Tuesday, June 28, 2016


I feel a little like when you find out your pregnant but only 10 weeks a long.

Its like harboring a HUGE, gigantic, awesome, juicy secret that you want to shout to the world but you don't want to jinx it or have to retract it when things don't work out as planned. 

Also,  kind of like morning sickness... shopping, planning, bidding, and paying for a house makes me sick. I am not joking, I have literally been physically and emotionally sick since starting this process. 

All of that awkward rambling aside... WE BOUGHT A HOUSE!!!!

Well, kind of like announcing too early that you are preggers, it is a little early in the game.
They accepted out offer (we have made 5 on 5 other houses and been outbid on every single one) but we had the inspection today. It feels A LOT more official now, and I am finally letting myself get excited.
She is in need of some love, since she has been neglected for who knows how long. No, this is not all we could afford, we have been looking for a good fixer upper for a long time. Thank goodness for a manly, carpenter hubby.  

I am hoping to force myself to journal the process here. I might only get the before and after, or maybe just the before. 

Just like having a baby, we are super excited and cant wait to treat her right. 


They left Joseph and Jesus for us. I am guessing it is good luck, but I am not very superstitious. 

Superstitious or not, Buttons do have a special place in my heart and finding a button is a good sign for me. Two different times that we have been to the house Kemiry has found a button. I don't believe in coincidences!

Monday, May 30, 2016

Fresh and Clean

Kroten was baptized this weekend, on his birthday. My heart is truly full and I know without a doubt that God is real and that he loves us.

Kroten is such a good boy. He has a strong knowlege of the gospel and he has a strong testimony that God is aware of him.

My favorite moments from Kroten's big day...
-The baptismal font was not filled before the baptism and it supposedly takes two hours to fill with warm water. They were able to fill it in 30 min or so with luke warm water.
-Kroten shared his baptism date with a little girl named Bryony, her last name is also Moss.
-We believe in baptism by immersion, and Kroten's hair almost did not go all the way under the water. Jared pushed him under just a little bit farther and Kroten was able to be fully imersed. We thought this was funny for two reasons... 1. we have made fun of Kroten's floppy hair for months telling him that it is not going to go all the way under. and 2. When he was four he said he did not want to be baptized because he was afraid that daddy would hold him under. After his baptism he said, I thought daddy wouldn't bring me up.
- As we were eating lunch that afternoon, Kroten was shaking. The excitement was too much for him.
- After he was dressed, he told me that he was so nervous and he had a big smile inside when he saw the crowd and he had to try really hard not to let it out. I told him he could have smiled, but I think he was trying to be reverent.

Tuesday, March 08, 2016


Kemiry is an interesting kiddo. She is very smart. Her teacher raves about her consistently. She is learning and growing like a weed. She is reading above a first grade level and she loves math. Homework is one of her favorite things to do. 
One of her silly things is to number everything. She got a post it note pad for Christmas and numbered all of the prices before using them. I just found this composition notebook and every single page was numbered. 

Maybe she will be an accountant?

Garden of Eden

Kemiry taught he lesson tonight about the garden of Eden. We all imagined what it would look like and drew our rendition. #Familyhomeevening

Monday, February 29, 2016

When I become president

Kroten is reading a book called "bad kitty runs for president." 

When he finished he book tonight he said "when I become president I am going to make it legal for everyone to print their own money."

We had to have a conversation about why that would not work. This included if everyone was rich, who would pump our gas, who would grow our food, who would take care of you at the hospital? He replied that as president he would let people print their own money but they would also be forced to work. 

Watch out America... 2044 Kroten Moss for president. 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Cabin weekend

We spent the weekend at a cabin near the beach. It was only 10 minutes from our house but still we had a ton of fun. So much fun that we forgot to take pictures. We will deffinitly go back to this place. We played mini golf, kangaroo bounce, swimming, pancake breakfast and so much more. I will deffinitly be taking a nap today.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Family night

We don't have cable or a TV in the living room for that matter. It is actually really fantastic. Also I have been waiting years for the day that we can all sit and play a game. I love that they are old enough to play games. Now I can't wait till they are old enough to play games without whining about loosing or needing help. Oh an PS... Jared cant sit criss cross apple sauce. I laugh every time he tries. 

Saturday, January 09, 2016


wow where does time go? I just realized the other day that kem is 5 and it went super fast and in 5 more years she will be 10. Wow. 

Tonight I found out that a friend of mine was just diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. She had no idea it was coming. My heart is sad and I cant stop thinking about her 5 beautiful children and the confusion they must feel. It made me want to give my babies an extra kiss goodnight tonight. I cant believe how they have grown and I feel privileged to be there mom and watch them grow.

Sunday, January 03, 2016

Light Housing

I know I say it a lot, but I love where we live.

Across the river from us is a state park in Washington called Cape Disappointment. It is called that because the sailor who discovered it was trying to find the columbia river, passed the entrance to it and landed here. He was disappointed that he missed his mark.

There are two light houses here, one being the oldest working lighthouse on the west coast. It is also the only place on the west coast with two lighthouses within two miles. The second was built because the first was too far in the river cove and boats coming from the North could not see it.

I also learned that all light houses have unique light patterns and day marks that are its own unlike any other light house. that is why some light houses have stripes and some are plain and some are red and some black or blue.

There is a large possibility that my love for lighthouses came from my mother. She loves the beach and the ocean and lighthouses. It was fun exploring them with her.