Sunday, July 3, 2011

The finished Pergula

This structure has made a world of difference in our back yard and for the back side of the house. So glad we decided to build it...well Trevor decided to build it!

Friday, June 3, 2011

Building the Pergola

So we decided to build a Pergola on the back of our house over Memorial day. Luckily Trevor is an engineer and LOVES this stuff. He hopped on Autocad...drew it up and figured out all the dimensions. He did all the prep work through the last two weeks on nights he had off so by Memorial day weekend we were able to put the entire thing together in one day. The girls were pretty neglected the whole day but they were really good being daddy's little cheerleaders! We just kept giving them otter pops and that kept them pretty happy and sugared up!!!!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Off to the hot tub

One of the girls favorite things to do..going to the hottub with their daddy. I just picked the goggles up for the girls for the waterpark. They had to try them out!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Going Dirtbiking with daddy!

Trevor and the girls took a little break from working on the trellis to do a little dirtbiking.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Working on the Trellis

Trevor has officially turned our garage into a paint booth for our trellis we are building in our back yard. Trevor decided to use a little money from his side jobs to splurge on a trellis for us this summer. The girls have loved helping him paint in the garage but Trevor has really done all of the work. I have stayed clear because of the baby so I have been NO help at all. Building it is going to be some hard work but Trevor LOVES these kind of projects. He is behind a desk all the time so when he has a chance to be outside working on stuff he enjoys the time. We are hoping to have it finished over Memorial day weekend. I will post pics as soon as we're done.

Our Doctor's visit

I brought the girls to the doctor's with me to see the baby on the ultrasound but found out since were past the "risky" part of my pregnancy we aren't going to have another one till we go to find out the baby's sex which will be at the end of next month. The girls still got to listen to the heart beat and are so excited about the baby! We stopped at in-n-out burger on our way out of town and grabbed a chocolate shake for the girls as a reward for them being good at the doctor's office....I wanted a burger and fries too!!! This baby LOVES in-n-out!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

We are alive!! I am just a SLACKER

Sorry it has been so long I have written....Life has been busy and I have been TIRED! We are expecting our third baby in November and are SO excited for this new addition to our family. Every night Felicity prays for a healthy baby boy and Alexia is convinced it is a girl...ME, I am just ecstatic that we are being blessed with another little spirit..I just pray for a healthy baby! I have been sick and tired and poor Trevor has lived in a messy house with mounds of laundry stacks of dishes and very little help from me. He's probably just happy if I get a shower in during the day. Anyway, I am starting to feel better and ready to start working in the garden. Trevor has been working really hard on the garden this spring so I am ready to pick up while he is getting slammed with a bunch of anchor projects. I think it was a blessing for the year to start out slow with his side business because Trevor has been such a HUGE help to me with the girls and just letting me rest when I need to. I am so thankful for a wonderful husband that is so thoughtful and patient with my "crazy moments"!

Hopefully I will posting soon with some pics of the girls...they are getting soooo big!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

From Collages

Felicity's birthday from back in September


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Monday, January 10, 2011


This morning I woke up with a headache about 4:00a.m. Went to the kitchen and grabbed an Excedrin and then layed back down! I could not fall asleep...I guess Excedrin has caffeine in it and I just didn't think about it!

So, I got up at 5:30 this morning (anyone that knows me knows that is unheard of!) Made Trevor and Alexia some oatmeal for breakfast, made up baggies of oatmeal for him for the week and surfed the internet. Now I am going to get off this computer and try to do something productive today!

I am sure I will never take Excedrin in the morning again to cure a headache! I'm afraid I am going to be dead this afternoon but I feel pretty AWAKE right now!

Sunday, January 9, 2011

A New Year one big new goal!

The main goal I have this year is to be out of debt by the end of 2011 (Except our houses) So in order to do this I am really going to try and cut my budget for food and toiletries and use our food storage items on hand. The Utah Deal Diva really inspired me to really try and live on less. She spent only $2,100 over 2010 for all food, diapers, toiletries, etc! I have been HORRIBLE this last year with not keeping a budget..I just spent and didn't keep track. Well not this year in fact I am going to post how much I spent on my groceries every month on my blog to keep myself in check! I am hoping this will make me more responsible with my spending and we will ultimately be out of debt that much sooner!

We are officially on a cash budget....wish me luck....this could be a really long year!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Making Butter!

When I was a kid we grew up on non-pasturized raw milk. My parents would bring us out to this awesome Amish family and we would always purchase our milk in those big glass gallon jars...that would occasionally be dropped by myself or my other 11 siblings...Hey those glass jugs are HEAVY! Anyway, I digress....The other night Franny called me offering me some raw milk from her cow that had just had a calf and had an excess of milk. I met Franny 2 years ago by chance. Trevor and I had seen her apple trees FULL of apples so we stopped and asked if we could get some. Well she let us and anyone else we knew come by and pick the apples as many as we wanted...We are still eating the applesauce I made from that summer. Anyway, She knows we are Mormon so she offered it to us and anyone else that might want/need it. I was pretty excited because I haven't had raw milk since I left Illinois when I was 18. We got it and it had a good 3 cups of cream on top so I took the cream off and made homemade butter. I have never made butter before but oh my goodness it was sooo easy and sooo yummy! Just whipped the cream for about 20 minutes and then the butter and buttermilk separated and there you have it. The girls loved it on the homemade bread I made and then later that night we topped some bread with butter and jam...all homemade! Yeah, you can start calling me Beverly now!(MY MOM)
I was pretty proud of myself I do have to say!

Friday, January 7, 2011

The girls playing Zoo

The girls pulled out a ton of containers from my cabinets and went crazy getting all their animals the correct habitat. Felicity would ask me what does ____________ like to eat or what does this animal like to sleep in and then proceeded to find things that would work for the animals. The girls even went outside to collect twigs, grass, snow, trees (tumbleweeds cut into trees), and rocks. It was pretty funny watching the girls collect all the goods. Yes it was COLD outside and yes that was all Alexia was wearing. When I told her she needed to come in and get some clothes her response was sticking her tongue out at me! Oh well, I didn't feel like dealing with the tantrum and she came in pretty quickly because she was COLD!

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Decorating the Christmas Tree

We got our Christmas tree pretty late this year...time just flew! It is always hard with our birthdays only a couple weeks before Christmas. The girls pretty much decorated the whole tree! I didn't move any of the bulbs and Trevor helped with the star. Can I tell you how much I LOVE having plastic bulbs. I remember as a kid always having Christmas decorations drop while hanging them and the bulb would shatter instantly. Then everyone needed to worry about stepping on a shard of glass! Alexia even smacked Felicity across the face with her bulb and the bulb was still intact! I do have to say Felicity was pretty upset though! I will have to post the video...Yep, I got it on video!!!!

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Trevor's 35th Birthday

Not the most exciting birthday for Trevor! We all went to dinner at in-n-out (Of course) then it was off to Costco for a little family shopping. We had some last minute shopping to do for Christmas and this was the last weekend we could do it. Then ran through the drive-thru at Wendy's grabbed some frosty's for dessert and off we went home. It was nice to spend a little quality time with the fam. With Trevor working two full time jobs we really don't get to spend tons of time together so we are really thankful for these simple tasks that we get to do together as a family!

The bling

I was working on the computer the other morning and Alexia walked in looking like this...Do I really need to say more?