Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

LOL (laugh out loud)

Just a few things today that have made me smile and literally laugh out loud. First, most of you know we have 3 kids now...yes, 3. And needless to say I will be investing in a mini van asap. I have realized that I am officially "that mom"...the one who is running around crazy trying to get things accomplished, dropping kids off in every direction. It's exhausting! But it's fun and what else would I be doing if I wasn't? I won't answer that because I can think of about one hundred things :) This is what I am supposed to be doing and really, what I enjoy. These kids are such a joy to me. So back to my laughing out loud. I walked past my little calendar in my kitchen this morning and realized that it is still set up as "MAY"!!! That just goes to show when the world went crazy. Thanks in majority to our new little bundle. And I went to change it and said, forget it...I'll wait til September! And then Sydney Kate, what a girl she is. She practiced jumping off the side into the deep end with her dad so she could do it at swimming lessons off the diving board without crying and then go straight to the store to pick any prize she wants. This goes to show that bribery works because she didn't cry today and jumped off twice. Yes, that means I bought 2 prizes...what can I say, I am a push over. So, she chose Giselle & Robert dolls from "Enchanted". Ok, so now "McDreamy" is around our house and every time I look at him, I just have to laugh because it really looks like him and I'm embarassed to say it makes me excited for Greys to start up again! He is a cutie. And so I'm off to bed (with visions of Dr. Shepherd dancing in my head) :)

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Hawaii or Bust!

THANKS to all who voted for this silly competition...thanks to you he's #1 and now in the top twenty. So if you have a second, vote one more time and see if he can win this thing already!

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Viva Montana!

Mike & I were invited to go spend a few days in Montana with a bunch of couples. It was glorious. My mom came to watch P & S and we took Avery. A big thanks to my mom who took such good care and even got Payton through his first week of Kindergarten. The trip was so relaxing and nice. The atmosphere was just beautiful and so comfortable. And the views out our door were breathtaking. Avery was such a good girl. She loved riding on the boat, it put her right to sleep (we did that a lot ;) and the company was very fun and entertaining. The food was out of this world, really. A big thanks to the Tanner family...
Allegient airlines and the entertaining (though expensive) raffle & dollar game
Our lake suite
Cherry orchards and delicious "ranier" cherries
Taking the boat to dinner & the awesome sunsets
Francis the masseuse
Pizzas in the outdoor oven, delicious pizza sauce & Pizookies with homemade ice cream.
The olympics
The name game
The soda fountain with the best DP ever!
Brannon's entertaining stories and just plain funny self
Watching Mike chase the chickens
Waterslide down the mountain and water that comes from the "earth" was freezing!
Spending one on one time with my sweet Aves
Ben & Jerry's
Meeting new people

Hope you enjoy the pics. It really is one of the most beautiful places I've ever been.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Here's to..

here's to my sweet Payton on his first day of Kindergarten. Oh, he looked so handsome this morning and he was so excited as he tore the last link from his paper chain! Mike and I took him over this morning and pulling past the junior high, he could see lots of cars and kids and parents and he said "wow, this looks kinda scary." But he was fine, didn't even bat an eye when we left him at the classroom. We are so proud of our little, well sort of getting big, guy. He will do so great. LOVE YOU!