Thursday, June 26, 2008

our table!!

This is a table we got from our neighbors. It started out looking really ugly and old. We sanded it down and stained it and now it is beautiful! Now we can put our card table away and use this new improved one! Our next project is to find chairs that can go with it so we can put our card table chairs away, but until then, they will work.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Peanut, Peanut Butter, and Squirrels and Garden.

We planted a garden this year and our good friends the squirrels decided to eat some of the plants and seeds. We decided to fight back. We got a squirrel trap and set it out with a little bit of peanut butter and seeds and today we caught one! The first, there will be more. Also we have a couple of plants growing inside for now. Only 2 days ago, did they pop up out of the soil and now some of them are 2 or 3 inches tall! It's pretty wild. The other plants we planted are doing pretty good. We weren't sure how they would do, but most of them have blooms on them. We're excited to get vegetables soon.

Friday, June 13, 2008

A few more pictures

Yes, I love taking pictures of James. And many of our family don't get to see him on a regular basis, so I post LOTS of pictures of James.


Today James is 4 months old. It is hard to believe that he has been here for that long, it has been a wonderful 4 months!

He loves having his tongue out--I think he wants to be like Great Grandpa Brown who sticks his tongue out a lot when he does stuff. I think thats who it is.

In other news or other pictures. Trevor is in Scouts, this past weekend they went on a 50 mile raft trip. It got cut a day short because the water was too crazy and it was too cold, but here he is all arrayed in his scout uniform.

I can't quite figure out how to place the pictures where I want them. I'll have to work on that. Also the text is a little bit goofy.

One other set of pictures for today. In our front yard, we have a vine that has a couple of flowers blooming, so here they are. I think they are BEEEAUTIFUL!

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Video of James by Brigham

Say Hi to James from Brigham Brown on Vimeo.

Brigham was in town for a little while before he moved to Seattle and he got one of the best videos of James. He got him smiling and got him when we was a little bit surprised. Yea for James!

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Is it summer yet?

I know summer doesn't officially start for another week or so, but it feels like it should be the middle of April with how the weather has been lately. It has been a crazy year for weather. We have our garden planted and I think I saw some little buds on the pepper plants and the tomatoes. We have a couple different kinds of squash, melons, strawberries, tomatoes, and a couple different peppers, beans, and peas. We could have some pretty awesome salsa in a few months. The strawberries are also doing pretty well. It is very exciting to have a garden.. Maybe we'll have some vegetables and fruits grow!

In other news....James is almost rolling over from his belly to his back. He is so stinking close, I'm tempted to push him that extra little inch. I think he'll get it in the next week or so. The other piece of James' news is that we are finding ticklish spots and he is starting to laugh a little bit. You have to catch him in the right mood, otherwise it doesn't work too well. It has been a fun couple of days with our sweet boy. He is learning to be more playful and we love it!

Tuesday, June 3, 2008


For Memorial Day Weekend, we went fishing at Chesterfield Reservoir about an hour and a half from here. It was a perfect morning for fishing. Not only was the temperature perfect, but the fish were hungry! We started on one side and nothing was biting, so Trevor and Mindy, my sister-in-law, went to the other side of the road to a small creek to see if it looked any better. Well, it didn't look that much better, but when Mindy threw out her line, it took about 3 seconds for a fish to bite!! I didn't have a fishing license so I didn't get to catch any, but Trevor and Mindy caught 6 or 7 rainbow trout. We only got to take 4 home though. Trevor cooked our 2 up on Sunday and they were sure good!