Friday, April 23, 2010

Craftiness in the Genes!

Ben and I have been creating an Etsy Shop for his Duct Tape creations - with the added bonus of working on the Entrepreneur Merit Badge. It has been a fun learning experience - we even had a banner and avatar designed for us. If you get a chance, check it out here!
We sold 2 Today!!
One to Aunt Aimee (she is sweet that way) and one to someone in South Carolina! Exciting!!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010


I was so glad I brought my camera to tumbling today - Sam loves, loves, loves when they hook him in this thing and he gets to FLY!

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Reading is Fun!

As a part of the Girl Scout 'Journeys' program our troop has learned the power of one - the power of a team - the power of the community! The final project is a service project that the girls plan that will benefit their community. Our girls decided to collect new and gently used books to donate to a local elementary school so that all kids could have access to their own books. Yesterday the girls had fun painting tote bags to put the books into! What a great experience!

Friday, April 16, 2010


We didn't have too many comments, but the random winner of a Duct Tape Wallet is ...
The Garcia's

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Call Us CrAZy!

For our YM/YW activity last night we played 'Where's Waldo' at the mall. This involved people from our ward hiding in the mall somewhere while groups of the youth tried to find us. Most of us were in disguise! So I put on my CrAZy wig and glasses and hid out with my kids in the mall playgrounds. What we do for our callings!!
Then today was CrAZy hair day at school and Sam wanted Orange and White hair - here he is in all his CrAZiness!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Do You Want a Duct Tape Wallet?

We have had many requests for Duct Tape Wallets!.
Ben can make a basic wallet with 5 pockets (one of which is an ID window) in many colors like: red, yellow, lime green, orange, pink, white, black, purple, chrome, and tye-dye. Cost is $5.00 Your kids will LOVE them! He can also do customized wallets (see the listing below) pricing will vary.

Drop me an email at or go here for more information!

Leave us a comment by this Friday to win a wallet! Winner will be announced Saturday morning - Good Luck!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Who Knew?

Ben's latest and greatest talent is making DUCT TAPE WALLETS.
Here is the Master at Work :)
[He is getting quite a collection of tape colors and has confiscated my cutting board]
Here is a sample of his work...

Easter Fun!

High Five Easter Bunny!
Chick-fil-a Easter Egg Hunt

Ward Easter Egg Hunt

Our Annual 'Money' Egg Hunt (inside due to rainy weather)
3 Easter Baskets
3 Egg Hunts 3 Happy Kids
Happy Easter!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010


It is hard to believe that our first baby is a teenager now!
Are we that old?
Ben is smart, funny, athletic, loving, competitive and has a talent for making duct tape wallets!
It should also be noted that he sometimes enjoys antagonizing his siblings, pretending to have practiced the piano and hiding from Mom's camera.
Happy 13th Birthday Ben!
He was hoping for an i-phone or a laptop ... but he got books, a video game, a swimsuit and a wakeboard!!

Cousin Time

We had so much fun having Aimee, JJ and Willard visit us! It makes us all wish we lived closer and could do this kind of thing more often ... for now we are thankful for the little moments we do get!
JJ and Sam playing 'popcorn' on the trampoline Ben hanging out with JJ - helping him advance levels on his Gameboy
Susie was the little mother for the week and loved, loved having a baby in the house!
Spinning each other in the 'egg chair'!
bedtime buddies
Our favorite sink bath technique ... with cute baby Willard!