Thursday, December 8, 2011

True Friends

It seems that you know you are true friends when it's been years since you have seen each other and it seems like you saw each other yesterday! I wish it haven't been years but it was so fun to see my friend Heather! We haven't see each other since high school. (you can figure out how long that's been)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Be thankful

We had an amazing Thanksgiving with all the McFarlanes here in Washington. 
The thing we were most thankful for is the miracle of my dad's health. 
It was so fun to be all together! we made memories that will last us forever!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

packing up

What do you do with your kids while trying to pack?

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


 Halloween seemed like it lasted for weeks but now it's come and gone. 
Boyce said when his ghost costume runs out to wants to be the number 12. 

Our neighborhood has a lot of elderly people so we paid them all a little visit on Halloween, turns out they all thought boyce was a little girl and everyone was dress up but me! For your information I don't usually dress like this. I am suppose to be Janie from Ghostbusters. although it's a great look and I might look into it!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Halloween Sneak Peek

 cutest little ghosts you'll see
If you want your "kunkin," as Eve says, to look spooky just put them on our porch and the squirrels will eat it! This pumpkin had two eyes yesterday.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Frisbee golf or disc golf as they call it here

With every nice fall day we live it up. You never know when it's going to be your last night enjoy being outside!

 Our frisbee golf course by our house is insane,
 So many trees!!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Winter Quarters Temple

It's a little bit of a drive for us to go to the temple but we love it!
The temple blesses our lives so much
and we also make a fun trip out of it going to Omaha

We spent some time with my great friend Mary. We were mission companions when we served at Temple Square. It feels like just yesterday but here we are both with 2 kids!

 Her kids are adorable and they had so much fun playing together! And our husbands, both Mark love being together. We hope we can live close again someday.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Brothers & Books

Reading books with your brother is timeless
 My brother, John & Me in 1985
Eve & Boyce, her brother 2011

Saturday, October 1, 2011

General Conference

Boyce was so excited for General Conference this time because of this cool thing he wore all week
I am always excited for this time of year to listen to the leaders of our Church and reevaluate my life.
The Conference Bingo worked like a charm for him. 

We had some much fun together today we will see if he can make it through 4 more hours tomorrow. 
As for me I can't get enough.
As for Eve....

Monday, September 26, 2011

Family Night Fun Badge

Still going strong on our badges of fun. Boyce called this one Family Home Evening Badge. We played the fun marble game together as a family and it was a hit but when we were done he didn't want to print our badge out because he wanted to play all the games. It was fun but I was completely worn out by the end of the day. :)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Road Trip!

 We drove a total of about 2400 miles! Our kids did awesome. In fact Boyce cried when he knew we were going home. We saw lots of site and tons of family! We love being "home." We met lots of Turpins in Montana at the hot springs. The swimming was amazing, the mountains perfect, and the company entertaining. After a week in great Mt we headed south to Idaho to see the rest of the family. Thanks everyone for making great efforts to spend time with us. We love ya!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Badges of fun: Learn something new

For this badge we had a blast finding letters in the world around us. We found them at the park, at home, at the fair and everywhere we went. Boyce always made sure I have the camera on me. We finally got the entire alphabet  Boyce still is always looking for letters.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011


My evie is now 18 months! She had her baby-well check up and we learned that she is a short lightweight with a big head. But you know what she is beautiful, healthy and she make us so happy! She is starting to talk so much and she is always cracking us up. When we go outside and it's hot she says, "hot!" and blows to try to cool it down. When we arrive at our destination she knocks on her window until you come and get her out of her car seat. I could go on forever, but I wont. But I finally caught some of her animal sounds of video. You don't want to miss these. Too cute!!

The song goes "clean up clean up everybody everywhere" Eve sings "tean up tean up. wa wa wa..." LOve it!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

the anesthetist hymn

Well news travels far and fast, but if you didn't hear....

Mark got into school!!
We are officially moving in Florida to attend Barry University.
School starts in January so yes we are cheating winter... again!
If you are wondering what is Mark studying to do well we found this amazing video that explains it perfectly.

Monday, August 29, 2011


Our kids love to travel and it's a good thing! We flew from Grand Island Ne to Dallas to Portland. Stayed a few day drove to Cannon Beach and stayed a week. Then flew to La and then to Miami! Mark had an interview at Barry University for nurse anesthetist school. Then we drove all over Florida; Miami, West palm beach, Orlando to Tampa. Amazingly Boyce was sad when our trip was over but quickly comforted by the fact we wouldn't stay home long. :)

Grandma Turpin, Aly, & Taunya came to Portland for a cousins wedding. It was perfect timing we got to attend the sealing and spend a little time in Portland with them.

We stayed right by the gate of Disney world but sadly it's just not in our budget but we did have fun visiting the shop at Downtown Disney. Our favorite was the Lego store.
We have a fun children's museum pass and we got into Miami's and Tampa's museums. They were amazing! and kept us busy while Mark had business to attend to