Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Nom nom nom

Have I ever mentioned Ellie's a messy eater?

She REALLY likes her yogurt!!!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

A belated Birthday wish

Barb, Mom, Grandma...

Happy Birthday!
Even though I'm late by and hour and a half  :(  Bah.

We hope you had a wonderful day, and we love you so much!
See you soon!

Friday, June 24, 2011

It's Friday, the sun's out, and I'm cranky.

Why, you ask?

Oh, just because it has been raining, and gloomy, and cold pretty much the whole
week I was off work, and today, as I'm scheduled to work the next 6 out of 7 days,
the sun decided to finally show up.

Of all the rotten luck.  Bah!

Well, I'll need a little something to brighten up my weekend, so here's my 
little drops of sunshine!  I love them!  And they love each other!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Grace and her family!

I was so happy to spend my Monday evening taking some special photos
for some special people!  Miss Grace arrived at the end of May, and is just
the prettiest little thing!  Big Brother Max is darn handsome himself!

Thank you Sarah for sharing your time and family with me! 
They are beautiful!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Kisses for Kaiya

This past Saturday, I got to spend my evening in some great company, 
gathering for a great cause!
Remember a few weeks ago, we had a little "Sprinkle" for a special lady?!
Well, Kisses for Kaiya was a benefit to show love and support for that little girl and her family!

The evening went better than anyone could have hoped, 
the air was full of love and laughter, and as I had my camera in my hands all evening
I was lucky enough to capture some of that!

Anna and Shannon, you did a WONDERFUL job organizing and planning the event!
Danica and Jessica, great job behind the "bar"!
Traci, thank you for offering your time (and your children's) to help serve food, and 
oh my, the flowers were GORGEOUS!
And a big, BIG thanks to anyone and everyone who gave in some way!

What a wonderful night it was!

Once again, Jilanne, Jason, (Brady too),  
we love you!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Family Pool Party!

I have some family in from out of town and we managed to get a large
chunk of us together on Thursday for some chit-chat, food, and pool time!
My girls had a blast and were completely pooped by the end of the afternoon!
Betsy, Sammy, Angie, always so good to see you and find a few minutes to talk.
Aunt Colleen, thank you so much for opening up your home to all of us, and letting
us use the pool!
Mom, Thank YOU, for watching the girls while I napped before heading over there.
(even though I said I didn't need one.)
Elle with Grandma Brenda
Lila was shivering and shriveled after being in the pool for hours!
Elaina was clearly enjoying herself!
The "big" kids were pretty cooperative...
add 3 exhausted, crabby, 1 year olds.... this is what you get!

Friday, June 17, 2011


With myself.

I found myself at work complaining to my co-workers about some poor grammar
choices of another co-worker.


This is a bad word.

I don't like it.

Then, I'm looking back at the blog post I put up just a day or two ago...
want to venture a guess which word is in the first line of the post.


What a gross word.
I hereby vow to never use that word again!

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Busy-ness (yes, I'm making up words)

Life is busy ain't it?

Last week I decided to work a 16 hour shift Thursday night, followed up with a half hour
nap before grabbing a quick shower, picking the girls up from daycare, getting Ryan at
work, then driving north to my Dad's place for the remainder of Friday and Saturday.

Ummm, not a great idea for anyone who's contemplating trying it.
Moving on...

...  the weather was crummy, but we did get out a little during those short peaks
of sunshine.  And my little girl and her daddy came back from a walk with this lovely
"bouquet" just for me!  So nice!
We also had a lovely little run-in with a neighborly bear, who's lunch from someone garbage
we very rudely interrupted.

Home again Saturday night, and Sunday was spent just doing Sunday-type stuff.
Again, poopy weather, so nothing too exciting.  Boo :(

I am back to work this week, and again am passing on this whole "sleep" thing a few times.
Yesterday, instead of napping before work, I went and visited a special friend and her even
"special-er" baby. (making things up again!)  It was wonderful, and well worth the sacrifice!
I then went to "visit" my sister.
Well, kinda.... she cleaned my teeth!   It's a little weird having your baby sister, be all professional
and dig around in your mouth.  Ah well, she did a great job!  My teeth have never felt cleaner!

I've now finished 2 nights of 3, and as previously mentioned, will forgo sleep on Thursday to spend
some time with my family, as many of them are in from out of town!  Should be a good time, sleep-deprived
or not! 
Then more craziness planned for the weekend, but that's for another time!

Here's a few more cute ones from the past week and a half!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

I love me some MJ!

On the way in to work tonight, I felt the urge to rock out to some ever-awesome
classic Michael Jackson!  This immediately boosted my mood, and probably earned me
a few stares from other drivers, but really... who cares! It was FUN!

Because I love him, and I'm in the mood to share my love of him,
I've posted a few of my favorite Michael videos!

And the greatest of them all!!!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A "Sprinkle" for Jilanne!

Yesterday I was so happy to attend a gathering for my friend Jilanne.  
I've mentioned her before, as she is expecting a very special baby girl in July.
Her little one is going to need lots of help and prayers when she comes to meet us, 
and since this will be more than a little stressful on her family, a suprise get-together was
put on for her mommy!

There was lots of fun, and food, and smiles, and KIDS!
Danica and Gina, you ladies did a WONDERFUL job putting it all together!
Ladies from FSH, it was so great to see everyone out of their scrubs!
(and to meet everyone's little people!)

I failed miserably in the photo department, 
as I didn't get a photo of Jilanne with her hosts,
nor a single shot of the lovely set-up.
Sorry guys :(
SUPRISE!!! Jilanne and her little guy, Brady!

Kelsey and Liz

Ledger and Elle~  it was HOT!

Brady cooling off in the sprinklers!

Ellie, Ledger, Elise, and Lila~ playing in the water bucket

Marcy and Ilya

Big brother wasn't too sure about sharing his new baby sister Grace!

Monday, June 6, 2011

Nap time~ Oh how I love thee!

For so many reasons...

1) the quiet
2) the time to get things done, quickly
3) or the time to do nothing
4) the quiet, did I already say that?
5) oh, and having the chance to watch my sweet girls,
 so warm and peaceful and beautiful.


Thursday, June 2, 2011

The Hounds

I'm a dog person. 

I really like them.

Sometimes when I'm tired and crabby and frusterated by the constant chaos in my house,
I admit, I get a little annoyed with my dogs.  Ok, sigh... a lot annoyed.  
They're underfoot, and loud, and they slobber... and often are smelly.

However, for some crazy reason, even though I shout and shove at them, they still love me.
Really, REALLY love me!
Getting some snuggle time and affection from me makes it the BEST DAY EVER!
(okay, maybe not as great as getting love from Ry, but whatever...)

I played with my dogs today!
It was really fun, and reminds me why I love them so much!
Probably because all in all, they are great dogs!
(and of course, who doesn't love someone that gives you unconditional love?)

A story of playtime
I throw the rope, they fight over who gets to bring it back.
Boone is trash talking Rio right now
 Arguing again
 Rio takes the prize again
 FINALLY... the Boone-man got it!  (it was however, by default...  Rio was occupied)
 Then I got out the hose.  The End.