Sunday, November 29, 2009

2009 Garden


So this year I learned a lot about gardening. First, it is a lot of work to maintain a garden. Second, don't always read the back of the seed packet, talk to gardeners in your area that have had success. Third, make sure you have a lot of time to weed, prune and care for your garden. I did have a lot of fun learning more about gardening this year. I had carrots galore! We got sick of eating squash. The Jalapenos grew so hot we couldn't eat them. Next year I have new techniques I am going to try.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Monster Truck


A few months ago we where driving home and Jake spotted a monster truck parked at a local gas station. Of course we had to stop and take some pictures. He thinks dad needs to get one of these to advertise when he is a Doctor! Jake said people who drive these will need to come see my Dad!

Mod Podge Board


I was asked to post this so people could see the board I made for one of my friends daughter's baptism. It is a simple piece of 1/2inch press board from home depot. Cut to desired dimensions. Router edges to desired design. Lay up side down on table saw and drop blade to low position. Cut straight lines to desired box size on front of board. Hint mark the back of board with a pencil to indicate where lines should be cut. Boxes that are 3X5 and 4X6 picture sizes are easier to fill when ready to mod podge. After cut mod podge scrapbook paper and pics to front face. Careful not to get mod podge on picture fronts. These make great gifts!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Blue Man


So we have had fun with Jake's hair this year. Mohawk for the summer and now electric blue for crazy hair day at school. He was so disappointed he had to wash it out!

Mohawk Man


I let Jake's hair grow out over the summer and Dad finally made me cut it, so here is the end result. Needless to say it only lasted for the day! Not because it didn't hold, Elmer's glue made sure of that! Dad didn't want Jake showing up for church the next day looking like this!

Rick's Baptism August 1st, 2009


Rick Casagrande was baptised! Thanks for letting us be a part of your journey!

Missionary Work in St. Louis


These are the Elders that were in our ward when our neighbor Rick Casagrande was baptised. Elder Ferrin and Elder Pace were key in teaching the gospel of Jesus Christ to Rick. What a blessing in Rick's life to hear and believe in the fullness of the gospel. We are so thankful to have shared with him the joy he felt in his life and to see him grow. What a humbling experience we have had as a family to see that we can share the gospel with those we come in contact with. We are all in the Mission field. I know Jesus Christ is our Savior and that only through him can we return to our Heavenly Father. He suffered so that we could be happy and experience joy in our lives. I am so grated for Prophets that lead and guide us through hard times. I know Joseph Smith saw God the Father and Jesus Christ. How blessed we are to have the Book of Mormon and Bible to help guide and warn us in these days. I know if we are doing the right things we will be blessed even when things get tough. I love my family and know that this life is only the beginning! I pray that I will continually share my testimony with those I come in contact with. This life is to short to be afraid of sharing what is most precious to us!

Katelynd's 1st Day of Junior High School


Katelynd was so embarrassed to have me taking a picture of her first day going to junior high. She wouldn't even introduce me to her bus buddies! Katelynd loves her new school, lots of big changes though. We sure love her! Katelynd wants to try for track this year and has been getting lots of practice running with Mom.

Lindsay's 1st Day of School 2009


This will be Lindsay's last year in Elementary school. She is already wanting to be in junior high. Lindsay you are growing up to be a beautiful young lady. We love you!
Keep up the good work!

Jakes 1st Day of School


This is so late to blog about but I have to update my blog! Jake was so excited for his first day of school. I think he was more excited to ride the bus with his sister finally. He loves his new teacher! Jake is growing up so fast. We sure love him. He is always keeping us entertained with his new adventures.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Halloween 2009


This year we had a big neighborhood halloween party. Rick our neighbor pulled a trailer with the kids through the neighborhood. We had two big fire pits and a lot of treats and food. We had a really good time!

Girls 2008

Girls 2008

July 4th Grandpas Famous Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream & Fun

July 4th Grandpas Famous Burnt Almond Fudge Ice Cream & Fun

Cousins come with to the St Louis Zoo

Cousins come with to the St Louis Zoo

Lilly & Lauren at St.Louis Temple

Lilly & Lauren at St.Louis Temple

Katelynd & Lindsay at Achievement Days The Muny High School Musical

Katelynd & Lindsay at Achievement Days The Muny High School Musical

About Me

Just a little web site to keep our family and friends informed. Out in our new Hometown of O'Fallon, Missouri. We just all keep growing up and getting older. I am a mother of 4 fun loving active children. They sure keep me busy and I love every minute of it. We all have adjusted well out here in Missouri. Thank goodness we haven't seen any tornadoes though. Jason is very busy with Chiropractic school so I have been put in charge of the blog. I think he did that on purpose to teach me how to use the computer. Our family is so very blessed we love just to be with each other and having a little fun. Now we just try to get Dad to talk about other things besides Gross Anatomy and how our body works. But we love him all the same. We think of all of you often and miss you all(now i talk like a missourian).

Jake at the Y

Jake at the Y

Lindsay

Lindsay
Just got done

Step away from the cookies!

Step away from the cookies!

Madam Cookie Chefs

Madam Cookie Chefs

Katelynd is going into 5th grade this year

Katelynd is going into 5th grade this year

Lindsay is going into 4th grade

Lindsay is going into 4th grade

Jake is our STUNT DOUBLE some of his works are Mission Possible and Die Harder!

Jake is our STUNT DOUBLE some of his works are Mission Possible and Die Harder!

Lolly is going to be 16 here really soon shes been practicing driving her own car

Lolly is going to be 16 here really soon shes been practicing driving her own car

Go Girls!

Go Girls!

We heard that mullets were coming back in !

We heard that mullets were coming back in !