Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wellington Pioneer Days

Chillin at the Wellington Parade. Cute kids!

Another Yard Sale?

You bet another yard sale! We are planning to do a charity yard sale for Vittoria. We're just in the beginning stages of figuring it out, but I wanted to put the thought out there to people I know. It will probably be the second weekend in September. . . Jana's birthday and James and Val's anniversary. :) So, if you've got a basement or garage full of nice stuff you don't need/use any more, don't throw it out, send it my way! Any bit we can raise to help this awesome family out will be greatly appreciated.
Just a bit of an update on Vittoria, she's on the list for a heart transplant!! There is still a lot to go through, but things are looking so much better than they did just a few days ago. Check out her blog if you'd like to get the full version.

Sunday, July 26, 2009


If you haven't had a chance to check out Vittoria's blog, please do. And if you can help in anyway, please visit Vittoria is a fighter and hanging in there. Garth and I went up to see Vittoria and to be with James and Val today. It was quite an experience for me to see Vittoria hooked up to so many machines and tubes going every where. It just made me think that she is an amazing little girl. Such a strong little fighter. It also made me realize how strong her parents are to go through this with her now and also past surgeries. I know that they are emotionally and physically exhausted, but I think they are so strong. I believe the Lord only gives us what he knows we can handle and James and Val are being pushed to their limits, but they know the Lord is taking care of their baby girl and hearing all the prayers being said in her behalf. So, please keep praying for her, her parents, her family and her doctors. She's strong and stubborn and amazing and I know she can feel your prayers.
We love you Vittoria!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Catch Up

Okay folks, it's catch up time with pictures! Yea! Fun! I've been reading so I haven't done much with this blog. But this morning I finished the book(s) so, I'll take a little time here.

I didn't post anything about the 4th of July, so here it is. We spent time at Mom and Dad's/Jared and Liz's and at the cabin.
check out the scrapbook pages here
The girls just did the Drill Team Junior Camp last week. I think they had a good time. It's nice not to have to put that on any more, but hard to sit back and watch someone else do it when you think your ideas are better. :)
check out the scrapbook pages here
We had yard sale and the Frandsen Family Reunion over the weekend. We also visited my Grandma. Not the best 4 generation photo, but it will definitely do.

Pyper had a Cheeto at the reunion. :D
And last but not least, here is Pyper in the jammies mom made her. Pretty darn cute if you ask me.

Also, Vittoria had open heart surgery on Tuesday. Things were quite touch and go, but it's looking a little better now but still very serious. Please keep Vittoria in your prayers. I helped them set up a blog to post updates on, so feel free to check it out. (I only did the first post, the rest is James and other family member. James needs to set up his goggle account so his name shows up as the author.)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Oh What a Day, Friday!

The day started like most days . . . and then?
The two older girls got all their jobs done.
Pyper finally lost her cord.
We finally made a small dent in the weeding.
Realized that I've done a bit too much weeding, my body is still healing from having this baby.
Garth pulled out all the dead trees we've been growing. :)
Finished Pyper's announcement with Jana, very cute.
Watched my girls work the mini track hoe by themselves.
Took the girls and Taylor's friend over to the farm too see all the animals. Then left Taylor at her friends house for a sleep over.
Discovered a delicious summer treat - the Cherry Limeade Chiller at Sonic.
Put Camryn in bed because she had fallen asleep on the way back home from the farm and the yummy drink run.
Got Rylie dinner and in the tub.
Got in the shower only to get out and hear my two babies crying loud and hard. ( you know the kind where they breath hard) Not one of my better mom moments.
Had Garth bring home dinner on his way back from dropping off the scouts because finding time for me to eat just didn't happen.

One day I'll figure out how all this is suppose to work. :)

Here's a little video of the girls working the track hoe.

Can't forget pictures of the other two.
Camryn wasn't too hip on the idea of taking a picture right then, but oh well.

And here's cute Pyper in the tub for the first time!