Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Painting the PIANO!!!

 Completed with Annie Sloan Paint
 Mid Process
 Gluing the scroll work!  (From Home Depot) and I used a sponge brush to keep from having too much.
Before = UGLY!

Friday, January 6, 2012

Elise's Quote of the Day!

While heading to bed tonight Elise started crying and was begging me if I had a radio she could have in her room. I asked her if she wanted to listen to music and she said,"No, I need it just in case a volcano erupts the people on the radio will let me know so I can escape!"

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

It's hard work being a MAN!

Hyrum let Parker take the corn stalks down.  Boy did he have fun!  Yes his eyes are closed in this picture.  I tried to change it but it wasn't working.

Monday, December 12, 2011

Elise's Quote of The Day!

"Mom, Mrs Land was talking way too fast sooo I just told her to slow down...and guess what?!!  She gave me a stripe for being honest, isn't that cool!"
A Few Weeks Ago
Mr. Causey (school counselor) "So what do you do if you are being bullied?'
Elise- "Well!!!  What do you do!!!!?"

Elise is very honest and speaks her mind.  Not shy at all about pointing out things that need to be taken care of.  I am thankful her teachers appreciate her honest and abrupt opinions.  :)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cute sleeping moments!

Now you may be wondering if we put our kids to bed to sleep....we do.  The picture with Hyrum he was in charge of putting those two boys to bed.  The one with Elise and Henry....well Elise has been afraid of the dark since Hyrum showed her the movie "Ernest Scared Stupid".  So she insisted on falling asleep in our sight with the lights on...Henry decided to cuddle up to her once she was asleep...he would never do that with her awake!  :)

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elise and Psych

Our newest family member.  Psych.   Since Therapy never came home we had to get a replacement.  Elise had a very rough month without a cat.  Never thought the cat would really be a good therapy for her but it is.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Disney Video

The Daredevil Claire

 I'm laughing, Elise is crying and Claire is enjoying the thrill of the "TOWER OF TERROR!"  We are in the front on the right.  Below is Claire and I.


 They're smiling now but they were all fighting on who got to turn the tea cup.
 Well Parker was sure happy to be on a train!!!  I thought Elise looked so calm and sweet in this picture as well.
 Well it was 103 degrees!!!!  Yes it is October!!!  We ate a lot of ice cream and drank tons of water.  We also filled Henry's cup holders with ice...best entertainment ever and it kept him cool!
 The "Muppet Show".  It was in 3D and Elise kept trying to grab the stuff and she kept saying,"I just can't get it".  Way fun!
 Pretty Claire!!!  She went on all the scary roller coasters with Mom and Dad! 
 Hyrum's least favorite ride the ferris wheel!  He's afraid of heights.  :)
Thanks Claire for taking our picture.  Elise darted into the picture last second.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011


Not pictured....raspberries, strawberries, plums, purple potatoes, zucchini, and apples!!!!

Sunday, September 18, 2011


After.....So it's kinda a bad after pic but you get the idea.  We've been slowly replacing all of our windows in the house (its 60 years old).  Claire and Elise both got new windows and I just love it!!!!  I also rearranged Claire's room and she wanted to show it off and Henry is making himself comfortable in her bed.

Full Moon Feast!!!

 Wendy, Jen, and I preparing for the feast!
 All the kiddos digging in!  Claire and Keller both wore their Harry Potter cloaks.
For those of you who don't know this was all Hyrum's idea.  We wanted to have some fun family traditions so Hyrum came up with the full moon feast.  So every full moon I make one thing that each child would like to have at the feast.  It's been really fun to share the tradition with others.  So here's Hyrum showing off the full moon.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011


 First day of school.  Left to right Syndee, Claire, Elise, Parker, and Kercy!
 Henry on our zip line.  He loves it and never wants to get down.
Elise and Therapy.  This poor cat is loved a lot as you can tell.

Aunt Shelly's Visit!

 Our walk up to Multnomah Falls. 
 One of many meals.  So nice to have another Mom to help out.  Thanks Shelly!
This kid got soooo dirty.  pj's and all!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Visit to Utah

 At the splash pad with Mom!  Isn't she adorable!
 The girls played with Alesha's make-up!  What a mess but they had a lot of fun.  Amara's face cracks me up...pure evil!!!
 Elise sliding down my parents stairs...claiming the whole time she was not afraid.  Now doesn't that look like sheer terror????
 Two two year olds jumping on the bed!  Boy they kept Alesha and I hopping!  Right Alesha!
 Parker and Amara's birthday's are one week apart so we celebrated together!  Yay for turning 6!!!
 Oh Henry loved his Aunt Alesha!  He was a stinker the whole time I was there but Alesha could get him to do anything....Henry did not mess with her cause she means business!
Time with Grandma!  Kael LLLLOVES her!

Fourth of July and Driving to Utah

 12 hour drive to Utah with the four kids!  No DVD player.  Parker took two naps one was five hours long!
 Henry and Elise my to busiest children!  They are happy here though!!!
 Miss Claire!  My huge helper while I was driving she handed out activities and snacks to all including Mom!  Shhh yes I did take these pictures while I was driving...no worries though I watched the road the whole time...I took a couple of the floor and ceiling.
Fourth of July with our neighbors!!!  They bought a bunch of fireworks for us and put their swing in their yard to watch well the kids joined Rob.  Best fourth we've ever had!!!!!!

Sunday, June 26, 2011


50 cent balloons and a trampoline = loads of fun for the kiddos.  Henry especially loved it.  I sound so bossy...I was trying to remind the kids to let Henry enjoy it for a bit before they went crazy...yep I'm bossy.