Tuesday, November 27, 2012


The view to the south of our backyard... love the fall colors!


Congratulations to Kyle and Marie on their engagement!!! We are super excited to have Kyle join our family and wish them a lifetime of happiness!!

Thanksgiving 2012

This year, for Thanksgiving, we headed over to Jake & Krystal's house to celebrate their first Thanksgiving with them!  This was Jake's first year at doing a turkey and, he did a fabulous job!  My parents and Krystal's family were also there... we enjoyed an afternoon/evening of relaxing, watching football and, of course, doing lots of eating.

 Aunt Krystal with her nieces and nephews
Shane, Jake and my dad.... Shane and Jake... they're a species all their own! ha ha


Two weekends ago my friend, Katie, and I took a little road trip to Portland; our main goal was to go shopping at IKEA!  We took her daughter, Janelie, and my Katie Rose with us and made it a fun girls trip! I had never fully experienced IKEA before and LOVED it :)  We were there for 7 hours (yes, 7 hours)  Its a good thing there was a cafeteria so we could eat lunch and dinner there! It was pouring rain the whole time we were there and, the wipers on Katie's truck weren't working... big problem when its pouring rain!  So we ended up staying one more night and getting the wipers fixed at a dealership. It was a fun weekend filled with lots of laughter, Starbucks and spending time with the girlies. 
Trying to stay dry at the Multnomah Falls

 Road trippin'

 The Target we went to had two levels and an escalator for our shopping carts!  Yes, we were very impressed :)
 Swimming in our hotel pool....

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

BSU vs CO St.

About a month ago Casey entered a drawing at our bank for two tickets to the BSU vs. CO St. game and, he WON!!  I never win anything but, my husband seems to win everything! So, last Saturday we left the kids with my parents for the afternoon and headed downtown for the game.  I LOVE going to home games... the city bleeds orange and blue and everyone is full of the Bronco spirit. This was Casey's first time for a home game on the blue turf :)  Before the game, and at halftime, we went to the Dairymen tailgate and visited with old/new friends.  The weather was pretty rainy and stormy but, not cold. So, we bundled up in our Bronco attire and just enjoyed our day! AND, BSU won!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

About 3 weeks ago our cat, Blackie, had 4 adorable kitties!  There are three males and one female... 2 black, 1 white and 1 calico... what a variety!  Marie fell in love with the white kitty and has decided he would be a great Christmas present for herself!! Ri makes frequent visits to check on her "baby". 

 A little brotherly/sisterly love... With Tys and Katie in school during the day, Trenton and Kristiana have become best buds (except when Kristiana takes Trenton's toy and runs.. ha ha)

Monday, November 12, 2012

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Reformation Day

For Reformation Day my friend's church, Lakeview Bible Church, was having a big harvest party in their gymnasium.  We live in a nice neighborhood to go trick or treating but it was cold outside so, I took the kiddos to the church for an evening of fun with our friends!  There were all sorts of games, music, face painting, food/drinks and, of course, candy :)

Monday, November 5, 2012


Today I am thankful for my fun, crazy kids and, those special moments they get to spend with their daddy!