Wednesday, October 14, 2009

New Hair

So after a month away and feeling like a complete failure for it, I am picking myself up and say "oh well!" and trying again...

It is nice to sort of have a photo diary of our life, so I am not giving up. I've already had my worst fear with starting this project happen, so there is no where else to go now.

Yesterday, Morgan cut her pigtails off. You can read about it here. This is the resulting rescued hair cut. It is darling, but it makes her look like she is not a toddler anymore. Which...I guess at 3 1/4, she isn't.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

September 12, 2009

He played a little offense, a little defense, but this was my favorite shot - center! #53

September 11, 2009

We are choosing to ignore the last few - almost 13!

Monday, September 7, 2009

September 7, 2009

Tug-of-war in my clean garage.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

September 6, 2009

Lest anyone say I play favorites... Judson's cool football bruise.
Sweet, goofy Mikalah

Jarrett - he knows how to push my buttons

Precious Meredith

Jeffrey, Jeffrey, Jeffrey

Morgan - full of personality

And my man!!! I glad he love me!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

September 5, 2009

Some days I am optimistic - I see the glass half full... ...other days I think I am never able to accomplish anything and the glass is definitely half empty!

Friday, September 4, 2009

September 4, 2009

Nighttime ritual...

...this sweet boy almost always finds his way out to the sofa about an hour after he has been put in bed and is sound asleep. If I manage to be in bed before he gets up, then he finds his way to my side of the bed and squishes me into the middle of the bed until I'm uncomfortable enough to wake Mike to put him back to bed. It is still somehow sweet that he is such a cuddler.

Thursday, September 3, 2009

September 3, 2009

What??? After 51 posts in a row, I missed a day! Completely missed! I didn't even think about the fact that I needed to take a picture. Didn't even pick up the camera - probably didn't even look at the camera! And when I think back to yesterday, there were plenty of fun things I could have taken pictures of...the least of which was Jeffrey fully clothed and sopping-wet from throwing the hula hoop into the pool. Oh well - failure is one of my biggest fears and it wasn't that bad...I'll move on and keep trying to post every day!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Monday, August 31, 2009

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Saturday, August 29, 2009

August 29, 2009

My attempt to get the kids to sit for a picture. I think I better leave it to the professionals. They wouldn't cooperate as to where to sit, or move, or smile and look like they were having fun...which I was not after about 2 sec.

Friday, August 28, 2009

August 28, 2009

Today is blank. That's kinda how I'm feeling today. Nothing looked picture interesting today. And really I just didn't want to take pictures today. Tomorrow...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

August 27, 2009

At the end of the evening, everyone scatters and mommy does dishes. Not my ideal, but it is. I have a friend that can not leave dirty dishes in her kitchen. She will not go to bed until her kitchen is beautiful. What a wonderful thing to wake up to! And yet, for some reason I can't get that same uneasiness about leaving a dirty kitchen. It is more of a "have to" chore. I know that means I should train my children to clean the kitchen, but even that sounds like a big chore...another chore for the mommy. It really is a never ending chore list, isn't it!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

August 26, 2009


First day of school 2009

Mikalah - first day of Jr.High!

Judson - 5th

Jarrett - 3rd

Meredith - 1st

August 25, 2009 ish

Yesterday was a full day...the kids got to meet their teachers and we had to get last minute supplies...organize clothes...and lunches...and special dinner and dessert...and baths and showers...well needless to say, I missed taking a picture. I can't believe that after this long I missed a day! So this is first thing this morning instead.

This is what Jeffrey does right now when we try to take pictures...its real life.

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 24, 2009

I don't know how many more first I can take with her this week. Today the bike riding thing finally clicked and she was off and pedaling!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

August 22, 2009

Princess Diva Meredith has lost her first tooth!

Friday, August 21, 2009

Thursday, August 20, 2009

August 20, 2009

Never ending...

August 19, 2009

I don't know what she was doing...but she was tucked into the laundry basket watching TV. It was just a relaxing day.

August 18, 2009

Cousins...they are the best!

August 17, 2009

Okay, some catch up. Family and travel and laundry hampered my uploading.

Family at Mammoth Hot Springs...Jeffrey didn't want his picture taken.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

August 16, 2009

Can we be done with camping yet????

Friday, August 14, 2009

August 14, 2009

My sister, Juliet, and I posing by the Woodhouse Toad at the zoo!

August 13, 2009

(internet down yesterday)

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

August 12, 2009

Bedtime reading... How half of my pictures really turn out...

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

August 10, 2009

Well, where else would you expect us to go on our anniversary? Every other date night we end up there. This was special though...this one is in Thorton, CO!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

August 9, 2009

Mike took his CWI test this morning, then we spent the rest of the day visiting people. First, Davey & Ashley (Mike's second cousins once removed) and their daughter, Dawson. She is such a cutie and Davey & Ashley are awesome parents!
Then we visited with our college friend, Ron Bansil. Great time catching-up!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

August 8, 2009

No people in today's pic, but had to share where we ate dinner. Why?
Because we missed GOOD Mexican food! This place was amazing! They make their enchiladas with Chihuahua cheese!!! (not cheddar like most of Billings' restaurants)

Friday, August 7, 2009

August 7, 2009

What's a girl with helmet hair to do?

A pretty barrette!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

August 6, 2009

Fifteen years of adventure together! And its still an adventure!
Hairpin turns of the Beartooth Pass. But no more pictures because the rest of the day was spent with thunderstorms. Thank you, Lord, for rain gear!