Tuesday, April 21, 2009

How is this Comfortable?

I check on the kids each night before I go to bed and this is how I found Kyanna sleeping last night.

How can you even stay asleep when you are in position like that? I don't get it. She didn't even wake up when I picked her up and put her back into bed the normal way.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday Brett!!! I LOVE You!

Monday, April 13, 2009

Serious Skills!

This is a video that I took of Will Easter morning of him sword fighting using a stick. This is pretty much what he does everyday all the time. It doesn't always have to be a stick, it can be a shoe, a piece of popcorn, a fork, a book, a piece of paper, a pen, anyways you get the point. It's so much fun to watch him use his imagination (and boy does he have one!) and well it keeps him entertained so I am not complaining one bit, until he does it at church. And of course you can hear Kyanna yelling in the background "take picture, take picture." Like I said she loves to have her picture taken.

Easter Morning

Here are some pictures from Easter Morning! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Phase 2

O.k. so I know that I missed the what's happening thread on the 8th, but apparently that is just too much of a commitment for me right now so I didn't do it and I may not do it again. I never said I was one to follow through with things.

Anyways this is what I like to call phase 2 of the backyard. Phase 1 was the sprinklers and phase 3 will be the hydroseed. So phase 2 was fixing our fence! Ever since we moved into this house the fence on the South side has been broken leading right into our neighbors backyard. And I don't know if you have noticed from the pictures it's not exactly a nice yard to look at. The fence is so nice it makes me want to do the whole backyard, oh well maybe in a couple of years. Anyways now all we need to do is kill all the weeds in our backyard (which may end up being the biggest project yet!) and then we can hydroseed. They say with hydroseed that in two weeks you have a pretty good lawn


I love this picture of Will working. He worked so hard that day mostly using daddy's screw gun to screw and unscrew, but he sure thought that he was helping. I walked out earlier in the day and he was out there all by himself with the hammer trying to knock down the old fence. He seriously had a blast!

And then Kyanna just needs me to take a picture of her whenever I get the camera out. Someday I am going to make a slide show and post all the weird random pictures that end up on my camera from kids!

O.k. I wasn't going to add any Easter pictures until tomorrow ( I have some pretty cute videos!) But I realized that I didn't have a picture of the finished product. I know there is still a slat missing here but we are waiting for the cement to totally dry.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Hidden Blessings

O.k. so I know that there are many disadvantages of working at the D.I. First of all you have that whole image of the D.I. you know the one that you grew up with and was always embarrassed when your mom shopped for clothes at the D.I. (or at least I was, I know I was vain). Second, let's face it, it's retail. Not the most ideal industry to work, although the D.I. is different because there main focus is to help people, you still have to deal with the retail aspect of it all. Third, the hours well... suck. Brett is gone one night a week and works every, yes every, Saturday. And well that's hard. It's hard for him because he misses out on a lot of stuff and hard for me because I then either miss out or do it by myself with the kids.

But I have to say there are many advantages as well. He works for the church, seriously what more stable of a job is that! Many retail stores are open on Sunday,but not the D.I., and since I have long moved past the whole stigma with the D.I. you can get really great stuff there. And yes I do buy my clothes and the kids clothes there.

This week I am especially grateful for the D.I. For the last year and a half we have been using Brett's Grandparents washing machine and dryer. Which I am pretty sure could actually be older than me. Well this week our dryer finally died. And I was stressed. Sure we have the money to go buy a new one but we are trying super hard to save and plus we are thinking we don't want to go buy a cheap dryer, when we buy one we want it to be a nice one. Well the very next day someone left a washer and dryer at the D.I. The D.I. doesn't accept appliances, I don't know why. But they don't. So Brett was able to take this one and bring it home and see if it works. Well good news... It does. I am not sure how long it will last but hopefully it will get us to a point where we are able to buy a really nice one.

All I can say is the D.I. has been good to us. This isn't the only cool thing that we have gotten. I could go on and on with the many amazing things we have been able to find. But this one I am especially thankful for.