Saturday, November 27, 2010

all blogs are the same

pretty much, young mormon moms are sure to post about holidays and their kids. i got my halloween post in and here is my submittal for first birthday. (although i find it repetitive, i can't help but think that i have the cutest kid and i want to show him off).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Something that makes me happy...

My friends son keeps asking for geenkin ... she isn't 100% sure if it translates to 'Lincoln' or 'Chicken.'
We weren't 100% sure if his Halloween costume was a duck or a chicken. So, here is our geenkin-chicken-Lincoln.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

inspiration to get things done

the inspiration from the last post inspired me to make this hat i've been wanting to make for the past few months. now lincoln just needs to grow into it. PS- i love finishing projects in one day.

these are even cuter in real life

greendog hat-greendog kids hats animal fun hats

Thursday, October 28, 2010

things i accomplished today ...

we put plastic over our windows so we are winter-weather ready. (c'mon ... we live in a trailer ... this sort of thing is to be expected from us).

we took our trash to the dump. and our recycling to the recycler.

i washed all our sheets. (and made the beds again).

i caught lincoln gabbering and flipping through his books all by himself quite a few times. it makes my little heart swell with pride that he seems to like books so far. (sorry, this isn't a 'book picture', but it is a pretty cute 'eating dirt' picture).

we went out on the town and had lunch at quiznos. with a coupon.

i vaccuumed.

i made one of the dinners we learned about at our last relief society activity. i think i liked it more than i expected.

speaking of food, this is day four without chocolate. for anyone who has been around me much, that is quite the feat. its not exactly a goal, more the byproduct of a current goal.

this picture is actually from a week or so ago. since lincoln walks and it would be severe torture to make him go to halloween events with other kids while his legs are stuck inside a fluffy catepillar i made him wear his bug suit on a walk and take some pictures.

tyler put more latches on the cupboards so that no more of this will happen. yeah, he is in the trash.

i finished book 3 of percy jackson. on a side note. i want to mention that i read the autobiography of CS Lewis a couple years ago. he said that a big part of his conversion was his interest in fantasy. and its funny that books like 'percy jackson' and 'the chronicles of narnia' can make me think more about Heavenly Father and maybe even shed some light on eternal principles.

oh! and maybe one of the most fulfilling events; i caouldn't figure out my dang zipper foot for my sewing machine a couple weeks ago. so, i gave up and tried to do a project without it. that surely backfired. so, then tonight i googled it and played with it and i figured it out! oh, glory!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

The Not-Reading List

I like to read. And when its a good read there isn't much else I like to do until I'm finished. Every time I go to the library the book 'Cider House Rules' stand out to me. I finally picked it up yesterday. I knew it had something to do with abortion ... thats about it. About 90 pages in I decided I better read the synopsis to find out if I really did want to finish the book. Here is the thing- a book about abortion, or a doctor's mission to help women by performing abortions, or an orphan learning about his crazy past; all of these are themes I would be interested in reading about. But here is the bummer, after reading the synopsis and the first 90 pages I have discovered that those are plots in the book, but sex is what sells it. Its just ploy to hook readers because human minds are intrigued by sex. If there were less intimate details I would want to finish. John Irving just used abortion as the bait and sex as the hook and I just think its lacking real content. Sheesh ...

Monday, September 20, 2010

Lincoln's First ...

Some people blog about their babies first word or steps or tooth. Not me. The nurse in me wants to blog about Lincoln's first ... band-aid! Just a little paper cut from his intensive reading. But I was more than happy to pull out the animal band-aids and clean up his cut. I'm guessing that he will have it off his finger in minutes.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Thanks Hailey, Hilgabilga, and Sussanah

I may post more about this adventure later just because the pictures are so cute, but for now I wanted to show off a picture of this beautiful wheat field.

Its awesome, right?

Thursday, July 29, 2010

All the reasons I'm 90 ... or as many as i can think of right now

i like to knit. once i start on a project i get a little obsessive.
i like classical music. albeit, when i listen to it i think of scenes from bugs bunny.
i quilt.
i think about foods that are easy on my bowels. TMI, i know.
i think teenagers look ri-dic-o-lous.
my teeth are falling out, but really, they have been my whole life.
i drive slow.
i think lots of music and movies are inappropriate. thats if i have even heard of them.
i like to do family history work.
i am always cold. and i like to wear sweaters.
i have an impressive button collection.
my feet hurt if i wear the wrong shoes.
i really enjoy front porch sittin'.

fortunately, i have this kid to keep me young.

Monday, April 26, 2010


I have been loving this window of time in my life. I get to play with Linky, and each day Tyler comes home I say, "Want to see what I made today?" I've been taking pictures of the things I make, and these are just a few of my recent ones that were really fun to do. They aren't my normal, and I had help from friends on all of them.

seek and find toy -thanks Alise

cute flowers for decor (I made a headband) - thanks Kim

Linky shoes - thanks Erika

Cicada (purposeless, but cool little pouch bag) - thanks Heather

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Not as Goofy

We have some friends, the Cahoons, who have a son a couple months older than Lincoln. Lincoln is more interested in Noah than any other baby. (This video shows the irony).

Friday, April 16, 2010

Thursday, March 18, 2010

I don't think life gets much better than this.

spring break + two cutest boys + camping + friends + awesome views + warm weather + ...

Thursday, March 4, 2010

I should have been a doctor ...

Tyler came home the other day with a broken thumb. I can distinctly remember saying, "Take ibuprofen and drink lots of water." (I may remember saying that because that is usually my remedy for things).
But I also said, "Now you're no better than an ape."
Tyler replied, "Apes have thumbs."
I said, "But they can't bend theirs' and neither can you."
(I'm such a loving wife).

The next morning Tyler went to the doctor. She told him to take ibuprofen AND drink lots of water. She also told him that now he was like an ape. Coincidence? I think not. I could totally be a doctor ...

Oh, and does anybody like posts without pictures? I doubt it. So here is a random one of my sister and Lincoln from the last time we went home.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Toe Jam

Although most people find it gross, I am oddly fond of toe jam. (Not in a way like I secretly eat it ... I'm amused by it). And I love that Lincoln gets it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

If you're bored ...

(Why is he making a funny face? I think I took this while he was eating, but of course I had to use a picture that had Lincoln in it too).

Everyone thinks they have the best dad in the world, right? I am of this thinking. Well, my 'best dad' has decided to become the next Patrick McManus. If you know who that is it is worth it to keep reading ... He has been writing about some of his outdoor adventures. He started a blog and posted them there. And they're pretty funny. I have been impressed. And if nothing else ... there are some pretty cool pictures he has taken. So, if you know my dad, or just feel a little bored, go for it.

Saturday, January 30, 2010

These are about a week old ...

I'm pretty sure our little guy has sprouted like a little weed. He and I have kind of figured out a little routine, he is really smiley, he does some cute little tricks, and he is growing out of all his little baby clothes. (I can only use the word 'little' for so long so I just used it as much as I could). I also thought Lincoln's grandmas probably needed some new pictures.

He loves sitting and standing like he is all grown up.

He likes hikes/walks with his mom.

He does NOT like to be on his belly so he rolls right over when he can.

Everyone loves the little booties he has on. And Marilyn was right, they always stay on.

And his mom loves this foxy little outfit from Grandma Rhonda. Mom also loves when dad gets a turn with the little guy.