Monday, May 30, 2016

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Noah's Award

Noah won a breakfast of champions award for having excellent grades.
We were served a very filling breakfast, and then Noah received his award.
Way to go Noah!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Biking Together

We're still just loving this cute, little puppy, Cozette.
She's like a little baby, who sleeps a lot and eats a lot.
She bounces after the kids and has a cute bark.

Joyanne and Jaden went on an hour bike ride to a camping area and took great pictures.

Saturday, May 21, 2016

Meet Cozette

We have a new 6 week old puppy at our home.
Thanks to Joyanne's help, we named her Cozette.
She is obviously super cute and a quiet dog.
She fits in a white, rectangular laundry basket.
She's eating well and sleeping lots.
We all love to hold and play with her.
She is so cute to watch sleeping.
Here's to fun puppy days ahead!

Friday, May 20, 2016

#8 Tooth Came Out

Jaden came upstairs with blood coming from his mouth, a smile on his face, and a tooth in his hand.
He was so happy to have gotten out another tooth.
But he was even happier, the next morning, with the dollar he received from the tooth fairy.
Always fun to loose a tooth.
But what does the Tooth Fairy do with all those teeth?

Thursday, May 19, 2016

5th Grade Graduation

Hiram had his 5th Grade Graduation.
He graduated with a Presidential Award.
He has worked well and hard this year.
He read over 60 books this school year, getting himself in the Platinum club and his picture on the school wall.
Hiram's class stood on their desks and clapped and cheered for Hiram.
Who wouldn't cheer on such a great kid as this!?

Tuesday, May 17, 2016


I have been looking for a little dog to be my companion.
I have seen some REALLY cute dogs.
But, they cost sooooo much money.
They are priced $500 to $1,000 or more.
We've never paid that much for a dog.
They say you pay for what you get.
So maybe it's worth it to put in a bit of money to get a nice dog.
What do you think?

Monday, May 16, 2016

15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play

We had a fun weekend, watching Grandma and Grandpa's dog, Max.
They stayed over Sunday night into Monday.
We loved spending so much time with them.
We all went for shakes at Arby's.

Joyanne got ready for her play called "15 Reasons Not to Be in a Play."
She played several characters and did well.
It's so fun to see her getting involved and having fun.

Sunday, May 15, 2016

Soccer Champions

Talk about a very thrilling soccer game to watch.
It was the final tournament.
Whoever won would be the ultimate champion.
The game started out fair, with both teams having great goalies who blocked all balls from entering into the goal.
At half time, neither team had scored a goal.
The score was 0 to 0.
The game continued on with parents loudly cheering and the players chasing around the ball.
The whistle shrilled announcing the game was over.
The score was still 0 to 0.
No goals made.
We went into 2 - 3 minute overtimes with still no goals.
The tension was high as the 2 teams went for a kickoff.
Each team had 5 players who alternately kicked a ball, trying to make a goal.
Our first 3 players kicked and made a goal.
Then their 4th player came out to kick.
She had to make a goal or our team would win.
She kicked, and the goalie dove, blocking the ball successfully.
Joyanne's team became the tournament champs!
Way to go, Joyanne!

Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Happy Birthday, Daddy!

It was a Happy day for this wonderful Daddy!
He received a camping cot and a new tv for his birthday.
He enjoyed playing disc golf, watching a show, and just relaxing.
Happy Birthday, Daddy!

Friday, May 6, 2016

Room Change

The day was spent changing the kids from one room to another.
The kids enjoy the change, and it helps to thoroughly clean their rooms and sort through their stuff.

And I caught Grant sleeping, last night, in such a funny position that I had to take a picture.

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Long Walks

After my Jillian Michael workouts, Grant has been accompanying me and Possum on a walk.
We've found this beautiful field with a path to walk on behind our subdivision.
When we walk for about 20 minutes, we come to a farm with lots of cows.
These cows came near us, but as we came near to them, they would back up and move away, so we couldn't pet the cows.
We still enjoyed seeing the cows and being so close.

Life is good!
Happy Days! 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Rocket Launch

Our elementary school had a rocket launch at the school.
Dad and the kids put them together, and then watched them launch high in the sky.
More fun family time together.

Monday, May 2, 2016

Swimming Fun!

We had a blast swimming with friends and family.
Daddy taught the 3 oldest boys about diving.
Then they jumped off the diving board doing great tricks.
We played "Sharks and Minnows" in the pool.
That was very fun!
And, of course, basketball in the water was fun too.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

Super Dad!

Super Dad!
We enjoyed this windy, Sabbath day.
We spent time with family for dinner.
A simple, sweet Sabbath.