Tuesday, September 22, 2009

We're Moving

well we are staying in Minnesota but we are getting our own house!! Just thought you might like to see some pictures, nothing too fancy but cute and affordable!!

From the street



Dinning room

Living room

Master bedroom


The other two bedrooms are upstairs and there is a small den not pictured as well.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Ben's New Job

We are VERY happy to announce (to those of you that
don't already know) that Ben has started his first
full time teaching job. We thought we were
going to have to wait a entire year for him to be able
to get a job becuase of stipulations on his Social Studies
teaching license for which he is currently finishing up
someclasses, but we were luckily able to find a opening
at a near by high school. He is running the ALP
(Alternative Learning Program) We are very excited.

No, there is not currently any snow on the ground this is the photo from the website.

Go Raiders!!

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Family Pictures

My Sweet Babies
This is what happens when you tell Karrah to smile

So Cheesy, just like her father.

5 years and still going strong!!

This morning we took some family pictures on my parent's property, here are a few of our favorites. My sister Valoree was nice enough to take them for us, I'll just consider it my birthday present!!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


Enjoying Dinner

Hate my glasses, Love my baby!!!

Waiting for the Parade to begin

Fun with Cousins.

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Joy in Childhood

So okay my last post was a bit dramatic. Really the snow is probably great for making a snowman. Anyway here are some of the joys our children have here in the heartland.

The first cousin sleepover.

Listening to the Prophet (King Benjamin Style)

Hannah Homeschool

The White Witch's Reign Has Begun

Just when you thought it was safe to go outside.... (April 2nd)

....think Again.... (April 5th)

...and again.

Thus our long winter continues. Ther are some who may try to convience you that this is really spring snow. They are liars. This is only a misguided beleif the local population created to help them feel better about 9 months of winter. Just stay inside with some hot coca and hangout with the family.

I'm hoping school gets cancelled tomorow.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Sping Has Arrived.... Hopefully!

Yesterday we traveled to a small town in Iowa that has a job opening, so that Ben could give them his resume. the place is only about an hour and a half from my parents and we feel really good about the area.
We found the City park while we were there, it is very nice for such a small town. And the area is beautiful, it would be about a fifty min drive to church but really that is only another 10-15 min more then what we are getting used to here! And everyone is so friendly, I must have waved to over 1/2 a dozen people who where just walking by.

So even though we would love to find a job nearer to cousins we figure an hour and a half isn't to bad and since there doesn't seem to be any job openings around here at the time we would really appreciate it if you would all keep us and Paullina, IA in your prayers. We really look forward to finding a job and getting into our own little place again. We love my parents but yearn to be our own little family again.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Castles and Science with Dad

When I was I kid I had really cool blocks. The were plain woodblocks, I think scraps that my Dad picked up when he worked making cabinets. Though these are plastic the general experience is the same. With the added action figures. Karrah likes to pretend to be a "monster."

The other thing we do is science time with Dad. Today we covered a few concepts using glass jars, a spoon, water and food coloring. I filled the diferent jars and talked about high or low pitch, then we added red to the high ones, blue to the middle ones, and yellow to the low ones. After that we just experimented with colors and playing music.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

I've been tagged!!!

I have been tagged by Trish (Trish, if you look closely AJ is in this picture!). I have done a tag that you take the fourth picture from your fourth folder, well things must be progressing because this tag is your sixth picture from your sixth folder so here it is! This is February in Las Vegas, I’ll have to post a picture of February in Minnesota!!!

I now tag Nicole, Natalie, Amber and Rachel.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Ben's Desk

Some of you may have noticed that on my side bar under my blogroll there is a link for Ben’s Desk and if you have ever clicked on it you will have noticed there wasn’t much to it but this post is to announce that there is now finally a post so feel free to click here to view it.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Auntie Tinker Bell

For some unknown reason Hannah has started calling my sister Valoree "Tinker Bell" almost exclusively. The other day we were asking about where Valoree was and she said " I think Tinker Bell is in Valoree's room" So here is a picture of Hannah and her Auntie Tinker Bell

Wishing You Were Here ?

Also thought you might enjoy some pictures of the snow, the currently very unsed tree swing above, and the barns and buildings below. The girls are enjoying themselves on Grandma's Farm, yes that's right there are a few animals in the barn in the middle back, about 10 chickens ( no more buying eggs for grandma) and 4 goats.

Thursday, January 08, 2009

My little Domestic Goddesses

Karrah got this vacuum and laundry center you see behind her, complete with
ironing board and iron for christmas
These are the hot pads they got in their stockings they match the aprons they are wearing in the picture below, yes they are homemade but I got alot of help from my mom especially on the edging although I did do the quilting which was fun and I am rather proud of

I want to thank Amanda for the Apron pattern I used to make these beauties although I still don't think they are as cute as the one she made for Madie

Hannah and her "New Vanity". You can take that any way you want!!!!

Finally A Christmas Post

This picture was taken Christmas Eve hannah decided to make some sort os structure out of her toothpicks, crackers and hot dogs grandma amde especially for the girls while the rest of us were fonduing
This is Hannah waking Karrah up to open presents, Karrah just kept rolling around and kicking Hannah if I could figure out how to post a video you could hear Hannah say "stop kicking me"

Karrah loves her new baby doll and car seat!!!

Santa had a hard time getting all those goodies into those stockings