Saturday, December 3, 2011

turkey mayheim

this thanksgiving has been discussed for a while now. my side of the family traveled down from Washington and we filled every day of their 5 days with us. the pictures really say it all but i want to state very clearly my gratitude for having a family that is a bit nutty, fun and loving. we always laugh a lot when we are together, we know eachother's imperfections and it doesn't matter because thats what family holidays are all about.

a couple things i dont want to forget: while delivering the treats the kids decortated to the homeless people, one man said that these brought back family memories. cheering on Lincoln at his bball game--there was a sense of family pride, playing duck-duck-goose outside of Hartnell was a nice memory too. also, jeff was quite the jokester as he handed out the presents, watching the cousins completely enjoy each other, and all the smiles, laughs, and hugs that were shared--that's really what the holidays are all about.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

cuties in costume cravin' candy

holy halloween havoc on my house. somehow we jam a ton in on every holiday. the kiddos chose their costumes, and kendra and brady's school parade was first. ray ray's preschool program was next.

in the middle of the fun jared and i hosted our annual couples' halloween party. our friends are hilarious and we ate well and enjoyed time together. the zombie prom king and queen were my personal favorite--actually my REAL fave was Lincoln (the college bball player living with us) being the 3rd Wheel, with caden's bike wheel strapped to his back.

then it was good ol' trunk or treat time at the church parking lot.  the kids love circling around and its so fun to see my friends' children all dressed up.

my montessori kids preformed "thriller" and they were so happy that i stopped in to watch them and see them in their "historical halloween" costumes.

we finished up all the hoopla with trick or treating around Spreckels neighborhood. rob, tanner and emma joined us, the kids had the process figured out, caden was always a house or two ahead of us. we wrapped up the holiday with too much candy but a lot of good family time together.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

can i just show you what we've been up to?

its been too long (again) since i've blogged. the summer ended, school snuck in on us and took over our lives. so can ya just figure out what has been happening by these pictures?
these first two might be tough. the new addition to our family is Lincoln. he's a Hartnell basketball player who moved in with us. we love love LOVE him. more stories and pics to come.

last day of the season at Raging Waters--it was a goodie--Emma, Bella, Tanner, Parker, & Lauren joined us.
now for just some silly pics of the children being....the wonderment that they are.

as you can see, school activities have added much fun to our lives. new friends, festive times, just all around good family fun. the end.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

just the facts folks

time has flown and lots has happened so i'm just sticking to the facts on this post.
long story short, i lost too much blood after a miscarriage and fainted in the shower. jared had to call 911, i was carried out of my house on a gurney, rode in the ambulance and the doctors fixed me all up. uhh still in shock too.

lots of friends were very supportive and loving with heartfelt sentiments.

on to more enjoyable times, big papa came to visit and took us all to the black lit mini golf, good times.

this looney tune started school the earliest. he is in 3rd grade with the same AMAZING & WONDERFUL teacher as last year. we couldn't ask for more.

these two cuties began their first and fifth grade together. we scored with great teachers and they are both so happy and excited.

little miss sassy here is starting her new preschool at an inhome place of a friend of mine. she is going to have an adventurous and awesome time there.

jared and i were invited to our first "mission call opening" ceremony(is that the right word?). tanner (one of jared's young men who is now part of our family) will be serving in Rancagua, Chile come this november. what a moment to witness--love him.

speaking of spiritual highs, this is brady reading the scriptures (on daddy's tab) for the first time. he did pretty well considering there's some doozie words in there.

buckling in his rat, what??? he begged, kendra has wanted one for a while, and we caved. caden named his junior, even tho its female.

he needed to report this to us our first nite with his new pet. he meant bit, if you dont read kid writing. ps he wasnt bit.

meet "misty". we are all getting used to these lovely pets. i personally dont touch them, but the kids are liking them.

kendra chose to celebrate her birthday with her bff at raging waters (a repeat from last year). very sweet girls and they LOVED every minute of their special day together.

my oldest child has made it thru a decade. dang i'm old and dang, i'm old.

she totally loved her gifts this year--a DSi from grannie, her big bear, collectors rocks from heather and money to spend.
so besides our big bump in the road we've been chugging along. quite busy but extremely happy. my report now is done.