Monday, November 24, 2008

My neice Sydney!

One of my best friends in this world, Melissa just had her first babe. She is like a sister to me, so I'm claiming her babe as my neice. This is just a pic of me and the cute little stink. Isn't she beautiful? There's nothing like a brand new baby. Sooo tender. The other pic is of me and my four best friends from high school. Lots of super silly memories with them gals. Melissa is the one on the far left with the belly! The pic was taken at her baby shower. Christin is the one with gorgeous dark hair and the other belly (due mid December), and Sara is the one with the colgate smile and white hat to match. Ha! These girls are so significant in my life and have been a big part of turning me into what I am today. I love them to pieces. We are all so different from eachother, yet it is so easy to just pick up where we left off, no matter how long it's been since the last time we chatted. Cheers to life long friends.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


The babes were laughing at eachother when they saw eachother in costume for the first time.

Sorry for the title, but my funny mom used to call it that and I had to carry on the tradition. Well, it was decided very early on what Madelin would be for Halloween. She is obsessed with The Wizard of Oz and wanted very much to be Dorothy. We were lucky enough to have a friend (Andie) who was Dorothy last year, so we borrowed it and the witch costume for me too. I made the Lion for Owen, which I am proud to say turned out quite adorable. And Brett's costume consisted of a cheapo $5 Scarecrow hat & glove set out of Oriental Trading mag, and a plaid shirt from Saver's. (He always gets the short stick) Ha! Some of you might remember the flower hat I made him wear in '05 when Madelin was a ladybug and I was a butterfly. The little pig in these pics is Owen's girlfriend Mya, who lives next door. The Cinderella is Madelin's good friend Graysen, who she loves to pieces. Happy Halloweenie a month late!

A trip to Colorado

About a month and a half ago we went out to Colorado for my beginner hunter of a husband to take some lessons from his sister's husband, Brock, who has hunted his whole life. They didn't get anything but it was fun for Brett anyway. Me and the kiddos got to hang with Steph and the new babe. We went to a pumpkin patch, and got some good pics. The guys went floating down the river in the rain. (Crazy) It was so fun even though we just hung out for most of it. It was good be with them and see what a cute mama Steph is. Rylee is so darling and she's even cuter with some squish on her! Madelin loves being the big cousin and mothering the babes.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

More to come, I promise!

Little Owee is sick today with strep and a double ear infection! He just woke up, so blogging is done for now. I'll add more later (Probably at 11:00 p.m.)xo-Selena

Madelins' first day of preschool!

Madi-loo-hoo looooves preschool. I am not surprised because she thrives on friends and just socializing. Plus she thinks she is twelve and talks like she is seven so I knew she would just eat it up. These pics are from her first day of school. She was beside herself with excitement. Thanks go to aunt Ruth who provided the back to school apparel (intended for last year but madelin is teensy). She looks so old in these pics to me. Sorta sad how time flies. We love our Madelin though. She never stops. For family home evening last night we talked about tithing. (Thanks Sophia for the awesome packet) We placed 10 pink peanut M&M's in front of her and asked if she would be willing to give just one of them to Heavenly Father since He had given them all to her. She very eagerly replied, "Yes, I would and I would give one to Jesus too!" Today, while driving in the car she said, "mom, when I go to heaven I am going to bring Heavenly Father and Jesus a whole bag of peanut M&M's!" That just tells you how she thinks and never forgets anything. You can never tell her something and hope she'll forget. She WILL remember. Then just a few minutes later she said "mom, I am gonna ask Santa if I can ride in his sleigh and he might say no since there are no car seats in there, but I will just ask to sit on his lap and hold on tight." (We watched Polar Express the other night, so I guess that's where that came from. She is constantly thinking. I am so grateful to have such a bright and happy girl! (Even if it is exhausting) :)

Monday, November 10, 2008

It's coming!

So, we just spent about a month without a computer! Thought I'd die! I completely forgot that I have the yellow pages sitting in my tornado of a junk droor! I was just gonna drive aroung and find a store one day because I couldn't google where it was located! Such a nerd. Then I remembered the good ol' yellow pages! Our computer crashed just as I was about to get on-line and blog it up! Plus I was gonna order pictures from like this whole summer! Imagine the horror when I thought I would never see those pics again! Luckily they were able to recover all my important computery goodies, including the whole summer of pictures of my darling babies. Anyway, just wanted to let all yall know why I dropped out of the loop in such a major way! A new ginormous post of a blog is comin'! xo-Selena