Thursday, January 1, 2009


As a result of growing up in a family with five kids, nearly every meal I make is sized for a family of ... well, more than 3, thats for sure. Nothing baked in less than a 9x13, and the entire box of spaghetti noodles is boiled for dinner.

No wonder Aaron's favorite joke is: "Whats the difference between a boyfriend and a husband? About 30 lbs." {ba da dum}

Other things I learned from my family. How to light a Christmas tree (for example I couldn't show a picture of our tree with the lights off because I am ashamed that there is a dark spot on it that I wouldn't want my Dad or borthers to see), how to make silly puns, how to make/eat a luscious brownie topped with frosting, a true appreciating for the original Fantasy Fudge recipe, an appreciating of reading a book in one sitting/day... oh, yes, and some important stuff too, I'm sure. (The list of important stuff would be too long, but I will say, driving around New England in the snow makes me appreciate learning how to drive in Idaho weather!) is the clan (sans two little people)

As you can tell by our skewampus eyes, there were two camera's set on timer taking similar pictures. You can see a nicer one on Laura's blog... (here and here)

While we were visiting family in Idaho Falls we had a bonfire in the backyard (which meant our fronts were piping hot and our bottoms were frozen!) Here is Aaron modeling the latest in workman's gear...These are my dad's coveralls (and apparently he is shorter than Aaron) to protect his jeans and sweatshirt from flying debris during the tree chopping down, which involved 4 guys standing around one chainsaw.

Really, if you want good pictures of this you should read Laura's other blog post about

A few more pics...

We tried to have Laura take pictures of our little family but the day we finally got around to it was FRIGID...and few of the pictures worked out. Here is a nice inside shot that makes me feel all warm and cozy.

Here is crazy Aunt Laura jamming with Tessa


CurtisandMindy said...

those pics are totally adorable! i can't believe how old your brothers and sisters are. its nuts. NUTS! Little Erik!?!?! oh my goodness. I'm old.

Laura + Connel said...

Thank you...I now know how to spell skewampus.

indeazgirl said...

Love the piano picture. So fun!