Wednesday, January 27, 2010


When the girls were little I taught them to make all the "feeling" faces. Graden has caught on and does the same! It's one of my favorite things that he does.





Taylor is working on her homework. I have really sucked at homework lately. The girls don't feel like doing it, therefore, I don't feel like bugging about it. We finally got caught up the other night.

Nat decided to work on dishes. I am dreading my water bill.

Raisin fingers.(blurry sorry!)

The kids also invaded my kitchen the other day. They thought it was pretty cool!

Here is my sweet Burkey Boy. He is still such a good baby. He likes his bouncy chair, and his Johnny Jumper.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Horrible x 3......

Horrible horrible horrible.
That is what my text said to Jason while I was still in the chair at the dentist. You see, I only have insurance for a few more days. So I decided to get some LONG overdue dental work done. I am one of those weirdos who never had wisdom teeth. Now don't get smart with me....I am FULL of wisdom. I also have some baby teeth in the back. Crazy I know. Well I had a filling fall out in a baby tooth about oh.........(cough)........nine years ago. The dentist I worked for put a temporary filling in it till I got braces........(cough).......that I never got. So I have had a gaping hole in there that has progressively gotten bigger and bigger. Maybe less that half of the tooth was there. I thought for sure it was going to just pop out. And that is what I was praying for!

"Pop! It's out Alli! You are the best patient I have EVER had!"

Ok, that is so not what happened! He did my fillings. DONE. EASY. Then he started working on my baby tooth. Tug, push, scrape, back and forth, tug, pull. Then the POP! Yeah!!! The pop! My prayers were answered! At this point I feel as though it is safe to open my eyes. WRONG!!!!!!!!!! I see the glimmer of very polished metal in the shape of a small machete. Alright, a scalpel. As my luck would have it, the tooth did pop. Only to have left the roots behind. Whhhhaaaaaaaaaaattttttt! I'm gonna spare you the details of what happened next for fear of you barfing all over your monitor. Yeah, I love you like that! I will however tell you that I am pretty sure the good doc got darn near close to scrambling my brain while searching for root fragments.

I was a brave and did not cry. I wanted to. I wanted to see Jason. His text back and it said "Sorry babe". That was good enough to get me home. My friend brought me a milkshake. Thanks Candace. Hours later I feel better. And tonight for family home evening..........

Friday, January 22, 2010


I empowered myself today. I took a course in CPR. Did you know that in the state of Idaho when you have an emergency and call 911 they may not be able to help you. As in direct you in giving CPR to you spouse or child. We are one of many states that does not require our dispatchers to be certified in this life saving information. I knew then I had to take matters into my own hands.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Toy Soldiers, Vandalism, and My Dream Man!

Graden had to have a "talkin to" to his men. I guess they were not falling in line they way they should. At one point he had to draw his weapon. A NERF dart blaster is his choice method of intimidation. All is well now. No worries!

There was a case of vandalism at our house. The culprits have yet to be found. I WILL get to the bottom of this.

Jason did not work today. As in left the house, and made some money! BUT........he did score some MAJOR points when he ORGANIZED AND CLEANED my cupboard and pantry! They have been in shambles since Burke was born. Everybody helping out, and not knowing where things went, things got a little messy! (I can take the mess in exchange for the HUGE help everybody was!)

He really is the

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Camera Hog

So I guess my little boy likes the camera. And here is my other boy that likes the camera as well.

No, Graden does not use a binky. He just likes to be silly!

Sunday, January 10, 2010


You rock sista!!!! (She helped me figure out how to get a signature!)

Want one?

Once you follow the steps and get your HTML code, copy it. Then go to your blog and go under SETTINGS, then FORMATTING, then POST TEMPLATE and paste it there.
(and save it!)

Saturday, January 9, 2010

My name is.....

Testing testing 1.2.3.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Hidden Treasure

Have you even found something that you did not even know was lost? While updating my blog and cleaning house a bit, I came across this post that I never actually posted. I have no idea why. I think it was in progress. It was started just a few days after I came home from the hospital with Burke. I think they speak for themselves. A real forever treasure!

Now you see why! When we went to Oregon for our annual family vacation we hit the Coast. I wanted my kids to see the ocean before they were 17 like me! My SIL Keri is a photgrapher there in Roseburg. She took time to take some shots! It was pretty fun! The last few shot near the water are my favorite. They also almost killed me! Between the heat, and Adam, her hub and Jason's brother, with the light getter reflection thing, I was toast! She worked so hard to get those and I am glad she did! She does great work! Check her out!

I have never had maternity pictures taken before! I will always be so thankful I have these! Thanks Ker!

TwO mOnTHs oLd

My sweet baby is two months old today. Time has zoomed by, but I am so happy and blessed that he is progressing as he should. He weighs 10 lbs 3 oz. He is 23.5 inches long.

Here are some Burke stats:

Burke Loves....
to smile
his mommy
standing tall
lifting his head
looking all around
his bottle
his smoothie bink
sleeping all night ( i love that one too)

Burke loves not so much....
being naked
getting bonked by you know who ;)
spit up
clothing changes
loosing his smoothie

He really is a great baby. In two months he has only been "fussy" once. That was last night. I am no longer nursing. It is normal for me to "dry up" after two months. It's normally when they really start going that 8-9 hour stretch. I did my best, and loved every second of that special closeness. I think the fuss was because he only had formula all day. And that led to no poopy diaper until later in the evening. And then Graden did something to him. Not sure what, but he was sure upset. I never found a mark.

Some drama I HAD to capture it!

If I had a $1 for every time somebody commented about Burke's hair I could have paid for his mission and college. My Mom has told me to cut it a hundred times, but I just couldn't.

It's all the way over his ears.

And the mullet was not so cute anymore.

So I got out the clippers.

And off it came. (Of course I saved it!)

And now we have this super handsome man baby with a big boy haircut.

He looks just like my nephew Sam.

This is just a funny picture of Graden. My Mom took the girls for an overnighter. So Jason took Graden for some Man Time. They came home with guns. They have run all over the house with them. Graden took them to pick up the girls. I heard him shooting and then it went quiet. He had fallen asleep with them in his hands!!!!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010


Somewhere in the past two months I turned my comment moderation on. I have actually been a bit sad because I was only getting maybe one comment. I TRY to comment to always leave a smart allic' remark on my friends blogs. A comment is like a hug. Support. Advice. Who would not want one? For some reason I scrolled down my dashboard and there were literally 50+ comments that I had never seen. As I sat here and read them, I FELT SO LOVED!!!! All I had to do was publish them. Thank you so much for commenting about me, my children, the silly things I come up with! What started out as a crappy day has totally turned around! xxoo!

Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice