Friday, February 27, 2009


9/52, originally uploaded by jhdevenny.

Week 9 photo. I'm lovin' the curled toes!

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

The boys

Here are a few pics of the boys (well, minus Jacob, those will come later). They play sooo well together. Of course a few hits, hair pulls, etc here and there... but they really do love each other to death. It is so fun having the cousins be only a month apart!

Pictures of Jacob will come later. The tooth fairy paid him another visit last night!!

Monday, February 23, 2009

The Hansons

They are here! They got here mid-day on Saturday and the kids have had so much fun! I havent gotten any pics of Nate with the boys, but here are a few of Eden and Leah to share. Although Leah is only 8 weeks younger, she looks and seems like she is many, many months younger! Leah will just lay and snuggle on you, it is so cute! Plus, Eden is so big and Leah is so teeny tiny!

I will post more later in the week, but here are a few to get you started. :)

And just because it's cute...Leah's boo-boo face!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Doll baby

Doll baby, originally uploaded by jhdevenny.

With a face like this...who can resist!?? People stop me ALL.THE.TIME and tell me she looks like a doll.

Cute pie, originally uploaded by jhdevenny.

What a cutie!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

And the American Idol is.....

or maybe this person

or this person

I can think of reasons why the last two wont win though. I cant think of one good reason Danny wouldn't win. He has major likability and people have a soft spot for him because of his wife's untimely death. But most of all he is a kick ass singer. So I'm making my pre-season prediction.

The next American Idol!


8/52, originally uploaded by jhdevenny.

Eden week 8. She has squash on her face so it may not be the best pic...but so fitting for the time. She ALWAYS has her hands in her mouth!!

And here's one more picture from my birthday yesterday. Happy 33rd to me!!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Dinner Club

Last night was our Valentine Dinner Club. It was at Jen and Kevin's house and they had a 'red and white' theme for valentine's Day. All food had to be red and white and attire had to be red and white (although some people said they didn't have red). We have one "bye" month in the rotation, and it falls the month after you have hosted. We hosted the last dinner club (way back in October...we take the holiday months off), so this was our bye month!

Pre-Dinner drink was 'Raspberry Cheesecake Martinis' and Red Snapper shots (Chris & Ana)

For appetizers we had

Artichoke dip with Crostini (Doug and Tabitha)
Shrimp and Crab 'salad'...(it was DELISH!!....crab meat, tomatoes, artichokes, aioli, shrimp...served on bagel crisps. YUM) (Chris and Ashley)

Soup was Gazpacho (Rob and Terri)

Salad was Caprese salad with Pesto (Scott and Kat)

Bread was heart-shaped homemade focaccia (Scott and Kris)

Main course was Fire Roasted Shrimp pasta with feta (YUM) (The Hosts)

Dessert was mini cheesecakes. The crust had a toffee flavor that was so yummy! (Travis and Pam)

Dinner was very good with LOTS of laughs and lots of wine! LOL

The night started off pretty tame

But quickly moved upstairs and turned into a dance party!

The night ended with this (not sure why)

It was a fabulous Valentine's!!

Friday, February 13, 2009


Glorious, beautiful, perfection...

And her pic of the week. Week 7!

Lovin' the rolls!

And now 2 more...just cuz!

Hug your babies extra tight today

Especially after you read this family's journey these last couple weeks. This beautiful child, Cora

is the not quite 11 month old daughter of this family

After about a month of ear infections, breathing treatments and fussiness, her parents brought her to the doctor again. Here is an excerpt from their blog on January 25

Thursday afternoon we went to an appointment to make sure Cora's ear infections had cleared up. Joel decided to come along because we were frustrated that she kept getting sick. I felt like she just wasn't herself and we had noticed a few things we were concerned about. Cora's stomach seemed very tight, she had gotten two "mystery" black eyes recently, and she wasn't eating very much. Our pediatrician decided to do some blood work and x-ray her abdomen. After lots of waiting he came back into our room with tears in his eyes. He told us that from the x-ray he could tell that Cora's liver was enlarged. He said there is a chance it could be nothing, but in his experience it is usually related to cancer. We left his office in shock and headed straight to Wesley. I don't think Joel and I hardly said a word to each other the whole way to Wichita. We just cried.

Later tests showed she was in Stage 4 and the cancer was all over her little body. That was 3 weeks ago. Sweet Cora passed away on Sunday. 3 weeks ago she was at home and all was well (or so it seemed) and now she is in Heaven. It is absolutely unimaginable. This definitely makes you hug your babies a little bit tighter. We all need to be so grateful for it all......we never know when it might be taken away.

Say a prayer of healing for this family. There are no words to describe the sadness.....

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Cake balls

So we all know that cake balls are the new craze, right? I read the blog of the queen of cake balls (link above) and they are super fun to make. They take FOR-EV-ER, so unless you have the better part of the day to spend on them, find something else to make! But, they are easy, very yummy, very cute and you can do so much with them! Here are some that I made and decorated for Jacob & Parker's teachers for Valentine's Day. Before dipping them in the chocolate, I put them on lollipop sticks. I shoved some floral foam down into the bottom of these valentine buckets and then stuck the sticks in it. It came out looking pretty cute! Don't'cha think?

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

The Storm

We had a pretty bad storm last night! The tornado sirens came on at about 9:30. Mike ran to get the boys and I scooped Eden out of her crib. The sirens only went off for about 5 minutes and obviously there was no tornado. All is well, but Mike snapped a pic before we put everyone back in their beds. They all slept right through it!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I updated my Team in Training page. Please check it out!!

Team in Training

Monday, February 9, 2009


So my kids LOVE the Nannerpuss commercial. You may have seen it if you watched the Superbowl. Here is Jacobs impression. I cry when he does it, for some reason I think it's hilarious!

First, the real Nannerpuss

Then our Nannerpuss

He is so weird!! A child after my own heart. Freakin hilarious! LOL!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Saturday, February 7, 2009

Eden 6 months

Well it's that time again! It's hard to believe our baby girl is 6 months old. It has gone by so fast!

At her check up she was

17 lbs. 8 oz.
26 inches

75% in both, which she has been each time. She is growing just right! We have started fruits and vegetables. She loves bananas in her cereal and she loves carrots. She is not too sure about the peas though. Half the time she makes a gagging face and gets the "willies". Her whole body shudders and she shakes her head back and forth. It's hilarious! We haven't tried any other foods besides those 3 yet. We're taking it slow!

She is sleeping through the night now (most nights) but still napping on and off all day long. She isn't crawling yet, and doesn't even seem close...which is GREAT with me! I'm not quiiiite ready for that yet. They are so easy when they are immobile!

Anyway, here is her pic for the month!

Month 1

Month 2

Month 3

Month 4

Month 5

Month 6

Friday, February 6, 2009

6/52 - Photo week 6

6/52, originally uploaded by jhdevenny.

Remember I had to double up this week? So here you go. She was all smiles this morning so it was very hard to choose just one!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Picture week 5

A little late, but we weren't here last week! I will just do last week's now, and this week's at the end of the week.

Our Hula Girl!