Saturday, October 4, 2014

Pumpkin Patch Fun!

Emmett has been asking me over the past few weeks to take him to a pumpkin patch to pick out a pumpkin. It is pretty hard to say no to a cute baby faced 4 year old! Phil and I decided today was a perfect day to check out one of the local farms!
 The kids had a really good time! The sunflower/corn maze was fun! Sullivan got bored about 1/3 of the way through, but still enjoyed himself. :) There were some fun animals and they even had some robotic chickens that told jokes! Emmett especially loved them! The kettle corn was delicious! So much so that Emmett did not want to share! I was tempted to go and buy more than one bag, but eventually I talked him into sharing with the rest of us! There were fun games set up throughout the farm that Phil was tempted to take pictures of so I could use the fun ideas for cub scouts, but we really did not have time to. 
Here are just a few pictures of our afternoon fun! We unfortunately did not get any pumpkins this time. I figured if we did the kids would be wanting to carve tonight. It is just a bit early for me to have some cute jack o lanterns out. Halloween is still not for several weeks! :)

Thursday, June 5, 2014

2 weeks

We have been a family of 6 for 2 weeks now! We are adjusting well. The kids are loving their baby sister, especially Emmett! He thinks her coos and grunts are hilarious! Here are just a few pics from the last 2 weeks!

Saturday, May 24, 2014


Eden Jean Christensen
May 22, 2014
7lbs 12oz 20.5in

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Easter 2014

We had our own little Easter celebration this morning by surprising the kids with some baskets from the Easter Bunny. They didn't think the Easter Bunny would be stopping by since our home wasn't anywhere near as clean as I would have liked it. I have told my children before each Holiday that Santa/Easter Bunny will not come and visit messy homes. Drezden ran in to my room this morning with her basket and yelled, "The Easter Bunny still comes to messy houses!" 
After she came in I woke up Emmett, Sullivan and Drezden brought in Emmett's basket and they were all so excited to have the few goodies inside. I sent Phil outside while the kids were distracted with their baskets to set out all the Easter Eggs for a little hunt! I bought quite a bit of candy and eggs. We had planned on celebrating with Phil's brother and friends family, but Phil was very sick yesterday so we had to cancel. He is still not feeling 100%, but better than yesterday. 
Since we did not make it to church today I sat the children down and we watched a few videos on the Mormon Channel on the iPad. Sullivan gets quite sensitive and during the part where Jesus had his hands and feet nailed Sullivan told me he could not watch. I love small children and just how sweet and thoughtful they can be. 
Here are some photos from today. The one on the bottom I couldn't decide if I liked the black and white or color version better. 

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And Happy Easter to you and your family. 
me and my family

My mother

My mom was able to fly out for a couple of weeks to hang out before baby came. I had planned on doing some things around the house, going to some fun places, and showing off our new town while she was here. But since we were potty training Emmett during the time she was here we stayed at home. And I am HAPPY to say that Emmett is a BIG BOY! Phil was a little skeptical of whether or not Emmett was ready, but we stuck with it and I am so glad we did! He has done so well! 
While mom was here we signed here up for She has been single for a while and it is about time she meets someone. While she was here her companion, Gordon(cat), of about 18 or so years passed away. I honestly believe that family pets can be with their families when this life as we know it is over. 
It has been nice to hang out with my mom and see all the positive changes she is making. I know there are some who think I should not give her a second chance, but she is my mother. Always will be. And the Lord commands us to forgive all. 

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Juanita Beach!

This weekend we decided it was finally time to head to Juanita Beach and build some sand castles! The kids much preferred playing and throwing sand/mud in the water. We have decided next time we will bring some towels, bigger shovels, and lunch! Emmett did not want to leave! And I was surprised we were able to find some shells! 
Here are some pictures of our beach fun! Oh, and this park is only a 10 minute drive from home!