Tuesday, October 21, 2014


These are in totally random order, because that's how I'm having them printed at Costco. :)

A pretty view outside my window in the Spring time.  I love Spring. 
 Probably even more than Fall. 
 A sunny picture near the trees in Shawnee Mission Park.
 We went with the Cunninghams down to Branson for a weekend.  We had a lot of fun throwing rocks into this lake at sunset, and overall just hanging out, exploring, playing games and relaxing together.

 A picture from Leah to me. :)  A collection of treasures from a nature walk.
 Only one swing available means we share!  The kids both learned how to ride their bikes with no training wheels this spring.  Benefits of having a track right across the street. :)
 A pose from Leah.  Trying to take a picture for Uncle Will's birthday.  Ethan is laughing so hard in this, I love it.

 Jovee's first time in a little playground.  She thought that was just the coolest.
 More rock throwing, and a happy baby.
 I was able to chaperone a field trip with Ethan.  The bus ride was really fun.  We were in the back and it was bumpy!  Also he looked really sweet gazing out the window.
Ethan drew a picture of Jesus helping someone on one side of this boiled egg, and a picture of the easter bunny on the other. :)

 At a fish hatchery on the way home from Branson.  An Easter Egg Hunt with the Wellmans and Cunninghams.  My kids were looking kind of scrappy compared to theirs. :)

April 2014

After church on Easter Sunday we attempted to take some family pictures in our Easter outfits.  Well, they aren't great, but they are better than nothing!

 How many times have I seen this happen in Jovee's little life? Answer: So many!
 I had the camera set up on a tripod for a while before we were all ready, and I came in to fid the kids using posing for their own pictures.  I love the poses they came up with. :)

Saturday, October 4, 2014

March iphone

Holy cow I am still so behind!  Word to the wise. If you take a lot of pictures, don't get behind!  

The last bottle feeding before I go to bed and 
the snuggles afterward are just the best.

 I watched cousin Henry while Sam and Kia (Skia) went to the temple.  
I hope they'll be best buds some day.
 I tried some hand-lettering for the first time.  I really really enjoyed it.  I've done one more since then, but I need to do it again, because it's very satisfying. 
 Birthday boy.  

 Ninja at Costco.
 'Sushi rolls' from Ethan's party
 The kids and I went to Wonderscope without Jovee and we made a giant fort out of these blocks among other things. We basically had the whole place to ourselves and we took our time.  
 Jovee left this puff on her nose for a significant amount of time.
 Leah made this 'boingy hat' at dance on St. Patrick's day so that people wouldn't pinch her.  Except moms.  But moms don't pinch anyway (so she says).
 These two love eachother.
Jovee is getting good at making messes.
 A walk that ended in total disaster when the kids could not agree on which way to go and melted down completely.  So we went home.  We should try that again before it gets cold.
 Selfie on the carousal at the zoo.  It started out freezing cold, 
but then warmed up as the sun came out.  I had my doubts that it was going to turn out happily, but it did.
 The penguin exhibit is the best.
 Jovee loves babies.
 We all went to the Salt Mine down in Hutchinson over Spring Break.  
The kids still talk about that trip.  
 Salt Mine workers
 They had to carry around a respirator in case of emergency and wear a hard hat the whole time.  Leah looked pretty cute.
 A picture on the train.
Using our go-cart at the cemetery.  
 Same night.  I love that he is willing to go and stand in a spot of sunshine for me. :)
 Ice cream for the last day of Spring Break.

 Encouraging Jovee to climb the stairs.  It was a family affair.