Friday, December 31, 2010

6 years

6 years ago today Casey Leonard joined our family. Only 11 months after his brother showed up! He is full of life, a helper, a protector. He is a goofball. We are so blessed to be your parents bud. You bring joy into our lives everyday! Hope your birthday is a wonderful one. You went out fishing today with Dad. Hoping you bring a big one into the boat.
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Monday, December 27, 2010

What a wonderfully simple Christmas

Edited slightly as I forgot two of Ms. Grace's gifts :o)

We had a wonderful time celebrating. Christmas Eve we spent with Brian's parents.
Michael, Casey, and Peyton each got their own shovel for working in the yard with Daddy this spring.
Grace got a Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Tea Set, it is adorable.
Brian got a remote control helicopter
I got a pretty blue cast iron dutch oven.

Christmas Morning the boys slept till 7:30! We woke up and just as we started on stockings my parents arrived to watch the boys open their gifts. Perfect timing.
I got to do my stocking first while everyone watched. Brian did a great job filling it. A new coffee mug, a hooded sweatshirt, some garden clogs, garden gloves and a reed diffuser. For my gift (it has yet to arrive) I got a little video camcorder (similar to flip)
Brian's stocking had a Boundary Bay hooded sweatshirt. Something he has been asking for for awhile now and a Boundary Bay glass. For his gift he got a new fishing reel.
The boys stockings were filled with an assortment of goodies.
Graces Stocking had a pretty pair of pink sparkly sketchers and a toy phone.

Michael's gift as a bible that he has been asking for for months and he LOVES it.
Casey got a zhu zhu hamster
Peyton got his Alphie and loves it.
Grace got a baby doll she can take in the bath.
Michael and Casey also got a marble launcher toy.

They got walkie talkies from the Rutter Grandparents, and a toy that you stand on and pedal. My parents did a family gift for us of one adult 3 day hopper pass for our upcoming family event to Disneyland in June! Can't wait for that.
Grace got a beautiful rocking chair (cracker barrel) and a little people dance and twirl castle from Grandma and Grandpa Rutter.

Casey's Birthday Party was yesterday
From Auntie Coley, Uncle Mark, Isa and Kai he got a Buzz Lightyear Operation game
From Aunt Betsy, Uncle Ben, Emma and Jonathon he got a Cars sticker book
From Grandma and Grandpa Rutter he got a real tool set and golf hole to build with the real tool set.
From Grandma and Grandpa Bender he got a remote control stunt car.
I am saving our gift for his actual birthday.

I even got my birthday present early from my parents Photoshop 8! Can't wait to start using it.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

An early Christmas gift

I found this darling little gift under the tree. I think we will keep her!
She was not that willing to cooperate for this photo session.
She thought it was funny to just sit whenever Grandma kept putting her on her knees.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Gettin' her hair did

This is what happens when Grandma is in town!
Grace LOVES to be the center of attention!
And getting her hair curled is even better!

My mom tells me I need to trim her hair in the back and even it out,
but I can't bring myself to do it!

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The newest member of our family

he was 9 weeks in these pictures and is now 10 weeks old.
He is a furry ball of energy and is getting along great with our other golden, LadyBird.
We are planning for a litter sometime around the end of next year. Let us know if you would be interested in a pup!

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Sunday, December 12, 2010

Ain't he cute?

I love my Peytor patator!
He is the cutest thing in the world.
It is a good thing he is so cute,
what with all the trouble he causes around here!
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Saturday, December 11, 2010

You can't get me

Taken this last summer.
Love this face.
He was the one that told Daddy he wouldn't be able to get him with the hose!
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Friday, December 10, 2010

Oh how I miss that big bad rottie!
Never have I had a more patient dog with my kiddos.
The only thing scary about her.....

was her lick!
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Thursday, December 9, 2010

Peyt's Bike

Peyton was so happy to get this for his birthday this past May.
He still hasn't gotten the whole idea behind it.
He approaches these kind of things with caution.
Gotta love this kid.
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Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I'm not looking

This was from Peyt's birthday party in May,
when we brought out his bike.
I think he did pretty good at not peeking.
For a three year old.
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Tuesday, December 7, 2010


My nephew, Kai, gets to come over when he isn't feeling
well enough to go to "school"
He is such a champ when it comes to his breathing treatments.

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One of my all time favorite photos.
I know, it's a repeat. But I don't care!
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Sunday, December 5, 2010


Brian's dad works for Intalco. Every year they have a family Christmas party, for children and grandchildren. When Brian was growing up they were always given toys.
Now a days they are giving every child a $10 gift card to Fred's.
Michael and Casey each chose a small lego set.
Once home they were eager to put them together and they did just about the whole thing themselves.

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Friday, December 3, 2010

Two Random pictures

This is a picture that I took from our campsite at Baker Lake. We towed the boat up and went to the other side of the lake to go camping. Which was the only way to do it since every single campground up there was full!

this is just a sweet picture of Peyton
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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010