Tuesday, December 1, 2009

more holiday pics

thanks for letting me steal these pictures from you Brenda!
Run, run run as fast as you can! you can't catch us we're the gingerbread men! haha!

Do you play.....Croquet???
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Monday, November 30, 2009


WE ate dinner at Grandmas, went for a walk to feed the ducks and got attacked! and the boys played croket.
Grant told Santa he what he wanted for Christmas and Evyn beat Santa in a starring contest, Grant captured a moment while two cousins shared a hug.
While gingerbread houses were being made, some for the first time, Sisters talked and laughed together.
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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Halloween 09

This year Tanna and Anton hosted a very spooky party and it was a blast Tanna had decorated everything! and I mean everything, the food was all spooked out too! it was really cool, it was also so nice to finally meet Tanna's family. So thank you Tanna for the very fun Halloween party.

Those of you who know me know that I am obsessed with Disney, and the movie Alice in wonderland, it's obvious! So when I heard that they were coming out with a remake by Tim Burton and that Johnny Depp was the star (who I am also obsessed with;) I know exactly what we were going to be for halloween, I went as the White Queen from the new movie, and Deryck went as the Madd Hatter, we made both costumes by hand and I have to say they turned out spectacular, so good infact that Aaron wanted to wear it to the howl that night so they hurried and made a costume swap and apparently Aaron was a big hit at the Howl;)

When we were in Pittsburgh I found the best second hand kids store ever and they had these cute Disney origional costumes and I bought both of them for $10 total! I know amazing, then I just made Evyn a pair of cute ears and there you have it! Two cute little trick or treaters! I have to say thanks to my dad for taking Grant trick or treating, you are a life saver!
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Wednesday, October 28, 2009


We had a "first session" for family photos with Aaron and his new camera
here is just a preview of some of the "out takes" during our outing ;) I will post the final ones when they are finished
Thanks Aaron!

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Friday, October 23, 2009

Apple of my eye

Here is just another one of the many ways we enjoy Grandpas apples

What you need: Grandpas yummy apples, caramel cruched oreos and butterfinger, white chocolate and a very cute little helper
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Our Octoberfest!

This is a recap of what we have done in the past 2 weeks

Visited the Judd's Pumpkin Patch and found some very cute pumpkins!

Made fresh apple cider with Grandpas cider press, you won't taste anything better!

Had our annual Spooky dinner

Drove to Cali for some Trick or Treat fun at California Disney , we dressed up, road rides, danced and enjoyed lots of yummy candy

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We enjoyed two more days of Disneyland fun, It was busy but I recomend doing Halloween Time it was soooo much fun !

Then we stayed one more day and drove to Lompoc CA to visit Deryck's dad and Nancy and enjoyed a day at the beach.

What a great vacation, it was very much needed, and we loved every minute of it!

Monday, October 12, 2009


We entered Grant in a contest and we would love to see him win Fan Favorite, he was a late entery so we need to catch up so go vote for him @ and enter his ID# 914629213 I think you have to register with the website so that they can keep track of votes but you should do it anyways, you can vote once a day till the 22nd of October, so go vote! Thanks!


Thursday, September 17, 2009

I can't believe that Grant is 2! Even though he woke up very sick on his birthday, he was still Mr. Personality and had a fun birthday. Our lives have been more adventurous and exciting because of Grant and we are so blessed to be his parents! I will keep it short and sweet and save all of the mushy mom stuff for Grant;) Happy Birthday my little man! LOVES YOU!

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Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Exciting Events

Here are a few exciting events

Evyn was finally given a name and a blessing by her daddy the weekend that we arrived home, she wore my blessing dress, she looked so precious! Thanks to all who came.

We did the Iron County Fair thing on Monday, and this time actually took part in the horse races this year, Deryck's dad, Grandpa and Uncle all had horses in the races, and yes we got to have our pictures taken!! Deryck's dad's horse "The Heckler" won his race!!


Even though it is still in the making... Grant has decided that he wants to be a big boy and has been going to the potty by himself! What a relief! No more diapers for the GrantMan!! Wooo Hooo!

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Tuesday, September 8, 2009

On our may home we stopped at Deryck's mom's house in Rangely Colorado. We had a great time, Deryck and I canoed down the White Rriver that runs through Pennie's backyard we caught lots of fish along the way and also saw a 7 point bull elk lounging 30 yards away from us! It was so exciting! Grant had a blast and all he wanted to do was ride the horses and grandma's "motorcycle" her 4 wheeler;) Thank you Pennie!
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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Almost HOME!!

Well we have had quite the road trip! After we got Grant on the plane with our good friend Adam (what a saint! ) We finally left Pittsburgh around 5 pm Sunday, we stoped twice on our way first in Indiana and second in Nebraska and now we are in Colorado at Deryck's mom's. We are going canoeing and fishing, and riding, we will leave tomorrow morning and head back home! It was quite the summer experience and we can't wait to do it again next year. Although we didn't make our goal of 100 sales we got close, but because we didn't we are taking on the daunting world of JOB HUNTING! AHHH! We would really like to move up north so we are looking mostly up there, so if any of you hear of anything let us know. We can't wait to see alll of you !

OH! we are blessing Evyn this Sunday at 9:00 am we would love to have those of you who can make it, come. I have a new number but if you need directions just text Deryck! LOVES!!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Look who's swimmin!

Ok So the last few days it has been perfect swim days ( and we don't get too many of those because of the rain) so I have been taking Grant to the pool a lot, when we first got here he would barely get in the water let alone let me put on his floaties. But it just takes time;) within two days he has taught himself how to swim wihtout me by his side (with the floaties) and how to hold his breath under water without me blowing in his face. Way to go Grantman do! It may not be an exciting video to watch but it's something to watch!;)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

My Hobbes

(this is my first day with Hobbes)

Yesterday was a very sad day. My mom called me around 11:00 am PA time and she was hysterically crying and trying to tell me something I knew I didn't want to hear, all I heard was Hobbes is dead. After I got my mom to calm down she proceeded to tell me what had happened, I was thinking maybe he ran out in the street and got hit by a car, but it wasn't a car, it was the neighbors pitbul. Apparently the neighbors let it out only at night to go rome free around the neighborhood, because throughout the night it had kept coming in my parents backyard causing all of the dogs to bark well the nieghbors didn't lock it back up because they couldn't find it so they just let it run loose. My mom hooked the dogs up in the backyard while she did some laundry, well that dog came back and into my moms backyard and that is when my mom heard all the commotion and when she went out to look, Hobbes and that dog were gone. she went to the front of the house and that dog had Hobbes in his mouth and she was trying to get that dog to drop Hobbes and he finally droped him in the nieghbors driveway, my mom said that he must have been killed instantly. Animal Patrol was called and they have to get rid of their dog, and possibly pay restitution.

We have had Hobbes for 4 years, since he was a baby, he was the last of the bunch, the little runt that no one seemed to want so they sold him to me at a cheaper price, he was an extremely smart dog, learned so quick. We named him after a cartoon cat and it fit him perfectly because he was accident prone and we always joked that he had 9 lives after surviving a terrible fall down concrete stairs when he was just 9 weeks that left him with a crook in his left leg and falling out of the back of a pick up, and running off my parents roof. We loved him and it will be so sad coming home and not seeing how excited he would have been to see us. A few months ago we bred Hobbes to a little Yorkie, just as a way to make a little extra cash, little did we know that it would be so much more than just that. The owner called me last week to tell me that she had given birth to just one tiny male. We will miss you Hobbes, Im sorry we were not there.

Monday, July 27, 2009

BBQ and more

yesterday our regional manager gave our team $1800 to have a big bbq at the pool, so you can only buy so much food and have left over money so what do you do with the left overs???? YOU TRHOW IT IN THE POOL! They let all of the guys dive for $500 in $1 coins and quarters and it looked like spawning fish! but the guys earned it, they matched their best week last week and worked hard WAY TO GO BOYS!! going for our daily walk!
My little man

Deryck and Jess were the big winners with $72 and $88

My friends Kelly and Rachel with Grant man

Friends Sombryn and Bree.... And Bree is married to a Derrick too! haha! they are expecting their baby on the 4th and it's a girl too! we have a lot in common

look at all the white backs !

Dial explaining the rules

She is getting quite chunky!

By far my favorite thing to do here is go to the DRIVE IN !

Super model... my little mis DIVA! That is her new nick name because she runs the house...for Real!


Thursday, July 9, 2009

More PA shananagins!

Enjoying an early day off work at the company BBQ on the 4th

Grant was showing the Dial girls that he is the boss of Evyn, and they have to ask him to hold her;)

Racheal helping Grant with his first sparkler!

Matt entertaining the kids with fire! Way to go Matt ha ha

Grant isn't quite as tall as an elephant..... but his imagination and personality might be!

They had a Zebra there especially for Grant! ha ha

We took Grant and Evyn to the PA ZOO it, he love it !

Well whaddaya know there is a park discovery in PA too!

Grant taking a bath with "Russel" yes all of them are named Russel except for the red one apparently his name is "Aaron Russel" that is what Grant calls him. thanks nana for the " Russels!"

Now that Grant basically has the whole Nacho Libre movie memorized and can quote from it....Papa decided to fuel the fire and get him a mask ! Love it !