Thursday, April 28, 2011


they packed up all our stuff this week.
the kids took it pretty well. we are camping out on the floor while we get the house ready for renters.
kind of a weird feeling seeing all of your "stuff" go. Almost nice. I would love to have a more simpler house. maybe we can work on something in Texas.
the semi trailer was actually really pretty. moose and polar bears on it. Colton thought it was cool.Kellen even is helping us clean (until he starting eating the rags!)

wish us luck; we are heading out of Kalispell on Friday. Sad.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011


This Easter, we chose to dye eggs the day before and then we hid them for the kids the next day along with some eggs with candy. The kids also had to find their Easter buckets, which had a chocolate bunny and wildflower seeds in them. They thought this was fun, and decided to hide one for Tyler and I. They went around the house and found random things for them. It was really adorable.
Easter was a BEAUTIFUL day here, almost 60 degrees with clear blue skies! Our dear neighbors invited us to the beach... and we are so glad we went! We hid more eggs for the kids among the driftwood, played soccer, got in the water, built sandcastles, etc.... GREAT TIME! The beach on Flathead Lake is really only here in April and May, otherwise the waters are too high... so we haven't been there much, but it was the perfect day!

Wonderful Easter Sunday!

Friday, April 22, 2011

this moment

{this moment} - A Friday ritual. A single photo - no words - capturing a moment from the week. A simple, special, extraordinary moment. A moment I want to pause, savor and remember. ~ Soule Mama

If you're inspired to do the same, leave a link to your 'moment' in the comments for all to find and see.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fun in a box and more

Right now I (or we) are::

::enjoying the transition to spring
::awaiting the warmer weather in Texas
::anxious about the move in a little over 2 weeks!
::contemplating whether to find out about the baby or not!
::love watching the kids explore outside and be so independent
::proud of myself for hiking up more of Lonepine than I thought I could!
::excited about the bike riding going on around here! (loving the bike path)
::getting comfortable with three kids... thinking about number four being here in 5 months!
::happy to have the taxes done.
::knitting some fabulous gifts for some people (little and big)
::sad to be leaving an area that I absolutely LOVE!
::listening to the birds singing outside, calling spring in each day.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

"Take a Picute of us!"

Ayla commanded us to go get the camera and take a picture of her and her baby brother. That girl loves her little brother so much! She is constantly trying to make him happy and cuddling with him. I wonder what she will be like with the next one?

And Kellen LOVES smoothie pops!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

16 weeks

Right now I feel huge at 16 weeks... I know it is number 4, but still! Huge, I say! But all for a precious little baby. We go in for an ultrasound in two weeks... we may find out what this one is. The other three were surprises, but I almost want to find out for this one. WE are deciding (really, I am deciding). And then we are not certain that if we do find out, if we are going to tell anyone else. And if we do, we will save the name for the birth.
Decisions, decisions.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Plates galore!

Back when Tyler's parents came to visit last month, I mentioned that we ventured up to Whitefish to paint some plates. Well, here are the finished products! Our first trip was with Richard and Colleen, and we painted dinner plates, and I painted a baby plate for the upcoming baby :) I just love how they turned out, and every night at dinner, the kids are asking for specific plates!
Colleen's back of her beach plate::

Then we went up there again with Roxanne, Danielle, Aiden and Natalie... we painted some salad plates for our place, and Danielle and the kids did a couple kids plates for Aiden, Natalie and the new baby (or babies!!!) they are going to welcome in September!We had a great time painting all of these things, and this place is definitely going to be missed by our family!!! Maybe we can find a place like it in Texas???

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Playing in the Montana sun

The other day, while we were pumping water from the crawl space, the sun made an appearance and we were drawn outside by the warm (high 40's) temperatures. I raked the yard barefoot, Kellen explored the grass and the walk, and Colton went and got his rake and raked right alongside me. Then we made a big pile of grass, and he did a couple run and jumps! It was very fun, and cute to see Colton let loose and get a little dirty!

Friday, April 1, 2011


Every year, about this time, in our neighborhood you see hoses coming out of peoples basements/crawlspaces/front doors. AKA:: there is water under the houses! So we keep track and check our crawlspace, and pump it out with a pump. The kids think this is so fun, and quickly volunteered to help!
Sorry for the sporadic entries... I have been such a slacker! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!