Monday, June 29, 2009

One Hour Ago

Hey Mom, did you already add the milk?
Did you already add the butter?
You are a Good Woman. A Good Good Woman.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Benefits of Living by a Mountain

Ben hurried home from work last Friday night and we literally threw the kids in the car with some sleeping bags and soda; told them they were taking off with Dad and coming back tomorrow. Within 30 minutes, he met up with Cortney, Kurt and Gheen at the campsite.  Avery has been begging me to go "Smoring" for weeks now.  They had a great night. I got to have some quality Eden time at home alone.

Friday, June 26, 2009

Eden on her 1st Birthday

We are madly in love with Eden.  Our family would already be lost without her. Here are our favorites of little Edie from her special day.

Monday, June 22, 2009

A Momentous Day

The Pit Tree is a Cherry Tree!  The Pit Tree is a Cherry Tree! 
We have 6 fruit trees in our backyard: 2 Apple Trees, 2 Peach Trees, 1 Plum Tree, and 1 Pit Tree.
After 6 summers in our house, today we found 4,000 twin-stems with pits attached and. . .4 cherries! The past 5 summers have been 4,004 twin-stems with pits and no cherries.  I was told it was a cherry tree, but I never believed it.  It was always so covered with hungry birds that I couldn't tell anyhow. 
So, here is the proof.  
Tonight. . .we shall eat like Kings!!

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Ben will be picking up our New Hotness tomorrow morning at 7am.  
Yes, I said A.M. No, not my idea.

And if you don't know what I am referring to, you need to re-watch Men in Black.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Don't Feel Bad About Your Weeds

At least you didn't need a tractor for a week to get them all out.  
But our backyard neighbor did.

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Eden is One!

I promise you Eden is younger than her 2 older sisters were on their first birthday.  I cannot believe she is one already!  As tradition states in our household, you go on a date with Mom and Dad to Build-a-Bear on your first birthday.  No questions asked.

Eden has always been really excited to see Rocco.  She was a little scared of him at first, but she would have to pet him nonetheless.  Every time she did, we would say, "Good Girl."  Well - she now thinks Rocco's name is Good Girl.  And all dogs are subsequently "Good Girl."  Anytime there is a dog anywhere or a photo of a dog anywhere, she just about jumps out of her skin saying, "Good girl! Good girl!  Good girl!"

So, we were not the least bit surprised when Eden immediately dove for the stuffed dog on the shelf, promptly naming him "Good Girl."

She may only be 1, but she knows that "Good Girl" is hers and has yet to let go of its neck.

So, Happy Birthday Eden.  You are our World.

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Augustus, Save Some Room for Later!

It's looking like we need to have a talk. Four boxes of Sourpatch Kids and 3 boxes of Butterfinger Bits; the Icee only takes it over the top.  
Either we need an intervention or Jake's going to Taiwan and taking some ever-elusive sugar to his friends.  
Thankfully the latter is true. My favorite part however was on the airport curb an hour later. Jake opens his suitcase to squeeze the candy in but is having a hard time due to the 13 pounds of brown sugar and 14 boxes of licorice in the way.    
I dropped him off last night at 8pm and he is still on the flight!  
Good thing he has a few "Scooby Snacks". . .

Sunday, June 07, 2009


I'm no Sherlock, but I'm going to go ahead and say I know who took this.

Life has gotten a little out of control lately.  I thought I would have gotten a hang of having 3 kids by now.  Yah, no.  The opposite is true. It is just now hitting me.  Hard.
Eden doesn't just sleep, eat and smile anymore.  She's awake, moving, and opening cupboards full of bleach and Comet.  Oh, and she's mastered the "arch back" and screaming too.  
I've been exhausted and not able to keep up.  
I found this picture on my camera along with these others. The scariest part is that I have no recolection of her even being in my room. Eden was asleep and that must have been good enough for me.

Monday, June 01, 2009

Rocco is a Wimp

The girls went out for a pre-bedtime Rain Race tonight and Rocco couldn't resist. He got out there and realized his precious dog hair was going to get a little wet.  He abandoned the race like the true man that he is (and Ben, don't try to stick up for him, we have it on video). Ben and I even got out there and raced, and Eden wasn't amused.