Monday, November 9, 2009

Halloween

Just a few pictures from the Brown Family Halloween.
Tucker= Pumpkin... Allie=Care Bear...Trey=Ninja (I did buy a nice Black Spider man costume but he only ware it for about 5 min. and refused to put it on again) Lindi=Superwomen/Angel
Kelli= Scary dead lady... Lorin= Super Man and our friend Caitline=Witch
Lorin almost winning at the pie eating contest.
Allie after eating candy for two hours while trick-or-treating!
Lorin Happy as can be because he won a prize for Funniest costume of the Night.
Caitline and I hanging out, as I sat in my wheel chair so I wouldn't have to keep finding a seat.

Lindi! and all her Special Attention

Lindi My BIGGEST Star!
Lindi during Red Ribbon Week at school on Crazy Hair Day!

All the results from a hard night of Trick-or-Treating. I bought Lindi a very nice Super women costume but she refused to ware it the night of Halloween and came up with this 'Angel' costume all on her own. She surely has a mind of her own.

Lindi got to be the Bear of the week and make a special poster all about herself.
Lindi was also presented with the 'Academic All Star Award' for being such an incredible student. This is Lindi with her Kindergarten Teacher, Mrs. Sullivan. Lindi will really miss her.

These are my Two SUPER Heroes!!! Lorin got more into character than Lindi did. They were real cute at our Ward Halloween Party.

Lindi on her first field trip ever to the Pumpkin Patch! She also got to ride the bus for the first time. She had a great time!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Moving To UTAH

It looks like we are finally going to move to Utah. We have been in the process of buying a "Short Sale" house for six months. It finally went through and we will be moving to Riverton, south SLC. It looks like we will be their right before Thanksgiving.
We have loved Clovis CA and are so sad to leave, but also excited to live close to family and be in a home to fit our family and business.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

#5----It's A Girl!!!

It's A Girl!


Well as you can see from the photo I'm Pregnant! and right now you might be as shocked as I was when I found out. My legs started hurting just about the time school started near the end of August. So I started doing some researched to go have them worked on. Well just before I went to make the aptment I decided I just better take a test and make sure I wasn't pregnant. Well ... I was. Lets just say I was shocked and had no clue since I was nursing and preventing. However, I have now come to my scenes and am so excited. This little girl is suppose to be in our home and if there is one thing I know God is in control. So I made an apointment with the doctore and I was hopping with all my might that I was at least 6 weeks pregnant. She then said "wow you are 17 weeks pregnant and it looks like your having a little girl." I was so excited to be so far...I have heard about women like this but always thought they must be so out of it. So now I can relate. So my due date is March 19th (Trey's birthday) and I will have 5 kids -5 years old and under!
All I guess I can say is- BRING IT ON! and will you all please pray for my legs!
I know Heavenly Father is ever mindful of me and lifts me even when I don't think I can do it any longer. I just want to testify that if we go to Him he will carry us. One of my favorit scripture is Matt 11:28-30 Come unto me all the labor and are of heavy laden and I will give you rest. I know God lives and has a plan for me and my BIG family.

October Update- Allie's 2nd Birthday

Allie celebrated her 2nd Birthday on Oct 9th! She is such a joy! she has so many faces and excitement for life. She loves phones, shoes, coloring and babies...especially Tucker. She wouldn't go an any rides at Chuck E. Cheese until I said I needed her to help Tucker go. Then she didn't want to stop.

The pictures of Lorin and Trey are an everyday thing at our house...Lego's, Lego's, and more Lego's. Lorin gets more into it than the kids it is fun to watch. He put together these men in between general conference... a good 2 hour activity!

Tucker is now all over the place, he loves the stairs, and tries hard to crawl as fast as the kids run. He is such a happy easy baby.
Trey is loving his time at home with Lindi at school. We have had a ton more one on one time. He has made a corner of the Toy room into "his room" and spends hours to himself just happy as can be with Lego's, dinosaurs and swards.

Lindi was part of a Jog-a-thon and ran laps to earn $$$ for her school this is her and her class just after it finished.



















September Update

-Hanging out with Friends
-Lindi's coloring for her lemonade stand
-camping at Shaver Lake with our Family
-learning to ride a bike














































Learning to ride a BIKE! Sep 9th
Now she is one crazy biker she practices everyday and goes anywhere and everywhere.
video

August Update

-Trip to Utah to find a house
-Water park with Joy and Brooke Brandon
-Family Night outing to the Fresno Temple
-Packing for UT ...but still waiting
-Lorin sold his "Hog" a bitter sweet.
-Lindi started Kindergarten with Mrs. Sullivan she is in Heaven and is doing incredible. She has spelling words for homework and spends hours writing, counting and working and getting smarter all the time. She was 5 or 25 kids to get her ABC Club pin and 2 of 25 to getter her Spelling Bee pin (knowing all the sounds of the letters) during the 1st week. She works on reading all the time and just gets better and better. It is incredible to see her shine and love school so much. I also love the free time it opens up!








Friday, October 9, 2009

New Website


Lorin here. I have hijacked the blog. Looks like I might have to take over for Kelli since her recent posting activity has taken a bit of a lag. Lots to blame it on but that is for another blog.

I wanted to let everyone know we have launched a new website: www.GreatFurnitureDeal.com. We have learned a lot of great lessons over the past two years and decided to implement those ideas on a second website.

Here are some of the great new features:

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  • New Brands! We have added Pulaski, Classic Home, Central Oriental Rugs, and many more.
  • Coupon Codes. We have added lots of new features that allow you to receive coupon codes for additional savings.
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Sunday, August 2, 2009

July Update

Brown Family Update for July…

1. Lorin’s Dad and Kathy come to play! We went to Yosemite and Kings Canyon National Park. It was so wonderful for us to share with them our little world out here in CA. The kids we’re so excited to have them here and loved every minuet.

2. We also went to Pismo Beach camping for a night with tons of families from our ward. It was a blast!!! I must say I’m a big fan of 4-wheeling in sand dunes!

3. The 4th of July=We had a picnic at the Church and spent the rest of the day swimming at the Lenzingers. Trey was scared of the Fireworks so we had to leave when they started. We have played hard this month. Lorin’s high light has been playing softball; our ward has made it to the playoff finals this Wednesday!!! I have loved spending tons of time at the pool! I also have a little girl come watch the kids for me on Tuesdays to have “Kelli” time and it has been so nice the first week I just took a blanket to the park and sat and looked up at the sky.
















Kid run down…

Lindi- Is now going to start school here in CA at Garfield Elementary. She is so excited and reminds me how sad I am going to be without her at home. She does tell me that Trey will now have to step it up and be my big helper when she is gone. This month I went to the Free Family Movie and it was the 1st time I have ever taken my kids to a Movie theater (at least that they can remember) Lindi was overwhelmed by how big the movie was and loved it. I also took the kids to the water park and Lindi passed the swim test and went off with Joanie Kalmbach (13yr old babysitter) to all the big rides. I felt Lindi wasn’t a baby anymore as she was off like one of the big kids. Lindi has an amazing memory, there is so much I can tell her and months later she remembers. As we drive in the car I always play a game where I ask each kid a question: For example to Allie, “what does the Tiger say?” Trey, “What does the letter ‘T’ say?” and for Lindi how to spell ‘Cat’?” Well I asked Lindi how to spell Car and I realized it was a different sound of “a” and so I just told her the answer. Well the 2 days later she was playing school and said to her self, “Okay Lindi this is a tricky one, How do you spell car? C-A-R” It was so incredible how she remembered. She has really grasped addition and subtraction as well.

Trey-Has become quite the little swimmer! This summer he took some lessons and nothing holds him back. He will dive if you help him. He would go anywhere except he still isn’t strong enough to take a breath so he challenges himself all over with all the breath he can muster. Trey loves things organized and everything placed the right way. He get so frustrated as we clean up and we put a toy in the wrong spot. He loves to fill his backpack with dinosaurs and then put them throughout the house. Trey has just taken an interest in his letters and numbers. He knows most of them now and practices on a little toy computer each day. He also loves to play the computer and tends to break it very well but can master so many games all by himself. He is a way picky eater but does love gumballs, pancakes, pizza, pot stickers, and bread with oil and balsamic vinegar. Lorin taught our kids to play progressive Rook, they play it every day and every chance they get. It is so fun as Trey will put down his bid and then truly get it even with barely knowing his number…and having no idea what number is bigger than another number. He seems to get his bid all the time. Both Lindi and him freak out if they ever get the Rook and make a “Cah Cah” sound to let us know they are the winners.

Allie- Has entered the terrible two’s early. She is so determined to be her own little self and her favorite word is “NO”. She has to have things just right …the right color cup, or plate or she freaks out. She also has to sit in the chair she has in her mind or have her glass filled just right. Really it is a constant guessing game with her all day. She is so tender and feisty all at once. She is getting real good at talking but she thinks she is perfectly clear when I really still have no clue what she is saying. She really only talks in our home and for a purpose…it is real hard to get her to do it on demand. She loves to say names and always says “Tucker Boy” She still is always in his face, but he is starting to like it better now and will laugh as she sits and plays with him. Trey and Allie also like to play Tag or chase …Allie following after Trey as he runs. Allie is still in 6-9 month onesies and Tucker has likely surpassed her in weight and it won’t be long in height.

Tucker- Wow he is our Happy Boy! Really it is a rare thing when Tucker doesn’t have a smile on his face from ear to ear. His little grin is all gums. And each time you look at him he returns his appreciation with a heart felt warm smile. I can’t even describe it. It is so cool to see how he has wrapped Lorin around him. Normally he has a hard time connecting with them tell they were a little bigger. But that hasn’t been the case with Tucker. He will hold him and just get him to giggle and soak up his incredible spirit. Tucker is now sitting up and eating real food. Each week as I go swimming with the kids I just put him in the shade on a towel and give him a gram cracker and he is just happy as can be. Heavenly Father knew I needed an easy baby with having so many kids so close together but I never realized that kids could be as easy as he has been.