Sunday, November 30, 2008

tree decorating

So we decorated our tree yesterday and it was great fun to have Luke and Kolby helping. It's Kolbys first xmas so he's still getting the hang of it, but Luke has already started singing Christmas songs. The tree lasted exactly 35 minutes before five of the decorations were broken.

It was a mystery how they broke, Luke said it was Kolby and Kolby can't talk yet so we'll never know for sure :). Between the cats, dogs, and kids, the tree is know bare on the bottom three feet of it. I'm sure by the time Christmas gets here, we'll just have a star on top and no decorations.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Big news!!!

See this happy boy......
He is sleeping through the night now.....
In his OWN bed!!!!!

Can I get a WHOOO-HOOOOO!!!
Up until this last week our routine consisted of either Dew or I getting up 5-10 times a night with Kolby. He did not like sleeping in his bed alone. And I swear the kid has crazy bat night skills. He would be sound asleep and I would try to go back to my own comfy bed. The second my head hit my pillow he would be right beside our bed. We would do this back and forth thing all night long. It wasn't to bad as long as your able to go back to sleep after each time your woken up. But it made for some LONG sleepless night when we weren't.
So huge news now that Kolby has spent the last few nights in his very own bed, sleeping through the whole night.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Sorry all, I know I am way behind on our blog and even further behind catching up on all of your blogs.
I started a second job last week and its taking me a minute to get into the swing of things. I thought I was pretty good at juggling life, but this past week has been a true test of my skills :)
I'm trying to be positive and optimistic, I really believe the energy you put out there is what you get back.
So on a positive note the boys are getting a lot of two on one time with dad.
These are pics from a few days ago when they were playing with dad at Grandpa and Grandma's.

Doesn't get better then sitting on a tractor. They would both stay there all day if you let them.
I'll try to catch up with everyone soon, I promise!!!
Until then big hugs all around!!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Snow fun

Sunday we went for a drive up one of our canyons. And much to our delight it was SNOWING!!
Great big fluffy perfect for catching on your tongue snow flakes.

The boys loved it!!! We ran around and played and really just had a wonderful time.

It was so beautiful, we just had to stop and look around to appreciate everything.
We stopped at a little "One man ran" diner. It was one of those great little places where nobody knows anyone but everyone says hi when you walk in. Add a cozy fireplace in the corner and football on the big screen............perfect lunch.
Another amazing Sunday!!!

Have a great week everyone!!!

Friday, November 7, 2008

FFF= Favorite Family Photo

Of course I could not pick just one....
This is Dewey, Cassidi and I at Disneyland a few years ago. It was such a fun trip, this is one of my favorite pics from our vacation.

This picture was taken in Kyzylorda Kazkhstan we are standing in front of the Syr-Darya River.
We have been in Kyzylorda about six weeks, this was the day after our Gotcha day. Our first real day with Luke.

This is our one day after Gotcha day with Kolby. We are standing in front of the breathtaking town of Antigua in Guatemala. The emotions I was feeling in both of these pictures still bring tears of happiness to my eyes when I look at them.

We have not had a chance to have a "formal" family picture taken. This is all of us together at Cassidi's graduation party.

Have a wonderful weekend!!!!
and check out Sarah at for more FFF

Monday, November 3, 2008

Halloween Fun

Carving pumpkins was an adventure. Luke was not a fan of the "gooey" parts and Kolby liked to taste a little from each spoonful.
Check out their cute shirts.... courtesy of Jentle Jungle their wonderful daycare.

Once the Pumpkins were scooped out Dewey went to work. He did both of these with out a pattern, I was pretty impressed.
Kolby was a little scared of Halloween, the costumes, sights, sounds pretty much everything. So Luke got to party for two days solid at both schools and Kolby stayed home with me and helped with cookies.
Check out the Air force pilot
And Train Engineer
3 out of 4 looking at the camera is not to shabby.

The kids loved taking cookies to the neighbors. Mostly because they are the only kids in the neighborhood so all the neighborhoods had little goody bags for them. And we went when it was light out so nothing scary for Kolby.