Thursday, December 9, 2010

Slim Jim

When RubyMae is good at the grocery store she gets a prize when we are at the checkout. Today she decided she really wanted to try a Slim Jim! I tried to talk her out of it...but you know RubyMae. The Checker and I just laughed and I said ok. She opened the Slim Jim when we got in the car. To my surprise she said "this is really good Mom can I share some with Brittyn?"
Before I could say anything Brittyn was gnawing off a piece of the nasty peperoni stick. They both loved it! Shared it all the way home. Made my day:)

Photo Shoot!

My awsome sister Sharsti met up with us downtown to take a few family pictures. Here are just a few of the lovely pictures she took. I just have to say... SISTERS ROCK!

New House Pics...

Ha! If you thought I was going to post pictures of the new are absolutley right! I couldn't resist!

Our NEW house number!!!

Our pillars are in!

Shoe bench in mud room.

Walk-in Pantry.

More pics of the pillers.


House without the siding...

House with the siding!

Friday, November 26, 2010



Our Master shower and Bath! I think we are so ready to move in...

These pictures are for you Dad. Sorry, I haven't been keeping up with the construction stuff:)

We have tile in our kitchen!

On our fireplace!

In the Entryway!

Look! Some of our Brick is on the Outside!

Bayley Hits the Stage!

From L to R. Bayley, Bobbie, Sally, Sarah, Morgan,and Brooklyn. Bayley was in the production "He is my Savior"
She had lots of fun. Bayley was a Jerusalem girl. We loved going to see her preform.

Pretty impressive stage setup. If I do say so myself.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Caramel Apples!!!

I forgot to take pictures of our fun evening a while back. I am so lucky that I have a sister that is much more on top of things so go check out her blog at

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Pumpkin Walk

In our cute little new town they have an annual Pumpkin walk. What is a Pumpkin walk? New to me too. People and businesses carve hundreds of pumpkins in all different themes and set them up around the park. We saw everything from Harry Potter characters to Halo and even Temples and Thomas S. Monson. Our long time friends Josh and Rebekah invited us to go with them. Me and my girls. Bayley said she is dressed as a Muggle. Ruby is a blue fairy and Brittyn is a frog.

Anna and Micheal F.

Most of the kids posing.

More of our group.

Another crazy shot of silly kids.

More House Pics

Max's Room with the window seat.

Really bad picture of view from the babies room.

Master bedroom view of the lake and the island.

My kitchen nook with the walk-in pantry.

The arch that separates the Kitchen and Family room. You can see the beginnings of the corner fireplace.

Little inset in the upstairs hallway.


Look! Some of our windows are in!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Our house, is a very,very fine house...

...But it's a little bit drafty!
These pics are for you Dad! Enjoy!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Park City!

All the girls including Mom.

My Dad going down the Alpine Slide. This was the coolest thing we did. You ride the ski lift up to the top of the Mountain and then get on these little wheeled carts and go all the way down the mountain. Max rode with me and we flew! It was an awesome rush. I can't wait to do that again.

We ended the day at California Pizza Kitchen at Gateway Mall. The kids couldn't help but play in the fountain. I got this cool shot of Max. It looks cartoonish.

My parents and baby sister, Bree were in town for a few days. Leah had the awesome idea of going up to Park City since it is only about an hour away. It was the perfect day!

Back to School!

Ruby's first day of kindergarten. Her teacher is Mrs. Swan and she attends the afternoon class. Bayley started Jr. High this year. She loves her schedule. Which includes band and world dance. She has learned some pretty crazy dances that she loves to share with us at home.
Max started the 3rd grade. His teacher is Mrs. Barnes. She is very young and pretty. He is doing excellent in math and reading.
This year has been a huge adjustment for me. The kids are enrolled in Syracuse Arts Academy. They require uniforms and I have to drive them to and from school everyday. Yep that is three trips. Next year will be easier when all the kids are in all day. Except Brittyn of course. I love that SAA is K-9. The Jr. High has its own building but it is all on the same campus. Knowing all my children are in the same place has been really great. I get to go in on Daryl's Fridays off and volunteer. I am the art specialists helper for 3 kindergarten classes. I am at the school for 2 hours. It is so fun teaching the kids different art techniques.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Bitter Sweet

Many of you know we sold our house in Washington...bitter sweet. Nice not to have to pay a house payment and rent. But missing the familiarity and comfort of home. Our rental house is nice but lacks that homey feeling.

Come on in! I just wanted to say goodbye to our house and all our great memories we have had. I really wanted our kids to be able to look back at and see where we used to live. This is our front entry.

Living Room


Living again.

Family Room



Laundry Room

Girls Room

Maxwell's Room

One of Three Decks that Daryl built with his own hands.

Main deck.

Our lovely views...this is what I miss the most.

Master bedroom

Master bath
(look at the sweet tile job my cousin Riley did)

Basement bedroom

I guess it is time to move on. Our new house will be done sometime this winter. Right now there is just a big hole in the middle of our property. Daryl and I love making a house a home. Daryl goes out to the property everyday and takes pictures of the progress and walks around in the hole. It is pretty funny.