Thursday, January 29, 2009

Halloween (should I say more?)

Halloween was fun this year. Is it ever not? We went to a couple of partys and the candy was coming out our ears. Rory and I let our kids just eat their candy as much as they want. We figure that they'll go through it faster and then it will be less days with a sugar high. I also like to throw away any candy that is left lying about. Got to be sneaky about it though...

Kolette and Hannah were cheerleaders this year. They loved it! Kolette was too busy with her candy to take pictures...

Corbett was a 'gatekeeper' He wanted something scary... It is so hard to compromise on a costume when they want this creature that is in some monster book. Of course it would be an impossible costume to create; unless you're in the movies.

Thatcher had a blast being a blood sucking vampire! Him and his friend Jordan were joined at the hip.

Monique had three costume that she got to wear. I only got pictures of two of them. She just couldn't wear the same one to the Halloween Dance, the Stake Halloween party and trick-or-treating...'duh mom'

Here are a couple of the pictures at Monique's first dance as a 'young woman'. Austin,(her cousin) went as Napoleon, he did a great job! Monique was a jail bird, the cutest one ever! The first picture was the very first time that she was asked to dance; by Blake Roylance! OOOHWEE! (sorry Monique, had to document this momentous occasion).

What a Cute Park!

There is this park in Spokane that we discovered! It is really unique. (I'm sure that a lot of locals already know about it or maybe they've driven by.)

Look at this wagon! You don't really realize how big it is until you are right there.

The big blocks were my favorite.

We had some fun there. Next time we'll take a lunch.

Camping Fun

At the end of the summer we went up to this place up above Roslyn. It was a "girls only" camp out! (Great idea by the way...) It was one of the best places to go camping. A lot of trees separated all the camp sites and there was a great lake there too. We girls had loads of fun!

The water was cold, but that wasn't detouring for these tough chick-a-dees.

The place was beautiful! I'd totally recommend it.

Monday, October 6, 2008

The Cutest Binky Chains Ever!

There are a few binky chains that I have gotten and given out. Some people have wanted to know where they came from. Well, my sister is the one who makes them and I must say that she does the best job ever! They are very cute and you could find one to go with just about every outfit. Her blog has a few pictures where you can go and look at them. It is or you could just click on punky and steve in my link list. You can click on the pictures to see them close up. She has also posted her e-mail if you'd like to ask her about them. These are to cutest and best gift to give a new mommy. Go and take a look see. Don't miss out...

Monday, September 29, 2008

On to Boy Scouts!


Since Thatcher has a June birthday, he never gets to move to the next level of scouting around his actual birthday. (Scouting is usually on summer break as well.) He has really been looking forward to the big leap from cub scouts. He just had his Arrow of Light ceremony. We are very proud of all the hard work that he has put into this great program and are looking forward to him becoming an Eagle Scout like his daddy. Go Thatcher!
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Sunday, September 21, 2008

So Tired...

So, this is the thing, my body is totally messed up... I have been doing this thing were not matter how tired I am, I wake up in the middle of the night about once an hour; dozing in and out. Tossing and turning...Sometimes I get so frustrated that I just get up around 1, 2, or ,3 and putter around the house doing this and that. At bedtime I think, "I don't need a unisom because I am sooo exhausted." Don't want to be dependent on them. That's been a mistake as of late...doesn't work. Consequently, I am so tired during the day that I just crash. (with Kolette; nap time! yay!) I'd like to try to not nap and see if I can get my nights and days back to normal. But I don't know if I can give up the nap time. I love my snugly bed. LOVE IT! But, alas... the nights are a killer!

Thursday, September 4, 2008


So obviously I haven't been keeping this up... yes...duhhh. Well, to my defense, My camera is dead and we've misplaced (hopefully) the charger. We have been using the old camera and I don't know how to get the pictures off. I love pictures and putting them on with a little somethin' somethin' was the fun part. I'm just not one to get on the computer for fun. Hardly ever check my e-mail, don't surf the internet, etc... Anyone there with me?

This whole getting back to school thing has been a little time consuming. (but nice :) ) I am home schooling Monique this year, well, she'll be doing it on line. It took me a while to find a program that all the classes that she took would be counted toward her credits at public school. This one seemed like the right choice. We are still in the process of getting all the stuff done to get her books and things. Corbett is enjoying 2nd grade. He seems to do quite good in school. Doesn't struggle like the first two anyway. Thatcher likes being in middle school, but I think the realization of the work and independence that is involved is starting to sink in and he doesn't like that.

I'm gonna try to get back on track and be more current in this blogging thing. Wish me luck!!!