Thursday, April 29, 2010

closing...and moving....again

tomorrow is the big day that we close on the house we are buying!!! this will be our second move this month so it's been a busy April. so we will be closing tomorrow at 9:30 am and then moving..again. at least this time we can unpack everything once we are in. brady started baseball practice the other day and was looking for his baseball glove. my thought was "good luck with finding that out in the garage full of boxes."

plus tomorrow we are sending Brooke Renee to ATF again this year in denver. i went last year as chaperon for many teens and had a blast. Unfortunately with the moving situation i was unable to make the trip with them this year. she heads out tomorrow at noon to return really late on Saturday night. wish them fun there. and when the girl returns she will have a new room to decorate. (so fun for a almost 13 year old)

ATF 2009

Monday, April 26, 2010


my niece destiny had her first prom over the weekend
(how can she be old enough to attend prom already??)
it seems like yesterday when i was chasing her through the fields as she laughed.
this color for prom dresses was a popular one this year and i love it.
we saw dresses this color in our hometown too.

Friday, April 23, 2010

he skips rope well.....

brady cracked me up at his music concert last night..actually alot of kids cracked me up..
they did so good and our school here knows how to put on a very
good music show!!!!!
but notice my son in this photo (third one in on the top row to the right, with dark hair)
he sits there with his arms crossed on his knee with a bored look.... now look below
ok so i'll start clapping now because the band is playing
(i'm assuming his thoughts now)

ohh...yeah the music is louder now and more funky than before
(are you reading this in him too??)

oh wow! the music is in me, raise the roof
(he's so easy to read)

now he gets himself a jump rope and skips
(He is the tall one in back, still with dark hair)..if this was my daughter her hair would've changed by now:)

me after the show just to show u we are still get rain almost every night
these days! and i happened to get soaked.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

once upon this island....

the cast
they were just amazing
brooke & mclain after the show

brooke and hailey after the show
they have been practicing for this performance since
Jan and finally after three shows this past weekend
they are done.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

holy hail and flood waters...

no this is not the lake it's the streets
after this afternoon's hail storm

mixture of hail and rain

hail on the back porch

and more hail! does not really look like spring outside
this afternoon,but really it's April

Sunday, April 18, 2010

my birthday and the stress on my boy

this morning i woke up to the sound of my son (age 11) digging in the dryer for something. so i go in the laundry room to find him pulling pants out of the dryer and checking the pockets and stopping and saying "wait was this what i was wearing" i finally asked him what he was doing and he said " nothing" i said well what are you looking for and he said "something"???

i then realized i must have washed something of his again that he forgot to clean the pockets out of before throwing in the hamper. i've washed money, cell phones, important notes from teachers by failing to check jeans of my loved ones. so you'd think i'd learn. seeing the stress on my sons face i decided to help him look in the pockets of the washed jeans until i came across this......(picture below)

i said is this what you're looking for. and sadly he hung his head and said yes

he then raced upstairs and said i'll make u another one.

minutes go by and brady comes back to me with a folded piece of paper like the one below.

turn the page(easy enough)

more (page turning)

and again i felt the need to turn to the next page

turn once more

Happy 33rd birthday mom

ruf, ruf

you made it :)

from: brady

(could the kid get any sweeter)

for once i wish i'd waited to do the laundry

i'd set the pile of clothes aside

so my boy's surprise would of went as planned

without me spoiling it.
don't hurry to do the housework, stop and check the pockets

my daughter's message written on the board

she on the other hand is so honest.


love you to Brooke even if i'm old :)

also was given a gift from a girl in my sunday school class.

her card below with a hair clip she made just for me.

in sunday school today she came in and said

"you're wearing it"
i said "yes i am avery and it's beautiful."

Thank you all for the great birthday!

Friday, April 16, 2010

marriage enrichment trip to keystone, colorado...may you be enriched

notice we are at a marriage enrichment class and we seem to be sitting away from the husbands.
not to worry plenty more closer moments.
tubing kacey, brett, me, husband.

me getting pushed down the mountain.

us at the top...

Prettiness all around up there, for real.

more prettiness!

closeness (notice my eyes closed again)
wish i could really take a good picture with them open.
oh well.

a little better but still not open wide.
OK the sun was in our eyes if you must know.

the handsome husband.
The End.
P.S. u don't have to wait for marriage troubles to be enriched.
it can happen to the best of us.
good time to get closer and enjoy each other with out the craziness of life.

Monday, April 12, 2010

a man's best friend....

in keystone, colorado even the dogs have style
when we pulled up to the stop light i happen to look at the car next to us and could not help but take a picture. this dog had fashionable goggles on just like all the skiers... it was so adorable.
i almost want to go buy a dog just so i can buy shades for him to wear...that's how cute it was.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

what happens when you leave the kids with the pastor for the weekend...

Brooke and Brady ready to scare me when picking them up at the pastors house after not seeing them for all weekend....u could say i was a little surprised :)
in Eric's car as he picked them up from school

in Eric's bath checking themselves out...

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

kids are starving around the world and we are just sitting on the pot....

the youth of our church are putting potties in peoples yards to raise money for kids around the world...if this ends up in your yard-you owe $25 to have it remove and sent to someone else's yard. to avoid this showing up in your yard you can purchase insurance. it has been extremely successful already and the money for this is going to help the people of Haiti.


(it happened today)

Thursday, April 1, 2010

i like fruit, i like fruit with chocolate even better...

have u tried these?? i love blueberries anyway, but blueberries dipped in chocolate...HELLO
i found mine at Safeway and they are delicious. and i'm getting my daily fruit and being naughty all at once.
maybe when we are done moving i'll workout again....maybe??
i found they are putting chocolate on jalapenos too.
the possibilities are endless

trying to find words..