Thursday, September 8, 2011

Quick Update

Well - To begin, this is Jason. Tiffini is very busy as of late and I am bored at work so I will try to put a post together. It won't be as creative as Tiffini's are but it will show you that we are alive and doing well. Laci has started first grade and is still doing gymnastics. She has too many friends to keep track of and loves being outside. Jacob has started pre-school and as you can see from the picture he is excited. He never says much so Tiff and I have to really read his non-verbal expressions to see what he likes and doesn't like. He is also doing a pre-school sports program where he does a different sport each month. He has just finished soccer and is now doing football. Cole is getting bigger and LOUDER. He is going to be a talker. We decided to get rid of his pacifier last week since he will be going into nursery in a month. That meant that we had almost a solid week of no sleep. He is getting better though. Tiffini is very busy with her piano lessons and watching Tyler. He is a recent addition to our family. Tiff watches him for his Dad during the week. He is a great kid and is really no problem at all. He is the same age of Laci and is even in her class. I just finished my last semester of graduate school and am glad that it is over. I have my nights with my family again! So now you are all up to date with what has been going on with the Denham's. I hope you all enjoy the update.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

joy in the journey

Busier than I've ever been!

Go, go, go from sun up to sun down.

Striving to meet all the needs of those depending on me.

Never enough hours in the day!

Sometime's its overwhelming.

Sometimes it's chaotic.

Often it's exhausting.

There isn't a lot of thanks for what I do.

It doesn't come wrapped in beautiful boxes, hefty price tags, and fame.

Not a single regret.

Joy in motherhood reveals itself in the small and simple things.





Precious moments shared.


Monday, January 31, 2011


you can see when I started my last post, and that I'm just NOW getting it up. Sigh.

Monday, December 13, 2010

when did my life hit the crazy button?

Seriously, someone smashed that thing down, and it hasn't let up since! I can't believe my last post was in October! Not even a single holiday post! So, here's the last few months in a nutshell...

We made our annual Thanksgiving trip to AZ in November. Around the same time, I started babysitting a boy in Laci's school class - more on him later. Two weeks later, we drove a 53- hour round-trip to San Diego for my sister's wedding. (We only spent 8 hours out of the car!) Two weeks later, Christmas came and went, and Jason's family spent New Year's in UT. AND, the first week in January, I started teaching piano again. I am SO behind on blogging that Jason is more up-to-date on all our friends' blogs than I am! Yah, it's pretty sad.

Speaking of Jason, he has reached his halfway mark toward getting his masters degree. I feel so blessed that it hasn't been extremely difficult having him gone so much. I do feel it from time to time, but I honestly feel like that burden has been made light.

Laci is my school girl. She LOVES every minute of it - especially making friends, as her teacher notified me during our parent-teacher conference in November. I wasn't at all surprised. Hopefully, it's not impeding too much with her learning! She's also moved up to the next level in gymnastics. (I think we've found her niche.) This is the second time they've had her move up early.

Trying to figure out what to do with Jacob when Laci is gone. He literally wants to watch movies, if I'm not dragging him along for errands or doctor's appointments. I've started to believe that maybe it's not so much that he feels lost, but that he's taking advantage of his "down time" because when Laci is home, she keeps him going, going, going...

Cole is crawling all over the place! Oh, but that is not all, he pulls himself up on ANYTHING he can. He is happy and smiling all the time. Thank heavens!

The newest member of our family - well, 5 days a week - is Tyler. He and his dad moved onto our street from South Carolina, and needed a sitter while his dad goes to work. So, I watch Tyler Monday through Friday from 7:45 am till 6 pm. Sometimes till 6:30. He is a sweet boy and fits in really well here. I won't say it hasn't been an adjustment for everyone. It has. But, all things considered, I could have signed up for a nightmare. And, it hasn't been that.

So, that's it. Hope I can stay more on top of my posts. I'll do my best.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

GG's house + mountains = paradise

We love visiting GG! The view is breath-taking, her house is so peaceful, and who doesn't love visiting their grandma?

On this visit, my Uncle Brian and Aunt Jackie were in town from Washington. Our kids had a blast together!

Eating lunch on the porch.
Front to back: Sienna, Laci, Jacob, Colin.
Sienna has the most beautiful smile!

This picture brings back memories of playing under the pepper trees at Grandma and Grandpa's old house in California.

Yep, once upon a time, this was Sara and me.

Snack time!
We miss our Washington cousins! Can't wait to see you again.
On this visit, the kids played on the patio outside with pieces of scrap wood and weeding shovels.

hangin' out
chasing butterflies

wishing for another great summer next year
Thanks for having us over, GG! We love you!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

good-bye to summer, part 1:

We've had such a FUN summer! Lots of places to go and people to see...
Stop #1

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

sensory overload

Desperately needing to update. I'm in catch up mode after two weeks of pink eye and flu ... didn't we just go through this a couple months ago? I seriously feel like my life is a broken record sometimes!

Update coming soon with pics from our summer adventures and Laci's first day of school!

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