Friday, March 26, 2010


For your information Soy Nuts can be used for more than just a great snack. Soy nuts can also do more than prevent heart disease or be a great source of Protein and Fiber. According to my three and five-year-old, Soy Nuts also make a fantastic "hand-thrown firework." Just look at these results!

(yes, it was an entire container full)

P.S.-A small box of Sunmaid Raisins can also be used for the desired "firework effect"...

... though, I don't think it achieves quite the same impact.

***Note to Self-Maybe USE the lock on the pantry door.

Thursday, March 25, 2010


Here are some of the things that we have been up to in the last couple weeks:


Lydia and Jennie went up to see Grandpa and Grandma Swensen in Seattle.

{enjoying the company of extended family}

We were lucky to also spend some time with Lydia's Great Grandma Smith. This is our Four Generation picture.

{jump rope}

Nathan competed in a Speed Jump competition. The green hair is actually to represent Eagle Elementary, not to celebrate St. Patrick's Day.

{friends} Nathan got 7th place over all of the 5th graders in the Boys Backward Jump division. Here he is with a couple of his good friends.

{losing teeth} Ryan lost his first tooth! He is sure growing up to be such a big kid!

Nathan competed in a Three-on-Three competition with some of his friends from basketball. It was pretty fun and exciting atmosphere because it was held at the Taco Bell arena downtown.

{making memories}
During the day everyone at the competition was able to try and qualify for the Three Point Contest. Mike did qualify with about 8 other guys...hitting 16 in one minute. In the competition he felt like his nerves got the best of him. He said, "that's a lot of pressure having all those people watching your every shot. I just couldn't get them falling." :)

{lots of get-togethers with friends} and {digital scrapbooking}
As I was wrapping up this post I realized that I didn't have any pictures of Danny. That is when I realized that in every instance above, Danny was always playing with a friend, or hanging out with his cousin. He really is a social guy, and jumps at every opportunity to get together with close buddies.

The other thing I have been doing like crazy is my Digital Scrapbooking. It always motivates me when the sight where I print my pages is having a sale. Much of everything else in my life has gone by the way-side (including blogging). But, I suppose it will all be there when the online sale is over. :) Anyway, I posted this page that I made. It is all about Danny!

So, that is our update. I truly hope all is well with you.