Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Evan just can't get enough of James.


Sunday, August 28, 2016

A rare glimpse of Steve

I had a groupon for a  massage I got for my birthday that was expiring. I pumped, left a bottle. When I got home I heard James cried almost the whole time I was gone and he didn't want anything to do with that bottle.

For the past three weeks every week was supposed to be the last week Steve was going to have to work crazy long hours.All lies. Somehow another crazy deadlines always pops up. Last night he didn't even get home until 2 am. I keep telling Steve it is a really bad idea to leave me home alone so many nights a week by myself with no one to hang out with but pinterest. My project list has grown exponentially.

Friday, August 26, 2016

The price you pay to wash the dishes while kids are in the other room

The price you pay to wash the dishes while kids are in the other room.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Not one of  our better days.


Saturday, August 20, 2016

Flat tire

Well if you're going to get a flat tire you may as well have it happen on a Saturday.

Time to play

Friday, August 19, 2016

Goodbye Pierre Dog.

James loves to chew on anything he can get his hands on.

They are best buddies.

For every good picture there are about 20 of these.

We barely made it to the vets  to say goodbye before Pierre died on his own.

We have had him for 11 1/2 years. Evan said that now he is in the dog park in heaven with Jesus.

It was very sad for Hailey. She wanted to go the vets to see him and say goodbye. I couldn't bring myself to take her. I have to remind the kids that we want to remember all the good times we had with Pierre.

We are going to miss him.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Fist Day of First Grade

She was so excited and ready to go.

We were glad Steve could come with us.

 See you guys later!

I had to take the kids with me to a church meeting last night and we didn't get home  until almost 9 pm....no wonder everyone is tired.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

During the week

I supervised her making scrambled eggs this morning. 

We picked up these cool kids maps at Costco for the kids room.

He said he wanted to climb ice rocks.

So we made snow.

We picked up some new dollhouse furniture and it is getting played with lots.

My parents and two of my sisters are in Nicaragua picking Gillian up from her mission.

Hailey out  running errands and getting school supplies.

She is so skinny we had to have her uniforms taken in. A smaller size meant short skirts so we skipped that.

Doing our favorite things...checking out plants.

We have been taking care of the dogs while my family is gone. The kids didn't close the door and Pierre got out. We looked for him for about 30 minutes and couldn't find him. That's the most awful feeling. We said a prayer, walked outside, saw him at the corner and he ran all the way home. That's the second time in a week we have had a very obvious answer to a prayer.

I have alot of extra church meetings to go to and recently I had to take all the kids with me. They are good sports. 

I love Costco because I an put all 3 kids in the  same cart. And I buy them a churro every single time we go and they split it. It makes shopping a million times easier.  Seriously...it's the best way to spend a dollar. 

Poor James can't have a churro yet.