Monday, June 30, 2014


Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal:

But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal:

For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.

Matthew 6:19-21

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

swim lessons

summer and afton began two weeks of swim lessons today. stay tuned for what they learn!

Thursday, June 19, 2014


the start of summer with ice cream and pajamas at the park:

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

world's happiest baby

a title previously held by one, afton wheeler, now shared with little dallin.

this boy loves to smile. and laugh and giggle and coo.

but you know what the weirdest thing is? he *loves* to get his diaper changed. and the messier the better. "oh, you have to painstakingly (and awkwardly) take off all my clothes (over my head) because i'm covered (and you're covered) in yuck? no worries. giggles all the way."

dallin continues to mesmerize everyone of us.

yes, he's *that* baby. the one who locks strangers on the street in his tractor beam of babyness and they can't resist commenting on what a darling, darling, darling he is.

and it's true.

he is.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

keep on keeping on

whew! we made it through our first ever school year! with many, many, many (many) more to go :)

for graduation, summer's teacher made each of the children name-based word poems.
summer's is spot-on.

with her sweet teacher, mrs. pearia.

Sunday, June 15, 2014

for their dad

same song, same couch, and most of the same kids:

ps - is it just me or has caleb's facial expression changed, like, not at all in the past two years...

Saturday, June 14, 2014

recital dreams

last weekend was summer's ballet recital.

this year's recital theme was "A Whole New World" based off of Disney's Aladdin. summer's class was the arabian darkness.

summer has been working hard this year on her form and technique, which really showed through in the performance.

brava, summer girl!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

let's go ride a bike

bryan has many an outdoor hobby. which is great. it really is.

and i *totally* support him in his varied activities and adventures.

just so long as king caleb gets to go, too.


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


If you are a dreamer, come in.
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by the fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
Come in!
Come in!

--Shel Silverstein

Wednesday, June 04, 2014


summer and afton LOVE harvesting strawberries from the strawberry plants grandma janna planted for them when we moved into our new house two years ago.

they gathered up these beauties this afternoon.

Sunday, June 01, 2014

duvall days!

it's been awhile since we've documented our annual jaunt down the hill to our town's historic festival, duvall days (and by awhile, i mean check out here with no children and here with but two).

so we officially repent of not letting you guys see more pictures of us (ha!), and here's a little peek into what we were up to yesterday:

the boys:

the band:

how afton feels about the band:

the girls (and the hats):

the mom (and the blonde):

the horses (they dance!):

the sno cones (they drip!):

and the walk home: