Thursday, October 29, 2009

Getting Ready for Halloween...

Halloween is one of my least favorite holidays...sure I enjoyed it as a kid, but I now understand the pain my parents went through as I was deciding what to be that year...

This year costume picking out took almost 2 hours. I was ready to walk out of the store and leave the kids behind. Alex and Taryn were pretty easy, they had decided what to be before we got to the store. Ethan and Andrew picked out the same costume this year, when we double checked with Ethan that he wanted to be the same thing as his older brother his response was.."Dad, I'm hungry, I just want to get out of here." So that was pretty much it. We have Tinkerbell, a police officer, and 2 Ninja Lords. I will have more fun pictures from trick or treating to share next week!
Taryn as Tinkerbell

Tinkerbell getting arrested...what has the world come too?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Fab Five Weekend...

I'm a little late in my posting (mostly because I was sick ALL of last week)...on the 17th of October I was able to get together with the Fab Five (minus one...missed you Jessie!) for a little weekend of spa pampering and hotel stay. For those of you who don't know, the Fab Five consists of myself, Amy, Rachael, Jessie, and Laura. We've been friends since high school and this year we are celebrating the 12th year of the FAB FIVE!! We had the usual good time...

our gifts from Rachael...which of course we wore the entire time we were at the hotel..

Enjoyed a free happy hour
Played cards until 2am!

Mani's/Pedi's and facials!

I love these girls!!!
It doesn't matter how long its been, we just pick up like we had just been hanging out the day before. These girls mean the world to me and I am very blessed to have them in my life!!!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Many new pictures

Our new family pictures came in and there are so many wonderful ones!!! Here is just a sampling....
Andrew-age 12
Taryn-age 5

Alex-age 9

Ethan-age 9

All the cousins

Taryn and her daddy..

My beautiful kids

The whole family..

Me and my handsome husband

Our beautiful family

Taryn and Abbi

The Mitchells

My niece, Abbi - age 5

Mom and Dad

Wednesday, October 7, 2009


Dave just called to tell me that Andrew has earned Lunch with a friend "off campus" for having 24 good days at school with no discipline problems or late work!! This is a huge step for him and I am so proud of him!!!! LOVE YOU ANDREW!!!