Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flying High

About a week ago, Jay's friend took him up flying. DREAM COME TRUE!!! Jay was able to get a few pictures, and got to fly over the ranch. If you've been here, you'll recognize the house (red roof) the nursery, greenhouses, garden, store, pool, barn, parking lot, etc. It was hard to get really good pictures because they couldn't fly too low. We were all out by the pool waving to them, but of course you can't see us.

Monday, June 29, 2009


My sisters, along with their children, came to visit us. This was the first time since Suzee was born that all 15 grandkids were together. We had a blast swimming and eating, and they even brought me an early birthday cake and a new outfit. It was such a fun day.

Shauna, Errin, Karen, Me
Me and Lilly
Errin and Jones
Shauna pulling the train

Errin and Jones
My new outfit

Thursday, June 25, 2009


The pool is now covered up. I haven't gotten better sleep yet, but that's due to other causes now.

Garden Update

The garden is beautiful. The corn is taller than me now. We are harvesting zuccini, squash, cucumbers and peppers.

Curtis FHE

Mark, Barbara, Amy, Ashley
Jacob, Jonathan, Abbey, Jay
Riley, Tucker

We had a Curtis Family Home Evening last night, complete with food storage meal, lesson, song and activity. Cindy's family, along with all the family in Safford gathered at the nursery, and we had a great time.


Although very bright, Janna is the definition of irrational. Yesterday I told her she was acting like a baby after she had thrown a fit. She responded by saying "I'm not a baby. You're still in your mom's tummy." Apparently that's worse than being a baby.

Janna's Candy

Janna changed up her desk area to now become a candy shop. Here's her sign. She doesn't have any candy to sell, but would like to. However, she thinks the candy should be given to her, then she can sell it to make money without ever having to pay the initial investment. If only life worked that way.

Monday, June 22, 2009


Friday, June 19, 2009


James started doing this really cheesy smile for the camera.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009


So, I was jarred from my bed at 11:30 last night by screaming and yelling. I heard the back door slam shut. Was someone going out or coming in? I jumped up and found Bob returning to the bedroom. What was going on? I asked him over and over, but I think he was half asleep still. I asked him if he had locked the door. He said yes, but I was skeptical. We went downstairs together and locked the back door (which wasn't locked) and went back upstairs. With the pool being outside, I instantly panicked and thought someone might have gone out the door. I turned on the lights and counted 7 children. All inside. Suzee was in my room. Nobody was outside. Bob was either sleep-walking, or he thought it was morning and went to check if Jay had already left. He obviously realized it was still nighttime and went back upstairs. For my sake, that pool cover can't come fast enough. The track is in, and the cover will be installed Friday. Hallelujah! Funny how a couple weeks ago Janna and Bob wanted to sleep outside on the playground, and I told them not until the cover was installed because they might sleep-walk and fall into the pool. "I don't walk in my sleep" said Bob. At least not that he remembers.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Bathing Beauty

We went swimming last night, even though it was FREEZING! The older girls watched Suzee so I could swim a few laps. This is what they did with her. So cute.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Progression always puts a smile on my face. While I love dirt for some things, dirt around a pool is less than desirable. We have CONCRETE around the pool, which is like almost the last step toward the immediate pool area being complete. The cover guys are here installing the track for the cover today, and then we have the pavers left. It's so beautiful. I'll also have to get some shots at night when the fiber optics are on. There are lights that shoot out with the water that look amazing. They change color every few seconds. It's almost like being in Vegas. Almost.