Thursday, October 30, 2008

Island Park Adventure

What a vacation we had this year! We were so excited to head up to Island Park last Thursday when I started feeling like I was getting a fever. I was diagnosed with a cold and mastitis, I got started on an antibiotic right away and we were off. I fought the fever and aches and chills for 2 days before I started feeling a bit better when Brian admitted that he had a tickle in his throat, the next day he had the fever and chills and poor William was puking and had a fever also. Not to mention a raw throat(Thanks Mom!) Anyhow, come to find out we all had strep throat, but my mastitis kinda threw the diagnosis off for a few days. Monday the boys got started on antibiotic and are finally feeling better, now that we are home! Since we all were sick, we didn't get out to see much, but we did drive through Yellowstone and We took a couple fun pics
We kept the boys busy with craft since it was chilly out. They painted them and Dad assembled them and we walked down to the river to float them.Wills boat took an early lead, and then slowly started drifting away from shore, which could be problematic, I can hear the devastated cries from the boys now!
With Brian's quick thinking and stretching skills, no boats were lost in the float. Mind you, the bank of the river was crusted with ice! Brrrrrrr.........Dad's are the best.
There was another geyser going off at the same time as old faithful, it was pretty cool.
And now onto the boys absolute favorite part of the trip each year. Eating lunch in the back of the van! It doesn't matter what we do, lunchtime cannot come soon enough and the boys have a blast! I love that this simple things bring them so much joy. (as long as the ravens keep a decent distance away from the van:)
It was a little chilly so Mo took refuge in Dad's jacket. She seemed to enjoy it.I love that serious face!
Will wanted his pic in front of the water in the canyon.
Grey also had a good time watching the water with dad. (yep, this is about as exciting as it gets when the entire family is sick on vacation)
Mom & Mo

One Definite highlight and advantage of being sick was the fact that all we really felt up to was to drive, so we ended up taking some scenic routes and guess what we saw...................drum roll actually Grizzly Bear! We have been through the park countless times and have never seen a bear, let alone a grizzly so that was definitely very cool. We got some video, but since we have an ancient video camera, I have to figure out how to get it onto the computer. I will post it once I figure it out. Aside from being sick, we still had a lot of fun on vacation.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Miss Jane

So, I thought I would post about my sister Katie Jane today, because honestly, if I had to choose a favorite sister it would have to be her. My reasons for thinking she is so fantastic are three fold: a) She is wicked smart and funny b) She is gorgeous to behold and c) She has great taste in beanies and did I mention she is funny? Okay, I will admit it right now...this isn't Toni...this is Katie the afore mentioned sister, so before all of our other sisters go and get their panties in a twist, I thought I should clear that up...but secretly I really am her favorite.

The real reason for this random post? I have heard through the grapevine that some of my dear sisters readers might be interested in a cute beanie. If you are just go to my blog and leave me your name and contact info. I will be posting all the options and patterns the beginning of next week and would love to make one for you. The price should be around $6.00 or $7.00. I also might make a boutique on Etsy that you can just look through. That information will be forthcoming! Thanks for being so sweet and making me feel great by commenting about the beanies.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

One minute to brag....about my hubby

So apparently I feel the need to post everyday now, but I just had to post this thank you for my husband. I know this is so horribly cheesy, bleh, but I wanted to do this for him. He has been on wards for the past 4 weeks which basically translates into being a single mom. He is now finally on a new rotation and had the morning off and instead of sleeping in, he woke up, went and worked out (to maintain his hot bod :) and then got up with the kids and made me breakfast in bed. And we won't forget the huge mug of Hot Cocoa (my fav!) He is such a cute Dad and an amazing Husband. Thanks Babe! I think this is one of my favorite pics of him so I thought I would post it :)

Monday, October 20, 2008

Many moods of a typical model.....

I know that I have already posted a ton of pics of this hat, but when my sis sent these to me I couldn't resist.....and since many of you have asked, she is going to be selling them, if you are interested let me know and I can find out the particulars.

Friday, October 17, 2008

The Most Talented Aunt Katie Ever!!!

Is this not the most adorable beanie alive or ever made or whatever..... KT Jane made this adorable beanie for little Mo. She is also working on a brown and pink one for her and maybe a cream and Tan..I am giving her a lot of practice, but they are so cute! She is also making some for the boys with ear flaps. I love talented sisters :)

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Shhhhh........don't tell Dad

Brian has been working the wards the past 3 weeks, and rarely makes it home for dinner. I asked the kids what they wanted for dinner and they of course, chose pancakes. (it is a step above cereal or hot dogs right?) So I did. Much to my boys surprise, they got this....
Strawberry chocolate chip pancakes with a peach smile, chocolate chip eyes, marshmallow nose and whip cream hair with sprinkles. (technically, there was strawberries in the pancakes and the peach smile is fruit so it's not that bad is it?)
Needless to say, they each had two...... Will and Grey kept saying "this is delicious" "this is the best dinner ever!" I wish I heard that more often...figures!
Since I am not a perfect mom, this is how I get my kids to like me :)

Sunday, October 12, 2008

This is how Van Gogh Started Right?

Dino Undies, a paint brush and a pumpkin as his canvas. I am pretty sure that is how all of the greats got started right? Grey had so much fun painting pumpkins at Aunt Katie's house with Claire and Grandma.

I just love how intently they are working on their pumpkins while naked in the kitchen :)We also baked and frosted Sugar cookies.......mmmmmmmmmmm......basically Aunt KT spoiled them rotten with treats and pumpkin glasses, but that is what Aunt's are for right?

Saturday morning we had a big breakfast. Jer made waffles and bacon & Eggs. We also had "Candy syrup" Basically it is syrup mixed with cream. mmmmmmm I will have to post the recipe. Then that afternoon we all had a big bowl of Jer's homemade chili. Thanks for a fun weekend guys!

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I can't remember my natural color anymore!

So, I have decided that the blond is just to hard to keep up with and decided to go back to my natural color. I am not quite used to it yet and sometimes still surprise myself in the mirror. Will said that I looked beautiful, so at least that is something right. I think my hair looks the same in each pic, but I couldn't decide which smile I liked better and I don't take pics of myself often so I decided to post them both I guess I am narcissistic. It is always weird taking a picture of yourself, do I do the cheesy smile and look like a dork, maybe a more serious sultry look to show of the new hair? Oh, and don't we love the drool spots on my shoulder from Mo!If that doesn't say sexy, then I don't know what does. I think that definitely the braces help with that :) One year down and I can't wait to get them off! I have an appointment tomorrow and hopefully he can tell me more exactly how long I will have to keep them on.

My little Mo

Okay Jackie, you are a rockstar! Here are a few photos that my friend took of little Mojo. I love how serious Morgan is all of the time and these pics capture her personality perfectly! If any of you need a photographer, she is amazing and so easy to work with. You can check out her blog @