Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Colorado Trip

Once again we had a wonderful time with family and friends in Colorado! I am always amazed at how many people we can see in just a week, we stayed the night in 4 different cities and on top of that I had work meetings 2 days! Here are a few pictures from our trip.

Noah and Jack (Jack LOVES Noah!)
Hannah didn't want to leave the restaurant

Kim cheered Hannah up

Noah, Gma, and I (we had a great lunch at her retirement home with Noah's dad and Aunt Nancy)
Jack by the tree
Hannah posing before we opened presents

Noah and his Mom

What a cute family photo: Hannah, Uncle Noah, Jack and Gigi

Hannah and I by the tree

Noah and I went to visit his sister Emily. We had a fun time visiting with her!

Jack got really excited about his new train, he started riding it before it was out of the box

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Here are a few pictures of our house decorated for Christmas. We decorated Thanksgiving weekend just in time for a big party Saturday night. We had about 25 people over (our largest gathering at our new house!) so I didn't have a lot of time to take pictures.

Noah was getting our new tree out. We can't get a real tree because we go to CO every December and it would be a fire hazard without water for a week!

Andy and I putting up the ornaments

Noah adding a few ornaments

Putting the angel on top!

The final product

Getting the big spaghetti dinner ready

All the yummy food people brought

Kristie playing with sweet Ainsley

Brett and Blake playing after dinner

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Yesterday Jake came over to do Turkey arts and crafts and spend the night. We had a ton of fun making place cards for Thanksgiving dinner and drawing turkeys. Andy and Kristie were over and after Jake went to bed Kristie and I went grocery shopping and made a few dishes for our feast. We were cooking until after 11:00pm!
Today has been such a great day! We went to my parents' house at 9:00am to start cooking and to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. Dinner was at 2:00pm, after clean up and dishes we have been relaxing and hanging out! There isn't a better way to spend Thanksgiving than with the family and friends that we are so thankful for!
The prep for arts and crafts
Hanging out before the festivities begin!

Jakey working on the name cards for Thanksgiving dinner

Kristie working hard on the turkey feathers

Jake holding up a few of the turkeys he made
(do you notice the marker all over his face?)

Here are a couple finished products...Jake lost interest in the cutting and putting the turkeys together, all he wanted to do was to write the names

Breakfast the on Thanksgiving morning: waffles with peanut butter and syrup while watching Tom and Jerry

Jake got to watch 3 episodes of Tom and Jerry...he was in Heaven!

Thanksgiving dinner table
Brett waiting for his food...

He is ready to eat

The boys dishing up
Andy, Adam, Noah, and Andy

Our first helping...Noah had just as much on his second serving!
Kristie and Kelly

Mom and Adam
Me and Noah
Kelly and Dad

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Autumn 2009

The Saturday before Halloween was a beautiful day! Kirty and I thought it would be a great idea to go to the pumpkin patch...the only problem was that everyone else in the Puyallup/Sumner area had the same idea! We had a great time choosing just the right pumpkins and by the end of the trip our husbands were really getting into it too! When we got home we carved pumpkins, ate the baked seeds and went to out to dinner. What a perfect day with great friends!

Kirty and I waiting for the boys to pay

Noah carried both of our pumpkins

Carving away at the big pumpkins

Sorting through the pumpkin gunk to get the seed so we could bake them

The weekend before Halloween I went to Maris Farms in Buckley with the Schakel's.There were lots of activities including pig races, a hay ride, and face painting. Jake and Brett had a blast, but I think Kelly, Adam, and I had just as much fun!

Brett driving the tractor

Jake playing in the corn!

The Schakel's

On Halloween we went to my parent's beach house with some friends for an 80's Party. We had a great time hanging out!

Danny Tanner and Kimmy Gibler

The Boys:

Andy, Kevin, Noah, Eric, and Joel

The Girls:

Kim, Lindsay, Kirty, Jaime, Caroline, and Ally