Friday, October 14, 2011

Neglected blog

I'm really sorry about this neglected little blog. How sad, it barely gets a few posts a year. Well I'm not feeling too inclined to write today but here is a picture of the munchkins a few days ago.

Adelle is turning 4 in about 3 weeks. Times creeps up on me. 

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Turtle love

Just like their mommy, my kids found the turtle love.
It happened one afternoon at the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.
Like, Adelle, I too was three years old when a little turtle stole my heart.
Adelle kept trying to pick up and hug the turtle, it was so adorable. 
We'll have to go back to the Zoo soon to visit their new Turtle Friend. 

Monday, December 6, 2010

Its beginning to look at lot like...

 A vintage Christmas!
I finally got a tree put up. I had my heart set on having a white tree this year, and since I'm not really sure if i'll want one next year I didn't want to invest a lot of $$ in it.

 So I scoured craigslist for weeks. Nothing. I put up a "wanted" add and finally someone e-mailed selling their Christmas tree. I talked them down from $50 to $20 (really its only worth $40...what were they thinking?) drove out to the middle of no-where, and put it up.
 We had quite a fight that tree and I. It is the flimsiest piece of.... It kept leaning to one side or the other, the branches are so bare, you can see into the middle... I hate this tree. lol. 
Oh well. I actually ended up propping it up on my side table, to give it more height and to keep little hands away from the (shatterproof) ornaments. Apparently I need a taller table to put this tree on. I keep having to chase a certain little boy down and replace the ornaments on the tree. Really, Gavin can run and dodge like a professional football player. Its incredible. 
To keep the tree from falling over we had to tape (I mean REALLY tape-use a whole roll of tape!) the tree to the table. It looks interesting. I don't have a tree skirt so I plan on planning to make one. Hopefully I'll have time to actually do it, because that tape looks ridiculous.
 Besides the tree, I have a couple Christmas trinkets here and there. I'm having a hard time feeling "Jolly and Bright" this year, but I'm trying. The kids love the tree and the colorful ornaments everywhere.

 When I say love, I actually mean they love chucking them across the room and trying to bite them. Either way, they love the ornaments, and I love those rascalls, so it all works out.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

countdown: 23

Oh goodness, its December guys! I think someone skipped November....!?

Adelle and Gavin are having a sword fight, but not with swords....more like cafe curtain rods. lol. Don't worry they are being gentle, its a gentle curtain rod sword fight. Maybe its more like a wizard duel... who knows?

Those babies are so cute and funny and wild! I always call Adelle my baby Tarzan. If your child has any inclination towards being feral, do not let them watch Disney's Tarzan. I think that movie fueled her fire. Oh yes, she's always adorable but now she's adorable in her pull-up and wild hair. Clothes? no way! Hair bows? Are you serious!? This girl has a mind of her own, (how dare she?!

And Gavin, he just likes to do what Adelle is doing. She has her own little shadow. They are such a cute pair those two. Lately they have been playing together more...mostly chasing each other and wrestling, but yesterday I caught them playing "Kitchen" together. It just melts my heart to see how they love each other so.
They are such a blessing to me.


Tuesday, November 16, 2010


I can't believe its only 39 days until Christmas (as Ebay kindly reminds me)...
Do I have any gifts made? Nope! Do I know what I'm going to make? Nope.
I need some creative juice. Lately I sit down to craft, with all my supplies and inspiration around, but nothing comes to me! Uh oh. And I have 39 days. And 39 days go by feeling like 20 days. Or even 15 days.
I better get my craft on, and FAST!

Sunday, October 31, 2010


I'm here, and then i'm not.
I really have been neglecting this sad blog.

The season changes are in full swing, the leaves are all dried and golden and red. My flowers have all died-but i'm okay with that. I was ready for fall, and here it is. I love the smell of the crisp cold air. Lovely autumn.

Adelle will be 3 in just a few days! Her birthday is November 5th. We already had a birthday party for her and her 2 cousins. They had loads of fun. This time we're just going to celebrate with family. Adelle LOVES birthday cake and singing. So does Gavin- he loves to sing "happy birthday" Its pretty adorable.
We bought her a talking Woody doll from Toy Story 3. Adelle loves Toy Story and "Fooey" (Woody). I'm sure she'll be super excited to get it. I can't believe my baby girl is three years old, time flies! Cliche but oh so true.

OH! Its Halloween. Almost forgot.
Adelle and Gavin terrorised a ward halloween function last night. Adelle dressed up as a fairy and Gavin was a dragon. How appropriate. The kids hadn't taken their nap yesterday so we ended up leaving the halloween party before any serious fun(candy) broke out. It was either leave or have Adelle throw herself on the floor in a kicking, flailing heap every 2 minutes. Easy choice.
Josh and I went over to my sister Stephanie's house for a no-kids-allowed halloween party. Mom and Dad stayed with the kids since they were sleeping at home.
Ha. Josh found this funny apron at a local German bakery. (I forgot the name but I think this bakery deserves its own I'll be back with a name!)
This apron he found.... well you just have to see it. So i'll be back with a pic.
I dressed up as Ephelba, from wicked. Its was total improvisation... but very fun.

We recently lost our whole flock of birds (chickens and ducks) to a great masacre. This time it was not Aubie (our {chicken} hunting dog.)
We're not sure what happened to our little birds, but all of their heads were gone. It was awful. Josh thought it might have been an angry deranged person. We had the police come by and they filed a report. The cop also thought it was more likely to be a person than an animal.
After some research, I found out that there are several animals that take only the heads when they attack a flock of chickens. Very disturbing. Yuk.
It was a very sad day, I was particularly sad that we lost our two ducks. I love those girls. They were such great layers too. :'(
Come next spring, we are going to start over with a new set of chicks. Hopefully those girls have a less traumatic life.

Looks like I had more to talk about than I anticipated! Good good.

With Halloween out of the way, i'll be spending my "free" time working on Christmas cards, crafts, and presents. I'm going to start a seperate blog for my crafts, soon. Soon.

Congrats if you made it through all that uncensored rambling. :o)

Thursday, July 15, 2010

My Love

Its amazing how much motherhood changed me, expanded me. (Does that make sense?)
I just know that the depth of my emotion is more than I ever guessed possible. I'm more sensitive, i'm more aware, cautious...emotional! All because my little babies that Heavenly Father trusted me to care for. I love them so much.
When Adelle was born, I remember sobbing the first time they took her away from me. Sure, I was a emotional post partum mommy, but really I just loved her so much already. I hated the thought of ever being without her. Then when I got pregnant with Gavin, I remember being afraid that I could never love another child as much as I love my baby Adelle. Of course that was silly because I am over the moon in love with my little boy too.
Oh my, those little loves make my life. They are amazing in every way. I love watching their little personalities grow and develope. I love watching them interact with each other. They are my most precious gift. I'm so thankful that Heavenly Father let me have children, especially Adelle and Gavin, I could just burst with gratitude.
I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and i'm so happy to know that Families are FOREVER.
Josh+Dani+Adelle+Gavin=Forever Family. Isn't that the most amazing, wonderful thing?