Sunday, July 27, 2008

SITS giveaway!

SITS... you've gotta check it out! They have some awesome links to some AWESOME blogs! oh and by the way, there is this AWESOME contest to win an IPOD- gotta get it!

More soon about our weekend!

Friday, July 25, 2008

blog ~FUN~ & my mom

So, as you can tell I've been having lots and lots of fun doing new things with my blog. I don't know why I'm obsessed with it lately, but as I look at all these *pretty* blogs of my friends, I want mine to look pretty too! So I've spent a few hours checking out different things to do with my blog! I really hope the time I put into my 'dirty little secret' (uh... my blog... duh!) is worth it and your enjoying reading it! I love to feel famous and hope people are reading reading reading! LOL

So, anyway, it's been still a little busy on the home front. But, my mom is here! And this post is all about my mom. I love her! I can't imagine not having her first and foremost as mom. But more than that I can't imagine not having her as my best friend! If I go one day with out talking to her, I'm lost! Even if it's just to hear her voice, then my day is all better and I can sleep well at night. She's here and let me just tell you, I feel all better. I was having a few OVER WHELMING days of lost hope... 5 kids and I thought I may lose it before the summer is over, but mom came to save the day! Anyway, mom if you read this I love you for being the best mom ever, the grammy my kids totally deserve and also my best friend! Thanks for all you do and for all your going to do!!!

And as for my beautiful baby girl- she rolled over (from tummy to back) and is SO BIG! She's growing more and more every day. As my mom has not seen her since she was born she was surprised at how big she actually is! She just wants to be a big girl and I just want to keep her little forever.

Another note- Jason bought me a bike! I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! I am intending to use it to get back to shape and get my baby fat all gone... so I'll keep you updated, but too bad I really like my own baking... UGH! The battle has begun:)

Saturday, July 19, 2008

pont tails and photoshop fun

SO- I love photoshop and here is a picture of Miss Karley Mae and her first pony tail! I love it. I always think those little ponys look silly, but of course with my little miss it looks cute:) She's 3.5 months now and growing like a weed. I'm not sure how much she weighs but it'll be only a matter of time till she is rolling over- she just has to get her hand on the other side and she's there.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

3 month pics

I absolutely LOVE her! I think she is the most adorable baby EVER! And I can't help but love her:) Everyday I kiss her cheeks-- wouldn't you if you were lucky enough to be her mommy?

Here are some shots from her 3 month photo shoot, I of course think they turned out FABULOUS!!! I have the best photo girl!!

Monday, July 14, 2008


So, I'm a photoshopper!! And here is my first attemp at working some magic on pictures! I love it! I'm learning some new skills from an awesome friend and also from The Sprague Lab blog! It's awesome to learn this stuff!! So here is my magic:



Tuesday, July 8, 2008

in a nutshell

So, I haven't posted in FOREVER I think... so here is a little update on our crazy lives lately...

She finished school and was super excited for summer to start!

This is her and her 2nd grade teacher Mrs. Hustak. Alyssa received an award for being the best listener and always thinking things through.
Alyssa on her last day of school- she got a webkinz snake and was SO happy:)

This is Alyssa and the principal of her school. She really enjoyed Mrs. Horch as her chapel teacher and wanted a picture to remember her by because Mrs. H is retired now!

The first weekend of summer began with an awesome visit with our friends from the Calgary area. Alyssa and Cyerra went to school in kindergarden together and have been buds since then! They're bond in never ending. Alyssa has been blessed and lucky enough to visit Calgary 2X now to hang out with Cyerra and her family!

Cyerra and Alyssa enjoyed a bubble bath with a whole bottle of bubbles! Silly girls.
Here is the most adorable post card alyssa sent to us from calgary while she was there. It made me smile as big as I possibly could!
The 3 boys, Karley and I travelled to Lethbridge on saturday to pick Alyssa up from her visit with Cyerra and made it home sunday in time to pack her up to head to bible camp! She was super excited to be back at Whispering Pines this summer.

He's glad summer is here and has been BUSY BUSY BUSY!!! The first wednesday through saturday was spent at a hockey camp. Mason was so tired in the evening and so sore from working so hard. Of course I forgot my camera each morning- as we had to be up and out the door at 7am- which I haven't done in ages. It was so hard for me to have all the boys and karley loaded and gone. Whoa! This week mason is at a pirate camp:) He seems to be enjoying it tons!

Mason on his last day of school!

Mason and I really enjoyed Mrs. Clark for his 1st grade year! She is such an awesome teacher with so much understanding and patience!

Mason, Jameson and Connor

The boys, Karley and I had some fun the first couple days after alyssa left for her trip to Calgary! A freind was camping out at the lake and we went for a visit and played on the beach and hung out at their camp site for a few hours! On canada day we went fishing which was super fun and had a fish BBQ at our place with a camp fire and fire work in celebration of Canada day at our house!

They carried buckets and buckets of water from the lake up onto the beach to make rivers! It was LOTS of work!
Jameson loved playing on their river! He was in heaven with all the water!

Daddy came to join us at the camp ground!
Think Mason LOVED the smores?
Connor and one of his MANY girlfriends Brooke!
Karley sucking her fingers!
Jameson at the camp site!

Karley's first fishing trip
Handsome fisherman
Concentrating on fishing
Awesome fishing hat:)

The one true fisherman out of all the kids! HE LOVES IT

Jameson, our little pyro, LOVED the fireworks the most!
My awesome awesome friends sherri and I!
Connor enjoying the show!
Jason did a GREAT job!!!!

Kalrey- our 3 month old Harley girl!! (she loves her mommy's kisses)