January 2014: In Pictures

 Service with a SMILE!  (the boys have been helping our neighbor shovel his driveway)

 Preschool is at our house this month 

"....the piles and piles of laundry to be tackled will disappear all too soon and that you will - to your surprise - miss them profoundly."  Thomas S Monson

 Ella turned FOUR and celebrated with a fashion show!

baby will be here in FIVE weeks! yeah!

This month has been punctuated with snow days and late starts.  The boys are happy as can be to miss school and play in the snow!


I found some warmth in the cold of winter...

Ella.2013.3 yrs

I'm catching up on this year's memories and photos, getting ready to print another year's life journey into a book.  (to see the updates scroll down a little ways and click on the links under the post titled 'Catch Up')


Thirty Five!!

We celebrated our {favorite} person tonight!  He's our rock, our comedian, our life-saver, our provider, our mechanic, our back-scratcher, our singer, our cheering section, our all-around go-to guy!  We love you!  Happy, Happy Birthday! 


Catch Up

 Click {HERE} to see updates from January 2013 (gasp!) almost a year ago!! I WILL get caught up!
 Click {HERE} and {HERE} to see updates from February 2013
 Click {HERE} to see updates from March 2013
 Click {HERE} to see updates from April 2013
 Click {HERE} for Landon's eleventh birthday post
 Click {HERE} for May's updates


Masquerade {Halloween Costumes}

{sweet} fall photos

This year's mandatory Fall photo shoot produced some great snap shots.  The boys loved swinging posing from the trees.  I love these kids {and husband!} of mine!


Isaac is S-I-X

This kid's turn for a special day!  Happy Birthday Isaac!

 Birthday Breakfast!

He asked for a 'Journey to the Mysterious Island' party. This year was a family party year so we spent some time at the BMX race track, came home to watch  the rented movie, ate his requested birthday meal: Lasagna, opened presents and ate cake.  (the cake looks very much like a real volcano, don't you think? ;) )

I love how happy this kid is!

Isaac had been asking for a new scooter for his next birthday since this spring, really, almost on a weekly basis.  At the last minute he changed his mind and decided he wanted a BMX bike.  We found him an AWESOME one!  He was thrilled.  (The next day he decided he had changed his mind and wanted to the scooter instead!  Too late, Buddy.  Put it on your Christmas list) 

A couple other little things to open... this Lego set, he declared, would not loose ANY pieces!

Isaac's personality is so unique.  He has every quality rolled up into one great big personality.  He does things with so much emotion.  He isn't just happy, he's ECSTATIC, he isn't just annoyed, he's ANGRY, he  isn't just sad, his feelings are HURT, he isn't just excited about something he CAN'T WAIT, he doesn't just care he thinks about what he can do to SHOW HE CARES... so much fun to have this boy around and never a dull moment