I love these Subway Art signs so I made my own for Halloween
Saturday, October 30, 2010
So Mallory and Elly spent the night with us. Garrett stayed to play for awhile and of course Elly always reads to the little ones. Mally knows that Elly will read to her so she follows her around with a book until Elly finally drops right where they are and reads.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
So this morning was the 100th day of going to the gym. I woke up before my 4:45am alarm but of course I don't get out of bed and then I still push the snooze (habit that I really like) I lay there awake and think that when I agreed to meet my sister at the gym before work, beat my body for a straight 45 minutes, I would never last at this crazy stupid thought. I still hate getting up in the mornings but I do it, I still have sore muscles, I still have to stop and pretend that I need a drink of water so I can catch my breath when crazy Jen teaches boot camp. I still have to wonder how these stupid lunge walks will ever make a difference. But I do it and I have to say "I love it".
Saturday, October 23, 2010
My Saturday session got rained out so I helped my sister Gayle bottle her wine. Ohhhhh yeah it's a good batch. We ended up with 72 bottles and only drank the left overs. :)
The second batch was kinda bland it was Peach Raspberry and didn't have much flavor due to the peaches, we thought about dumping it down the drain but then we added tons more sugar, everythings better loaded with sugar right? It's Yummmy stuff now.
All we need is the labels
Thursday, October 21, 2010
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Okay so Lynn gave the okay to post Mally's pics. Lynn wanted her photos taken with her Halloween costume. Of course she would be a giraffe since her favorite toy is a hard plastic giraffe and she rides around on her giraffe all day long. She is the cutest giraffe even if she didn't feel good this day.
You can tell her and her momma spend lots of time together, her momma says
"Mally can you wink" and she winks....
"Mally what does a cow say?" Moo, "what does a sheep say?" Baa, "what does a puppy say?" woof, "what does a bunny say" she Sniffs, "what does a snake say" she Sniffs........ "Noooo Mally a snake says siiiiiiiiiiiiiiii" and they giggle.
When Momma talks to her she looks at her and listens just like this....
"Mally can you count?" "One" and the little finger goes up, "Two" and two fingers go up, "Three" and she giggles.....
Here is the little giraffe filling the pumpkin with leaves so you can see her fluffy butt.... ohhhh and wild hair :)
Now for the best part. What happens when momma goes to the mall without Mally and walks past the candy store?
She can't resist and buys the biggest sucker there and when your only 16 months and your momma buys you the biggest sucker.............. it's bigger than your own head , you aren't strong enough to hold it, and you can't figure out how to get it in your mouth but you try really, really hard.
Monday, October 18, 2010
I told them I wanted serious looks "NO SMILES" and this is what I got.
Oh there good at serious all right!!
One shot that I always wanted to do was to have a family crawl out on this log but I fear someone would fall in. Mom says "they do that all the time, let's send them out there".
They all did stay dry but I think they were secretly wanting to fall in.
Sunday, October 17, 2010
Lynn and Jesse came over for some fun pictures of Mallory but I'm not sure I can share them with you so I'll just give you the sneak peak of a safe shot of all of them.
Mallory is a little girl on the go so to make her sit was almost impossible, daddy got her an armful of leaves.... she loved that and stayed in one spot for about 2 minutes. :)
Saturday, October 16, 2010
A few weeks ago I met an excited mommy and daddy that couldn't wait for their baby to make his/her appearance. They had the nursery all ready, they were ready, the maternity photos were done and all they needed was a baby. Well she is here and she is beautiful.
And daddy won't give her up either. He took lots of loving time with his baby girl.
Such a sweet baby girl, I can't wait to watch her grow.
Friday, October 15, 2010
This afternoon we took a walk in the woods. It's so wet out there but we managed to come home with dry feet.
This is the barn John's family owned and operated while he was growing up. This is the backside of the barn which most don't ever get to see. There is something about barn pictures that look so cool.
I was trying to duplicate a photo that I seen in a magazine the other day..... this isn't it at all but I still like it.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
We are going to be grandparents again, this will be number 4. It's officially out in the open...... our daughter Lynn is expecting child number 2. She's been very sick lately and I have a hard time seeing her this way, I don't like my kids to be sick or hurt.
This may sound crazy but I feel my girls pains. I know when they are having monthly troubles, I knew when Shanon went into labor with Garrett. I was sick when Lynn wasn't feeling well while living in Oregon. If I don't feel good I call both of them to find out what's wrong. Now the weird part..... I even felt the labor pains when our dog Brandon (yep it's a boys name but she was a girl) was in the garage having her puppies. I woke up sick with belly pains that night and could not shake it. After a hour or so I walked downstairs and could hear something in the garage... Brandon had a few puppies already and was still having them. As soon as she was done my belly ache went away. Weird huh?
A few weeks back Lynn was spending the night and we talked about her lack of energy and not feeling well, when I went to bed that night I took the box of saltines out of the cupboard, put them on the counter and said "Lynn in case you get up before us". She just smiled. We're so excited and can't wait.
Lynn has a very fun exciting way of telling stories so if you have time read her announcement post. here
Not sure what this photo has to do with my announcement but it's what's happening around us right now, they are taking the corn down and soon you will see us again..... I'm gonna miss my walls.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Tasha and Ryan wanted a fall wedding for the crisp cool air, bright fall colors and as much as Ryan didn't want to miss a weekend without his tree stand he did so for the love of his life. Well with this fall day they got a all of those visions except one. The air was not crisp nor cool...... it was 83 degrees.
The colors were Tangerine and Brown and couldn't have been more beautiful together. The sermon was memorable for the entire family. The reception was a great time and the room to relax for the evening was ohhhhhhh so comfy after a long day.
Here are just a few.... Just a couple more hundred to look through :)
Friday, October 8, 2010
Believe it or not I can still move after yesterday so we decided to go kayaking. Not sure if this was a very smart idea but it's one thing I can cross off my bucket list..... not that I have a bucket list but if I did this might be on it. :)
We started off with finding a glob of yuck in the water which happens to be the only 1 celled animal that lives in water..... hummmm can't remember and don't have time to google it, it's something like Brizonie. It was gross whatever it's name is, there are tons of them grouped together to make this slimy animal.... we put him back!!
The weather was georgous, we had such a fun relaxing afternoon paddling around for a little over 3 miles. I decided to not take my camera since I didn't think it would be a good idea to have one of my Canon's sunk in the bottom on the lake with a wedding the next day so these are from my little point and shoot.
Here's John taking in some sites
We got close enough to switch the camera and he took a few of me
The view on my way back was breat taking and John had the camera on the beach so I paddled as fast as I could so I could grab the camera and go back out before the sun changed. It was worth it.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Ben turns 3 and he is quite the boy. He is all about running, water, ducks, running, dirt, running, not looking at me, running...... he was quite the challenge but he wasn't faster than me.
Good thing I have a fast shutter because this straight on look lasted about .10 milliseconds.
Another .10 millisecond look
Dad finally put him up in a tree by standing on the picnic table so he couldn't run. Much to dad's surprise he liked it and didn't want to come down.
You have to love a little sunshine on your baby boys face as he watches the ducks.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
I know there are lots of boys out there just waiting to see one or two of the photos with them smashing into each other...... I couldn't pick favorites so you get to see the whole team because that is what they are A TEAM with great coaches.
I had a great time coach and you can give the kids a night off of laps for good behaviour.