Tuesday, December 30, 2008

He still makes me laugh!


I walked into the livingroom and found my husband
reading Kennys 3-D Shark book
I was laughing so hard I almost pee'd my pants!
He still makes me laugh after all this time!!!

Saturday, December 27, 2008

All is calm ... All is bright ...


Well Taylor is back from Utah and she has opened all of her gifts it was hard to say which was her favorite gift of all, but for sure she loved her new Ugg boots, They were at the top of her Christmas list, and she also asked for all of the Twlight books, All of which she got!

She had a wonderful time in Utah but was sad that she missed Uncle Pete, Aunt Melissa and her cousins Olivia and Zach. She did however bring with her all of the snow that we had here. The night before she came home they received almost 2 feet of snow on christmas day, also closing the airport there. Luckily, she made it home safely and ontime!


Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas!

Santa was very good to us again this year
All Cody wanted was an ipod - and was so excited to get it

and All Kenny asked Santa for this year was the Nerf wii game and
needless to say Santa came through again and the smile on Kennys face tells it all
Well the day is slowly comming to an end, and I'm sad to say Christmas is almost over.

As every year, we have again been blessed with family, good (wonderful) food, and gifts that were beyond spectacular! Today I was offically kicked out of the kitchen, Ken and my father-in-law planned a menu, did all the shopping, and cooked a wonderful dinner. We had prime rib, twice baked potatoes, green bean casarole, hawaiian sweet rolls, fresh fruit salad, and cranberry rice pilaf. and I have to say --- W*O*W --- They did an amazing job and I'm still full!

We watched movies, played games and had a nice family night together. Taylor is in Utah and we missed her more than we can say, but, we hope she will make it home Friday mid-day (provided the snow in Utah stops soon) Their airport has been closed thanks to the 2+ feet of snow today.

I hope the day was as good to you and your family as it was to ours - God bless each of you and remember to take the time to enjoy the little things!

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

T'was the night before christmas and all through the house ....


We had a nice evening tonight, spent some time with Kens Mom and her husband. And then went to Kens Aunt Pams for the yearly Christmas get together. They made a very nice dinner and the best cookies ever!
and after dinner Kens Grandma gave us the best present ever .... Pictures of Ken and his parents and little sister Jayme when they were little. There are so many pictures of my husband that I have never seen before. WOW and anyone who has ever seen pictures of my husband when he was little, They are spitting images of my son today ...

Merry Christmas to all of you may all your wishes come true!

Monday, December 22, 2008

Out my window

This is the view outside my back door this morning
SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL



Sunday, December 21, 2008

Another Day of Snow -

The tree is decorated and looks so nice with the
snow in the background. I wished for a White
christmas and that is what I got!

Merry Christmas to all!


Saturday, December 20, 2008

We have a aquafina water bottle of new snow so far tonight :)


kenny sledding at Sehmel Homestead parkme and Kenny
my little snow angel



before




the mail box at the end of the driveway and that IS Sehmel in the background








Friday, December 19, 2008

More handmade gifts (that I can show)


These are the adorable no sew fleece blankets I made for my Neice Olivia and my nephew Zach in Utah - I am trying to make most of my gifts this year. I noticed when I was shopping, there is so many good deals everywhere, but there wasn't really anything that WOW'ed me, So I bought everyone something they would use and want, and then I made them something special that they can remember us by.
MERRY CHRISTMAS

SNOW + SNOW + SNOW = idiots!!!

It will never cease to amaze me, how when it snows in Washington, even just a little, or like yesterday ALOT, how people here think its just like the rain. This is the Borgen hill going up to Traget and Albertsons by my house. We are taking this picture from the Road CLOSED sign, all of these people in 2 wheel drive cars thought they could make it up a hill with 2-3" on COMPACT ice, covered with a good 8" of snow -- HELLO people, you made me laugh!!!

Monday, December 15, 2008

Handmade Christmas ♥ from the heart

A friend of mine made these beautiful handmade gifts for her dear friends, and then another friend scraplifted the idea, and then I scraplifted from her (thanks Val & Steffa) With money being tight this year, A simple gift from the heart can almost mean more, and hen I saw this I just knew I had to make this for them, I just hope it makes it to Utah in one piece! Wish me luck!

Stay Warm -- its 27 at my house and snow is on the way - another 2 hr late start yuk!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Its beginning to look alot like Christmas




This is what an early Christmas present looks like! I miss the snow in Utah - But love it so much more when it snows here! Merry Christmas


Sunday, November 30, 2008

Leavenworth 2008
















These are just a few pictures from our yearly trip to Leavenworth. We had such a good time the weather was beautiful - (insert sad face here) We hoped for SNOW and we didnt see so much as a flake. But none the less we had a great time. We ate lots of German Food, Shopped til we dropped and ate some more. We did it all, and ever got a real treat when we watched the arrival of the big guy --- Yep you guessed it Santa himself was there, and he assures me that the kids will have a great christmas!


Friday, November 21, 2008

Taylors end of the Season Soccer Banquet







Sorry for the delay in posting, but our new fancy pants laptops have an anti virus that has been treating our internet/wireless modem as a virus -- who knew?

So we have been internet-less for the past week and a half or so, wow so many emails I feel loved -- I promise I will get to each and everyone asap!




The end of the season is here (insert sad mom face here) and were back to a slow and peaceful household, well until indoor soccer starts for Kenny, and Spring Soccer at the High School for Cody, and oh, I think Tay just decided she is going out for fast pitch (thats a new one) aaaaahhhh ... joking I love the fast pace and I love to cheer the kids on at their games. So for the holidays it will be a nice and much needed break.













Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rain + Rain + Rain = Sick Kids


Not much for tonight, or last night or the night before, and why might you ask???

It all started last Friday (halloween) Poor Kenny stood in the POURING (downpour) rain for over an hour, his (sub) bus driver skipped our whole street and Kenny waited patiently in the rain, until another bus driver 70 minutes after his pickup time saw him, stopped, and brought him to the bus barn for me to take home, Dry off, salvage his cupcakes, salvage his now DRIPPING costume, and race him off to school an hour late, I knew then, he would be sick in a matter of days!

So trick - or - treating was beautiful, but Cold, and then on Saturday we went to Fright Fest at Wild Waves (6 flags) in the rain and cold. Now hes sick!

No chance for poor Kenny, He missed school Tuesday, Went Wednesday and I got the dreaded call at 10:58 am that Kenny had a fever and needed to go home! YIKES - Bad mom of the year or what, I thought he was okay this morning but No such luck, and then not 30 minutes later I have Taylor calling ... Shes at school and feels like Crap too!

So my week has been Work - Sick KID - Work - Sick KIDS - Crabby Hubby (must be getting Sick) and Soon to be Sick KIDSS --- Yikes you would think I drive a germ mobile or something?

Oh ya I do -- and did I mention those gross little kids lick the windows???? EEEEWWWW

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Election Day


Did you vote Today?
I did, and my vote will
make a difference!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Fright Fest

November 1st was the last day for Fright Fest

When we first got there it was cool and dry, within the first 15minutes it was a full on downpour! We didn't worry though, We figured its just rain and Im sure we wouldn't melt, and sure enough, the weather cleared up and we had a blast. The kids seemed to have a good time, although Im sure Cody wished he had brought a date and Taylor, well Im sure she wished she had more "Free" time with out the parents, but non the less we all had a super fun time and Im sure we will go again next year! And as an added note, The last day of the season is the best --- this lines were minimal so we were able to do more! Have a great Sunday

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Friday, October 31, 2008

Halloween 2008

These are the fun cupcakes we took into Kennys class today, fun huh, who knew marshmellow peeps could be so much fun!




Kennys Scary Swamp thing costume (he's 10) and I just couldn't get away with the Disney thing again
Tay and Mathew at the PHS football game
we had a blast!

H A P P Y
H A L L O W E E N

Monday, October 27, 2008

Tays last home soccer game on Tuesday

For the last home soccer game of the season the girls always do something special for all of the senior girls, this being their offical home game and all.

So with the stands decorated to a tee -- posters everywhere -- balloons -- tulle in yellow and green, and very nice soccerball die cuts with senior night 2008 everywhere, Each of the underclassmen (ladies) bring a small gift for each of the seniors, they wrap them and write a short letter to them and place them in a large gift bag, each of the seniors is presented with the bag, just to let them know hoe much they will be missed and how much they appreciate all they have done for the tem over the past 4 years. Its something to see.

Taylor wanted something different for them, so we looked and looked, and came up with this cute water bottle filled with candy, We stamped each seniors name on the bottle with staz-on, cute huh, we thought this is something they can use later and always remember the team!

















G O O D L U C K S E A H A W K S
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Last home Soccer game - also Senior night


Sorry for the delay in posting, but our new fancy pants laptops have an anti virus that has been treating our internet/wireless modem as a virus -- who knew?

So we have been internet-less for the past week and a half or so, wow so many emails I feel loved -- I promise I will get to each and everyone asap!

The end of the season is here (insert sad mom face here) and were back to a slow and peaceful household, well until indoor soccer starts for Kenny, and Spring Soccer at the High School for Cody, and oh, I think Tay just decided she is going out for fast pitch (thats a new one) aaaaahhhh ... joking I love the fast pace and I love to cheer the kids on at their games. So for the holidays it will be a nice and much needed break.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Schilter Family Farm 2008


What a beautiful sunny day it was today, and it was lucky planning on our part, for the past 2 years it has been super nice outside when we have made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch.

This is the corn maze this year at the Schilter Family Farm, We had a blast, We started out on the Hay Ride to the Maze, and then we spent a few hours playing in the maze,
Each year they do a different theme, and this year it was about the Elections, If you look close at the maze you will see the Republican and the Democratic Symbols in the middle of the U.S.A. pretty cool huh.

We love to spend a Sunday with the whole family and pick our pumpkins, Get lost in the corn maze, and have special once a year treats, this year Ken, Cody & Taylor all had fresh Apple pie, and Kenny had fresh cotton candy, and I was a good girl and had a bottle of water. (arnt you proud of me)




If you have never had a chance to go and visit the farm, you should, It is so worth the trip to the Nisqually valley, not only is it beautiful, but there is so much to do there for kids of all ages. Kids hay maze, pony rides, corn cannon, pumpkin bowling, hay bale climbing and so much more.

























Saturday, October 25, 2008

Last Football game of the season and the end of the season party

This is Kenny proudly holding his Football trophy tonight after a great 19 to 7 win over the Curtis Vikings - They killed us the first time we met (27-0) and today we redeemed ourselves-

At the team party, one of the coaches made sure to tell each of the kids that each of their trophies said M.V.P. He wanted them to know that each was an MVP - why .... the line holds back the defense so the kids can run the ball and hopefully score, and the offense to prevent the score and so on and so on ... Football is THEE team sport and without each other none of them could be a sucessful team.
I was very proud of what Kenny took away from football, not only how to play the game, but to sucessfully learn to communicate with his peers to reach a common goal or touchdown in this case. he learned teamwork. I am proud of him!
Kenny #64
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Friday, October 24, 2008

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Thanks for saying a prayer ---

Thanks for the quick prayers -- our baby was on the front porch this morning waiting for his food!

We are SOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy he is home♥♥♥

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Pray for Jinx's safe return

Our kitty jinx followed the kids to the bus stop early this morning and was hit by a car. Before the kids could get to him he hurried into the woords. They were late for school and with dad looked for hours and could not find him anywhere.

The lady in the car did stop and tried to find him as well, she said she didnt hear a "hit noise" so we are praying that he was scared and ran into the woods to hide.

We ♥ our kitty so much and have cried out all the tears we own, please say a prayer for his safe return.