Thursday, January 21, 2010

Last few weeks...

I have fallen behind, here are a few pictures of what the last few weeks has entailed:

Christmas was really great. We had such a fun time opening the gifts, and the girls were so excited.

After Christmas, we went to my parents home. We had a great time.

We had our Z family party...which is now at the church. With 13 grandchildren, under 7, it gets a little crazy...but all had fun. Carla is here with Sarah and Gabe who had just run themselves out of energy.

A game of speed. I just had to record, David's ball and my ball got caught together. How romantic, eh? We are so equally yoked. I would just like to point out that my ball did go in first, so he didn't get me out...that time.

My parents got a Santa Clause suit, so my brother Joseph gets to dress up in it. None of the children, even his own, recognize him. I had to laugh that his wife said this is the first time "Santa" has given her the willies.

Rachel had her 7th birthday. She is so beautiful and such a wonderful daughter to have. She drew a picture for me, and told me to put it on her birthday cake. She wanted mom and dad, holding her when she was a baby, and then her crib right next to us. She guided me through the whole cake, it was fun!

I don't know if this is worth blogging. But I got the pineapple out from our Bountiful Basket, and ask David to cut it. He ask if he should cut it the hard way or the easy way. This is the hard way. He learned it in the Philippines, and I thought it was great!

We had my sisters family stop by on their way to Arizona. The girls miss their cousins, so it was nice to see their family.

Brooke and Rachel


Can I get a bad picture of Sarah?

Uncle Dave, Rachel, and Brooke

Brooke and Katie

Melanie and Maylee

Katie is getting really good at taking pictures. This is one she took with Sarah, me, and Nathan.

A neighbor brought some clothes over for me. This sweater did not look good on me, but Katie wanted me to keep it. When I explained that it just was not something I would wear, she ask if she could have it. I think it looks tons better on her than it did on me.

Nathan started walking on January 5th, so he was 9 months old. He is everywhere now, and we love the little guy!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Sarah's 3 year Pictures

They turned out cute. She is so cute.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Read this...

Bountiful Baskets. You guys ever heard of it? It is fabulous.

Bountiful Baskets is a organization run by volunteers who group together to get produce cheap. It is all over Utah, Idaho, Arizona, and Washington. I read about it a few months ago, and have some family who now orders it.

It has been an answer to my prayers to have fresh fruit and vegetables in the house. We never know what we are getting, and it has forced me to try new things. We have had avocados, kiwi, broccoli, mangoes, pears, oranges, pineapple, Brussel sprouts (David liked those, I did not), lettuce, cantaloupe, watermelon, potatoes...

I am only going to the store for dairy and baby food. That cuts down on over half of our total grocery bill.

The website is You have to pick it up at a certain place and time, it comes every other Saturday (usually), and it is worth the $15.00. The picture above was one order. The website is sometimes confusing, so if you need help, leave a note on the blog. Take a basket and try it.