Thursday, July 22, 2010

a little egg-citement......not so much

I heard my chickens making an "egg laying" sound the other's hard to explain if you've never heard it, so I'm not going try. But if, you've heard it, you know, it's a pretty distinct sound. Sooooooo, I go sprinting out to my cool new coop Steve's dad helped me finish and.......NOTHING!!!!

Really, I should be getting eggs ANY DAY NOW!!! Of course, as Steve says, it will be "the most expensive darned egg ever laid."


Wednesday, July 21, 2010

the beauty of it....

You don't have to be a grown-up to recognize the beauty of a sunset on the magnificently wild Oregon Coast.

But you might have to be a grown-up to see the beauty in cousins, who live 2000 miles apart; laughing, playing, and later recognizing that their relationships with each other are important to the grown-ups around them.....they got this opportunity thanks to their Grandmother and Granddad, and we are most grateful.
One of our best vacations ever, and it was only a little over an hour from our front door.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

the magic number....times 2

Ben is 6.... time flies when you're having fun. He is delightful....a VERY good last one to get.

His favorite gift...a whoopie cushion inside a toy skunk. He looked at me like I was on crack when I suggested he name it "Flower." Apparently, I've failed him in the Disney movie department.
Happy Birthday Ben!

Monday, July 19, 2010

the ultimate motivator

this is what Kraig looks like when he gets home from work (those are his socks he's holding.) He changes sprinkler pipes from sun up to sundown (literally,) six days a week. I think he's pretty motivated to attain a 3.8 GPA at BYU and get a scholarship...thinking is much less work than lifting.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Still got nothin'

I thought about making up a song for Steve's birthday...but the only rhyme I can think of for forty is warty and three rhymes with tree...Somehow I just can't get "WARTY TREE" to fit into a birthday song. Now, if I could get crusty old fart to rhyme, THAT would be more appropriate.

Happy Birthday Honey....don't worry, you're still hot!