things I don’t wanna forget


Natalie @ 22 months…

has a less extensive vocabulary than her brother did, but she still gets her point across

desh (yes!) uh-huh (yes)

no no no nuh-uh

used to say mailmailmail, but now that word is mim and it also means keys, and just this morning… cereal

caco means chocolate, candy, cake, cupcakes, and the other day…package?!

wawoo (love you), peas (please)

started potty training herself two days ago, so I went with it. She’s doing great, only one accident yesterday

loves babies

loves to hug and cuddle

love to help me cook, clean, do the laundry, imitates what I’m dong all the time

still gives stinker looks to most strangers or someone she knows but hasn’t seen in 5 days

calls herself Nanny and pats her chest when she wants something while repeating her name over AND over

likes eat all the time

has only said uke (Luke) about 3 times, but copies everything he does and wants everything he has


a bit of patriotism…


What a great holiday!

Excited to celebrate our country and our freedom!

Land of the free…

Home of the brave…

and there’s no better way to celebrate than with free fun, yummy food, family, and fireworks!

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Thanks town of Smyrna for the bouncy fun, thanks grandma for the snowcones and light sword, thanks Rissa for the piggyback rides in the sweltering heat, thanks for grilling Daddy, thanks for the sillystring war Aunt Karie, and thatnks for the personal fireworks show Uncle Nathan and Uncle Dustin.


Hope you pick us to hang out with next year!

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(and Canadian, but let’s not mention how I didn’t plan anything big for Canada Day and a certain Canadian in our house made sure to make note of that! don’t worry I might get it right next year!)

just a little visit…

…so things seemed promising right? You thought I might get back into blogging, okay maybe you knew I would quickly fall back into my old ways, but I am gonna keep trying… I think I can, I think I can…


Last week we had a bit of a surprise visit to the hospital.  Luke has been wheezy for a few weeks, and the allergy meds weren’t helping, so we went to visit the pediatrician who gave him a breathing treatment and an inhaler. After a week of puffing on that thing, he still sounded like a 80 yr old chain smoker so we went back to the doc in hopes of a new solution.  After a couple more breathing treatments…


…he still sounded completely the same!

So they said we needed to go down to the ER immediately.

They wanted to put him on constant albuterol, which they can’t do in the dr office, so we ended up here…


After a few hours of breathing treatment, he still sounded the SAME! So he got a chest xray, and they wanted to continue monitoring him while they puzzled it out.  Not until after 8 pm did this poor guy get to eat anything.


Boy, was that hamburger good!

Turns out his lungs were so inflamed, they needed the steroid to calm them down, which he got at the dr office and at the ER, but it take hours, even days, to fully work, so by morning he was sounding great! Of course his sleepover at the hospital with Daddy was pretty fun he said and Natalie enjoyed visiting! (thankfully Darin hadn’t started work yet and was here to help me!)


Now he is considered asthmatic, and it might just be allergy related, but to what allergen we don’t know!

We come in contact with just about everything that causes asthma (dust, pollen, exercise, uncles…Smile)