Sunday, December 27, 2009


The engagement ring my brother Tom designed and crafted for his future bride Janel.

Saturday, December 26, 2009

Christmas Eve

3 secret Santa drop offs
1 found pickle
1 engagement
Lots of Legos
10 Christmas sweater contestants
1 sweater winner (mom)
2 tablecloths used in the sweater contest
3 very tired children

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Car Time

Starting in October to better survive carting kids to and fro we started listening to children's books on CD. So far we've enjoyed all of them.

A classic that I had never read before.

Originally written in 1938. Fun.

I tuned out for most of these books but the kids loved them. Read by the author who inserts side comments about the book. Interesting.

Listened to the entire book in one day. It was a very long day. A very heart warming story. Perfect for the holidays.

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Kaiten sushi

Sean and Bryn are on a daddy daughter date tonight. They are cheering for the Trail Blazers. Bryn told me today that she's more into team spirit then the actual game.

So, I decided to take the boys on a mommy date to kaiten sushi. Good thing we hit the happy hour special for $1.50 a plate. I think Hunter ate twice as much as me. What happens when he's an actual teenager?

-- Post From My iPhone

Monday, December 14, 2009

Grayson quotes from today.

"It's tooooo fuzzy"

"I love cheat sheets, you can cheat off of them."

"Hurry and take the photo Uncle Tommy this sweaters itchy."

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Dr. Who made an appearance on Halloween.

So did his international assistant.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday

I was going through our photos today putting together my annual year in review photo book for the fam. I can't believe I never posted this picture from Sean's 40th birthday with family on Mt. Hood. I'm only 6 months behind.

Monday, December 7, 2009

A mother's eternal struggle with her sons. Their hair. I'm pretty easy going about hair but I'm ready to see those big brown eyes again.

Conversation with Gray while he was sitting on my lap:

Gray: I'll be careful mommy. I don't want to hurt the baby in your tummy.

Mom: gray, mommy doesn't have a baby in her tummy. Would you like to have a little brother or sister?

Gray: yes. I don't want to be the youngest anymore.