Here is the original exterior of our house
we used to have black shudders which when I took off showed the house was previously yellow.
We painted the front and one side so far with one coat. We still need to finish and put on a second coat as well as paint the trim white and put a coat of white metal roof paint on. I'm not sure if it will all get done this summer.
It rains most days we get little monsoons. Here is Jesse outside playing in the rain
Bella in the rain
James working out
Bella working out with James
We went swimming at the 11 point river with the cousins all fun and games till the mosquitoes came out
Rainbow from our backyard
Shiloh learned how to walk in April (Good job girlfriend)
My sister Heather had a babyshower at the chapel.
Bella loves cooking and has become quite the little chef. Here she is making pizza
Our A/C this little puppy has been great, James work tirelessly installing the correct electrical outlet but we have had no hot days in the Mortensen (at least not inside)
Its hard to tell but those little sticks behind the fence is our orchard. We have come to realize that you need to plant double what you think you will need about half our trees have been pulled up or eaten mostly by Bella's sneaky pony who won't stay in his yard.
Luke has started scouts again we drive him about a hour each way to the West Plains ward since our branch doesn't have enough boys for their own program.
The swimming pool is up and operational. I keep trying to talk James into getting a bigger one.
Little Baby Tucker was born in May... A nice reminder to me that you don't stay pregnant forever.
Shiloh LOVES her grandpa George. She likes follow him around, snuggle him and sit on his lap whenever possible
So we did a sugar cleanse in our house. We got rid of any food (fed it to the pigs) that had sugar. It is so sneaky its in all kinds of food.
Royce put himself down for a nap you can see the window we haven't finished installing behind the chair
I love it when the babies sleep like this so cute!
James is building something. Probably the A/C frame. He has gotten handy with power tools. It would be so hard to live without them now
Labor Day get together at the Fabrizios
Mario built this swing
Look close there is a giant toad in that bucket. It was seriously huge. I wouldn't touch the thing but Royce had no fear.
James took the kids swimming somewhere while I was probably taking a nap
The last week of school Luke feel and bloodied his knees and face but the kids was super brave.