Friday, December 25, 2009


We had a great Christmas at home this year. We have some great friends that we had dinner with on Christmas Eve and had Santa come visit. We each got to sit on Santa's lap and get a present. We all got dart guns so we had a nice little war going on in the front room. On Christmas we slept in and woke our kids up a 8. They liked all their toys. Later we had some friends over to have some homemade scones. Then for dinner we went out with some more friends to get Chinese which was very good. Another wonderful Christmas. We hope each of you had a great Christmas and we appreciate everyones friendship.

Thanksgiving and Micaela's Birthday

I know I am really late at posting this. For Thanksgiving we had Josh's dad, wife and daughter along with Josh's sister, boyfriend and daughter over. It was nice to have family over and we had a great big feast. It was also Micaela's birthday on Thanksgiving this year and she turned 3. She really enjoyed her pumpkin pie for her birthday cake.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Caden's ER visit

Oh Saturday was a long day. I got home from grocery shopping to Josh telling me we needed to take Caden to the hospital. The one side of him neck was completely swollen. It looked like he had a hamburger bun on his neck. I first went to Urgent Care where we waiting for about 1 hour to be seen. They took blood work and noticed his white blood cell count was really high. Normal is 11-13. Caden's was at 42.5. The Dr tells me we need to go straight to the ER so they can run more tests to see if his lymph node needs to be drained or if it is something more serious like lymphoma. So off to UMC we go. The one nice thing about being set by an Urgent Care to an ER we walked in and when back to a bed in less than 2 minutes. The drs and nurses were great with him. They gave him an iv so they would not have to keep poking Caden. The hospital ran his white blood cell count again and it was up to 50 now. They take some chest x-rays and everything was normal there, so they wanted to do a CT scan of his neck. He did really good a holding really still as they took the pictures. In the scans it just showed his lymph node was really swollen and he would not need surgery to drain it. Then he got a dose of steriods and his first dose of antibiotics and we got sent home. So between the two hours at urgent care and 9 hours at the ER we were both very tired. We rewarded ourselves with a job well done by coming home at midnight and eating some Mother's Circus Animal Cookies. They were so good! So now Caden is doing better but still doesn't like to move his neck and of course he hates the medicine he has to take three times a day.

Sunday, November 1, 2009


So a long time ago we started painting Caden's room and we finally finished it and I really like it. Here are some pictures. We are also really close to finishing the girls room. Pictures for their room will come later.


Here are some pictures of Halloween. We went trick or treating at the zoo a week before Halloween and also on Halloween. The kids had so much fun. They got to go trick or treating with their friend Jaxon.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I am sorry!

I want to say sorry to the bird family that lost a member this week. I can't help it the bird did not see a mouse sticky trap in my garage and got stuck on it. I can't help it I did not come to his rescue or notice before it was too late. Having said this, I ask the family of birds to stop pooping all over our cars and house and driveway. I understand you want to pay your respects but I have had enough. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Kenzie is one!

Kenzie is one! I can't believe it. To celebrate we went to the zoo with another Kenzi which was celebrating her birthday as well. She is big. She weights 23.8 lbs which is down from her nine month appt. And she is on the move and walking.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Nap Time

Sleeping the same time that Mack falls asleep in the movie Cars.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Baby Powder + Toddlers = FUN!

Micaela and Kenzi had a good time playing with baby powder on Sunday. The end result:

Another mug shot!

These pictures brought back memories when this happened before. It must be in my kids DNA to love baby powder.

The one positive thing about this is their bedrooms smell really good.

A Present for me from Pepper!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Micaela's Foot

Movie Title: Micaela's Foot: A Documentary

Director: Micaela

Star: Micaela's Right Foot

Recording Device: A camera she was NOT supposed to have

Location of Recording: Under Micaela's bedspread (hiding)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

These make me laugh...

These pictures are about 2 years old but they still make me laugh. It was all Caden's doing. He had no help.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

Our Camping Trip

We just got back from a camping trip up on Mt Lemmon. We had lots of fun hanging out with all of our friends. Here are some pictures...