Monday, August 30, 2010

The Summer

I have totally missed keeping up with the blog. Here are some highlights from the summer! A great time in Utah with Family!!!

My grandparent's 50th wedding anniversary. We had lots of partying and lots of eating huge meals with 75 people crammed into one house.

Balloon Festival in Indianola...where I lost my phone but someone called me with it two weeks later. Honest people do exist!!!

Fourth of July at Big Creek.

Eating Watermelon at Great Grandma's.

Playing with Cousins!

Lots of swimming!!!!

Hanging out on Grandpa's Boat.

Trips to the Winter Quarters Temple and the Omaha Zoo.

Playing at on the beach for Memorial Day.

Driving by the house just about everyday to check on the progress. Rain slowed it down alot but things are moving along quickly now. Hopefully OCT 1st!

Lots of Fishing with the kids. Charly cast this and caught it all on her own!

Caelyn Getting BIG...turning 1, walking, talking, growing teeth.

1st Days of School

Charly and her buddy Parker from church who is also in her class.
All of the kids getting ready to drop Charly off.

Charly in front of our new house...someday!

My baby girl is off to kindergarten. Nobody could have prepared me for what this feels like. Dropping that little one off all day for others to watch over and trust that they will take care of her and teach her. Charly seems to have grown too fast....literally. She grew 4 inches this summer! And now she is off to school. It didn't really hit me that she was gone until I walked in to work with only two children and signed only two children into the child watch with me.

I really have felt, ever since she was born, that Charly and I must have been best buds in the premortal existance. I imagine us playing around together in heaven and playing house and deciding that it would be cool if we could go down to earth and I could pretend to be the mom and she could be the sister. She has never really felt like my daughter but like my best bud that would go anywhere and do just about anything with me. Now she is on her first adventure with out me. She will do awesome! Good luck Charly!!!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Happy Birthday CAELYN!

Caelyn Now (picture taken by Charly)
Caelyn 1 year ago

My little baby girl is one! she is growing up so fast! She is already getting the walking thing down. She says a few words and seems to be able to copy more of what we say all of the time. She is smart enough to know where the Cheetos are hidden and knows where to find me. She has a developing personality. She smiles all the time, she's snuggly, and very much a mama's girl. She is getting more curious and excited about the world around her. She is hilarious to watch when she sees and cat or a dog. I love her so much. It is crazy how as we add each child we can't image how our lives ever were before them. I love how she laughs and chases after her big brother and sister and how she squeezes me when I pick her up. I know that this is just the first of many joyful years to come with this beautiful little girl!

So it has been a really long time since I have updated the blog. After talking with my mom this afternoon I figured it is about time to fill anyone who cares in on our lives again. Above are updated fun pics of the kids. A lot has been going on with us. We put our townhouse up for rent in mid Jan. thinking we'd get it out there and then have time to look for a new house but ended up finding a renter two days after we put it up on Craigslist. We quickly cleaned up and moved out. We ended up at Jenny's house the first week of Feb. I'm still trying to figure out if she's ok with it or not. Either way we are now going to be here until the begining to middle of September. After searching for houses for several weeks we ended up deciding to build. They just started this week. A big hole is in the ground.

Saturday, January 9, 2010


Caelyn wasn't so sure about the photographer either. She has the cutest huge smile and dimple but she didn't feel like showing them. At least she was happy and we got a couple of grins. She is ADORABLE!


It took a little bit for Carter to warm up to the photographer but we got some good Carter looks. If you look close in one of the pictures you can see his boogers. That is kid of a permanent deal with him.


Charly is our diva and had a blast taking pictures. She tells me all the time that she is going to be singer and be on the cover of a magazine.

Catching up on Pictures of the kids

I broke down for the first time ever and went somewhere to get pictures done. We went to Target and they did an awesome job for not very much money.