Thursday, November 22, 2012


Well, evidently I've used up all my free space for pictures on picasa so the blog won't let me add more? I don't really understand. Any ideas? Until I figure it out I guess I won't be able to blog my photos:(

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Last things. Sad things.

Glad we got that last swim in. Last of the good weather for a while.
A trader on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange on Wednesday.
Last of the hope I had for the next 4 years. Dow already down 350. S&P Down.

Colorado, Washington Pot Legalization Deals Drug War Major Blow
Posted: Updated: 11/07/2012 2:40 am EST

And then there's the new legislation.


Monday, November 5, 2012


Frittery Delish!


Powerfully silly.





Monday, October 29, 2012

The Life of a Youngest Child

6 teeth, smiles at everyone, passionately adores her family, LOVES pumpkin pie, can climb stairs and printers and all sorts of exciting things, can't wait to swim, finds keys extremely entertaining, favorite place to be is where there are lots of people and she's in mommy's arms, ADORES her daddy at all times, waves hello upon entering any room just in case there's somebody there, is always looking for her siblings and hates it when they aren't around, finds potting soil quite palatable but not broccoli or cauliflower, can stand up on her own if she doesn't notice that she did it, walks holding onto mommy's legs, dances the minute I sing or she hears music, is Loved beyond imagination.

Before and After pictures from FHE




Friday, October 26, 2012

A Halloween Sneak Peak from Trunk or Treat

How do you say Happy Halloween in Arabic?

Our Pharaoh forever.

The brothers Er-Asul(tomb robbers).

Egyptian royalty.

Tomb robbers making off with the mummy.

Our sweet little egyptian feline had such a long day, poor angel. Her nose is all dirty b/c I tried to give her a kitty cat nose and she wouldn't have any of it.

Matt and the kids set up our trunk. Alena REALLY REALLY wanted to win so he went all out for her. It was a big hit.

especially the signs.(and of course his handsome head)

They were all delighted.

Texian Days

We took a trip to early Texas at the George Ranch.

Friends learning a dance together!

This mansion was so beautiful.

She was such a good girl during a VERY long day!

A wonderful staircase, it has a fun little landing where the children used to do little performances for each other there.

The Ranch did a lovely job of recreating everything. It was marvelous.
A sweet little greenhouse Matt and I fell in love with.

I have two Arrows!

9 Scouts earned their Arrow of Light.
Luke worked so, so hard and earned his arrow of light at 10 1/2.

Eli FINALLY got his Arrow 2 yrs later. He earned it on time but it took a while to get his actual arrow.

Another late night with the wild ones.

Right of passage includes passage by fire engine.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Sennia's Fangs!

9 month old little monster

Date Night at Home

Homemade Sushi

I do love a good sushi and movie night. We made sushi for the kids, put them all to bed and this is what I made for us to browse through while we ate(and ironed etc). Nice time:)