Odds & Ends

Miscellaneous posts we either forgot to categorize or don’t know where to put them.

Tim Lincecum aka Emperor Kuzco

I’m not much of a sport fan, but my dear sports fanatic husband is.  Some sport is almost constantly playing on our tele.  So the first time I happened to walk by and see Tim Lincecum pitching baseball I had to do a double...

Fun Friday: Sweet Baby Pic

Caught… eating the Jenga pieces. “They’re tasty. Is that a problem?” “Forget Jenga. I’m coming for the camera.” April

Zion

“Zion” has several different meanings: 1) a hill by Jerusalem (sometimes Jerusalem), 2) a religious reference to a holy place, and 3) the name of a national park in southern Utah. A couple of weekends ago, the family got out of...

Twin Outfits

This may have been mentioned before, but after April had Buddy, she started telling everyone that she wanted twins because they are 2 for 1 – two kids, one pregnancy. No one in the family or extended family has twins, so we told her...

Oh, Brother!

As the youngest, Squash has had to suffer through many siblings falling in love, but it doesn’t change how annoying that can be…

The Name Game

We used to play a lot of games as a family when we got together – board games, card games, etc. But as April and Paula kept adding children to the mix, the number of games went down. It was too hard with small babies who needed constant...

Summer Memories – Humming Birds

While a winter storm billows and blows outside, I thought I’d go through some of my old summer photos. Last summer a pair of humming birds created their nest on a small branch in the tree off our front porch. Every once in a while...

Real Human Food…The Joy of Graham Crackers

I am pretty sure I look something like this when I eat graham crackers. There’s something about their grainy, sweet, crunchy-ness that turns on the Cookie Monster inside of me. I’m talking about the real Cookie Monster from...

Happy New Year 2013 Everyone!

Last year was great with some great ups and a few downs as normal life goes.  Our family tradition is to count down to midnight, then go out on the porch with pots and pans and bang out the old year and ring in the new year as loudly as...

Missing in Mansfield

One of the things that I did while MIA was go to Mansfield, MO where Laura Ingalls Wilder and Almonzo Wilder lived out their final years. The white house behind me? Oh, that’s where the books were written! Well, the books that...