Archive for December, 2007

snow, snow, snow……

December 28, 2007
i haven’t posted this week because our internet has been down.
i owe eli a birthday post…he turned 4 on christmas eve!
we had a good christmas, and it even snowed for us!
we SO enjoyed our time with matt and jamie. i can’t wait until we can get to arizona to visit them! hopefully soon!
it’s been snowing off and on around here, but nothing’s been sticking, so we decided to head up to the snow with our neighbors this morning. we had a blast.
as you can tell, i had a hard time narrowing down pictures to post.
so, here’s entirely too many:
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heading up the hill……
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dylan was content just eating snow.
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eli flashing his million dollar smile :)
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eli after one of many crash landings.
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eric helping dylan up the mountain. i just love these kinds of pictures of eric with the boys.
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i could look at this all day.
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brandon after a great run down the mountain.

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i could look at this all day, too!
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lance and carl having a discussion about his cold little hands.

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can you say “model”?
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joann snapped this of us before we headed back to the truck. it was really starting to rain.
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and here they are. having a snack on the back of the truck before we headed home.
a perfect day.

eli’s christmas project

December 20, 2007
eli has been wanting to make a project lately.
(i wonder where he gets that?)
so we decided that he would make these cute little reindeer.
do you remember making these when you were little?
they are so easy, i showed how to make the first one, and he made the rest all be himself!
i just worked on the tags.
he’s really getting into the spirit of christmas.
i love how he just wants to give, and he gets so excited about it.
the last couple of days he has been “wrapping” up random things out of his room and putting them under the tree. then he’ll come and get eric or i and tell us he has a surprise for us.
the look on his face is priceless when we are excited about what he has given us.
i can’t wait to see him when the family opens these little treasures at eric’s parents house on christmas morning!
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sister’s family pictures

December 19, 2007
here they are.
i just love them, i wish that i had more of the girls here, but miss emma was a little cold, and didn’t want to take pictures. although she’s to stinkin’ cute in these family ones! i can’t get over the ones of heather and josh! beautiful!
and that little nomi……
i hope you love them, sister!
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christmas tree hunting….

December 18, 2007
we finally got our christmas tree on sunday! not quite as planned (eric REALLY wanted to go into the mountains and cut one down, we even got the permit :( ) with the trip to cali being postponed, and getting sick last week, we took this opportunity to go with eric’s dad, and our niece, sam. it was duke’s birthday, too!
this tree farm is called “the tree wisemans” isn’t that too cute?
i have so many pictures, i just couldn’t leave any of these out.
and why should i?
so here goes:

the hunting begins…

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dylan, eating dirt, as usual!
i don’t even care any more. i mean, if that’s really what he wants to do….
and he still looks cute doing it!
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the boys and their cousin, sam
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eli thinks he found it. this pic is a bit out of focus, but i just couldn’t resist.
i just love my little boys!!!
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the one. isn’t it beautiful?
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eli is such a big helper……he cut it down all be himself (atleast that’s what he thinks!)
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i just LOVE this picture.
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and this one.
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and seriously could you resist this little one? that hat…..those boots…and the way he’s just standing there…
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this is eli’s “i’m enjoying a candy cane for all my hard work” face.
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here we are. i’m so glad i had sam snap this before we left. i think my favorite family pic to date. definetely us.
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a couple of my baby sister

December 18, 2007
i took some headshots of my sister for this theatre program she’s in.
what a beauty!
can you believe she’s still in high school? she looks so grown up in these.
love you jess!
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some favorites…

December 18, 2007
so, things have been all over the place around here.
i’ve been meaning to get some more pictures from california up.
this is the first chance i have gotten, and there are so many more that i want to post, but they just might have to wait until after the holiday…..and eli’s bithday……and new year’s…….
it sure seems like when momma gets sick, the whole world falls apart.
i really should be cleaning something, or switching laundry loads, or doing dishes, or wrapping gifts, or…..or…..or……..
anyway, i will for sure have a few more posts in the next two days.
my sister’s family pics, and christmas tree hunting!
for now, some favs:
emma and eli at nonny and papa’s
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the boys celebrating their birthday’s with mimi and papa, jessica, heather, josh, emma, and nomes
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bowling with the fam…….why don’t we do this more often?
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emma playing with the fan.
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nomi being silly for the camera
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on the way home we stopped in redding to see me brother. isn’t this just the cutest picture?
this is the first time we met his girlfriend, paula. the boys liked her right away!
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i wish we could have spent more time with matt when we were home.
i just can’t believe how fast things change.
he’s all growed up!
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janna, jamie & baby kate

December 15, 2007
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i’m so glad i had the opportunity to take some pictures of my best friend, and her beautiful family while we were in california.

here are some of my favorites……obviously a hard decision!

kate was quite energetic during the shoot, so we had to get creative when it came ot the family shots…..i think it works, though. a true representation of who she is!

thanks guys for letting me do this for you. i can’t wait to do it again after the new baby!

we got home on tuesday, and have been fighting a serious flu bug around here! i’m hoping to get some more pics from the trip up in the next couple days! especially the ones of my sister and her beautiful family!

our first fashion show…..

December 12, 2007
on thursday, heather called and said she had recruted eli and dylan for a fashion show that the girls were going to participate in at the christmas stroll.
i wasn’t sure at first if we were up for it, but it ended up being really fun!
eli and dylan seemed to be game. okay, eli was beyond excited. all day he kept calling it a “talent show”
we found out at the end that he really did think that it was a talent show. he cried and said
“but mommy, the lady didn’t give me the microphone!”
this explains him running up on stage, when it wasn’t his turn yet, and going straight for the lady with the mic, and staring at her with a confused look on his little face.
she had to say “thank you eli” a few times before he caught on that it was time to get off of the stage.
dylan came up on stage after eli, layed down on his belly, and scooted off of the front of the stage……..bottom first.
i didn’t catch any great pics of them, because during all of this, emma and naomi were on stage modeling their sweet little outfits just perfectly, and i was taking pictures of them!
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a quick game of “ring around the rosie” before the show started.
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haming it up for the camera.
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naomi and emma were just perfect.
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after the show, we all went to a little diner on plumas, and had dinner.
emma and eli were at the next booth with mimi and papa.
we were waiting for our food, and i looked up and saw this.
i just love it!

girls….

December 8, 2007
just enjoying being around my beautiful
girls…….
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we had quite an eventful day today…..
i have pics to post, but it is WAY too late, and dylan is bound to wake up bright and early…
for now, this will have to do…

December 6, 2007
CALIFORNIA OR BUST