Sunday, March 30, 2014

Day 88

March 29th, 2014

Jenevieve is a great helper!  Stocking up on frozen fruit for our smoothies.

Day 87

March 28th, 2014

Jude, still sleeping on my floor, likes to play with his figures before he settles down. I like that he likes to be with Paul and I.  He's growing up so very fast!

Day 86

March 27th, 2014

This afternoon I had my hair highlighted.  My original intent was to get chunks of hair darkened, but I ended up with this.  It was my first time ever having my hair colored and it was a new skill the young lady (a friends child) is developing.  

Day 85

March 26th, 2014

This week I began a program called 20 Second Fitness.  Jadon loves exercising with me and I enjoy his companionship.   

Day 84

March 25th, 2014

Obie is mellowing out in his old age, sometimes he enjoys the companionship of Jenevieve.     

Day 83

March 24th, 2014

We finally used our rocket stove.  I built it maybe 2 years ago and we had never learned to use it.  We need to keep working at it.     

Day 82

March 23rd, 2014

The van would not start today, dead (and very old) battery, so we walked to church and it was a very nice walk.   

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Day 81

March 22nd, 2014

Kiera came to play today. 

Day 80

March 21st, 2014

Last night Paul brought Jenevieve to me and she and I stayed the night in the hotel room with Grandma Joy, then we had lunch together the next day.     

Day 79

March 20th, 2014

I had lunch with the Green Smoothie Girl ( and a few other ladies today, then I helped with her event and stayed in the hotel for the night.  It was loads of fun!   

Day 78

March 19th, 2014

Rice rice baby - all over the floor.  I put rice in a sock for Jadon because he had an ache, apparently he doesn't need it anymore.  

Day 77

March 18th, 2014

Little smoothie thief.  She LOVES smoothies of all kinds!

Day 76

March 17th, 2014

I have been finding game peices all over the house, then I found Jude playing with a bunch of them.  He wants little figures SO badly - I think we'll have to hit the dollar store and buy him a great variety, then put a lock on the game cabinet.   

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Day 75

March 16th, 2014

Grandma Joy came today.  She actually ate the cake I made.  It was good to see her, it'd been a while.  Her birthday was yesterday. 

Day 74

March 15th, 2014

Our wedding anniversary was yesterday.  We went out tonight to the Spaghetti Factory, we ate with a couple of friend couples.  It was very nice. 

Day 73

March 14th, 2014

Jadon and I had our monthly date this evening.  We went swimming at Mt. Scott.  Jadon LOVED going down the big twisty slide again and again and again.  One lifeguard commented to me that he's fearless.  He sure is!  

Day 72

March 13th, 2014

Jenevieve and Jolie are helping me make birthday cakes for Grandma Joy who we'll be seeing on Sunday.  Yellow and German chocolate.  Yum!    

Day 71

March 12th, 2014


Jaren was presented his tenderfoot award tonight in scouts.   

Day 70

March 11th, 2013

Jenea and daddy date night.  They watched Charlottes Web and had popcorn and candy. 

Day 69

March 10th, 2013

Jenea had this large ball of yarn out to make a yarn doll.  She didn't put it away - Jude and Jadon discovered it and got creative.  They are little rascals!  Grandpa Tuttle calls them Mutton and Jeff - I have no idea who that is.

Day 68

March 9th, 2013

This Sunday was Jenevieve's official first day of nursery, she's been coming with me for quite a while anyway.  Jude likes to come for the first hour.  

Day 67

March 8th, 2013

Jolie went around the neighborhood with Shayla to sell coupon books.  They were very successful. 

Sunday, March 9, 2014

Day 66

March 7th, 2013

I picked Paul up from the airport at midnight.  The spent the day visiting an old Mormon fort in Las Vegas. 

Day 65

March 6th, 2013

Jolie and Jaren (who refused to let me take a picture of him) had an audition today for a commercial.  We'll see.  Jolie was so excited!  Jenevieve is 18 months old today! 

Day 64

March 5th, 2013

We've been staying at Paul's parents for the week because it is closer to the children's school than our home so it's a little easier for me.  I remembered to bring everything except the backpack I packed full of Jenevieve's clothing so I had to wash her cloths every day and she slept in her brothers tee shirt.  Thank goodness for washing machines.  

Day 63

March 4th, 2013

Paul called from Las Vegas to let us know his Aunt Denise (Ardyths sister) died yesterday.  The children loved it when she came up from Utah to visit.  This is what her daughter Jennifer wrote about her - "To all those that knew my mother that I was not able to call: Denise Martin Cottle passed away Monday, March 3rd around 130 pm. She called 9-1-1 because she was having trouble breathing. Autopsy came back as an Aortic Aneurism. She was happy and living a clean life the last few weeks before she passed. We all knew her as a fun, bubbly, loyal person who kept friends for years and held them all dear to her heart. We will be placing an Obituary with viewing information for SLC area for Tuesday. She has a friend down in St George that is helping me with an informal viewing down there for Monday night so her friends don't have to travel. We would like for all to come and share fun memories or stories of her. I will update Facebook also with specific information as we get it. Thanks again for everyone's thoughts and payers for her. She was a loved Mom, sister, grandmother, and friend."

Day 62

March 3rd, 2013

I know this is discusging, but that's sometimes how things are with children.  We all noticed downstairs smelled like a urinal.  I could not find pee anywhere it shouldn't be, but I suspected Jadon was doing something he shouldn't be.  I finally discovered he had been peeing in his bedroom trash can.  I just don't understand.

Day 61

March 2nd, 2013

I was cleaning dishes, noticed out the window there was a parade - at 9:00pm.  I got the children and we ran outside to look.  It was a very small parade of our neighbors Doug and Karen and their guests celebrating Mardi Gras - they threw necklaces to the children.  It was fun!

Day 60

March 1st, 2013

I took Paul to the airport so he could spend a week in Las Vegas at a SharePoint conference. 

Day 59

February 28th, 2013

Paul and I went on a double date with the boys today.  We took them to the park and donuts.

Day 58

February 27th, 2013

The men made dinner tonight.  Chicken salad on flat bread.   

Day 57

February 26th, 2013

I did a booth today at Reed College with a few other gals.  

Day 56

February 25th, 2013

And these are the scriptures we are currently reading as a family.

Day 55

February 24th, 2013

This is the book we read a chapter of each night after we read our scriptures.

Day 54

February 23rd, 2013