Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Yarn Shopping With My Sisters

We went
to a great yarn shop in McMinville
I played in the children's corner

Jo read in a great comfy chair

And we all enjoyed the antiques
I love my sisters!

Monday, August 24, 2009

August 21 my Favorite Day of the Year

Tiffany and Lincoln "playing around" I think that's FEAR on Tiffany's face!!
Nate and Bentley, with Bentley assuming the "little cousin" role!

A picture of the group assembled to Welcome home Elder Jackson from Cambodia.

Wonderful things always happen to me on August 21, and this year the wonderful thing was the safe and honorable return of Elder Cameron Jackson from his mission.

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Happy St. Patty's Day

Wishing you a we'bit of luck from our little leprechaun
(Bentley came to me last night at 9:00 pm I might add, and asked if we could go to the store and buy a leprechaun costume, well we didn't do that but this is what we came up with, isn't he cute!!) and now we are awaiting our traditional GREEN dinner.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Happy Valentines Day

I have ALWAYS want to have a couple dress - up party, and this year was the year. Thanks so much for great friends who were such great sports. Several people said, "Just before I came I thought I really hope everyone else comes dressed up." and they did. And what a great show by the Brocks, oh I mean the Blues Brothers!! The Best Valentines Day ever! Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow aka Cindy and Terry
Wilma and Fred Flintstone aka Ardith and Brian

Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne aka Sheila and Tom

Mr. Incredible and Elastigirl aka Stewart and Anne

The Cardinal and The Nun aka Tim and Cindy

Morticia and Gomez Adams aka Marge' and Scott
Jake and Elwood The Blues Brothers aka Rich and Patti

the whole gang Rut Buster Unite

So, we had a great Dinner of Bar B Que Chicken, red potato's, spinach salad and Marion berry cobbler for dessert. Then we all took turns telling our engagement story, and something romantic about our partner. Then a rousing game of Battle of the Sexes. It was a great evening, Thanks so much everyone for being such great sports!!

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Pine Wood Derby 2009

This Pine Wood Derby was the biggest one we had been to. It was Wonderful and Thank yous to all who helped run it, much appreciated! Bentley had so much fun working on this with Dad, and I would have to say he did work with Dad though the whole project and ended up doing about half of the work. I'm not sure of the total number of boys I think around 30 and Bentley got 5 place. Way to Go!! Dad and Bentley putting in weights before the race.
The weigh in.

Bentley leading the group in a song. (just biding time)

The first Race.

Zoom Zoom Zoom

Third place winner Kasden Grasse

Bentley and Tyler

The winners (and Bentley's cousins) Ephram Cook and Nate Cook

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Taking Tiffany to School

Wow this taking your kids to college is tough business!! We had a great time! Introduced Nana to Gilmore Girls as we drove and watched almost the whole 4th season. Got to see Shelby and Derek's great apartment. Had dinner with and got to see Shane, Linda, Kody, and Courtney. Kody welcome home! And Courtney the brunette, who knew! Had dinner and a show with Kayti and Nikki, thanks for the great girl talk ladies! Shopped and decorated, unpacked met the great roomies. Went to church with Kayti and Aaron. And did a Whole Lot of crying. Good tears! Sad tears! Tears just because change is hard! Wouldn't really have it any other way, it is time for Tiffany to spread her wings and fly, but wow this taking your sweet beautiful daughter to college is tough business! The Very Full Car. (we were dropping Lincoln off to School and then we picked up Nana and then off to Idaho)
The First look at Tiffany's new home.

We drove to Idaho, spend the night with Shelby and Derek and then on to Utah.

Lunch at a In and Out wannabes.

Tiffany's bed put together. (great quilt! thanks Nana!)

Tiffany's new School
The girls going to a movie Kayti Tiffany Nikki Shelby and Marge'

The girls "texting Aunt Ketti" a question during our dinner and girl talk.

Tiffany's room

Tiffany all ready for her first day at Church, just before saying Good Bye.
Isn't she Beautiful!

Christmas is over at our house

Many moons ago Karsten Lyman said to Ketti, after his mom had put all of their Christmas decorations down, Christmas is over at our house. So with that said, we had a great Christmas!!
With family and friends and great celebrations and a wonderful New Years party. I neglected to post many things I wanted to but I just want to say a Thank you to all who we heard from, celebrated with and exchanged gifts, love and memories with. Thank you and here is to a Happy New Year! which one is mine?!?


our beauty

The thrill of victory

Shelby Lexus and Derek
Tiffany and Garrett with a touch of Derek and a touch of my poor attempt at photo shop

our five cookies

the Wilder bunch

the Cook Clan