Sunday, December 21, 2008

Did someone say SNOW????

We have lots and lots of it:) The kids are SO SO happy --- Brendan is especially happy because it gave him an extra 2 days of Winter Break ---

Check later there will be pictures to follow:)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

525,600 minutes, 356 days, 52 weeks, 12 months...........

1 year............

It's been one year since Rick died. As with all my siblings I think of him daily. I think of what he has missed this year. I think of what he will miss in the year to come -- and it is going to be a HUGE year!!!! He has 3 of the MOST AMAZING KIDS!!!

I miss him.......plain and simply put I miss him!!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008


That's what we have been -- but, that is par for the course this time of year. On Saturday we went with Steven, Sharlene and Matthew to hack down the annual tree-sicle:)

Here are some shots that I grabbed ----

Whitlee Jane is NOT happy - why?? She was told NOT to jump in all the mud puddles.
Matthew and Brendan playing tree or seek
Dude -- I can STILL SEE YOU!!
I can see you also!!!!
Still mad about the mud puddles!!!!
Look.........they are so sweet --- right before this Brendan tried to push Whitlee INTO a mud puddle!!!! Gotta love them:)

I was able to do a mini photo shoot with Matthew - I love to photograph him just as much as taking shots of my own kids. When I was proofing these shots they just made my heart stop!! I love this kid:)

We have picked a tree.......
Jeff and Brendan thought this was funny!!!
The "Brendan is FREEZING" pose
Whitlee Jane "drinking" raindrops off the trees
Whitlee Jane singing the "I'm looking for a worm" song
Son, what are you doing with that saw????
Jeff - he decided was a Tree monster --- I still don't know what a tree monster is!!!
The Yamashita Family and their TINY TINY tree
Sharlene and Steven
Whitlee Jane "feeding" Uncle Steven a worm......Yummy!!
I'm outta here --- off to finish my 20 DOZEN sugar cookies!!!!