Saturday, November 13, 2010


So I'm going to post this really quick! This Halloween we kept it simple. These pictures are from the Halloween play group. Piper started throwing up right before trunk or treating at the church, So i didn't bother with pictures then. Austin was a Knight of course, but with a few updates to his costume thanks to the dollar store! Piper was Dumbo and LOVED it. She got a big kick out of being an elephant. I made the trunk the night before. I wish I had Gray instead of blue... She was still cute nevertheless. They had a ton of fun and that's what matters. We were all sick and throwing up the following week, along with half the ward so I hear...

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Our new adventures

So, there's been a big lapse of time since I last updated this blog. We've been busy, we went to Disneyland with the family, Austin and Piper, and I had birthdays, Of course all the holidays since Christmas, and we moved to Pullman, WA for school, (WSU). So I'm going to jump right to moving to Pullman because I don't have a lot of time right now. But I''ll try to put some of the old stuff in later. we found an apartment on the edge of campus, It's low income so it'll be $390/mo for a 3 bdrm/2 ba. Michael transferred to the Costco in Clarkston, (40 min away) But he'll get to keep his higher pay and status. So that's great. I want to get pictures of the view coming into Lewiston/clarkston. I'll have to post it when I do. I still like the mountain's/trees/ocean views better, but it is great in a different way. It's also at least 10 degree's hotter when you go down into the canyon where lewiston/Clarkston are. It was at least 104 last time I went with Michael. Otherwise it's been mostly in the 90's in Pullman. Michael broke our AC unit while trying to install it, so we had to buy another. We got a great deal off of craigslist and it's portable so no installing! And we can move it from window to window. It's still chaotic in the house with all the boxes and things to pack. We didn't bring over all of our shelves so we don't have places for everything yet. It's starting to come together though. Here's some pictures of the apartment! First is Austin showing us his room... And Austin showing us "His" Bathroom...also for guests, which we hope to have a lot of after we're all moved in... The washer/dryer/kitchen/dining room
Other side of the kitchen
The entrance, which is big enough i think we'll have a shoe station
Our bedroom, and door to our bathroom... Edge of our dining room and the living room.
And then these are picture after we unloaded all the STUFF!
Not as pretty...and it was hard to move around...But it's better now, not nearly finished, but livable.
Here's pictures of Piper eating on the deck...
She loves being outside and watching the cars go by. Other things I don't have pictures for are the places we've gone with the ward groups. We went to the lake one day, and to an outdoor huge aqua center where Austin FINALLY got brave enough to put half his face in the water and blow bubbles and just play around without being afraid. There are lots of other activities they're doing every week, like geocaching, squirt gun wars, biking a long trail, and a playgroup that gets together every week at various places. It's been a fun week. The people are nice everywhere we go. There are like a dozen LDS families in our apartment complex alone. And lots of kids for Austin to play with. Kids and their parents get together by the the play area, so we can go out and find friends any time during the day, and a bunch of the women and their kids go for a walk every morning. It's been such a full week it feels like we've been here a month! So in conclusion, we're having a blast, making lots of potential friends, and just excited about our new life! We'll be visiting Camano Island area soon though, so we'll say hi to those there in a week or so.

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Piper's Pretty Dresses and Smile

I thought i'd get some shots of Piper in her pretty dresses. Daddy was good at making her laugh, and she was playing peek-a-boo with me. She's such a little angel!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

My Little Skater Boy

He was so excited about his new talent! He ran to Grandpa and I and told us to come watch. He would get on the skateboard and act as though he was skating, then tip it a few times, then jump off for a finaly! He was so proud I had to get the camera!

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Sick Sick Sick

My kids have been Sick!
Fever, runny nose, cough,'s so sad....
Piper's stuffy nose kept her from being able to eat much. I tried using saline drops and a bulb syringe. She hated it so much! It doesn't hurt right? She sure screams like it does...
She also just wasn't interested in eating while being lathargic and feverish. She ended up getting dehydrated. We took her to the doctor, and of course that's when she started to feel better. The Doctor said the only thing left to try was an I-v, so he wanted us to keep trying what we were doing and hope she came around, which she did, thank goodness!
It's so sad and sweet when they're sick! It's sad to see them that way, but they are so cuddly and loving too!
Poor little tykes!
At least Michael and I didn't get sick. Whew!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Playing dress up!

Piper is a kitty here. You can see the mess she made on her outfit with her first finger foods! She was very cute about it, she used her 2 fingers to pick up the Little Puffs. Very dainty-like. She was SO excited too!
Spaceman Austin is ready for take off here in his "spaceship". He's so proud! HE wanted me to take a picture and waited patiently in his ship while I got the camera.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Cheer up Piper!

Just wanted to post a few shots of the cuties together. Austin was playing with Piper to make her happy. She was having a rough time with her teething.