Tuesday, December 06, 2011


We got together with our friends the Holbrooks for Thanksgiving.  Laura was also in town but wouldn't let me take her picture.  We were supposed to go to their house but Jer was really sick and pretty much was laying down or throwing up the whole day.  By about 6:00 he was feeling better and then Ryan started.  Luckily they were the only 2 that got sick.
 Thoni and Brooklyn
 Kariann and Ryan
Kariann and I left about 8:00 that night to get our shopping on!  I got home about 6:10 in the morning and Kariann kept on shopping.  We had a lot of fun.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Beach house vacation, beach house vacation!

(Just sing my post title to the tune of Christmas Vacation.  The song is stuck in my head and I went with it!)

So anyway, we went to the PPA beach house again with some good friends of ours.  I think Heidi and Brooklyn thought they had died and gone to heaven.  The got to spend 2 1/2 days together, watch movies, play games, have girl time, talk (which is pretty much girl time), and be together.  We didn't see much of them.  Brooklyn wouldn't even take her eyes off of the t.v. long enough for me to get a good picture.
 All the kids except for Tyler.  He was getting his shoes on.  We were trying to get out the door to get to the outlet stores.
 Jeremy and Nicole
 Making sugar cookies! 
 The dad's involed with all electronics.
 Heading out for a walk down by the beach.  When we decided to go it wasn't raining but by the time we got our shoes and coats on it had started again.  Oh well, it was still fun.
We had a great time.  Can't wait to do it again!

Wednesday, November 09, 2011


We had a lot of fun carving pumpkins this year.  It has become a tradition to carve our pumpkins with the Allen's.  This year they came to our house and we had dessert and carved.

 We let Ryan have at it with their pumpkins.  Jayden's turned into a flag and Ryan's was a pumpkin with a bunch of stab wounds.

 Ryan and Jayden with their dirt cups.
 All the pumpkins!

 On Halloween Laura and I made up a really fun dinner with the kids.  It took Ryan a few minutes to realize he wasn't really going to eat mummy brains!
 the menu
 All the kids looked so cute in their costumes.

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

dinner with and by David

Uncle David made us a really really yummy dinner and dessert.  I told him if I could eat like this every night I would never need to go out!  The kids loved it too. Uncle David was nice enough and is patient enough that he even let the kids help him prepare it.

the coast

Benson's brother David came to visit for a few days.  It was really fun for all of us to have him around.  He stayed at the coast for a couple of nights and we decided to meet him out there and spend a day there with him.  Unfortunately the weather did not cooperate.  I think Ryan and I spent all of 5 minutes on the beach.  The rest of them were probably out there for 15 minutes.

 We decided to go to the aquarium in Seaside.  It was really small and dingy but they did have some cool things.  The kids liked feeding the seals and the touch tanks.

 Jer holding a crab.
 Ryan holding a baby starfish.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011


My friend Jessica invited me to go to the pumpkin patch with her pre school group.  Jeremy ended up staying home from school today (it's a long story) so he was able to join us also.  It was nice to have his help.  Ryan wouldn't sit back because he was nervous so he gets to be blurry.
 Ryan, Jeremy, and Jayden

 After the pumpkin patch they got to run through the maze.  We didn't have time for anything else because Jayden had school but they did have a lot of fun.

 Ryan wanted to go out back so he could cut down the tree with his chainsaw.  I had to get a picture.

Saturday, October 01, 2011


I absolutely love watching my kids play sports.  I am so happy I get to see Jeremy and Brooklyn both playing soccer.

Jeremy got to play goalie the first half of his game last Saturday.  He really enjoyed it and did a pretty good job.

 Jeremy fighting for the ball.
 Jer throwing it in.
 Brooklyn has a great coach.  He really wants to unify the team.  So they have a team chant that they do before each game.  It is so girly and so cute. 
Brooklyn had 2 games this last Saturday.  They had to play back to back.  The second team they played is known as the best team in her division.  They beat them by 2.  It was very exciting.  Brooklyn is #16.