Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving...

We are headed to my parents tomorrow to share the Thanksgiving holiday with them and a few of my siblings.  It will be nice to see everyone and share some time together.  It will be hard being away from all the kids, but the trade off will be Christmas with all the grandkids and kids!  The weather is supposed to be a little warmer than here.  Tomorrow we will be waking up to only 6 degrees with a high of 26.  Icy and cold... burrrr.

It is only 33 days until Christmas morning... I have lots to do before then.  Feeling a little overwhelmed already... yikes!

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Soup and Sweater Weather!

Today we had our first snow fall... perfect for Soup and Sweaters!  Rob and I got a late start but then headed out to do our Costco run and to spend time with Evan Marquardt for his 5th birthday.  We went to the bowling alley and then to their house for pizza, cake and ice cream.  Then home where it is warm to work on crafts for Christmas and play with the pups!

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Happy Veteran's Day!

A Veteran is someone, who at one point in their life, wrote a blank check, payable to the United States of America for an amount up to, and including, their life. That is beyond honor, and there are way too many people in this country who no longer remember that fact. Copy and paste this as your status if you are a Veteran, know a Veteran, Love a Veteran, or Support the Troops.

Thank you to my 5 brothers, my brother-in-law, son-in-law, numerous uncles, and grandfather-in-laws...(I'm sure there are others that I'm missing)...but thank you for my freedom and for serving! Happy Veteran's Day tomorrow and always!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

My Monday....

This weekend I took the pups for a fieldtrip to Petco... they had so much fun picking new toys and riding in the cart.  I think half the fun is to ride in the buggy and buy snacks from the "snack buffet". 

Good day today...cold but beautiful just the same, had lunch with Hunka, Hunka, talked with all my girls and hosted a web chat for MemoryWorks this evening and got to attend a weight loss support group this afternoon.  Been on the computer way to long today/tonight, so headed to bed. Hopefully tomorrow is as wonderful!

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Kaitlynn Turns Seven!

Sarah Jane and AJ hosted a Birthday Party for Kaitlynn.  She turned 7 which I can hardly believe!  She had taken cupcakes to school to celebrate with everyone there and then had a birthday party with all her friends after school and then a family birthday party and dinner... a day full of parties for one special girl!  It was a great night...
The Birthday Girl

The Cake

Missing Madi (She was Sick) but enjoyed Bubba, Diego, Hayden, Daniel, Preston, Gary and the Birthday Girl in the back posing for the camera

Grandpa and Kaitlynn

Grandma and Kaitlynn

Daniel Playing pin the heart on the turtle


Always a smile


AJ hiding so that everyone can play go fish and Kaitlynn as his assistant

Grandma Patsy and Diego

Gary pulling as hard as he could to get the "big fish"


Kaitlynn's new bike from Grandma and Grandpa (Rob & I)

A special card just for Kaitlynn

Kaitlynn and her brother's

She was so excited about her new Tupperware

I love this look, she couldn't read it because it was in cursive!

But there was money, so it was ok!

Opening her present from Grandma Patsy

She was thrilled 

A new coat... perfect!

A new helmet to wear while riding her bike!

Grandpa helping adjusting the helmet

This cake was like a firecracker on the 4th of July!

A light show for everyone!

Then it played music while we sang happy birthday to Katy-bug

Happy Birthday Kaitlynn - we love you!

Daniel, Diego and Hayden Spend the Night

We had a great time... Daniel gave us a recital with his recorder and some great new songs he learned, we made halloween cinnamon rolls for breakfast along with special cut sandwiches for lunch.  Of course there was cookies in the afternoon for snack!
Diego with Dexter

One of the five ways to arrange the train track

Time Moving By Faster and Faster....

I can't believe we are already turning our clocks back tonight.  We just had Halloween and Kaitlynn's Birthday and now Christmas is just around the corner!

Halloween was a real "Treat" with all the grandkids... I think this was a first to have them all together.  Pamela and Jeremy hosted a fun night!  Pamela made Tortilla Soup and we brought corn bread, while Samantha and Junier brought us some pumpkin pie!  I had made little pumpkin oreo cookie bites and witches hats to share with everyone as well.

Daniel as a Pirate                                              
Madi and I as Bumble Bees

Pamela and Madi

Madi in her Bumble Bee costume
The Gang

Standing in line for the Safety Street Event...

The decorations inside the door

Kathy and Donna in the GE booth, they won first place!

Trick or Treating in the Neighborhood!

"Wait for me... Wait for me" says Madi!


Madi and Kaitlynn




Preston enjoying the evening...

The cookie monster and the grouch...


Kaitlynn aka Bat-girl

Flying around the neighborhood

AJ taking a turn "flying" Madi around...

The bag was getting heavy and Bubba's arms were getting tired

Madi was getting really tired

Within a few minutes she was out!

Grandpa getting to hang-out and see everyone in their costumes...

Pamela trying out Hayden's Mask

The Bat-man family - Starring Gary, Preston, Bubba and Kaitlynn

The little Witch Hats that I made from cookies and kisses
Happy Halloween Everyone - Hope it was safe and sweet!