Wednesday, October 10, 2012

My Little Pumpkins

Our neighbor was selling pumpkins in front of their house.  We thought it would be fun to take the boys over and take their picture.  It sure is getting hard to get those little rugrats to look at the camera and smile at the same time.  We took dozens of pictures, but these were the only decent ones.


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Gardner Family Pictures

The Gardner family has not had a family picture with everyone in it since I was in high school.  There has always been a brother on a mission or someone off in college.  We have had a few additions to the family since our last family picture.  It is kind of crazy to get all of us together at the same time but it finally happened for Tyler’s homecoming. 

It all started with these two…

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and then grew into this…

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these are my siblings…

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this is one of the siblings and their spouses…

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A pretty good looking bunch, I’d say!

I love this one of Kaleb…

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Boston Shakes!!!

So Vance had a work seminar in Boise a couple of weekends ago and I decided to go with him.  We left the kids with Grandma King and hopped in the car and excitedly embarked on our weekend without the kidsI

During the trip I was feeling very nostalgic.  I drove past my parents old house, and took Vance to one of my favorite places in Boise,  Fancy Freeze!  This was my families favorite place to get ice cream when we lived in Boise.  We spent many summer nights at this little dive down town eating Boston shakes.  A Boston shake is a shake with a sundae in it.  I’m pretty sure it is the reason God created cows. 

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Kaleb’s First Stitches

One of our favorite things to do in the summer is go to the splash park in Porter Park.  It’s fun, free, and perfect on a hot summer day.  We go to the splash park at least once a week.

Today, our trip to the splash park didn’t end so well.  Kaleb and Austin were off playing when suddenly I heard Kaleb scream.  A sweet lady had picked him up and said he bonked his head.  She brought him over to me and I saw that he had a huge gash in his head.  I kind of freaked out.  Another lady came over and said she was a nurse and asked if we needed help.  I asked if she thought we should take him to the emergency room.  She said yes because he will probably need stitches.  She was so calm and helpful, while I was not so calm.  She held Kaleb while I frantically picked up our stuff and got Austin in the car.  On our ride over to the hospital Austin kept saying, “It’s ok Kaleb, we’ll get a bandaid and it will feel better”.

When we got to the emergency room the doctor said the cut was pretty deep and would need about 4 stiches.  Vance came and got Austin so he didn’t have to be traumatized by the whole event.  The hardest part of it all was holding him down while he got the stiches.  He is a strong boy!  The nurse kept saying, “I can’t believe how strong he is!”

After it was all said and done Kaleb walked away with 4 stiches right above his eyebrow. 

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He was pretty much all smiles once we left the hospital.  He is one tough little boy!