Monday, November 21, 2011


My life has always seemed to throw me extreme highs and sometimes extreme lows. There are the in-between times, but I think everyone can agree with the fact that the highs and lows stand out the most. It never ceases to amaze me that when I seem to have hit one of those extreme lows, something really great happens. I guess there is only one person thank for that :) along with my great family and friends of course. Today was one of those day. Just when I thought I didn't know what I was going to do, something great came along and reminded me to just look around me at all of my blessings.
Here are a few photos of the recent blessings that we have hanging in our house (courtesy of my talented sister-in-law!)

No frame yet, but you get the idea.

Our "Blessings"

Wall collage in dining room.

Saturday, November 19, 2011


It has been quite a while since my last post and to be honest, there is no good reason for that. We have been in a pretty good routine every night with not many extracurricular events going on right now. We get home, make supper, take baths, and sit down to watch alittle bit of TV before everyone falls asleep. All in all, very normal! I'm afraid this will all change very soon as the holiday season is fast approaching and with it comes many more events. After that will be the long awaited wrestling season which will take up too much of our time!
Koryn and Jarrik are generally pretty good at playing by themselves and playing with each other. When we add Mason to the bunch, however, it isn't quite as kosher. Mason and Koryn just love to pester each other and it usually ends up with Koryn screaming (which she is currently doing in the background). One particular night as I was making supper, I caught the following pictures of Jarrik and Koryn entertaining themselves.

Jarrik loves to play the game of putting a blanket over his head. This scares Mommy a little bit, but it is so funny to watch him too! He gets the blanket over his head and then he lays there and kicks and gigles until he gets the blanket off of his head. (Simple game huh?)
 This is the face I get to see when the blanket comes off! He just thinks it is so funny!

 Koryn thought that she would make a bed for her brother and herself on the living room floor. She is pretty anal about her blankets being nicely laid over the top of her.


Who could not love this girl?!

This is Koryn's "ROAR" face! She likes to say "ROAR" and try to scare me, which I in turn do to her.

Thursday, November 3, 2011


Well, I know I am a couple days late but I just haven't found a time where I could sit down and write this blog post. I've said it before, but better late than never!
A baby bear with a brown nose, a little ghost, and Tony Hawk
As with almost everything, Halloween got to be quite a busy day for us. We did take the advantage of going to Grandma Nita's on Sunday night to show her our costumes so that we wouldn't have to travel down there when we actually went out Trick-or-Treating. Mason has his annual "Halloween Parade" at school that I went up to watch. Tony Hawk and I picked up the little kids and quickly got them dressed so we could go and take a picture at the local photography studio with their spooky background. Then came visiting Grandma's, eating pizza, and accumulating TONS of candy! One nice thing about living is such a small community is that the people really treat everyone so well. Each home we stopped at either had a pretty good sized ziploc bag full of candy, or else they gave at least 2 handfuls of candy to each kid. This proved to be a little bit of a challenge as our little ghost (who said BOO! to everyone) insisted on carrying her own trick-or-treat bag that ended up being almost heavier than her. We traveled around to the few houses in Lake City and then headed to a couple of friends at Roy Lake. Needless to say, we will have candy around our house for quite a while!

Roller coaster costume for the costume party
The muni in Lake City has an annual costume party which I have dressed up for only a couple of times since we moved back here. Well, my co-worker had a pretty good costume idea this year so I agreed to dress up with her. Cardboard, PVC pipe, LOTS of duct tape, and bungie cords made a pretty neat roller coaster costume. We definitely had a good time, but we only got second place (a big baby and his nanny beat us out for first!)