Monday, November 8, 2010


Does changing my blog template count as updating my blog?

Thought so.  Just checking.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mini Maestro

B had her very first violin recital a couple weeks ago and did an awesome job. We are so proud of her and all she has learned in such a short amount of time. She has picked up the violin so quickly and is learning new songs every week. B loves to play, but is not a big fan of the practicing. Oh well, that's life, right? Here is her recital piece. It starts out a little rocky, but she finishes beautifully. Enjoy.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

I Have An Announcement!!

I know it has been a while since I have been on here...
and for good reason.
It is just not my highest priority right now and let's face it,
I never have anything very interesting to say anyway.
Wouldn't you say?
Well I know you are waiting for my big announcement so here it is.

Drumroll please......I am.....

A Terrible Blogger.

There, I've said it.
But the sad thing is, everyone already knows it.
Not much of an announcement, I guess.
I really am going to try and be a little better this year.
You know, the whole resolution/goal thing.
We'll see how it goes.

And since I can't post without a picture,
here is a shot of my little busy-body.
Love this girl.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Now you see them...

now you don't!

This sweet little thing is ecstatic to have finally lost some teeth.

It doesn't bother her one bit that they didn't get loose first, or that she didn't get to experience the excitement/horror of pulling her own teeth out.

She didn't mind that she didn't get to twist them with her tongue until they were sideways, or that I didn't have to coax her to "just let me look at them" in order to get those dang things out.

And you know what...those teeth didn't mind either. Those stubborn baby teeth that refused to come out on their own...those stubborn baby teeth that wouldn't let the newer, prettier teeth come through. They wanted to stay and stay forever. So we did the only thing we knew to do...we yanked those babies out.

She couldn't very well have started first grade without having lost any teeth, now could she?

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Back to reality...

We just got back from here:

But before I talk about that I need to do a little catch up...again. Here goes nothin'.

Nate had surgery at the end of April. He has had some unexplained abdominal pain for the last year or so and surgery was our last resort. He has had multiple scans, procedures, name it. Our last resort, for now I guess, was an exploratory laparoscopy to find a possible cause. The surgery went well and they repaired a "sports hernia" that they thought was the source of the pain. We are about two months post-op and the original pain is still here...go figure. We would like to start looking into alternate medicine now. I am so tired of all the medication to try and put a "bandaid" over the pain, lets find the source already!

I was able to go up north to visit my family and see Wicked. It was absolutely amazing!! My sister-in-law, Ashlie, was able to get us tickets on the fourth row. (Thanks again Ash) I had goosebumps at the end of the first act. If I could just see even the first act again I would be happy. My friend Linzee and I want to become Wicked groupies and travel with the show, just so we can see it again and again. When it finally comes to Vegas...we are so there.

P turned 4 and had a great birthday. He got a motorcycle and he still loves it. Nate took him and his best buddy to the driving range and we ended the day at Pirate Island Pizza. P's choice, of course.

The kids all finished school with flying colors. B and A will be attending a new school next year. Although I love their school, we will be trying a new charter school this next year. It has an emphasis in performing arts and technology. I am excited for the opportunity, but we will miss our old friends and teachers. Change can be good.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

My new favorite sound

Today is her 11 month birthday.
How could you not LOVE this baby??

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Tooth Fairy Trickery

I found this note under B's pillow the other day.
It says:

Dear Tooth Fairy-

I lost a tooth today at recess and I went to p.e. and lost
my tooth. So do I still get the money and candy?
From B
P.S. I'll give you an extra tooth, please!

Now, I know that she hasn't lost any teeth recently,
especially at school. (Obviously we need to work on our honesty.)
And I am left to wonder where she might have come up with
any extra teeth.

I hope that Ms. Tooth Fairy isn't fooled.