Sunday, June 12

Making Sugar Cookies

Waiting to get started

cutting the cookies

Handing the cookie to Daddy

She didn't like one of them, so she squished it

Jolee cookies

Working hard

more cookie making

Getting the dough ready to roll out again

Rolling the dough with Daddy's help

More cookies. D for Daddy, M for Mommy, and J for Jolee

Onion and Garlic Festival

This past Friday we went to the Onion and Garlic Festival in Amado. It was a relaxing and fun night for all of us. Instead of telling the story in paragraph form, I will just use pictures.
When we drive, Jolee has to put her hands in the air and yell "weeeeee" whenever we go up or down hills. On the way to the festival, Jolee fell asleep with her hand still up.

Daddy and Jolee watching live music. A new experience for Jolee.

Mommy and Jolee. Yep, Mommy's belly is getting big! 2 more months til baby.

There were a few dogs running around the farm. Here is Jolee saying "come here dog."

Basking in the sunlight. Since Jolee is potty trained, we no longer bring the big diaper bag with us, instead we just have a change of clothes and new panties in her backpack and generally she insists on carrying it.

Absorbed in the music

The Swanns going for a hay ride.

Daddy and Jolee


Clinging to Daddy

Daddy trying to hide from the sun in Jolee's little shadow

Looking at chickens at the Chick Inn

Of course Jolee wanted something sweet.

Jolee giving advice on what to eat. We actually didn't get anything too sweet. Mommy had a garlic burger and Daddy had a carmalized onion burger and we shared garlic chips. Jolee nibbled off of both of our meals. We splurged and shared a prickle pear lemonade (yummy!).

Playing ring around the rosies

We all fall down

Around she goes

Gotta love her expresion as she runs

"Let me see."
It was a great night for us and we definately plan on going again next year.

Friday, June 10


Here are some pictures from our front porch of the sun shining through the smoke on Monday. The Murphy fire got within 2 miles of our house, but between Heavenly intervention, lots of prayers, and hard working fire fighters, we were able to avoid any lost homes in the area. One of the members of our ward was within a mile of the fire and she watched as it got closer and closer. Not much sleep for anyone on Monday, but now the fire is almost contained and burning away from homes.

Friday, June 3

Two Big Events

First, Jolee has still been using a pacifier. We wanted to get rid of it months ago, but with the move, the pacifier remained. At her Dr's appointment, the dr said it is time for the pacifier to go. So the next morning, we cut her pacifiers up with her. She is beginning to be okay without them, except at nap time and bed time. Lots of crying, but it is getting a little better. We are now on day three without the "paci."

Second, I finally finished her quilt that Randy and I had been working on for months. She likes it a lot and she insisted on sleeping with it last night.
Birdie side of quilt

Denim side of quilt