Picture Post

I'm not sure what happened, but the baby is asleep, the kids are ready for school, I've showered and dressed and we still have 20 minutes before it's time to load up. I'm gonna take this time to throw some new pictures up here to keep you updated on our life.

Finally, after 18 months, we are putting in our sod. Allen has formed and set the mow strip. We rented a trencher to do the sprinkler lines and some other drainage pipe lines.
Addison helped him measure.
Papa helped him trench.
Addie helped lay the sprinkler lines.

Jeremy and his family also helped trench and lay sprinkler lines.
Woo! Hoo! Water!

I did end up getting a new washer and dryer after ours died the week Sofia was born. I ended up with an LG top loader. It's HUGE and awesome and perfect in almost every way.
Emmy had a birthday.
She turned "fee" on her birthday.
We've been in the yard a lot these days.
Putting our gymnastics techniques to work on the swing set. 
Chillin' in the bouncer.
Mildly unimpressed.
Sofia and I rode on an airplane to Salt Lake City to attend Travis' wedding. We had a great time with our long time friends.
Aunt Mart-eye and Nana met up with us there. 
Makinsee, Connor, Nana, Travis and Aubree. 
Brandi with Sofia.
Aubree and Al
The ever majestic Salt Lake Temple.
Our winter garden gave us some lettuce.
And Emmy ate it!


Easter 2013

I think we've become that family. The one that predictably follows...TRADITION...year after year! (You know you said that a la Fiddler On the Roof. If you didn't, you may do so now and redeem yourself.)

Anyhooters, Easter came yet again. We did what we always do: dyed eggs and had an egg hunt. This year, Nana was with us. In case you all didn't know, she stayed for 3 weeks to help after the baby came. What a game changer that was for our family.  I mean, really, it was organized chaos rather than the usual messy, crying, sobbing, eating cereal for weeks on end mess that is a home with a newborn. But I digress.

Where were we? Oh, yes, Easter. 

Here are the pictures of our Easter 

- wait for it -

(all together now)


The little shrinky-dink things did not shrink nor dink when we followed the directions. Our ever faithful engineer busted out the hair blower and had great success.
We all had to take our turn.
Our glorious masterpieces. Which proceeded to sit in the fridge for 10 days upon when we threw them away. All of them. Untouched. Uneaten. Thrown away. 
Grandma's sister, Aunt Myra Lee, has been in town. She's the official baby wrangler for me when we go to visit. She does a superb job of it. 

Uncle Brent also tamed the beast during the party.
These two are nearly inseparable when we get together.
The fam busted out the net and rackets for a rousing game of badminton. (Dudes, it's not badmiTTon. It's badmiNton.) 
This game was taken very seriously. 
VERY seriously.
A leeetle behind the play. But, good effort.
 The mocking of a parental unit never ceases, does it? 

As usual, the Easter TRADITIONS! we have established were well anticipated and always thoroughly enjoyed. 

Easter Family Picture 2013 - The Outtake

We just LOVE taking family pictures.

Addie the Artist

There is so much I could say about this, but I'm just gonna let it soak in and let you come up with your own conclusions.

Easter Family Picture 2013

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What started as a way to communicate with far away friends and family has become a place for this horse trainer/HR manager turned stay at home mom of 3 girls to hold on to a bit of her own identity. It's my take on the ins and outs, the ups and downs, the thoughts and feelings, the mistakes and triumphs of this family as we bumble our way to eternity.