Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Just Chillin'

Ryan, after a hard day's work with his Dad...dirty, tired and ready to crash. (I love Michael's wink for the camera!) No rest for the weary, these two little guys wanna play...

Daniel leans in to grab Ryan's ear, hoping to get him to react...maybe wrestle...

Ryan grabs his arm, Daniel giggles...success!
Big brothers are the coolest!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Rub a Dub Dub...

...puppies in the washtub!

Scooter didn't seem to mind, but Suzy...let's just say, she has no interest in going down to the basement anymore!

Suzy got caught in the neighbor's drainpipe under their driveway across the street. We came home from shopping and could hear her freaking out. We were frantic, she was frantic...all we could see was her little nose poking out. We think she had been chasing a frog. We got out our garden shovels and as soon as we dug out enough mud, she squeezed out of the hole sideways. She was covered in mud, head to toe! Bath time again Suzy...

Monday, June 22, 2009

Mowin', Mowin', Mowin'

It took 3-4 hours to mow the entire yard. Andrea mowed the WHOLE THING!

She gave the boys rides on the tractor when she was done, they were thrilled.

Thumbs up from Michael, Andrea is the BEST SISTER EVER!

Friday, June 19, 2009


Look what Ryan found last night, can you see it?

Suzy looks a little bit nervous...I know Daniel was, he spent the rest of the evening in the house.


Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The 3 F's = Forced Family Fun!

The boxes are unpacked from the move, it's time to get the garden in!

The men of the house did most of the planting, love these guys.

"Everyone smile about gardening!" (hahaha)

These guys were more interested in throwing the mud clots from the garden out into the field, typical for boys.

You know you have a good husband when he thinks of washing off the kids boots when they're done!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Heaven on a Tractor

Picture a 12 year old boy, driving home his Dad's brand new tractor from a dealer on St. George Blvd. Happiest boy on earth...now check him out 30 years later on that same tractor! Oh yes, this is a happy man.

Thanks to the generosity of his mom and dad, this tractor is now with us in Missouri, and there is a LOT of lawn to mow.

Now, his own boys get to learn to drive HIS tractor...


Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Country Cuties

After LONG driving days from Utah to Missouri with ALL of our stuff, we are starting to get settled on our little farm in the country. With 24 acres to play on, the kids are in heaven (so is their dad!) Me, I'm getting used to the idea. Things are so calm and peaceful, that's my favorite part. As promised, the kids already have some new pets!

Our first new pair of troublemakers: Beagle sisters, Suzy and Scooter. They mind well and are oh, so cute. They chase off all the other dogs that try to hang out in our yard.

Next our kitties, also sisters: Sally and Missy

Andrea is so happy to have some whiskered friends again.

These kitties are well loved. Missy even has an extra toe on her paw, making her a "lucky" cat and a great climber! The puppies and kitties came from the same owner, making them family already - they instantly become a part of our family too!