The Great Desert Scavenger Hunt

Skyler’s school play from a few weeks ago (sorry so late)! It’s kinda hard to hear so be patient and perk up those ears:-)


Our Deep Theological Discussions….

Tonight’s dinner conversation….

Abby: “Why is Christmas at the end of the year every year?”

Mommy: “Because, that when Jesus was born!”

Abby: “And, Lady’s birthday too!!!!”

Livie: “Yea, God made EVERYTHING…even Lady.”

Mommy: “That’s true, God did make everything!”

Trendon: “But some of those shop workers like at…at….at….

Livie: “Wal-Mart?”

Trendon: “Yea, Wal-Mart. They make stuff like cups.”

Technology for the Family

Ah, the age of modern technology. We are so blessed to have so many resources in which to keep in touch with family spanning 3 states. The blog has been a great outlet for us to show you our world and keep you updated on our wacky life. You may have noticed, we also just purchased a digital video camera. This is mine and Zack’s anniversary and Christmas gifts to each other…I guess that’s what you do when you are married folk…purchase something you want/need and call it good:-) Works for us anyway. So, expect to see lots more of our little videos on here.

We also have a web-cam which anyone can purchase for under 20 bucks. This allows you to chat with the kids in real time and actually see them. It’s been great for Skyler and Trendon since Jenny bought one. They get on the phone with her and can see and wave and blow kisses….really helps when they miss her desperately. Also, last month they were able to get online simultaneously and look at costume websites so they could choose a halloween costume with their Mom. And, Jenny has been able to help Trendon with his reading homework the same way. We just type the words that he is practicing and she can help teach him how to read them. Great, great way for them to stay connected with her. The kids enjoy doing this very much so let me know if you get one and they can chat with you as well!!! I am happy to help you with the logistics of getting it set up and running.

We love all of you and respect your roles in helping us raise this family. We understand the distance is difficult and vow to continue doing all we can to help keep everyone in the loop.

Watch next week for some ADORABLE videos of Skyler, Abby, and Livie. On Monday evening they have their closing ceremonies for their cheer leading season. They have been practicing a dance routine that they will (hopefully) perform in front of the whole crowd! I have my doubts that Livie will follow through, she is awfully shy. But, Skyler is an absolute pro. She already has the entire routine memorized and has been practicing with Abby.

Also Monday, Skyler has a play at school that I plan to video. She has been practicing both memorizing lines and acting skills. I am confident it will be quite entertaining:-)

I guess it’s that time of year….

Trendon and I just got back from the doctor and we are both pitiful and sick:-( I have strep-throat and the poor boy has bronchitis. They have put Trendon on an inhaler because he has outgrown his breathing machine. They are concerned that the inhaler may be a constant thing….for life:-( Pitiful. And, Monday we took Mia in to the doctor as well, she has an ear infection:-( How many more illnesses can we get in a week’s time?? 😦

The doctor laughed and asked if she should write a note to the family prescribing me rest, solitude, and plenty of fluids (including a glass of wine)! Haha, least she got a smile out of me….

Have a great week-end everyone..hopefully we’ll get lots of rest and re-coop quickly.


I had to share this video of Livie and Mia playing this morning…listen to the laughter. What better sound is there than a baby’s laughter to her mommy’s ears? Nothing, I say absolutely nothing….


This video captures our evenings quite well. We have dinner, clean up the kitchen/dining room and start on about an hour or more of homework with the kids. Mia is normally almost ready for bed and gets cranky…..haha enjoy