Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Happy 2nd Birthday

I took all of these great pictures of Colby blowing out the candle and eating his cake and there was no card in the camera. Ted was uploading the Cruise pictures onto his parents computer. Oh well at least his Aunt Kari had taken pictures of him. Look at them Here and Here. She also documented Lucas' first Thanksgiving. Check that out here. She included pictures of Matthew, Shane and Colby. I will be posting more Thanksgiving and Cruise pictures later on through the weekend and into next week (Well when I get around to it).


I decided to edit the Thanksgiving pictures I did get after I realized the card was missing from the camera. Here they are.

Cousins (Lucas is crashed at the end of the couch)

Dan and Valeri (Ted's parents)

Curtis, Lucas and Kari Hunter (Kari is Ted's sister)

Eric and girlfriend Candace (Eric is Ted's cousin)

Lance (He is Eric's adopted brother)

Ted helping Donna ( Ted's parents friend)

Tuesday, November 29, 2005


November 29th 2005 (This afternoon)

It never fails that one of the kids isn't looking when I push the button to take the picture. I got a shot for today after 15 tries. All these shots from the cruise just prove what I am up against. Either someone is ANGRY (Colby) Goofing Off or not Looking (Shane) Sometimes not looking (Matthew) These pictures are funny though. You can catch some really weird expressions sometimes. Don't forget if you want to click on the pictures, you
can see the bigger versions. Yesterday the beach pictures if you click on them if gives you an error. Sorry about that I had to load them onto the blog a different way this time. Today's pictures should be fine though.

Matthew going to the top deck

Shane the Tiger (Painted by Camp Carnival Workers)

Elephant Towel Animal

Swan Towel Animal

Monday, November 28, 2005

Cruise Pictures

Here are a few pictures from the cruise. I WILL BE POSTING MORE CRUISE PICTURES TOMORROW along with our normal blog post. The one of Ted with the video camera is in Key West. The guy for the tour he took told him the water is usually blue. With all the hurricanes and tropical storms they've had recently, the water isn't so blue. The storms turned up muck and stuff.All the other pictures are from the Bahamas area. The water was blue there. You know we could care less where the boat stops, for us its all about the food we don't have to cook and all the cleaning we don't have to do. It was a nice relaxing time for all of us. I've been cleaning, doing laundry, catching up on schoolwork and all sorts of stuff since we have been back.I'll try to do better with my picture emails and posting on here. For now this will have to do. Click on all pictures to see a bigger version. Hope everyone is enjoying this time of year. Its hard not to get excited here with these boys who keep seeing all the Christmas decorations everywhere. If it would only snow here for just a few days, that would be so nice.

Saturday, November 26, 2005


Here you can see what we were busy doing today. Shane is afraid of heights and thought he would fall when Ted was holding him. We all had a great time decorating even Matches.


We hope you can join us.

December 4th Sunday
3 to 5 pm
We will have plenty of cake,
ice cream and snacks

Friday, November 25, 2005

Happy Dog

I caught this picture of Ted napping and Sawyer relaxing. We did a bit of shopping today. Only to pick up the move Polar Express based on the book by Chris Van Allsburg. The movie was great. I loved it. We got to watch it on the screen which recently got sent back to us.

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Back Again

We made it back! This is going to be a quick post since its Thanksgiving and Colby's birthday. I will be posting more later. My computer messed up right before we left so I couldn't check my email or get online. Thats why I hadn't updated sooner.

Friday, November 18, 2005

My New Shoes

Smokey with Matches in the box


Matches with the top on.

Thursday, November 17, 2005


I finally got to see pictures of the stickers that The Stereo Guys put on the new van. I've been after Ted to take a picture for weeks now. Luckily Jonathan remembered and took one today. Today when I picked Matthew up from class he looked weird. I thought maybe he was upset about something. When I asked him he said I feel bad, and thats when I noticed his lips were white. He couldn't make it until we drove the 3 miles home. He had to open the car door and get sick on the side of the road. How about that for an adventure in the Odyssey. Oh well he is feeling fine now. Our only concern is we don't want anyone else to get it. Colby and Shane don't do as well with this type of virus. Not to mention Ted doesn't do well at all with viruses like that. We are praying for all of our health around here.

Fine Print:
The Stereo Guys
Preparing Homes for the New Millennium of Entertainment and Automation

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


Matthew and I made a whole bunch of Sausage balls for our friend Evan's Eagle Scout Court of Honor. Shane and Colby had a great time in the backyard again, with their sandbox. That is until they started putting shovels full of sand in each others hair. UGH! You can barely tell but Colby had an accident again. Which just proves Kari probably is right about us needing to get them face masks.

Monday, November 14, 2005


We finally got to watch Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. We had to watch it in on our bedroom tv because the projector for our screen is off getting serviced. I don't think we will be able to have a Survivor party this time because, it probably won't be back for the season finale.
No ANTI Survivor comments CSI Lady or WB...erber girl! After we watched the movie, it was Shane's bedtime. For a few minutes Matthew had Colby playing with puppets. Check out Matthew in the picture. He is cracking up.

This Week

I have lots of stuff to do this week, so I'm not sure if and when I will have time to post. I have a list I've started of just a few things I need to do. My list will grow as the day goes on and I remember all the things that have to be done. This time of year is fun for us. Especially now that we have a 2 year old birthday to celebrate on Thanksgiving. We are all thankful to have him around. He is so funny and its a blessing to watch him becoming who he is. I hope you all are doing well and you are looking forward to Thanksgiving as well. I can't believe that its almost here. This summer just flew by for us. We finally took the pool down this past weekend. It seemed like yesterday when we put it up. Oh and believe me it was much nicer to put it up then to take it down. I understand now why I see all these pools in the trash so many times. Its a pain to clean and rinse out and all that stuff. It was worth it and we all had lots of fun swimming this summer. Some of these pictures, I have posted today are from Friday when we went to the Park.

First off a good start with a Happy Boy

All Clean and Everyone Okay still

Dressing Up together

Cool Moon picture from our Park day

Shane moving as usual.

Photographer Matthew

Sunday, November 13, 2005


Here are the pictures that I took when Matthew was calling me the Paparazzi.