Saturday, August 18, 2012

it's been awhile... a lot has happened in our lives since my last post.

*we live in texas now and have been here for just a bit over a year

*we have made a ton of friends here which has been a huge blessing... and it's been nice living near my sister, brandi, kelly and james... love them!

*all the kids have been surfing competively and doing great - tyler has been killing it, tannyn got third in her first contest and tayli got fourth in her first contest!

*texas summers suck - so HOT!

*dan fishes a lot since there is rarely any surf

* ty went to bali on a missions trip this summer - we are beyond proud of him and his love for Jesus and others

* in february we found out we are expecting!

*in june we found out we are are expecting TWINS! one of each...boy and girl..

*i'm due at the end of october but hoping they come a few weeks early... my belly is HUGE!
(you can see tons of pics on instagram - user name: kassibacquet)

*i'm planning a home birth and have the most wonderful mid wife, chris duffy, whom i completely trust and respect... we love her assistant, ashley, as well. they are awesome!

*tyler just turned 15, tayli turned 5 in july and tannyn is almost 8!

*dan and i celebrated 9 years of marriage on august 9th

so much change has happened and i'm sure if i put my mind to it, i could write a book! but i have total pregnancy brain and can't think of anything else... but i wanted to update you all on our lives. i'm not sure if many of you still check my blog, but if so, let me know if you would be interested in me keeping up with it from here on out - i'm sure i'll have a lot to write about over the next few weeks until the arrival of the twins and, of course, after they come.

looking forward to this journey...


*all pics are from my iphone/instagram...sorry for the bad quality

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

five month hiatus... and probably a bit longer

i really didn't think i would blog again any time soon... i'm surprising myself right now. a lot has been going on in my life in the last five months...


we couldn't afford living in our home in laguna anymore so we moved to lompoc (just north of santa barbara) to live with my mom and step-dad 

got the kids situated in their new schools

got ourselves situated with our new life


dan's little sister got married

our armada got repossessed (so that makes two cars taken from us)

dan's grandma goes into the hospital and is put on life support.. all her organs were shutting down and she had sepsis but praise God she made it through and now is well

dan got offered a job in houston, texas by my brother in law and moved in with him, my sister and their kids


the kids and i adjust to dan being gone

we send a car package to dan for his thirty-first birthday

tyler places third for the WSA in morro bay and gets a trophy

we miss dan terribly

i become obsessed with HAR


the kiddos have spring break

i celebrate my thirty-first birthday

friends and family love up on me

we go to burlingame (san fran) for my nieces birthday and have fun with family

we start paying off debt


we pay off both of our cars 

we pay off our credit cards

we are slowly but surely coming out of debt

the kiddos and i have gone three months without dan

my mom, gran, aunt and i go to an antique fair in nipomo that was featured in country living mag... i was so excited but turns out it was over crowded and everything was priced way too high. i had better luck at the antique mall in arroyo grande

i'm still cleaning and cooking (my moms house) as payment for letting us live here

ty ranks 11 overall for the WSA in his age division - we are so proud

tannyn is in alice in wonderland with the local theater group and plays a flower - i made the flower head pieces

memorial weekend i fly out to visit dan... it was such a nice reunion... got a lot of quality time in, hung out with brandi, kelly and jacob, looked at houses, stayed with my sister and her fam, went to galveston, fished at dan's secret spot and just had a great time.... 


missing dan, kids last day of school is tomorrow - taking them to the beach after, summer round up at santa barbara bowl with christina and kim on friday, some possible camping, maybe a road trip to san fran to see my brother, my sis in law and kiddos, still obsessed with HAR, and praying and praying that we find a house (and a car) so we can move in july

so there is a little run down of what's been going on (i i left a lot out) for those of you who are still interested in reading my blog. once we move, i may just be making a come back!

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

he's such a stud

wow, it's been a while... 

we've had A LOT going on here... a lot of changes are in the works in my life and i'll have to update you all with a post some time in the near future but right now i just wanted to take this time to brag about tyler - today he was photographed surfing at our local beach, salt creek. the photos are here if you would like to see them - he's such a stud and i'm so proud!!

 his photos are 16-25 and 42

happy new year!


*it is driving me insane that the photo isn't centered but blogger is being lame... sorry.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

until i can get the darn blog figured out

thank you all for your kind words and for all your advice on the blog...
i'm so not computer savvy so most of what you guys mentioned was pretty foreign to me... so i'm going to have dan read all the comments and help me figure it out this weekend sometime.
thanks so much for your love my friends... i have the best readers!

if you want to keep up with the goings on in my life (until i can get the darn blog figured out) feel free to follow me on twitter (although, i don't tweet that often anymore) or find me on facebook... just make sure you send me a message so i know you're a BacWoods Fern reader!

if you're in need of a super quick and easy costume idea for yourself or your child, i just posted the easiest project on my facebook page... a hand sewn felt mask - check it out. easy, fun, free and you can get the kiddos involved!

i hope you all have a bootiful halloween weekend


Monday, October 25, 2010

one and done

well guys, i had a post all planned for you but blogger is being lame and telling me that my storage for photos is full and that if i want to add more photos i need to purchase more storage... what the heck?! i don't have the money to waste on this (sadly) so therefore i just might be ending my blog...  since i HATE writing a post without a photo in it... and i'm not a fan of using other peoples photos... bummer. 

so on the day of my one year bloggiversary i just might be calling it quits

one and done


any of you can tell me how to get around this... i'm not sure how to delete the photos that are already in storage to make room for new ones (and yes keel, i tried what you said and didn't work) - have any of you come across this? and if so, how did you go about deleting photos?

we'll see if i continue this adventure or not...

i've enjoyed the ride, 'meeting' you and interacting with you via the web... it's been fun. thanks for a fun year my readers and friends.

till next time


Friday, October 22, 2010

fall decor

you may or may not have noticed these little pumpkins in the previous post...
i wanted some fall decor, found this tutorial and decided to try it out.
they were fun to make but they would have been more fun if i had had the proper tools... i ended up chipping a chunk of my tooth pulling the needle while making the lines on the pumpkin.. that's the last time i pull a needle using my teeth!

so this morning i noticed daniel staring at me with a really ugly expression... he proceeds to reach for my hair as if he was going to get some fuzz out of it or something.

this is what happened next...

daniel (in a really disgusted tone): "you have a gray hair!" 
me: "ahhh don't pull it, i love my gray hairs!" 
daniel: "but it's nasty... it's so long"  
me: "don't touch me! leave it alone!" 
daniel: "ewwww that's just gross"

bummer, my plan was to just go gray naturally... guess that isn't happening anymore!

the fam and i are headed to santa barbara to see my dad tomorrow. my aunt from wisconsin is in town and my brother and his family will be in town from san francisco. we'll be celebrating my dad's 61st birthday. i love going up north and seeing my family! on sunday tyler has another WSA (world surfing association) contest in ventura so we'll be there bright and early for that. 
speaking of surfing, at our old local spot where my boys would surf (surf beach in lompoc, ca) there was a fatal shark attack on a sponger (body boarder) - scary! he was a twenty year old UCSB student... so sad. whenever we go up to lompoc to stay with my mom, my boys always surf near there... now it makes me more nervous than it normally does. ugh. 
my prayers go out to that boys family.

okay, that's about all...

oh wait...

happy birthday dad!
my dad and my sisters daughter, edyn, the summer before last

you are the BEST dad ever and an amazing big papa. i love you more than you know!


Thursday, October 21, 2010

joy laughter love

homemade banner made last year for tannyn's birthday

six years ago i delivered you
with my own two hands
after fourteen and a half hours of labor
with no drugs
and since that day
you have brought me so much 
i feel so blessed to have you as my daughter
and i love you more than you will ever know

happy birthday my sweet and precious Tannyn Farrin!

tannyn, age 4

i love you mucho mucho grande!