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Wednesday, December 5, 2012


Well, I was going to post about our Halloween...since Christmas is right around the corner. ha! I had a few pics of the kids in their cute costumes to upload and when I tried, it says I'm out of storage.  So...until I can let Brody take a look and see if he can figure out what the deal is, I guess I will just tell you we had a great Halloween, ate candy for DAYS, and had a fun Thanksgiving at my parents.

Posts are so totally boring without pics. Blah.

Friday, October 19, 2012


My poor little's becoming so neglected! I think with instagram, I just post things so easily that I find I'm repeating things here. BUT...for some reason, I don't feel like I want to quit blogging.'s what we've been up to lately:

Fall decorating

 Wreath making
(I'm thinking of selling a few Christmas wreaths this year at Jaime's craft night...I'm kind of on the fence)


Field tripping
(my kids are OBSESSED with Star Wars right now)

If anyone still reads this and wants to follow me on instagram, I'm jillyo75. :)

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Day at the Dentist

Poor Scarlett has inherited my teeth, I'm afraid. Despite brushing, flossing, and using fluoride rinse, she still had three cavities at her hast check up. The dentist recommended we use conscious sedation so that Scarlett would be more comfortable. At first I thought "fine, no biggie." Then I got the written instructions. No food/drink after midnight the night before...if they want to take a nap when they get home, check on them every 10 minutes for normal signs of breathing...etc. Ummmm, I became a nervous wreck pretty quickly!

My sister in law who is a dentist reassured me, our dentist reassured me, and Brody volunteered to take her since I was liable to make Scarlett nervous! He was great to send me pictures of most of the process. First, she had to drink some "yucky" stuff. Then she got to play video games for about 30 minutes while it started working. Then they took her back and gave her the gas works with the liquid medicine to relax her.

 And after about 15 minutes the whole thing was over! She did a great job :)

She looks like a whoville person here. haha. She says she was looking at the fish on the ceiling.

This part was a cream! As soon as the dental work was over they let her watch a movie, "wake up" a little more and have a treat since she didn't get to eat breakfast that morning. 

After the dentist, Brody dropped her off and I took her to get a prize. Hard to beat a new set of Legos! Because of the sedation, she was not allowed to go to school that day, but she really wasn't tired or anything so it was kind of a fun day of just the two of us. (Clark was at school that day)

Friday, September 21, 2012

First days

I don't know how we have been in school for almost a month, and I never got around to posting first day pictures! I guess we just started off with a bang and haven't looked back. With the kids in school, Ladies Bible Class for me, and Brody back at work, it's been crazy around here again!!

Friday, August 10, 2012


My sweet buddy is five years old. It seems like that's a turning point...he's a "big boy" now.

 Thankfully, since his birthday is in August I don't have to send him to school just yet...I think a young five year old is just too little to go to kindergarten. (but that's just my personal opinion). Plus...I WANT one more year with him at home. Once they go to school, it's over...time just starts flying!!

Happy happy birthday! You're a Harry Potter pretending, picture taking, Lego playing, silly face making, sister loving boy and we love you more every day!

Saturday, August 4, 2012

Eight is Great

I cannot believe this sweet "baby" is eight years old!! 

Happiest of birthdays to my sweet, tender hearted, creative, animal loving, Dora playing, brother wrestling, picky eating, book loving girl. You make every day more fun!!!

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Picture dump

I've seen people do instagram posts, but I don't have that app (yet). I'm thinking about getting it because I do take lots of pictures with my phone! Until then, I'm just going to do a big picture dump of what's been going on so far this summer.

date night!

4th of July

fun with friends

Reading Camp at church



playing in the rain

...and the sprinkler!

girls night out

Sea World with Mimi and Papa!!!

Chuck E Cheese

cooking camp

Friday, July 27, 2012

Way back in April...

During Fiesta week, Scarlett's school had a parade. It was during Brody's first surgery and I wasn't much help, but my sweet mom made Scarlett's float for her and I was able to go up to her school that morning and get some pictures. 

 Clark found some streamers on the ground in the gym and had a great time pretending he was in the parade too. ha!

I know all of this is old news by now, but I don't want to forget what her float looked like. Those days are all a blur to me, but she had a great time and I want to remember the good things that happened at the end of the school year, and not just the hospital junk.

Monday, July 16, 2012


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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Catch up

I wanted to catch up on the end of the year festivities for the kids. Clark had his Fiesta parade at school the end of April. Instead of making a shoebox float, we made a "stroller float". It was big, but much easier for Clark to maneuver around the school parking lot!

 Mimi is so sweet to always come when the kids have school functions. 

Scarlett had a Fine Arts performance at the end of May. Her ballet class did a little dance. She looked so pretty! She also won first place at the Speech Meet, so after her dance she changed clothes and then recited her speech for everyone...but I guess I didn't get pictures of that! :(

The Kinder, first and second grade also had an end of the year music program. Can you guess the theme?! haha

Friday, June 22, 2012

Long time, no write

So's been a while. I know that I probably don't even have any readers, but I want to make this into a book some day and I wasn't quite ready for my Easter post to be the final one!

For the few of you that do read, you probably know that Brody had surgery twice in the last two months...once for his large intestine twisting, and the second for his small intestine! Hopefully he's on the road to recovery and I can get this blog back in business!!

Wednesday, April 18, 2012


We had a great Easter! Usually, we go to Brody's parents for a big egg hunt but they were busy this year so we ended up just having a low key weekend until Sunday.

We had church, then lunch at my parents house, and a big egg hunt at church that evening. It's a tradition that I love...seeing all the kids running around, pictures with the's great. Next year will actually be Scarlett's last for the church hunt. It goes from babies up to 2nd grade. I can NOT believe it!!! I will definitely be sad.

 A pretty decent picture of all the kids!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Spring Break/Birthday

I uploaded these pictures earlier and totally forgot that I never posted anything! The first day of Spring Break was my birthday. :) Usually Brody and I just go out by ourselves, but we'd just had a date the weekend before so I asked if my favorite people could come with us to celebrate.

so lucky to have her

My mom took me shopping and got me these cute bowls from Anthro

Jaime and Maegan got me this darling dress

and Jaime made me these cute cute slippers!

While I was out shopping the day away on my b-day, the kids rode their horses to the park

We also spent some time guinea pig sitting...

...and playing tennis :)

It was a great week just hanging out and being together!