"In our search to obtain relief from the stresses of life, may we earnestly seek ways to simplify our lives. May we comply with the inspired counsel and direction the Lord has given us in the great plan of happiness. May we be worthy to have the companionship of the Holy Ghost and follow the guidance of the Spirit as we navigate this mortal journey. May we prepare ourselves to accomplish the ultimate purpose of this mortal test- to return and live with our Heavenly Father."

-L. Tom Perry

Saturday, August 28, 2010

New place

Side of the house and front of the guest house

The tin barn. Chad's favorite part. (not mine) Looking out towards the pasture.

Front of the house. (needs some landscaping)

Looking out towards the driveway and pasture

more of the woods
behind the house where the train goes by (by the big trees)
no, it's not that loud.

Friday, August 27, 2010

stay tuned....

we're in.
we're unpacking.
we LOVE it!
(Stay tuned for pictures!)

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

calling heaven??

Just so I don't forget:
(Carly plays with one of our old cell phones)
She was upstairs and said....
C: "Hey mom....pretend I'm Jejus and you need help."
Me: "Okay" (she throws me the phone)
C: "ok...now you can call me...because I'm jejus...and you need help."
Me: "ok, ring, ring, ring...."
C: "Hello?"
Me: "Hi, I need help, I'm lost..."
C: (Comes downstairs, turns the chair that I'm sitting on) "There, now you're home."
Me: Thanks

Friday, August 6, 2010

around the house....

Well, we haven't been up to much but here are some things we have been doing around here....
playing with toy animals
"eraff and bebra"

sticking a Giraffe up our nose

singing and dancing

pretending to sleep....

Selling furniture
We got rid of our couch. I had a love/hate relationship with that thing and since it won't really fit in the new house (let's hope we actually get the house) I figured we could sell it. The kids would pull the cushions off everyday! bleh....

Naming Sam's army guys
(I love the dollar store!)

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


SO.......I'm really hoping that this house we've been working on getting goes through or else we might be homeless at the end of the month. We already gave our notice and signed a contract to leave the rental house by the end of August. This was done thinking our closing date would be August 10th. (because of certain issues that closing date will most likely be pushed back) No problem right? I'm sure it'll all work out fine, things might just get pushed to the very last second! So....here's to hoping that we won't end up without a place to live! :)