Friday, December 25, 2009

Love you Coleman! (Christmas pics to come--sometime soon! I'm tired of posting!)

Winter Wonderland

Fun in the snow! (again!)

Gingerbread Houses

This month whenever I've taken the boys to the grocery store Deacon has drooled over the gingerbread kits they have there. Well, sadly I'm not willing to pay $20 for a kit so we just made our own with graham crackers. The boys picked out the candy they wanted to use and really had a fun time!

Then Coleman woke up from his nap and said "Where's mine?"

So the boys shared their spoils and everyone was happy :)

Kindergarten program

Wow! I am way behind in posting so I'll try to catch up! We had a fun time watching Liston perform in his Kindergarten program at school! He had a little bout of stage fright through the 1st couple songs but it passed and he did a great job!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! We sure have a lot to be thankful for! We actually had a nice quiet Thanksgiving at home this year--no guests or anything! It was kind of weird but nice :) The day was beautiful and so Todd pushed us all outside! The boys had fun making snowangels and building our first snowmen of the season! (And yes, "Bruiser" Coleman has a new beauty mark!)

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Bon Appetit

Dinner at our house is always an exciting affair :) I gave Coleman his dinner tonight and turned my attention to other things. Then Todd called and I got even more distracted. When I turned back to Coleman a few minutes later he was smashing his plate of food on his head. And he was sooo proud of himself!!!

Hey There Handsome

Deacon looked so handsome before church this morning I just had snap a few pics :)

PS Todd has taken over the music on the blog--so beware :)

Wednesday, November 4, 2009


Mare has been a little busy the last couple of days trying to figure out how to tie knots to go with her new job as Webelos leader so I thought I'd post a couple of Halloween shots.
Kids had fun and fot lots of Candy. Coleman was even trying to say trick or treat half way through the night.


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The kids had a big day on halloween. Started by getting them up at 530 to drive to Pocateelo for Liston's first Judo tournament. After we got there and found the place it was hurry up and wait. They didn't start until after 10. Liston had a good time and got to fight 3 times. We weren't sure what to expect and didn't even know all the rules until that day but we were glad we got to experience it. Not sure if we will do more in the future or not. Matches can be over really quick with the kids not getting much out of it. The boys were all troopers with us not getting out of the gym until after 1 eating lunch and getting home just in time to change for trick or treating.

Here are just some shots of the day.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Enjoying indian summer

We had a nice couple of days for weather. We spent the days kayaking over in the park.

First day we floated below Jackson lake. Saw 2 moose that I'm sure were a mom and baby earlier this year. We had to go right by them in the river but they just kept on eating and ignored us.

Second day we put in on String lake took the portage of about 100yds (which about killed us dragging the kids and 2 kayaks) to leigh lake and back. We had to put Coleman in one of the kayaks as we carried them from lake to lake. So no picture since our hands were full. My shoulder and sides hurt from the kayak resting against me while I was carrying it.

Leigh lake wraps around so we were directly below the south side of mt Moran. The scenery being below the big mountain was worth it though.

Liston and Coleman each took turns falling asleep while Mare was paddling them.

We found a pet grouse in one of the parking lots. We saw him first over by a car while we were unloading. So hte kids walked over and were watching it. Next thing he came right over to the car. After the kids scared him away we forgot about him. I was with the kids down by the lake eating some lunch waiting for Mare to come back when the next thing I know the grouse came right up to where we were eating. He was inches from Coleman. I wasn't going to take his picture but he kept getting so close pretty sure he wanted us to give him something.