Monday, April 5, 2010

Our Sunday Best

Easter Fun......

I love holidays!! I don't care which one it is I just love holidays!! For Easter we decorated eggs on Friday and had a huge crew of friends here for Easter lunch and an Easter egg hunt. My mom commented that from the pictures it looked like something my grandmother, Ranto, would do. She is right! It is exactly what Ranto would do. I am happiest when my house is full of people having fun and enjoying each other.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Catching up!!!!!

I am so BAD at blogging!!!! Why I even started? I still have not figured that one out. Anyway, how about playing a little catch up!!!

Chad is a little sad these days since Florida did not win the National Championship. As all of you know he is a HUGE Florida fan. But Life must go on.... He is loving his job sometimes and other times it is a job. I think it is that way with most people. When Chad is not working he is hiking, taking beautiful Landscape pics (which I will post a few), and planning our next vacations. I think Chad's dream job would have been to follow in his Aunt Glenda's footsteps and become a Travel Agent.

Stewart is loving school and life in general. He is in his 3rd year of cub Scouts, he played soccer this year, and took up BMX racing. His next sport is baseball which we will be signing him up for this weekend. Stew is also an avid hiker and is following in his daddies footsteps and becoming a really great photographer.

Kirston, wow what can I say?!?!? She is her own little person. And, I do mean little, at 5 she barely weighs in at 33 pounds wet!!!! She is our little Boo and we love her!!! Kirston is the total opposite of her brother. She never sits still and is never quiet!!!! Kirston just started gymnastics and I think it is right up her ally!

I am staying at home and volunteering at the school. I still love to cook and I am working on my baking skills... no more store bought cakes for me!!!

Our journeys this year will take us to Nicaragua to see Kim, JJ and the girls. While there we are hoping to visit the Corn Islands and maybe even Costa Rica. We are looking at going on another Cruise over Thanksgiving and of course we will be visiting family in Mississippi and Florida.

I hope the New year brings great things!!!

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Stewart's first soccer game was today. I would have pictures but i am a terrible mom and forgot my camera. ( i even forgot my cell phone) Anyway, it was an exciting victory of 7-2 (oh wait we are not supposed to keep score). ;) A large dog decided to join the team and play.....he was just not a friendly dog and proceeded to bite one of the players... Cops were called and the little boy is OK just probably a little afraid of dogs at this point. Not really sure what happened to the dog or its owner. What an exciting first game it was... Hopefully next week I will not be a loser mom and forget my camera...(can we pretend it was the first game?)

Friday, September 11, 2009

What a Summer!!!!

WOW... is all I can say about our summer. It was fun filled and packed with family. Our neighbors and church friends are re-introducing themselves to us because we have been gone so much!! Our summer started in Mississippi with my family. We spent our time in Rolling Fork, MS and then at JellyStone for a family reunion. Lots of fishing and fun.
A week after we got home from MS Chad's parents and Grandmother (GG) came out to Seattle in there RV. They took the kids to the Olympic Peninsula for 10 days. Chad and I joined them on the weekends. Sandy was excited to go to La Push beach which is in the TWILIGHT books.
Kim, JJ, and the girls came 2 weeks later to spend 10 days with us. JJ was able to go surfing and take Stewart surfing too. Kim and I spent a day in downtown Seattle and left all 4 kids with JJ at the zoo. ( i think this was the kids favorite day) We also spent some time in Port Angeles, Sequim and Port Townsend. We love being tour guides!!!
We all left for FL for the last 10 days of summer. JJ took us deep sea fishing and Stewart caught 4 shark (with a little help from me). he was so excited!!! We were also able to go to Animal kingdom and Chad was able to go SCUBA diving. The hightlight of the trip was being able to see the night launch of the space shuttle...this is something we will never forget.
It is now time to get back into the grind of school and life in general..... I hope you all had as wonderful a summer as we did!!!

Summer fun Part 4

We were able to go to FL the last 10 days of our summer vacation....

Stewart and JJ surfing

Stewart and JJ went out surfing at la Push beach in Forks, WA.....