Thursday, November 27, 2008

Isn't painting fun

My brother just bought his first home. The walls in the Living Room and hallway were pink. That of course had to go for this new bachelor pad. The girls were very excited to help out.

Lilly won the award for the messiest kid.The happy homeowner. We made him do the hard part. :-)

Lets not forget my sister was there too. Now we only needed Trevor to have all the siblings there - slacker!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Welcome home Will

Today my (Lance) Brother-in-law came home from Saudi Arabia. He is in the Air Force and has been there for 6 months. We asked the girls if they wanted to go and be there to welcome them. We are so glad they did. It was wonderful.
We got to stand out on the tarmac and watch the plane fly in and land. They gave the plane an escort with sirens and it drove through an arch made by water guns from some firetrucks right over to us. I felt bad for all the families (especially the wives), it seemed to take them forever until they were able to get off the plane.The happy family is reunited. Will hasn't seen Kailee for half of her life.

Will finally gets to meet his new nephew.

I must point out. Since I have been in Cub Scouts (which rocks) my patriotism level has gone through the roof. We were all crying or holding them back. Seeing those boys in uniform and being a part of the sacrifice they go through is priceless, absolutely priceless!

"God bless the USA" and those that serve for our freedom. Thank you! We love you! We love you Will, welcome home!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


We took Lainey to get her cast today. They took more x-rays they think they found another fracture. They didn't give me any specifics but they said they going to treat for both. (Same course of treatment). She has her armed casted in pretty hot pink. She did great at the office she didn't cry at all. A big accomplishment because the kid in the room next to us was screaming hysterically. She is a trooper!!

Thursday, November 13, 2008


Our dear sweet Lainey has done it again. Another broken bone. This time it is a "Radial neck fracture." Don't worry it is her arm, I don't know why they call it that. She was climbing down the ladder of the bunk bed and fell. Were we afraid she might have to have surgery again, because her elbow hurt. Luckily it is only the radius.

The scanned image you can't really see the break unless you know where to look. This close up I have traced the break.
Let us review the history of Lainey and her broken bones.

Summer 2005 (1.25 years old)
Fell off dining room chair
Buckle Fracture (ulna & radius - left arm)

September 2007 (3.5 years old)
Fell down Grandma Jessup's stairs
Supercondrial ???? (humerous - left elbow - surgery & pins)

November 2008 (4.5 years old)
Fell off bunk bed ladder
Radial Neck Fracture (ulna - left elbow)

Notice that they have all been her left arm. This child of ours.....

We won't even mention the fact her cousin broke his arm at out our house on Sunday, click here for details.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Rub a Dub Dub a Gordon in the Tub!!

This morning I gave Gordon his first bath in the big tub because he is out growing the little blue one. He had a splash!! (get it;0)) He is growing so quickly I can't believe it!!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Its almost been 10 years!!!

So as many of you know, Cari and I were high school sweethearts. We are approaching our 10 year reunion next year. I just found our reunion site and wanted to post it if anyone else in our class hasn't seen it yet.

Also, thinking about high school means we should post some of those pics. Feel free to laugh to your hearts desire. :-)

10th Grade
11th Grade
12th Grade
Cari shaved my head the summer before - hadn't grown back yet. :-)


On to college....

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Happy Birthday Elder Crumpy!!

So many of you have heard me say that I have a little brother serving in Ireland on a mission right now. It was his birthday on the 3rd and I forgot to email him and wish him a Happy Birthday. Bad sister Bad!! So Happy Birthday Camby!!