Archive for 2007

The birthday loot

Spread out for assembly…

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Happy birthday Isaac!

We had a little party at home today. All my brothers and sister came and the cousins and his friend Chandler with my friends Becki and Rachel. Little Olivia came too. It was a nice gathering!

Make a wish!

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“I want to open some of these presents too!”

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Can we all fit?

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Could they be related to ME? Why yes, they could. My sister Omi and brother Aaron.

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The group photo. Oscar and Eli are sporting their new glasses.

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Should I feel guilty about taking the group photo on the corner of my front yard, while this was going on behind me? Some poor transient was making a ruckus in the nature area behind the neighbor’s yard and was hauled off. I hope he was okay.

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We’re heading out to try out Isaac’s new bike, than back inside to break out the new Playmobil castle. Its a great day!


Happy mother’s day from my three boys. 😉 I love this e-card site You can really feel the love, more than any other email greetings I’ve seen.

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not that much difference from last month…

but, still keeping my monthly photos going. Two months of growing for Simon and losing for me.

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My brother Casey and my lovely sister-in-law Aundi took a family photo of us in the park.

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Aren’t Casey and Aundi a good looking couple!

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For mother’s day…

The kids drew me a picture and signed a fun card, Jason bought me some girly earrings. But the best part of my day was when Jason broke it down and sang me one of my fav songs “Wifey” by Next. And then we made crazy, passionate love.

“…from braids to weave, skirt or jean…you’re still my queen.”

*some parts of this post may be fictional

**Karaoke Babe?

Another year for my Iz man



Cloth diaper fluff

A friend knit up this adorable wool diaper cover for Simon. Sadly, it barely fit over his smallest diaper. 🙁 But look how cute it is!

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Nearly 2 months old.

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Isaac takes up photography

I’ve let Isaac go nuts with the Nikon D70. Its set to auto and he’s just getting used to holding the camera and triggering the shutter while using the “back button focus” (a button on the back of the camera set to lock in focus when pressed, as opposed to the usual halfway press of the shutter release button).

The last two days he has taken over 300 photos of just about everything around our house and yard; the chickens, the chicken poop, his brothers, his toys, the clutter, etc.

Tomorrow, we’ll go through them together and decide what is worthy of keeping, format the card and start fresh with a SMALLER card. A five year old does not need a 2GB card. Maybe if he had less space on his compact flash card, he’d think twice about the 15 images of the same blob of chicken poo? 😉 Or maybe not. Its his art! lol

here’s a few of the chicken shots that caught my eye.

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SuperFoods Rx

I’m not sure how this book disappeared from my blog. But its another great read that has changed my thinking forever. Read it!

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A Thomas Jefferson Education: Teaching a Generation of Leaders for the Twenty-First Century

Update: Apparently the author is LDS and the book has some major Mormon undertones. I, myself, am not LDS…and should still be able to appreciate the good ideas about mentoring and reading the classics (which I do!), so why did my cheeks burn when I learned the connection?


By Oliver Van DeMille. This book is blowing my mind! Jason and I have had some issues with the virtual charter school we’ve been using for Isaac’s kindergarten year, and this book articulates our concerns so perfectly.

We will be going to straight homeschool next year, and forging our own way. Well, not our own way. We’ll be lead by the inspiration of this and many more books and community resources.

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