Monday, December 28, 2009

It's been a while

Carma has been playing 'Princess Fairy' as much as possible these days since she got these wings and jewelry for Christmas. It's been so cute watching her put everything on and take it off and then put it on again!

She was even nice enough to let Pearl borrow some earings for a bit.
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Pearl figured out how to put her pacifier in her mouth all by herself. One time I looked down at her and she was sucking on the wrong end! Classic!

After Dusty went to work this morning, the girls woke up and joined me in my bed... it's a perfect way to spend the morning.

And finally this is almost all of the grandkids on my side of the family (we're missing Conway) on Christmas Eve. We always get them matching PJs and they all really enjoy it!

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Halloween Pictures

I finally found some time where I wasn't busy and both girls were happy enough to take new pictures of them in their Halloween costumes... please enjoy

For pictures of me in my costume, please referr to my Mom's blog :)

Guess What...

This handsome guy was just nomionated for
FireFighter / EMT of the Year!
It's a national title...
And I'm very proud of him!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

I'm on YouTube!!!!!!!!!!

This is my premier event on YouTube... A moment in history not to be missed... A moment our childrens' children's children will talk about... A moment when peace and love have been restored upon this Earth, if only for but a moment... Take a deap breath and please enjoy...

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


There's nothing like holding your sisters' hand while watching a show. In fact I just did this with Brooke the other night... it's magical!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Carma's CRAZY Hair

Carma has been having some crazy hair lately. I've been taking pictures so we could have it documented forever. Someday she'll either laugh or hate me for it, but probably both.

(I thought we'd try out rag curlers)
This is straight out of her bed

And this is after I brushed through the mess...
We had to wet her hair down and start again before church.

Friday, September 18, 2009

My Daddy

My Dad is the greatest!
I don't know who took this picture, but I'm so glad I found it online.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Pearl Cory Jenkins
Aug. 31, 2009
7lbs 9oz
21 1/4 inches

Yes, she did come! We forced her out too early but she's here. We're thrilled to have her!

Leaving the Hospital

Carma LOVES Pearl so much and is really great with her. I'm excited to have two beautiful daughters!

Saturday, August 29, 2009


(Carma and Dusty leaving the hospital)
Can you believe we're going to have another one of these cute things tomorrow??!!!
I sure can't!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Cory Justin Jenkins

Cory Justin Jenkins
February 8, 1979- August 25, 2009
This is my brother in law who was killed in Afghanistan. We miss him dearly.

Monday, August 17, 2009

I Love My Husband!!!

Yesterday morning Dusty came home from work with these pretty flowers.
He knew my day was terrible on Saturday and just wanted me to be happy...
What a guy!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

My Day

This morning at 5 am I woke up to finish a cake for this afternoon and here's what I found-

So I make a new one and start covering the other layers with fondant.
And then here's what happened-
My fondant cracks and starts to slip off the cake. (I know the bottom looks crazy but I already knew it wasn't going to work cuz it started cracking right after i put it on the cake. That's why I didn't even try to make the bottom smooth.)
Anyways, I decide to cut the cake price in half and ditch the fondant all together. I frost and decorate it and here's how it turned out-

Pretty cute!
Then all hell breaks loose-
A little chunk falls off... (the party starts in 10 minutes by the way)
Then a bigger chunk falls off... (no one bumped it or touched it at all!)

Then more big chunks fall off
And this is what it looks like by the end of the day.
I gave then the top tier that was all still one piece and bought them a costco cake and cried myself home. I guess it's true what they say... Shit Happens.

For your viewing pleasure, here are Carma and I in Oregon at the worlds largest sea cave. It was filled with hundreds of sea lions and it was pretty cool to see.

We're not sitting with real sea lions, just in case you were confused.

Friday, July 10, 2009

4th of July Weekend in Steilacoom, WA

For the 4th of July, we headed up to Steilacoom, WA to visit Dusty's older brother, Cory. Cory and his wife Brooke just had a baby and he's being deployed to Afghanistan next week, so we went up to bless the baby and say goodbye. We had a lot of family time and fun. On the 4th we went to the city festival and parade and it was by far my favorite part of the weekend. Carma loved watching the parade!

And ate TONS of candy!

And Dusty got especially excited when the firetrucks drove by. He's such a fire nerd!

On one of the days we rented a boat to go fishing and crabbing in (we didn't catch any fish but we did catch one crab). Carma loved her lifejacket just long enough for me to get some pictures but then cried the rest of the time. Oh, and notice Dusty's Mohawk his brother gave him.

(I really, really liked it but he got rid of it once we came home.)

This is the whole Jenkins' Family. We're lucky to have each other to take fun trips with!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

My Latest Project

Our rocking chair was so disgusting that I really wanted to buy a new one before this baby comes. Dusty and I decided we'd rather wait and get a really comfy 'man chair' (as he calls it) later. So, I used left over fabric from my curtains that I made and our bed sheet from our old bed to recover this chair. I'm really happy with how well it turned out!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Spicing up the Kitchen

My ward had an enrichment last night and we were all supposed to wear our favorite apron. I really loved how mine turned out! I won Most Outrageous Apron and I couldn't have been more proud. You're welcome to borrow it whenever your kitchen needs a little spicing up!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Always use Protection

Dusty and I just bought a new king size bed (FINALLY!) for oursleves. When I lifted up his size of our old bed to take it apart, this is what I found. At least he's always prepared!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

I'm Back

I have fallen victim of blog neglact. I wasn't planning it, we just fell out of love for a while. But I want this relationship to work so here I am, blogging my heart out. I've gathered some pictures from the past months and I will share them with you. Wow, you are so very lucky.

Carma has learned to make a cheesy smile when I tell her to "say cheese". It's pretty cute. I guess we've officially entered into the generic smile phase of her life.

The fire department threw a water safety day with jumpy jumps and snow cones and we even got to check out the airevac helicopters. Dusty was pretty stoked about the helicopter being there but he was really bumbed they weren't giving free rides this year. waa waa.

Carma and I did get to go to the beach with my mom and sisters for almost a week and we had so much fun! Carma is definately a water baby and loved playing in the sand too. She and her cousins had a blast playing together! Aren't these three so presh!?

I love watching all the kids play together. this picture reminds me of being little and playing in the water and getting sandy crotch and loving every minute of it. I'm glad our kids get to make their own memories at the same beach that so many of my memories took place.

Carma LOVES to give Daisy kisses, but it still makes Kelli and I nervous that she might bite her again. But I think she's getting a lot better.

And finally here I am in all my glory. I took this last week at 27 weeks. I never took any progressive pictures of my belly with Carma and I really wish I had. This is the first one I've taken so far so I'm a bit behind but I'll try and remeber to do it. I'm due Sept 2 and I'm feeling really good so far. I'm gearing myself up for a hot summer, but I think it'll go by fast. We're going on a couple trips in July which will help.
I promise to be better about blogging... I think.