Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Picture day!

So I'm trying to get some pictures gathered for this family reunion project I have to do for this summer. I wanted to get some more recent ones of all three, because I hardly have any pictures of all three of the kids. Fat chance... I went over to Karies to get some help, and the kids weren't haven it! They were all over and just having a good ole time. I did manage to get some cute pictures, however I will have to try again later because I need a couple of more for some projects I'm doing. Jarens pictures turned out best because he couldn't move!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

More Gardening

Today we spent the day working some more on our garden. Jon built a fence to keep the kids and dog out, while I planted roses and other flowers in the front yard. It was nice to do some out door work and feel good about it. Kirt helped me picked up all the weeds and dig the holes for the roses. The pictures don't do the flowers justice, they really are exquisit!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Couple of things

Last night baby Olivia Miller was born! She was 7lbs 12oz, and 20in and quarter long. It was an eventful night! Karie went into the hospital around 5:30 yesterday. They checked her out and monitored her and then moved her to a delivery room. Karie dealt with the pain like a trooper, she was given pitocin and had her waters ruptured without any pain medicine! I was impressed and also I was concerend at the same time. It is hard to watch a family member in pain, but she did amazing. She then had an epidural around 7:30, and within a half an hour she was dialated to ten! I was not expecting that. I was in labor with Kirt for 22 hours, and spent an hour pushing him out. Well I thought ok baby will be born any time now. Well yeah at 11:22 she was. Karie pushed for two hours! Olivia was not coming down the birth canal. Karie was exhausted and she was set on having a vaginal delivery with no episotomy. Well when it looked liked they were going to use other means to deliver her, Karie was able to push her out, she was huge! Her hand was up by her face while she was being pushed down; that and her size contributed to a long enduring time for Karie, but she did and tears of joy filled the room as baby Olivia was born. She had so much dark hair and she is just so beautiful not a mark on her. I'm so blessed to have shared that expiernce with Karie, Thank you and I love you!

Today we spent the day with Nanna Icide and we all went swimming. The kids had so much fun! Kirt loves the water and was jumping in even though it was pretty cold!

Saturday, March 20, 2010


The rain was great, but it created a weed fest for sure in our back yard. I think we had just about every type of weed you could imagine in our backyard. So I had to call in a favor from the expert. My dad. Thank goodness he was willing to help because I wasn't quite sure where to begin. So he brought his tools over and we got down to business. Now I know it looks like all I did was take pictures, but I actually did a lot of weeding and putting it all in the trash. I also planted some flowers. :) I left the whole spading the ground and putting the seeds in, to the expert. Kirt and Hailey had a blast and so did the dog! Now I'm just going to have to put up a barrier or something to keep them out.

Niko is digging a hole to China!

Now there is still a ton of work to be done, but slowly and surely our back yard will have peace, order, and beauty

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St Patricks day

So I was feeling crafty and decided to make Hailey a dress. I bought the fabric like two days ago and had an idea in my head, well lets just say, I won't sew until midnight anymore it's too hard to concecentrate on perfection. However when you smock or ruffle fabric it hides the flaws. :) I love the bright green it is so cute on her!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

new makeup artist

Hailey watches me put makeup on each morning. Well she decided she wanted to try. She looked like a pro. It made me laugh at how serious she was.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Change is good!

So a couple of exciting things happened this past week. First off, we finally got carpet! I'm so happy now the kids rooms actually look more put together. Secondly, I have been wanting to this for some time now, and finally was able to do it! I chopped all my hair off! After two years of growing it out, I finally said good bye. I cut over 8 in off! Lots of hair. Now Jaren can't pull it out anymore.