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Sunday, December 28, 2008

Snow-time Fun on Christmas Day!

Sorry I haven't blogged in a while, but I just haven't been that ambitious. Plus, our computer crashed upstairs, to I've had to deal with my laptop downstairs, and it runs on Vista. Not so fun for me. I do have other things to post, though, like our Christmas pageant fun, and being snowed in (not really, but I'm REALLY tired of shoveling!) I can't post pictures from our 2nd Annual Chick Run, because our friends with the chickens had them slaughtered before we could do it. Dangit! Maybe next year she'll wait for us to have our chicken ya Jane!

Anywho, on Christmas day, we took the boys out to the sand dunes and went sledding/tubing. It was a lot of fun. Of course, I first had to be a dork, and put the gator (that goes around the neck) on my head, and have Doane take a picture. I also took a picture of Dean running up to the top of the hill.

Here are some shots of the boys on the sled and the tube.

Me, being the genius that I am, decided to take the sled down face first, and this is the product of that poorly-thought-out idea. Can you see the grit on my face from my run, plus my plow into a snow drift at the end? It was great! But I wanted to do it again, you betcha! The second shot shows how covered my shirt got from that run.

Following are pictures of us enjoying our ride on the innertube, being pulled behind Doane's truck, although the first shot is Doane getting it set up.

After our fun in the cold snow, we all piled back into the truck. But we couldn't pass up a chance for another photo op!

Another Christmas spent far away from our family, but we made the best of it! On a sad note, as Dean and I were riding on the innertube, Doane drove over a rock, and popped the innertube. And we're not just talking a small hole that you can put a patch on it, and it's all good. This hole was huge! Dangit, dangit, dangit!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Yoga Pro Giveaway

Another giveaway from the Sherbet Blossom site! This looks like a fun invention, and I'd love to have it. Be sure to check out her site, and also look at the Yoga Pro website, to see their stuff. Pretty neat!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

3 Down, 2 to Go!

I have a schnoodle puppy update, for all my faithful followers - I've sold 3 of the 5 schnoodles! Unfortunately, the first to go was my favorite little girl, that I named "Midge". She is the runt of the litter, and she's just adorable!

Here she is.....

And here's the little boy we sold, to the same person as the girl. He's one of the biggest, competing with a black sister.

And we sold the smallest black girl today, to a nice lady. Here she is....

Here's a picture of the group altogether. They are all so adorable, but I will miss my little Midge. My only consolation, which may make it harder in the long run, is that we are keeping the two white ones until Christmas Eve. Strangely enough, the two people who have purchased my dogs are both getting one for their mother-in-law's, and they both live in Wenatchee. Crazy, I tell ya!

Jacob's 9th (YIKES!!) Birthday

It is pretty handy to have a husband that is talented at drawing and building and cooking and, and, and..... you get the idea. His latest creation, after Patrick's spectacular Transformer cake, is Jacob's Pokemon cake.

Our oldest child turned 9 this year, and the poor kid's birthday landed on a holiday. But we celebrated the day before, with a few friends and family - no, wait, we don't have ANY family up here - just us! But it was fun to have some of Jacob's friends over.

Here is Doane, slaving over his latest masterpiece....

And of course he had to add some detail to the sides, so it didn't have boring, plain sides!

Then Jacob opened presents, and had fun getting lots of toys and action figures...

One of Jacob's friends gave him a Nerf gun, which is cool, cuz we like those, but it you look at Patrick's reaction (on the right), it's hilarious!

And here's the gift the Jacob was most excited about - a box of Caprisuns! Hee-hee!

Oh, silly me, there was really a movie inside there - who did that?????? (Naughty parents!)

And the last shot I'll share is Jacob blowing out his candles. Look, you can see the smoke rising from the candles. Pretty cool!

Happy Birthday Jacob! We love you!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Giveway, Giveaway, Giveaway! from Sherbet Blossom

Gotta love Korbi, and my sister-in-law, who seem to be really on top of the whole blogger giveaways! The particular giveaway is thanks to Korbi, and you just click here.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Purseket Giveaway

Again, I just love when my fellow bloggers post links to free giveaways, and all I have to do is copy them, without having to do any of the work looking them up!

Anywho, if you just go to the Purseket website and check it out, then go to this website and enter, you're good to go!

It's a pretty cool invention!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Which of the 5 Senses Are You?

You are the Sense of Sight

You are a very observant, detail oriented person.

You are able to take in a lot of information at once.

You often see things that other people never notice.

You have a good eye for design and aesthetics.

You love to be surrounded by beauty - natural or not.

When you imagine how something should look, you see it clearly in your mind.

I'm not too sure about having a good eye for design and all, or being surrounded by beauty (if you've seen the inside of my house, you know what I'm talking about, especially with disgusting puppy refuse on the floor!). The rest is okay, I guess.... If you want to take this quiz, go here.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Crafty or Ambitious, or Just Plain Crazy?

Today I was feeling creative - or something. I decided that I needed to walk on my treadmill (which I try to do every day anyway), and then take a quick shower, since I had to watch my girlfriend's daughter for a while. When I got out, I thought to myself "I bet I could do an ok job on curling my hair". I mean, it wouldn't look like it did when Jenica did my hair last week for the red carpet gala, but I can try, right?

I am actually pleased with the result, so I thought I'd share....

So after being mostly satisfied with my hair-do attempt, I decided to make some treats for Patrick's class. I got the idea from my "Family Fun" magazine, that my dear sister-in-law Regan gave me. This was a lot of fun, but the icing was a little frustrating. If you can't figure out how to do it, just email me. Cheap and fun craft!

Aren't these cute????!!!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Did I Teach Him That?????!!!

Taking a page from my friend Lori's blog, I ask myself, "Did I teach him that?"

Last night, my boys were playing Battleship against their dad, and all three of them got to play against Doane. While waiting for his turn, Patrick decided to "slip" on his chair, and managed to produce this dilemma.....

I can't figure out how you can "slip" and manage to get yourself stuck into the chair like this. We tried getting him out going forward and going backward, but there's simply no way we could get him out. He screamed bloody murder when we were trying to pull him out from behind, because his head was getting smashed. He kept screaming to "break the chair, just break it!!!" So he spent about 10 minutes looking like this, while Doane figured out how to get him out.

Alas, after all the work Doane has done to sand and re-paint our chairs, he had to do this to the chair to get Patrick out. Boy, was Doane an UNHAPPY man last night!

Luckily, Doane didn't actually have to break it. He just had to take some screws out, which (luckily) weren't glued in. So now he just has to put it back together, and we'll have our chair back.....doh!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Win an Amazing Quilt!

Okay, blog stalkers, here's another giveaway....just go here. There are 3 wonderful quilts being given away. You can also get to the site from my sidebar. Enjoy!

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Rimmel London's Glam'eyes!

I'd just like to give a shout-out and thanx to my friend Jenica for recommending this great mascara! She blogged about mascara a while back, and asked for recommendations for herself, and then found this one.

While shopping at the store the other day, I headed to the cosmetic aisle, as I was running out of my current mascara. I thought, "Hey, why don't I call Jenica and ask her what the one was called that she raved about so much?" So I did, and of course she didn't answer her phone. Luckily, by the time she called back, I was only on the OTHER side of the store, instead of having left already. So I turned my cart around and headed across the store, to pick up my new mascara.

LOVE IT! It works great, and I'm happy with the results. I still like my old one, Maybelline's Sky High Curves, but Rimmel's Glam'eyes is almost a dollar cheaper, and you get a little more ounces per penny, so it's worth it! But here's a picture of my second favorite anyway, just so you know....

And here's a little bio about it....

Why You'll Love It
This lengthening and curling mascara sets lashes to a daring 30-degree curve.
No clumps, no globs
Contact lens safe and hypoallergenic
Washable; also available in waterproof formula
For Best Results
Apply mascara from your outer lash to inner lash, sweeping brush slowly from root to tip. Do not let dry between coats. Removes easily with Maybelline Expert Eyes Eye Makeup Remover Towelettes or Expert Eyes 100% Oil-Free Eye Makeup Remover.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Update on Schnoodles

I thought I should post some new pics of our schnoodles, since they're a week old. Enjoy!

And look at this proud mama!

What a cute family!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween 2008

So we are slacker parents, and didn't take any pictures of our kids this year. I guess we figured since they're wearing the same costumes as last year, we didn't need an updated pic. Oops! But we did take one of me before I headed off to work, and some of Doane's cool maze he built in our front yard. Enjoy!

I tried to upload the video of Doane's maze, but couldn't figure out how to do it. So the pictures will just have to suffice. The following is a turn by turn of what you see in our maze. Doane worked really hard to put it together, and it's pretty cool for being thrown together on Halloween, if I do say so myself - and I DID!

In case I forgot to mention it, there was a costume contest at work. Apparently they were supposed to print the pictures out of those who dressed up, and we were going to vote on the winner - I still don't know who the winner is, dangit! Maybe I'll find out when I go to work tomorrow.....