Saturday, September 27, 2008

Our New Mini Van

Ok, so how excited are we? This is so cool to have a vehicle that we can all go somewhere together. No one knew we were really doing this except for my dad and Theresa. I know the idea has been out there and the want has been there for sooooo long, and we were talking about it about 2.5 weeks ago or so. Well, it kind of seemed to hard for us to really get into figuring out and all that right now, just like it has the last two times we have got motivated to try for one. We did what we always do and figured we can just keep going with what we have and manage. The idea wouldn't go away, it wouldn't stay quiet. God kept on knocking on our heads. Rodney one day called me with a really great deal on a van for us, we checked it out, checked it out some more and with in about 3 days (which is today) we got it. God had a van for us and a plan. I thank Him for it all!!! I also thank my dad and Theresa for being so kind in helping us out. The kids were so excited it was almost cooler than the van. I can't wait to save on gas as well!! We get to take it to it's first kid sporting event (boys flag football game)
orrow after church. It is so cool. I am actually a mini van mom. :)

Friday, September 26, 2008


Ok, so in yesterday's post I mentioned Dakotah in the beginning stages of growing a fohawk. Well, I figured I would share the growing with everyone. I think it looks real cute at this stage and I'm not sure what the plans are regarding how much longer we will let it grow. Nothing too crazy though. Madi thinks he is a porky pine. I will definitely be documenting this phase in his scrapbook for him to look back on. This is so fun!

Thursday, September 25, 2008

What has been up with those Culvers and a Crow???

Ok, I started this blog to keep people informed and give everyone a chance to enjoy my family. I figure I will bring you all up to date and I might as well just start with the end of August/ begining of September. We have two birthdays in September and Bre turned 12 (wow 1 more year and we will have a teenager).

Colby's birthday was next and I think it still hasn't really sunk in that he is 8! Are you serious? Isn't he still like 2??????!!!!!!

Dakotah, well he is finally getting those two front teeth he lost quite a while ago (Colby won't be seeing any more than the tip of one of them that is trying to come through, for a long time). We are in the growing process of attempting to have a "fohawk". It looked pretty cute this morning when Rodney did his hair before school.

Autumn has started her last year of preschool and is doing very well. We cut her hair (this was actually at the end of May/ begining of June) and donated it to Lock of Love. I did the same in April. She is constantly either singing or dancing around the house with a cute 2 year old following right behind.

Now there is Madi..... she seems to be doing what Colby did. "What is that?" you ask. Well, they were sweet as could be at two and then when three rolls around its a whole new story and it starts a few months before 3. No, with her new exerting of attitude, she did not get bopped! She was stung by something and it had a little bump under it until she woke up the next morning and WOW!!!!! It scared me. She didn't even want to lookin the mirror. This picture was taken 2 days after she was stung and I would say it didn't get back to normal until about 4 or 5 days later.

Pioneer Clubs started at church this past Tuesday and all the kids go except Madi and this year I am teaching the 3&4 graders. We are all excited and I think it will be a fantastic year. Rodney is working hard and starting to get to chopping some wood so we will be warm this winter. I am getting used to the schedule between school, football, church events and clubs as well as home. It sure seems busy this fall. The boys 1st game was last week and they kept the score tied 0-0 against a team that last year was a high scoring team and has mostly returners this year, unlike us that has 6 new (1st graders) kids. It is so much fun to watch the boys play & I look forward to tackle when Colby gets to 4th grade. I think that is the most of an update I have for the moment. Enjoy the pictures! We love you all!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Another Page

Ok, so you might be thinking "great another site", for those of you who have been to our family page on This provides the simplicity I so look for and need in this kind of thing. I enjoy keeping up to date, but want to do it in a quick and orderly fasion. Well, here we go.....
Welcome to our family page. My intentions are to write something at least once a week about the little stories that come with having a big family & to keep all who visit informed. I hope that this is enjoyable for all who visit as I much as I see it being for me. I pray that you relish in the beautiful family God has blessed me with & the moments and the adventures we share. Now, off to get them to bed already.