Tuesday, October 28, 2008


Parker and Ryan just came in to get me... "Mom, come here." I went outside and they had moved all of the patio furniture around. "Hmmm, boys... that's interesting. Why did you do that?" Parker says, "We're making a cafe." "Oh really? It looks great. What is a cafe?" Parker says, "Well, you know, it's kind of like a little restaurant."

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Halloween begins...

Meet the Flintstones.............

Trunk or treat, all decked out.

I bet you would never have guessed that Becca really knows how to put a pumpkin pie down!!! We had a blast at the ward Halloween Party/trunk or treat last night. Our little group won best family costume as the flintstones/rubbles.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

This is for you, Noelle! :)

OK, so I'm making this easy, so it will get done. Here are Noelle's 7 interesting things, Marnee style.

  1. I love to pick scabs and zits...Start out with the gross one I know! Yup! Me too!
  2. I have never gotten a speeding ticket Wish I could say that, but I have been ticket free for over 2 years now, so that's a relief!
  3. I had the chicken pox when i was 9. My fever was 106 and i was hallucinating. I was hospitalized and given a spinal tap(OUCH) The Dr. thought I may have had pox on my brain. I had Kate without an epidural. Sorry... that's the best I can do to compete on this one!
  4. Althoug it took a while to admit....shhh! I actually like my minvan! Although I still hate to admit it, I WANT a minivan!
  5. People think I am calm. Im not so much and I really don't like that about me. I'm anything but calm. I don't think I know how to be calm. And no one has ever mistaken me for being calm. But surprisingly to all who know me from childhood, and more surprisingly to those who know Mike too... I'm the more patient one with the kids. Can you believe that?
  6. I love having pictures taken, I even have some great ones. You wouldn't know it cause i have a HUGE problem with getting things framed. I LOVE taking pictures. But, this isn't something surprising. Hmmm... I've done several different shoots with my own kids this year, even cleared a way for them, but still have not gone through the images to get anything printed. And the wall of "love" only has Parker and Ryan on it. It took me until Ryan was 10 months old to add him. Kate is 13 months old... hmmm... she hasn't noticed yet!
  7. I absolutly love eating brussel sprouts. I have some growing in the garden right now. I prefer chocolate chip cookies. I often sneak a cookie for breakfast and lunch while giving the 'only eat healthy foods' lecture to the kids. Mom... I think I learned this from you! And not surprisingly, I think Parker is learning this from both of us. Sorry Becca... you have a lot of work to do with us!
OK, now I tag Anne, Shaliece, Becca, Mom, Steven, Scott, and Mike. (Yeah, I can't count to 7 either!)

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


The last few weeks have been full of felines.
From cheering on the cougars . . . to dressing as Tigger.
(Thanks for the hand-me-down)

All the exposure has advanced those climbing skills.

I found him on the 3rd stair the other day. Previous to that he had never shown any interest in the stairs, so needless to say I was not expecting him to have gotten so far.

Friday, October 17, 2008


It's been awhile and I have a bunch of random pictures to post.

Just hanging out on movie night. They aren't addicted to TV, right?!?!?! Why can't I get them to hold this still when I'm talking to them. Maybe I need to put a TV on my head.

I would love to say that one day they will be embarrassed about this picture, but somehow I am thinking they are going to love it and be proud. Why?

Mr. Cool Dude. I love this time of year! It is so nice outside. We have really enjoyed our walks (however, they have now evolved into bike rides, kiddie style.)

Yes, Parker, Life is Good. Especially when you are on your way to Sugar Bowl with Nema. I couldn't pass up this photo opp! I've got to remember this place for future engagement pics.

Ryan's first trip to the dentist. He was sooooo good during the scrapping, but did not like the cleaning part. Odd. Yes, but we already knew that about this child. I asked him to say "cheese". Guess, this is "cheese" dentist style!

We went to the zoo over Fall Break with some friends I used to work with at Marriott (and their daughters.) It was a nice day, but still a tad warm to spend all day at the zoo. Kate was loving it, though. FREEDOM!
We also hit the train park over fall break with a few friends from church. Here's Parker with Jackson and Brandon.

We went to Schnepf Farms last week with the Richards. It's one of my favorite places to go this time of year. The boys LOVE it, and this year we had the best weather ever! Only a high of 75! They both loved the rides and rollercoasters, but also just running around. Thanks Nema and Hepa for keeping Kate so we could run wild!

We ran into some old friends, Nathan and Kerry Davis and were able to spend the rest of the day with them. This is their boy, Trenton. He's Parker's age. Jackson is sitting on the end.
This was by far Parker's favorite "ride". I suppose it is a ride when you get to sit back and enjoy the off-road experience while mom (OK, DAD), pedals like crazy to get us through the obstacle course.
And the best... the corn maze. Although Mike didn't listen to the rules and stay close by, we somehow all ended up finding our way out of the 2.5 acre MAZE.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Cheesy Grin

He's all ready for his photo session Marnee