Friday, May 31, 2013

Memorial Day Weekend

This weekend we headed up to Mr. Man's parents house. All his siblings did. And a couple of uncles and cousins came too. His parents will be leaving soon for a church mission to the Philippines  It was a nice weekend and the girls loved playing outside freely and with cousins.

 It was good to see Mr. Man working hard. They got a sprinkler system mostly in place and the side yards are now laid with sod. We all got sunburned, Drama Queen's and Mr. Man's burns have already turned into tans.

The kids got to see cows on the move and some curious llamas. While I resisted turning into a fan girl in the presence of those who choose to farm and pasture raise those animals.
Runaway cow!

They trouped along with me and their grandma and some Aunts, uncles and cousins as we searched for the markers of relatives long gone.  There is family on both Mr. Man's side here, and mine as well. My mother's grandparents are buried here.  And we discovered that my great great great great grandmother Rosina Kunz is the sister of a great great great great grandfather of Mr. Man's...

They earned an ice cream reward for their choosing to partake in that with only minor complaints. Mischief has been cutting dairy out of her diet.  First yogurt and ice cream...after a few bites she said her tummy hurt.  :(

Most of all this weekend I learned to appreciate that we have only three children. With Mr. Man's parents, siblings, their spouses and children all present there were 18 adults, and over a dozen children. His parents house is large, yet we were grateful for the good weather so we could spend much of the time outside. 
Feeding us all was not an easy task, yet my mother in law did it well and without complaint. 
We will miss their kindness, company and hospitality over the next two tears. I don't know how she raised 8 kids so well, as I do poorly with just three. And for once I am grateful to have just the three.  They are challenge and joy enough.

Sunday, May 26, 2013


I highly recommend Lions Park in Hyde Park Utah for taking pictures.  Huge green hill makes a great backdrop for large groups, and then I discovered this cute fence up the hill behind the horseshoe pits....

We like rustic-y editing, can you tell? 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

4 years old!

Being that she still fits last year's birthday dress, I thought it would be fun to take pictures duplicating that photoshoot.

 Happy 4th birthday Mischief!  You keep us entertained, extremely loved, and on our toes!


I sorry.  My mouth just needed to get the sleepies out.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Cupcakes and Presents

Rather than drag presents with us and try to make a gluten free cake in someone else's kitchen, we decided to celebrate Mischief's birthday a few days early.
Mischief enjoyed the beaters from my mixing the frosting, and Sunshine loved the spatula(scraper).

 Oh ya, here's the birthday girl...

 Opening her gifts (from Namma and Boppa)

And she's done.  She wanted to go watch it.  Her sisters reminded her there were more gifts to open.

A Mickey Mouse bank.
Mickey Mouse jello mold
Mickey Dress that she wanted to wear immediately, and therefore sleep in.
And big sister gave her a gift too.  One of her Pokemon cards!

Time to watch some Shirley Temple!
Thanks Namma and Boppa!

Coming Saturday

This little darling will be 4!
And ya, the 2012 birthday picture makes me kinda almost wet myself from laughing...