Tuesday, April 08, 2008


I am cheatin' on blogger...
check the new site out - still workin' on it but much easier way to show my recent photos from my mac.
what do ya think?

Sunday, March 30, 2008

raising boys

so my youngest has to hold on to the wall and doens't know what size of boots he should wear much less which way the toes should point...

so no one would want to mess with my oldest in a dark or even fully lit alley way.

raising boys is tough. don't worry - i'm still adding to the gene pool:)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


well my birthday was relaxing and much fun.

after a long work day, friday - joe and i headed down to missoula without kiddos.

got to shop a bit (i know i am pathetic and don't get out much)

then a quiet dinner (i could only eat a few bites of my actual meal but had a fridge in our room)

then a night in a quite hotel (no dog or kids to wake us up - just my sister's cheery text message at 630am - she is too cute;))

back in the car for a drive up to my parents for more birthday dinner and easter celebrations.

joe and i had nice conversations on the car rides - why does it seem like weeks go by and we don't even get to even talk to each other?

have a crazy, hectic work week going. filling in for a staff member on vacation but a break is on the way.

love all the wonderful birthday gifts! i am way too spoiled and undeserving!


Sunday, March 16, 2008


Well, I have spent 20 hours this weekend scrapbooking at my friend Brenda's. I got 21 pages completed!
5 women took over her living room from 6pm til 11:30 pm Friday night and then again at 9am Saturday morning until midnight. Wow!
I must add that no alcohol was used to amuse us and keep us going - 4 out of 5 of us are expecting litte ones! The other 1 of us has enough common sense to know that scrapin' and alcohol don't mix!
I have not really even done any scrapbooking for L as of yet - YIKES. Now I am getting somehwhere.
I believe O's baby book will be completely digital. I just don't have the time to get it done.
So thanks to Brenda for opening up her home, thanks to all the hubbies for watching kiddos - especially J as he had our dudes all day Friday while I worked too!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

in 3's?

I've always heard bad things come in 3's.
So, I'm counting...
1 - Tom
2- Abby
3 - Tippen
But now we are faced with a 4th - Chase.
He is part of O's God family. He has been around Luke since he was 3 months old. His mom took care of L when I went back to work. He is a junior in high school now and over 200 lbs.
He was in a skiing accident Friday night. Burst fractures to 3 lumbar vertebrae, broke both wrists with ligament damage as well, also suffered a concussion.
He is awaiting wrist surgery on Wednesday and will be wearing a special brace for his back anytime he gets up for the next 6 weeks.
Luckily, he is still alive and all his injuries are repairable. Quite a blessing!
Please keep this young guy in your prayers. He really has a good head on his shoulders and has been through various other injuries in the past couple of years taking away several of his joys - football, skiing and tennis.
Okay - I am officially only accepting good news - just kidding...

Saturday, March 08, 2008

somethings i've been eyeing

i've had a few requests for b-day ideas. i truly do believe that everyone has tastes that are most likely better than mine however if you are interested in the type of things i have been eyeing here ya go...

trying to avoid another day of hairstyling (yes, I am getting old and lazy) - perhaps another hair powder is recommended??? this is new for me...

can get bigger in this and this and still look somewhat decent

i've always wanted one of these

that's all i've got for now...any help???

Friday, March 07, 2008


My parent's dog Tippen had to be put down today:(
She is their 12 year old German shepherd. She had been having these weird cysts pop up through her fur and the skin on her underside had become very discolored and irritated. It's not like they don't take her to the vet often or anything - this just creeped up. When my dad took her in today they determined that she had a growth on her spleen that was inoperable - she would bleed out from the surgery and not survive. She they put her to sleep.
She really was a great dog - probably the best they've had so far. Their favorite daughter (as my sister and I joke).
They do still have their hands full with Fargo - their 2 year old German shepherd. She will be lost for awhile but will soon realize that she really rules the roost now.
Mom had told Dad that one dog is enough at a time but we will see how long that lasts...