Wednesday, October 28, 2009

This is what I woke up to this morning.....

A FREAKIN BLIZZARD!!! Now, everyone knows that I am not a lover of snow, however, the first "real" snowfall of the season is always fun, for a day....Nothing is EVER cancelled in Fort Collins for snow, but today, school was cancelled, so was seminary. I love that!!! My kids have been out all day long, I seriously haven't seen them. The news keeps saying that we should be getting about 20 inches of snow by tomorrow. Not sure how long the snow will be here for, but I am enjoying it today. Ask me tomorrow how I feel about it......

These next couple of pictures are just random things that I have recently purchased. I have decided that I am loving Pier 1 Imports. I bought that jar and these 2 Halloween figurines there. I am also loving all of the Christmas dishes that they have. Let me just get through Halloween before I start buying Christmas things....

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

This Past Weekend

Lisa, Me and Allison...I didn't realize how short I am until I am in the middle of these two girls!! And I am 5 foot 7 inches!! Did you notice that I got 12 inches of my hair cut off? I was shocked that I did it, it was totally on a whim!! This picture was taken at Britnees baby shower.
Mikes mom had this made for baby Caralynn, it is so beautiful. Great-grandma Jessie, really spoiled Britnee at her shower!!!

These were some of the gifts that she received at her baby shower, these were from our neighbor in Vancouver, Paula and Dale Rice. They were the best neighbors EVER!!! Have you ever met people that loved your kids unconditionally, when it is really hard to? That would be Paula and Dale. Our kids (and Mike and I) love them.

Britnees friend, Brittany, gave the shower. She did a wonderful job with everything. We really appreciate all that she did....thank you Brittany!!!

Bristyn with her friends.

This past weekend was Homecoming for Fort Collins High School....I wasn't home to help Bristyn get ready or to take pictures, needless to say, there really isn't any good pictures....She had a great time with her friends, and can you even believe that she picked out a hot pink dress to wear??? I bought her some really cute shoes to wear also, but she ended up wearing her boots, which doesn't surprise me...she could care less about fashion or how she looks, but really, doesn't she look so cute??

While I was away and Mike was supposed to be watching the kids, he did what any other man would do when their wife is gone....FISHING!!! He loves to fish and found a great spot to go to...he did take Brenton out this weekend also to go rifle shooting, but I don't have any pictures of that!!!

While I was in Vancouver, Washington this past weekend, I stayed at my friend, JoDees house. I LOVE her house....I love this collection of old family Bibles that she has, it is beautiful. She needs to do a tour of her home on her blog, it is amazing, she has great taste. JoDee wasn't home, so I missed her, but I got to stay with her boys, who I would kidnap if I could, they are very respectful boys and helpful. I went to Vancouver with my sister, Michelle. We had a great time at Britnees shower and we also had a mini reunion with the girls we grew up with from church, my camara died, so I don't have any pictures from the reunion, I will get one from my sister!!!

Saturday, October 3, 2009


I am the worse mom because I never want to go to any of the school "functions". Lastnight, at Brentons school, they had the Oktoberfest celebration and Mike "made" me go with him. After about 5 minutes, I really just wanted to leave, I really do not know anybody at his school so I had nobody to talk to. But, we stayed and stayed and stayed to the very end. We bought 3 punch cards that we put into the raffle box, and we put Brentons name on all of them. At the end of the evening, they announced the winners. They had 6 people who won pizzas, then on to the better prizes...Brenton won a gift certificate to a restaurant and the big prize, which was this bike, it is so awesome, he was so surprised and excited, he couldn't believe that he won 2 prizes. We couldn't either, I mean, who wins 2 times in a raffle??? I told Brenton that he is allowed to buy lottery tickets now, because the chances of him winning are big!! On the ride home, he said to me, "Hey Mom, do you know how great it feels to win something?" He is so humble, and such a great kid. I guess it made the whole evening worth attending! I will never complain about going to another school function again.