Wednesday, April 22, 2009


So my cameras broken so I haven't posted lately but have these old pics I thought I'd post. Here's a pic if the tree house Ben's building. He's actually almost done but, like I said the cameras broken. It now has a custom door, shaker shingles and real windows. Now he's deciding on the safest way to get up there. I freaked out a little about a ladder, its like 10 ft off the ground. I was thinking an elevator?

Haley got student of the month a while back. She was so excited. Okay and so were her parents... a little.

Isn't she cute. I really like her. She's such a good kid. She just finished her science project and was one of the winners. She worker really hard.

Here's my Addy boo boo, as Claire and Haley call her. This kid is so sweet. shes just the best baby. I just stopped nursing her and I think it was harder on me than her. Shes getting chubby and is always so happy. Love her.

Oh my Claire, turning into such a sass a frass. Shes so spunky and she cracks me up. We're close because I'm a softy and let her sleep w/ me every night. I swear I'm gonna stop tomorrow. Love her and she gets prettier everyday...scary.

That's about all that's going on. Just staying busy w/ Kids, Family and Friends.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Lately I've been thinking of all the things I don't have and worrying about all the worldly things going on and then Haley asked me to play her church songs from Youtube. We found this one and love it. I know this is weird coming from never serious, always crazy Melissa but, for me this puts everything in perspective and also make me feel lame for all the things I spend time worrying about. This is one of my favorite songs.Watch it if you want.

Friday, February 20, 2009

I've Been Shot!

So, I was sitting at the computer w/ Addy on Thurs night and I heard a popping noise and then felt something whiz by me and hit the computer screen. I thought somebody threw something at me or shot at me. I got scared and yelled for Ben. I told him what I thought and said maybe it came from the back door(I had it open to air out my flu infested house). He kinda smirked and said. "Did you find anything?" Well, no I say. "Meliss, It was probably a moth." A MOTH! I tell him I know what a moth sounds like and it wasn't a moth whizzing by my ear. By this point I was doubting myself and Ben was making me feel stupid, so I dropped it. Well, the next morning I'm cleaning the kitchen and I find these holes in my windows. (see below evidence) You may have to make the pic big to see it well but, its in the upper middle , left area. This is where it entered.
It shot through to my bay window and this is where it hit there. Then it ricocheted off the window and flew by me to the computer .

The window it came in is behind me and that's where the computer is. Anyway, I thought I'd blog this so in the future when Ben tells me I'm being dramatic I can say " what about the killer moth?" I'm not going to lie I was pretty shaken after I realized what happened because my sweet baby Addy was on my lap. I was thinking "what if" and made myself cry. I've decide to close my curtains at night from now on. I also bought a sling shot and am gonna sit up tonight waiting for the shooter to return:)

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


Oh, where to begin about my trip to Arizona....well let me start by saying it was all worth it to see my sisters and friends. We left for Az on Thurs. It was supposed to be my mom, dad and me and the kids but, my moms back was sore so it was just me, the old man, and kids. The trip there wasn't bad but the next day Holly and I went to go somewhere and my van tire was totally flat, like off the rim flat. Luckily my bro in law is handy and fixed it enough to drive back to the house. That night we went to see the Christensens and poor Holly sat on the floor of her van so we could all fit for the hour drive. Claire started getting whiny and by the time we got home around 10pm she said her ear hurt. Now, my kids have never had an ear infection and I was just bragging about this to my friends. Well, off to Urgent care at 10:30 pm,which was super nice and friendly. Turns out Claire has a double ear infection and pink eye. That night she did not sleep well and neither did the baby. So the next day Holly was going to take pics of my kids. I was tired and didn't eat much all morning and started to get a headache. By the time we got to the park and got on the golf cart to find a good spot, I was feeling really bad. After a few pictures I felt like I was going to be sick and my head was pounding. My sister Paige offered to watch the kids while Holly drove me back. I'm not an artist but, the pic below shows how we looked driving through the park on the golf cart. Holly holding my baby and me blowing chunks out the golf cart and back into my hair.
After a nap and some food I was feeling better. The rest of the trip was better. I got to hang out with my sisters and eat Holly's good food. Here's Addy and Aunt Paigie playing together.

My dad and Addy watching the Cardinals game.

Barbara Christensen is so sweet. She had this goose at her house that you can dress up. It was so funny, the kids loved it so she brought it for them to play with. Here's Haley with the goose she dressed up.

Here's me and Lisa. It was so nice to see her. We have so much fun together. Maybe I'll post some of our other flattering pics together.

Awww, the whole reason the trip was good. My and my sissy's.

Okay, I'm not done yet...So my dad and mike got 2 of my bad tires fixed and we were off on our way home. We were almost to Indio when a guy pulls along side and tells us we've got a flat. There are no close exits so we pull off a frontage road. Sure enough the tire we just got fixed is flat. My dad decides we have to change the flat. My poor dad doesn't get to much exercise so the physical exertion of doing this makes him huff and puff and wheeze, I thought he was dying. We put the donut on and we are on our way. We stop about 5 times looking for a place to fix our tire and finally in palm springs find a place. They fix the hole and we are on the road again but, not before spilling a soda and orange juice all over my car and some of my dads blue prints. We finally make it home and I almost cry. My dad was really patient with the whole situation but, has decided to fly from now on. I got home and got sick and lost most of my voice. As I type this Claire just fell and busted her lip and is bleeding all just gets better. Oh, but at least shes potty trained now.....yeah! Anyway, sorry for the long post. Holly if you want to see me you have to come here!

Monday, November 24, 2008

Snowin in Simi

This past weekend my nieces came over so I had to think of something fun to do so I could be the favorite:) I found the Simi mall made it snow so we thought we'd make the drive and check it out. I'm glad we did. First, the girls saw the train go by and Claire loves trains(you can read the happiness on their faces). This one isn't on a track, the girls loved it. I loved watching the peoples annoyed faces as we honked at them when they were in the way. Choo Choo!
Then they made the snow by the big Christmas tree. It was so fun, they played Christmas music and the snow(sudsy bubbles) came down.

Only in California when its 85 in Nov do we get excited by bubble snow. It was really cute watching the girls get excited. Haley kept trying to eat it and when she finally did was gagging.

Here's a pic of the ladies with snow still in their hair. After, we got some food and headed home. It was a fun night, I'm the greatest aunt ever(sorry Poppy). I would suggest anyone who lives close by go check it out.

Monday, November 10, 2008


This is us at our ward party. Ben and I recycled old costumes because we were to cheap to buy new ones. Haley has had her Giselle costume since last Christmas and has been dying to wear it. Claire's we got a while back on sale and Addy borrowed hers, so we didn't have to spend any money this year. We still cleaned up pretty nice.

Here's Addison with Grandpa Kuhn. People keep telling him she looks like him so now shes his favorite, sorry Claire. Look how excited she is.

Here is Claire with her wings on, the only time at Halloween she wore them and shes even trying to take them off here. Her attitude is perfect for Tinkerbell....sassy!

Haley had to keep correcting everyone who called her a bride. I explained to her that this was Giselle's wedding dress but, she still didn't like it. The mom of a boy in her class who likes her said "You should have told me she was gonna be a bride, I would have dressed Diego in a Tux, a glimpse into the future" Ben wasn't happy with this comment...Haley loved it!

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Punskin Past (said like Claire)

We took the kids to the pumpkin patch last night. I remember when it used to be pumpkins and a few cut outs to take your picture next to. Now its like a full on carnival. Don't get me wrong it was fun but, nothings cheap anymore. The one fun thing was we let Haley go on one of those bungee cord jumpers. It was so funny , she kept trying to flip but, would get caught half way around and snap back. She loves that scary stuff...shes like her father.
Heres us and the Peraltas on the Hayride. It was real farm like driving next to a parking lot and Victory St. But, the kids liked it.

"Make a pretty Face" This is what I get!