Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tired Noah

Dinner wasn't quite ready and apparently the wait was just too long.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Serious about the gym

Periodically, Tammy and I make attempts to hit the gym. My attempts may not seem wholehearted as I got all the way there before I realized I'm still wearing flip-flops. ‪#‎didntshavemylegseither‬
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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Building a Bow

Jake built and oven and mold to make his own bow.  After all of that was built, we put together all of the layers of the bow using the epoxy.  We got it all glued together, put into the mold, and into the oven.  Now, Jake's got a lot of sanding to do but the bow looks great!  The handle is made from African Rose Wood.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Noah's Science Project

Dad and Noah experimented with different ratios of ingredients until they made the perfect slime!  The class loved playing with it!

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Friday the 13th Party, a day late

I had a lot more pictures but they all turned out blurry.  We had a fun BBQ with everyone to celebrate Friday the 13th.  The party was a day late because Jimmy & Amber celebrated their 17th anniversary.  Also, Abbi had six teeth pulled.  We were glad that Grandma and Alleson's family came too!

Apricot Tree

Our fruit tree blossoms are so beautiful against the blue sky.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Abbi Lost 6 Teeth

A couple of years ago, Abbi had four teeth pulled to help make space and reduce the crowding in her mouth.  We've been working with an orthodontist who we really like and trust.  After a couple of years of letting her mouth do it's thing, he recommended either having a few more teeth removed or starting orthodontics, which Abbi would have to do for at least the next six years.  Neither choice is fun, but one saved a lot of time and money and would let Abbi's mouth keep doing good growing on it's own.  So, another four teeth were coming out.  During the procedure, a couple of her last baby teeth decided to pop out, too.  The Tooth Fairy had to pay big that night.  Six teeth equals $12.00.

Abbi did really good before, during, and after the procedure.  She never got overly nervous and made a plan for what movies and frozen treats she would want while she recovered.  We really didn't like to watch the anestheologist put her to sleep but everything worked just right.  Dad carried her to the car and all the way up to the great room where she had prepared a little recovery nest.  Dad and Mom laughed and laughed at the funny things she said and did while she was waking up.  She was hilarious!

When the anesthesia really wore off, Abbi was ready to get up and running.  Other than a little bit of a sore jaw, her recovery was easy and quick!  She did so great!


Dad took such good care of his baby girl.
She was so funny during this stage of waking up!

While she was waking up, Abbi said she needed to draw something.  We loved her T-Rex.

Thursday, March 12, 2015


Abbi wanted a before picture.  We were watching Noah's basketball game and she was thinking a lot about her appointment coming up the next morning.  This is her beautiful, happy face before the dentist took six teeth out!

Sunday, March 08, 2015

8 hours for nothing

Jake, Tammy and I worked on this puzzle for a long time.  When we finished, we discovered there were three missing pieces.  Nothing makes you angrier than something like this.  :)  It was a really hard puzzle!

Saturday, March 07, 2015

Facebook Hack at Work

I really have to take a moment to say that I really love myself. When I think about it nobody is as good as me. It brings to mind Alan Jacksons song "I want to talk about me." So please comment about what you like about me just for kicks and giggles! wink emoticon
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