Family Picture

Family Picture
Pete, Tina, Theo, and Oscar

Thursday, August 22, 2013


My 3-year old is chewing holes through his shirts. Something has got to be bothering him.  Has anyone gone through this before? The most effective thing so far has been making a spitting noise every time we see him chewing, which reminds him to spit out his shirt. But it's not working anymore. At first putting him in collared shirts that button up to his neck worked, but then he started lifting the bottom of his shirt and chewing there. I am throwing away 3-4 shirts a week. This has been going on for about a month now. I don't know what to do. We will consider and appreciate any tips you may have. Please, help!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Ashworth Family Reunion

Peter's grandma, Rachel Ashworth put on a fabulous family reunion in July. We had a wonderful time and plan on returning to Bear Lake more than once. Thank you, GG, for all you did so we could have this time together.


Peter's mom, dad, brothers (except Tim, Canda, Max,  and Alex).

Bronwen, Eliza and Dave

Jane's kids

 Rayanna and her dad

I wasn't emailed a pic of Sam, Ben, or Mark Pugh's family. If I am, I will include them!

Peter, like his Dad, is always appreciative of the beautiful scenery. 

Lather up, it's time for a mud bath. I hear mud is great for exfoliating your skin.

Grandma Rachel, RayAnna and Paul enjoying the beach. 

The kids enjoying their puddle. 

Sherrie and her daughter, Adelaide. 


Becky and Eliza became instant friends. 

On the back deck, enjoying each other's company. 

Grandma sharing a story from her earlier life. 

Dave, Bronwen and their daughter, Eliza. 

Bombs away! 

Dave, looking cool. 

Upside down Tom. 



I think I was flipping here. 

Beautiful Alison/Grandma. 

Nice view, Oscar. 

Peter takes any chance he can get to fly his kite. 

Spencer and my boys adoring Adelaide. 

Hey, Tom's getting a piggy back ride from the Yukon. 

Roasting s'mores around the fire. 

Uncle Spencer is awesome. 

Theo and Oscar have the funnest time with Uncle Spencer. 

Relaxing with Nato. 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

A Happy Surprise

I went to a garage sale this weekend. It was on the street next to ours, so I was so excited to be able to ride my bike there! The boys hopped in the trailer and we were off at 7:53 am. I arrived at 7:57, the first one. Yes!

I got a ton of children's books 6 for $1, but the best find was an accident. The lady said it was a volleyball net, $3. On the 4-minute ride home, I had decided I was going to bring it to the family reunion coming up in two weeks. But it wasn't a volleyball net after all. It was this:

 A happy surprise :)

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Nickel Auction Fun!

If you don't know what a nickel auction is, just watch this newsclip, then you'll get the idea:

About a week and a half ago I hosted another neighborhood nickel auction. The entire week prior I went through all my closets so I could be ready to sell! And I made just over $20. I was pleased.

One of the hot-ticket items for sale was a hiking baby backpack.

Since I bought this skirt for $.01 at Old Navy and sold it for $1.55 at the Nickel Auction, I made a an amazing profit, ha ha!

You know what I spent my earnings on? A chocolate brown, leather coffee table/ottoman from the D.I. for $20. My favorite feature is the four storage receptacles. They've been put to good use holding movies, games, train tracks, and blankets for cuddling.

Baby Blessing

My younger brother and his wife blessed their baby girl last Sunday. She is so sweet and so precious. I'm so glad I was able to be there for it.

The dress my mom is wearing is the same one she wore when my brother was blessed!

Block Party

Four days ago my neighbor friend rented one of those large inflatable water slides for the day and invited the entire neighborhood over. I so enjoyed chatting with these lovely ladies while the kids played for hours. I even went down a few times. It was a wonderful time, and the experience wore my boys out beautifully; they took close to a 4-hour nap later that day!

Guess I forgot to get a pic of the waterslide. This is a shot of what was going on right next to the waterslide. 

BBQ and Star Gazing

Yesterday we had two of my brothers and their wives and kids over for a barbeque. We like having them nearby. Once it was dark enough, we laid blankets on the front lawn (it's nice having grass) to watch the stars. We were hoping for a meteor shower, but I think Peter was a day ahead. This morning he said he mistakenly thought it was last night when it really is tonight. We had a good time anyway. It's so nice outside on these warm summer nights.

Theo and Luci 


 Oscar rolling in the blankets