Tuesday, February 16, 2010


We have chickens, so therefor we have more eggs than we know what to do with half the time..... so, thankfully i have kids who LOVE eggs! once again i pull a recipe from the pioneer woman cookbook and make a yummy dinner for me and the kids. i made each of the kids egg in a hole with the hole shaped like a heart in honor of valentine's day. they loved it and i must say, it was delicious!


snow wouldn't be the same if mom didn't play too!


We had an amazing time in the snow this weekend! i cannot believe we got as much snow as we did, but it came down and kept coming until we reached a good 6 inches. the kids were in heaven. since we are from the south and don't have much use for snow boards and sleds, we improvised with wake boards (minus fins) and boogie boards. it worked just fine and we got plenty of speed on our little slopes to satisfy the kids desire for some fun snow sliding! the kids spent most of the night outside on Friday night until it got too dark and woke up early saturday morning to continue playing. Nico and Annelies invited some friends to play, once the roads were safe enough to travel on. Nico invited his friend (a girl) Kerstin over and annelies had Kerstin sister Lauren. by the end of the day, the kids were soaked and exhausted.

we woke up on sunday to Ollie with an awful kroopy cough and sniffles and coughs all around! i had to make it to church since i was teaching Relief Society, so i called my mom in to watch the kids. Rob spent the weekend in south GA for a field trial. as i was getting dressed and ready for church, nico decides to fix himself some breakfast and pull out THE SHARPEST KNIFE IN THE DRAWER to cut some cheese for a biscuit. all of the sudden i hear cries from Nico like he is dying..... i come down to find blood everywhere and his finger continuing to drip blood in the sink. he was freaking out and i began to panic..... luckily the bleeding stopped after 4 soaked paper towels. my friend Karena (a nurse) came to my rescue to reassure me that he did not need stitches. i went on to church, came home, fixed lunch and collapsed on the couch for a 4 hour nap!

we had a great and dramatic weekend!!! i LOVE the snow, but i am glad we only get it maybe once a year.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


As many of you know, last year i was involved in the walk and rollathon for CMV awareness. the details of this years walk have not been worked out yet, but it will be sometime in may! i am so excited to be a part of this cause. last year i prepared a speech that shared Jakob's story and this year it has been published HERE. i am so excited to be able to help and be involved in this. i hope that you will be able to support this cause also!! i had some GREAT friends show up last year to support us.