Thursday, December 18, 2008


Corban is growing fast. At his 4 month doctor visit he weighed in at 17 1/2 pounds and was 27 1/2 inches tall. It is starting to look like he may have red hair. Unfortunately he still does not sleep more than a few hours at time.

Eden likes to spend her days with her new friends; her brother and Olivia (the girl I watch during the week).

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween 2008

Eden really enjoyed Halloween this year. She wasn't too thrilled about carving the pumkin though.

Playing Dress Up

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


Eden's new skill is working out to pilates videos.

Steam Roller

Eden and Corban are enjoying a game of steam roller ( at least Eden is ). Corban came out unscathed though and with a smile on his face. He was at a bit of a disadvantage since not only was he out weighed but he can't even roll over yet.

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Here is Corban during some of his pleasant moments.

Eden the Artist

Eden is getting enthusiastic about water colors. Here is one of her creations.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

In Memory of Sheila and Shasta

This summer held a few losses in our family. Just this week, one of our horses, Shasta, died in a lightning storm. We have had her since she was 1. This year she turned 7. She was a wonderful, gentle horse that Alma would ride and we were hoping to pass her on to Eden when Eden got a little older.

Sheila also passed away this summer in June due to cancer. She has been my dog for the last 11 years. She was a very quiet and obedient companion. Our family is much smaller now and they will both be missed. Lets hope that we have no more losses this year.

Corban's growing

Corban has grown to 11 pounds and 7 ounces now. He offers a wide range of emotions from one second to the next. We hope that he will soon learn to sleep for longer than just two hour intervals.
I'm afraid that I have not been able to take very many photos of him because he really hates to be put down.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

New Arrival

Corban arrived on the 17th of July. He weighed in at 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 21 1/4 inches long. Eden has taken a liking to him already and insists on helping with everything involving the baby.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Summer with Grandparents

Here is how Eden's summer is going so far. She has spent her time riding her horse Bud and helping take care of the orphan goats at the neighboring ranch.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

What we are up to

I have had a lot of questions regarding what Alma and I are up to these days so this is to answer all those inquiries. We are currently living in a small town in Montana where Alma is working as a delivery man while he is getting teacher certified. He has applied for a few teaching positions this coming school year so we should be moving in the next summer to a new location in Montana. I am spending my days caring for our two year old, Eden, as well has fixing our house so that we can put it up for sale. This week I started tiling the bathroom. I am also expecting to have a baby in the middle of July. Ultrasound confirmed that the baby is a boy so now we have the fun of getting new baby stuff. We are all very busy and happy. I am expecting to go to Colorado in order to have the baby since it falls during the time that we are moving as well as the lack of medical facilities here so if any of you reading this are still in my home town area you may get a chance to see me this summer.

New Toddler Bed

This is the toddler bed that I made out of old doors. It was meant to be a Christmas present for Eden but it took me longer to finish than I thought. I still have one more side to do a wood burning drawing on before it is complete. I'm happy to say that Eden slept her first night in it last night and did great. I left the original door handles and locks on and Eden likes to play with them.

Eden's Easter

Eden really enjoyed this Easter. She had fun decorating the eggs and going on an egg and candy hunt through the house.
This is a photo of Eden in her new Easter dress that her Grandmother made for her. Everyone at church loved it.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Eden Dancing

One of Eden's favorite things to do is dance. Here is a video of some of her moves.

Eden riding her horse

Eden got one last chance to ride her horse Bud before we shipped all the horses down to Colorado for a spell. She insists on holding the reins and I have to beg her to get off.

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Christmas 2007 and 2nd Birthday

Eden celebrated her 2nd birthday at the beginning of January. She thinks that she is going to get the whole cake to herself in this picture. This is Christmas morning. She really enjoyed opening the presents once she understood that their was something inside of them for her.
Here she is modeling her new sheep back pack.