Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Train table 2011 and 2010

We haven't set up our train table since 2011 and I miss the tradition. I've noticed it didn't get published to this blog 5 years ago, so I'm doing that now.

And below is the year before that.

I've posted multiple pics to facebook, but this seems a better place to track yearly progress. I've set up the Lego train this year and I'm hoping to talk Andy into finally trying the Christmas train again. Wish me luck!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Monday, July 19, 2010

Look me up on Facebook

To all my friends who have noticed my blog entries dwindling, it's because I've found facebook. Perhaps someday I will come back to blogger, but for now it is easier to share on facebook. I must admit blogger did come in handy today when I realized I'd lost some old photos and it was easy to look it up on blogger to resave it to my computer.

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Spud Day 2009

Andy didn't get back from Germany on time to do the cotton candy for spud day, so I learned very quickly out of necessity. I found out I am actually pretty good at it. This year we were wildly successful, especially since it was our first time and we had a few competitors. Most of the time we were selling as fast as I could make it. I was there for over 8 hours without a break. My parents helped out all day too and I even recruited some of my cousins, my uncle, and my grandma to pitch in some help from time to time. I couldn't have done it without the help from my family and it reminds me how truly blessed I am to have such a wonderful caring family so close to home.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

10 year anniversary

This year for our 10 year wedding anniversary we went to Horseshoe Bend, Idaho to experience zip-lining and to ride the train. We had a great time. I liked zip-lining from tree top to tree top and across the canyon. Andy enjoyed his scenic train ride. The man behind Andy is the magician. I loved the tricks when he made animals appear. He even did a special trick for us for our 10 year anniversary, which I must say was rather impressive. It was a card trick where I picked any card and he made it pop up from the deck when placed in a goblet. What amazed me most was that I had picked the 10 of clubs to signify another 10 years of good luck. He knew I would pull out that card, but I was careful to pull out a card that was hidden in the middle of the deck. I saw the top two, and knew the ace of spades was on top and the 2nd card was red. I don't have any idea how he did it, but I was impressed. He autographed that card for us.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


I think I know why Adora is so good at puzzles. It came from her baby blessing. With Naomi, Andy blessed her with the ability to make friends easily. Oops. Now we have a child who won't stop talking, has trouble paying attention in school, and has to be separated from the other girls in her class. :) At least she has friends. Sabian is the typical pesky brother like any boy should be. Andy had foresight into what Adora would really need to cope with her older brother and sister. He blessed her with patience. She started doing puzzles very early, at 15 months, to give her something to do while Naomi and Sabian did gymnastics. She took far more interest in them than Sabian ever did. She's also my child that enjoys books the most. She can sit in my lap while I read through a full story. She also sits and reads to her baby doll. Granted, she can still throw a tantrum like any toddler, but all in all I think that baby blessing did her some good.
Naomi is determined to get one of her creations published in Lego Brickmaster Magazine. Just in case that doesn't work out, I published it here for the world to see. I like this one.