Monday, October 22, 2012
Well The lord made the bees and the bees made the honey. So Deena and I have been bee keepers this year, and our hive has really been thriving! usually in your first year you wont be able to keep any honey because the bees will need it all for the winter. however ours have been doing really good and collected enough. so this quart jar you see in the pictures is from that one tray in the background. we have maybe 4 more trays we can use. we are pretty excited! it is really good! i am not sure why but most of you werent aware that we were keeping bees. but this is my announcement and result. next year we should be getting buckets...literally buckets of honey! there is more to bee keeping than i originally thought, yet they are the easiest animals we have for sure! and I didnt get one bee sting! neither did Deena.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Ok, all our hardwork just got harder....I am sure there is a grammatical error there somewhere.....anyways our goats (all there of them ) have given birth... And believe me there is a reason goat babies are called kids!! They are soo flippin cute... We have 4 boys and 4 girls, we would have had 5 boys but one didn't make it.... Enjoy the pictures
Saturday, June 16, 2012
So, Sammy has been playing softball this year. She has Become pretty good, and really enjoys it.. ( she invites everybody, and I mean even random strangers to come to her games) first game of the season, she struck out ecg time at bat. She would hang her headand walk back to the dugout. I felt bad, next game grandpa and grandma were there and she hit a home run! Everybody was telling her to stop on the bases, but she just kept running, and they couldn't catch her...only home run in the entire league all year. I started working with her on her batting. The next game she hit every time up! Her coach said to me that she has something you can't teach, I said what is that, he said she swings the bat fast and hard. She does, another parent told me she swings like she is angry, she does. I think she only struck out once in the next 15 or so at bats, she hits the ball very hard. She has been playing 3rd base, because she can throw so hard. Its been a lot of fun to go to her games. So at the end of the season they had a little single elimination playoff to determine a champion. Sammy team was dead last in the standings, Sammy hit most of her balls all the way to the grass, and in 9 year old girls softball, that is a mile, she was crushing them! They won that game and moved on. They won the next game and moved to the championship game and they won that! The games in a row! Sammy hit everytime up and they were crushed out of the infield. Her teamwon the championship! They didn't give Ann award for this but all the parents thought she was the most valuable player! Its been great for her confidence.
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Ok, so Hannah can be really cute, bless her for having that quality because other times you just want to push her off of chair or something. That is what bfs (best friend sister) Abby decided to do when she had enough of Hannah for the morning.....the result was she broke her hand. we didn't know until the next day when it was swollen pretty bad and she was just miserable. so she will be in this cast for the next 4 weeks!
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
Alright it has been a looooong time since i have done anything with my blog. i would like to think it has something to do with the 'time' of life i am in right now. We don't take pictures (we can never find the camera), i cant sit and write anything (little girls constantly tugging at me and screaming, and needing fathering), there never seems to be any 'free' time, and when there is, i want to read my book! i am beginning to understand why there are soo many baby pictures and just pictures in general of me, and a relatively few in comparison of Deborah. we have oodles of pictures of Caleb, and Hannah is severely lacking. We know this, and yet it doesn't change for the above reasons. she does cute things all the time and we say "sheesh we really should get this on film or video" it doesnt happen. i need Becky at my house for a couple of years to capture these moments for us and write cute things about them. (i think she is the best writer i have ever read.....and i read lots!) soo, where am i going with all this? Hannah, just turned one! i actually have a couple of pictures of the event, and need to share with everyone just what a fun girl she is turning out to be. the first few months...alright until just recently, she wouldn't cuddle...always squirmy and not content.. she screamed ( more like a screech at just the decibel that makes my fatherly impulse to hold her turn to the 'i should probably just end this now and worry about consequences later' mode). she was a constant and by that i mean CONSTANT spitter-uper. now however she is a little more cuddly, doesn't screech as much and aside from the 6 poopies every day is generally quite fun and cute! i think that since she has been walking the last 2 months she has exercises a lot of her 'energy' out. Of course as i am writing this she is screaming bloody murder in the bath tub with Abby.....but things are great, we love her!! happy birthday -H
Sunday, June 12, 2011
So Jacob Lathel Callister has achieved another notch on his belt. another completion in his yearbook of life. Quite a man now, had the privilege of doing the Hole in The Rock with him this year and Andrew and Caleb sure enjoyed his presence...(they still talk about his inspiring and statuesque entry in to Lake Powell at the bottom of the trail. ) you will have to ask him about that.....it is fun to see the father he is becoming and is, cute kids and i am sure a handful, but he has or will learn patience, and be an even better man for it. kids certainly have a way of trying what little patience you have, and as your patience increases, so do their abilities to test it!! i hope that your birthday was and is everything it deserves to be and know that a little family in Kaysville is thinking of you and wishing uncle Jacob the best! P.S.. Caleb and Andrew really want to play spin the bottle again and have some good ideas of things to do if it lands on you!