Wednesday, July 28, 2010

4 months old and attitude of gratitude.

Jillian is over 4 months old already!!

lol! I love these money pictures.

Rockin' the sunglasses

It's so funny, when Jillian is sleeping on the couch, Kari wants to go"night night" too and will lay down and ask for a blanket. She won't actually go to sleep but she thinks it's fun.

My friend Myaela is doing an attitude of gratitude thing. I think it's a good idea, I definately could use a change in my attitude so I think I'll join in. 40 days of finding something to be grateful for. Today I'm grateful for my two year old. Karielle is such a big girl and she's always trying to help out with Jillian. She's constantly learning new things and talking my ear off and I love it. I'm lucky to be her mom.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Kari's birthday party

Pretty hair style!!! Of course, she got chocolate on her shirt about 15 minutes before her guests arrived.

Miss Keira



Daddy had to help blow out the candles.

Kari cutting the cake (with a little help from Tyler)

Opening presents. Caroline wanted to help. :D

Here's to a party well done!! :D

Jill hanging out.

Friday, July 23, 2010


Hey guys!!! I'll be posting again tomorrow or sunday after church because Karielle's little birthday party is tomorrow. I was going to have lots of her little friends over, but she's a little kid shy right now so I'm only having a couple kids over instead. Hopefully she'll play with them. Anyway, pictures!!!!

Jillian with a cute little bow.

Kari being her usual overly helpful self.

Kari and Tyler after the Pioneer day church activity.

Kari being cute.

Jill playing with a baby doll.....already. lol!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Chatty Cathy

I know this is weird, and not usual for me, but it's naptime, kids are not vying for attention and I'm just sitting here thinking. So forgive me if this seems random or weird, I'm just talking. (This is what happens when you don't get enough adult conversation in your day. Ha ha!!)

I love my life. I've got a wonderful husband, and beautiful, happy, healthy girls. I'm so blessed. (And no, I'm not saying all this to rub it in :P) Sometimes I forget just how lucky I am. I complain about the base, the weather, the lack of shopping and restaraunts (i.e. Target and Olive Garden, is that too much to ask for??) I'm not a greedy person, I don't need or want everything, but it'd be nice to not have to go all the way to Fairbanks (23 miles away) to get Infant Tylonal for my kid who's sick. I'd like to be able to see family more than once a year (if we're lucky) and darn it, I could use some close girlfriends to help keep me sane. Now I'll admit, I don't go to playgroup, which could in all probability solve that last problem, but the reason I don't go is because we've just got the one car and I am too tired/lazy to drag my butt out of bed and wake up the kiddos early and take Tyler to work so I can use the car later. Bummer huh? So that means I get cooped up with Karielle and baby Jillian all day, which usually is just fine with me, but sometimes I'd like to leave the house. lol! Which is easier to do in the summer than the winter. Getting all bundled up for -30 degree weather is not on my top 100 favorite things to do. So yes, I AM counting down paychecks until we leave (aprox. 66) and yes, I do whine to my husband and to my mom alot, but in all honesty, my husband is here, not deployed, my girls are strong, healthy and growing, there are great girls I know at church, I'm kept busy and can keep in touch with my family through the phone and internet. Things are a lot better than they could be. So, for those of you who think I complain too much, know that I do appreciate how blessed I am...most of the time. ;) Here's some pics, for those of you who only come here for the pictures, you know who you are. ha ha!!

Kari and her matching baby doll.

Jill being super cute. :D

Jillian's first buddy.

Daisy from Captain Tasker who came over for dinner the night before she moved to Florida.

Jillian will sleep anywhere and through anything. :D

Monday, July 19, 2010

Kari's birthday part two.

Kari talking to grandma Haueter on the phone.

The mini tiered cake I made. So cute! And Kari eating her cake.

Girls loving each other. I'm so blessed!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Happy 2nd Birthday Karielle!

Happy birthday to my little diva! You are such a joy in our lives and we're so happy you're a part of our family!

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Happy Anniversary to us!

Remember these crazy kids? First comes love:

Then comes marriage:

Four years and two kids later we're older, wiser, (and slightly flabbier) but still so in love. I love you Tyler! Thank
you for being my eternal companion. :D

Friday, July 9, 2010

too tired to think of a good title

Honestly people, I don't know what's wrong with my toddler. She literally woke up 10 times last night and she STILL got up before 8 this morning. I'm not exactly sure how I'm going to make it through today, especially since Tyler will be working late for court on monday. Also my kids, especially Jillian, have been doing this weird dry cough. There's no fever and they were both congested a couple weeks ago. they've both got well-baby visits in a couple weeks, should I bring them in before then? Anyone have an idea what could be wrong?

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fun with MaryAnn and Naomi!

MaryAnn and Naomi came up to see us for a week. It was LOTS of fun. MaryAnn and I have this painting t-shirt obsession, this time we let Tyler join in on the fun. :D

Princesses MaryAnn and Alexis!! hee hee! And the girls drawing outside in summer dresses. So pretty.

Of course Jillian mostly just hung out with me.

Husbands waiting area. All shopping areas need one. lol!! :D

my little eskimo. ha ha!!

Having fun at Pioneer Park.

Cool girls. :D