Tuesday, December 30, 2008

If anyone needs a fabulous idea for an eagle scout project look no further.  To the right in the video bar, you can view what two "ingenious" boys did for theirs!!  :)

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

My parents had a Christmas party on Saturday full of crafts, a pinata (there was a near fatality involving my dad and brother, so we might not do that again), delicious food, Santa, and of course the fabulous nativity (I'm pretty sure it took longer to dress and satisfy all the children's needs on their costumes then the actual acting out of the "nativity").....GOOD TIMES! ......Thanks mom and dad it was super fun!!I'm not sure what's up with the lighting of my camera, but this pic had to go in because the "animals" of the show were cracking me up.  

Crew was supposed to be Joseph, but he was dead set on holding Frankencense, so there you have it.......(we must choose our battles)
He was definitely into the whole (Santa) thing.  "Santa brings treats, I like Santa!"

Cole played Jingle Bells for us

Friday, December 12, 2008

Tuesday was Cole's violin concert.......

My sweet parents came to see him at his first concert

At first, when he said he wanted to do violin I was skeptical.......but who can deny a face like that?!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008


A wrap up of our trip to the Andersen cabin...good times!

I had to put this photo in to show how absolutely awesome I looked in my "snow"pants....is that that the Michelen Man?......  I think I was more scared than Crew to go down that hill!
UNO anyone?!

There just wasn't any pics with him smiling with all his garb on...go figure!  But you look so cute Crew....just enjoy it!
That snowman up above is Cade's creation.....oh our little artist....:)

Yes.....I was THAT serious about the puzzle!

Cool Cats
I love these sweet babies!
Ready Aim and FIRE!
Ready Set and GO......the funniest was watching them race and dog pile...so hilarious.....there was another kid in the race...and nobody knew who he was...it cracked me up

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our sweet little Crew has learned too much from the "outside" world.......
while I was taking the picture he said, "I'm gonna kick your butt mama!"....yeah he thought he was funny.....  Oh the sweet sentiments our children say......

Friday, November 14, 2008

One little monkey in the tree

I'm pretty sure we can't just take a normal "shot"
This photo is dedicated to Olan Mills.....where we got our inspiration!
They cooked up the fish they caught at a local restaurant.....Yummy!

*****Side Note:  I'm still not brave enough to blog the karaoke shananigans!****

Thursday, November 6, 2008

This was Halloween '06
I'm not sure what I was thinking with my outfit...I'm pulling the crazy card....

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

My camera wasn't on the right mode, so the outside pic is crappy, but you get the gist of our Halloween effects

If you're wondering where Crew is.....he wanted nothing to do with a costume or trick or treating.....I believe that's him in the above pic.....crying
why fight it.......
We are now living with our very own Frankenstein.
Saturday, when Paul and I went out, the kids were playing tag in the house.  
And, of course, Clay ran into the wall!
It took 3 guys to hold him down and a lot of screaming to put 7 staples in his head....
Traumatized much?!
When Paul and Clay were walking out, Clay thanked the doctor...well he kindof grunted a thank you, and the doc almost passed out
It took him 2 days to smile about it and let me take the picture.  Gross huh?

Thursday, October 16, 2008

I'm pretty sure this pic was taken right before Cole rammed into our car......
Cole says, "Why did you park the car there?"
classic defensive comment
we can laugh now
Needless to say, we had a talk on responsibility
I guess I can't talk cause I think I remember hitting a tree in my dad's truck.....dad gotta love that patience
Clay ready to hit the road....this is serious business you know!
Now don't smile Paul.....excellent
that's a wrap

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

We had a birthday party for both Clay and Cade on Saturday
Since it's not pictured, Cade wanted me to put in an honorable mention of the "monkey cake" that his sweet Aunt Tammy made for the 'Sunday Celebration' at my mom's..... :)
he thought it was the coolest!!

I should've known this is what was going through Paul's mind when he brought home the painter's plastic!  A slip-n-slide....DUH....of course why didn't I think of that?!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Since I haven't downloaded any new pics.....I'll just post my tag from my sister Jami

Thanks Jami for tagging me....haha   OK...here's what I am supposed to do: List 3 joys, 3 fears, 3 obsessions/collections, 3 surprising facts and then tag five other people. Leave a comment for the people you tag so they know they have been tagged.

1.  Date Nights for sure....I totally look forward to them.   
2.  I guess I should put a shout out there for my kids.....they do make me laugh!  You can't have joy without some trials!
3.  Vacations......

1.  Losing #2 in Joys
2.  Bugs, spiders, scorpions, pit bulls, well you get the idea
3.  Heights

1.  keeping urine off the floor in the bathroom...that's a battle I'm never going to win
2.  when the kids get home from school....I have to empty their backpacks right away.......or I go crazy....I never said I was normal
3.  I hate dirty dishes

1.  If I don't get adequate rest someone will pay....lol....but really someone does...
2.  I love to read 
3.  Karaoke is awesome......I love the rush and "making a fool of myself" (which I tend to a lot...go figure)

You've been TAGGED: "If you choose to accept the mission"

Thursday, August 7, 2008

This was last weeks adventures:

Cole, Emma, and Clay