Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas

We had a Merry Christmas.  Everyone seemed to get what they wanted. 

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Cream soda

Megan and I went to a craft fair and had a very yummy cream soda made at a booth. Mike wondered if we could make some at home. I found a recipe and it is our new favorite drink.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

My newest idea

My kitchen is too small to put a garbage can in it. Under the sink has an extensive water filter plus thousands of "Safeway sacks". For the last 11 years we have had black trash bags attached to various spots around the kitchen with clamps. So, I ordered a rolling trash can, one of three on internet, for $52.00 and found that I can stuff more trash into a 17 gallon bag than a hanging 30 gallon bag, who knew?

Monday, September 24, 2012

Romney Rally

Mike and I went to see Mitt Romney at a high school in Jefferson County last night.  It was fun seeing the presidential candidate up close.

Saturday, September 22, 2012

We finally won

Adam won third place in the Rain Gutter Regalla. He wished he won first, but out of all three boys, this is our first award.

Mike made dinner

The kids don't want any. Chard rice rolls, a change of pace.

Yard sign

Kenny studied the sign and was still undecided.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Picnic in the backyard

On top of the world

Mike biked the Lair of the Bear route.  Too bad he did it backwards so it was all uphill.

Off the rack

While trying on jeans at Kohls, Megan and Kelly saw some sparkly dresses on the return rack so they tried them on.

I cannot put it down!

Kenny plays his Ipad while it charges.

I want to be a butterfly when I grow up

Patrick, 13, Mary Jane, 6, Kelly, 11, and Kenny, 4

Kelly will hold Rosie but absolutely freaked out where the butterflies were.

Mary Jane like the butterflies.

Adam braves touching a starfish.

Kenny took a 40 minute video of our walk in the butterfly area.
 We met up with the Colorado Springs and Dallas cousins for a few hours at the Butterfly Pavilion. 

Monday, August 20, 2012

First day of school

The first day of school tradition of pictures in front of the mailboxes lives on!

Mary Jane (7) 2nd grade
Kelly (11) 6th grade
Patrick (13) 8th grade
Megan (15) sophomore
Jonathan (16) junior
Kenny (4) pre-school
Adam (9) 4rth grade

Sunday, August 19, 2012

First day of Middle school

6th grader Kelly. She told me she's "over" riding the bus.


We met up with the cousins from the Springs and Texas and went to the Butterfly Pavilion. After touring the place, Aunt Debbie didn't realize that Adam belonged in the group. She thought he was a kid following us around.


Kenny can play the IPad while it is charging.

The Stand

While at the bookstore Megan (15) found a comic book of this scary movie that we were watching on Netflix. I made them turn off the movie when a guy was going to walk through a dark tunnel of Zombies. The back cover illustrated that exact scene.


Megan (15) and Kelly (11) were trying on jeans at Kohl's when they noticed some sparkly dresses on the return rack. We laughed at them and then they tried them on. Then they traded and tried the other on. They didn't look as funny as they did on the rack, not modest enough to wear really.

Cici's Pizza

We took the family to pizza for Kelly's congratulations dinner. Kenny and Adam love to hang out in the game room instead of eating. I told the kids when I was little I put money in a tatoo/jokebook turnstile machine and as I continued to turn the dial it kept spewing out jokes and tatoos. I thought it was my lucky day. A while after I told them this story, Kelly found the candy machine in the game room was spewing candy like my lucky day. Mike told the manager and they turned off Kenny's favorite machine.


Kelly took 1st at the state gymnastic competition on beam and in the all-around. She really worked hard and cannot wait until next season.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Big Bea

Kenny loves his new IPad. Jon loaded games and movies for him.

Saturday, July 21, 2012

Garage man cave

Jon relocated his computers and monitors, fans and food to the garage. He claims it is cooler and quieter.


Kelly moves onto State for gymnastics after a great meet today.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Happy Kenny half Birthday!

Kenny got stuck with a December birthday, so here is his Birthday in July. He was saying, "I like birthdays."

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Fruits of his labor

Jon has been working this summer. He bought a laptop this morning. In unrelated news Kelly and Adam are available for hire.