Saturday, February 27, 2010

Grandma & Grandpa Visit

Grandma & Grandpa came up for a visit. They surprised us and brought great grandma's rocker with them.

Friday, February 26, 2010


We went out with some friends tonight and took the kids bowling. They always have a good time and us adults have a great time chatting while the kids are being kept busy having their own fun.

Thank GOODNESS for warranties!

Tuesday night I went to cook dinner and while the oven was preheating the oven started beeping at me. When I went to take a look it showed an error code. Thanks to the internet I was able to find out what the darn error meant. It's probably the only thing in the house we don't have a manual for. The oven's controlled panel decided to take a leave of absence. =)

Needless to say we were able to work with the warranty company and instead of fixing the problem we decided to take the money and buy a new one. =)

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Saturday, February 20, 2010

A fun night....

With Rascal Flatts & Darius Rucker!!!!

Kolin & had a great time!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Even with a dirty face....

She's still super cute.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

4-H Cloverbuds

Brennan and I checked out a local Cloverbuds meeting tonight. The topic of the month was the Olympics and he did a bunch of fun crafts. Towards the end the kids had a cross country skiing 'race.' He's excited to go back next month.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Someone Special Day!

Today was Someone Special Day at Karis' preschool. Karis thought it would be a lot of fun to have daddy come spend the morning with her.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Taryn's Volcano

Made from scratch!
FYI: The little dots around the perimeter are dead people. (Taryn's words...not mine)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

And yet....

Another dr's appt this morning.

This makes 3 visits in less than a week for the little girls. Granted last week it was both of them, Monday it was Ryanne and today it was Karis. Karis complained last night that her right ear hurt, which meant that I called the dr. this morning to get her an appt asap.

When I got to the office I just waved at the receptionist when we walked in and smiled. You could totally tell the dr. was surprised to see us when she walked into the room. She asked me if I was ready for Summer yet...I replied that I would be happy with Spring at this point.

Shake, Rattle......

Holy Earthquake Batman!

It was a long night to begin with and ended up with 2 little girls sleeping with us instead of just 1 due to them not feeling well. This morning around 4 I woke up to our bed shaking....literally. You could literally hear a rumble going through the house. The epicenter is about 45 minutes northeast of us and hit the scale at a 4.3

Not something that I want to experience again anytime soon.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

The Sunshine Award

I blog for numerous reasons. A big one is for our families and friends who live far away and don't get to see the kids on a daily, weekly, monthly or even yearly basis. I want them to know what we are up to and doing....even the mundane things. The blog helps me remember the big, really important things as well as the small little itty bitty moments.

I was given the Sunshine Award by Jessica over at Our Little Slice of Army Life. It's my first ever blog award, and it made my day.

I now have the honor of passing this award onto 12 blogs I really like.

There are rules for accepting this though:
Put the logo on your blog or within your post
Pass the award onto 12 bloggers
Link the nominees within your post
Let the nominees know they have received this award by commenting on their blog.

Jenny at Charity Mom I have read her blog for many years. She is a true inspiration!

Erin at Connect Four She's a great friend, loves to shop and is always finding really neat websites and blogs that I can't help but check out. It always help that you never know what a certain 4 year old is up too on any given day. =)

The Klopp Quads I haven't been reading long, but once I started I knew I would be checking back often to see how the babies are doing. Martha gave birth to the quads at 27 weeks, 1 day.

Anna at Mommy's Empty Head Anna takes fabulous pictures! I wish we lived closer so she could take pictures of my bunch. She talks about bears in her backyard and whatever else might be going on at the moment.

Holly at Cupcakes by Holly She's always doing something creative. I really like seeing what new treats she's trying out and making.She makes it all looks soooo easy! If we lived closer to one another I'd definitely have her make everything for us for our special occasions.

Jennifer at The Battle to Be Thin Jennifer is letting it all out. She is being completely open and honest...not easy for anyone, especially someone with a lot of weight to loose.

Jenn at My Crazy Life She's got a 7 years old, triplet toddlers and a new baby. Enough said!

Enjoying the Small Things I came across this blog through a parenting website. Numerous moms were talking about it and I thought I would check it out. The first entry I read was THIS one. I cried and cried and cried some more as I read it. At the same time I was filled with hope, love and pure joy. Absolutely beautiful!

The Happy Housewife I've read this blog for quite some time and love it. She's got great ideas for just about everything and her recipes are wonderful.

Becky at Love Becky Higgins and I love Project Life!

Matt at If you haven't read and heard about Matt, Liz & Madeline now is the time. (read from the beginning and have some tissues handy) I started reading this blog right after Madeline was born and love reading updates. It's amazing what life and death can do to a person.

For The Love of Coco Beautiful pictures and a beautiful story of an open adoption.

More snow.....

At this point I can safely say that everyone in this house human, canine and feline are all fed up with the white stuff. Ok, the cats really don't care since they are in the house 100% of the time. =)

Monday, February 8, 2010

How much higher....

can they go?Brennan and Jadyn decided to build a tower while we waited for Taryn at her eye appointment this afternoon.

No glasses for Taryn right now. The eye dr is pretty sure she'll need them at some point, but right now there really isn't much of a change to warrant it. We'll go back in a year and see how she's doing.

Back to the doctor...

Miss Ryanne didn't sleep well last night. She's pretty much been up and down since 3:30 this morning. As soon as the drs office opened I was on the phone making an appt for her. Wouldn't you know it...she's got a double ear infection and is completely miserable. The completely miserable part we already knew about.

Here's to hoping the meds will kick in quick and my sweet baby girl will be back to normal
very soon.

After we got home from preschool I sat her down on the couch. When I came back a couple minutes later this is how I found her.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Should have stayed in bed type of day....

You know you're have a great day when you are out to lunch with your family, go up to the counter to order ice cream for the kids and Brennan pukes all over the tile in front of the counter.
He spent the night at a friends house last night and we're pretty sure his tummy decided to rebel on him due to all the junk he had eaten.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

2 sick little girls

I took the little girls to the dr. this morning. Karis has a nasty cough that needed to be checked out and Ryanne wasn't feeling too hot either. Ryanne's appt was more of a I'm taking your sister to get checked out so you might as well have one appt.

Both just have yucky colds. I'm hoping they will be feeling much better in a couple of days.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


"Mama, can you button my pants for me please?

Mama! Mama! I used good manners! "

Gotta love Karis.....

Karis' school projects