Thursday, January 1, 2009


These pictures were taken a few weeks ago, but they are too good to not let others see. We had a couple inches of snow, and the weather wasn't too cold. For some odd reason, Vince decided to snowblow the driveway in shorts...What do you suppose the neighbors thought of that??

I don't have pictures of the snow that was in our driveway Tuesday morning, but it took him about an hour and a half to get it done. It was REALLY cold that day, so he wasn't wearing shorts that morning! How long is winter again??


We made our trek to Red Lodge for Christmas this year. Didn't Christmas seem to come earlier this year? I'm sure it was because Thanksgiving was later in the month, but I didn't even get Christmas cards sent this year...Red Lodge was beautiful this year. We stayed in a house that easily accomodated all 14 of us! It was a joyous time, surrounded by family I love so dearly.

The boys got to ski for the first time. Of course they loved it! The only problem...Vince and I don't ski, so who will take them up the ski lift and down the slope??? Luckily there were 3 willing adults on this trip...

Thursday, November 20, 2008


So here it is, November 20th, 2008, the big 4-0, approaching middle age, peri menopause...sounds fun!! Well, the good news is, the world didn't stop just because I turned 40! It was just another day as a mom, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. My question is...where, oh where, did the time go??? Of course there were some NICE pictures posted at work (I heard a lot of comments...I didn't know that was you!) Not really sure if that's a compliment or not?? Anyway, looking back at the mid 80's do (so gross!), big hair, Princess Di hair, I still don't know where the time went - maybe at the hairdressers?? Honestly, life is so crazy, busy, one day blurs into another, and before we know it, it will be 2009! I think the anticipation of "turning 40" is much worse than actually turning 40. After all, if 50 is the new 30, then 40 must be the new 20! Wouldn't that be be this wise and go through my 20's again! Here's to 40 years and 1 day, watch out world, here I come!

Saturday, November 1, 2008


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Who knew we had such pretty girls? The boys wanted to be cheerleaders for Halloween, and they got their wish! One of their best buds could get old Sidney Eagle cheerleader outfits, and they were set to go. First of all, let me say, boys just DO NOT get why a skirt has to go over your belly button or why they can't pull the skirt down around their hips (or where their hips are supposed to be, anyway!) Then I can't believe that high school girls actually fit into those uniforms! WOW! They were a little disappointed (at least Cooper) because he thought he
should wear a bra to fill out the top!
It was a beautiful night here in Montana, temperature in the 40-50's, something I don't think it's been since we've lived here. The boys got makeup put on, and they were very pretty, I have to say. We went to an assisted living home, and all of the grandmas and grandpas thought they were girls! We told them they were boys, and they were asked to do a little cheer for them. I was so proud of them, they actually did it! Of course Dawson was the leader (big surprise), and Quinn was the least demonstrative. I think he made the team on his looks only, not his skills!! All in all it was a fun night. They were STARVING, and the one night we gave them permission to eat candy to "tide them over", it was nothing but whining, "but we're so hungry"! Nothing like a supper of halloween candy and McDonalds!
The boys got up this morning and sorted their candy, trading 4 mini tootsie rolls for a reese's. Whatever works for them, I guess!


Here's one of the Adults required to put up a basketball hoop!
Dawson in a game of lightening, very intense!
Coop shoots!
What a great follow through!
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Saturday, October 18, 2008

So long snow

Well, it's been a week and the snow is all gone already! So away went the winter coats, snow pants, and boots, and out came the football again! The boys didn't have school on Thursday or Friday for Teacher's convention, so we have had a house full of boys the last few days. It amazes me how they ALWAYS want to spend the night somewhere or want someone to spend the night here. I don't remember the go, go, go of childhood, but I'm sure my Mom would disagree! Vince and I worked on getting a new basketball hoop attached to the garage...the instructions said "2 Able Adults" were required...not really sure if we fit the bill or not! It got dark before we could get it all mounted, but there's always tomorrow.

Just wanted to share with you the joy of having boys...and the MANY scents that accompany them! When they have been outside playing, running, and sweating, I really can't put into words how it smells - kind of like a wet dog perhaps?? The mothers of boys out there know what I am talking about! Then there's always the bodily functions that come along with boys! I don't think I need to elaborate on that!!

Sunday, October 12, 2008