Monday, September 30, 2013

Our New Baby

We had to make a quick decision and rearrange some things, but she is here =)


Sunday, September 15, 2013

Loquerisne Lātinē?

Isaac is not fond of cooties. I gave him cootie spray, but he still isn’t interested in them at all! Girl cooties are even worse. A while back I told him that when he started attending dances, he should take the opportunity to dance with every girl from around the stake so no girl ever feels left out. Just now he informed me that when he goes to the dances he is only going to speak to them in Latin, just to freak them out! I don’t think my suggestion sunk in =)

Monday, September 9, 2013

Our Inspiring Artist

Bekah taught our lesson tonight on The First Vision. Of course she had an illustration to go with it =)


Here is an close up so you can see the shine around our Savior and Heavenly Father.


My favorite is Joseph Smith. I know we aren’t supposed to laugh, but I can’t help it! With all that said, it is better than I can do!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Mt. Baldy

A few weeks ago, Warren took the scouts to camp at Mt. Baldy. Well, it is a beautiful place. We went for 3 days this week and had a blast!

The Waterfall…


We hiked down a bit…



Drove down to some ponds…



Climbed up some steep hills….


Cooked in Dutch ovens….



Chopped wood…


And hand washed all our dishes in Bekah’s kitchen… which she drew =)


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Bye Bye Teeth

Based on Isaac’s genes, the dentist suggested we visit the orthodontist’s office for a consultation. Isaac was really hoping for braces! He was definitely not listening to the wise as we have warned of the pain. Fortunately, the orthodontist suggested waiting on braces for a few more years. However, he did suggest removing some roadblocks (6 teeth). This phase is less expensive! So, last week, Isaac visited the dentist =)

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Yes, the Tooth Fairy was very nice to him!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Bigger Than Costco

Overall, our garden has done quite well this year. The missionaries helped us get the soil ready and transplant some strawberries. Our boysenberries took them over, so they had to be moved.


We had tons of boysenberries and lots of strawberries….



Our trees that  looked so bare… (pay attention to the little one next to the yellow slide)DSC07747

turned into….



We beat the squirrels this year, and thus had lots of peaches, apricots, plums and nectarines earlier in the season.


We even had a few…


Our zucchini hasn’t taken off yet (probably due to flooding early in the season), but we have tomatoes, green and purple grapes, basil, watermelon, cantaloupe, sun flowers, left over green onions, surprise purple beans, and dragon beans!


Tonight, we picked the last fruit off our tree….


However, I think one apple is from Costco…It is so much bigger!


I think there is a line in some movie or somewhere that goes… ‘How about them apples?” Not sure where it is from…. but that is one mighty big apple!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

It’s Autumn Time

I normally love to sing that song! Over and over again. The colors in New England =) and in my front yard (Thank you, Warren!)The smells of apple pie, pumpkin pie, cinnamon, nutmeg… The cooler evenings. The anticipation of the holidays! My birthday and General Conference. I could go on…

This year, however, I am in no hurry for the fall season to come. I don’t know why. I am enjoying the season right now. I did not enjoy seeing Christmas in July in Michaels and Hobby Lobby! I have not enjoyed seeing the Halloween decorations out at Costco! (Now you know where I shop.)

With Warren working at a bakery, the next holiday is always around the corner, or in the next really cold freezer! Last night he brought home……


I have to say that it was a little tasty, but too dry for my likings =( More Pumpkin was definitely needed! The topping was GREAT, but it was only on the top. Hopefully as the time passes, I will be more excited about the autumn season. Maybe if I took a trip to the east coast in October….=)

Monday, August 12, 2013


We got to celebrate Elder Pyne’s Birthday with him!. We love him a lot, but even more because he wanted apple pie instead of cake =)



Our other favorite Elder right now is Elder Patch. Bekah really loves him because he shares her same birthday! (more on that later as I catch up).

Friday, August 9, 2013

Family Home Evening Pictionary

So, we played Pictionary a couple weeks ago for our lesson/activity. It was a lot of fun. However, we had NO IDEA what Bekah was drawing. we kept making silly guesses, but in the end, we were so confused we couldn’t stop laughing because those silly guesses were better than nothing  =) Finally, she wrote the answer on her picture. Love the spelling =)


So, Wicked King Noah is sitting on his throne. Abinadi is locked in the dungeon. The picture is too far away to see that there is a door with a window. Only his head is in the window, BUT she drew his body too. The one behind the door =) She started drawing something weird above everyone’s heads. I said they were ring pops! I told you we were silly. Anyway, one guy was sad (the one under the big red scribble looking thing) because he didn’t have any ring pops, oh I mean bags of money.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Easter Week

The children love to put on plays! Here is one version of Jesus cleansing the Temple…

Monday, March 25, 2013

Fishing with Grandpa


Once they could cast, they were ecstatic! Cast the line…. read a chapter in a book,,,, check the line… start again! =)



When can they go again? As son as we get home! I think I am going to sketch and paint the gorgeous trees while they fish!

Cub Scout Hike

Warren took 3 of our Webelos hiking on Saturday with our Cubmaster and one of the other dads. These boys are great!










Their woodpecker!

My Twin or Long Lost Daughter




Loreena was in her school musical, The Wedding Singer. It has been the 80’s in our home for the past week! Lots of hair product and late nights of rag curls =) Oh, and don’t forget the blue eye shadow! I thought I should win the award for best hair and make-up artist… but then I saw Boy George at the play. His costume and make-up was out of this world! Anyway, she had so much fun and is so sad to be finished =(

Friday, March 1, 2013

As a reminder….

…baby wipes do NOT go in the toilet!


It’s Here!


Our first blossom! This one is on our plum tree. We can’t wait to see which one pops out next: snow peach, nectarine, apricot, boysenberry, almond, cherry, apple, strawberry, grape, or blueberry. What is your vote?


So, I thought Christmas was expensive….. how about 3 birthdays within 1 month? The month after Christmas? What was I thinking?

So, January 21……


Isaac turned 10!


Okay, a better picture =)

February 21….


Loreena turned 17!


We took her to see Sound of Music.


It was a dinner show at the Candle Light Pavilion.

3 days later on February 24…


Benjamin turned 4!


Loreena made a fun treasure map so he could find all the presents!

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Two of his favorites!

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Celebrating with the Lehdnorfers

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Celebrating with the Rodriguezs