Saturday, December 4, 2010

Christmas Picture Preview!

I decided to take some pictures of the kids today to put on our annual Christmas cards. Of course it was cold...and my camera battery died!!! but overall the "subjects" are absolutely beautiful.
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Sunday, November 21, 2010

Cute Cowgirl

Jaylen's class had pioneer day on Friday. She got to dress up as a cowgirl, eat cornbread and jerky, make butter and all kinds of fun stuff. I was getting ready to go to work, but I made her pose for the camera first, cause she looked so darn cute!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010


Okay, So here are the halloween pictures. The obsession this year is "Harry Potter." Trevor was one of the dragons from the movie "How to Train Your Dragon." The kids had so much fun and the candy is never ending. The weather was so awesome! it was cool, but not cold and reached 75 degrees during the day. I hope your halloween was a treat as well as ours.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

My cute Trevor!

I know it has been a while since my last post. I have a lot to catch up on, but I had to share these adorable pictures of Trevor!

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Kid's Triathlon!!

Well after watching me compete a couple of weeks ago in a triathlon, Tyler and Jaylen were ready to do their own. They had a kid's triathlon, sponsored by the rec center near our home. I was a little unsure about how things would go, but my kids absolutely surprised me with how great they did!

Tyler was so nervous!!! he was pacing around before it began. When is was time for his swim, he swam so fast!!! He rode his bike at lightening speed, and ran the whole way.

Jaylen had a crazy swim start wildly going sideways, but then she straightened herself out and only stooped for one breath. The lifeguard on duty said "This one could have done the long swim." Jaylen had a little trouble on the bike, because every time someone would come to pass her on the sidewalk, she went to the side, in the grass. She ran so hard!

I am so proud of my kids, and I have to say, it was the cutest thing ever! I loved watching all of the kids, they gave it all they had but you could see them running out of gas, then if you cheered for them, they went so fast and tried so hard.

1st day of school 2010!

School started early this year, but the kids are excited to go back. They look so cute with their uniforms. Tyler is starting 3rd grade, and Jaylen is starting 2nd!

Monday, August 9, 2010

It's not summer break unless....

School is starting later this week, and after all that has happened over the summer, I realized that we haven't done a whole lot. I asked the kids what they needed to do before school starts to finish out the summer. They said, "we haven't gone to a baseball game!" and "we need to go camping." So me being the mom I am decided to try and squeeze it all in this past week. On Wednesday we went to the Rockies vs Giants baseball game. I think they like the cotton candy and hot dogs more than actually watching baseball, but we had fun.

Then on Thursday we went up to Golden Gate Canyon State Park for a quick overnight camping trip. We got there around 5:30 and barely got the tent up before it started to rain. We finished our dinner in the car and started to read the first Harry Potter book (they are totally hooked). After a lot of effort, we managed to build a fire with wet wood just big enough to roast our marshmallows for s'mores. It was really beautiful up there, but we froze!!! The kids loved it. Trevor was squealing and laughing about everything, and a few times our campground neighbors yelled at us to be quiet. And everyone who knows Tyler knows that he doesn't know how to be quiet. So we have one last thing to do before finishing out our summer break before school starts on Thursday and that is to go the "The bucket pool."

So to sum it all up it is not summer break unless you... have a BBQ... take swim lessons...go swimming... sleep summer movies for 50 cents...go to a baseball game...go Popsicles-lots of a good book...wear your swimsuit around the house (if you are a kid and have no inhibitions)... eat lots of watermelon... and stay up too late!-I almost forgot, homemade ice cream!

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Friday, July 30, 2010

Living In Caos!

Well, it has been one week since our water leak, and we are not much closer to getting things back to normal. The water restoration team is still not finished with drying everything out and spent the better part of yesterday cutting out the ceiling and wall in the kitchen. I have to say of all of the places to have construction, the kitchen has to be one of the worst. Our table has been moved into the family room, as well as the china cabinet, and toy box. They are still not sure if they will have to tear our the drywall above the washer and dryer area, but will no for sure on Monday. Our insurance adjuster has been M.I.A. at this point. Even though, I know that he is waiting for the restoration crew to leave, we have yet to call and find him in the office rather than out. I have been pretty patient for the past week, but I have to admit, it is running out fast. We are waiting.... and waiting... to find out what amount the insurance company will give us, until then we will be yelling over the loud fans and trying not to lose it.
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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Cotton Candy Machine!

One of the great things about summer is garage sale season. Our latest garage sale find, was a brand new cotton candy machine. Jaylen negotiated the price from $2 to $1. It was in the original box, and had never been used. The kids had fun trying it out. It only makes a very small amount, but all you need is regular sugar. The kids say it is awesome!
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It's a cruel summer!

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Well for whatever reason, our summer of bad luck continues. I really hope as my sister Sacha tells me that bad luck comes in 3's and now we are done. I came home from work on Friday, to find a house in total destruction. Someone (who wishes not to be named) clogged the toilet in the upstairs bathroom. The tank would not close and water continued to pour through it for most of the day. Since both Kelsey and I were gone for the day, we came home to a swamp!! The water leaked from upstairs down through the kitchen ceiling and soaked through all of the carpet and floor boards. Kelsey said that he had to cut holes to let the water that was pooling in the ceiling drain. Before Friday night was over our house started to smell moldy! I spent the better part of Saturday getting rid of the carpet and carpet pad so we could let the floor dry. Because this happend on Friday night, our insurance adjuster will not be coming until Monday sometime. This is just another one of those crazy things, and all I can say is I will be happy when our house is put back together. We still don't have all of the damages fixed from the hail storm that happend in May. Without meaning to sound whiney, can I just say that I feel tired.
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Monday, July 5, 2010

Summer Fun With Friends!

I know it has been a while since my last post, as I am as usual, extremely busy. My friend and her two kids are visiting and we have been having a great time. We went up to the mountains, watched fireworks, and played at the park. It is so nice to have a little R&R, and in such good company. Here are some highlights this far.