Sunday, April 18, 2010

Fail Blog

Have any of you heard of a website called "Fail Blog"? Well that is me. I can't seem to keep up with work, kids, Facebook and blogging all at the same time. But I'm going to try again. And my goal is to post once a month. Not once every two years!

A lot has changed since the last post, 2 years ago. We have lived in 3 different houses since then, Mark graduated with his PhD, Maddie was baptized, Ellie gave up the busy ball bopper and we moved from Phoenix to Texas. I'll post some of my favorite pictures over the last while, but will not be able to catch up completely on the last 2 years! They include Mark's graduation (where he shook President Obama's hand, Maddie's baptism, our most recent trip to Disneyland & San Diego, the Christmas Card pictures I took, printed, and have addressed in envelopes that never made it to the mailbox, etc.)

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt

We had a fun Easter Egg hunt this afternoon before our traditional ham dinner. Ellie didn't miss a beat picking up her eggs and placing them carefully in her basket! The weather was absolutely perfect as well! The last picture of this set is my favorite. We were all eating dinner and suddenly I realized that I hadn't heard from Ellie in a little while. So I started walking around looking for her. I found her in Maddie's Easter Basket opening the eggs and eating the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, tin foil wrapping and all. Aw, a girl after my own heart!

Happy Easter!

We have had a wonderful Easter Weekend! Yesterday Maddie & I dyed our traditional hard boiled eggs. Later on in the evening we made these wonderful sugar eggs that are pictured. They are so much fun to make, and especially for someone who is not artistic like me because even I can't ruin them! The girls were adorable in their dresses, but I haven't managed to get a good picture of that yet. Maybe tonight at dinner...

Friday, March 21, 2008


Mark loves having Ellie in overalls so he can carry her around like this. Strangely enough Ellie loves it.

Daddy's Little Girl

Ellie is an absolute Daddy's Little Girl. Here are a few pictures of the two of them.

Bike Riding

We are already having bike-riding weather in Phoenix! Don't worry, when it's 100 degrees next month nobody will be feeling bad for me! We bought Maddie a new bike and she rode away like a champ. The only problem was Ellie. She felt like she should have a new bike as well. As you can tell from the pictures Mark spent quite a bit of time "holding" her on Maddie's new bike.