Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
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Thursday, November 03, 2011
Methinks he looks like my dad/ uncle Earl in the one to the right, anyone else think so?
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Monday, October 31, 2011
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Sunday, October 30, 2011
and afterwards we mod-podged pumpkins. This one is Whitney's!
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Saturday, October 22, 2011
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Monday, October 17, 2011
Wow-so October was our dr/dentist appointment month. All kids had their well visits/flu/immunization and dentist visits. During the dr. visit for Brooke we discussed how she walks and her flat feet and it was decided to get her fitted for inserts by a specialist-so that appt. was made. We found out Brooke will need surgery on both her feet since her talus bone is dislocated and her heel bone is vertical-just a deformity she was probably born with. Most children are diagnosed with this when they are newborns-because of the stiffness or non-flexibility of the feet. Brooke however has a lot of flexibility so this was not caught until the foot surgeon watched her walk and looked at her x-rays. So Nov 14 is her first surgery-they will move the bones in place and put in temp. pins to hold them there until they heal and they will make incisions up and down her achilles tendon to lengthen it as well. She will wear a splint to start with and when all swelling goes down will be fitted for a cast. Then when that foot heals-they will do the other one. On a side note-Brooke also gets to go see the Bowel clinic next week..oh joy! I cannot wait until she is accident free!
Trevor went to the eye dr and we now know that his right eye is nearsighted
(-9) and he will need glasses. Later the dr. wants to do some patching to strengthen that eye and she thinks his eyesight will improve a little bit as he grows older. So this week we also get to try to get him in to pick his glasses out. It has definitely been a crazy month so far and I hope there aren't too many more surprises around the corner. I feel exhausted already just thinking about it.
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Friday, October 07, 2011
Yikes it has been a long two months since I last posted. Life has been crazy. School started, soccer started, dr. appointments galore, surgery for Joe, etc. Well now things are starting to slow down just a bit. One more week of soccer and that is three evenings a week i will now have free!! Whitney's has been trying really hard to do well on her team-but it's such a mixture of attitudes that they have a hard time working together. It is hard when she is one of the best players on the team-and she is doing most of the assisting. I am looking into putting her into a more select/competitive league next year...guess i had better save up now. Amber scored two goals her last game and she is pretty aggressive about playing. It's good to see her running up and down the field without getting too winded-but she's more motivated this year. It really is fun to see them both progress in many ways. Whitney will be playing basketball in the winter and we haven't decided if Amber will too. Brooke started preschool last month-we do a co-op with her friends and she loves it. She went to see the foot/ankle surgeon yesterday and we discovered she will need to have surgery done on both of her feet. She has vertical talus-so will get one foot done at a time to correct that. She is off the charts on her height and i get comments asking me if she is two years older than she is. Trevor started walking in August and since then has had a few head bruises to show his fearless efforts at running. He likes to make noises and talk..he is looking like a toddler now. I wish i could post pictures of all that's been happening and how my kids are growing, but our camera died on us while on our oregon trip and we haven't yet replaced it. Besides being Whitney's soccer coach, I have been canning and trying to de-clutter the house a bit. Right now I am busy with getting Halloween costumes together-it's one of my favorite times of year!! I love the fall and sweater season-the crisp smell in the air and the glorious colorful leaves right before they fall. This is the best time of the year-Autumn. I even made some pumpkin pies on Wednesday to celebrate-and because Amber and Joe begged me to! A fun Halloween Share:
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Wednesday, August 17, 2011
|Okay so here's the story history behind our trip. Ten years ago today Joe and I were married in the Portland temple. On the way there, my brother and his family were in a car accident and lets just say we were kind of in a hurry to get back to see how they were doing . So we didn't ever do a honeymoon or anything. And since we haven't been back to the Portland temple since then...well I was determined that to celebrate surviving 10 years with each other-we ought to return and create new memories on a 2nd chance honeymoon trip!! This is the first trip we have gone on that was just the two of us since having kids (unless you count the overnighter in Spokane for a job interview 4 years ago). So Last Wednesday night we headed to my parents-where we dropped off our kiddos and then we were on our way. Here is part 1 of our trip-I still have to upload the rest of the pictures...But these are days 1 and 2. Day 3 will be in part 2 which I will add later this week-so check back. Some pictures weren't the best as our camera died on us after half way through day 2 and we had to use joe's ipad from work to take the rest...not the best quality photos..but at least we got to capture some memories!!|
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My girls at grandma's house-basking in the sunshine!
Trevor started walking last week too-I will post video of that too in the near future!
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Monday, August 08, 2011
Cuckoo for Coupons is giving away tons of free stuff...i mean tons..but it's only one day-Wednesday, August 10th. So I hope you all are ready to be winning some fun things throughout the day. Head on over HERE to check out more details about this totally crazy and massive giveaway.
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Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Now that I have been released from Young Womens and called to Nursery-
these dresses won't be seeing much church time,
but I will find other occasions to wear them!!
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Wednesday, July 13, 2011
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Monday, June 13, 2011
- Finish losing the rest of my unwanted weight
- Get Amber 2nd grade ready
- Teach Amber to ride her bike without training wheels
- Teach both of the older girls to swim
- Have a second chance honeymoon in Oregon with my hubby for our 10yr anniversary
- Potty Train Brooke-we are making headway already and I am so excited!!
- Trevor walking
- Visit temple as often as we can (before it closes for work being done on it).
Posted by Arin Lords at 2:43 PM
Monday, May 23, 2011
Okay so have you ever run out of dryer sheets and had a load just sitting in the wash waiting to go in the dryer?? I have to say that has happened to me quite a few times. This occurred to me yesterday-Sunday and ofcourse I wasn't able to go to the store so i set about finding an alternative. Ofcourse i googled and here is what i found out that other people use to eliminate static and soften their laundry:
1. Throw in Tennis balls (newones-not ones that have been used outside or as a pet toy-obviously)
2. Just throw in 1/4 -1/2 cup white distilled vinegar in the last rinse cycle in the washer. Some women put it in those downy balls-so they don't have to wait around for that cycle to come up.
3. Dilute fabric softener in some water -soak a clean sponge in it, wring it out and throw in dryer.
4. Put 2-3 balls of aluminum foil in dryer with laundry.
I did #2 because it was the most convenient thing i had on hand..and it really did well. Except on our whites-everything was soft but still some static. All in all still a good way to keep laundry going.
I've heard somewhere that dryer sheets are made of animal fat-if you are into animal rights-then please use the above ideas!! The Vinegar is also a great way to help remove any soap residue lingering on your clothes.
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Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Okay so my take on Trevor is that he looks like both my husband and me. Most people think he looks most like Joe-because, well he does look similar to Joe and he is a boy..so naturally I think that is the conclusion they come to. So I thought I'd let you all see Trevor next to me and Joe as babies and let you guys decide based on the pictures. (I don't have a scanner so our "old" pictures may seem a bit grainy as I had to take a picture of them with my camera. )
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Sunday, April 03, 2011
Eating Birthday Cake
His hands got a little involved with is forehead on this one.
Presents!!Grandma bought him these stacking toys an the puzzles an keys were from his cousins!!
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Sunday, March 27, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011
Paper clutter: I love this idea from Chic on a shoestring... using a decorative basket for a filing system:
And for the Bathroom-makeup or odds and ends-This one is a space saver!
Ooh and for books --they are all over the place all of the time. I like the idea of putting the books together by theme into bins like on the right.And ofcourse my two best friend in this process will be these guys:
Wish Me LUCK!!
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Sunday, February 27, 2011
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