Friday, December 31, 2010


One of his new favorites, plus it counts for PE time. They're jumping all over the place with this game. It makes me tired just watching them.
I've got silly bands coming out of my ears. Here are just some of Jaydie's beloved collection along with Toothless and Hiccup.
Does this give you any idea how spoiled the children are/were?
They all three got a razor spark scooters. Now they can ride AND start fires. Anything for my little pyro's.
This is as good as it gets for a family picture on Christmas morn. At least I didn't have to figure out how to use my camera timer.
All in all, a totally blessed Christmas!!! Hope yours was too. See you next year!!

Friday, December 24, 2010


I suppose the feet post was a little anti-Christmas, so here's some of what we've been up to. This lavender wrap represents me growing up. Typically I'm a little particular (and by particular I mean a control freak) about the type of wrap that goes under the tree. See, I'm a big girl now!!

Here's what my tree looks like. I know, you wish yours could look as awesome.
Sweetie, being as particular as I am, puts my favorite kind of lights up with a staple on EACH side of EACH light. That's commitment folks!!
Here's Jayden's "get out of my picture" face.
These were super fun!! We each got to do one of our own.
Oh Disneyland, how we will miss you. Unless one of you wants to buy us season passes.
Can you see all the ornaments on the bottom? It's like, have I taught them nothing about the proper placement of ornaments? You know I didn't even move them. Is this growth...I think so!! Hope you have such a great CHRISTmas. Happy Birthday Jesus!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


As seen on tv strikes again!! You remember this fabulous product, don't you? Well, I've struck gold again. I'm telling you, my feet are not near as cracky as they were before this ginormous lip balm for feet came along. (There's a sentence I never thought I'd say.) I thought I would spare you the proof. (Besides, I forgot to take a before picture.) You're welcome!!!

Saturday, December 11, 2010


I've lost my mind. I've actually lost it. I went to three different stores today wearing these and didn't realize till I got to the last one that this was my get-up. I did think a couple times that I was walking a little weird, but didn't look down. Always look down, Cari, ALWAYS. That's gonna be my new rule.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


"Uh, could I get a little help getting out of here please?"
Ahhhh, freedom. Just another fun-filled day in a box. You, of course, remember this. I think we have a slight box fetish here.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010


You know how families have their thing?? Well our thing apparently, is go-karts and we have like 12 of them (okay, 3 or 4. I've lost count). The boys love this activity more than I can really describe, as you might imagine. And praise Jesus, there have been no broken necks as of yet!! Would you like to join with me in praying that NEVER happens? That would be fabulous.
Hard core, official go-karters here. They'll teach you everything you need to know about go-karts.
Even with no engine in it, they are still entertained by these things. Push Yenner, Push!!
Can you see the giddiness on their faces? They have so much fun with this, you almost completely forget to be overcome by worry that they're going to injure themselves in some way. Soooo, you want a ride?? Come on over!! For reals!!

Sunday, November 14, 2010


It's seems as though these are our annual turkey craft. Quick and painless...except when you poke yourself with the toothpick. There may have been some snacking before, during, and after. Isn't that what all good crafts are made of??

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Remember New Kids on the Block?? It was a simpler time then. That's besides the point though. Dena gave me the link for these little numbers, and I couldn't be more thankful. You want one?

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Turns out those warty pumpkins require a jig saw to carve. That was all they had left at Vons.

You know, I didn't get a good picture on Halloween, but this is accurate except for the fact that Yenner was actually Zorro. He was playing musical costumes this year.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


Homeschool pure happiness. (thank you soooo much Hallie)
Homeschool PE.
Homeschool crafting.
Homeschool picnic lunch in my bedroom.
Homeschool costume day...who knew?? If I would have got the memo I would have dressed up too.

Monday, October 18, 2010


I am so thankful for our neighbors and the fun stuff they involve my kids in. And I get to just sit there and be a curious onlooker (no, it's not laziness, it's curiousness). This day they decided to have a lemonade stand/ yard sale. The lemonade cost 50 cents and the toys varied in price. Jaydie, seeing his chance for financial gain, got into his toy box and pulled out all kinds of junk, I mean finely crafted items, to sell. And while our neighbor was raising money for a missionary, our Jaydie was raising money for his first car (that he will need in ten to fifteen years). If that isn't an entrepreneur in the making I don't know what is. It wasn't very widely advertised so I think Jaydie ended up coming home with all his junk plus a quarter. Not bad for his first day of business.
I'm just now seeing that I was totally ripped off for the 12 glasses of lemonade I bought. They were charging me 50 not 25. Can't get much past me. Tarp as a shack!!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Saturday, October 2, 2010


I asked him if he would be willing to start going backwards now and turn 7 instead of 9. He didn't think that was a good idea.
Here he is with his new beloved Gameboy. He's gonna have to fight me for it. I love playing Miss Pacman!!
It seems like just yesterday we were bringing our sweet baby home. We love you so much Bub!!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I've been fashioning again. I don't know why. Sometimes I just have this urge to fashion stuff. Otherwise I am so NOT a crafter. Here is my no-sew fall wreath. Isn't it so nice??
It took like five hundred hours(or like 5), but it was totally worth it.
It came at a price though. That nasty glue gun gave me what I think is a third degree burn. Also, it looks a little like ring worm to me. I know what you're thinking, I totally missed my calling as a hand model, but you gotta have priorities people. If you want one, go ahead and place your orders now and give me 500 dollars. Time is money.