Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Nephi and the Liahona

I was asked by the Boy Scouts to make these fun things.

Leif is modeling. (Blue jeans not included.)

This opens up and inside is the Arrow of Light acting as a guide to show the way.

Monday, March 28, 2016

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Our Easter

Remember it's not about the bunny, its about the Lamb.

Opening gifts from Grandma Pat and Grandpa Don.

Lots of beautiful and fun new clothes. 


And Easter naps. 

Daily Cuteness

These two exhausted babies just fell asleep like this.

Zen Kitten.

 Awesome Big Brother!

Going to the park.

At the museum.
Sorry I didn't get more pictures of the museum. My arms were full of babies and gear.

Friday, March 25, 2016

Military Training in the Oregon Rain Forest

And here is the hottest solider in the US Army.

                        Studying different types of leaves and roots that are edible in the wild.

                          A rope saw is a quick and easy way to turn a fallen tree into firewood.

                                                    That's not a knife...THIS is a knife!

              First aid training is essential for anyone traveling out in forest or in the mountains.

    Learning different methods to start a fire, and the different types of kindling to make it grow

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Cat Traps

Take a look at this cutie pie:

Leif and I are helping a neighbor out with her cat colony by catching her cats and having them spayed/neutered.


The black cat is the litter mate to the two (now-domesticated) kittens we have.

So far we've been catching more possums than cats. Which is good too.
Leif kills to possums so there are fewer creatures that can hurt the cats and cause damage to the property.

This little black and white girl got spayed and received medical treatments before being released back into her colony.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016


There are not many of these in existence.
Story behind it is still a mystery.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016


Here is my celebration of the first day of spring!!!

I just LOVE my Oregon yard, garden, and forest!

I wish you could smell how good this smells!
It smells like walking outside your tent when you are camping in the deep woods.

Rhododendron starting to bud

Blossom in the trees

Love the fresh green!

and the moss!

Blueberry blossoms and rouge strawberry plants.

Raspberries are taking off!

Lots of Strawberries!

Kal'el is celebrating too by playing the in woods.

Leif and I are talking about building an archery range out here.