Tuesday, December 18, 2007

"Santa Claus is comin' to town!"

My grandma sent 2 santa outfits for Cooper & James! They wore them to our church x-mas party. They looked pretty dang cute. They were being so funny for the camera, I could barely hold the camera straight I was laughing so hard. Thanks Grandma! p.s. the pictures go Cooper, James, Cooper, James

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Monday, December 10, 2007

More Twins!

Well My sister-in-law/brother-in-law are having twins, and they are having...
a boy & a girl!!!! Yeah, we are so happy for them! Jacob and his brother will now have the same amount of kids and they will both have 2 boys and a girl! Janessa & Andrew currently have 1 som Mitchell who turns 2 in February. She is due in May. They will be busy. Trust me, I know:)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Beach babes

We had our first family trip this past week. We went to Avila Beach. It was awesome! The weather was beautiful and the kids loved it. If you haven't been it is a great low-key place for kids to play and enjoy the beach. We still have friends that live in SLO and we are so jeoulous of you! You know who you are!...We had a great thanksgiving with Jake's family. For those of you who don't know my sister-in-law, Jacob's brothers wife, is having twins! She finds out next week what they are having. I will keep you posted. It is neat to share this special time with her, since it is so vivid for me. My kids are growing up! It is so fun...and crazy.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Ellie live in concert "A La Roof"

Well Jacob re-roofed our patio since there was one leak and so he decided to do the whole thing. Haven't had rain yet, so hopefully it will pass the test. Well, Jacob let Ellie on the roof with him and let me tell you what a little air conditioning unit can do to a 4 1/2 year old! Of course Jacob had our solar powered radio up there with country music playing. Ellie was loving it! She knows a lot of songs and especially country! She knows even the artists names! She would dance up there and was performing like a real star! I took some pics of the view from our roof. The trees were just starting to change color. It is really pretty to see. Ellie asleep on the couch. What a day! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

Thursday, November 1, 2007


Halloween was filled with sweets, the boys first sucker, Ellie cheering all night long, people asking us, "so what are your boys?"...they are army boys, hence the camo and painted faces by dad. It was an easy costume and they loved it! The best was having the trick or treaters come to our house. We had a steady flow of kids ringing our doorbell. Stay tuned for next year...

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"We're going on a fieldtrip!"

Ellie had her first field trip to the pumpkin patch, and first school bus ride! I got to go with her and it was really fun. It makes you realize how the little things in life can make us so happy! Ellie and her boys, and Ellie and her girls. Ellie loves her friends!

*Tip for the day: Go on a bus ride!!

Monday, October 15, 2007

Pumpkin Time

As we were heading home from school today we passed this way cool pumpkin patch and I pulled the car over. They had a mini bounce house, perfect size for the twins, a maze made out of hay that was as tall as the twins...way safer so I can see them...a mechanical bull(that must be a valley thing) Ellie wanted to ride it and so I told her to go ask the lady. The lady said she didn't feel comfortable operating it, she wasnt' quite sure how to work it, oh dear! Well we left with 3 pumpkins, a nice skid rash mark on coopers face from falling, and 3 hungry tired kids ready for dinner, and no daddy to come home too! He is in Arizona till Thursday for work...we miss you. Happy Fall! (Cooper is in the jacket, James in the white onesie)

Saturday, October 13, 2007

"Cafe Dean"

We are loving the kitchen! The fact that last night Jacob stayed up till 1 A.M. to install our new gargabe disposal and do all the plumbing to hook up the sink, I must say my husband is
"da man!" Now, I can fully utilize my kitchen without having to run outside to wash dishes or in the bathtub. Modern amenities I don't know how people do without them!

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Burnette Baby!

So I am constantly changing my hair, thanks to my mom, but this is the first time I am truly a burnette, I like it, it is a change, good for fall. I was hating roots! My hair is naturally this color, so take a look! For those of you girls out there scared to change, just do it!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

We have counters!!!!

Finally! The counters were installed today and the first to enjoy them were none else than...the missionaries from our church! Jacob had signed up to have them over for dinner. Perfect timing. We still have to do the backsplash but we are getting there!

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Climbers by: Cooper & James

This is Cooper & James here, and we just wanted to say we are driving our mom crazy because we decided that we can climb up onto everything by ourselves! A little teamwork and we can do some damage. But no worries, our mommy always seems to catch us just in time! Partners in crime-Cooper & James

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Kitchen "The middle"

Here are the new knobs, painted cabinets, and new light fixture. Way better! Oh and new stove, love the cooktop no burners to clean!! Awesome! We are supposed to get our counters next week...we'll see about that one.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


Please check out this website, my friend emailed it to me...it is truly amazing!!!!!! Wow! I need to teach my kids this. It is so awesome! childdrowningprevention.com. Watch the video you will be speechless.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Cabinets painted!

So, Jacob painted our cabinets this past weekend, it was quite an ordeal, he sprayed them with a sprayer and then had our whole lawn set up looking like a cemetery with plots of cabinets all over it standing up! He did a great job! We decided to go with a darker color on the bottom because we wanted our counter tops to pop more. Jacob is quite the designer, it was his idea. Counters should be installed this week! We still have to put on our hardware so will keep you posted. Oh, and the new microwave...installation by Jake.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Pic of the week

Amongst all the kitchen chaos our boys have managed to stay out of the mess and cuddle up together and enjoy a little break together. Got milk?

"Demo with the Deans"

Jake and I would like to have our own HGTV show after demo-ing our kithcen! We had a great time!1st step: Bye-Bye counters...

Saturday, September 8, 2007

Kitchen remodel "The beginning"

So we decided to remodel our kitchen, we are doing the demo ourselves, it is quite fun banging on the 80's tile will keep you updated on the transformation! Jacob, the kids and the shop vac he bought, he is in heaven!

Friday, August 31, 2007

Kids with Dad or "Jose"

Here are the kids with their dad "Jose the gardener!" He had just finished with the yard, and we always laugh when he wears his hat...thanks Andrew.

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Look at em' now

Big Boys now, James in Blue shirt, Cooper in tan, some lucky girls gonna snatch these guys someday...