Monday, March 16, 2009

She's here! She's here! She is finally here!


Here is one proud daddy! If I could get a little closer you could see a tear.

Vicki here is one to add to your glamour runway awards. Here I am sporting the Calvin Klein cotton off the shoulder hospital gown. Accented with a diamond studded id bracelet to boot. If this just doesn't say to die for gorgeous I don't know what will. Red carpet here I come!

Sadi with all of her motherly instincts. She is a naturally great big sis.

Now Cole, our protective one. No way is she ever going to be able to date in peace. Poor girl.

Don't let the cute smile fool you... If you look closely you can see the edges of his mouth curl ever so slighly, in his mind he is thinking, just what can i get away with now that mom will be preoccupied with this thing. mohaha ha ha!

Saturday, March 7, 2009


Home sweet home... This is my house and barn in good ol Battle Ground Washington.
Sunset from front porch in Battle Ground Washington.

Cole at the water spout... obviously awhile ago.

Cole putting on his boots to go out to the barn.

Me and cole at the park, soon after I got back from Iraq.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The Diva Party

This party was so awesome... or as a 28... I mean 29 year old women, I surly thought so. So hopefully I have been able to redeam myself from lame tired, prego mom to something a little hipper.
We did braclets, homemade body glitter, pedicure hot potatoe, runway fun and even alittle dress up. The missionarys even helped with the fun by making pony tails for pin the pony tail on Sadi. Which is just one of the other games we never got to.... Sad all the hard work of our 19 year old elders gone to waste... but hey at least I have pictures for our memory book... unfortinitly it did not want to post so I will have to work on that.

Pizza, soda and cake mixed in with a bunch of fun and giddy girls. Who could ask for more. The cakes I have to say I am very proud of. I am not creative by nature but give me someone elses idea and I might just beable to play it off as if I were. I am very proud of my copy cat cakes they were so easy too. If you can't tell what they are... which I will not hold it against you if you can't(not for long anyway), they are a 2 pairs of blue jeans and flip flops.

The birthday girl... This is such a bitter sweet time. Watching your kids grow up not wanting them to and yet so anxious to kick them out right now. Ben had mentioned that our time with Sadi as a child was half way over. *sniff* Another 9 years and she will be a grown women. *sniff* In so many ways she is already so grown up. *blow*
The little turd! She broke her promise again. at the age of 5 we made her promise to not get any older. So far she has broken this promise 4 times. I have proof it is all on video.

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Finally a Thanksgiving Post

This year for Thanksgiving we decided almost at the last minute to go and visit some of our good friends in North Carolina. The trip started out as a memoriable one.
One prego adult, 4 kids and a dog driving non-stop through 5 states. Our very first rest stop we all get out of the truck safley except for Cody of course... who somehow falls out of the truck and busts his bottom lip. I turn around to see him on the asphalt, booster seat on top of him. I help him up dog in hand to see blood covering his face. Now I have Cody crying in pain, Cole crying because Cody is hurt, Dutchess (the dog) running around me dying to get to a grassy place to do her business and every truck driver looking at me trying to find some logical explanation for the whole thing. Oh fun! And that is just the beginning of the trip. LOL! It was definitely worth it to be able to spend time with our good friends from our Army days. Love you and miss you Cooks Family and Roger Family!

Cole's lost tooth

Whoo hoo. How exciting Cole has lost his first tooth. Cole has waited what seems like forever in a young boys mind for a lost tooth. Constantly wondering if he would ever loose one. Then all of a sudden in the same month (obviously this was taken before his others left.) he has lost four! This imparticular one was pulled out by wrestling with his sister and getting her hair caught in his tooth. -I have stopped asking for explanations to these things- Poor kid though was sadly disappointed when the Tooth Fairy delayed the tooth/money exchange for a couple of nights due to pregnancy forgetfulness. (Yes I do get to clam the pregnancy card, what I will do afterwords who knows but hey, I will take what I can get.)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Go Commandos!

GO Blue and Gold! Sadi had fun this year on the Pep Squad for the first Homeschool Football team!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Atchafalya Basin Feild Trip November 2007

These were taken up at the Atchafalya Basin in Louisiana. It was a home school field trip. We learned about the animals and the purpose for the Basin. This was of course was last November and we are going again in the next month... I know I have allot of catching up to do. :)