Sunday, November 29, 2009


A new favorite thing for the boys to do is go shed hunting in the mountains. They came across this skull the other day and I think Mason had died and gone to heaven!! It is the first thing he shows to everyone when they come over!! Is he his father's son or what?!?!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Meet Rosie.....

Yes.... I actually held her. I even got a sticker to show for it!! It really wasn't that bad!! Here is Wendy holding her. She was even more brave than me!! :)
And the bravest of us all was Mason.... I think he would want one as a pet if his Dad could deal with it.

The Butterfly Pavilion

I had to take a picture of this sign.... so funny!! And very true!! :)
This is so incredibly wrong that I can't even speak about it!!
Mason was able to hold this gorgeous one here: I think this one wanted out.... gorgeous though, huh?
These white ones were absolutely paper thin!! So gorgeous!!
Here's Landon cheesing it up for me as usual!!
This gave me nightmares.... so gross!!
And the giant preying mantis.... of course!!
We had never been here beofre so we ended up bringing our best friends here during their stay. It was so much fun!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Turkey Day!!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!! We miss our family and friends in California and hope you have a wonderful holiday!!! GOBBLE TIL YOU WOBBLE!!!

I promise to be back with lots of new posts. We have some of our best friends out here for the week and we have been busy showing them some of the sights. And trying to get them to move out here too!! :) I have some pretty fun posts coming up and hope to get some free time to post them all!! Have a great holiday until then!! And yes..... scrap room is DONE!! I am utterly shocked out how much stuff I had.... and how organized it is now!! I am in heaven!! Can't wait to start creating!!! Will post some pics soon!!

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Scrapbook room is almost ready!!!

I am going to have a day bed in this room for future guests who want to hang out and this is the quilt set that I found today..... how cute is this? I can't wait!! Tiffany..... I need you to fly out so we can set it up!!! :) Plus I want to see you again!! :)

Friday, November 6, 2009

Lisa and Mike

Introducing...... Mr. and Mrs. Michael O'Brien!!!

Relaxing in the limo on the way to the reception!!

Mike giving a very nice speech at the wedding... they were just TOO CUTE!
And here is the bridal party that I was so very honored to be part of!! :) Love ya Li!
And they lived happily ever after!! :)

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Their first official snow day!

Our front yard:
Our back yard... I am not sure if I even know where it is:
The snow drift on our front porch:
The kids sledding in the meadow out back: Even Landy had a great time (he usually freezes within 5 minutes...but not today!):

And of course, Mom (me), was snowed in at work and had to spend the night away from my boys (WAH!!!). Probably the start of my bronchitis too!!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Beautiful sunsets here!!

This is just a sample of our sunsets here. After the reds/oranges/yellows go away, the night sky is a gorgeous purple/pink. I love it!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Do we have a snowboarder on our hands?

Mason hopped on Trace's snowboard and was a total natural all the way down the hill. He had so much fun.... combine his enthusiasm with his lack of an adrenal gland, he may be a future X-gamer..... let's hope not though, for my sake!!

Monday, November 2, 2009


When there is 2 feet of snow in the vicinity.....
These two will make a slide out of ANYTHING!!!!
Here they gooooooooooo............. Mason and Dacota can be out in the snow for hours!!! I think Mason's eyes were even snowed shut in the very first picture!!