Friday, October 2, 2009

5 Years!!

Well it's been 5 years since Ryan and I got married. I can't believe how fast time has flown be, I guess having 2 babies just a year after you get married will do that. We have done so many things in 5 years that I can't even begin to list them all, I wouldn't know where to end. I know the next 5 will be even busier since the girls will be going to school and having all their activities. We plan on going on vacation this next spring to a place like our honeymoon which will be nice because we haven't been able to get away just the 2 of us very much. I love you babe!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Fall Update...

So like everyone else, I have neglected my blog. For those of you that aren't my friend on face book here is a little of what has been going on in the last month or two. The girls started taking dance lessons at Footnotes with their cousin Aydann. They absolutely love going to dance class, they come home and show us what they have learned. For Labor Day weekend the girls and I went with my brother Ron and his daughter Jessi camping. We joined the Leiterman's, Frei's, Weeks', Bremer's and Heimgartners at Newsome Creek. The girls really enjoyed going on the 4wheeler ride and then riding the kids 4wheelers around camp. We were caught in a hail/rain storm on the ride back and did great. The next weekend we went to the round up parade to see all the horses and pretty princesses. Elise fell and spent the next hour holding her hands up in the air and saying she couldn't pick up candy because she was hurt. Ryan has been archery hunting every weekend in September so it has been just the girls and I on the weekends so we have been having lots of Tea Parties. It started out because I didn't want to go into Taco Time to eat so I suggested that we bring our food home and have a tea party with it. Well the next morning the wanted their breakfast there and every meal after that. Once Ryan comes home they know that we have to put the table away and eat in the kitchen until he goes hunting again. This last wednesday he shot his first elk with his bow and was very excited. The girls thought they would be able to see it as a "whole elk" when he got home and were confused when he actually showed it to them. I think Jordis will be our little hunter because she was asking all kinds of question about it hanging in our neighbors fridge while Elise hid behind the door. This weekend we headed to the Nez Perce county fair to see if the girls would ride any of the rides. To our suprise they did and loved it. We started off on a calm ride and ended with the Dragon roller coaster. Elise usually doesn't like doing things that she doesn't have control over so I was a learing that she would actually stay on the ride. I think it helped that she had Jordis next to her to make her "brave". Jordis on the other hand wanted to ride big things like the octopus and zipper, she is going to be my dare devil. She even put her hands up in the air and was sreaming with the other kids. I have been busy canning salsa with vegetables from our garden and canned a couple quarts of pickles. Work was really busy in August so it has been a little slow this month, but it will be picking up again since the holidays aren't that far off. Hopefully my next post won't be quite so far away.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Playing doctor

Elise is giving Serafina a shot
Here she is taking her temperature...

Checking her heart....

Looking in her ears...

And then Jordis gives her a drink from the doll baby bottle.

This morning I caught the girls playing"doctor" with Jordis' kitten Serafina. Thank goodness Serafina is so mellow and will let them do pretty much anything to her, she just lays there and takes it:) Elise's kitten Wolfie on the other hand is just like her, she doesn't sit still for anything and would rather be running around or playing in the girls' toys than let them do anything to her. They kittens personalities are a perfect match for the girls', Jordis just wants Serafina to lay with her and read a book or watch tv while Elise likes her kitten but would rather play barbies or do something else. As I am typing this Jordis is trying to put a doll's pair of pants on her kitten and Serafina is letting her!

Our summer has been very busy...I made a trip to Boise to see my friend Maria and her new baby girl, the girls have been going to the Childrens Matinee movies on mondays and have been to numerous birthday parties and to the aquatic center a couple times. Ryan has been working on finishing the shop he started to build this spring, we should have electricity to it by this weekend so all that is left is digging and hooking up the sewer line. Archery hunting season starts pretty soon so he will be busy with that the whole month of september. I have been busy in my garden and now have started canning some of my produce. I was hoping things would slow down but it doesn't look like it will anytime soon.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Border Days 09

Papa Ray & his grand-daughters

Papa Ray & his grandsons

Cousin Reed & Jordis

I love these bows, I bought them from a lady walking down the street selling them out of her stroller!

Micaela, Elise, Dani, Jordis, Macenzie and Hailey

Picking up toys at the toy scramble

This past weekend we headed up to Grangeville for the annual Border Days celebration. We took in 2 of the parades and one rodeo. The girls really enjoyed playing with all thier cousins since this is the only time of the year that they are ALL together. I was hoping that the girls would stay awake for the fireworks this year but they only made it through our little display and then snoozed through the big ones. The really liked playing with the sparklers at my moms house Thursday night, Jordis kept trying to write her name. It's good to be home finally, I really need to give my house some attention in the cleaning department:)

Monday, June 22, 2009

Camping at Elk River

Uncle Ron and Jordis
Elise riding home with Cori

The girls zonked out

Johnny and Velvet

Jordis pickin' daisies

Elise doing the same

Elise listening to my ipod

Jordis with her "stick girl" that she woundn't put down.

Colby and Jordis going for a ride

Elise eating a smore(that was the only bite she took)

Jordis attempting to take a bite

This past weekend the girls and I went to Elk River with my brother Ron and his daughter Jessi. We camped with the Leiterman's, Weeks', and Baldwin's. Poor Ryan had to go to Boise to be in his friend's wedding so he wasn't able to go with us. My brother hauled our "redneck" camper up and I attemped to bring the 4wheelers on our trailer but we soon found out that the shocks were broke, made the trailer smoke! So we had to do some rearranging with the Weeks' and our 4wheelers. It was raining a little when we got there but we were still able to have a good time. Saturday morning I opted to not take the girls on the poker run since it was still cold and looked like it was going to rain. So we hung out at camp and then went into town to meet up with everyone else. While we were waiting to see who won Elise dropped the key to our 4wheeler inside it, which ended up taking over an hour to get out. The guys had that 4wheeler every direction, up on it's back wheels, front, and side. In the end they finally found it and then my brother won $65 for having the lowest score. Sunday we took the girls on a ride up to Elk Butte. They did really well, Elise even fell asleep on the way back, thank goodness for cori's strap that I had around Elise and me. Hopefully next year we will all be able to go and the girls will be able to go on the poker run with Ryan and I. It was so nice getting out of town and having no phones and t.v.'s(well in our camper anyways:)

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

The new kittens have arrived

Monday I got the call that the girls' kittens were ready to go to their new home. So we headed to Walmart to pick up a couple things that we didn't have and then after the girls napped we went to pick them up. The whole way home Wolfie was whining and the girls were trying to comfort her by saying"Oh, it's all right, we are almost to your new home". The first night I don't think the kittens touched the floor, especially Jordis' kitten. She wants to pack her everywhere and wants her to just sit and watch tv with her. Elise is a little more distracted and tends to lose her kitten. The kittens personalities match the girls' very well, Jordis and Serafina are both content to just sit and be held where Elise and Wolfie want to get down and run or play. The kittens are awesome so far at using their litter box and don't whine at all in the night. I think this will be a good thing after all.
The other picture is of the girls and Misty Dawn Taylor, 2002 Miss Idaho. We went to the theater in Grangeville where she sang disney songs and there was a slide show of the disney characters she was singing. The girls were able to where her crowns and get their picture taken with her. She used to sing on a Disney cruise ship and actually graduated from Grangeville with Ryan so it was pretty neat.
I'm sure I will have lots more pictures of the girls and their kittens to come.

Friday, May 22, 2009

Coming soon....

Elise and "Wolfy"

Jordis and "Serafina"

Well Ryan finally broke down and said the girls could have a kitten. He probably didn't think that they both needed one but that is what works best when you have twins. So, I have a client that works at a vet clinic that said they had a mother cat that had babies a couple weeks ago that needed a home. I took the girls over so they could pick out the kitten that they wanted and took their picture with them. Jordis picked out a white kitty and named her Serafina after her favorite cat in the Princess and the Pauper Barbie movie. Elise then thought she should name her kitten after the other cat in the same movie so her little female kitten is named "Wolfy". We will be able to bring them home in about 2 weeks so by then Ryan will probably be trying to sleep in the shop to get away from the cats(he isn't too fond of cats of any sort).
On Tuesday my great brother came down and poured the concrete for our shop. The girls were able to put their hand print in the sidewalk outside and thought that was the coolest thing ever. Now all we have left to do is get the big door installed and the electricity ran. Then Ryan is going to get the patio area ready to pour concrete so I can finally have bbq's at our house.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Busy weekend

Cori, Jody, Becky, Dena, Jenni, Velvet, Marni, Michelle

Miss Zip Idaho's Jenni telling us how it's done:)

Becky getting ready to zip

My annual picture with my girls

My weekend started out at 5:30am on Friday by seven of us girlfriends waking up our dear friend Becky:) She is having a birthday later this month so we wanted to surprise her early so she wouldn't be suspicious. We woke her up and told her she had less than an hour to get ready. She had no clue what we were doing until we pulled up infront of the ZipIdaho building in Horseshoe Bend. She was a little quite about the whole thing but she was real excited too. Becky and Velvet were the only ones in our group that had zip lined before so the rest of us were a little scared. We all made it through alive and all have their own stories to tell. We then went out in the big town of McCall and had a blast. The next morning was a little slow going but the Pancake House was our savior. On the way home they dropped me off at my moms to spend the rest of the weekend with my family. Sunday morning we went to the annual Mother Daughter breakfast put on by the men of the church in Ferdinand. The rest of the day was just spent relaxing and ended with a BBQ. What a great weekend, busy but so worth it.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Week in review

Dressing up cousin Layla again

2 sides have tin on them

It seems like the last few weeks have been so busy that I haven't had the time to post. The weekend after Easter we had our scapbooking getaway at my moms house. It was a great time with great friends. We even incorperated healthy food and a couple walks throughout the weekend this time. We had lots of laughs and had "good"conversations. Ryan was busy working on the shop, that weekend he was able to get the posts in the ground. This past weekend he finished 2 sides with siding. I want to send out a BIG thank you to Chris, Johnny, Denis, Duane, Ron, Ron, and neighbor Bob for helping with everything they've done on the shop(even though I don't think any of them will see this). The girls officially are 3 and half years old. The pictures above are of them the day they turned 3 1/2. We dressed up cousin Layla once again when she was over last weekend, but we added fairy wings this time. She loved the necklace and princess wand. Yesterday Becky, Jenni, Dena and I had a yard sale and did pretty well. I sold $170 worth of stuff and already spent most of it on summer clothes for the girls. FYI if you bring stuff to the Goodwill does not take any toys that are painted or made of plastic because of new government law that says everything has to be tested for lead. Hopefully May won't be quite as busy as April but I doubt it.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Yard Sale!!

This saturday Becky, Dena, Jenni and I are having a yard sale at Becky's house. If anyone is interested and doesn't know where she lives give me a call and I will give you her address(don't really want to broadcast it across the web). Some of the items that will be there are: adult & children's clothes, lots of toys, a trolling motor, dvd's, cd's, vhs', crafts, scrapbooking stuff, home decor, shoes, bags, and so much more. There is ALOT of children things. It starts at 8am and ends at 2pm. Come see us and buy some cool stuff. That is all for now.

Monday, April 13, 2009

It was a Happy Easter

We started the weekend with the annual Easter Egg Hunt in Ferdinand followed by a hunt for eggs at my brother Ron's house. This girls had candy in every plastic egg between the 2 hunts so needless to say they lived off chocolate all weekend. Saturday afternoon the girls colored eggs at my moms house. The next morning the Easter Bunny came while we were at church since it started at 9am! Church was kind of like a 3 ring circus with my 2 girls and Layla to try
to keep quite. One of our cousins thought it was quite amusing watching all the excitement the 3 girls were stiring up. When we got home the girls found all the eggs that were hidden and found their kite. They could hardly wait to fly it so after dinner we went outside and flew them. They thought they were pretty cool, especially when my brother tied them to finishing line on a pole and let them fly even higher than before. The girls were so high on sugar the night ended with one melt-down and one running around naked!