Thursday, March 25, 2010


Lizzy tried her hand at making cookies and then we made some rolls. Both turned out fabulous! She is the perfect little helper perched up on the counter waiting to add the next ingredient. It makes cooking much more exciting.


I have been working on some french colonial costumes for quite a while now. Sad to say, with out much headway, But I have an adorable little model to work with!

Just for fun

Spring is indeed in full swing and we took advantage of it by exploring a new park. It is next to the library and has a tank you can climb on! It was fun.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010


So as many of you may not be aware, Daniel and I have been trying for a while now to get pregnant. Well, to day it is offical. We are pregnant and I am so excited! More to come. :)

Monday, March 8, 2010


Missouri has a wonderful program for parents. On Thursdays Corina takes Lizzy and I to a program called Link. Mothers meet and guest speakers from various organizations help us become better parents. The children get to play in a playschool setting. I have enjoyed it immensely. During the year they organize various field trips. This one was our first. We went to a local gymnasium for free play. It was a lot of fun.

A Little More Magic

Denise and the boys, came over for the weekend and kindly took Lizzy and I to the Magic House for the day. There is so much to see and do there. It was so fun! Here are a few pictures:

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New addiction

So our lap top finally bit the dust. Sad day at the Bartholomews. Sniff. Daniel went a head and ordered a new computer and we decided on a desktop this time. It arrived this week and I am proud to say I got it all hooked up and running. Daniel had to install a few things and get the Internet working and we are cutting edge again.
Now I am figuring out all the new things our computer can do. It came with a remote and that is loads of fun to play with. I am in shock. A remote for my computer. I never would have dreamed it. Not only does this new fangled contraption have more bells and whistles then I ever thought possible, (yes folks I am not a computer wiz at all) but it also comes with an impressive array of games. My new favorite is called Mahjong Titans. it is kind of like a Chinese version of spider solitaire. I love it! So long slow, dying laptop! Hello Titans!

lastest and not so great

So there's something about Sundays. Not the ice cream variety. Last Sunday as we were getting ready for church, Lizzy was spinning with great abandon in our room when suddenly she falls and hits her head Smack on the corner of our bed. CRACK, next thing I know she is wailing and bleeding profusely form her mouth. I grab a washcloth and start dabbing to check the injury. I expected a busted lip, but no, she had split her upper gum. Daniel gave her a blessing, I gave her a frozen gogurt and she settled down. She recovered quickly and was tender, but fine. Great. Wonderful. Daniel had to work these last two Sundays so the Johnsons kindly gave us a ride to church. Which was cut short due to the restrooms overflowing. We had sacrament and then were sent home. Gratefully I couldn't smell very well (I heard the stench was quite overpowering even on the next Tuesday). Also the hose for the steering fluid in the car busted, so Daniel had to muscle his way to work. Luckily we got the fixed on Monday.
So we are trucking along and then Tuesday, BAM, Lizzy does the exact same incident again. Spin...mouth meets bed...Bloody mess only this time she has knocked her front tooth down a bit and ripped up the gums. I called Daniel in a panic, he was on his way home, but that was fruitless. I gave her another frozen gogurt and she calms down and goes to sleep. Whew. Needless to say I a total wreck. Daniel comes home only long enough to say Hi and ask if I need him to stay. Since it is Tuesday he has Young Mens to go to. Lizzy is still sleeping so I told him to go ahead and go.
On Wednesday we took Lizzy to the dentist. She cried her way through an xray. Not a great picture, but no one wanted to do that to her again. Basically Dr. Boain told us to just watch it and if it worsens to come back in a weeks time. Since then Lizzy has learned to eat without the use of her front teeth. She will eat anything left out. Especially the Andes mints I put on the table! But I can't really blame her.
Then this Sunday Daniel lost his wallet. He drove to work anyway hoping it was in his uniform at work. It was in his locker. Yea. Luckily there were no more bloody Sundays thus far. I am keeping my fingers crossed. Here are two pic of Lizzy's teeth.

Summer Shenanagans

Our summer has been pretty relaxed this year. We had a few surprises, Charles broken arm, Grandma June's funeral to name a few, but over...