Tuesday, April 13, 2010


I had a painting of the kids commissioned. It is one of my favorite pictures of the kids and I wanted to be able to display it as more than just a photograph. Seth's teacher is an amazing artist and agreed to paint the picture for me. I'm so excited, it is finished and I can't wait to get it framed and hung. For those who will not be able to see it in person for awhile; here is a picture of the portrait for you to see.

For comparison purposes, here is the original picture she used to paint from.

Monday, April 12, 2010


While I was writing the last post I found this sight on the couch. I thought you all might get a kick out of her newest sleeping pose.

Washing machine problems

Yesterday as I was getting ready to go work at the Y, Riley came running out of the laundry room talking about Sethy. I could not understand what she could possibly be talking about so I followed her to find out what was going on.

As it turned out, my washing machine was full and unable to work. Upon further investigation here is what we found to be the problem....

Yes, that is Seth in the washing machine. And before anyone who doesn't know him gets the wrong impression; he put himself in the washing machine; he thought it was a great joke; and no we did not start the machine before he popped his head out or while he was still in the machine.

It actually was a great joke and before I made him get out of the machine I called Jared in from mowing the lawn to "help" me figure out what was wrong with the washing machine. It was the hardest I have laughed all week and a great representation of just who that little guy is.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

What have we been doing?

It's been quite awhile since I've posted anything so I thought I would catch up with what we have been doing.

Our house has been on the market for just over 2 months now. We actually had it sold once, but the buyer backed out halfway to closing. We are praying everyday that God will send the right people to our house soon. In the meantime, we are having fun and enjoying all of our many blessings.

Jared and I have been participating in boot camp at the YMCA since the middle of Nov. We have a great time, and while it is a very hard class we enjoy it. Our class is mostly my co-workers and we all have a great time working hard and encouraging each other. We are happy with the results, but man is it hard.

The boys are back in soccer and loving it. It is great to finally see some sun and sit on the sidelines cheering them on and enjoying the spring weather. Riley is still too young to play on her own team, but she is the biggest cheerleader for the boys at their games each week.

Here is a picture of my dad's "new" truck. The kids loved playing in the truck when we were up there a few weeks ago. Jared could barely fit inside the cab.

One of the pictures from our afternoon of hiking Easter weekend.


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