Monday, August 31, 2009

dad and the kids

it's kinda like i only like rachel and caleb, but that's not true, they are just the ones home with me all day. i take lots of pics when i'm bored!! i love this picture with dad and the kids. they are so adorable!!
and rachel in this white tennis dress that aunt kirsten gave abby, and now we have, is so cute!!

the kids in the bath after swimming. we do this a lot just to get the chlorine off of everyone. they are silly kids!!

rachel brought her bike inside and has been riding it a lot. it's very cute!!

getting ready for a nap with daddy. such cuties!!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

marne's childhood pics

this is me ready for church. mom always took pictures of me standing in the entryway when she thought i needed a picture taken. it is a family joke now!! i posted it to show that i can look cute, i think i've just forgotten!!

ok, so some of these are really small!! the first picture is of my uncle jimmy judd, the previous sheriff of cochise county, who was the judge at the time. me and my sisters, monica and tatiana were there to observe him in action for a class we were taking.

then, these are of me and my friend, allison. we were silly teenagers.

tattie took me to see riverdance after graduation, and here we are standing outside of the theater. it was awesome!!

high school graduation after tattie got off her mission. with chelsea, and my parents.

and me, at age 4 and 6. nathan thinks these look like rebekah. i don't see it!!

i had fun sorting and organizing my pictures from my own album this weekend. i am in the process of making my own scrapbook. everyone in the family has one but me, even dad!! it's nothing fancy, but at least explains about all the weird pictures i have!! it's been fun to take a stroll down memory lane. how time flies!!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

kids are back

isn't rebekah full of it? this was after school the first day.
here is rachel loving on grandma after church. she runs up and wraps her arms around grandma's legs begging to be picked up. then she hugs and snuggles. it's awesome.

poor caleb had a toy taken away or something here. he really didn't want his picture taken, but i am a mean mom and did it anyway!!

rachel posing and playing in her cutie outfit

this darling little munchkin has been getting into all sorts of trouble now that the older kids are back in school!! the other day it had been quiet for too long, so i went searching....this is what i found!! little twerp was up on the shelves eating chips!! good thing she is so cute!!

i am a bad mom and forgot to take a picture before the kids left for school. so here is one after they got home!

nathan has decided he has been a trucker for about as long as he can stand, and is going back to school to try to better our lives. he will get his computer networking certifications in 3 months or so, and hopefully get a job soon after.

oh, and NO we did not keep the dog!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

summertime fun

wow, ok, so i uploaded these backwards, so i guess i'll start here and work back. this morning, this little puppy was following grandpa around in the backyard, and she has made her way into the kids' hearts. we'll see if her owner shows up, or what happens next. the kids have already named her cocoa, and said we are keeping her. we'll see.

rachel sat on the counter while i was doing the dishes yesterday, and found daddy's soda there. she loves soda, and was very happy to sit there and guzzle it for him!!

she had one of my sandals, caleb's shoes, and goggles. could she be cuter?

my birthday was rather a disappointment this year. i had been sick for the whole week before it, and saturday wasn't any better. i was dizzy and weak and nauseated for longer than i ever remember being. it wasn't pretty. thank goodness, sunday i started feeling better! now if i can just keep my strength up. yesterday i might have done too much, and didn't feel well for an hour or so. but thankfully, that didn't last long!

after taking a bath and getting ready for bed, rachel was in the living room playing. i put the boys in the tub, and after a minute, i hear screeching and yelling from the bathroom. when i went in, this is what i found. apparantly rachel decided she wasn't done in the tub!! silly girl.

swimming with cousins and grandpa mcnelly. it's been really fun having the pool up and running again!!

i have 2 portable high chairs, thank goodness. the twins eat dinner here at least once a week, so we started lining all 3 of them up like this. isn't it funny to watch all these tinies eating??

hopping on the trampoline