Sunday, December 21, 2008



PlAYHOUSE (Under Construction


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This morning when we woke up...

The doors to our van were frozen shut!! Luckily, the driver door opened up and we were able to load the kiddos into the van. Time to park in the garage!

Monday, December 8, 2008

This is what we have been up to...

We woke up to gloriuos white snow falling this morning. It was only 7:45am, but our kids through their snow suits on so quickly and were out playing as fast as they could. Yes, it was only a dusting and yes, there is only a small amount left now (2pm), but it was wonderful.
We remembered that our trash cans were not out on the curb, so Randy had to bundle up as well and take them out to the street.

Maia attempting a snow concrete angel

I took a picture with a flash, and yes folks, those are real snowflakes falling.
Sunset from our front yard.

Meridian Christmas Parade over the weekend, loved it. Kids came home with more candy then Halloween and Beanie babies that they passed out to all the kids (and parents) yelling.

Kiddo's bundled up.
Maia's Graham Cracker House

Aiden's Graham Cracker house

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Merry Christmas 2008!!


Thanks Tree Man

Say Hello to our modest Christmas Tree, all 18 feet of it. Here is Idaho we do things a little bigger, a little better.

This is after Randy and Mark cut off 5 feet of the tree.


Wednesday, December 3, 2008

More family visits...Thanksgiving 2008

For Thanksgiving weekend we had two of my brothers and my Uncle Gerry come for a great visist. We had the best visit ever and our kids adored every minute of extra attention from their uncles. Uncle Brian was renamed "poopy watermelon breath," and Justin was renamed "Uncle Tootie." For a day trip we headed over to Camelback park for a little mini hike and some fresh air, it was gorgeous day for a walk.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

We are soooo Thankful

We are so thankful that we had a special opportunity to have a short visit with Nanna Cathy and Dennis. By taking advantage of a Montana Family visit, we were able to meet halfway in Grangeville, Idaho for a long over due visit. What wonderful family we have...we are so thankful for the love and kindness and generiousty that the Doss/Lange clan have showered on us. Here is to many more visits in the future!!

Maia taking advantage of being three and having to pee.
Family resemblance.
Lots of hugs on this special time!!

Floating dock on Lake Tolo. Site of where they estimate 200 Mammoth skeltons to lay.
I love this picture. Aiden and Nanna Cathy heading towards the walking trail. Notice Aidens new hat, thank you Dennis and Cathy!!

Aiden and Maia found about 30 different bones on this trail, scattered all over and yes, the bones did come home with us.

Maia declared this little bush a "Christmas Tree" It was a really cute little bush.

Maia playing the old "noodle" trick on Nanna Cathy.

Bone number

Dennis, Randy, Maia and Aiden trying to match up the bones back at the picnic table. The bones turned into a very odd snake and a small seal thing.