31 December 2010

december 31, 2011

ringing in 2011.

30 December 2010

december 30, 2010

{love jade} time.

29 December 2010

december 29, 2010

we have a shark attack.

28 December 2010

december 28, 2010

for the first time in months, the laundry is caught up and put in it's proper place.

27 December 2010

december 27, 2010

a rare moment to cozy up and read.

26 December 2010

december 26, 2010

momma's first lego project...to infinity and beyond!

25 December 2010

december 25, 2010

Happy Birthday Jesus.

24 December 2010

december 24, 2010

wishing a happy 6th birthday to our gibson jack.  we love you to the moon.

23 December 2010

december 23, 2010

i sent the boys downstairs to clean up and after several minutes, they brought me
downstairs to see this.

22 December 2010

december 22, 2010

pillow pets even make uh-oh's easier.

21 December 2010

december 21, 2010

pizza by candlelight.

20 December 2010

december 20, 2010

elliott's new best friend.

19 December 2010

18 December 2010

december 18, 2010

our first Christmas party is a slam dunk.

17 December 2010

december 17, 2010

small group white elephant party.

16 December 2010

december 16, 2010

i love it that i wake up to fresh cut grapefruit.  thank you my love.

15 December 2010

december 15, 2010

the end result of our animal cracker disections.

14 December 2010

december 14, 2010

i have no idea what the boys were thinking with this one.

13 December 2010

december 13, 2010

each night, as we sleep, a light shines upon our cross casting these amazing shadows.

12 December 2010

december 12, 2010

celebrating yia yia's birthday.  happy birthday yia yia, we love you.

11 December 2010

december 11, 2010

Christmas ornament picks of 2010.

10 December 2010

december 10, 2010

steve got smart.  he packed my swimming bag for me to avoid a 5:30 am search for swimming bottoms, goggles, or a hat, that i just wore the day before.

09 December 2010

december 9, 2010

looking for some peace.

08 December 2010

december 8, 2010

gibson and mamma played the first of many scategories games to come.

07 December 2010

december 7, 2010

although tears blurred my vision, my memory of gibsons first Christmas program is crystal clear.

06 December 2010

december 6, 2010

oprah winfrey once said,
"surround yourself with people who are going to take you higher."
and if you want more motivation, i say,
"surround yourself with people who are going to take your money."
well starting tonight i did both.

here's the deal:
4 friends
$20 entry fee
15 minute workouts
5 days a week
$5 re-entry fee because b knows how we work.
and
lots of laughter.

last one standing, who by the way will be slim and trim, gets the pot.

05 December 2010

december 5, 2010

making sure not to ignore any part of our Christmas tree.

04 December 2010

december 4, 2010

now, that's what i'm talking about.

03 December 2010

december 3, 2010

CA-60's, late papers, and new ideas have me buried.

02 December 2010

december 2, 2010

mission accomplished.

01 December 2010

december 1, 2010

nightfall brings our first snowfall a much needed break from two little boys.

30 November 2010

november 30, 2010

 who shot the chicken? elliott nonchalantly questions.

29 November 2010

november 29, 2010

just another bathtime.

28 November 2010

november 28, 2010

patiently waiting for peter pan to begin.

27 November 2010

november 27, 2010

a trip to sports clips with daddy landed our boys with green and white hair.  go state.

26 November 2010

november 26, 2010

daddy read book after book after book on our family date at our favorite bookstore.

25 November 2010

november 25, 2010

one of the many reasons i love thanksgiving.

24 November 2010

november 24, 2010

God bless kindergarten teachers who send home games like, roll-a-turkey.

23 November 2010

november 23, 2010

the best way to fall asleep.

22 November 2010

november 22, 2010

rice is to gibson as meatballs are to sweeds.

21 November 2010

november 21, 2010

and now, steve will magically make our blog into a book.

20 November 2010

november 20, 2010

we did it.  for our 365th picture, we went back to where it all started.
wow. what a trip.

19 November 2010

november 19, 2010

Operation Christmas Child had our kids on a mission.

18 November 2010

november 18, 2010

what's a husband to do...two pieces left...one is significantly bigger...

17 November 2010

november 17, 2010

an official birthday dinner to celebrate steve's 32nd and jade's 10th.

16 November 2010

november 16, 2010

a lesson in perspective.

15 November 2010

november 15, 2010

and...this is a metaphor for our life right now.

14 November 2010

november 14, 2010

on daddy's birthday we did one of his favorite things...
we drove around looking for treasures and happened upon this dilapidated barn.

13 November 2010

november 13, 2010

one of my favorite parts of being a mom.

12 November 2010

november 12, 2010

armed with twizzlers and beef jerky, we are ready for our road trip.