Sunday, August 25, 2013

Day 79

August 25th, 2013

Our new home teachers came over today.  They have a daughter that is just 4 days older than JJ.       

Day 78

August 24th, 2013

It's a great day to be out back.       

Day 77

August 23rd, 2013

The children and JJ have fun together with their new game.     

Day 76

August 22nd, 2013

Today JJ, Jadon and I went to gleaners to get bunches of snacks and bread.  JJ is a happy little helper.  .    

Day 75

August 21st, 2013

This is Jadon's favorite book now, we read it over and over and over.  It reminds me of him, very physical.    

Day 74

August 20th, 2013

Jenea is such a good helper.  She's reluctantly cleaning out the downstairs fridge for me.  SHe did a great job!   

Day 73

August 19th, 2013

Today is DeLoy's 65th birthday.  To celebrate, Paul went shooting with his dad.  One of their favorite things to go together.     

Day 72

August 18th, 2013

This is Aunt Denise, Paul's aunt, Ardyth's sister.  She came up to visit from Southern Utah.  We saw her today.    

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Day 71

August 17th, 2013

I don't know how to make a snap shot out of this, so it's a video.  Jaren pushing Jenevieve around in a bin.    

Day 70

August 16th, 2013

This is my little set-up at Justy's Produce.  Today is a day I'll never forget.  

Day 69

August 15th, 2013

Look who got into Jaren's smoothie that he left on the coffey table.    

Day 68

August 14th, 2013

Jenevieve knows where to go to get the lovin's and tasty food from grandma.   

Day 67

August 13th, 2013

Today the children and I pulled weeds for a family who has been so kind to us.  They did a great job.  Here they are taking a blueberry break. 

Day 66

August 12th, 2013

Tonight we had a home-school kick-off for Jaren's Sons of Helaman class.  It was at the Waddels.  My little monkeys Jolie and Jaren are playing on the swing-set.  JJ is visiting a rabbit.  

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Day 65

August 11th, 2013

My cool boys Jaren, Jadon, and Jude watching a movie in 3-D at Grandpa Graham's. 

Day 64

August 10th, 2013

Jadon loves this little finger flash light Grandma Tuttle bought him. Do you notice he's sleeping on the floor?  He has a bed, he much prefers sleeping in our room on the floor though.  We like to have him with us!

Day 63

August 9th, 2013

Today we helped a dear friend.  She's fighting hard to get a new and larger public library built for our little town.  She contacted over 50 families to invite them to participate with her.  We and just a handful of others showed up.  This is Jadon, Jenevieve and Jude in the childrens part of the library.  I want a room just like this in our next home.  

Day 62

August 8th, 2013

We picked up 3 boxes of peaches today.  They taste SO good!  Here is Jaren processing them.  He's peeling, cutting and freezing them for future smoothies or fruit on waffles.  

Day 61

August 7th, 2013

We love that Jenna lives just 1/2 a mile away.  She comes over, or the children go to her home often.  They actually like the smoothie I made today and have the mustaches to prove it!

Day 60

August 6th, 2013

My new toy.  I've wanted one of these for several months now.  I found one on craigslist.  So thankful!  I just want to find fruits and veggies to chip, chop, grate and slice!  It's a Saladmaster Salad Shooter. 

Day 59

August 5th, 2013

Today I went to a ladies house to teach her about oils and she sent me home with all of this - protine poweder, pickled asparagus, cucumbers and zucchini from her garden.  What a sweet lady she is!

Sunday, August 4, 2013

Day 58

August 4th, 2013

This is how Jadon puts food in the refrigerator.  I didn't know we kept our food two steps down the stairs.  I don't know that I'll ever figure that one out.

Day 57

August 3rd, 2013

Candy  parade day (ahem, Gladstone Cultural Festival Parade Day).  We found cousin Jacob and his Juggling Balls in the park drumming up business.  

Day 56

August 2nd, 2013

Happy Birthday Jaren!!!!  He turns 11 today.  He spent the day playing and we went to the Gladstone, now it's called, Cultural Festival (they changed the name - it used to be Chautauqua Festival).  Jaren got an MP3 player (now he'll quit stealing mine) and a new bike among other things.  

Day 55

August 1st, 2013

Here are Jaron, Jaren and Jaren at the pack meet tonight.  Jaren G (that's my Jaren) received his Arrow of Light Badge.  He's now moving on to Boy Scouts.  

We also spent the day at Multnomah Falls with the Kenners (and Jaron).  I wanted to spend time with them before they headed back to Alaska and I wanted to take my children to the falls.  Most of them hadn't been there before.

Kallie and Jenea
Angie and I
All the children Angie and I have (10 in total)
The Graham's in a little cave on the way up to the falls