Monday, November 28, 2011

Christmas Card Photos

It was the perfect storm, except by storm I mean calm setting. Spencer was in town, it was almost sunny, no one was sick or throwing a crying fit, there were no activities going on so at the last minute I threw some sorta matching outfits together and called Rachael and we all ran to the park for a quick little photo session. It's like Becky L wrote in one of her last posts, "You can't always get what you want, (like matching outfits and the perfect smile) but sometimes, you get what you need." Like all the family together without rain.

Monday, November 14, 2011


On 11/11/11 I turned a whopping 35. I have mixed feelings about it. I am not one of those emotionally healthy people who are aging gracefully, I want to cry when I think that in 5 years I'll be 40. That said however, I can't think of a time in my life when I've been smarter, wiser, healthier, wealthier, more loved, more stable and leaner. So what am I to make of that?

I share my birthday with my Dad so this year my Mom rented the top floor of the Camas Library and we had a party! We had pizza from Twilight, Red Velvet Cake and Pumpkin Pie, games for the kids and pumpkin pie for dessert. I also did a slide show for my dad, I'll try to attach it, but I think it takes you to the website.

My brother Leland, My sister Kiran, Dad, Mom, my sister Holly, me, and my brother Will.

13 Grandkids

Blowing out the candles

Will's wife Maggie

Will's son Owen.

Leland's wife Denise and their daughter Adaries.

Grace above and Denise below

My birthday brunch with friends at Tasty & Sons.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Halloween Highlights

Here are some of the highlights of our Halloween.

Putting makeup on my only girl. Seriously, it never gets old. We went with the Jacob and Edward theme,. I heard Bella's gettin married.

I know I say this all the time, but I just die over Max, no pun intended:)

Watching Warren trick-or-treat with his sister was great, he made sure she was front and center at every house, nothing makes a mother happier than when a child is kind to a sibling.

Happy Halloween to me!

Back at the house counting the goods.

I don't know what I like more, my Halloween decorations, or my Christmas decorations......

There is just something about orange that is just so energetic. I love it, my Mother-in-Law

gave me most of my pumpkins.

Good times.