Saturday, January 29, 2011


This is one of my all time favorite pics of Peyton.
Brian took it after dinner with some friends the night before.
While we were there, Peyton was playing this batmobile.
Peyton kept saying that he wanted to take it home.
The boys were kind enough to give it to Peyton and he couldn't
have been more excited to get it home.

Thursday, January 20, 2011


The one picture is from Feb. 2010
The other from October 2010

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


No pictures right now but it was kind enough to snow last night. I am not thrilled about this. We live in the county and have about 1 or 2in and for some reason school is closed! Seriously people! I just find it frustrating. Especially since my hubby was told not to come into work (this was yesterday before it snowed) and most likely not to come in tomorrow. Which means that I might have to go pick up his paycheck today, since he is hunting and hoping to fish. Minor problem, I watch some friends' children 3 days a week and do not have enough room in my vehicle since all my kids are going to be home. Should have splurged and gotten a suburban. Yeah right, that would have only 20 grand more than our truck :o) Oh well. Sorry for the rant but I am flustered! Thanks! If you are lucky I might get some pictures in the next day or two and put them up. We will see. For now, I need to try and get my cell phone working again.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Buzz Lightyear to the Rescue

Michael got this Buzz just before Christmas.
One day he just started cleaning, the WHOLE house.
Without being asked and I felt he needed to be paid for going above and beyond.
So he received this Lego Buzz and got it put together.
He did a great job and was so proud of himself.
He is now asking for Lego City sets for his birthday.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Pictures from today

I moved the kids table out of the rec room and into the living room today.
That way the kids can be supervised while I work in the kitchen and the can color.
It has worked well, so far. We will see if it lasts.
This first pic is Peyt.
He wanted me to take a picture of him writing.
This was one of the last pics I took of Grace, uploaded backwards, are we done yet?

This is Grace's "Cheese" face.

The look you get when you ask my daughter to say "CHEESE"

I am still not quite sure on the photoshop. Not quite what I wanted. I love BRIGHT colors that STAND OUT. I will get it one of these days!

Monday, January 3, 2011

Playing with Texture

Playing around with photoshop today.
Went with a Canvas Texture.

Photo from Feb 2010

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Grace E.

Attempted Year in Review

January~Brian and I had our Birthdays :o) Nothing to exciting that I can remember!

February~Michael turns 6 and is loving Kindergarten :o)

March, April and May are all a blur except that we celebrated Peyton's birthday in May!

June and July bring on fishing season for Brian. Actually, that started early this year since we sold our Bellboy in December of 09 and replaced it with a 19' Seaswirl. We also headed up for an impromptu overnight camping trip at Baker Lake for some salmon fishing. Did fairly well and all the kids enjoyed themselves.
July we celebrated 8 years of marriage. My how the time has flown.

August~ We took the kiddos to the fair and celebrated Grace's 1st Birthday.

September~ more fishing. Michael enters the 1st Grade and is loving reading. Casey starts Kindergarten.

October~more fishing and the motor in the boat needed some major repair. But no worries, it is now up and running!

November~Lots and lots of overtime for Brian. Just about every weekend. I finish up sewing my last bin for Snap-EZ as they are shutting down the business. Ready to see what is in store.

December~We brought a puppy, Samson! He is a sweet little Golden and the kids love him. Mom and Dad and Kevin came up for the holidays. Brian spent most of the month replacing the floor in the boat. We celebrated Casey's 6th Birthday. All the kiddos got sick the weekend that mom and dad got here. Luckily it was a quick little bug that worked its way through their systems in about 12 hours. Had a great time at Brian's company Christmas party. I also started watching our friends two kids on a more regular schedule.

Nothing to exciting here! However, I am looking forward to our first real vacation in years come June! Here we come DisneyLand!

Looking forward to what 2011 has in store for us.