Archive for November, 2009

Our visit with Santa

Monday, November 30th, 2009

So for our family night the kids couldn’t wait to go see Santa at the mall. First let me just tell you I do not care for this Santa at all, but oh well the kids do. The kids and I have been talking about gifts and I told the kids they should really only ask Santa for one gift because we are so lucky with what we have. So the kids thought really hard about what they wanted to ask Santa for. We got up there and the older kids told Santa what they wanted his response was and…. and…..and…. you get the picture I was not impressed the kids kept looking at me like can we really keep saying stuff (mind you they think if they ask Santa for it they will get it) Finally I said ok thats enough and told them to tell Santa thank you. Then Ollie comes walking by and Santa asks him what he wants he looks right at him and as clear as day he says, “money”. It was so funny even Santa got a kick out of it and said, “don’t we all, don’t we all”. :)

A wonderful crisp family night!

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Last Monday for our family night we went up to Rib Mountain. We love going up to Rib to climb the rocks, walk the trails and play at the playground. It was a beautiful Monday nice and crisp just the way I like it. The kids had a wonderful time and Calvin even taught the lesson up on Rib he talked about being reverent as he climbed around the rocks :) We had a wonderful time.


Here’s Ollie and Calvie they love to play together and fight together. Im thinking Ollie is going to be bigger than Calvie very soon.


This is our Ella who is constantly telling me to get pictures of her and then she usually poses something like this! Now if only Monty would let me get pictures of him. :)


Here we are at the top of the lookout. I never understood UNTIL NOW why my mom would be so nervous when we were up on things that were high. I am not afraid of heights however I could NOT stand being up there with the kiddos I was a nervous wreck.

We are really enjoying the nice days we have been having.

Ella whatcha doin’?

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Nothin was her response :)


Time Out For Women!

Saturday, November 7th, 2009


We went to time out for women in MNPLS. It was my mom’s anniversary and we decided to celebrate together. We had a wonderful time. We were super bummed though because Bea wasn’t able to come, Jay was out of town and her kiddos were super sick. :(  On our way down it snowed like mad it was crazy we saw 4 cars in the ditch. It was pretty fun driving around the big city my mom and sister were freaking out. :) I enjoy driving so it didn’t bother me. The sessions were SUPER. We laughed and cried.

Thanks sooo much MOM it was Superb!

Halloween party

Saturday, November 7th, 2009

Well we were able to go to a halloween party before we all got sick. My dear friend, April has a kids halloween party every year. This year I only had 2 kiddos to take to it because the other two were in school. I think these are the only pics I got of the little ones in costume. Ollie was going to be a bat too but I wasn’t done with his costume so he was the cow. Calvie didn’t want to raise his arms so you could see his cool wings but oh well. Ella and I were going to be matching poodle skirt girls. :) We didn’t end up wearing them together but oh well.



Here’s Ella trying on her skirt after I made it. Wish I would have taken a pic of her with her all ready for trick or treating.


Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009




Yes they are both sleeping! We ended up getting h1n1 around Halloween. Argh!!!!