September 24, 2017


I'm not sure I've ever had such a licky baby.  Any toy she can find with a piece of ribbon or a tag will end up in her mouth.

This is happening and it's terrifying.  Her official test for her license is in less than a month. We still have 20+ hours of practice driving to do. Yikes.
When we're asked to bring lettuce to the church dinner, we don't fool around.  This is what was left.

Cuties
Having a daughter old enough to almost drive means she's also old enough to make delicious chocolate cheesecake for dessert.  Yum.


We're Back!

  I've missed this blog. Mostly I've missed having an assignment to take more pictures and document what we're up to.  So here I am again.  Here's a brief recap of what's happened the last two years...


October 2015: Shelbi was a lumberjack ballerina for Halloween.

November 2015: High-stakes bingo with Jill's family on Thanksgiving

December 2015: Christmas morning

January 2016: Ryan's epic battle

February 2016: School Sock Hop

 March 2016: Spring Break in California

 April 2016: BYU Women's Conference

May 2016: Shelbi receiving the Daughters of the American Revolution Award ("Rory Gilmore Award")

June 2016: Father's Day

 July 2016: Bear Lake

August 2016: New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.C. trip

September 2016: Bailey's homemade s'mores

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October 2016: Our spooky Halloween ghosts in our front window

November 2016: Elf the musical

December 2016: Crazy night when all these kids had a different program scheduled for the same night

January 2017: Sadly the best sledding of the season

February 2017: My big belly

March 2017: I think they like her.

April 2017: Easter

May 2017: Brynn's blessing day

June 2017: Swimming lessons

July 2017: I make them take a picture here every year.  He's their great-great-great-great-great grandfather.

August 2017: A walk and some golf in the rain

  I'm fairly sure I won't remember to take a picture everyday and post it.  From now on I'll do a weekly recap every Sunday.  I think I can handle that.

September 25, 2015

While the cat's away, the mice will play. (Cat=Jeff, deer hunting)

September 22, 2015

  Shelbi has long since passed learning math that I can remember how to do.  Luckily Jeff's memory is better than mine and can still help her.  Even when he's hundreds of miles away, deer hunting.  Thank goodness for phones that can take pictures of homework problems for a dad to work out and text the help back to his daughter nearly instantaneously.  

September 20, 2015

Bailey's my only bacon-loving child.  She had a piece for each hand tonight.


September 18, 2015

  Bailey is obsessed with playing Slug Bug.  She knows where certain VW bugs are permanently parked around town, and never fails to call them when we pass.  She doesn't actually slug anyone yet.  Probably because she can't reach anyone from her carseat.

September 17, 2015

Erik's 3rd grade Constitution Day program
I did, in fact, enjoy the show.