Monthly Archives: March 2015

Life Lately

Dentist Trip

Going to the dentist is a bit more of an ordeal than it was in Marietta. For the kids, anyway. There’s a perfectly fine dentist in town, but we wanted the kids to go to a pediatric dentist. Fortunately, we found a brother team in Idaho Falls: pediatric dentist and orthodontist in one office. We’re going to need both.

The office is so cool. It’s set up like an old-timey train station. So, while they had to wait, they had fun playing. They all did great, but Trey and I walked out of the office and just held each other in the parking lot for a few minutes. Madeline had five baby teeth pulled to make room for her ginormous adult teeth that are already coming in. Sean had three cavities and David had eight. EIGHT. I’ve never felt like such a failure! We have really cracked down since then. We help them floss every day now. And we’re making sure that they’re actually brushing twice a day, which I’m pretty sure they weren’t doing before. Ahem!

Girl Scouts

Madeline joined the Girl Scouts back in September! She has been loving it. She just finished her first year selling cookies. She is a natural sales-woman! With virtually no help from her mom, she did amazing! I took this picture when I was putting her badges on her sash. It really took me back.

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Our TWELTH Anniversary!

It kind of went by in a blur this year! Trey got me some beautiful purple tulips (my favorite and we had them in our wedding!), we got fish and chips from Bertrams, and I baked a pound cake. Pretty exciting stuff! Not to sound too cheesy, but it really just keeps getting better and better. There’s nobody that makes me laugh like he does. We’ve had plenty of ups and downs, but I really think our marriage is stronger than ever. I’m very thankful for such a man. These are the only two pictures I took on our anniversary: the cake and a car selfie on our way to church. We are so glamorous!

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Church Stuff

We love both of our churches. Well, all three! They are all spoiling us. There’s lots of exciting things happening in our ministry. Here’s David and his buddy Dallen at church a few weeks ago. The second picture I took this morning. Shaking my head.

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I’m still enjoying teaching the kids’ Sunday School class. Trey preached this morning. We genuinely love these people.

Recently, the Men’s Ministry of SVBC hosted the church’s biggest outreach event of the year: The Beast Feast. Which is exactly what it sounds like! The men and boys had a great time, which gave the girls’ and I time to ourselves.

So thankful that these two have each other! They are blessed, indeed.

The 2015 Plague

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It came on all of a sudden. It included vomiting, high fevers, and upper respiratory stuff. It hit Charli and David. It lasted six days. Six. I’ve never had a kid have a fever for that long! It was a nasty bug, but we are all on the mend. Thankful for good doctors and nurse friends that can give us advice!

Jackson, Montana

For Sean’s birthday he requested a day at the BIG hot springs in Jackson, MT. It’s a couple hours from Salmon (near Big Hole and Bannack, for you geography fans). It was a lovely, relaxing day. We were even able to stop at Dairy Queen and the fancy Safeway grocery store (complete with a Starbucks) in Dillon.

I didn’t take a ton of pictures, but I did get a few. These were taken outside of the lodge where the hot springs are, in Jackson.

Je suis Charli(e)

And finally, Je suis Charlie! We just had to stop and take this picture outside of Bertram’s today, after lunch.

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Hope this post finds you and yours well and happy! We sure are enjoying this Salmon Spring. We’re looking forward to Easter, more family visits, and a crazy busy summer!

 

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Butters’ Shenanigans

Not long after Buttercup came to live with us (just a little over a year ago), I read an article on the laziest dogs and French Bulldogs were at the top of the list. I had to chuckle, because I had found this to be true. Bless her heart, she probably sleeps 20 hours a day. I think she might actually be part cat. She does love a sunny day and to be outside. But, if she had her druthers she would sleep all day, every day.

When we first got her we tried to interest her in some dog toys. She never showed any interest. The squeaky sounds never seemed to grab her attention. She has, over the past year, grabbed one of the kids’ stuffed animals here or there, but we always discouraged that, since they were the kids. Recently, though, we had to purge a bunch of those after deciding they were probably not helping all of the allergy problems around here. So, we gave a couple to Buttercup.

Now, we’ve seen a side of her we never saw before! She has played with these little guys until they’re unrecognizable.