Friday, December 24, 2010

Let It Snow

Well it didn't snow for us but I would really love it if it did. Let the title of this post ring true and let it snow. Anyway, we headed up to the Mt. St. Helen's area so we could play a little in the snow. We didn't bring any sledding materials because we (Benson) didn't think there would be anywhere to sled. There are a couple of little hills so I think we are going to go back soon with some things to sled with. But we did have a good time just being in the snow. Ryan loved the birds.

Just some pretty scenery.

Friday, December 17, 2010

teacher gift

I had to share these because I absolutely love them. I got the idea from a craft blog that I absolutely love. Anyway, I made these for Brooklyn and Jeremy's teachers. I was going to make something different so I had Brooklyn ask her teacher what her favorite color is and she said red. Then once I changed my mind to these I thought red would still be really cool. (Jeremy's teacher is gone for this week so he didn't get to ask her.) I have made a couple for myself but I think I am going to have to make one red for me too.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

the hunt

The weekend after Thanksgiving we headed out to find the perfect Christmas tree. We found a tree farm that supports the troops by giving away trees to their families. They also support law enforcement by giving them a discount. So in all of this support we decided we would go there and support them. (For the record we probably won't go back. They were super nice but their trees are a little too shaped for our style.) Anyway, here we go on an adventure. Ryan refused to wear a coat but he never complained about being cold either. So, I can't complain about him not wearing a coat, I guess. I love this kids eyes when he wears blue! Along our way....always looking for a good photo op.
Still searching...
and another photo op.
We finally decided on a tree. Ryan is supervising the cutting of the tree.
Taking more pictures while Benson is on the ground in the mud sawing away.
This is about when Benson asked, "Why do we do this again?" In which I respond, "because it is fun!"
Benson with his famous "kill" picture.
the whole gang
Good time had by all!

Thursday, December 02, 2010


We had another great Thanksgiving. Kathi, Ashli and her fiance Taylor came. It was a lot of fun to have them here. Zach couldn't make it this year and that was a bummer.

Jeremy helped me make rolls the day before. This kid loves to bake. Our dinner table ready to eat with homemade placemats and all but the turkey was taking FOREVER! Jeremy and I had left treats on everyone's plate. It ended up being a great before dinner snack.
Finally, half the turkey is cooked. We cut off the cooked stuff and stuck the rest back in.
the gang
enjoying the pies
Our neighbors the Larman's came over for pie.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


Brooklyn has had a couple of school projects lately. The first was a diagram of a flower. Benson and Brooklyn worked on it quite a bit. She had a lot of fun working with Benson.
I told the kids that if they did a really good job drawing and coloring these Thanksgiving placemats that I would go get them laminated and we could keep them. They got to work and made 1 for each person that is going to be here for Thanksgiving. They turned out really cute.

Then in November Brooklyn had to make a Mayflower for school. We worked many many hours on it but it turned out really cute and Brooklyn was very proud of it. Jeremy is already excited for when he is in 3rd grade and gets to make his own.

Winter Wonderland

On Sunday afternoon it started to snow. I didn't think much of it but then the flakes started getting bigger and bigger. So as soon as we left the church doors the kids (and Benson) were having a snow ball fight with some friends. Then as soon as we got home they put on their "snow gear" and headed outside. It was really fun to get some snow. Now we just hope we get more!

Monday, November 22, 2010

end of soccer

The end of October I took Brooklyn and Jeremy to take some pictures with their soccer gear. It was a lot of fun. I loved them trying to show of their skills for the camera. This is the best picture of Brooklyn because you can tell she is trying really hard by the way her hands are torqued. If you have ever seen her play when she is really into it she does this with her hands. We have also started to notice Jeremy doing it and we realized it comes from Benson. He does something really funny with his hands when he is trying really hard. I love it and I am so glad I have a picture of Brooklyn doing it.

Sunday, November 07, 2010

I love fall

I took some pictures of the kids today (actually looking at the clock I took them yesterday). Anyway, to check out more go to my photography blog or Ruby Red Photography on facebook. I love that I can get pictures of my kids whenever I want. Now I just need the weather to cooperate so I can do some Christmas outfit pictures.

Friday, November 05, 2010


I am finally getting around to posting for Halloween. I have tried a couple of other times but my computer was having issues. Anyway, the kids had a good time trick or treating this year. I love Halloween and walking around with the kids and seeing all the fun costumes of all the other little kids. I love the feeling of Halloween and fall kicking into high gear. I absolutely loved Ryan in his little dog costume. I bought him a pumpkin costume because we decided on the traditional costumes this year but I just couldn't resist how adorable he was in this.
I wish you could see his little tail wagging as he walked, adorable! Ryan loves his doggie costume too. He sleeps with it every night.
left to right: Ryan's, Jeremy's and Brooklyn's
Jeremy and Brooklyn did theirs all by themselves.
Ryan had no problem getting in there and asking for candy.

The cutest witch I have ever seen!
We went with our friends the Larman's. The kids had fun going together.