Sunday, August 21, 2011

I'm baaaaaa aaaack.

Wow. I had no idea it had been so long since I'd even looked at the blog, much less posted anything to it. But, I am suddenly motivated to get back to it, because I love making note of what my family is up to! Now if I can figure out how to get the pictures from the iphone to the computer without crashing it everytime.

In the meantime, The latest on us is that the kids and I (Darla) have moved into a lovely family owned cabin in Pinetop, Arizona while Casey is finishing his assignment in Del Rio. Frankly, Del Rio was not treating us so well, so we opted to go where the temperatures are cool, the scenery is breath-taking, and the spirit could heal. So here we are.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Birthday Bike

Ethan is now 5 years old. He got a spiderman bike and had a spiderman birthday party.

Lemon merengue pie! I'm so domestic!

I baked my first lemon merengue pie and was awfully proud of it. My crust technique can obviously use some work, but it tasted yummy! Caitlyn requested another one for her birthday (so I made 2 this time, and they were much prettier)

Then yesterday, I made my first cheesecake that didn't start in a box. We sampled it this morning and it was also scrumptious.

Now, where's that Pilates video????

babies, babies, everywhere!

What was it the neighbor said when he stopped by? "You must be feeling very motherly!" I GUESS! On April 14, 5 baby Rhode Island Red Chicks arrived to the delight of our children. They are Fluffy (Ethan's), Ginger (Ali's), Kyzl (Caitlyn's), Nora (Casey's) and Popcorn (mine and Sophia's technically, but Caitlyn's friend CHrista has adopted and named) They were originally housed inside a filing cabinet drawer in the garage. Now they hang out in a huge dog kennel until the coop is finished in the backyard. We'll be in for it if any of them are not the laying type!

Then, for Caitlyn's birthday, and after years of her begging and pleading, we gave in and got her a Yorkie puppy for her birthday. She named him Xanthos, which is actually a Greek city, but she liked the way it sounded. He's adorable and we have all fallen in love with him.

Then of course there is our sweet baby Sophia who has discovered her thumb!! She's such a great baby, and at the risk of jinxing it, has been sleeping between 7 and 10 hours at night for a couple of weeks now.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Future Hall of Famer


Ethan's first time up to bat!
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Monday, April 5, 2010



Hard to believe she's still just 13! What a beauty!
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Ethan and Ali


I Love This Picture!
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