Monday, May 24, 2010


Look who is coming to live with me! I can hardly count down the days! Becky and her family are moving to Portland and they are moving in with us until they find a place of their own. I can't wait to see all four of our oldest walking to the bus stop together. SERIOUSLY! I feel like the luckiest person to get my sister here. It is going to be interesting to have 9 kids and 4 adults in this house together but I can't wait! HURRY UP AND PACK UP BECK!

And I can't find my camera so you don't get any new pictures but if I was going to post a picture it would be of my sweet sleeping baby in her crib. She slept almost 10 hours last night! Think Hallelujah chorus if you will. I did the "sneak into her room to make sure she was still breathing thing" at 4 int he morning because I was so thrown off! And as an added bonus Lilly didn't even wake up with a nightmare, or a peeing incident, or an itching fit, etc. It was glorious!!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010


So if you remember this post about Dustin planting grass in our backyard about a month is the progress! Look at our beautiful green grass coming in. This was after Dustin HAD to mow it. He couldn't stand it any longer he just wanted to mow it SO bad! We are so excited to see green out our family room window. It is amazing how much it transforms the space. I didn't think the gravelly/sand mixture that was back there bothered me that much but now that it is green back there is makes me SOOOO happy! I can't wait for another few months after the little dirt patches start to fill in and we have a luscious lawn.
Here are some shots of the growth from weeks back but I forgot to put them up. And apparently we have lost all the pictures on our computer so I can't find any pictures of what it looked like before.....oh well.

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

the recreation

So here is the original picture back in 1977..... and here is my recreation now in 2010, same dress!...I didn't realize the little bow wasn't tied.
I was trying to see if I could take a similar picture! Isn't' it cute?
I included this one because it looks like she has my brothers mouth.

Then she got very enthralled with her little dress.
Here is one of me when I was a baby? Anyone think Ivy looks like me at all?
Then I tried to recreate a picture of Dustin....but I don't think she is quite old enough.

because here she is 5 seconds before she toppled over.....
** no babies were harmed the making of this post**

Monday, May 03, 2010

4 blessings

So here are the pictures of each of my girls on their blessing days. Do you think anyone looks alike? It is a little hard because everyone was asleep and Ivy was awake and I guess she is probably a good month older than everyone else but it is still kinda fun to compare them.

Ivy Mae

Lillian Elizabeth
Joselyn Jessica

Madelyn Anne

Ivy is blessed....finally

May 2nd, 2010 Ivy was blessed. We were so grateful to have some of Dustin's family be able to make it up here and join us. Ivy looked so beautiful in the dress Grandma Beth got her. And the gorgeous blanket that her great-grandma Baum made for her.

Here are my beautiful girls, again in the dresses that grandma Beth got them. The weekend was CRAZINESS mostly and lots of fun, but these were the best pictures I got of them, as we were trying to head out the door to make it to church on time.

We did get some cute family pictures but let's just say there was one of us in the picture that I don't want to post on here.......but here are some pictures from this weekend.

This one is my FAVORITE! She was so happy after church. Dustin gave her such a sweet beautiful blessing. She is so lucky to have such a loving father. Dustin said that she was getting a little agitated when they were heading up there with everyone. But the moment he started speaking she just calmed down and went right to sleep. It was a blessing! I really thought there was a 75% chance she was going to cry through the whole thing given her particular temperament! She just looks so old in this picture though it makes me laugh. She is going to think she was like 6 months old when we blessed her!

Thank you for making the drive up here for this occasion grandma and grandpa! We loves having you here!

We had our cousins that live in Washington drive over and we had lots of fun! This was the only picture I got because my camera batteries died but I know there are LOTS of cute ones floating around between grandma and Aunt Amanda,s camera!
Do you see a resemblance below?
Cooking smores.

Maddy was having what I like to call a pre-teen weekend so she is MIA in a lot of pictures! Oh well.

Thank you Bishops and grandma and grandpa for staying with us this weekend. Come visit anytime!

Sunday, May 02, 2010

talking Ivy

Here is the video I took a couple of weeks ago of Ivy talking. She stops about halfway through but I don't have any video editing knowledge so you get the whole thing. I haven't been able to load it through blogger so I finally just uploaded it on You Tube.