Sunday, September 28, 2008

Go Fish!

Addyson got a Go Fish! game from Grammy and she is so funny to watch. Actually, I am not sure if she is the funniest, Kate got pretty into it too. Anyway, it ended up entertaining them for a hour or so.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Our Home!

Well the land has finally been approved by the county!! This is so exciting! We can finally purchase the land and get things rolling. Phil will be headed to the bank and then we will be going from there - deciding weather to start now or wait until spring. Decisions decisions!
Wish us luck!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Camping Trip

Mommy and Addyson
This is so Addy...ornery!!!!
Beautiful and Precious!
Daddy and Addyson

God do I love my new camera! It takes incredible pics, doesn't it!!

We went to camp 14 for 4 days and it was so nice! We had great weather and the best part was that it was quiet and just us. We took off on the 4-wheelers and went on some great rides, went to see the red fish and enjoyed the fire and watched a couple of movies. Phil spent time with Ticker, training him and just doing some bonding. Both Ticker and Tycee loved it. The last night is started to pour and was still raining when we came home. If we didn't have Addy we would have taken off and done some riding in the rain, but I didn't want her to get sick. My mom came up on Saturday and spent some time with us as well. I wish it didn't have to end.

My parents took Addyson to the fair when we got home. They said that she loved the rides. My mom said that when she rode the roller coaster she thought she was laughing so hard that she wasn't breathing. She had her picture taken on the pony and got to go through the petting zoo. And of coarse you all know that my mom didn't have a camera for any of it.

Also, we have more exciting news! Phil made Captain!! I am so very proud of him. When we got to camp on Wednesday night he was like a little kid on crack he was so excited!! It was pretty cute actually. So now it sounds like he will be going to B shift. It will be a change, but that is how it works.

Saturday, September 13, 2008


Well...Ticker is here. Phil and Nick drove all day yesterday, a total of 821 miles and sat in 3 hours of block up traffice due to a wildfire that had jumped the highway, got home at 5am. Ticker is really good so far. He is adjusting well and is the friendliest little thing. Him and Tycee are getting along well so far too.

Addyson went camping with my parents on Thursday and won't be home until Sunday. I missing her so much. I was by myself the last two nights and I wished so much that she would have been here. My Parents called and said that she was having a blast, but it doesn't make me miss her less. I will be so happy when I see those brown eyes and big smile running to me.

Kate had a game today against Lakeland (Rathdrum). LHS lost 2-1. The girls played pretty well and as usual, I think Kate played great. They are playing CHS on Monday night, so I will take my camera and get some pics at that one.

Well...not alot of anything else going on here. I will take some pics of Ticker and of our soccer game on Monday and them posted.

Friday, September 12, 2008

Addyson Project

I picked up a little project from Crop Paper Scissors, thanks to
Jan and Kristi they turned out so wonderful. They were tons of fun to do. Now, I just need to get them mounted on the wall. I love how there are so many colors that I will have so much to choose from when we finallly build and I get to decorate a room for her. I am now addicted and am going to go pick up letters to do all of the girls names. That is going to be alot of work, but so much fun to see the final product.


I hope everyone took a minute today to remember everyone that was lost in the attacks on 9/11. I cannot believe that it has been 7 years already. Time does go by fast. I went to the station and got some pictures of Phil and Richie playing as the parade of firetrucks and police cars went by. Christel and Layla were at the station as well, and for those of you who do not know, today was Richie's 1st shift as a full timer!!! Congrats guys!!

Today was actually kind of busy, I had doctors appointments that brought alot of unnecessary stress, my parents came back into town and picked up Addyson to take her camping, then I went to Crop Paper Scissors to get a new project to work on (I am doing Addyson's name in letters for her wall in her room!), then to the station. Of coarse when I got home I started on the project and here I am at 12:40am.

I am actually really missing Addyson and I still have 2 days to go before she comes home. It still just amazes me at how much that little thing has changed my life. I just love every second that I am with her, even though I do sometimes want to pull my hair out, when she is gone I am ready for her to come back home. She is most definitely Mommies Baby girl.

Phil and Nick are leaving tomorrow to go get Ticker. I am excited to get him here and see what he is going to be like. I am just hoping for a easy transition into our family. I know Phil is really excited. So while the Hubby and the child is away I am going to work alittle and then Cindy is going to do my hair as well. I am actually kind of excited, I am needing a little change.

Well...nothing to exciting around here. I am going to catch some zzz's!! I hope all is good!

Monday, September 8, 2008


Well, we will soon have a new edition to our family. His name is Ticker. He is a Decker Rat Terrier and is 5 months old. The people who have him say that he is the biggest sweetheart. Phil is making the drive over to Molalla on Friday with Nick Stevens to pick him up. Phil has been wanting one for a long time, so we decided now is better than when we do finally end up in a new house. I guess Ticker is famous for laying his ears back and grinning at you while he wagging his tail so hard that he can't stand up straight. When he gets here I will be taking more photos so stay tuned.
Also, wish Phil good luck- he is testing for captain today and tomorrow.

Sunday, September 7, 2008

Soccer Saturday #1...

The girls played their hearts out today. Morgan's team won 2-1 and Kate's team lost to Sandpoint. It was still two great games to watch. They are both improving with every game and they both leave it all out on the field. I thought it was kind of funny that Phil got a shot of each of them that was almost identical. Well, keep posted we take pictured every game. Yes...that means I am going to have alot to scrapbook. If anyone has some cool ideas of how to scrape them let me know? I would like to do something a little different than just a 12x12 album ya know.
I hope everyone has a great Sunday.

Friday, September 5, 2008

A night alone

Well...I don't have alot to say, just that I am alone tonight and I am going to do some scrapbooking! It has actually been kind of nice, but at the same time kind of strange. I miss Addyson. Sounds crazy I am sure, but I am watching TV and I heard what sounded like Addy whining and I started to look around for her. Isn't crazy how life changes when you have children.

I hope all have a goodnight. I know I will enjoy mine.

Thursday, September 4, 2008


Well, my Mom punked out on me and didn't take any pictures last night at the rodeo. She said she was too busy watching her that she didn't even think about the camera. Go figure! I don't know how us picture taking moms do it, watch out kids plus take pictures. Do you think we are better at multi-tasking than our mothers? Probably not, but I wonder if you start to loose it with age? That is scary...I am turning 29 this month, the age thing is creeping up on me!
Well...we have not alot going on today, but Saturday I have 2 soccer games. Be looking for pics!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Baby Layla

We finally got to see Layla today. She is absolutely beautiful! Phil had come down with a cold the day after she was born, so we didn't want to get her sick at such a early age. He actually started to feel better yesterday, but we thought it was a good idea to wait one more day. Richie and Christel said that she is a excellent baby, sleeps, eats and goes potty. They are both wonderful parents and you can tell that she is going to be the jewel of their lives. With all of us she is bond to be a very loved little girl! I do find myself wanting to go out and buy more baby clothes is a good thing I am unable to have more children!

As for baby girl is 2years and 6months time flies! She has been doing so great with her potty training. It actually makes me kinda sad...she is getting so independent. And things that come out of her mouth are so hilarious. There is never a dull moment when she is awake. Grammy and Papa are taking her to slake(sp?) night tonight at the Lewiston Round-up. I am going to send my camera along with my parents to get some pics to I will get them posted.

Hope everyone has a great day!