Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sandy's little farm

my aunt Sandy is so proud of her farm. Before we left town we had to get out and visit her 46 animals!!
Here are a few pics of our little journey!!

 In the middle my proud Aunt of her farm!! On the left my sweet Grandma Olson. I am so lucky to still have 3 amazing grandma's here to enjoy life with. She's got a very special place in my heart and many memories we share!!!
 The big ol' turkeys...strutting their stuff!!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving

If you have your health, if you have people in your life to love, you are blessed. Life moves fast, slow down and enjoy the simple things.  If you have hurt someone, make it right. If you are holding a grudge, let it go. If someone hurt you, forgive them. If someone needs you, make time to be there for them. If you make a promise, hold true to your word.  If you can't keep a promise...then don't make it! Things don't matter, people and relationships do.  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!
All together we probably had 26 family members at dinner- was a great day!!

 Below Bailey and his cousin Rylan...always bugging eachother..

 She love her daddy!

Monday, November 25, 2013

A little touch of Christmas ...before Thanksgiving :-)

Yes I know it's not even thanksgiving yet, but this year we are not really setting up a ton of lights outside, so my focus was on my front porch entrance to my house. Here are a few things I did at my door!! The weather was around 50 degrees this weekend, I could definitely love that temp all winter long.  This week I am getting a ton of work done over the next couple of days then off for 5 days for a little Thanksgiving vacation. Excited to spend some time with family!!

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Happy Birthday Amanda

It is so hard to believe that my little baby girl is growing up on us!! Amanda you are the joy of my life. I can't even begin to express how very proud I am of you! How does 15 years go so fast?!  You are such a sweet spirit, loving, giving, caring, you are a leader and not a follower and that quality is something I admire in you. You always stand firm in your beliefs. I love your drive in life weather it is doing amazing things with your hair, learning piano, voice lessons, jumping into softball (and doing great), or teaching yourself the guitar. What ever you want to learn you always go for it!  You are the best sister anyone could ask for, and by far the best daughter!! Today we celebrate your 15th Birthday!!! I love you so much!! MOM

I hope you always think I am "cool"
time really goes fast...treasure the moments always!!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Luv this girl

this goofy nutty girl is now teaching herself how to play the guitar!! She is a girl with many talents that is for sure. She was self teaching herself piano and voice (now I have her in lessons), but now she has taken my guitar and dusted it off from the many years of sitting in the closet and is now teaching herself how to play guitar! She amazes me with all her determination and drive in life. A true inspiration and she always has a little sister watching and admiring!!

birthday fun day

Yesterday was my birthday, and I do admit I felt a little spoiled. I had a great day. Lots of phone calls and messages a morning date with hubby, some shopping, then dinner out with the whole family! I'd say it was a great day!! and..I am not exactly sure how old I am since the candles on my cake kept changing numbers. I will take the 36 though..:-)

 Both my teens are taller than me now..and so is Gracie lol
 thanks Storff for making today extra special!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Happy Halloween..

 My sweet kitty Gracie and two big babies!!
My oldest daughter Amanda and her friend Holly!!
 Gracie and her friend Tenley
 This Halloween was a chilly one. But we ventured out for a while and went trickor treating!! The kids had a fun time and even though it was a little cold at least it was not windy out..the kids had a perfect time and got way too much candy as usual!!