Wednesday, December 14, 2011


Claire had her first dentist appointment today. She hasn't been able to stop talking about it for the past week. She was so excited that this morning she woke me up at 6 to ask if she gets to go to the dentist today.

She did awesome! She let them clean her teeth, held impressively still for the x-rays, and loved every minute of it.

And of course she was super excited for her goody bag at the end.

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Saturday, December 10, 2011


We have been pretty busy around here lately and thus have failed miserably to take pictures. Here are a few of the things I managed to capture.
Some fun new foods. Hot dog octopus. (Claire and Noble have been really into animals lately)

Our tree blowing over, the 2nd this year!

Winter gear

Christmas decorations coming out

Badger graduated from puppy class.

Claire wrote her name!

Christmas crafts with Grandma Jane!

We are excited for Christmas, if only we can get everything done!

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Friday, November 25, 2011

Friday, November 18, 2011


I have been quilting a lot lately, or so it seems. Today I took the kids outside and we snapped a few pictures. They are not good, but give you an idea. I wanted to remember what they looked like before they get used and used and used.

Claire's quilt 
 This is from all vintage floral sheets thanks to Aunt Ali. Claire loves this quilt and it is so soft!

Noble's Superhero quilt.
His was inspired by Claire's. I started collecting superhero sheets, but I had no idea how long it would take to find them. I gave up and ordered/ bought some fabric to add to the sheets.

(I have to say, Noble's quilt is one of my favorites, even though it is so busy. I kind of like that about it. And it doesn't hurt that he absolutely loves it!!!)

Kona Solids Challenge Quilt
I have been going to the Modern Quilt Guild. We had a challenge and this is the quilt I came up with. It turned out much better than I had imagined. I love it!
Here is the back 
(I just used all the scraps. Claire is convinced this is the front because "Mommy, it is WAY prettier!")
You can see the quilting really well in this one too. 

In the Guild we did another challenge project. It was the Jay McCarroll Habitat Line of fabric. 
I was not too fond of it. So I decided to try out a quilt design I had been working on. 
I guess people liked it. I got 1st place.

I have been on a geometric kick lately with my quilts. This is another pattern Amber and I have been working on.
(It is for a special friend, who gets it tomorrow morning!)
 This is a close-up of the front

Here is the back. I tried a much larger scale to test it out.

Yet another of our patterns. This is one of my favorite. It is a fun one. Mike's cousin recently adopted a sweet baby boy and so this was for him. 

 These were all just this year. I have a couple more, but forgot about them until we were done taking pictures. Oh well, I guess another day!

Tuesday, November 8, 2011


Claire and Noble had their first "real" Halloween this year. They absolutely loved it! Claire was our mermaid.

It only took Noble about 2 houses when we went trick or treating to realize what was going on before he started trying to run from house to house. At the end I think I heard "just one more" about 15 times.

For the annual Davis Halloween party Mike and I went as people from Tron. They came out pretty good, seeing as we started the morning of.

All in all it was a fun Halloween, especially for the kids!

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Raspberry Jam

One thing I know about Mike is that he LOVES raspberry freezer jam. For his birthday this year we got 2 flats of raspberries from Logan and made jam.

Here we are half done.

In all we got 20 containers of jam. I think we are set for awhile.

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We had our Wisconsin cousins here. It was much fun!

For days my kids ask, "where are my cousins?" we had a blast! Thanks for visiting!

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Friday, November 4, 2011

2:01 minutes at The Ranch

A few weeks ago Norah, also known as Little Tiny, visited the salt lake branch of the family. This video shows just two minutes and one second of the visit. I'm beginning to think that we have very determined kiddos in the family.

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Location:E 2980 S,Salt Lake City,United States

Monday, October 31, 2011

Do you ever wonder

What is going on inside their heads? This video that i discovered on Mike's phone made me wonder. Enjoy.

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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Superhero quilt update

It is DONE! And he LOVES it!

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Soccer Boy

Every morning this week Noble has put on socks, pulled them up as high as they will go and "plays soccer"

Showing me his socks

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The kids LOVE going to the park.

Nobes in his "Papa Jimbo" hat.

Look how big she is getting!

Noble's preferred way to swing

Claire loves to take care of Buddy boy lately.
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Friday, September 2, 2011

Superhero Quilt

Allison and I worked on Noble's superhero quilt while I was down there. We got the top done.

Noble was so excited about it when I got home. He insisted on taking a nap with it, even though it is only the top.

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Baby Liam

We watched baby Liam for a bit last week. Noble was so sweet with him

Noble even managed to snap one of Liam smiling in his sleep.

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Dress Up

Claire got a bunch of dress up clothes for her birthday. She was Cinderella yesterday

Buddy even joined in the fun!

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Today we went to the zoo. I don't think I have seen Noble and Claire so excited and happy.

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