Sunday, November 6, 2011


The weather man said it might snow, everyone was hopeful, that first snow is always SO exciting!  So the boys did their snow dance, this is a ritual they have been doing for a couple of years which includes getting a bowl of ice, flushing the ice down the toilet, and dancing around, basically praying that snow would come....good job guys, it worked:)
The beautiful view from our kitchen

Just enough snow

Jake and Brig love to go bare foot across the snow

Mission accomplished

Wednesday, November 2, 2011


I love an eight year old smile, all those crazy teeth and they are still carefree enough not to be self conscious so they just smile away.
I took Brig to the Orthodontist today and his mouth was anything but normal, two extra teeth.  But the kicker was that one of those teeth was a small pointed tooth growing in between his two front teeth.  You can see it in the xray.  Brig thought it was "AWESOME"  and asked if he could keep it.  I just thought of the oral surgeons bill.

Its great to be 8!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


Brig and The Queen of Hearts

A Cauldron of CANDY

Max, Jake, Anders, and Brendan

Mt Vernon was CRAZY

BRIG got 8 pounds of candy!!!
Max, Chick Magnet, Thing One, Phinn


My good friend Megan told me all about this great race, right in my back yard, mostly biking, really encouraging me to do it and when I asked her if she was going to race she said NO! HAHA Well she put the bug in my ear and I couldnt stop thinking about it.  I was sure I wouldnt do it but I kept getting ready "just in case".  Saturday all my boys left at 6AM to go hunting and I thought "I'm running that race today."  I showed up and I must say the other racers matching outfits, totally in shape bodies, and air of professionalism were a bit intimidating. I had visions of me, coming in an hour after the last place finisher.  But once the air horn went off there was no turning back and I started to run. It was a 2.5 mile run, 11 mile bike ride, 1.5 mile run.  The goal was to finish and I DID.  My first race, and I must say it was AWESOME! Maybe I'll do it again:)
Before the race - still smiling

Finishing 15 miles
The course - the blue is the bike trail

Finished 3rd in my age group