Having a place to go is home, having someone to love is family, having both is a blessing!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Thanksgiving was so much fun! We went to my moms in Green Bay and they had invited my sister Liz's best friend Robin's family! It was so fun seeing everyone and enjoying all of the food, and boy there was alot of it! Yummy! It didn't help my weight loss any but every bite was well worth it! My mom knows how much I enjoy cooking so she let me do pretty much all of the side dishes. They all turned out so good! My stepdad Ralph and my mom put us up in the country inn and suites so that we would be comfortable with our big family and be able to swim, that was so nice of them! Thanks so much mom, we love living closer to you guys even though we are freezing our tooshies off!!!

Wednesday, December 10, 2008


So I was making dinner the other night and Landon got really quiet......I found him fast asleep, I guess all of that jumping tired him out, too much exercise! Maybe they should make jumparoo's for big people that would be a fun work out!

Oh Olivia!

So the other night when Weston was taking a bath Olivia decided to join him FULLY CLOTHED! Yeah she loves the bath alright and gave us all a good laugh..........she is so silly and easy to love:)

So this year we decided to make all our ornaments for our tree and paint and decorate them! We had alot of fun! I found a really easy salt dough recipe that worked great and then used a nail to put the holes in the top of them. I didn't have to cook them they just dried! Our tree is finally up and decorated with all our fun work!

Alyss and Kenzie really got into it!

I found out that Olivia LOVES to paint!!

Weston enjoyed it too and made some really great ornaments! J and Olivia giving some cheesers in the background!

Olivia did really well, she loved the purple the most!

These are some of our finished products! We did many more!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

I needed to post this again!

So with the holidays fast approaching and all the yummy stuff calling my name I decided that I have to post this again for some encouragement! I have only been doing okay..........I have only lost 18 pds since I posted this last and taking that long will never get me on this cover!!! I have decided that I have to stop baking so much, it is bad for my health and not good for the people I am doing it for either.....exception to the few that need to gain weight....by the way I hate you:) LOL I really wish I had that problem! The older I get the harder it is, I mean the other day when I did my elliptical I had to really push myself to do 30 minutes!! When I got off my back hurt so bad I could hardly walk.....my body is falling apart and yet I know that alot of that is because of excess weight, it's just that if you feel like crap and you ache everywhere because you are big, then how the heck are you suppose to exercise to get smaller and feel better LOL!!! I know, I know, I have to buck up and stop complaining and keep pushing along, oh and I will, but I am afraid it is going to take me longer to get on that cover! Okay I am done! Back to work:) Me

Oh and to all of you Biggest Loser fans......if Vikki wins I am protesting!!!!!!!!! She reminds me of the grinch! She makes me so mad!! Go Michelle!!!!!!!

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Look a-likes:)

Like father like son:)

Wow....is there any doubt whose kid this is?!? This is Jason when he was a baby, crazy huh?!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

boy or girl?

So who thinks it is so annoying when you go to the store with your kid in pink and everyone calls them he!!!! The other day when I was shopping 4 people referred to Olivia as a he and she was wearing this! What do you think?! Does she look like a boy or girl? I mean who would dress their boy up in pink?!

Decorating cookies!

We had so much fun the other night decorating cookies! I found an easy recipe and we had already made a bunch of ornaments from the same cookies cutters (with salt dough of course which I will post pictures of later when they are all decorated) so I thought the kids needed to eat some so we made up these cookies and frosting and had a blast! For those of you who know me well you know that I hate working with flour because of the mess so this was a big step:) We had so much fun that I plan on doing this regularly! It was really messy but so much fun! I guess you can say that I am loosening up a little and it makes life so much more enjoyable, and my kids love it too!

Olivia wasn't so sure about it at first but once Jason got her going she loved it!

visiting my sisters

When Jason went hunting with Jeff a couple weekends ago I got to hang with my sister! It was alot of fun just being able to spend time together. My mom even came up to visit the grandkids before we had to go back home. Jason didn't get anything but the trip was still well worth it!

Me and my sis' Heidi ho:)

Heidi with cute little Allie

Allie zonked out! Oh so sweet....

The kiddos eating luch together, they sure love each other and love living closer!

Grandma with the 2 youngest grandkids:) She is a pro! Allie was born on May 27th and Landon on June 12th, they are less than a month apart!

The kids were so excited when grandma got to Heidi's they all sat down for a story....it made the perfect pic!

My sweet Landon!

He is starting to pay attention to the tv more, Jason took this because he was watching football with him and he was so proud that his boy was watchin' sports with him:)

Look at that tongue.......adorable huh?!

They are so precious when they sleep aren't they?!!

Monday, November 24, 2008

oh my little Olivia!

Olivia is soooo into babies right now....she has decided that she not only has to sleep with Alyssa's and Kenzie's babies but also has to have them with her when she gets out of bed. When I go and get her she proceeds to hand me all of them one by one and then her blankee! I just laugh:) She won't be a hard one to shop for! Tonight Jason taught her how to say Hello with pronouncing the L so now she goes around saying Helllllo, hellllo.....it is so cute!

Olivia is such a sweetie, she was so tired that she fell asleep at the table:)

I just love this little girl!

Monday, November 10, 2008

Going Private!!!!

So we decided that we are going to go private too! We want to keep all the creepos out and you just never know who is going to be using your pictures! So if you still want to see our blog send me a comment with your address and I will add you! Thanks:) OH and one more thing make sure that it is the same address you use for blogger! Thanks:)

Tuesday, November 4, 2008



My dear grandmother.....

My dear, sweet grandmother Rose passed away last week. I wasn't able to come out to the funeral but my mom was there and said that is was beautiful. She led a wonderful, inspiring life I could only dream of living up to:) She will be missed so much by our family but I am so thankful that she is with my grandpa once again! She has missed him terribly. I am going to miss so much just being able to sit by her bedside and talk with her. I will also miss bringing her tomato sandwhiches and chocolate! She always told me how beautiful I was and always told me what a wonderful mother I was. For some reason it was always easier to believe it coming from her because when you were around her you just felt so spiritual and loved. I will miss you grandma, but I will see you again someday...........I love you so very much.................

These pictures were taken last year when I was pregnant with Landon. Look how little Olivia was! My children always took to her right away also....I know they felt it too:)

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Big saturday project!

So our big project for saturday was to rake our backyard! As you can see in the pics we had alot of leaves! I didn't think that it would be that much fun but it ended up being a blast! We bought enough rakes for the kids and one for J and then I assisted in taking pics and loading the bags!When we got piles that were big enough we took a break and played! It couldn't have been a more beautiful day to do it either and the kids had alot of energy because of their halloween candy:) By the end we had packed full 10 55 gallon black trash bags!!!! The next morning we woke up to more leaves that had fallen so we will be doing this again hopefully before it snows:)

Our backyard with all of the leaves!

J, Kenzie and Weston rakin' away:)

Olivia loved playing in the leaves!

Alyssa hard at work, she was awesome!! Great job sweetie:)

For Weston's size he handled the rake pretty good!

Then the fun began..............
kept going.....................
and going.................
and going.................
still going...................
awhhhhhhh! Alyssa had to get a picture of us!

Little Landon didn't like the leaves all that much:)

The final result!! Some of our neighbors suggested that we use these for insulation and put them up against our house......our house only has the minimal requirements for insulation and we don't know if that is enough yet, so we are seriously considering their suggestion:) Maybe once we can't feel our toes then we will get smart..............we'll see.......