Monday, August 31, 2015

Blue skies

We finally got some rain the other day, and it cleared out a lot of the smoke in the sky, which has been really nice. It was SOOOOO nice to see some blue in the sky today :) 

Sunday, August 30, 2015


 We went on a walk to drop off some stuff to a Sister in our ward who just had a baby. On our way back home, J took us to one of the playfields by our house, and we walked around for  while, and took some selfies.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

price comparison

We've recently been told that you can get certain things at the dollar store for cheaper than other places, even if you end up having to buy more of them to get the same amount. Today, we went to a bunch of stores to do some price comparison. This was one of the things we were price comparing. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

For sale

Drew found some.... optical cards? at surplus a couple days ago. He decided to sell them, and their excess parts. The pictures of that was all that was taken today. 

Thursday, August 27, 2015

King of the mountain!

It's been a few days since we've been to the park, trying to stay out of the smokey air as much as possible. However, we've been cooped up just a bit too much so we struck out to the park. 

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

A sign with eyes

I might have posted this one in the past, but J saw it today, and enjoyed pointing it out to me. 

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Monday, August 24, 2015

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Friday, August 21, 2015

Nature park playground

It isn't often that we go to the nature park, it's a bit of a bike ride away, but J loves it whenever we go. They have cool toys like this bouncy bulldozer and a sweet scoop around the other side We happened to have a lot of time this morning, so we decided to go. 

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Smokey skies

We've had a lot of smoke in the sky for quite a while. It's made for some pretty sunsets. Tonight's was especially red (much redder than shown in the picture, of course)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Huge balls!

There was a kid oriented family carnival at the park today. I was hoping for more kid-friendly activities, but J loved that they turned the tennis court into somewhere full of balls of all sizes, including some of these gigantic ones. 

Monday, August 17, 2015


J found some fun trees he enjoyed going through at the park today. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Making progress

I've been reading a 993 page book (with smallish print... it's definitely an adult based book), and it's slow going. I was able to make some progress today, which was a nice feeling

Saturday, August 15, 2015


We got a bushel of peaches at the store. I had been hoping to be able to can them Monday, when I would have a bit more time, but they were super ripe, and needed to be done tonight. So, starting at 9pm, we started the peaches. 

Friday, August 14, 2015

Christmas Decorations

I've seen this idea of making some fun paint and glitter covered pine cones, and been wanting to try it for a while. We finally came upon some paint, and had some time to try it. They turned out really well, and I'm excited to use them. Some of them will just sit out in a bowl, and some will go with a garland around our kitchen entryway. I'm excited to see how they turn out :) 

Thursday, August 13, 2015

Play date with friends

Blury, but the only picture that got taken today. We went to a friends house for a playdate, and they all ended up wearing super fun hats. A picture just had to be taken :) 

Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Like mother like child

Growing up, my parents enjoyed telling me multiple times about going on vacation and hiding from them for a long time (long enough for them to be genuinely worried) in the middle of a clothing rack. When we went to DI today, J enjoyed trying to hide from me in the same manner. It made me smile

Monday, August 10, 2015

Fun Shaped french toast

In an effort to encourage eating of dinner, we made the french toast fun shaped and covered in peanut butter (not pictured). It worked! J actually enjoyed and ate dinner well! 

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Chocolate cheesecake pie

I've been craving chocolate for the last week or so, so yesterday we bought the stuff to make this. Man, is it yummy, and just the right amount of chocolate in it to satisfy a chocolate craving. It made a whole 9x13 pan so I'll be able to eat on this for the next week to come. I'm pretty excited. :)  

Saturday, August 8, 2015


I've been wanting to paint and glitter some pine-cones for a new winter season decoration. We happened to find some paint in some discarded buckets so now all we needed was some glitter. 

Friday, August 7, 2015

Evening at the park

at the CIT barbeque yesterday, we got some cupons for free frozen custard. We went tonight to get some, and then spent afterword playing at the park. We all had a lot of fun, and J enjoyed having dad along for a change.

Thursday, August 6, 2015

CIT family barbeque

the CIT department had a barbeque tonight. Happy for J, some of our good friends also work in the CIT department at the school. J had fun running through the water and going on the carousel, just generally spending some time outside. It was a lot of fun. 

Wednesday, August 5, 2015


J enjoyed exploring the front steps of the Rexburg tabernacle today. After a rainy inside morning, it was nice to get out for a bit, and use up some energy.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Playing with K

J's best friend, K, moved today. His parents needed a little more time to do some last minute cleaning and packing with less help, so he came to play for a while. They had a blast. I know that J didn't understand what was going on, but I was a bit teary-eyed when we said final goodbyes. They were some of my only friends in the ward, and it's sad to see them go. 

Monday, August 3, 2015


J loves to try and help at the grocery store. Sometimes it is more helpful than others. Today, he grabbed a spare basket to carry around with us. It was cute to watch :) 

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Saturday, August 1, 2015


I spent all my evening updating the blog. I didn't remember to take any other pictures, so I took a quick screenshot and called it good.