Saturday, December 12, 2009

Christmas Tree

Our first real Christmas Tree! It smells so good and it is so pretty. We have had a 4 foot tree for that we would set on a table for as long as I can remember. I am so happy to have a tall one this year.

Peyton has been very busy making sure no ornaments stay on it. At least as many as she can reach.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Haley's First Tournament

Haley did her first tournament today. She was so nervous but did well.

Thursday, November 5, 2009


Anthony and Kylee.....Our cute cousins

Peyton was supposed to be a unicorn but her costume was a little tight so we couldn't get her to keep her head on.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Haley gets her yellow belt

Haley tested for her yellow belt this weekend. This time she had to earn it. Her and six other kids tested together but only two of them were white belts. It was good for her to do some karate in front of an audience. She did a great job.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Girls Trip to Jamaica

Last month I was invited by some friends to go to Jamaica. It was a last minute thing for all of us but Kara managed to get all 5 of us to go. This was a big deal for me because I have never been out of the country before or even flown over water before. We had a great adventure and I'm so glad I went. Our first stop: Chicago Airport. We had to travel through 3 cities to get there so it was a long day but it went by fast.

Finally there....

We were a little nervous about our transportation to the resort. Our luggage was thrown through the back window of this van.

All the virgin drinks we wanted.

We had a blast at this pool. We spent a lot of time on the waterslide. I figured out why it is so dangerous to go down the waterslide 5 people at a time. We went down all together about 20 times and acted like a bunch of little kids. We were probably getting funny looks but we didn't notice. It was crazy we had a good time.

Me, Kara Allen, Mandy Pack, Amber Pugmire and Amy Crowther.

It was fun to get dressed up every night.

Messy Mouth

What can I say, Peyton is our little piglet! She will eat anything and everything that we put in front of her. She is such a good eater. I'm not sure what is going on with her hair. I think I may have just pulled her ponytail holder out to make it stand up like that.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Yellowstone July 2009

Chad's mom has been wanting the whole family to take a road trip to Yellowstone for a long time now so this year we decided to go.

These painted buffalo were all over town. Done by all different artists. We thought they were cool. I think there was about 50 of them.
This is the Bear and Wolf Habitat we visited. You can watch them be fed and learn all about their lifestyle. It was fascinating. This wolf is bigger than it looks. It's back reached right about the height of the top of Kinsey's head.

Peyton being just plain cute!

Kinsey's new pet. Probably the closest she will ever get to the real thing.

Some of the animals we saw there....

We stayed at this gorgeous cabin in Island park. It had 6 bedrooms, 2 living rooms, a hot tub and a wrap around porch. So plenty of room for everyone.