Wednesday, June 30, 2010

More from Our California Trip


Cute family picture of Holly, Evan, Ryan & Noah

Chilling with Papa

Evan & Audrey in the dune buggy at Uncle Gary's

Playing the drums at Uncle Gary's

Papa and his two youngest grand babies
Cora and Noah
Noah, Papa, Lucas, Uncle Gary & Evan

I want that...

Oops, I'm caught!

Audrey feeding the ducks at out friends house where we were staying on Clear Lake

She really wanted to hold them!

Date at V. Sattui Winery in Napa Valley my favorite wine

stink pot

Noah and Papa chilling

Loving on Auntie Jessie

reading with Papa

Loving on blankey

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Bear Anyone?

Last night I shot my first bear. I was hunting by myself which is a little scary for me, I would rather hunt with Lucas, but I did it. Someone had to watch the girls. I packed it out myself and rode the ATV back down the mountain to home. I felt like Annie Oakley, with a modern twist! She just a little gal, but I happy with her. We're going to give the pelt to the girlies to play with.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

34th Surprise Anniversary Party

Is this a kissing movie?
We surprised our parents on June 12th, with a 34th Anniversary Party in California! Their real anniversary date is August 7th. And what a surprise it was! Jess flew in from Virginia, Lucas, me and the girls came from Idaho, Mom's brother and sister-in-law came in from Idaho (that was a surprise for us as well!), as well as many relatives and friends from all around the area. What a special time we all had! Holly did all of the leg work for it, and she did an amazing job. There was a slide show from dad & mom's engagement through the years until now with mom and dad's 8 (soon to be 9) grand babies!
Our (small) fam

Sisters (it had been over a year since we'd all been together)

The Reiter family that was there

the wonderful food spread, two tables just like this
Fruit kabobs, shrimp, sandwich rolls, meats and cheeses, rolls, veggies & cheesecake with strawberry or huckleberry puree

we sang our parents wedding song, 'Wedding Song' (There is Love)

second cousins having a blast together

Yellow and Green my parents wedding colors

My parents didn't have a honeymoon, so as a gift from everyone, we're sending them on a 10 day Alaskan cruise in September!
I love you Mom and Dad!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Father's Day 2010

Lucas with his girls, who adore and love their daddy so much.

I love to watch them play and interact with Lucas. They have such a great time.

The Many Faces of Lucas

This past weekend we had Pat and Gabe up and that's always a scary proposition, something always happens. Well this time was no different. Lucas got crazy with the razor. Oh well, at least it grows back!

We then cut it all off. Which is much better then this!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

GG & Eddy

GG (great-grandma) & Eddy (her dog) came for a visit. We had a great time with her and the girls just loved her. It was Pat's first time meeting the girls, so that was special. As you can tell Cora was not happy about the picture time.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Cora 9 months

A very smiley and happy girl

It's fuzzy, but I loved this picture of her eyes

after eating, which she does very well and loves to eat

eating a mum-mum

lounging in her chair, (which she loves to do)

not getting her way

crinkle face

under the piano, behind the chair, then under the table. one of her favorite past times.
She also loves to walk holding your hands, she cut her first two teeth and she's just a very happy girl, who can entertain herself for hours.