Tuesday, June 4, 2013

I'm Back

So life has been all sorts of busy these last two months. Cooper started t-ball, Amy joined our family and we have been getting used to the new normal. I feel like the transition to 3 is way easier than from 1 to 2. We love our new family and all the fun things we are getting to do.
First off Amy:

Amy was born April 8 and weighed 8lbs 11oz. She has been a joy from the beginning. She SLEEPS its fabulous Owen loves to hold her and Cooper loves to  make her smile.

I love my Little Family!! It has been so fun watching  with Amy. I am so blessed.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

 I have been such a slacker mom lately. Trying to get ready for baby is hard when you have 2 other kids to take care of as well. I realized that most days are either spent getting frustrated at the boys for them trying to "help" me or wishing they really would help me like pick something up so I don;t have to bend over.!!  Thanks to my mom, Kim and Barunka the room actually got put together all the clothes in the dresser and hung up and the floor was even vacuumed and the window washed. Such a Huge help. I have been trying to find something special to do with the boys so they don't feel neglected and I don;t feel like such a huge failure but the best thing have been the small things like playing Uno with cooper or Geo tracks with Owen. or even just reading a book. but I think the best is when they come up to me and ask to see my belly and then the blow raspberries on it and she starts to move and kick and they laugh because they got her to move! I can't believe I only have 5 days left I am ready to meet this little girl and to have a complete family.

Here are just a few pictures I realize that I have taken a bunch of pictures on my phone but I am not sure how to put them on here so until I do  you have these:

Easter morning
 First fire of the year

Sunday, February 3, 2013


I stink at taking pictures of anything going on. I used to take pictures of everything. I have not taken a single picture since my New years. Yeah I am that lame a whole month went by without me taking pictures. NO MORE.  I really want to document my kids life with pictures. I love looking at past pictures. So here are some pictures from this past year that I love


Monday, January 21, 2013

I almost forgot how to do this. Last night while looking at Pintrest Chris told me that for every 10 min I spend looking at other peoples blogs I should spend at least 1 min doing my own and documenting my own children and life. So, here it goes. I have been wanting to get back to doing this but just am lazy and I always find other things to do, like, look at other blogs, NAP,  you know really anything. I am not going to try and play catch-up I kept thinking I should but its been almost a year so we are going to start fresh and start with this year.

So here is our life in a nut shell:

Chris : Still working for Capital Dental which is now smile keepers. He works four days a week and alternates Mondays and Fridays off  which means that he alternates between 2 day and 4day weekends its fantastic. He still enjoys shooting and takes Cooper often. He is the Young Men President in the ward and seems to enjoy the time with the priests.

Andrea: Stay at home mom. I enjoy most of it.pregnant with number 3 and will be having this baby GIRL on April 8th. I am excited and nervous about a girl but Cooper is excited to be a big brother again and always wants to feel her move.

Cooper:4yrs old and a sweet heart. He started swiming lessons this year and does pretty well. He won't put his face in the water so we have to keep working  on that. He loves to read. He can read simple  words by himself and goes to a co-op preschool 2 days a week. its been great. LOVES transformers the color red and playing with dad.

Owen: very very 2yrs old. He keeps me on my toes all day. he is our comic relief and can melt you with his smile when he gets in trouble. He loves tractors and trains and will carry them around all day and ask to take them with him whenever we leave the house. He loves to play with Cooper and the get along really well. I can't believe that he won't be my "baby" anymore but I love that he still wants to snuggle  with me.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012


February seemed to go by in a blur.

We bought a swing set for the boys.

We made slime.
Cooper loved it
Owen wasn't quite sure what to think of it

We had an FHE on Samuel the Lamenite on the wall.
I used some of Coopers "bad guys" as the nephites and we threw "rocks"(m&ms)
and shot arrows. it was great Cooper loved it and the fact that we got to eat the wall.
The boys LOVE trains. they are watching "Mickey mouse clubhouse Choo choo express" and had to be a train themselves.

Nightly reading

Watching daddy mow the lawn

Thursday, March 29, 2012


While looking for pictures to post I realized I only took a handful. So, just a few pictures to show a little of our lives.

Owen discovered that he could climb on/in the dishwasher and now I can't do the dishes without him "helping" so they usually get done while he is eating or sleeping.

playing in the snow.
Owen didn't want to walk in it he insisted on crawling or sitting in it.

When we had the huge rain storms it decided to come in.
Nothing to major My dad was able to come help us caulk the roof. there was some shingles broken so the water was getting blown under them. Now we get to wait until it clears enough so we can get a new roof. oh the joys of home ownership!

Sunday, March 25, 2012

DECEMBER- Owens 1st birthday and Christmas

We had lots of fun celebrating Owens Birthday we started the day by getting a Christmas tree. then we had family over to help celebrate. He was a little overwhelmed but not to bad. He however was not interested in the gifts but in all the camera's that were there.

He left his unopened gifts to go after grandma's camera
The Cake

Owen is a great joy to have around. Completely opposite of Cooper in almost every way. He is a fighter and a adrenaline junky. If papa is not throwing him around then he is squawking at him. He is going to be the child that tests my patience and nerves his whole life. but we love him.

Happy 1st Birthday!!

Christmas things

On the way to get the Tree
the first time getting to ride forward. he loved it and "talked" the whole way.

"Take my picture to mom"

This year we decided to try someplace different to get our tree. We went to the BLM. it was a place up by Noti Oregon. mostly a tree farm in the mountains. Not the greatest to pick from. Next year we are going back to Forest land.
the boys did have fun and it was sunny so it was a great.

Gingerbread houses

It was so fun to watch Cooper decorate his house. It reminded me of when my family would all get together at grandma and grandpa jones and decorate and how after the kids were done we all got put in the downstairs room and we weren't allowed to come up until the adults were done.

Owen just ate graham crackers

All done. Notice the bulge in his cheek? yep that's candy!
(sugar quota went out the window that night.)
Our families
Cooper, Chris-the house from"UP" and mine I did a camping scene

Christmas Morning

Gifts from Santa
we had a great Christmas spent in Lincoln City with Chris' side of the family. Lots of good food and family. I really love the holidays and can't wait to get to do more fun things as my kids get older.