Monday, December 21, 2009

Long time no posty!!

Starting from today and going we go. Tonight we had a great time at our friends home celebrating the true meaning of Christmas. We acted out the Nativity and the kids had such an amazing time. There were three "Marys" tonight and Mae really loved playing her.
It was so neat to see these girls taking this part SO seriously. I think Claire really set such a great example.

I took so many photos of these three beautiful girls.

Shane was able to act out part of the Nativity with the boys. What a special experience.

What a neat FHE thanks to the Ross's. We are so thankful to have them in our ward.
I just adore them.
Here is Laurene below with her BEAUtiful tree!

Before the party, Rylan was able to open his one gift before his birthday. I just love his enthusiasm!

The boys have been so into cooking lately and I just LOVE how they LOVE to cook breakfast. I am really enjoying the breakfast in bed!

We made our annual gingerbread (graham cracker) houses. I feel guilty when we do this because I grew up with a grandmother that made sure that we made REAL gingerbread houses at Christmas time. Oh well!

For our Ward Christmas Party, they asked Shane and the boys to play shepards. It was really neat to see them taking it so seriously.

Mae has talked NON stop about "The Baby Jesus". She just had to approach Mary and Joseph
during the Nativity Scene.

We finally trimmed the Christmas tree and Mae was too excited to be the "baby" in front of the tree.

This one is for you Jenna. She is wearing your artwork aka necklace. xoxo

After the state championships for soccer, Myron and his bud had a slumber party at Gregs which was only 20 min. away from the fields. He was happy to have his friend Bryce come hang out for a night.

Myrons soccer team won 3rd in state! What a great
group of boys.
We were lucky to be able to stay a few nights with my brother
that lived close,instead
of spending moolah for a hotel room!

All in all it has been a great/busy/crazy few weeks. We are excited for Christmas, especially the kids because we are not doing a handmade Christmas this year. They actually get store bought gifts. I bought plastic as well which is a major no no in our house, but good do you avoid it with a daughter? I ended up buying her two barbie dolls as well. Disney ones and even Rylan got a plastic car set, which I am sure will break within a week. I have such an aversion to plastic. It looks cheap, it is disposable.....anyhow, that's my rant.
Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Christmas Lists

After another day of Christmas shopping, we met together to evaluate the kids lists.
We feel so lucky to have such sweet kids. Each list is different. I want to share them.

"I only want an acoustic guitar!!!!, and scriptures"

"For Christmas, I am wishing for...
1-A skateboard
3-miniature stuff (he loves anything small)
4-and last but not least, maybe a helmet with pads"

"Dear Santa, I'm Brennan. I'm 11 years old and for christmas, here is a list of
presents I want...
-skateboard gear
-air soft gun
-snow gear
-swimming gear
-pocket knife
-baseball and baseball bat
-new baseball glove
-football gloves"
(I love how into sports he is)

"Dear Santa, this is Rylan. I would be so happy to get a
skateboard,a bike,skateboard gear, electric guitar,art set, watch, bracelet, ISPY book and a blanket".

dollhouse furniture
candy cane

Nap, food.......nap

Katie- cleaning......nap

Too cute. This Christmas at home will be so much fun.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Bloggers guilt

I think about a new post every day. I know you are all sick of the bloody photo of Brennan by now.
Everyone here is just dandy, getting ready for Christmas. We will be home for the first time in years and I am very happy with that. I haven't located my uploader cord to my camera, but when I do, I will shower you with photos.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Boys will be boys?

I SHOULD be posting about the bazaar that took place this past weekend. we were finally leaving after THE looongest day ever, Bren and his brother decided to play skateboard on a "cart" type thing. Within minutes....Brennan's missing his front tooth and blood is everywhere.
Off to the E.R to have the tooth put back in. Hopefully it takes. Tomorrow we are off to the dentist first thing in the morning.

He had a very fun and young ER doc that played a mad scientist to make him feel better.
We arrived home shortly after midnight. I will post about the bazaar hopefully tomorrow night.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Congratulations to The Jets! District 4 Champions!!

I can't figure out how to move this above photo to the bottom! Anyhow...this is what Nathan did during the game. He walked around the track over and OVER with Mackenzie. They were best friends from 1st grade until 6th grade when she became "popular". They are just starting to hang out again. I just had to snap a photo.
After a grueling 2 day, 4 games tournament (one day in the pouring rain), Myrons soccer team won the District 4 champion tournament and now will go on to compete in the State tournaments December 6th and 7th in Arlington. They have had intense games all through the season and today was no different. It was amazing to watch these boys, most have played Select Soccer (a league for kids that want to play and learn more). Their team work was amazing. Myron has never played better. I am very proud of him. Of course, the girls are always attracted to Brennan and this little girl followed him around the entire game. He loves playing with younger kids and is very good with them.

Mae....of course decided to play in the water and was soaked before long.

Weekend Review

The Christmas House opened up for the season on Saturday and Nonny and I took the girls. We picked up some fun stuff and visited with the owners, who are dear friends.
I grew up with Carolee's daughter and spent lots of time in this house as a teenager. She sells handmade and vintage items and it is always a treat to see her.

Rylan lost his first tooth! He was so scared to lose it. I finally just asked to wiggle it and pulled it out myself.

Friday, some friends of ours Shannon and Wilo asked to take Mae and so Shane and I went out on a date. We had a great time and even managed to stop by a friends house and hang out for a while. Mae had a great time and of course.....didn't want to leave.

Fun weekend for sure. :)

Friday, November 20, 2009

Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

Handmade crafts find a home on Bainbridge

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Click the above link to read the article. Thanks Dennis, for a great article.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

A two year old....the best birth control

Nevermind that Mae has drawn with pen on every surface of my house, or has decided to cut her hair, not once.....but twice this week. It was this that I walked in on after foolishly taking a 5 minute shower today. Needless to say...I still can't figure out how to get all the keys back on and now have to buy a wireless keyboard for my barely 6 month old laptop. This comes at such a great time with just 7 days left until the bazaar and me staying up all hours of the night....TYPING!

Oh.....Mae....I am thankful for the reminder that I will never have to deal with the terrible twos again. Well.....not until I am a grandparent and can give them back.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Interviewed and photographed....

Yesterday was my big interview with the editor of the Bainbridge Review, our local newspaper.
Today was my big photo session with a photographer that came all the way from Everett to shoot an artsy edgy photo of me. It was exciting. My friend and makeup artist, met me at Nonny's house to do my hair and makeup so that I looked very 50's ish. At the end of the makeup and hair session, Hyrum came up to me and said ..."KK, you look.....weird". Not the comment I was hoping for. He said..."You don't look like YOU". I that good or bad, he said " Bad" and got upset.
Apparently, makeup doesn't suit me. I just don't look reckognizable. Norah, would barely even come to me afterwards. I have to admit, I felt like I had a mask on with all the fake lashes and makeup. It took over an hour to do and I could NEVER take the time (or would want to) do that!
I am fine with mascara and lipstick (on a good day). Anyhow, the shoot went great and I can't wait to see the final product out this Friday! If you get a copy, please save it for me. Chances are I will totally forget. My brain isn't right these days!

Ps- This is a photo my hubby took, I will post the ones that the makeup artist took later on.
You can't tell how 50's my hair is in this one, and I shed the eyelashes and hair do as soon as the shoot was over.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

While the dogs are away......the cats will play

Today, for the first time......all three of my older boys went on a scout campout together. As I type is nearly 2am and I can't stop thinking about how cold they must be. I packed enough clothes, but who knows if they will remember that I packed them? I didn't put notes in their backpacks either, which is driving me crazy. I am not going to sleep well tonight, this I know. I just picture them shivering cold.

On a brighter side, Rylan ane Mae sure had fun playing Nathans guitars. All I kept thinking about tonight is how much I miss my boys. I could never be a mom of just two kids. It is just so lonely. We really miss the boys.

Hurry back safe boys. We miss you too much!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Special date with Rylan

To catch up, The boys are pictured above taking flags down on Veterans Day. We thoroughly enjoy doing this as a family and felt very patriotic doing so. When else can I watch my boys acting together to get a job done for a good reason? I felt very proud.

On to what this blog is really amazing date night with the Rylan man.
I just adore this boy......and all my kids, but really REALLY fell in love with this little man all over again tonight. Tonight was our fun night and we went to dinner at our favorite restaurant, shopped for a special toy, and hit Dairy Queen on the way back. As we pulled into the driveway..
Rylan said to me "mom, this was the BEST night of my life". Oh, how I love him.
Rylan photographing me. Mmm Los Cabos.
Just so you know........I may ADORE my Rylan man.....but equally adore this little sweet pea falling asleep on the sofa waiting for her mama to get home. I love the butt up in the air, baby position. Someday.........she will be a young woman.
And........yes......I also adore these wonderful young men......asleep as they are. I love to get into bed with them while they are asleep and hold them for just a little bit. Sorry Nathan, you are on the top bunk, so you just get kisses and love notes.

Being a mom is amazing. Remind me of this when I have bad days!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009


We represented today! I made tshirts last night by using iron on transfer paper that you can print a design on straight from your printer. They turned out great and now I have tshirts to sell at the bazaar to bring in some extra moolah. The best part is that I saved myself over 400.00 by doing it myself!
If you haven't seen our flyers yet, here is one above for you to swoon over. One of our artists and a good friend of mine, painted this just for the bazaar. I adore it. Just two weeks left and I am SO excited!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Happy Late Late LATE birthday Brennan

I took Brennan and his buds to Skateland for his late birthday celebration. They had a blast and
I even got out there on skates as well. Now, I don't have to hear Brennan complaining for an entire year about how he didn't get a birthday party, like this past year. He is the child that never lets me forget. I love you Brennan. xo