Thursday, October 29, 2009

Hark the Harold Angels Sing

I think we're skipping Fall this year and headed straight for Christmas Here's Ryan whipping up a sweet treat.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

For your listening pleasure

This year both Bears are in the same band. Hunter is on the end and Drew is 4 kids away to the right. If you enlarge you can see both of them, kind of. Enjoy.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Project Runway

This is what happened when we left our kids home alone for a couple of hours.....We've really got to keep our house cleaner, since now we never know when it's going to show up on YouTube!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Today She Would Have Been "90" Years Young

My Grandma would have been 90 today. I was lucky to spend 30 years with her and think we're alot alike. She was a first born and started her family at the same age I did. She was super crafty. She loved shoes, clothes, lipstick and getting her hair done....every Friday. She was a good cook and great baker.

It's hard to find a picture of just her because she and my Grandpa were inseparable.

Even though she's been gone more than 10 years, she is still very present in my life. Happy Birthday Grandma!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


This past weekend Joe and I had the pleasure of chaperoning Hunter's confirmation retreat. We had and great time and so did they....

Tuesday, October 6, 2009


You might think 12-5 is a sports score. It's not. It's the hours of Hunter's birthday party last Saturday. We had our first boy/girl party and it was great!

Crazy, I know.

We had food.....

Kids hanging out.....

A bouncy house.....



Happy Kids.....

Crazy kids.....


They love to get each other funny crazy cards.

Listen for "I only picked it out because of the farting Jingle Bells"

This one was a Wedding Card with a kindergarten picture of the person giving the card.

Pretty, Pretty Princess

Kids in boxes.....

Kids falling down.....

And the biggest hit.....HELIUM!!!!!

Happy "13th" Birthday Hunter!

Monday, October 5, 2009

What is to Come...

Friday night Drew sat with the high school band he'll play in next year. Every year they invite new recruits over to play with them for first half of the game.

Drew is to the far right of the picture. To his far left is a friend he's known his whole life.

They pair the kids up with someone who plays their same instrument as mentors.

Afterwards, they went to the upper level and watched the half time show. It was a great experience, we are really looking forward to next year!

While we were at the game, Hunter was with his confirmation class. During the process they visit several different churches and religions. Friday they went to a Jewish Temple. I couldn't pick just one picture, so here are four. I have a fun story about his shirt and tie- stay tuned

After it was all said and done we met at Ms. W.'s for a little birthday celebration.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Because We Drive Fast and Take Chances....

Baby Bear turns "13" today! We gave him what he has been looking at and longing for for months.....a SKATEBOARD! Are we crazy? Yes.

Surely he wouldn't break his arm again....

Lightening doesn't strike twice...does it?

He took it upon himself to write birthday wishes all over the bathroom mirror.

Sweet G. decorated our front yard.

Sneezy took him out for breakfast. All this before 8am!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Uptown Girls

Today we were ladies who "lunch"

We went to a FancySchmancy restaurant "in town"- a place you would never see these 5 domestic goddesses. How fancy you ask.....

So fancy that this guy parked my car! The food was sublime and the company divine.

Happy Birthday C!

PS- the store in the background is not the fancyschmancy restaurant