Sunday, November 29, 2009

And yet another one...

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Gotta love JibJab

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Deck the halls...

The kids had a great time decorating. They trimmed the tree all by themselves. 

The outside lights are up. Christmas better bring it cause we are ready!


This year we have a lot to be thankful for. Graduation for Rueben, employment, two beautiful healthy children, a loving marriage, amazing family and awesome friends. We have all the basics and some commodities that not all can say they have. The turkey was once again rocked by Rueben this year. Brining it with this tasty dry rub for 24 hours and baked just right. It's my favorite that he loves to cook the turkey every year.

The children looking nice. I am thankful that they still let me pick out their clothes on the days that matter.

Post turkey silliness.  I was completely overtaken by the tryptophan and shamefully fell asleep on the couch.
 Isabelle and her Big Giant Boy. She's always asking for him and when they are together she chases him all over the place.
Sam and Malcom 
 I hope everyone had a great Thanskgiving. We are thankful for you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

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This is Rueben most the time. Haha. Just kidding. 

Too much time on my hands Rueben

This is what Rueben looks like when he has too much time on his hands.

Work Rueben

This is what rueben looks like when he's at work.

Learning about Native Americans, pilgrims, and thanksgiving. Here she is shooting her bow and arrow.


Figuring out how to blog from iPhone.

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Sunday, November 22, 2009

We're back!

Hello family and friends. I know it has been a few months since I have posted or even really been on blogger. I've let the daily routine keep me busy. But the other day I was looking through the pictures and it just brought a smile and I began to reminisce about everything we have done in the past two years. I realized that I am not just blogging for you, but for me as well. So, here it is, we are starting with Halloween and going backwards.

Halloween is just a special day all around. You get to dress up, carve pumpkins, eat lots of candy and best of all, it's Rueben's birthday.

"Dressed up like a million dollar trooper
Trying hard to look like Gary Cooper

We were made for one another.

Rueben did an awesome job on Sam's face paint. He is so good at it, but then again, he's good at most everything he does. I think if this anesthesia stuff doesn't pan out, he could make it as a Hollywood Makeup Artist.

Sam's Tae Kwon Do place hosted a costume party. Our cute Little Mermaid won best costume. Even got a medal. She was thrilled.


Isa really wants red hair.

Where the wild things are.

Our little girl has grown up so much this past year. She is completely potty trained, even during the night. Oh and she loves to talk. I remember when she didn't and we kept wondering when she was going to start. Now we sometimes ask for just a few seconds of quiet. Oh and her favorite word "why".

Party at the preschool. Isa loves going to school. She only goes three days a week, but she's always asking if she can go. Her favorite, lunch bunch.

Have you met our miniature horse Jake? He's a little over 80 pounds now and he is still growing. We get so many compliments when we are out and about with him. He loves car rides, going to the doggy park, running next to Rueben while he bikes. I tell him he would be the perfect dog if he just didn't shed so much. It's incredible the amount of hair I sweep and vacuum every day. We just love him to pieces.

The beautiful colors of Autumn. This is our backyard. The trees are all bare now. On the days that it doesn't rain, it's chilly in the mornings and warm in the afternoons. Waiting for the snow to get here.

Having fun carving pumpkins.

"Isabelle, what's inside the pumpkins?"
Isa: (with this scowl on her face) "GUTS AND SEEDS!!"

"HUH?" Every time that the kids cry, Jake howls right next to them. As if my kids cry wasn't enough. But it's the funniest thing cause he only does it with our kids. I guess he feels their pain.

We have never cut Isa's hair and it's gotten so long. She loathes having it combed and most the time it's a big mess. A haircut might be nice, but I just can't bare to lose the curly ends.

And because I can't cut Isa's hair, I went and chopped mine off. I had been thinking about it for months and I finally dared. It's only hair and it grows back. I love it and I think I'll sport it for a while.

Pumpkin patch and hay ride.

Fun times at the fair.

Swim lessons. The kids love being in the water. Sam is swimming without his floaties and jumping off the diving board.

Isa has been taking dance lessons. She's learning tap, baton, ballet and tumbling. She absolutely loves it.

Early in October, this is what the kids wanted to be for Halloween. I think it changed about three times.

The best place to be.