Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Kasey & Ashley's wedding

On November 13th, Kasey & Ashley were married in the Seattle temple. It was such a beautiful wedding. Ashley is such a sweet (and beautiful) girl. I'm so happy she's part of the Thompson family now. Their wedding was really so much fun. The wedding dinner was at a beautiful hotel in Kirkland. Kellie & I were asked to do the flowers, centerpieces and take homes. We had so much fun thinking of fun and funky decorations to go along with the fun and funky bride and groom. We made mustaches for the whole wedding party (they made for some fun pics), a candy buffet for take homes, and found some pretty white spider mums for the flowers. I was so happy to be a part of the wedding planning.
Here's some candy buffet action. The kids (and adults) loved filling their little boxes with black/red/white candies.
Ian may have had a few too many (candy).
Here's a photo of the centerpieces we did. Melted vinyl records for bowls, decks of cards, score pads (Kasey & Ashley love games & music), and some floating cranberries and a vase full of mums.
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Sunday, November 7, 2010

leaves fall in the fall

My kids love leaf piles. (what kid doesn't?)
Anna especially loved throwing the leaf piles onto her little brothers.
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Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween Night

Trick or treating with Grandma & Grandpa T
the aftermath
a little protective of his loot
"more please"
Ian was so hopped up on sugar by the end of the night..
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Sunday, October 31, 2010

introducing Ian the pumpkin

The first time Ian saw this pumpkin costume he claimed it as his. As soon as I said "oh, Ian you are such a cute pumpkin, let's take a picture" he started walking to the back door. I opened it and he climbed up on the bench for his photo shoot. I think he catching on to the routine in this house:)

I love this boy!

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Tuesday, October 26, 2010

pumpkin carving

the kids with their carved pumpkins
Dad helped Paul create a really scary pumpkin (at least Paul thought so)

Anna the super pumpkin carver. This girl works hard from start to finish!

the big boys

Ian giving his pumpkin a kiss...he loved it that much:)
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Monday, October 25, 2010

the pumpkin patch

this year we found a cute little pumpkin patch in Brownsville. The farmer was so sweet, she let the kids feed her chickens, she had a bunch of little ride on toys, and had some apple cider. The older kids decided we should buy a farm so we can have chickens in our backyard...sounds like fun to me!
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Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Balley Show

We had the Robison cousins here for a weekend. Anna was thrilled to have a couple more girls in the house. One of the days I was invited to a balley (ballet) show. This is what I found. They were all so cute. I think I could almost have 7 kids...ok, maybe not.
the boys turn

even Everett got into it (in his boxers)

nice form Maddie!

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Wednesday, October 13, 2010


Kip and Melanie blessed their beautiful baby boy Brady over Labor day weekend. We got to go to Portland and enjoy a family weekend away. We headed out to Oaks Park (thanks for the recommendation Parri!), met Kasey's girl Ashley, met baby Brady, and swam in our hotel pool (very high on the cool things we did list...for the kids anyway). It was fun times and we're so happy for Kip & Mel and Kasey & Ashley.
Unfortunately we only got our giant camera out at Oaks Park or else we'd have some sweet pics of: the entire group outside of church on Sunday, some on the train into Portland, and defiantly a couple of us riding the 8 seater bikes. Those things were rad, until Chris turned too sharp and fast and Everett fell out, that wasn't so fun. was great to spend a weekend with family in such a fun place. Thanks for having us Thompsons! We'll be back to visit.
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one of our favorite family traditions

dad. anna. everett. ian. paul. (mom behind camera)

anna's so sweet, she doesn't like to eat blackberries but she picked a bag full for the rest of us.
Ian did wake up with a sweet smelling diaper that night, I guess we should have stopped him...
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I love having play days with these two boys. It's going to be fun watching them grow up together.
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Friday, September 3, 2010

back to school

School is back in session and the kids couldn't be more excited!
We had such a fun summer, but it's always fun to learn and play and see old friends
they were especially excited to ride the bus (they get to sit in a new row since they're in a new grade...exciting!)
of course it was raining, so here they are all bundled up waiting for that bus:)
We're looking forward to a great school year! Lot's of learning and making new friends. Good luck kiddos!
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