Everyday is a winding road. *SC*

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Charlie took his second of six naps.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Emma and Addi look nothing alike in this picture.
Addi was singing her "ABC's" while playing Grandma's piano.
Hmm...is it time to be held?
Addi believes in drinking her ice cream.

Finally...Post #504

I have not forgotten about the blog. A cool thing happened. Britt and I (after a couple months of sleeping separately) had to buy a new mattress. RC Willey gave us a $200 Sony gift card along with the purchase. We bought (it cost $30 after the card) a compact Sony camera which makes it a lot easier to take pictures of the kids.

Friday, December 18, 2009


Emma is becoming quite a remarkable little girl. Her humor (I think) is advanced for her age. She already quotes movie lines and informs us that we "aren't the boss." She is becoming more protective of her sister.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

An assortment of pictures containing laughing, full diapers and eyes rolled back. ;)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

"Dad, she's touching me!"

Monday, August 24, 2009

The Kari Trim

Britt groomed every cat in Utah County...all at once.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


The girl is growing up.

Kentucky Religion

Addi wears the UK apparel well.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

The Family Look

I have my grandfather's nose.

Cutie Pants

Give Addi a sucker and everything becomes jolly.

Hanging With Gramps

Addi appears a little worried about this ride. Emma's just happy to be outside.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009


Grandpa Beavin assisted Emma in making name plaques for the whole family. Of course, you cannot do any woodworking without blowing off the finished product.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

The Hyperness of Easter

Emma and Addi improved their chances of cavities.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Addi has her teddy bears close and her Mom back in town.

Monday, March 30, 2009

The Job is Done

Emma had just enough energy to destroy the living room before drifting off to sleep.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

Britt gives new meaning to tossing and turning while sleeping.

Saturday, March 21, 2009

Bonding Blocks

Addi believes in being "one" with the toys.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Hands Off Windows

Why do we bother cleaning the windows?

Saturday, March 14, 2009


It was time for "dress-up." Addi was again studying Emma's every move. Both girls are starting to play a lot better now. It's fun to watch.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Dear: Mark

Congratulations on achieving a high GPA for fall 2008 semester. We want you to know that we recognize the time and effort you gave to achieve this GPA and we know this was not any easy achievement. Keep up the GREAT work!

This was an actual email sent from UVU. The sad part is I instantly assumed this email was sent to the wrong person. I'm not quite accustomed to good GPA's.

She Can Fix It

Emma is REALLY into tools. If she encounters a hole of any type, she instantly tries to insert a screw.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

The Later Years Will Be Interesting

Tricia, Emma & Addi's babysitter, informed me today she had to put Emma in timeout. After being asked why she was in timeout, Emma responded with "that's because you put me here."

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Pure Love

Addi likes Oreos.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Emma's 3rd Birthday

We celebrated Emma's birthday a day late but she was able to have almost all of her Utah cousins (mainly because they were in town for Ashley's wedding) attend. Thanks to Mandy for taking pictures during her party.

Monday, February 9, 2009

What happened???

 Mom's Note:

Can someone please tell me what happens to little girls when they turn 3? It seems like overnight Emma has transformed into the 3rd stage of werewolf. I didn't think that my oldest child would get so mouthy this early without an older sibling for a bad example. Boy was I wrong. Dead wrong.

Emma particularly likes to pick on Addi and tonight she was in rare form. I put her in time out and 2 minutes later asked her if she would be nice to Addi and tell her she was sorry. She said "NO!!!". So she stayed in time out. This exchange went on like this every two minutes for about 10 minutes.

A few Sundays ago we were at my parents house and it was time to clean up so we could go home. Emma of course didn't want to have anything to do with the clean up process. I gave her the choice to help clean up or she was going to time out. She just got up and walked over to the chair she sits in for time out and said "I'll go to time out". Apparently time out is no longer a threat.

I was trying to put some food on her plate and she didn't want it. So instead of saying no thanks she simply hit my arm out of the way. I told her not to hit my hand and her reply was "I didn't of that is your arm" (everything has an "of" in it these days). Of course I had to turn my head so she couldn't see me laughing which isn't good to do when you are trying to show your daughter that she is being naughty. I guess I should be grateful that she is honest. When I ask her if she did something such as shove Addi to the ground she will say "YEP!".

I don't think we are going to make it through this one! This is all my mom's fault. She kept saying she hoped I would have one just like me. Well guess what, it is worse she is like Mark!!!!! I think I am going to stunt Addi's development so she can stay 16 months and hilarious forever.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Emma just informed us she farted and she did it "all by herself."

Proud Parent

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Chug It

Emma celebrated Britt's birthday by chugging a gallon of milk.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Let It Rip

Tantrums can be awesome pictures.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Equal Opportunity

One would think Emma makes the biggest mess around the house. Give Addi 5 minutes alone and watch what happens.


Emma is a professional at the puzzle game. Grandpa Beavin scored well with this Christmas present.

Friday, January 2, 2009

I'm lobbying for deeper cabinets in our next house.

Homeowners are obviously idiots.

Foreman: Guys, I have a great idea!
Crew: Please, please teach us the concrete mystery.
Foreman: Since we took too long for lunch let's "water bomb" the surface to make it more pliable. The owners of the house will never know the difference.
Crew: What a great idea! It's those great ideas that made you foreman of this crew.
Foreman: Yeah, whatever. I'm already late for happy hour.

Guess what happened after the first major freeze? My driveway is popping up. The exact thing happened when I bought my house in Lexington. What was the result? It was poured again. I'm also thinking the concrete crew didn't allow the bleed water to evaporate before finishing the surface. That could be another reason for the popping.

It's great to brag you built a house in 9 weeks until the quality turns to crap. Good times.
It was time for Britt to make an appearance and prove she's still part of the family.

The gift that keeps on scaring.

Mike should appreciate this. The latest victim was a plumber who saw the wolf (above Emma) and jumped thinking it was real.