Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What a haul!!

Over all I think that Christmas went pretty well! We were up at 2 AM!!!! The kids got tons of things like usual, and Santa even brought a Trampoline! Although that afternoon I found out that like 100,000 injuries every year are due to tramps??!! What was santa thinking!? I'm sure we will add to that list, when the thing actually gets put together!!! We made the usual rounds to granny & gramps Ralston for breakfast and gifts, then off to gram and gramp Neves for lunch and games! By the time we were done our pants were a little tighter and we were so tired that we all went to sleep without complaining!

And what did Amanda get for christmas you ask.... Well I get a treadclimber and yoga tapes!! A hint I think! ok Well I actually asked for them although I was secretly hoping I wouldn't get them:)!! But I set a goal And I have actually been using them. I thought that I had better start now rather than waiting for new years cuz we all know that we never follow through with those!! So anyway starting wieght _ _ _! I'll let you know the ending weight when I get there in about 5 years!!!

Sunday, December 27, 2009

I saw Mommy Kissing.......

Have you ever had the fantasy of a big man in a red suit?? Well ok neither have I but when he walked into the room that day I felt my heart flutter.. And I couldn't resist the urge to run over to him and plant a big one on him!! To my amazement I think he liked it too!!

Saturday, December 19, 2009

Not Quite Christmas Dinner

Just an update on Pinky and Bacon they are growing fast but they won't be Christmas Dinner this year! Although it looks like Joel might be their dinner! It was too cute I just had to put this picture up!

Christmas Program

The girls had their Christmas Program for school this week and I can't believe it, it only lasted about 2 hours! They had a lot of fun performing and being with their friends!

Friday, December 11, 2009


I decided to make my nieces Christmas presents this year and I got the idea from a gift that my grandpa made for me when I was little! They are fairly easy, just fonding the parts for them. But what a fun chair to have!!

Thursday, December 10, 2009

why why WHY??????

Mike and I decided to go to Billlings last Saturday by OURSELVES!!! We were enjoying the snowy drive up there, and were almost to Laurel when we heard the worst sound! We thought that someone had shot at us! But no it was a huge rock that came flying into our windshield. Busted it clear through, there was glass on the dash. The only thing I had in the van was medical tape, so I did my own little surgery on it to keep the snow and wind out of the car. It worked pretty well if I do say so myself. So I guess for Christmas it is a new windshield for us, just what I wanted!? Then to top it all off when we got home we were unloading everything, my arms were full of stuff from costco, I turned around to go into the house when a *@#** tricycle came out of nowhere!! Yes I tripped food went flying and I hit the cement HARD!! I was not happy and my leg hurt so bad I couldn't get up! I guess I screamed on the way down so out runs Mike (to the rescue I thought) but he just started laughing and asking me how ended up on the ground. finally he carried me into the house, He is so caring!! He came back in still laughing at me. I can finally walk normally although I still have some pain in my knee! So it will be another trip to Billings to get a new windshield, they were $300 cheaper than anywhere else! Hopefully this next trip goes a little smoother than the last one!!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Laney!!!!!

It is hard to believe that my baby is 9 years old today!!! What a joy she has been to our family! I hope she has a great day and many more to come. We love you lots Delaney Jane!!! Delaney is a great big sister, daughter, and friend. She is outgoing and quite a lively spirit, there is never a dull moment at our house with her around!

Friday, November 27, 2009

its christmas time!!!!

we trimmed the tree and hung the stockings with care, now we just hope the snow is near! what a fun afternoon!

Pinky & Bacon!!!

Delaney has been asking for a puppy the last couple weeks. So Mike decided to surprize her with a new pet only it wasn't a puppy but two pigs!! Then he informed her that they were only going to be pets for a little while!? So anyway their names are bacon and pinky, the kids thought that we could eat bacon and save pinky!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Delaney's new glasses

We found out last week that Delaney needed reading glasses. They finally came in today and she is sooooo excited to wear them! Hopefully they will last taking them on and off a hundred times a day!! She couldn't believe how clear and big the print was in the books. Although she had an eye exam in August and didn't need them then, she sure does now. Hopefully she will be reading without difficulty now!!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Blue Ribbon

Today the school had a ceromony to offically congratulate the school on acheiving the National Blue Ribbon Award. we were one of two schools in Wyoming. The kids were pretty excited and the whole school got matching shirts. What a special day!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


The other day was crazy hair day at school so here is a picture of the girls with there crazy hair!!

Candy anyone???

Overall I think that the kids had a fun Halloween! Ember came and went to a couple houses with us, but I didn't get a picture of her, she was a cute little lamb. We always end up with way to much candy, and very hyper kids! But it was a fun night.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Pumpkin carving fun!!

We are getting ready for halloweeen, I think everyone knows what they want to be and now the pumkins are ready too!! Even though Cienna wouldn't touch the incide of the pumpkin! She is such a girl!!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

What else can go Wrong?? DON"T ASK!!!

The other day we noticed our hay stack fell, so this morning we went to put the stack back up, when Mike noticed the smell, and then we saw the smoke! We started frantically moving bales around. They weren't completely on fire yet, but they were smoldering and hot to the touch. So who knows how much longer before the flames started!! I will sure be glad when we are done with our crops for the year!!!!!

Monday, October 19, 2009

We went to get hair cuts today and Auntie April thought that the kids needed halloween hair, only Halloween is stil 2 week s away. The kids think that their hair will be ok and they don't want to wash it until then!!!!!!!! GROSS!!!!!

Halloween Hair

Monday, October 5, 2009

The flowers aren't going to make it. I hope everything else does!!!!

Its everywhere!!!