Sunday, December 25, 2011

Happy Birthday Gma Joyce!!

Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday To You
Happy Birthday Dear Gma Joyce
Happy Birthday To You!!!

We hope your day is as special as you!!!


Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Friday, December 16, 2011

sugar and spice

Slowly but surely I'm working on getting the kids yearly pictures taken.  Nothing like waiting until the last month. 

My first intent was to wait for the fall colors.  They came and went while all 4 kids (and mom) were down and out with some bad bugs.  Then my camera went haywire.. it may or may not have been a result from being dropped once.  Or twice.  In between that, we've had bumps and bruises.  I debated on holding off until everyone is picture perfect.  But that day will never come.  Editing can tweak a few things out, then again, each bump, bruise and mark has a story to tell.  One that in time we'll forget, until we look back at the picture.

I've learned with 4 kids, pictures are a work in progress.  I take what I can get, when I can get them.  Last night the girls wanted to dress up, curl their hair and take pictures.  Who was I to stop them?  We did get some keepers.  And we still need to keep taking more shots.

Friday, December 9, 2011

happy 6th birthday larissa!

happy birthday to you
happy birthday to you
happy birthday dear larissa
happy birthday to you!!!

U. Benjamin, A. Heather
Benji, Carolyn, Katie and John

Saturday, December 3, 2011


I, selfishly, hesitate to post about this giveaway.  Because the less people that know about it, the better my chances are to win.  But thats not fair.  Not to mention I get another entry for posting :)

Head over and check out her giveaway.  How cool is that?

Friday, December 2, 2011

Little kids. Big muscles

We love the toasty warm heat that our wood stove gives us. 

The kids LOVE to stand on the air vent when the blower kicks on.  It gives little boys BIG muscles.

Monkey see, monkey do.

Thursday, December 1, 2011