Saturday, April 30, 2011


Playing cars while daddy is out of town

Friday, April 29, 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Project 365: 1

In an effort to more consistently pick up my camera, I decided to embark on my own photo-a-day project. That is, I will take at least one photo a day for a year and post it. (I'll probably take more.) Google 'project 365' if you want, to see what others have done. Or click here for the link to information about the project on Photojojo, one of my favorite photography sites.

I want to improve my technique, I want to improve my creativity, and I want more pictures of my kids when they are itty bitty. That is my motivation.

Wish me luck!

Typical view of my bathroom while I get ready

Or this:

On an unrelated note, I just found this picture from a couple months ago. That is nail polish all over her tummy and leg. Yes, she got it all over the carpet, and yes I am awesome because with two hours of scrubbing, it did indeed return to its original color. And a special thanks to Mitzi for coming over and cleaning up my little hellian.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Cancer-Free is the Way to Be!

Good news. After 11 rounds of chemotherapy and some not so fun side-effects, my dad was declared NED (no evidence of disease) today! Yay! They said that if it's likely to come back it will be within the next 3-5 years, so he will continue to have regular check-ups.

My dad wrote a poem for the occasion:

I'm now cancer free
Oh what a joy
I now can return
to a bright, cheerful boy

My colon has passed
every test in the book
but 6 months from now
they'll take one more look

I'm done with the drugs
(they call it chemo)
whatever the name
I don't feel the same-o

So 5 years from now
is what I am planning
To spend time on the beach
doing nothing but tanning

Three cheers for being cancer-free!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Becky's wedding

This is LONG overdue. Sorry Becky. We enjoyed heading out to Utah in February for Ross' sister's wedding. It was a lot of fun, despite sick kids and snowy weather. I think that Jake and Becky are pretty much the cutest. I'm really happy for them!

And, this pretty much sums up how
our kids felt about the whole thing.
Not really. Ethan was super excited to ride a
hairplane and had a lot of fun with his cousins.
Leah on the other hand... well Ethan's face says it all.

Our kids had lots of fun at the airport.
Better to get the energy out here than in the airplane.

Let's do it again sometime Becky!