Tuesday, December 30, 2008


This year Nathan was Batman for Halloween we went to the nice neighborhoods and hunted for the houses that were actually participating in the Halloween tradition which proved to be a hunt all by itself! By the end of the night we had plenty of sweets to rot all of our teeth and we paid a visit to my mom and her doggie before we turned in for the night!

Fall party

I decided to in list my services at Nathans school for the party committee. The first party on the agenda was the fall party. Known to us as kids as the Halloween party, but unfortunately with times and all the change and forward thinking the politically correct term is now "fall party" This made me very sad because with the name also went the fun part of dressing up in your Halloween costume to school! ) : We were very limited on what was allowed at the fall party but I believe I made the most of it in the planning and bended the rules where I could get away with it! I worked with one other parent in the planning of the party we planned a circuit of games and a craft activity followed by lots of yummy goodies to eat and a party bag of loot to take home! At the end of the day I was completely exhausted but the smile on Nathans face made all of my effort and exhaustion worth every second I spent! It left me excited for the next party because I could see how much it meant to Nathan!

Playing in the leaves

This is what I like to call "A good day" We went outside and it was a beautiful crisp fall day. We looked outside of our house and saw all of the leaves that had fallen on the ground and I remembered one of my favorite things to do as a kid! Nathan and I ran outside and in listed Daddy as our official leave raker and I took the job as photographer. We gathered the biggest pile of leaves that we could gather and counted off for Nathan to take his first plunge! This continued for a couple of hours until we were all thoroughly laughed out and worn out!

Running Sharks

Nathans first adventure in Kindergarten was to join a cross country running club. The club was called Running sharks. We had practice three times a week early in the morning before school started. Although Nathan was in pm Kindergarten we still would get up super early and go to practice that proved to be the most challenging part, getting Nathan out of bed and dragging him to school. But once he was there he was unstoppable! He was the only kindergartner that joined running sharks that year so he was somewhat of the "pet" all the big kids loved him they thought he was so cool and his coach said he was so tenacious!!! HAHAHA as if we didn't already know that! After a few weeks of practice they had their meets once a week for four weeks. Nathan did great he advanced his time running a half a mile each time! We were so proud of him and he really enjoyed himself and it gave him a place to put all that energy into!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Preparing for the first day of school!

We went to wallmart and got all of Nathans school supplies and a few clothing items. Then we took him to get his hair cut. This is one of those mile stones that I am sure looses its novelty after a few years of it! But we were really excited for this preparation and had allot of fun with it!

First day of school!!!!

Well it finally came! Nathans first day of school! We started this day off as a pretty leisurely morning. I got Nathan ready for school and spiked his hair upon request! Then we met up with his "Angel mom" as Nathan calls her. We then went to Mcdonalds (Nathans request) for lunch. Then we dropped him off at school and I was so happy and excited for him but sad all at the same time! He is growing up so fast I was left asking myself where all the time has gone? Nathan was so ready for his first day in kindergarden he wasnt scared or apprehensive to leave our side at all! After school we picked him up from his class room and went to Dairy Queen for an ice cream treat over Nathan told us all about his first day! This was truely a great day!


More pics at the festival!

Here are some more pictures that we took the day of the balloon festival. We went to a park afterwards and watched the balloons fly away!

Balloon festival!!!!

These are some pictures of the balloons at the balloon festival! This was such an amazing experience!


The Jeep

When we moved from Washington Sam sold his truck and we decided that he could buy a vehicle once we got down to Colorado. This was such a bittersweet event! On one hand we were so excited that we were able to sell his truck so fast and for the price that we were asking but Sam had a love hate for his truck! But we said we would buy him a jeep because that was what he really wanted! The search for this jeep proved to be allot tougher than we thought it would be! But we finally found the perfect jeep after many many hours searching! Clean interior the perfect color and well taken care of! Sam is so happy with his new Jeep Liberty and it has proved to be a great family vehicle!

And here are some pictures of Nathan in the jeep! He is such a ham!

Kiss Kiss!!!!!

This is a picture that Sam took while he was working at a complex. We both just really thought that it was a pretty picture!

4th of July

For the 4th of July we decided to be a bit adventurous and go on a family road trip! We went with Russ Cody and Tori to Wyoming and camped out for two days. Originally we were supposed to stay there for much longer but the novelty wore off pretty quickly with the 100 degree and up weather! The bugs and the sun kicked us out pretty quick but while we were there we had allot of fun! We went on the boat and Nathan inter tubed for the very first time and he even jumped off of a rock into the water! He was so brave and adventurous he is growing up so fast!

Here is my brother and sister cliff jumping as well as Nathan preparing for his jump!