Sunday, March 20, 2011


Okay, so it's been like two years. Friends keep reminding me that I haven't updated my blog FOREVER! So here's a second chance at blogger! Hope I can stay with it! (and yes, that is Teancum in the Tortoise represent my slowness in blogging:))

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Finally, an update!

This year has flown by.
Where does the time go? who knows, who knows. You can't hold onto it, it never stops or slows, oh where does the time go?
Well, Teancum started Kindergarten and is LOVING it! Gideon has stepped into the "older brother" shoes with ease. I have found myself stopping periodically throughout the day listening to how quiet it is without Teancum at home. WOW, what a difference one member of our family can make when they aren't at home. Maylynn is sweet, tempramental, Mama's little helper and Daddy's little girl who loves being TWO!!! She's all girl and watch out, she can hold her own. Then there's EmmaLai who is crawling, eating everything and can't wait to walk. She is quiet and very fast on all fours! We love our little family of six and are enjoying the laughter that rings throughout our home. So, here's the latest pictures of us.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

EmmaLai Joy Higley born 1/11/2009

EmmaLai Joy was welcomed into our family on January 11, 2009 at 11:31am (during primary) weighing 6 pounds 5 ounces. She came as a blessing in more than one way. EmmaLai was two weeks early and she got Mom out of talking in Sacrament meeting the day she was born, Primary sharing time and two other meetings that day.

Labor was extremely peaceful and she came with such grace it was hard to believe she was really here! Dave immediately said that she didn't look like a Megan or Moriah (names we had talked about) but that she looked like Emmalai(pronounced emma-lay). We debated back and forth on the name for the following two days until the birth certificate had to be signed in which her name was decided.

Teancum loves to hold his little sister, Maylynn enjoys kissing her and Gideon will sneak in to pry her eyes open and giggle. They have welcomed her with loving arms and has been a true joy to have in our family and home.

Dave is pleased to have another girl to hold and love. David has been the sweetest husband who planted a flower garden for Marcene and EmmaLai as a welcome home gift and has continued to surprise us with little gifts! We wouldn't be the family we are without him. We sure love our family of 6!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Halloween with cousins!

Teancum, Gideon and Maylynn had a fun night out with their cousins Soriah, Ethan, Lydia. The boys had fun being cowboys and Maylynn walked around in her mother-made "ho-down" western dress. Mom had fun experimenting and developing her sewing talent. They all went trick-or-treating at Grandma Higley's, Grandma Lee's and Grandma Langkilde's houses. They came back home pretty tuckered out!

Sunday, August 24, 2008

Dinner time with Teancum

This week has been dinner comedy hour with Teancum for two main reasons. A few days ago everyone had finished their dinner and gotten down from the table except for Teancum. Dave told Teancum it was time to get down and get pajamas on. Well, seeing that Teancum hadn't even started eating his food, I informed Dave "Teancum hasn't even touched his food." Without missing a beat, Teancum put out his hand, touched his food and said affirmatively, "Yes, I touched my food."

Then tonight after preparing for a nice Sunday meal with an almond, strawberry green salad and pot roast stew, we all sat down to eat. Not even two minutes into the meal Teancum got out of his chair and went to the fridge and opened it. We couldn't see what he was doing so I called out "Teancum, what are you doing?" In reply he answered "I'm looking for something good to eat." Dave and I couldn't hold back the laughter. When he did come back to the table he brought some salad dressing with him and asked "Is this good?"

There never seems to be a dull dinner hour at our house. It's just like having our own comedy dinner theater!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

It's Summer time and the pigs...opps, I mean the kids are out!

Last week Dave and I were watering our newly added grass and trees when the boys decided to have some fun in the water. They simply began by making a trail around the trampoline and then underneath the trampoline where the excess water was running off into the dirt. Now for those mathematicians out there...what do you get when you mix dirt and water? Yup MUD and that's just what our boys found out too. A whole lot of water in one area becomes a mud puddle which if stepped in repeatedly turns into a mud bath! And that's just what happened. Here are some pictures of their adventure!