow out of it in a month or may be a long month!!!

Monday, December 7, 2009

Santa vs. the Easter bunny...

Last night I over heard Megan and Micah talking in there beds. It went like this:
Micah-"Megan, Santa always brings kids what they want, huh?"
Megan-"Yeah, Santa always brings kids what they ask for, but the Easter bunny doesn't! Two times the Easter bunny didn't bring me what I wanted for Easter!"

I guess the Easter bunny dropped the ball on that one! We will have to have a talk with that Easter bunny!!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

Just a few projects...

I have been working on a few projects lately. I made these two outfits for Megan and Brooke. They turned out pretty cute! Megan just loved her dress, which made it all worth it. In a few years I am sure she won't be so thrilled about her Mom's crazy ideas. I love my kids so much. They are a lot of fun!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bella's Blessing and Thanksgiving

We were able to go see Megan's Thanksgiving program at school and Thanksgiving feast. It was really fun and she did a great job!
Boyd and his family always do a Thanksgiving football game. This year it was the donkeys vs. the armadillos! I think they had a lot of fun...even though Boyd's team lost! It was all because Boyd has a broken wrist...we think!
We decided to bless Bella over Thanksgiving weekend while all of our family was already up. It was a beautiful blessing, and she looked so cute! I am so thankful our Heavenly Father sent her to us. We are so grateful to be her parents and hope we can raise her with a strong testimony of the gospel.

Thursday, November 19, 2009


Have you ever been truly exhausted? I feel like I can truly say that I am exhausted. Brooke was up all night throwing up. I was up changing bedding, bathing Brooke (because she kept throwing up all over herself), and feeding Bella all night! The most frustrating thing is I was so tired last night, I was hoping for a good night sleep! HA HA!! Today has been fun too! Brooke has been throwing up all morning, and is seriously sooo sick! She won't even sit up. I am so scared of Bella getting it. And I am sure Megan and Micah will be throwing up soon! Yah! I love the winter months and all the sicknesses that come with it! I am not in a great mood as you could probably tell! I am tired and cranky! Hopefully we will be all better by Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

I love a sleeping baby!!!

Oh...the joys of a sleeping baby! This picture made me laugh. It looks like she is saying, "Duh." And the one below I could not get her to take a nap all day, finally I put her on top of the dryer and she fell to sleep...and slept for about 4 hours. Few! The dryer is my new best friend!

I know you aren't suppose to sleep a baby on her stomach, but I only do it when I am awake and right by her. Sometimes her tummy hurts so bad, this is the only way to get her to calm down!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

My thrifty shopping spree

The other day I went to Smiths and bought $160 worth of groceries and after coupons I paid only $8.00. I was so excited when he hit the total button. I have never done this good a way I felt sort of guilty walking out of there with a cart full and only paying a few dollars for it. I could hardly wait to get home to show Boyd and the kids! I think Boyd was excited about this shopping trip too! Anyway, just thought I would share my great deal!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Mom is tired!!

I had a really bad night with Bella last night and Micah and Brooke have been sick, so when I got up I was super tired and obviously not thinking clearly. Well, I changed Brooke and put her pajama bottoms back on and went into the kitchen and I hear her saying, "Mommy I can't walk." I about died laughing when she came walking or attempting to walk into the kitchen. I can't believe I put both of her legs in one pant leg and didn't even notice. I guess the lack of sleep is catching up to me!

Monday, November 9, 2009

Bath time!

Here was Bella's first bath. She wasn't quite sure what to think of it. After a few minutes she started crying and wanted out. I can't believe she is already 1 month old. Why doesn't pregnancy go this fast. The pregnancy always drags out and then I have the baby and time goes way too fast. Does anyone else feel this way?

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween

Here are some pictures of the kids on Halloween. They seemed to have a lot of fun...and the weather was perfect! I was actually surprised that it wasn't freezing outside! We had a fun dinner the night before with Homemade root beer and mummy dogs. It was really fun, then the night on Halloween we went to the trunk or treat and hit our neighborhood. We got way too much might find its way to the garbage!!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Halloween Cookies

For family home evening we made Halloween cookies. The kids had a lot of fun decorating them. We have been trying to do a few fun things for Halloween. Boyd is going to take Megan to the haunted forest tonight and she is so excited to go. I hope she doesn't get too scared.

Friday, October 23, 2009

We have been busy with soccer this fall. It has been a lot of fun watching the kids play. They have done really well. It was Micah's first season, he was a little shy but I think aggression will come with time. Megan really enjoys playing and is getting really good at it. I really enjoy watching them play!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

More pics of Bella

Here are some more pictures of our sweet little Bella. Yes, she does have dimples in her cheeks. They are so adorable! That was one of the first things I noticed about her...her hair and her dimples. She is so precious! I can't believe she is already 15 days old! I took her to her 2 week appointment yesterday and she is now 8 1/2 lbs. I was so glad to hear that she had gained wieght because she hasn't been the very best eater. But she is doing very well now!

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I am a stay at home mom of 5. I have been married to a wonderful man for 12 years! I love to craft, scrapbook, paint, cook, create, you name it! I hope to share some of my ideas and things that I have created! I hope you enjoy!