Thursday, September 30, 2010

Giddy Up Partner!

Today was Cowboy day at the kids school. They had been talking about it for days. They were really excited to get all cowboy-ed up. They actually picked their own outfits. They were so adorable that I had to take some pictures and post them.

The boys said that they had a lot of fun. They ate "cowboy food" aka bbq chicken for lunch, and had a dance party where they played country music. Julien said that somebody took several pictures of him. He said that they had him pose. I am eager to see those pictures.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I found this awesome game at Walmart called Creationary. It is made by Lego. It is just like Pictionary, except that you have to build your object, place... out of lego pieces instead of drawing it. It is a great family home evening game. The kids, Jon and I love to play it. Here are some pictures or our creations on our second game.

Jon had to create a propeller.

Julien a piano. I thought he did a great job.
Everyone guessed his correctly.

Logan had a sports car.

I had a pair of shoes.

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Sweet n Low Mama

After all this time, juggling school and work, work and school, Jon finally had to quit his job at XO for his last year at school. It was a day we both looked forward to and dreaded at the same time. XO was a great job and source of income for our family while in school. I think Jon felt relieved to only have to focus on school and not have to divide his time and energy on the two.

After having the baby, the decision whether going back to work or not was a difficult one to make. I love my job, but I really felt that I needed to be home with my new baby, Julien and Logan. Yet with Jon quitting we needed some income until we could get approved for a loan. But working and having to pay for child care when I work 45 minutes away was not really a reasonable solution either.

After much pondering, I decided it would be best for me and the family not to go back to work but work at home serving and caring for my family. Once I had made my decision, I called to quit and my boss suggested that I keep working and take Kia Ora to work with me until she became too mobile. It was an offer that would have been silly to pass up especially with the financial strain our family was under.

I started working the first week of September. It has been hard trying to juggle work, home, kids, infant, but I know that Heavenly Father has helped me with the energy, and attitude I needed to accomplish all my daily tasks.

Jon has been a big big help of course doing the dishes, and helping with laundry when I was too tired. And the baby has been so easy, sleeping for the most part of my working day.

As far as the Sweet n Low picture? Jon calls me his "Sweet n Low mama" since I bring home the "bacon." Sweet n Low because it is barely enough to pay the bills. Unfortunately I don't make enough money to be called his "Sugar mama" and spoil him with outings, and gifts.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Happy 29th to Jon

Jon's birthday was actually over a month ago, but I wanted to wait until I had pictures to post. We celebrated Jon's birthday by eating ribs which Jon made (they were delicious), and ended the meal with a very good ice cream cake which I had made. Jon received many nice cards for his birthday along with a 50 dollar gift card from my parents. It was a nice gift because Jon desperately needed nice clothes to interview with.
He got two nice shirts with ties, a nice pair of black slacks, and nice black dress up shoes.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Cool Doc.

This week was my 7 week appointment with Dr. Young, the doctor who delivered the baby. He gave me this cute little shirt for Kiki. It is so darling. She looked so cute in her little jeans and shirt, but I love her smiling grin even more.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Kia Ora smiles!

Kia Ora is now smiling! She has actually been smiling for a little while now but we were never quite fast enough with the camera until recently.
Here are a few picts and videos.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Kia Ora's Photoshoot

One of my good friends from work took pictures of Kia Ora when she was 17 days old. I got the pictures today. They are all so cute. I could not put all of them up so I just put some of my favorite ones. You can view more pictures from the photo-shoot on our photobucket account.

Thanks to Steve Walters for taking such beautiful pictures, this is the best gift. I truly love it.

Kia Ora in her Blessing Dress

Kia Ora, the Little Ballerina

Little hands

Julien and Logan

Kia Ora and her big brothers