Sunday, November 14, 2010

New and Improved!

I have decided to revamp my blog a little, and I hope you'll hop on over and take a look.  I will be posting here from now on.

Head on over and see my new (hopefully improved) site.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Halloween....just a little late.

Here is my Genie, and my
little Minnie Mouse.

 Brookie was as proud as a peacock to be Minnie Mouse.  Which she called, "Minnie Mouse Clubhouse." (a little too much Disney channel?)
 It took a while to find Ashlyn a Genie with a tummy.  Perseverance paid off.
Conner and McKinley had some friends over for a party.  They are such a great group of kids.  Love em'!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Carving time!

This year the BEST thing about Halloween was spending time together as a family. Honestly. When we have the whole gang together my heart just soars with joy. I know it sounds cheesy, but it is true. Especially when we are doing something that the big and little kids enjoy, and everyone is having a great time.

Brennan took his Boston Bruins pumpkin very seriously. It was a work of art.

Brothers goofing off and having a great time.

Will took charge of helping the kids carve. He was a great help, and I didn't have to deal with the guts. Yeah!

Brookie made a cute little kitty cat pumpkin. She was so proud of it.

Here is the whole gang (minus Emily who was sleeping) WE LOVE HALLOWEEN!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

A shout-out to Oklahoma

I have to give a shout-out to my little sister in Oklahoma.

Susie was just accepted to the nursing program in Oklahoma. She is an amazing wife, fantastic mother, and NOW she will be the best nurse! This is something that Susie has wanted for a very long time, and Oklahomans can only hope to get sick and be cared for by her!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Pumpkin Pickin!

Every year we take the kids to a nearby pumpkin patch and let them do their thing. It is such a treat to watch them search out the perfect pumpkin. Such a serious decision! It's also a great time for some photos.

When I announced it was time to go to the patch I expected some resistance from my big kids. (Mainly the boys) But they ran and jumped in the car just like everyone else. It was fun to see them help Brooklynn and Ashlyn. Ahhh, the rewards of parenting.

Happy Halloween everyone!

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Sixteen Candles

Things have been busy, so I am finally getting around to posting pictures of Brennan's 16th Birthday.

Brennan and a group of friends went out on the town to The Pie. It is one of Brennan's favorite places to eat.

The kids got an enormous pizza and dove in.

Will, Brennan and I went to Market Street Grill for breakfast. Another one of Brennan's fave's.

We followed breakfast with a trip to the hockey store where Brennan picked out a new pair of hockey skates. He only grew out of his last ones about a year ago, and just kept wearing them. Ouch!

Happy Birthday Brennan! We love you.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Five Weeks and Sixteen years

Five weeks ago today I brought this little bundle of joy home from the hospital. But...

Sixteen years ago today I went into labor with this BIG bundle of joy. Of course he wasn't born sixteen years ago today. That would come 28 and a half hours after labor started. UG!

Time has flown by and so much has changed. Brennan is taller than both Will and I now. I have to look up to talk to him. I love him more than I ever knew I could love someone.