02 November 2012

Happy Halloween!!
This year we all decided to respect our ALMA MATER Boise State!
So.... of course Max was the Boise State Bronco & Isabel was a Boise State cheerleader! (However, Max was mistaken for a donkey a few times... we should have been bugged about that, but we chuckled about it all night!)
Tom and I were Boise State Super Fans.... Go BSU!

We had an excellent night for weather... cold, (which is why Isabel opted for jeans rather than her cheerleading skirt!) but DRY!

10 October 2012

Is it even worth it to try to catch up?

Life has been CRAZY.... although as I type this, I'm realizing that my last post (which was sometime back in July I think?) began the same way! So, one can only conclude that "Crazy" is the new "Normal". Either that, or we don't know how to effectively manage our time. Either way, I am struggling to keep up with everything in the manner in which I like to... (OCD anyone?) So, here (again) is a bombardment of pictures of our recent events....

FIRST AND FOREMOST... WE SOLD OUR CONDO!!! Whew! After 4 years, it finally happened! However, what really took us by surprise is how sad we were to leave it.
It was our first "home". So many memories.  Babies walking for the first time, graduating from college, first day of school pictures on the front porch, whisky barrel full of impatiens in the springtime... etc. I was not prepared for the emotions that would accompany the sale. Needless to say, it was a tough "Goodbye".
But, we move forward with life. Onward to our next home! (Stay tuned....)
Farewell Rosewood V.
Some of our last days....
Now, this was fun! Silver Lake Sand Dunes.... Now, to convince Tom to buy us a "RAZOR"!
My Uncle Tom and Aunt Janie gave us a Kirby Vacuum 22 years ago for our wedding.... It was time for  a new one.
Like the condo, I miss my old one.... but I LOVE my new one!
Beach Baby.... with Lulu & Gracie jumping in the background!
Salted Caramel Apples.... we made this little discovery while on a trip to Harbor Springs. Heaven.
Pool time.
Firs Day of 6th Grade. I've said it before and I'll say it again..... Where does time go? She is such a good girl. Too big too fast.
Lulu was asked to be on the "Safety Patrol" during the first week of school.... a week later she was asked to be a "Patrol Captain". Obviously she's a little more excited to be wearing the orange belt. (The note was written by her teacher at the end of the week)
My girl during "Spirit Week" at school. The themes were:
Monday: Decade Day (She chose 80's as her decade)
Tuesday: Western Day
Wednesday: Wacky Wednesday
Thursday: Blue Day (4th Graders wore White & 5th Graders wore Red)
Friday: Blue & Gold Day (School Colors)
The many Faces of The Dude.
Some of my favorite things....
We sold Molly.... Meet Venzi.

30 July 2012

Quick Recap....

This has been the craziest summer.... It started out with a 4 week trip "Out West".
Poor Tom couldn't take 4 weeks off of work, so it was just the kiddos and me! Isabel was a HUGE help with Max. By the time it was over, we had put 6000 miles on our car!
MANY (good!) things  have happened since we've gotten home... but I will go more into that in the next post. 
Below are some pictures of the trip. Needless to say, we left no stone unturned. We were able to see a ton of friends and family members... we loved every minute of it!
Most of you know who everyone is.. so I'll just let the pictures speak for themselves.
(Click on the pic to make larger...)

Whew! How 'bout them apples?
Until next time!