Sunday, December 27, 2009

Christmas with the Irish's

We had Granpa and Grama Irish, Tom and Janet, Granpa Lindsey and Grama Pam, Aunt Shannon and Uncle Josh, and Nana and Papa Stan. It was a great Christmas this year.
Oliver handing out presents.
Oliver and more Cars toys.
Baby Hailey and her tissue paper.
Oli and Papa on his new roller skates.

End Of the Year

This is totally backwards. Start a the bottom then scroll up to look at the pictures. We had a great christmas and month of december.
This is me and Tom at his work Christmas party. Dont we look good.
He had no idea i got hhim this. I have never shocked him before.

Oli loves Lighting Mcqueen so everything he got was pretty much that.
Ethan made me some cute ornaments
The boys before we went down stairs.
Oli's abc book
Oliver Ethan Emma and Stevie
Oliver's sweet apron.
Ethan's sweet new apron.
The ginger bread house. Or Train.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Christmas Tree

We went and go our tree yesterday. It was bone-chilling cold. So we found one pretty fast. Its pretty. Tall as we usually go but skinnier than normal.
Ethan as usual posing.
Tom and Ethan with the tree.
Oli never looks at the camera
Finally I got my angel from my mom. She used to make these by the masses but trying to get one out of her for me took years.
Our stockings
Oli decorating the tree
The boys holding the lights for Tom.
I just laugh so hard when I see this picture I had to post it. He is really enjoying Christmas music right now so I think he was dancing and posing at the same time.

If ya cant tell, its cold.

Oli and Papa lookin for a tree.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween Fun

Oli just didnt want to wear his costume till it was time to leave.
A gypsy and a power ranger.
Tom wasnt really into it this year.
Lisa came to visit and helped give out candy to our "customers"
Have you ever seen such a poser?

Monday, October 26, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Who's A Brave Girl? I AM!

So like a lot of the girls that went to Brave Girls Camp I have been having a hard time even sitting down to write about it. There are no words to describe what it was like to be there. It was the most peaceful place I have ever been. And all I can think about is going back.
The women I met there were AMAZING. I have never felt more at home, not being at home, as I did there. From the moment I walked in and saw all the lights and pictures and SMILES and LOVE I new I was supposed to be there.
Life Changing FUN for Women is exactly what is was.
I am a total loser and forgot my camera so I have no pictures to post but it was beautiful.
We created lots of things. Now I have 2 boys and a husband and I typically don't have time to create things for me. I do at work all the time for other people and I love it but its not the same. I was able to create things for me. For no one else, just for me. I never do that. I WILL do that now. I feel its so important to get it out. And what better way to "get it out" than with some glitter and some mod podge. ( i still cant believe i never knew about that stuff )
One of the things that hit home to me was on the first night a wonderful woman spoke about her life. She has changed me...Forever. I am so grateful that she spoke. She spoke about having a choice in life. That you have a choice in every situation you are in, you have a choice. Easy or hard you have one. And that is something that I have been thinking about non stop since she said it. I do have a choice. I can be happy or sad. I can just do it and I can choose not to. I guess I have just always thought that you don't. And maybe I just always do what easy cause its easy. So I am just so grateful that I was able to listen to her speak.
I still am trying to find the best words but I am just speechless. I am so grateful that I was able to attend and that I was able to get to know Kathy and Melody. I can not thank them and the staff enough for EVERYTHING. No detail was unnoticed. And everything Luscious I mean Jeanne said that last night was right on for me. You guys are AMAZING.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Off to the Pumpkin Patch

We went to Maris Farms yesterday because the weather was so beautiful and not freezing and it hasn't rained for a while so it wasn't muddy like it always is. These pictures are backwards from the order this it goes in reverse.
The boys liked pulling the sting to feed the goats.
Oliver just after his slide ride.
While this picture was being taken Ethan had pulled something in the truck to make it roll forward. Luckily the guy had put blocks in front of the tires so it wouldn't roll. It did jolt me and Oli as we were trying to get of this thing.
Oliver loved this so much. I think the ride was crazier when me and Linny to Ethan when he was 18 months. And Yes I took my 18 month old on a monster truck ride and Yes is was AWESOME!
Tom and Ethan racing down the slide.
You actually go pretty fast. Oli kept catching air on one of the lumps.
This was a pillow jumpy thing. I have never seen one but it was pretty cool.
My litter Cheeser
My big cheeser
If you blow this picture up you can see the pure joy on Olivers face. Nothing makes him more happy than to be on a TRACTOR.
On the cow train
Oli's poor cow Lily had an accident and lost her head.
This was one dirty room. Oli took one step and wanted nothing to do with it. Then Ethan came over and took his hand to show him how fun it is. Then we couldn't get him out.
Corn Angel