Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Addison Jessica Deceuster

Happy 10th Birthday! This year is your "golden birthday" you are 10 years old on the 10th of July! Here are 10 things that we love about you!

1. Your humor. Yes! Your amazing funky, spontaneous, odd sense of humor! From making crazy faces, to doing silly things like "Jimmy! Is that you!?" I have a giant smile on my face right now just thinking about it!

2. Your charitable nature. Yesterday you bought Ian a stuffed dog at Ikea for no reason. During this past school year I had several parents from your school class tell me what a sweet and kind girl you are. That you are always going out of your way in the classroom to help others. You do this at home too. It is one of my favorite things about you!

3. Your smile. I love how you scrunch up your nose when you really smile. There is usually a great laugh to go along with that great smile!

4. You are so smart! I am so proud of you and your ability to independently do your school work. That will serve you well throughout your life.

5. I love what an amazing tumbler you are becoming. I love watching you especially when you do something well that you have been working on for a long time.

6. I love that you can easily bounce between playing with your brothers and playing with Marissa! You are the glue that holds you and your siblings together. Everyone loves playing with Addison! Which brings me to the next thing we love about you......

7. You are fun! You always have a game going. Whether is be toys, a made up game, the computer, or playing outside. You are fun! People are drawn to your natural ability to find fun and be fun!

8. You are a tease! A big tease! But I love it because I'm pretty sure it is how you show your love for me and Daddy.You tease us with a smack on our butts, or a lick on our face, or a silly face you pull. Love it!

9. You are one of the funnest people I have ever gone to Disneyland with! Man we had a good time! Some days when the boys are screaming and causing chaos like they often do I will look at you and say "don't you wish we were in Disneyland again!?" Yep and yep! That was a great trip! Thanks for sharing it with me!

10. You have a gift with animals. I'm sure I have listed this one before. Your patience is amazing. You are so gentle and know just what to do with our hamsters, Hannah, and whatever other pets we have in the house. You are great!

Happy Birthday Addison!

Love, Mom

Summer is.....

People have been bugging me to blog. Sorry guys. My pictures are still on hiatus. So I am downloading my pictures the tricky long way. Ugh. But I finally had some time to sit down and blog today. Even if it is the snail way.

Here are some highlights of what summer is for us!

Summer is.......

 Washing the van, making damns in the gutter, jumping on the trampoline with the sprinkler on, and just spraying each other in general with the hose!

 Having tons of fun with 4 older siblings who are home all day every day! 

 Loosing a first tooth!


 Spending the morning planning matching outfits!

 Making rock houses in our favorite Logan River Park while we eat a picnic dinner and watch the sun go down.


 Free dinner at Chic Fil  A!

 Lots of orthodontist appointments!

 Swimming with cousins!

 Seeing old friends. Two of my oldest and dearest friends!
It's been 6 years since we have seen each other!

 Never mind how long its been since our kids have seen each other too. 
They played like no time at all had passed!

So fun!

Summer is also.... 

Eating slur-pies for dinner.
Staying up till midnight watching movies.
Doing Art in the Park!
Still doing school work like; reading, workbooks, lexia, and math games (I must be the lamest meanest Mom ever!)
Lot's of fun dates for Andrew and I!
Slowly and I mean s-l-o-w-l-y watching our house be built!
Going to the dog park!
Riding the city bus.

and our absolute all time favorite........!

Hanging around the house and not really having anywhere to go or anything to do. 


Now that's summer!

Thursday, July 6, 2017

2 Things I Love

First I have to apologize for not documenting our summer adventures. My photos are on the fritz. I've used all the photo storage on Amazon and I'm trying to decide if I want to pay money to store my photos (since I have so many I need more space) or find a new place. Ugh!


Here are 2 Things that I am loving right now!

1. Ian will see Logan and Caleb run off together to do something like ride their bikes outside and Ian will see them and say "Uh! I want to play with my brothers!" while he chases right on after them.

2. I love, love, love, that several times now Logan and Caleb have come upstairs after getting dressed downstairs together and they have matching outfits on. Today they have brown shirts on and their brown camouflage pants in honor of Caleb getting a brown hamster today (more on that later).


Monday, June 19, 2017


We survived our cross country road trip! I have a ton of amazing pictures and stories! But first I wanted to blog this picture because summer has officially started in our house. Last night the kids busted out some glow sticks and jumped on the trampoline until 11:00 at night. Andrew asked me when I wanted them to come inside and go to bed and I stopped what I was doing, smiled a big smile, and said "Whenever! It's summer!"

Monday, June 5, 2017

Peek a Boo Ian

 Our old yellow rental house has an old mail slot in the front door.
This has become Ian's favorite toy.
He often dangles things out of it like necklaces, toy fishing poles, and string.
He also loves to gather up all of the small toys in the living room or garbage and throw them outside onto the front porch via his little mail slot door.
I'm sure our mailman wonders what he will find each day.

Benson Utah

Addison did a report for her third grade class on Benson Utah.
So we drove out to snap some pictures.

Benson Marina.

 Of course there were several dairy farms.
Did you know that the city Benson is named after Ezra Taft Benson? An LDS prophet.

Low Carb

 After watching my brother drop 15 pounds doing a no carb Keto diet. I decided to give low carb eating a try. I'm not disciplined enough right now to do no carb. That just seems daunting. But I have loved doing low carb. I feel great, have more energy and I'm averaging a loss of 1.5 pounds a week! Plus I am never hungry. Seriously never hungry. Which has been amazing because often hunger and weight loss go hand in hand.

We text pictures back and forth of food we find that is low in carbs.