Tuesday, October 13, 2009

ouray vaca

Sam and I had a mountain retreat in Ouray last week... it was delightful!! Here are some pics!

Sam napping on the beautiful deck at the cabin we stayed at.
At the top of Imogene Pass

Still going strong...

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

She's 5!

My baby turned 5 on August 3rd... yikes! She is a beautiful, daring, fun, outgoing little girl and we lover her so very much! Here is her cake...
She got to put the sprinkles on top and help with the frosting:)
She had one party at the lake and one party in Hastings:) What a fun time of life!

Monday, July 6, 2009

wish we all could be california girls...

California was a blast. I'm missing the beach, but I am soooo glad to be home.

Here are all the cousins in their name shirts. too many cute kiddos that's for sure!
Aria had a few facials while she was at the beach. She was lovin' that sand.
Ava thought the Electric light parade at disneyland was great!
Ali spent most of her time chasing and running from waves. She loved the water!
What a fun trip. We are thankful for the McNair family and have many good memories!

See below for Colorado post!

Colorado

Colorado was a blast! Thanks Berkheims, Millhi, and my parents for joining us! I hope everyone had fun! Here are a few pics...

David, Justin, Sam and I hiked Quandary Peak while we were there. The boys all made it to the top, but I made to about 14,000 feet. My pride was hurting as I slid down the mountain in the snow, but my frozen feet and my queasy stomach were thanking me. It was really fun and next time we go... I WILL make it to the top and I will wear waterproof hiking boots.v:)
My studly husband:)
My hiking buddies...
The girls on their first hike together.
A really old tree.
I like Colorado and can't wait to go again... we are reserving the cabin for 2010.:)

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

the new house...

Here are some pics of the new house. It is hard to tell what it really looks like, so  you will just have to come see it:)
This is a picture os the upstairs.  We knocked out a few walls and took the ceiling out.  Insulated, tore off wall paper, put in new lights, and will retexture walls and paint soon.  The girls will like it up here.  It is pretty cute!


This is the kitchen.  We are tearing off wallpaper, tore out the drop in ceiling, are getting new cupboards and appliances, and doing a  few other things.  That doorway is my monster laundry room/pantry.:)
This window looks out on the front yard to the great tree that is out there.  We have two stained glass windows and I like them a lot!
This is the living and dining rooms (with lots of wallpaper on the floor)  The woodwork is very pretty.  We are going to texture the walls, paint, and refinish the wood floors.

This is the front of out little bungalow.  We have a large front porch.  We already have a porch swing for it and some other furniture.  Hoping we will use it lots in this great climate!
Come visit us!


Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Comparing babies...

Here is Ali a few hours after she was born...


Ava a few hours after she joined us...

And Aria....
What precious babies and precious memories!



Wednesday, May 6, 2009

springtime fun

The girls love playing outside.  I love to watch them.  They pick flowers, pretend they are the characters out of jungle book. They also play David and Goliath and throw gravel at each other:)  that one had to be stopped, but it made me smile..




Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Yummy cupcake

Happy Birthday Aria!


Aria has a little brown teddy that she sleeps with, so her cake got to have a teddy on it!:)  
Here she is with cupcake #1 at party #1.



She liked it.
Here is cupcake #2 at party #2.  She smashed it and then she liked it... check out the video.
Now I have to say that I have a 4 year old, 3 year old, and a one year old:)  And in a few weeks I am taking my friends baby when she goes back to work, so I will have a newborn too:)  I love kids.






Wednesday, March 18, 2009

3 new posts

3 new posts below.  Check them out!

Country girls!

It has been so nice out.  The girls have been filling buckets up with rocks, playing soccer, and going to feed the horses every day.  I have been running and walking every chance I get.  There is something so peaceful about running out with the cows and the corn:)
Here is Ali with her "feed lot boots" on and her soccer clothes.
This is our new friend Mr. T.  I am learning how to take care of horses and loving it.  The girls get to feed Mr. T and his friend Buddy all the time and they love it.  They let Mr. T lick their hands and I love watching it. :)
This is the house we are living in.  The smell is going away, but for some reason the mess isn't:)
Ali loves to fill her bucket up with rocks and then dump it into a big pile. She says she is getting her garden ready to plant.
Ava walks around outside and pretty much does nothing, but loves every second of it.  She is a happy girl and likes living by the cows.  She has taken to my friends horses and really likes spending time with them.  She just stares at them and talks to them.  It is pretty cute.

special projects

My girls love to do special projects, so I get out the glue, crayons, paper etc pretty often.  Here is our most recent project.  The girls were given jewels, glue, crayons, and other crafty things and some closepins and decorated the closepins.  Then I slid the closepins onto some twine and now we have a great place to display all of the girls preschool papers and artwork!  Yay!  They thought it was fun and I like having a place to put their work up.


Ava's birthday (her second party... pics of the 1st will come soon)


Ava had 2+ parties for her birthday this year.  This is the only party I have pics of, but will post more soon.  Here she is opening presents. When I asked her what kind of party she wanted, she said she wanted a princess party.  She had a princess crown, cake, plates etc and loved it all.  It was great fun for us and a blessing to watch her enjoy herself!
Here she is attempting a swing at the pinata.  Her older cousins had to show her how to hold the bat.:)


Aria was the cutest guest at the party.  (Mom - this is the outfit Marge and Dave gave to Aria when she was born.)


And the princess cake... She loves frosting and this cake had plenty of it!


Happy Birthday to Ava!

For Justin and Laura

Click on me

Aria's pushups!

Children's Museum

Imperial Trip

Birthday Parties!

Princess Dance

Aria must be teething...