Wednesday, December 12, 2012

One bite of a carrot

and a tooth came out!
While we were in Charleston, Alice lost her first tooth.  Super exciting.  My mom kept my tooth fairy pillow from when I was little, cute. 

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

It's Miller Time

Miller the Elf is back! For the record, Alice & Kyle named him that, not Tom. The kids were super excited about his return, until Alice found that he is much more mischievous this year. He's been throwing pistachios & marshmallows around the kitchen, as well as taking things that are 'not his'. This little dude gets my kids to spring out of bed in the am, it's glorious! Here are just a few of his shenanigans:

Miller looks so innocent

but he TP'd the tree (and house)

thew their undies around and tied a few from the fan

Got into their Halloween candy, NOT COOL MILLER!

Frankenwollf Fest in South Carolina

We headed to Charleston, South Carolina to celebrate Frank and Matt's 40th birthday.  To the say the least, it was awesome.  Great freinds, weather, food and adventure.  I strongly encourage you to visit.  The boys golfed, the ladies shopped & lunched and we all ate a boat load of pork.  I don't know what it is about South Carolina, but they LOVE their pork!  Kelley and I even managed to pretend we were locals and ran in a 'Reideer Fun Run' with fake snow and all!  Truly a great trip to remember!

The whole gang at Kiawah Island

After their 'epic' day on the Ocean Course

The ladies at Husk, yum!

Kelley looking like a JCrew model

Me touching a impressed are y'all?!?!?!?

Where did November Go?

 Wow, I have no idea where November went. It started off with a million leaves in our yard, and ended with a trip to Powell Butte to visit my parents for Thanksgiving. 

We were warned, but I still find it amazing that ALL the leaves fall off our Ginkgo tree in a mater of a few hours.  Truly amazing.

 Ironically they were 'ballerinas' in this photo, although Alice looks like a Pirate and Kyle looks like a Pirate Geisha?

Not a bad view while frying the turkey in my parents backyard


Going for a little ride with Buzz.  The kids loved it, Buzz not so much.

Dear Santa - I want one of these!

Thursday, November 8, 2012

My Leaf Helpers

As you can see, Kyle is my right hand man when it comes to raking leaves....although he is more entertained by destroying my pile than keeping it put together.  He was like this for awhile, I can only imagine how much he entertained the neighbors (he thoroughly entertained me)!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Apple Picking in Emmett

We headed to the 'country' this weekend for some apple picking.  The kids had a ball!  Between us and the Grinnell's we picked four 5 gallon buckets full of apples!  I have no idea what we'll be doing with ours, but we'll find something (I hope)!


Happy Halloween

These guys crack me up - Zoro, Candy Corn Witch & French Fries.  Could they be any more random?!?!?!

Here we go, off to Harrison for the goods

Mr. French Fry

We finally ditched the crowds and hung out on our street - much better

The kids had way more fun counting & sorting their loot.  I'm a little nervous that A & K were not making 'fair' trades with Row Row!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Baby Maddie

Love this photo of Maddie, Bobby, Gramie & Grama!!!!  Gotta love 4 generations all together!

Sunday, October 7, 2012


We headed to Wendover, NV to watch my Dad at World Finals at Bonneville.  We did not know what to expect, and ended up having a great time.  It was so much fun to watch my Dad race, see everyone's reactions to his car and just experience the 'old school' car world.  Although there is a lot of down time, we had a great time with my parents, Williane, and the Pit Crew (Mike & Ron).  I'm so proud of you Dad!  The work and dedication you put into this race was quite astonishing, and I'm so honored to call you my Dad!

Good Morning Salt Flats!

Kyle checking things out with the crew

Go 8118 - Robert Saw from Powell Butte

Getting taken to the starting line
Getting ready to watch Bob Bob run for the first time

Making friends with the starting crew

Waiting for Bob Bob to get cleared....rollover accident had just happened.  A little weird looking at you dad strapped into the car ready to go, and plume of black smoke appears from a crash. 

Team Saw Racing

Alice & Bob Bob

Are we on the moon dad?

The fenders draw quite a bit of interest from the spectators

Safety First!

Getting buckled up by Mike & Ron
And here we go....

into oblivion

We got to play a little bit too...riding Mike's fun little bike
First time on a 'motorcycle'

Kyle was obsessed with the salt.  If he wasn't licking it off the ground & tires, he was taking it off all the equipment & cars.

Woo Hoo, the parachute came out (2nd run of the day no parachute came out - ooops)
Bye Bye Wendover, until next year.....