Sunday, January 23, 2011

2010 Collages

Last year I started a tradition where I would do a collage for my favorite photos of the boys, 12 x 12, to hang in a frame outside their rooms.  (Then I can also take it out every year and it will fit in a scrapbook for them!)  I just made 2010's, so here they are:

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Revised Tradition #2: Our Christmas Tree

I love Christmas traditions!  Around here we have a lot of them, and I am going to try to be vigilant in posting them as they happen here this December. (I actually have a term end project due and I am very much procrastinating!  As well on a side note, I will be going back to update you since May.  A lot has happened around here especially with school starting and all.)  The first tradition is going down the street to the local tree farm and picking a tree.  This year, we didn't find one amongst the pre-cut douglas fir trees, but we cut one ourselves! It is not a douglas fir either, it is some other fir that I can't remember.  It has smaller broader branches and needles.  It fit comfortably in the back of our flex, just a little chilly the 5 minute drive home.

B sticking his candy cane through the gap in his two front teeth:

The tree is the one directly behind us:

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tradition #1: Shoe Boxes

This is the second year we have done shoe boxes instead of our stockings for Christmas.  This year, the boys were much better at the store and didn't ask to buy anything for themselves.  We also buy a post card from here and put our family photo in there.  They boys write messages to the child as well.  It was so fun to sort the goodies we found and know that they are going to make some little girl or boy very happy!

See the link to Operation Christmas Child by Samaritan's Purse here.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

B's Blog

Check out Brayden's Blog for some happenings around October and November:

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Lexus "Letter H" Commercial

See if you recognize the baby in the library!

Friday, July 30, 2010

Since when....

do I post something that happened today, TODAY?  Well... since there was this family from church that invited us to their farm on a beautiful sunny day with cool swings, an amazing trampoline, huge tennis court to ride around in...and adorable kids!  Thanks so much for having us Bergen family; we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves!

Saturday, June 5, 2010


We found this humungous bottle of bubbles under our sink given to us by Grandma D.  The boys loved to empty more of it onto the pavement than into the bubble makers.  Clay had to teach Ry to blow out rather than suck in.  Ew.  All in all a fun half an hour occupied.  

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

B Busts a Groove

 B has just finished an 8 week community hip hop class.  It was fun, but just a bit out of his skill level!  Here are a few shots of some of his moves.  

Ry showing Dad some of his muscle poses:

And pose!  Curtain!

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Happy Birthday C!

It's this lovely girl's birthday!  Guess where we went:

Ry was a little apprehensive as it was his first time bowling, so dad helped him out.

B was ready to play...watching his score!

Cool couch...silly boys!
Ry was so excited to get a balloon!

B had fun playing tag!

To those of you at the party... the link for the rest of the gallery is here.  Password is the birthday girl's first name.