Tuesday, May 26, 2009


Mandi came home from the store on Saturday only to find me starting a new project. I've always wanted to paint an AMERICAN FLAG on the side of our fence. I asked her if she minded if I did that. She said . . . "No, I don't mind you graffitiing up our backyard." We had so much fun painting the flag together while the Boyz jumped on the trampoline and rode their bikes. It helped bring in the spirit of Memorial Day.

The finished product!

Friday, May 15, 2009


What more could we ask for? A nice night, amazing view, Twilight, and a nice cozy fire!

Kolby was, of course, right next to daddy getting things ready.

Two of a kind.

I had to get a shot of Josh's little "perfect fire". It never ceases to amaze me how perfectly Josh can do things! Love ya hun!

What a night! The weather up here is finally getting nice enough so that we can do one of our families favorite things. Sit outside in the back yard and have a fire! We look forward to the weekends especially because we get to snuggle up together and watch a movie, or just enjoy our view while staying warm by the fire. The boyz absolutely LOVE to be able to help Josh get things ready. And when he gets ready to light it, they both come running and get all excited when the flame "wooshes" out at them. ( Thanks to a little help from gasoline!) Then the relaxing begins! { Well, for Josh and me.} The boys usually don't last all the way through the movie no matter what we try to watch. Jake usually ends up inside playing video games, and Kolby usually ends up sleeping in our laps. And, by the time we are done, the blankets, their jammies our clothes and my hair STINK like campfire! But  we can't wait until the next time when we can do it all again!!! Life is good!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Special Day!

Kolby turned the big 4 today! Unfortunately, he didn't get the iPhone he had his heart set on. But, he did get his second wish, a skateboard and some cool sunglasses. We love you Kolby and your free spirit! Thank you for always making us laugh and reminding us to chill once and awhile!