Thursday, December 31, 2009

Thanks, Aunt Kayna!


Aunt Kayna was so thoughtful to send Katy a really neat present for her birthday. It was a couple of weeks ago and I'm trying to catch up on my posts!


Lily was very interested in Katy's present too.


This is so awesome!


Lily pretty much took over because it's right up her alley right now. And, I know she will be really helpful when Katy is a little older and interested in learning her ABC's and not just ripping and bending the flash cards!

Noah at 9 years old

I'm a little late in posting this since Noah turned 9 last week, but I wanted to get this in before the new year.


  • Noah is an awesome and really cool kid!
  • He is an excellent student.... made honor roll last semester.
  • He loves to read... right now he likes the "Diary of a Wimpy Kid" books.
  • He loves playing the Wii.
  • He is a wonderful big brother when he isn't tormenting his little sisters.
  • He enjoys spending time with his cousins and his Aunt Carol.
  • He is a sweet and loving son and we couldn't ask for a better one.
We love you Noah!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Designer Blogs 1st Birthday: The Giveaway!

Erin at Designer Blogs designed my blog and I just love it!! I was one of the lucky winners in one of her other blog makeover giveaways. Her company is having it's 1st birthday and she is having another blog makeover giveaway, so be sure to check it out and become a fan of Designer Blogs just like I am!

http://www.designerblogs.com/

I also have a button on my sidebar!

Friday, December 25, 2009

A Very Merry Christmas!

We have had an awesome Christmas morning! It's so nice to be together this year unlike last year when Travis was in Iraq.


Before the raid...


The girls got cabbage patch dolls and Noah a roborover.


Lily emptying her stocking...


Lily opening her very own violin.


Katy opening her maracas!


Travis has a fever, and the only prescription is MORE COWBELL!


Noah made an awesome tile at school just for Mom and Dad... I love presents like this!!


Had to get a new plate for the van....


It was the cutest thing when we were putting out the Little People wedding set... Travis found this cute little set of missionaries, so we just added them to the party when we noticed we had 2 brides, and one groom, a baby, and 2 missionaries... we thought it was kind of funny!


Travis and Katy taking a little break from opening presents...


OK, let's back to business...


This is the cutest card from Noah!


Hyper-Dash!


Travis and his very own "Cocky" platter.


Some Bakugan from Grandpa Tom and Grandma Molly!


This is cute!


I was encouraged to hurry up and open this present...


Wow, pick footed jammies!!! When Pepper saw me in them she started barking at me and backing away under the table.


Polo cologne for Daddy... he ran out a few weeks ago and was really happy to get some more.


Clothes and books...eh, they're OK.


Now, this is good!


Oooh, kitchen stuff!


Presents from Grandpa Tom and Molly.


A girl can never have enough pink!


Wow, more presents from Grandpa Tom and Molly!


Lily sounds awesome on her violin!


We knew that Noah was really looking forward to getting a Wii for Christmas and there weren't any presents left but one. It was a Wii game with a clue that said "it seems that our chores are never really done, so go check the recycling in the garage."


What is this?


One happy kid!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

GA ING Marathon and Half Marathon



Travis just signed us up for this race in March to have a goal to work for. I'm going to do the half marathon while he wants to do the full. My goal is to do it in under 3 hours so I need to take my training a little more seriously and actually have a schedule. I'm sure Travis will have me on a training schedule soon and hound me, I mean gently remind me, to stick to it! :)