Sunday, August 24, 2008

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Need Some Help Please!

I made these little, bitty, korkers and would like to find out if they will work in fine, baby hair. So here is what I need. I am looking for 4 people with baby girls preferably under 18 months that would be willing to try these clips in her hair! They are attached to 3/4" alligator clips that have little jaws on them. I CAN use them in Ciara's hair but I am looking for babies with less hair than Ciara. I will send them out to you free of charge; what you have to agree to do is this:
1. Have your baby girl wear it several times.
2. E-mail me some feedback about the clips. I will send you a survey of what I would like feedback on.
3. HONEST feedback. I want to make sure that they are functional as well as cute! So you can't be afraid to send back negative feedback as well.
4. If you want to be a part of this please leave a comment for this post of which color you would like and then e-mail me at with your shipping information.
That's easy right! Thanks for your help!!

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My Computer is BACK!!!

I got it back yesterday afternoon! I am very happy that it works again! I can finally post some pics now.

After Randy came home from Taiwan he immediately went right back to work...that is work on projects around the house. There is a new set of stairs off the back kitchen door, he finished the shed, added rain gutters to the back of the house, started the chimney for the stove, and decided that the kids bathroom needed some updating. Which it really did! So we were off to buy a new toilet and some tile for the floor. We put the kids out of their bathroom for a couple of days and painted the walls, tore out the floor, put in the toilet, installed the tile, replaced the lights, and put in new trim. I got to grout the tile again, but I'm starting to like doing it! (On a small scale) After we finished the floor I think we were both glad that we decided against tile in the kitchen. I love washing tile but I don't think either of us want to install over 400 sf of tile! After the tile was down the next day Randy installed the toilet. It made such a huge difference. There is still some work to be done in there like definitely a new counter top and tub, but all in due time! After I painted the bathroom and had left over paint, Ky decided she liked the color so much that we then painted the green walls in her bedroom turquoise! It does look fun and her room is turning into more of a teen dorm room!

We had a good thunder & lightning storm the other night and Ciara really enjoyed it. She sat in the window listening and watching. Every time there was lightning she would say "wowww", it was just like fireworks. She has even started noticing the stars at night and likes to point them out and tell everyone to "see, see!" She is really starting to talk. She repeats almost everything that we say to her. I changed her crib into the daybed on Sunday and so far it has been great. She takes her naps in there and sleeps in it just great. She even goes to bed and stays in it! I probably shouldn't be so surprised cause she will only sleep in HER bed. I guess that's not a bad thing!

We have finally started getting good, red tomatoes from the garden. They are so yummy and fresh. Hopefully we will be able to start canning salsa in a week or so! I put in a picture of the watermelon we picked last night too. We have 3 of them that grew long instead of round (weird), and more that are round, but this one just seemed so big for our garden. It weighs almost 20 lbs!!! I'm glad that we didn't have to pay 30 something cents for that one.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Kylie's Pics are in!!!

All right, so I've had them for a few weeks now. She was very excited to get them back as were we all. We have to approve them and wait a little longer for the prints but I will post a few of them today. This means it is time for her official spotlight too!

Ky is the oldest in our family. She was also the first grandchild for all of her grandparents, needless to say she has been somewhat spoiled for that fact alone. Kylie was the best little baby. She was very quiet and a quick learner. She has been a fairly easy child to raise. Kylie has been on competitive dance teams and plays the violin. She learned the violin very quickly and is a great player. (I didn't have to spend a lot of time cringing at wrong notes) She loves her family so much. And now that she is a little over 5'5" tall and a teenager in every way, she really thinks that she is an adult! (Wait, didn't we all feel that way?) So now my sweet baby knows more than her parents, thinks that she should live with grandma most of the time and is so upset with me right now cause I won't let her go to the Toby Keith concert with friends.

Remember when life was hard?!

She is a huge help at home and is absolutely adored by Ciara. She was just recently sustained as the Beehive class president, and is really excited to serve the girls in her class. She showed a great deal of spiritual maturity as she prayed about who her counselors should be. It was a powerful learning experience for her. Ky has often comforted me since last fall. She can tell when I feel down and likes to write me little letters to help cheer me up. She started writing me letters in Kindergarten, however they weren't always the cheering up kind!!! If she got in trouble for something she would write a letter of how sad she was and throw it down the stairs for me to find. It was often so cute and funny that I couldn't stay mad. A couple years ago she had a class on leadership and learned how to write "persuasive" letters. Needless to say it wasn't long after that that Randy and I received a letter on why she should have a later bed time. It was very persuasive and Randy was completely convinced and agreed to it whole-heartedly. I'm sure that means that class paid off.

We love our little Kylie so much...even though she is not so little anymore. I'm so happy that you are my daughter! Thank you for all the help you give us!