Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy Birthday Casey

Hard to believe that is has been 5 years since we welcomed our second child into the family!
He came 10.5 months after his older brother.
Our little tax deduction.
Determined that he would be born before the first of the year I mixed Castor Oil into a McDonald milk shake on the evening of December 30!
I can't drink them anymore, I still smell and taste the castor oil!
*on a side note, I have taken Castor Oil with my last two pregnancies and it didn't work. Not sure why it worked with Casey, maybe he knew how badly we wanted the extra deduction!
Called my sister to come pick up Michael because contractions had started.
After 12 hours of labor he made his big debut.
Casey is full of life!

This is my favorite picture of Casey with my Dad!

Another one of my favorite!

Such a sweet little guy.

Cowboy Case!

Here he is, the new 5 year old.
I can't wait to see what the coming year holds for this guy.
Happy Birthday to my dear sweet 2nd born!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Do you like my new headband?

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Saturday, December 26, 2009


Christmas Tree

Grace is just taking it all in

Disney Monorail

Peyton has his little Einstein baton

The boys checking out each others goodies

Be sure to scroll down as I have added a lot of posts tonight!

School Program

Peyton is waiting for the Christmas program to start

There is Michael, the girl standing next to him started dancing right in front of him whenever I tried to take a picture.

I am so thrilled with the school district we are in. Not only is it the school I attended, but my mom also attended. Michael's music teacher is the mother of a girl I graduated with. She is such a sweet lady. I am also thrilled that with the song choices.
There was a little baby, oh my lord, way down in Bethlehem.

There are not many schools that would let you sing that now a days!!

He is Growing Up so Fast

Did you see what was missing in the picture above?

That's right, he lost his first tooth!!!!
He is growing up to fast!

Grace can roll!!

Grace rolled over to get a better look at the monorail!

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Monday, December 21, 2009

Four months

The cute four month old!

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Check up

Sweet Grace got to go to the doctor today. She got an excellent on her physical exam and the doctor said she is a perfect example of a healthy baby.

Weight 19 lbs 1 oz
Height 26 1/4 in
Head Circumference 44 cm

Off the charts in all areas!

No surprise there.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

How cute is this dress? Thanks gymboree for an extra 30% off and then my 20% off coupon!

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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The boys' Christmas Tree

Michael was a shepherd in the church program, Casey is a two people to the left.

Peyton trying to find the perfect place for his ornament
Casey's handiwork

Michael decorarting

Casey hard at work

We were able to get two trees this year. Some friends of Carl and Cindy's had trees they needed thinned out. They had intended on using them as Christmas trees but couldn't use them fast enough. The said we could pick out any one we wanted and even get a little one for the boys. So we did. They love having their own tree in the rec room!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Family Photo

At least we finally got one with all 6 of us!!

Saturday, December 12, 2009

I think we have reached a conclusion

And now it all makes sense. We have had some mild concerns about Michael and his color recognition, but after getting a note home from the teacher yesterday about what is happening at school we looked a little deeper. We found some tests online asked Michael and Casey what they saw in the pictures. Casey could see everything and Michael could only see one. Then we found the reverse tests. The ones that only Michael could see, wouldn't you know it, Michael could see the stuff.

Michael has a color deficiency. Now, where do we go from here. I have no idea. His teacher suggested going to the doctor, is that necessary? Hopefully my sister will be able to help me when she is finished with her errands.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Grace's Present

Look what came in the mail Saturday!
Doesn't she looked thrilled :o)

Thanks Grandma for the pajamas!
This one is gingerbread cookies.
It says:
I'm one tough cookie

This one says
Chillin with my homies

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Christmas Gift opening #1

LOOK!!! Something came in the mail for us. Wonder what it can be?

Just realized that none of my videos turned out and blogger isn't being nice when I try to put more than one picture on. With the next package I will get better!!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandpa George

It is my Grandpa George's Birthday. We miss him very much and loved every minute we got to spend with him. Even the stressful one :o) This picture was taken in June of 2007. It was the first time Grandpa got to meet Peyton. I never like taking Peyton over there, not because I didn't like seeing Grandpa and having him see him. Grandpa would start crying whenever he saw Peyton, all because of that red hair. It reminded him of Grandma.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you

Grandma Rutter was kind enough to "mail" (leave packages at our house that I am to tell the boys were mailed) to open through the month of December.
Don't worry Mom, I got pictures of the whole process. Just need to load them onto the computer.
More pics to come soon!

Grace's shirt says
I don't need mistletoe to get kissess

Oh so true!

Peyton showing off his Cars gloves.
All the boys loved their new gloves.

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Monday, November 30, 2009

Baby Grace

Want to see an awesome picture of Baby Grace's BEAUTIFUL BABY BLUES!!!! Head on over to my sisters blog. She got a wonderful picture of Ms. Grace in her Christmas dress. Since mom and dad were up for Thanksgiving we did a photo shoot of all the grandkids.

Monday, November 23, 2009


All three boys didbgreat and got a clean bill of health for their teeth.

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Friday, November 20, 2009

Foto Friday

Peyton's new big boy bed! Thank you craigslist!!

Grace and Casey

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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Bye George I think he gets it!

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Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Funny Story

I wish that we had pictures of this event. Even more so I wish I could have seen it.

Brian was holding Grace on his lap and talking with her. Peyton came over to give her a kiss on the lips. Grace, being the sweetheart that she is, leaned into the kiss. What came next sent Brian into a fit of laughter. She spit up right in her mouth. Michael and Casey thought that Peyton had spit up and Peyton spent the next hour wiping his mouth.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009


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Christmas in November

If you are in town on Sunday Nov 22 stop on by Fox Hall for the Christmas in November. From 2-5 pm. Open house style! Be entered for some door prizes! Learn about all the great products that we offer. Not in town, feel free to stop by our website

Let me know if you have any questions!!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Operation Christmas Child

The boys are really excited. Our church is taking part in Operation Christmas Child. You can fill a box, label it for a boy or girl in a certain age range and fill it up with toys, personal items, school items and coloring items. We headed out to Fred Meyer's today to pick up some toys. I had a 10% off coupon!
I was quite impressed. Peyton didn't quite get it but Michael and Casey were having a blast and telling everyone what they were doing. The really understand what we are doing. Problem is, my boys have very expensive taste. They would see a $40 toy and ask if we could get it for the kids. I showed them toys in our price range and let them pick. We are going to fill 4 shoe boxes. The boys will each do one and we will fill one for Grace.
We plan on included photos of the kids to send with the boxes. I am glad that we are teaching the boys it is important to give to those in need. We are also coming close to their favorite time of year when Mommy has to make sure she has change on her at all times. They love to give to the bell ringers.
Will post pics with their finished boxes when I am done rounding up everything for them!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Having given up on getting a deer this year Brian has started in on the duck season.
He went out one day last weekend and came home with four ducks.
He was quite pleased when I asked him if one of the green heads was in good enough condition to mount! Sadly, they were not. Hopefully he will get another one that is.

I bought this size 12 month dress for Grace to wear in March. Guess I was wrong. It fits her now!

My two youngest, aren't they cute. All dressed up and ready for church!
Friday Michael's friend Noah got to ride the bus home with him.
All the boys had fun playing together.
Interesting thing is....
Noah's mom was one of my BEST FRIENDS in elementary school!
It's fun watching things come full circle.
I am looking forward to watching these two build a friendship.

Next time it is Michael's turn to go to Noah's house!

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Monday, November 9, 2009

Monday, Monday

Not much new to report. I will be uploading pics tomorrow sometime. Then you will get a new pic post. I am proud to report that the I have finished Christmas shopping for the boys!!! YEAH!!! Just need to get a little something for Ms. Grace and finish up with the extended family. Hopefully we can be done by Thanksgiving.

All the kiddos are doing well.Michael had his friend Noah over the other day and they enjoyed playing. Casey is starting to have problems with Michael being gone. Peyton is as cute as ever. Grace is growing like a flower! She wore a 12 month dress yesterday.

Off to finish my laundry.... pics to come tomorrow.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

She is getting so big!

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Halloween Pics

Christ the King Church held a trunk or treat with a carnival that I took the boys to on Saturday afternoon. That day we had Emma's birthday party.
We grabbed Little Ceasers for dinner.
Then we met up with friends and went trick or treating at Homestead.
The boys came home with a bagfull of candy.

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sneak peek

Peyton the silly little monkey!

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Friday, October 30, 2009

New Links

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have added links to our Retail website (as per my mom's request). There are two links. One is for the US Retail Site and one is for our Canadian Site. So if you are going to use the links to access our web page be sure you are clicking on the right one. I will hopefully have some adorable photos to post sometime Sunday or Monday.

Not sure when. I have some sewing to get done this weekend too!!

Also, if you are looking for a great disinfectant, try the Pursue Disinfectant Cleaner on our website.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009


I got the hair clip to stay in for just a few seconds.
Her hair is to thin to keep it in still.

Peyton told me he fits.
See he is not to big!

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Monday, October 26, 2009


I am needing to do a new post but there is currently nothing new to discuss. I have Christmas outfits picked and am lining up a time with my brother in law Ben to do some family photos. We have not had a family picture since it was just the four of us. We are indeed long overdue!! Grace is still putting herself to sleep and sleeping 6 hours in her first stretch, three after that and doesn't like to get up before 9!

I am trying to build our internet retail business and since I do not consider myself to be a sales person this is proving to be difficult. I am up for the challenge though!! We will be a part of the Christmas in November that is being held at the Hampton Inn in Bellingham. November 22 from 2-5.

If any of my blog readers want to know how I can help save them time and money let me know. I can tell you about some of our products and get you samples. We just launched a new cleaning line called Legacy of Clean.

Have a lovely Monday everyone. The picture above was taken January of 2005. Michael would have been 11 months and Casey just a couple weeks. Do you see how nice and BRIGHT his oley blankie is? It was in one piece too!!

Friday, October 23, 2009

Christmas dress

Not the best pic but I was avoiding spit up!!!!

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