Thursday, November 20, 2008

Hughson H.S. Reunion / Trip to Cali

October 18th, 2008 was the big 10 Year Hughson High School Reunion for Ryan!!! (GO HUSKIES!!!)

With high school being one of Ryan's fondest memories there was no question that we would make the trip (not to mention that even if it meant driving all the way to Cali, it was worth it to be able to go on a date). It was a lot of fun, great food, fun pics from back in the day to look at, and lots of reminiscing going on. Although we were missing a lot of Ryan's close friends we were glad we made the trip! Below are some pics from the reunion and our visit to the pumpkin patch!
Lys said she wanted the Biggest horse they had!! (mind u this was her 1st time on a horse ever, brave girl)
Lys is trying to figure out how to feed her sister to the giant wooden pumpkin thing.Bella had a great time on her pony ride!!! (do you see the sheer terror?)
At gram's house, this is how we found them sleeping after coming in to check on them.
Pumpkin patch!Reunion pics
Sorry this is pretty pointless its very hard to see anyone but what the hey!

More reunion pics......(you can't really see it very well but the guy in the white shirt had the coolest mustache ever!)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

True story!

These are our pics from one of the last races we ran which was the Oregon State Fair Run in August which includes free admission to the fair and a shirt. Who can pass that up right? Even though you are all sweaty its a good time for the whole fam!!! So I felt like I prepared harder for this race than I had in comparison to other races I had run over the summer and really wanted to see what I was made of so.......I lined up along side Joel who is faster than lightning and took off trying to keep up with him at the start which was almost painful in a way just getting the breathing figured out at that pace, once I allowed myself to slow down I was doing alright and clipping along at a decent pace, Ryan was somewhere behind pushing the girls in the double stroller (which is so fun and I have such an awesome hubby to do rock honey!!!) anyway, on the homestretch of this 5k I felt people steadily start to pass me at which point I was muttering things of a competitive nature that I cannot repeat about the people passing me which surprised me because typically I'm a little more tolerant. I rounded the last corner and was soooo happy in seeing the finish line just down the stretch, so I turned it on, I really wanted 1st in my age group (when I have placed it's always been 3rd place, it's tough though all these other 30-somethings really have something to prove, I guess :) anyway I could feel someone right on my heels so I gave it all I had and as I exerted that extra bit of energy I could feel leaking and I realized I was peeing myself . (This was horrific and I immediately attributed it to birthing two babies ) However, as a 30-something myself with everything to prove I ignored it and carried on through the finish line with a small trickle of pee running down my leg and you better believe I beat that guy that was right on my tail (good thing I had dark shorts on)!!! I am proud to say I finished that 5k with a Personal Best time of just around 25 min. and I placed.......(you guessed it) 3rd!!! And my amazing double stroller pushing husband pulled in around 28 min. and placed.....3rd in his age division. What a stud I was so very proud of him especially since with the stroller & girls it tacks on an extra 70 lbs to his 250 he's already carrying. We each got a ribbon and finished off the morning with the fair which the girls absolutely loved! I'd like Joel to know if he reads this how very appreciative we are for running this with us just to try to win some Doodle Bop tickets for our girls. And this was the day before he and Lisa went on their month long amazing journey through Europe. (Last year Joel ran so fast and won like 6 tickets to any concert of his choosing at the fair but for some reason they didn't have the rockin prizes like they did last year just some weird black hats with a catchy "NO METH" slogan on them for the big winners woohoo!!)
Hi Ho Silver..........and away!!!!
Our Cheerleaders!!
The Crew (Joel, Bella boo, Ry, Lys, and me) post race
Bella and a cute little mini horse at the fair (just her size)!

Bella's my cautious baby she doesn't like riding on the horses yet!
How cute are they?!?!?

Monday, November 10, 2008

My Two Dorothy's

Here are the chick-a-deez dressed as Dorothy's. Bella insisted on being Dorothy after figuring out that's what Lys was gonna be. They looked super cute and we sprayed sparkles in their hair. This was a super fun Halloween. We crashed our old ward's Halloween party cuz for some reason our ward's not hip on the Halloween action yet, which is all good (we're a new ward so still lots of kinks to work out). But that was fun and we took the chicks trick -or- treating at the mall and in the sweet neighborhood where they hand out the full size candy bars so they did quite well for a being 2 and 3(and so did mom and dad), we just shared a large snickers from one of there baskets a few minutes ago!!! The weather was AWESOME, best weather I can remember for Halloween in a super long rain, and almost 60 degrees!

Our girlies
In case you can't read Ry's shirt it says "You can't scare me I have daughters"

Some nice TMNT artwork on Ry's face by one of his former seminary students

Waiting in line for the goods at the mall
Ahhhh...There's no place like home!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

My Sweet Bella's Birthday

This is my sweet 2 year old Baby Bella in all of her Birthday glory and (sister in the background claiming her stake on one of Bella's gifts from Mom and Dad). I love my sweet Bella soooo much she is a joy to our family and makes us laugh constantly. Her favorite new word is Wookit and she has recently taken on an English accent which is hysterical. She wants to do everything Alyssa does and they are truly best friends it is a beautiful thing to witness the love between sisters.

Mommy loves you Bella, here is a shot from our Chuck-E-Cheese Birthday Extravaganza!!!

Such a big girl now and yes that is the same birthday hat from the year before I'm from Eugene, I recycle, that's what we do.

Bella's 1st B-day!!! I'm also trying to show off my cake decorating attempts

Fiesty from the get go!! Bella just a couple days old!