Sunday, December 25, 2011

Twas the night before Christmas.....

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Last Night....

We had an awesome Holiday Gathering with a majority of our Exchange Students
Who are in the White Mountain area for the school year!
Great kids!!! and TONS of fun!!

Early Christmas

We were lucky enough to have Brittnee and her Little family come this last weekend
to spend an early Christmas with them!
I never get enough of this little granddaughter of ours!

She was super excited to play in all the snow we had
so we bundled her up tight and took her sledding for the first time

They boys built alittle sledding hill right in our yard that was just the right size for her...

but everyone else couldn't help themselves....

it was a great time and A LOT of fun!

After sledding we had Brittne, James and Brynlee open their presents

And then we got ready to go to our ward party
Here is Brynlee modeling her new outfit from YaYa (thats me)

Not sure what this is but it was sooo stinkin cute!

Our baby girls...

The whole little Bowdoin family...

Santa came to the ward Christmas party...she was fine sitting on his lap

But then came out the HUGE boo boo lip...
sooo funny!

Even though their stay was short we were VERY VERY glad they were able to make it!

The North Pole Experience

We had the exciting pleasure to go to the
 in Greer
When we got to Greer we had to board the candy cane express and make our way through the "Portal" that would take us to the North Pole....
When we arrived we were taken to the doors of Santa's Workshop
By a very happy Elf...

When we got inside the very first thing we got to see what the
this was fun for me because I got to see lots of toys from my childhood...

We then moved into the "old" small workshop, before it was expanded
We were given a tour of the old workshop and told what to expect in the new workshop by Santa's head elf

After that we went into the actual workshop and were able to help the elves make some toys that would go out to all the good boys and girls (I don't have pictures of that as my camera pretended to be out of batteries)
next we were invited in to sit around the table and have yummy cookies and Santa soup (hot chocolate)

after that we went into Elf University where we learned about manners, being grateful and how to be good boys and girls

finally we moved into Santa's office where we waited our turn to meet Santa
Here is Quade checking out Santa's big office chair

Sawyer had a turn

as did Noah

and then we were finally able to meet The Big Guy and tell him of all our dreams and wishes....

After we spent some time with Santa, we boarded the Candy Cane express and went back through the Portal and stopped in at Molly Bulters for a very very Yummy dinner!

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Blue Ridge vs. Show Low Football - A photo gallery

Blue Ridge super fan Austin Jones, a staple at all Yellow Jackets home games, congratulates a leaping Ben Watson following the Yellow Jackets' 35-14 win over the Show Low Cougars, Saturday, Nov. 26 at NAU's Walkup Skydome for the AIA Division IV title.

Blue Ridge vs. Show Low Football - A photo gallery

Blue Ridge super fan Austin Jones rubs the championship trophy hoisted by Blue Ridge player Chans Cox following the Yellow Jackets' 35-14 win over the Show Low Cougars, Saturday, Nov. 26 at NAU's Walkup Skydome for the AIA Division IV title.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Happy Birthday James!!!

Saturday, November 26, 2011


A cute picture of Taylor and I while we were in DC

Saturday, November 12, 2011


Sawyers surgery went well. Everything is fixed and put back where it is suppose to go. He was in pain and on meds last night but so far today the pain has been minimal and no drugs so I think he is headed for a quick mend!

Rich and Hayden survived their sky dive adventure today.....
pictures (and maybe video) to come....

Thursday, November 10, 2011

A little shout out....

For Sawyer who is having hernia surgery tomorrow
Say alittle prayer for him!

Haydens comin home....

Its been nearly four months since he left for school.....
Miss that boy...
He and his dad have some pretty big plans this weekend....
here is a hint....

Tooth Fairy.....

The tooth fairy shared a little note that she found under Noah's pillow last night
She said she had dollar in hand and found this note when she went to place the dollar under the pillow
I must say the lady at the drive thru at the bank got a pretty good chuckle when she got the note in the little canister.
Needless to say the tooth fairy is now paying out in sacajawea Dollars!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Posting this for my mom to see....

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Taylor and I go to DC

I had meetings in DC this last week so I decided to take Taylor along
so she could experience the Nations Capital
We took a trolley tour around where you could get of and on at all the sights
first was the Capitol

The Smithsonian Castle
Jefferson Memorial
Lincoln Memorial

WWII Memorial....we also saw the Vietnam Memorial and the Korean War Memorial
and all the other sights along the Mall area

But we both agreed that Arlington was our Favorite stop

The White house
Taylor also was able to visit the American history Museum, Holocaust Museum, Air and Space Museum and the spy Museum
there was soooo much to see and just not enough time to see it all but we had a great time!
But she also discovered that she is a little "barn sour"....
(hope you know what i mean)HAHA

The video's are just for Brittnee....
She told me before she left how much she wants to go to Washington and to Arlington
as I mentioned, Arlington was amazing
they told us that they do between 25-35 funerals a day there
we were able to witness the Cason precession which was very touching
they asked that no pictures be taken but it was a very beautiful thing
first the Military band and then the horse drawn carriage with the casket
followed behind by the family....
it and the tomb of the unknown soldier
are great reminders of what an awesome country we live in.


Halloween was alot of fun this year....
We decided to have Brynlee come for a few days for a "trial run"
So Rich brought her home with him on Sunday
and she was over the moon to ride in "her" truck
Brittnee was coming over on Wednesday so we thought we would give it 3 days to see how she did without her momma.
She did amazing.
she did not cry or fuss or look sad one time!
but boy was she happy to see her mom when she got here and she then would not let Brittnee out of her sight! HA
Brynlee got here the day before Halloween so she got to go trunk or treating with the boys
I love this picture of her holding the hand of the evil sock monkey
no worries!
Sawyer got A LOT of comments on his costume and Noah was a pretty convincing Army guy with his backpack that James gave him for Christmas and his Paint ball gun that looked like the read deal
and of course Brynlee was the prettiest little fairy ever!

she did really was really dark and there were a lot of creepy creatures milling around
she didn't seem to mind and by the end was actually REALLY looking at them
and even talking to some.

We had a really fun time having her here with us for a few days!

Football 2011

What Handsome boys I have!!!
But if i were not there, I would have to question the whole twin thing!

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Here is the answer to the Riddle....

Quade is obsessed with Blue Man Group....
a few years ago there was a special on TV showing one of their performances
Quade loved it so much that we taped it and he has been watching it
at least once or twice a week since then.
So Brittnee called me up one day to let me know they were coming to Albuquerque.
She wanted to buy tickets for she and James to take Rich and Quade
so they did...
So Rich took Quade with him this weekend to take Brittnee's Horse to her
after dropping off the horse they got ready and went to the performance
Quade had no idea what was about to happen!
This was a surprise of a life time for him
he was so happy and has had a grin on his face ever since
he is carrying around the pictures and I have a feeling this is something
we will hear about for a long time to come!
good call Britt!!!