Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Fridge Hunter

Dallin likes to climb right into the fridge!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Snow Day!!

So I always thought "snow days" were for those states that had no idea what to do when it snows. Not so, we just had our first one. 

I drove with Jesse so he could praise my Winter chauffeuring expertise. Ten minutes later, as I pulled into the driveway he said, "I really need to teach you how to drive in the snow!" Beads of sweat dripping down his face! 

Now I know the true meaning of "snow day"- it is when there is no way anybody wants the likes of me on the roads.

The kids sure love the snowy days. It makes me happy to see them dress themselves and run play outside. Dallin crawls to the door and screams, but I am not brave enough to toss him out there. Maybe next year!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Ushering in a New Year- with new Hope!

As I welcome the year 2009 I am full of Hope! This is my year to get things done. With no baby on the way, a big move finished up and no major health issues looming (we hope!) I should be able to do all sorts of things. But before diving into all I'd like to do, I want to do a quick recap of 2008.

January- After 6 days of very uncomfortable labor and a big fight to stay home and have the baby in a tub we went to the hospital in Coeur d'Alene. Dallin was born on the 17th weighing   8 lbs 4 oz.

February- Ashley turned 5 and had a lovely tea party with all her little girl friends. Dallin gets sick and is hospitalized at just 6 weeks old.

March- Jaden turned 3 and decided that as a big boy he would potty train himself. Yea!!! It worked.

April- Still lots of snow! We all take a trip to Seattle to get the kids passports. Sarah and the kids go to Guatemala. Jesse ends up in the hospital to have an Appendectomy while we are gone.

May- Jesse turned 31 (man is he getting old!).

June- Can't remember a thing!
July- The Anglesey family camp out was great fun. Jaden spent most of the time sitting on a little 4-wheeler. Ashley enjoyed the river. Dallin hung out in the Ergo on Mommy's back. Daddy and Mommy just enjoyed the family.

August- We went huckleberry picking for the first time. Oh what fun! Mommy and Daddy sat under a bush and picked while Dallin sat and ate the leaves. Jaden and Ashley got dirty in the road.

September- Ashley started Kindergarten. She loves school. Jesse was offered a job in Grace, Idaho. We weren't planning on any changes, but the Lord was. So we moved by the end of the month.

October- The house we bought was scarier than we imagined. We ripped carpets out, re-painted, did some mudding, and plumbing and much much more.

November- Still remodeling. Dallin is learning to walk.

December- Christmas is here. This is our favorite month of the year. Dallin is walking and into everything. Jaden is sure he will be 5 this next year. Ashley can't wait to be in 1st grade (although she still has several months). Daddy and Mommy are happy to have survived the year with all it's changes. 

What a busy year!!!