Thursday, August 05, 2010

Loving Summer!

Ok ignore my hormonal posts, must be a girl/mom/crazy person thing. I'm so up and down lately and blogging is therapeutic for me. Especially when I get comments telling me how awesome I am. Thanks to the 4 people who did that.... the rest of you....well, you suck. Just kidding, but seriously, ok not that serious, I am thinking of going private because a million people read my blog, the least they can do is leave a comment! I'm this close, if you could see my fingers they are really close. I love feedback I really do, and if I wanted a blog with no comments, i'd go private and invite no one! makes sense right? So i'll go private and only invite those who comment. I know I comment on as much as I can. It's just blog courtesy, it says so in the rules of blogging. Ok maybe not but it should.

Lets move on.

Summer is awesome!!! Lovin it!

We have been doing so much and I told you about it in the last post but here are some pictures to show you how awesome it is! Dustin took yesterday off, HALLELUJAH!! So he got to come out to the lake with us. it wasn't as hot as the weather said but it was good enough. I also got stung by a wasp, man those things really hurt! I haven't been stung since I was little and yes I cried a little. I was wicked paranoid of them after that.


The first two pictures are from the first time we went to the lake.


This was heritage days. Kyla loved the soccer and she was pretty hardcore! I guess we know what sport to put her into. They got facepaint, played games, and Kyla rode on a horse for the first time ever! She loved it! She must have her grandma's gene's in her. Dustin's mom used to jump horses, and my mom used to ride them lots. Oh and my grandpa Petersen owned riding stables in penticton. So it's in the blood. Too bad I hate animals.


This was yesterday, we went out with my friend Becky and her kids. They love playing with my girls and their oldest daughter wants to babysit so bad. She is not even 10 but I thought she was 12 already! She is awesome.


Me and my posse of kids.
I LOVE this picture. Love it, and love her.

I love how they are doing the exact same thing.



Ha Jayci, "ya"!!

They made "sand angels" all on their own.

Dust and Presley

These last two pictures were yesterday. Ignore the mouths full of pizza but these are the first pictures i've gotten in a long time of the girls looking at the camera and SMILING!! They are the happiest craziest girls but when the camera comes out they won't even look at it and totally ignore you. So I love these pictures, they show their personality so much! The first one is Presley and then Jayci.

Today we are headed to the spray park with Becky and her kids again to enjoy the sun that never came yesterday. Oh and by the way, only 6 days until Dustin is done his 24!! (minus one day yesterday)


38 comments:

Amie said...

Haha, I LOVE the threats! I might just link this post on my blog so people can see how I feel. IT MAKES SENSE PEOPLE.... Commmmmment. I loved what you said about going private and inviting no one if you didn't want comments, so true. I've had e-nough! :)

Amie said...

Oh and I love all your guys' summer pictures... Too bad they were on Shuswap Lake beach!! ;)

Dustin, Rachelle & Jaxon Ririe said...

I love reading your blog, Mindy! I just never have anything worth saying, and don't want to bore you with mindless crap, so I don't comment.
Props for being honest about motherhood though- It's refreshing! (We all know it's not rainbows and sunshine all the time, so cut the crap people!). Hahaha
Good job. And you have super cute kids.

Janas Bananas said...

I loved those pictures of the girls doing the same thing, it was pretty much adorable. I also love you hair, super cute!!

kyleandtaryn said...

Definitely a bummer when people don't comment. I pretty much stopped blogging because I don't know if anyone even reads it and I have NO time lately. When i get on here I have to catch up on other people's stuff and don't get to write my own. Meh. If you go private INVITE ME! haha.

Cat said...

Hey Mindy :) Love the pics of the girls! They are so cute. Looks like your summer is a good one and it's only half way through. YAY!! Enjoy the rest :) BTW I feel the same way about my rants after I post them but like you I find them therapeutic! We are all human after all!! :)

Nichelle said...

you're one of my fav blogs to read. it's raw and real and you're funny. just the kind i like. i hate all the ones that are too "perfect". anyways. it's nichelle the girl that went to myers that had a locker by your husband. i hope you don't mind me reading your blog. :)
i promise i'll start writing comments from now on.

shandra said...

Hey Mindy hows it going?
I am a little slow when it comes to the computer and I like to avoid it. I like all your pictures. Your girls are getting so big. I think Jayci and Presley (hope I spelled those right) are bigger than Memphis. Glad your having a good summer and I totally understand about the going places without some one else and I only have one.

Amy said...

So true about the comments...
I love your blog. Your family is so cute!
P.S. This sounds weird but works... If you get stung by a wasp you tape a penny to it and the copper draws out the venom/poison (I can't remember which it said) and it takes the pain away and you don't get a swollen lump! It's awesome Talan got stung 3 times in like a minute and one was on his face so I tried this and the next morning when I took the penny off it was gone.

Jennie Holt said...

well i guess i better stop being the creeper blog reader and comment more. I just feel weird cause i don't know you that well! ha ha I mean i FEEL like i know you cause i read all about your life, but I think you would be like "why the crap is this random person i hardly know reading my blog??" because your adorable and so are you kids!! and I am amazed at how you handle everything with the twins. i don't think I could do it!! anyways i will try to be less of a creep and comment.

Ashley Woolf said...

i lOve the picture of Presley and how you can see Kyla trying to get in the picture too! I feel the same about comments. I maybe get one everyone other post if that. it just makes me not want to write anything.

Nilsson Family said...

Your family is so cute!! I try to comment every once in awhile but lots of the time I just don't know what to say. But I love reading your blog!!

chelsey said...

hey, so i am a creeper on your blog. my brother richie was friends with dustin in high school, and i remember your family from way back when i was, like, four when your parents coached my soccer team in barnwell. way back, i know! anyways, i love reading your blog. it makes me laugh -- in a good way!

Alison said...

I'm with you on the commenting thing! I hardly get any comments anymore and I'm wondering if anyone even reads my blog and if I should just stop altogether! I read your blog, so don't exclude me!! It was good to see you today, Mindy!

TinaLaRae said...

I'm just getting back into my blooging...life sometimes gets sooo busy! Anyway, reading your blog today was fun and I'd love to continue soooo if you go private add me to the invites, please! asalarae@telus.net Thanks!

The Fleming Family said...

Hey!! So I bet you didn't know you had a creeper from Australia! I found your burnt daisy stuff one day and thought they were great and then when I googled it again (because we have family in Canada- once they build their house and decide on colours I am totally going to hit you up for some presents for them- way better than shipping all the way from the Land Down Under) your blog came up and..... I love reading it!! You can totally stalk our blog also if you would like- and I am total freak for comments also!!

The Fleming Family said...

Hey!!! SO..... bet you didn't know you had a blog creeper from Australia! I found your burnt daisy stuff one day, and when looking for it again online your blog came up and I loved it, so entertaining..... also, totally want to hit you up for some cute home decor for my bro & sis in law that live in Canada- you make mega cute stuff and it is way easier to send stuff from inside Canada than send it from here. Once they build their house and decide on colours I will be emailing you!! You can totally blog stalk us if you like, and I am a FREAK for comments also!! Love that you keep it real :)

karlielsa said...

Just to let you know, I am an avid reader. I just don't know what to say. "Looks like you have an awesome life Mindy". See, so gay. Anyways, I enjoy reading about your life. Oh, you can comment on my blog anytime.

Francis Family said...

oh my goodness, thank you everyone!! I feel like i'm actually talking TO people now, not just myself! I also love meeting the "closet stalkers!" haha. Keep em coming!
ps: some of you I can't get on your blog, but thanks for your super nice compliments and reading about my crazy life! ;)

ashley said...

I love your blog!! Your fam is so cute!! I never comment because I dont have a blog and suck at computers lol. I feel like a stalker too! I bought some of your baby letters which were sooo cute. If you start making them again I def will order more!!
PS Your braids in your hair are so cute! I can never get that to work for me!!
-Ashley

auntie lolo said...

how fun is this blogging... this year i've been learning lots of new techie stuff... and sweetie just keeping up to date on facebook has been a real work-out... you are doing such a fantastic job with your little babes, they are quite the busy bees...parenting has changed in many ways since the old days... and yet its the same... just love them lots , say NO when you have to and don't forget your prayers... that is your strength... love auntie lolo.

Amber Wigg said...

I have to log on to post...and it takes all of 30 seconds and I'm too lazy to do it usually. But here I am...reading:)

Sarah C said...

I love that you mention that no one blogs and suddenly you get tons... maybe I should whine?? LOL!

Oh and I love the girls swim suits! So cute!

Amie said...

Mindy CONGRATS! 23 comments.. Good job everyone!!

Skye and Aaron said...

K, never in my life have i had more than 6 comments on one post...i think i'm number 25 on here now. Nice job!!!
I'm de-stalking. I'm Becky's sis in law, and you and i were in the same ward when we were like super young. So there's our connection! Love reading your blog!!

The Harker Family said...

Ha, ha, ha! Look at all the comments now Mindy....25 so far! Sweet! I love that you have a public lake there..the only one here is Sicome (and it is man made and not real) and you would only want to go there if you wanted to get a disease! Ha! Very cute pics of you guys at the beach!

Francis Family said...

Thanks for the comments folks!! Lovin it!

Korey said...

I don't really have anything to say, but I'll comment just so you know I read it! LOL

Oh, the picture of Kyla as a mermaid is adorable. Kaleigh loves it!

Chelsee Clements said...

mindy i looooove your hair! the braids are so cute! did you do them yourself? theyre like perfect haha

Francis Family said...

thanks Korey! and chelsee thanks, yes I did them myself ;)

kelsey said...

love the girls' swim suits-- darling. also, nice work on the fishing for comments, it totally worked. you already know i read, so this is boring, and i feel excluded from all the brave souls coming out!!! meh. it's another comment, right?

kelsey said...

p.s. when you go private, it's funny, because you know EXACTLY who is reading, and then you wonder why they aren't commenting. they're the only ones, the least they could do is drop a line now and then! lol.

Rhiannon Nicole said...

Hello my gorgeous friend :) How I have missed you. You and your family are so beautiful! I love reading updates on the fun things you are doing! And don't go private!! At least invite me if you do hehe I try to come over as much as possible cause I love the photos of your cute butt and the girlies. Hopefully you have a great week ahead of you!! xo big hugs!

Jessica said...

I never comment and I'm horrible... I will try to change, I love to see how fabulous you are doing and how your girls are growing up. no one comments on my blog so i guess i just don't feel the URGE to comment on others. meh, i hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me!! haha

Carla said...

ugh! Don't go private...get ads and make money so we can keep a creeping:)

Nicole @ "Haute Runner" said...

Another closet stalker! I love reading your blog!!

Mackenzie Richards said...

You don't know me, but I am friends with Taryn and so therefore I read your blog, cuz that's how I roll! Jaci and Presly's bathing suit are ADORABLE, where did you get them?? I find your blog (and your thoughts) thoroughly entertaining :) You're girls are so cute, and you worry about the same things that I do.

Mackenzie Richards said...

Sorry, Jayci and Presley, my bad.

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