Thursday, November 29, 2012


i think i need to change my android actions tab over to randoms. i still can't get my phone pics to email, grrr. anyway here are our randoms.

one of the reasons i carry around my camera. old antique car= sweet photo op

have you ever done leg lifts with a child? it is a great workout!

ha, not a fan of our shows.

her "i'm sad (FAKE, PICK ME UP DADDY) face". o and it works!

best pillow ever

thanks for modeling mister. practicing the blurred xmas tree effect. now if only my real subjects stayed that still!

sweet scooter skills.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012


something we don't think about. when we need it we  use it we simply just turn a knob, but for so many people it is deadly. diseases from unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.  Children are especially vulnerable, as their bodies aren't strong enough to fight diarrhea, dysentery and other illnesses.

  this year some special mama's are joining me to raise money for clean water. 
would you consider helping us? 100% of your donation goes to a water project and is tax deductible.

$5, $10 or anything you can give WILL help.

you can visit our link HERE

last year, along with your help, our campaign helped fund an rig that i can follow everyday via GPS as it drills wells through out Ethiopia.
 today is day 275 in the field
and the rig is  in Aksum, Tigray, Ethiopia

first snow

Monday, November 26, 2012

Thanksgiving 2012

we made the drive to visit our families this thanksgiving. it was a well needed visit and we are so thankful to get to see everyone in our family. thank you to our families for hosting and for having such special birthday celebrations planned for our (soon to be) big 4 year old. we love you all!

Sunday, November 25, 2012

School Picture Day (practice)

"They told me to say cheese, but I didn't want to stop smiling" Cora on school pictures.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

a few more weeks

credit- Eran and Aubs
 a few more weeks to be 3, how is it possible?!
we are doing are interview with a 4 year old this weekend, such a fun tradition. 
you can see her 3 year old interview HERE
it will be so fun to see how her answers change over the years.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

here you go

i hate letting my post sit for weeks with no updates. i know it is a bummer when brandon checks the blog at the end of the day and still the same ol' post from a week ago. so here you go babe....
 just for you

our day

we woke from a slumber party downstairs so the girls dangerously jumped on and off the mattress

surprised girls with sprinkles in their oatmeal (nya just ate the sprinkles)

are so

cora proud to turn in her coins for salvation army

picked up 48 toothbrushes and toothpaste donations from the girl's dentist

girls got new pjs

two timeouts (both nya)

finished a part of one of the siblings gift-turned out great

organized and destroyed pantry

did a few posts for kcm (and you)

ate pizza for dinner


getting ready for night two of slumber party downstairs

no pictures thanks to a little someone sticking the memory stick in the computer AGAIN!!!


Thursday, November 8, 2012


i haven't been able to do any android actions lately because i can no longer send pics to my blog or email?? so here are some randoms...
ready for school

closet makeover

cora and mama's pumpkin (can i just admit that my arm was sore the next day). sweet nya didn't want her pumpkin to go outside.

a pet session for leslie

bo's pumpkin/brobee

our treats

dress up

o that glance

big girl bed!