Saturday, September 25, 2010

Stolen Camera and a hadsome dude.

A family that we just loved from our old ward invited us to their daughters wedding reception Friday night. It was delightful. The kids had a blast doing cart wheels in the giant backyard. This is a pic I snapped of me and my mini munchkin. Do boys get any more handsome? I can smell a heart breaker........

So, if I leave my camera unattended, this is generally what happens: 50+ pictures looking up the noses of my kids. Random shots of the TV, or computer, weird gangster poses. Lot's of blurry pictures of Burke's legs. You know, totally "normal" things. Hahaha. Well kids. You take them? I edit them. For ransom. Or first date black mail. Suckas.

Someday you will hate me. But I will still have these photos.
xoxo Mother Dearest.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Spiritual Feast and a 10 month old~

I had the chance to go to Time Out For Women 2010 in Boise this weekend. I bought my ticket forever ago and the weekend was finally here! There are so many things I learned and felt, that at this point I have yet to process them all. I will share them on my blog in time. But to be honest......I AM SO TIRED! My old bones could no longer handle the sitting!!! So here are the 2 of 4 pictures I took. I know right? What the crap is wrong with me????????

Ok, so Burke is almost 10.5 months old! I am a little behind the curve on this post! Sorry! He is wonderful! 17 lbs and counting.....I hope! He is in the 1st % for his weight and height. A little man indeed! He is a busy body, handsome devil, cutest waver in the world, handful, good kisser, non snuggler kid in the world! I love that boy~

Thursday, September 16, 2010

PaYiNg iT fOrWaRd

My dearest friend Angie who is delightfully preggers with #5, you heard me, has behooved me to participate in the Pay It Forward game. I really need to get my craft on. And I craft better for others. So ladies, let the commenting begin............Follow these simple rules and I will get my hot glue gun out.

1. Be one of the first THREE bloggers to leave a comment on this post, which then entitles you to a HANDMADE item from me - something crafty of course, who knows which project it'll be?! (Woo-Hoo!)

2. Winners must post this challenge on their blog, meaning that they will Pay It Forward, creating a handmade gift -anything!- for the first THREE bloggers who leave a comment on their post about this giveaway!

3. The gift that you send to your friends can be from any price range and you have 365 days to make/ship your item. This means you should be willing to maintain your blog at least until you receive your gift and have shipped your gifts. And, remember: It’s the Spirit and the Thought That Count!

4. When you receive your gift, please feel free to blog about it, sharing appropriate pictures and comments!

Thanks for the idea Angie. I hope one of those treasures has my name on it. And I like the 90 days. It's better than the return policy at Wal Mart. ;)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Happy Days for Graden~

My boy started preschool today. He will be attending Happy Days Preschool. My sister Jennifer is the teacher! She is amazing with kids. He had a great 1st day. It did not go as planned....what does?......The girls woke up violently ill in the night. A horrible stomach flu, lot's of up chuck......delightful. I guess they are not totally healed tonsil wise. They cried in agony because of the pain in their throats. I was never able to fall back to sleep, for fear of being puked on. But luckily the bug spared Graden. ( I lied...Jason just came flying home with Graden. He puked in the van......)

This is the day prior to school. He loves building things. This is "Ol' McDonalds Farm". Pretty sweet. He was able to make a figure 8 rail road track that morning as well with his train set. He was pretty proud!

Graden and his friend Chase H. My sister Julie nannies Chase and his brother Grayson. They are the only two boys in the class!

Miss Jennifer giving some last minute advice to the only boys. It was probably something like......"hold onto your hats boys!"

The 3 year old class. Minus Lucia and Chloe.

His 1st projects. They are the same ones my girls did when they went to Happy Days! I love seeing Gradens name on them! It's finally his turn.

We are so proud of you Graden. You are a sweet boy. I feel so blessed to be your mom!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Natalie and Taylor's spelling adventures!

The girls came home with their first spelling tests of the year. Nat told me she started to cry because she thought the words were going to be hard. She got a 10/10, so I guess she managed! I am so proud of them both. I really struggled in school and it is so important to me that they get the materials and information that they are learning. I am pretty sure the only reason why I passed each year was because the teachers liked me, and no longer wanted my chatty self in their class any more!
Taylor's test! Sorry I scanned it too close to the side!

Natalie's test!

Taylor has already been complimented several times by her teacher for her coloring. I am so happy! She is usually in a hurry and a huge scribbler!

What more can you say.......

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Browne and Blue BaLlOoNs~

dork. (with cute hair)

We decided to take the family down to Ann Morrison park on Saturday night for the Spirit of Boise Balloon Festival. They were going to do a "night glow" of sorts. The previous few mornings they launched the balloons at 7:10 am. Sorry, but that was too early for this clan! So I knew the night one would fit us much better! We went with our favorite family The Brownes. We cannot get enough of them!

Oh how I wish this was a giant Pepsi bottle. Then all my dreams really would have come true :)

Me and my sweetheart. This was taken on his phone. That explains the "glow". My "glowing"days are OVER!

Daddy and Taylor

Me and my girlies (as Chase Browne would call them).

Daddy and Natalie
Oh!!! Mommy and Burke-Boy!

Daddy and mini-love!

Daddy and Doofus. I mean Graden.
You know the "idiot face"? Well, this is his ugly, hairy cousin, "I ain't turnin' around face". Nice.
Candace and my daughter in law..... Oppppssss! Candace and Reagan!
Me and Candace! The bestist bestie in the world!
Chase and Dott. (Scott)

Watching the balloons get filled up!
My sweet eternal family! Oh how they take up every inch of my heart!

1,2,3....BURN! That's what you yell for them to fill the balloons. Not that we want them to actually burn! It was beautiful!

In action.......awesomeness!

Thursday, September 2, 2010


The first week of school is almost over. We made it! Is it sad I am looking forward to a 3 day weekend? I think not.
This is actually Jason's second day picture. I forgot on day one. I was too busy making him lunch and trying not to go bananas about the girls going to school all day. He said that he has been sooooo busy. He is the ISS guy. (In School Suspension) Also, the Credit Recovery guy. When a student is failing a class they can try to recover the grade in his class. He has only had one ISS kid as of yet. But he has been making the ID badges for the Freshman and kids that did not register on time. It's been a huge hassle. But he has not complained and it's kept him really busy! I am so happy he is back to work. He gets really stir crazy at home during the summer.

Here are my two sweet pea's walking to school on Monday. They are in different classes and seem to be doing great. Me? Not so much. If you know me you know that I have OCD when it comes to being fare. Food, gifts, attention, it does not matter. So having two different teachers with different rules has been hard. Natalie gets to have a water bottle at her desk and Taylor does not. No big deal, but it breaks my heart! (silly, I know)

I am so proud of them!

Graden starts Pre School next week. He is very excited!

Music to my Soul~

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Graden's wrestling practice