Wednesday, November 18, 2009


We have spent the past few days with Kyler in Iowa. He was able to have his eye surgery yesterday. Things went very well and he is doing great. It's amazing how different his eyes already look. They are super sensitive to light, so I decided that it wasn't a good idea to take any pictures right now. We are so thankful for all of the little things along our way......that we were able to come here and get the help that Kyler needed....that even though our flights got all messed up, we made it here safely, and even though our bags were lost for a whole day, they were eventually found. The doctors have been great and we 've really been blessed to get such great care here. Now, we can't wait to get back to our family...just in time for Thanksgiving.

Friday, November 13, 2009

{Reading Time}

I have found that Kelsie share's the love of reading with her Mom. Lately, she has been seen with a book EVERYWHERE that she goes. Yesterday, she was reading at the breakfast table, as I combed and dryed her hair, while we drove to school and on the way home. She constantly has a book in her hand. I fact, she reads more than one book at a time because she gets so excited to start a new one that she can't wait to finsh the one that she was already reading first. Some of her favorites are:

Junie B. Jones

The Magic Treehouse Series

The Boxcar Children

& A to Z Mysteries

We also read aloud before bedtime. The kids and I all go to Barnes and Noble together to pick out the next selection. I love beign able to find books to read to the kids that I remember reading as a child. Some of the last books we've read are:
Ramona Quimby

From The Mixed Up Files of Ms. Basil E. Frankweiler
Wayside School is Falling Down

& Charlotte's Web

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

{Thank You Veterans!!}

{Kids Pics}

A friend of mine took some super cute pictures of the kids a little while ago and I lost the jump drive...but I found it and wanted to ge these posted because they turned out so good. Thanks, Amber!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


This year for Halloween we dressed the kids up in a Wizard of Oz theme. We got all of their costumes off of ebay and they were so cute. The kids really had a good time with the theme and are already thinking of new ideas for next year. We spent Halloween at my neices baptism and then went to the trunk-or-treat in Oakley. The kids were spoiled rotten and got plenty of candy there. It was nice to do something different for Halloween and the kids had a great time spending time with their cousins.

{Gone by the wayside....}

I must admit that this blog has gone by the wayside since I went back to fact I don't think that this is the only thing that I don't have time for. I keep telling myself that it will all pay off eventually, but man it's a lot right now!! I think that I will try to find some time for a real update tomarrow...maybe I can dig some pictures up from somewhere!