Sunday, September 28, 2008

Peter Pictures

Well it if finally my turn to have some Peter Loosli pictures. After being jealous of all of yours we are having some taken. I have outfits for everyone but me. The girls will be wearing pink and brown, Gordon will be wearing brown and blue, and Lance and I will be in brown. I have a slight problem though, I can't find a shirt for me. For all of my fashion forward friends out there any advice on where to look would be great!! I can't wait to post the actual pics!!!!!!!

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Mother thy name is Stick in the Mud

Lilly didn't really eat hers until the next morning.

I'm kind of a mean mom, there are many wonderful things to be discovered in childhood, that have to do with making messes. I usually avoid most of the things like, paints, playdough and etc, mostly because I really don't want to deal with the mess. I have decided that it is time that I over come this problem, well at least a little. I decided it would be a fun thing to make caramel apples, and I mean traditional caramel apples. I know, I know a big mess waiting to happen, but I was pleasantly suprised when this wasn't completely the case. Here are a few pictures of the Jessup's enjoying their apples.

Friday, September 19, 2008

This is Fun!

I saw this on Kristi's blog and just had to copy

First Name

Middle Name: Marie (Marie Curie)

Last Name

My Age

Place I'd like to Visit: Ireland

Favorite Place: The Mountains

My College Degree

Grandmas Names
Elaine Castle

Joyce Hostpital

Where I Grew Up

Pets I've owned, No this is not my cat but wouldn't that be the coolest cat ever!!

Nick Name of Best Friend: Sweets (ask Lance, he he he)

First Job: Kara Chocolates

Favorite Food

Favorite Color

What I am doing right now

Bad Habbit, I always leave the cupboard doors open

Saturday, September 13, 2008

We have a patio

Lets see we've been in our house for over 3 years. For all that time we have had a big pile of dirt and rocks in the backyard where we hoped to one day put a patio. Last week I was off of work the whole week and actually got something done. Hopefully, it works out. :-)
We were able to get all the flag stone for free from my parents (long story). Thanks Mom and Dad!
As you can see we even put in a sandbox for the girls. They are pretty excited. Just ignore the dirt in the bottom corner. That is the transition to the side of the house another story....
My plans worked out better then I thought and I was able to finish in time for Gordon's baby blessing last Sunday. The girls and I were able to give Cari her birthday present early so we were able to use it when all our friends and family came over.
I fear the sandbox maybe a bit too small when all the friends come over. Oh well, it worked out.
The girls made me put this one on the blog. They love "the flag of our country!"
For anyone like me that loves some in progress shots here is a slide show. Nothing fancy. I didn't get any before pictures like I was hoping too.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Happy Birthday Will

For those that don't know, my (Lance) Brother-in-law is serving in the Air Force. He is on his third tour to the middle east and is currently stationed in Saudi Arabia. His birthday was September 10th. We sent him a happy birthday video, but unfortunately "the format used is not secure for government computers." So, we are trying this format instead.

He also sent us this picture which is cool for all us guys that like big guns.
In Will's own words: "This is a 240B Machine gun. I like Machine guns, you don’t even have to aim."

Thanks to Will and all those who serve our country by sacrificing of themselves to keep us safe and keep this country the best in the world!

We love you, stay safe and we will see you shortly (relatively)!

Thursday, September 11, 2008


Happy Birthday to Cari - a loving wife, mother, sister, friend, and wonderful woman!

Long before today was Patriot's Day it was Cari's birthday. A day just for her.

Birthdays are a fun time to reflect on the life of someone. Besides it allows us to pull out fun pictures. :-)

Cari was the fourth of six kids in her family and the youngest of three girls.

Cari was the only red-head, although it is more auburn now, in her family. Her Grandpa Bill had a special place in his heart for Cari. In high school she put streaks in her hair and she thought Grandpa Bill was going to lose his top.
Anyone else see a little bit of Lilly in this picture?

Ask anyone and they will tell you that Cari is a well of knowledge on just about anything. She learned tons from her mom on working in the kitchen. We love to make homemade jam together. Something she has been doing for years. She had gotten better at not being as messy though.

Cari has said she wanted to be dancer. Unfortunately, things just didn't work out. That's okay, because her girls love dance and she is a delight as she talks about how cute they are dancing.
Cari is an absolutely wonderful mother. She has sacrificed a career to devote herself fully to her family. Without her we wouldn't be even remotely happy as we are each day. She has been ready to be a mom her whole life, something her oldest daughter inherited quite nicely.
Cari has always been a free spirited individual. You don't tell Cari what to do. :-) She'll do things her way. One time when she was in Kindergarten she couldn't find her shoes for school. Her mom worked graveyards and asked Cari to wait a moment so she could sleep a bit and then she would find them and take Cari to school later. Cari's mom awoke to find an empty house. She had to call the school to ask if her daughter was there. Sure enough Cari had gone to school anyway. She found her snow boots (it definitely wasn't winter) and walked to school by herself! She even crossed a very, very busy road. Any wonder our girls are as independent as they are. :-)

Our kids just love and adore their mother. The especially love when she takes them out places, plays with them, or just takes time to "snuggle" with them.

Anyone who knows Cari knows she loves to camp. Cari has been the Young Women Camp Director in our ward for the last 2 years. I think they may have to wrestle the calling away from her. There is a different kind of Cari that goes camping. We call her "Camp Cari." I love Cari, but I am afraid of "Camp Cari." When "Camp Cari" comes out even the Young Women are shocked. Here are some pictures of a talent show that "Camp Cari" (although a reserved version) participated in.

Cari is the most kind, loving, sweet person I know. For a time Cari and I were just friends in high school. Unconsciously, Cari became the standard that all other girls I met were judged by. Needless to say, none of the other girls could compete with Cari. Somehow Cari saw past the mean line cook with a chip on his shoulder, past the heathen of a teenager I was and gave me a chance. I don't know why, but I can't thank her enough. Without her I would be nothing. Our family would be nothing.

We love you sweet heart! Have a happy birthday!

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Lainey Starts Preschool!!

I am a little slow in posting this, but Lainey started school this week. She has been waiting for a very long time. She was very anxious to get inside and have us leave. She is so BIG!!

Lilly was very disappointed not to be going with her sister.

Lainey and Katie were so excited to go in we couldn't get them to look at the camera. We were just sad that Mari wasn't there for the first day photo.