Sunday, December 4, 2016

Halloween 2016

These photo's uploaded really out of order.  It will take way too long to organize them easily.  The ones in front of the house are all from Daren and Tiff's camera.  They come and take photo's with their kids in Jason's Halloween yard.  It was probably my most favorite yard decor to date.  

 Yummy Treats and Pumpkin Carving.

I stumbled onto a youtuber that decorates cakes and cookies. She has tutorial's and it became my mission to watch them and follow along.  These cookies are my attempt.  If you're interested her name is Julia Usher.  Watching her videos is like doing hours of meditative yoga.

Yard Haunts.  This one is the Ogden Manor Mansion.  Wow!!  Just Wow!

Allie at her school parade.

Trick or Treating.  Our sweet neighbors use their garage as a meeting place and have seats set up and just take it a step further on Halloween night.

Brent.  Being Brent.

Jason is Michael Myers on Vacation.  

And my favorite.

What fun!  I must admit I was slightly depressed this year once Halloween was over.  I'm turning into 'one of those.'  Heaven help me. 

Happy Halloween!

Crazy Tornado

 I don't always pay attention to the weather reports.  That Thursday at work, I had no idea  we were in for a huge storm. I sit at a desk that faces away from the window inside a double door in a huge concrete building.  I was pretty much oblivious to the storm.  A client happened to swing by the office that day at the exact time that the tornado decided to touch down in Riverdale and Washington Terrace.   Washington Terrace is only about a few miles from where I work and all the sudden, he brought my attention to the storm outside.  I turned to see the rain coming in sideways and hardly able to see the lights in the parking lot!  The outside door began swinging wildly open and shut.  Rain pummeled through the open door and there was a small lake inside the swinging door.   The power flickered and then went out.  The phone rang.  Allie was screaming that she was scared. When asked where dad was, she said he'd gone to grab a bite to eat before heading to school.  I was so flustered and all I wanted to do was be home safe with my family.  I'm surprised our client got anything accomplished regarding his policy that day.  I ended up having to make up for forgotten things later once things calmed down.  It was a pretty quick moving storm so it was done after about 20 minutes or so but the damage it left.....

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Fun trip to Solitude.

Over Labor Day weekend, we headed up to one of our very favorite spots.  Solitude!  Grandpa Brent graciously rents out a condo for all 3 of our families and we get to hang out together for 3 whole days!  Saturday, we went down into town and played around a bit.

Ellyse is still young enough to play store.  This makes me happy!

Couldn't get miss E out of the kitchen.

Cool green screen TV activity.

A cool computer that takes your picture and you can pretend to be whatever you want to be.

 Mama has never been more proud of her little girl than this. ;)

Just a video of me watching my girlies play.

Family 'Sammwhich' Train!

 I love to see Ellyse be a great babysitter.

We had such an amazing time together, as usual.  Other fun highlights were the fire alarm going off on the morning we were suppose to leave at 10AM and so we got to stay a few hours longer due to the inconvenience.  GAME NIGHT! Always a hit in my mind.  Seeing a moose on the mountainside. Oh, and we got to hear all about Tessa's adventures in her darling little head.  Just take a listen.