Monday, July 23, 2007


Tonight Claire wanted to have a dance party. I turned on the kids Sirius music channel, and she danced for almost an hour! Claire and her Nana Sara love Dan Zanes, so whenever any of his songs come on Claire makes comments about it being Nana's favorite! Very funny! This dance is for you Nana!

Friday, July 20, 2007

oh so funny...

If you would have been a fly on our wall last night at dinner, this is the conversation you would have heard...

Claire: "Dat (Dad) when I drink all my juice I can have Cote (Coke)!"
Jeff: "No, I don't think so Claire!"
Claire: "Ok. I have diet Cote."

What can you do but laugh when they say things like that?!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


While we were in Colorado my Dad took some really great pictures of the kids. He got a fancy new camera for fathers day! I wanted to share them on my blog because... well because I think my kids are cute! I'm there Mom, so I have that right, right?
Also, I am a dreamer. Not like a "day dreamer"... a night dreamer. I am always able to remember my dreams too. Well, last night I had a funny one. I dreamt that I received a comment on my blog from someone I didn't know. The part that was weird was that they wrote in a different language. I had it translated, and the whole comment was about how bad I was at writing, and how horrible my grammar is. So, I know I am not a great writer, and I know my grammar isn't perfect, but I just thought that was a very weird dream to have. If you don't know me, and you speak another language... please don't write me a comment. That would just freak me right out!!!

Tuesday, July 17, 2007


We are home again. We all had a great time. The kids did pretty well considering the inconsistent schedule. Here are some pictures from the trip. Also, my Mom has joined the blogging world... here is her link.

Claire and Bo at the Caster family reunion
Great Uncle John with Claire and Luke
Great Uncle Jim with Luke
Luke can't go with out his nap!
Claire and Luke with Opa
Opa and Luke feeding the birds

Claire helping Nana in the garden

Friday, July 06, 2007


Today, the kids and I are headed off to Missouri for a family reunion...should be fun! Actually, it will be lots of fun once we are off the plane. I am taking both of them by myself, so just pray that my flight is full of nice people. After the family reunion is over, we are driving to Colorado with my parents. That's a long car ride folks... but at least it is with family. So, because of our little trip I don't know if I will have the opportunity to blog much. Here are two videos for your viewing pleasure. The first one is of Luke making his first animal noise. It's a little obscure... he learned how to make a puma sound! The second video is of Claire. When Nana Janis came to visit last week she taught Claire to recite were she lives. They also practiced telling time. Keep in mind that I filmed this video in the morning around 10:00am!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007


We got home from Mexico on Friday. We had a great time! The resort we stayed at was nice, and the beach was beautiful. We spent the majority of our time in the sun. I have a tan for the first time ever! Jeff and Brandon went on an Adventure Tour. They got to ride donkeys up a mountain, zip line through the rain forest and then repel down a waterfall! While they did that Jennie and I spent the morning at the spa... what a sacrifice! To say the least, it was all very relaxing... and much needed.

A view of the beach and mountains... Brandon and Jennie in the Market...
Jeff and I on the beach. (These two pictures are almost identical, but as we were standing there the sunset got even better...)