Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I Wanna Kiss a Girl...but not until after my mission!!!:)

Family Pictures!

It's only been about 6 and a half years since our last family picture...I guess it was about time for some more!! We had a lot of fun, one of our friends here in Delta (who we were going to set Brandon up with, but glad it didn't work out because now he has Elyse), Torrey, took these pictures while she was here on Christmas break. She did such a good job...I LOVE them!! If family would like a copy of one just let me know and I can arrange it!:) And everyone let me know which ones you like the best! I also have all of them in Black and White. Thanks!!!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Rhett Reading "Dirty Larry"

This is one of Rhett's favorite books...and I love the way he says "dirty"!! So stinkin' cute!!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Eli again!!!

So this has been my way of writing down all the funny things my kids do and say (well, mostly Eli I guess:)) But that kid cracks me up and if I don't write them down somewhere I'll forget!!! So here's Eli's latest.

Don't know where this came from but just out of the blue while in the van Eli says "No one can ever trick me because I just fake fall for it!"

Tuesday, December 15, 2009


For the past month or so every night at the dinner table Tony will say to Eli "Eli, have I ever told you about my days back in 'nam?" And then he'll proceed to tell Eli about hunting "Charlie" and hiding in the "rice patties". It's become quite funny because whenever Tony starts Eli will say "aagghh...not again" or "I already know Dad".

So last week Eli's reading teacher came up to Tony after school and told him she had a funny story to tell him. She proceeded to tell him how Eli and one of his classmates were working together making up some 3 letter nonsense words. Soon afterward she realized that they were arguing about something so went to go see what was going on. Eli's friend had made up a nonsense word that Eli KNEW was a real word and they were arguing back and forth...Eli was sure it wasn't a nonsense word. When his teacher asked him about it he said "I know it's real because my Dad says every night 'when I was back in nam'"!!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Finished product!!

I forgot to add the picture of the tree all decorated!!! So here it is!

Also a picture of our outside lights...we still need to get some for the garage, but we're taking baby steps!:)

Christmas Tree at the Covered Bridge!!

So we decided we wanted to have a REAL Christmas tree this year since we've been using our fake one that Tony and I got right after we were married almost 11 years ago that's pretty little. And instead of hiking all over the creation we decided to go to the Covered Bridge down in Montrose that we had been told about. They take you on a tractor/hay ride down to the tree fields (or whatever you'd call them) and then you get to pick out and cut down your own tree, and they give you another hay ride back to the barn and wrap the tree in netting and get it in your vehicle. While the parents are doing that the kids get to have hot chocolate/cider, roast marshmellows, pet the clydesdales, and climb the haystack!! It was so much fun!!
Tony's going to finish the job!
Eli getting the little ones leftover!:)
Our Christmas Tree!!
Eli roasting marshmellows!
Caleb, Eli, & Rhett at the top of the haystack! Rhett was so excited to climb it and then when he got to the top and looked back down at me he wanted back down...he hadn't realized how high he'd climbed and was a little scared!:)
Tony, Rhett, & Makyla on our hayride!
Caleb & Eli on our hayride.
Dad and Rhett looking for just the perfect tree to cut down!
Caleb having a go with the saw!
The kids nervously petting the HUGE horses!
Rhett didn't want to be close to them at all...he just liked looking at them from a distance...this was the closest we could get him and he clung to Tony like his life depended on it!:)

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

My baby's growing up!!

Yesterday after all the kids but Rhett were in bed and sleeping, I was holding Rhett and trying to get him sleepy enough to lay down when I asked him if he was my baby Rhett (which he had been referring to himself as lately) or my big boy Rhett. His reply..."I Daddy's boy!" Tony was sitting right there and was pretty proud of that answer!
Can't believe how fast he is growing up! I really can't call him my baby Rhett anymore!:( How I sometimes wish time could just stand still. I really LOVE this age!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thanksgiving Spread!!

Although we miss seeing our family during the Holidays...we really enjoyed having our own little Thanksgiving as a family!! It's so nice having the kids home and not having to run around crazy! We had a really enjoyable Thanksgiving week!!
Here's some photo's of our Thanksgiving dinner. We had turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, rolls, asparagus, Jell-O fluff, and Helen Jean punch! So yummy!!

This is Eli trying asparagus...he tried making a deal with Tony that if he ate the whole thing he'd get $5!!

Rhett stole Mom's seat when she got up...guess he didn't like what was on his own plate!:)

Snowball fight!

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