The older the children get, the crazier our schedules become. So while the girls were dipping chocolates with Grandma B, Nate decided to take the boys to get a Christmas tree. They found a beautiful tree that only needed a little reinforcing at the top so it could hold the star. Okay–Nate covered a wooden […]

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This is my husband’s Grandma. Every year she invites all the girls to help her make chocolates. Our husbands are all in full support of this day–something about the tins of chocolates we bring home.
It’s quite a houseful, and getting a turn at dipping is a challenge.
Grandma does her best to teach us the technique.
Her […]

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Every round up has its surprises. Some pack a few more challenges than others. Grandpa was so thankful this round up was done he sent the following email to all the family.

 
Dear Family,
Grandma and I wanted to thank each of you that helped in any way with the Fall Round Up. The Friday events were […]

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For UEA we decided to
1) Go somewhere warm which equals south.
2) Go somewhere we could hike.
3) Go somewhere we’d never been (or even heard of).

Kodachrome Basin State Park fit the bill. Plus it had rocks for the kids to climb.
Even the baby had fun. BTW–I love whoever invented the Bumbo.
It was so nice to get […]

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Our milk cow, Lolly, had a new calf sometime between 10 AM and 1 PM today. Only a few weeks and I can quit buying milk–Hooray!
We haven’t decided on a name yet. Any suggestions?
 
 
 
 

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This is probably why I didn’t post anything the entire month of April. Our septic backed up into our unfinished (thankfully) basement. I love clorox. LOVE. IT.
To correct this problem we had to call in some heavy duty equipment which the boys thought was the most entertaining part of spring break.
Besides camping out in the […]

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Whoa! I don’t what’s going on here. I didn’t post anything the entire month of April and now I’ve posted twice in three days.
Saturday we branded calves. In the old days, when Nate and I were first married, branding calves meant a bed of coals had to be kept hot to heat the branding iron. […]

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Look what this little cowboy did tonight! He started crawling up the stairs.
And didn’t stop until he reached the top. Oh my. I’m in trouble now.

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The week my littlest cowboy turned six months he learned a new trick when rolling from his back to stomach.
He learned to roll to his knees.
And then straighten his arms and rock back and forth.

A week later he was full out crawling and chasing a ball. He’s such a tiny little speck crawling around the house […]

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