Sunday, December 27, 2009


Uncle Johnny, Aunt Jenette, and cousin Robby visited for Christmas! This is just a couple of pictures from Christmas, more may follow later....

Joshua opening a present on Christmas Eve...

A tie! and a fun sacrament game...

And you may notice Joshua's new haircut, but it's been a couple of weeks now, almost time for another one!

He walks!...and runs....and destroys

Joshua has been walking for a couple of weeks now, this is at our friends house, he loves their dogs! One of the dogs loves to play with Joshua ( a little too much) but the one in this video runs away from him, it's cute. Finally video proof of him walking!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

The cuteness

So here is the cutie...Alexander came over to play one day and we went into Josh room to change Josh's diaper. Alexander wandered in and wanted to get into Josh's crib. So I put him in. Josh saw Alexander in the crib and thought that it looked fun....So here they are.

Don't you love the dribble trail?

Josh looks so old in this one. He is not a baby anymore!

Josh says.....DA! DA! and Dank ooooo. (practically the only words he says regularly)

Thursday, December 17, 2009

smell good stuff

For Thora, Mom, and Andrea....and who ever else still reads this thing lacking in content. The first couple of pics are for Thora so she can see the tree and how handy I was with a vase.

So a long time ago I saw a commercial that showed some kids running into a kitchen and there were these oranges on the table in a bowl. The oranges had cloves stuck into them in various designs.....So beautiful (I think that it was a Safeway add or something, I know random)

Well it stuck with me all these years. This year I decided that I wanted to make them. I though how hard could it be you stick cloves into oranges. I looked up "orange clove ball" and waddya know, there were step by step, picture laden how-to's. So I clicked on a bunch and some had you wrap a ribbon around before you put in the cloves, some after. Some said that you should pierce the holes before you put in the cloves, some went so far to say that you should use a ice pick...yeah. Who has a ice pick? Some others suggested that you roll your orange ball thingy in a bunch of spices (one of which was something called orris root?) after you do it, then store it in a brown paper bag with the spices. You leave it there for 3 weeks. Then you can finally enjoy the fruits of your labors, no pun intended.

Well I decided to make it simple.

Step 1. Grab orange

Step 2. Grab whole cloves

Step 3. Poke any ole design with a paper clip, some I put ribbon on some without.

Step 4. Put in bowl and enjoy.

It was really easy and my house smells amazing. You should come over! (I am not kidding by the way...
Here is some pics

Saturday, December 5, 2009

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