Monday, October 6, 2008

The Cutest Binky Chains Ever!

There are a few binky chains that I have gotten and given out. Some people have wanted to know where they came from. Well, my sister is the one who makes them and I must say that she does the best job ever! They are very cute and you could find one to go with just about every outfit. Her blog has a few pictures where you can go and look at them. It is or you could just click on punky and steve in my link list. You can click on the pictures to see them close up. She has also posted her e-mail if you'd like to ask her about them. These are to cutest and best gift to give a new mommy. Go and take a look see. Don't miss out...

Monday, September 29, 2008

On to Boy Scouts!


Since Thatcher has a June birthday, he never gets to move to the next level of scouting around his actual birthday. (Scouting is usually on summer break as well.) He has really been looking forward to the big leap from cub scouts. He just had his Arrow of Light ceremony. We are very proud of all the hard work that he has put into this great program and are looking forward to him becoming an Eagle Scout like his daddy. Go Thatcher!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

So Tired...

So, this is the thing, my body is totally messed up... I have been doing this thing were not matter how tired I am, I wake up in the middle of the night about once an hour; dozing in and out. Tossing and turning...Sometimes I get so frustrated that I just get up around 1, 2, or ,3 and putter around the house doing this and that. At bedtime I think, "I don't need a unisom because I am sooo exhausted." Don't want to be dependent on them. That's been a mistake as of late...doesn't work. Consequently, I am so tired during the day that I just crash. (with Kolette; nap time! yay!) I'd like to try to not nap and see if I can get my nights and days back to normal. But I don't know if I can give up the nap time. I love my snugly bed. LOVE IT! But, alas... the nights are a killer!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


So obviously I haven't been keeping this up... yes...duhhh. Well, to my defense, My camera is dead and we've misplaced (hopefully) the charger. We have been using the old camera and I don't know how to get the pictures off. I love pictures and putting them on with a little somethin' somethin' was the fun part. I'm just not one to get on the computer for fun. Hardly ever check my e-mail, don't surf the internet, etc... Anyone there with me?

This whole getting back to school thing has been a little time consuming. (but nice :) ) I am home schooling Monique this year, well, she'll be doing it on line. It took me a while to find a program that all the classes that she took would be counted toward her credits at public school. This one seemed like the right choice. We are still in the process of getting all the stuff done to get her books and things. Corbett is enjoying 2nd grade. He seems to do quite good in school. Doesn't struggle like the first two anyway. Thatcher likes being in middle school, but I think the realization of the work and independence that is involved is starting to sink in and he doesn't like that.

I'm gonna try to get back on track and be more current in this blogging thing. Wish me luck!!!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Cute Idea!

The girls went to Tayor Heslops for a little play date/b-day party and Jenica had the cutest crafty thing for them to make. They are fairy wands. You they are made from pretzels dipped in chocolate! CUTE! Coo does Jenica!

Sunday, June 8, 2008


So glad when it starts, so glad when it ends.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Roto-rooter job for Rory

Bye, bye constant sinus infections! So, Rory has been fighting sinus infection after sinus infection ever since October. If you have ever had one you would know that they knock you on your butt and you feel like you have the flu; they're not nice... Well, after the antibiotics wouldn't clear them up anymore, the doc says, "You need surgery."

The day of, I knew that I would be loosing my big helper for a while so I had him do a couple things before he went in. Nothing big; just move the old fridge to the garage, and rototill my garden beds (after they fixed the tiller-Dallas was there and helped him with everything, thank you Dallas, your a lifesaver!)

It was in 'short stay' at the hospital. I dropped him off at 12:30pm and picked him up at 6:30pm. So when I walked in to get him, he had this white strip of gauze taped under his nose. (Hi el Hitler!) I couldn't help but laugh... poor guy was so out of it! They ended up having to drill a hole in his head, (yes! he has a hole in his head!!) to irrigate the upper cavity that was not draining on its own.

He is doing so much better now though. They ripped out some foam stuff they had packed in there on Tuesday, 4 days post. He said that it was by far the worst part! He took some pictures of the slimy foam mass and showed me, but I won't do that to you...nasty! It will still be a while till he is back to his old, old self. I mean before the infections; not that he's old...i would never!... ;) Love him!!!!

New van!

This is our new van! We are in love with it! I was a bit of a surprise to us too. There was a lot with a bunch of cars in it and Rory and I went and checked it out. We came back later and bought this. It's a 2007 with 12,400 miles on it. It was a great buy as well! Bye, bye old Ford Aerostar, hello new Kia Sedona!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Beautiful day for the zoo!


We went to the zoo with our cousins a while back, during a hot spell, in between the cold ones. It was great fun!.

Monique and Shaini

Thatcher and Lars

Corbett and Kortney

Kolette and Rylee

Poor Kolette; mean guys!

Cute matching sisters!

Monique's true family

The 'cave' Thatcher was trying to find the whole time! finally...

The place that we always take our family picture at the Woodland Park Zoo. (not a great one this year)

Okay, so if you know me, you know that I have to post this giraffe picture, even if Kolette and I are all shaded. (I look better anyway...)

The only way to ride!


So Patient..

I've been the one who cuts Kolette's bangs. We have been trying to keep them a little longer cause we are growing her hair out. (As apposed to when she had the 40's do.)

I'd been pretty successful in trimming them so far. Well this time, I just couldn't seem to get it. They were always a little crooked. So, they ended up too short. She did such a good job of holding still, (for a three yr. old). It took a lot longer than usual and the poor little girl crashed in the process.

Good thing hair grows! Yikes!

Chick Days

This has been something that the kids and, well, their mom have been looking forward to this last couple of months.

So tender...

Monique's favorite! "Please, please mom! Can we get him?"

Two turkeys :)

What fun!

How can you not just love those babies?

April Fools Rory!

Okay, so Rory and I haven't really done anything to each other for April Fools Day for quite a while. So, consequently I figured he wouldn't really expecting anything. Thatcher had been begging me to let him do this prank to his big sister and I kept saying "no way!, it's too mean!" Well, my evil side took control. I couldn't resist! I took two hot sauce packets, folded them in half and stuck them under the toilet seat bumpy things. Hee hee... (He always does his business around 9-10AM) I was downstairs when I heard this cry..."KATHY! have a mess to clean up!" I came up, and the sight that met my eyes made it all worth it!! I could not stop laughing! You know, with the tears... (He attempted, 'sadly', to get me back the rest of the day, poor Rory!) hee hee...

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Happy Birthday Rory!

We celebrated Rory's birthday yesterday! He is getting to be an old man! (hee hee). The kids honored him by making him that kind of poster with all the candy on it saying all sorts of things. They did a really cute job! (Thank you Mindy for everything you did. It was very appreciated!) I LOVE YOU RORY!!!!

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Lots of 'Firsts'

It may look like this blog is all about Monique, but she just has had a lot of 'firsts'.

This was really neat for us. It was her first trip to the temple for baptisms and Rory and I got to go. Rory was able to be the one to baptize her.

Alex and Monique were able to share this; their first time. What a special occasion!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Unique Monique

Keeah, my niece and amazing hairstylist, offered to give Monique any kind of hair style she wanted for her 12th birthday. She suggested 'maybe a bright color?'

Monique ran with that and decided she wanted pink AND purple. Rory and I thought a lot about it and decided it really was no big deal. It's just hair, and is something harmless and fun.

She has absolutly loved it and has had fun having a unique haircolor. It really suits her; her personality and style.

Fishin' Kids

Last year we did this fishin' kids and it was a blast!

The kids get to catch two fish, they get a t-shirt and a fishing pole; all for the great price of $5 a child. I thought that was a steal!

It was so fun. They have these netted off areas that they stock with fish and there are people all around to help your kid bait the hook and cast the line.

It is June 15th this year and it's first come first serve, ages 5-14.

I love the Moses Lake Parks and Rec. booklet they put out. It offers so much to do with your family. Fun times!

Our budding make-up artist

Can you say make-up artist in the making? Every so often, Kolette is getting into my make-up. This was one time where she suckered Hannah into holding still and being her model. What a good friend!

What do you think? Lovely?

Don't forget, the legs need to look good too.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Spring is in the air !

My mood can sure be affected by the weather. It has been so beautiful this last while and the smell of spring is in the air. The kids are even affected and are craving their outside time. I am loving being outside and am walking when the wind isn't blowing to badly. I love the smells, and the flowers and the sun!!! How can you not.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

12 at last !

On Valentine's Day, Monique turned12 years old! (I won't say how old that makes me feel...) She had a little party on that Friday. She invited 5 girls and they all went ice skating right after school. Then we came home, had some yummy hot chocolate and ordered pizza. I can't believe the appetite those girls had! Two large pizzas - gone!

We then all piled into the car and went to the movie "Spiderwick Chronicles". Monique has been dying to see it as she had already read the books a couple years ago. It was really good!

Getting the girls to settle down was another matter. They were all so hyper! The last couple girls finally drifted off around 4am. All in all I think they all had a good time! Still can't believe I have a Young Woman in my home!!!!

Friday, February 15, 2008

Sammy Rainbow

So I talked Rory into getting a new kitty last year. I had been wanting one ever since our Roxy had disappeared to the coyotes...we think. I really mourned her for quite a while. I still miss her. Anyways, it had been about six months without a kitty, and Rory and I were out to lunch for our anniversary. Perfect day to talk him into something! So we stopped by Basin Feed to "look"; and there she was. Couldn't pass her up. She has been a good kitty. As soon as we got home we gave her a bath to get rid of the stinky feed store smell. Kolette hauled her around constantly for the first two months. We'd check on the cat and she'd just be purring away. It was sad when she outgrew Kolettes' hood. Kolette named her - Sammy Rainbow. We call her Sammy :) She's grown a ton and I just took pictures to see how much.