Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Thanksgiving & Turkey Bowl 2009

David And Trisha, Brad and Brittany came again for the week. Here are some highlights of their visit!

Here is a slide with some pics from our Turkey Bowl on Thanksgiving!

Brad and I had an encounter with a Moose!

These pictures are from our night out (without the kids) Bowling and Red Robin:

Brad Shot a nice Whitetail while he was in town. Here are some pics of the beast. This is his fourth Idaho Buck! Nice work Brad!

We had an amazing turkey Dinner... The kids set up a slide in the stairwell after they ate to work off some food.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Pointe Pest Steelhead Trip

Every year we try to do a little activity with the Pointe Employees... last year we did a pheasant hunt and this year we went to Orofino and did a steelhead fishing trip for the day. Here are some pics!

Sunday, November 15, 2009


Well, I took after my mom and started playing basket ball for the second time. The first time was just learning the skills and stuff. Now I play in real games. We train twice a week for games on Saturday. So far we have had two games, and we lost both of them. The Mustangs is our team name. Our team color is black. Mom is a coach, but she just helps as an assistant. In the first game we played the Tar Heals. They beat us bad!!! It was 24 to 8!!!! The second game wasn't so bad. The Greens beat us 10 to 8(it was really 5 to 4). I played my best friend from Volley Ball camp! Her name is Rebeca. Adaline

First Snow

We finally got snow!!!!!!!!!! I know it's only November, but I love snow. Adaline

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Glamis 2009

Below is a slide show with some pics from this years "man-cation." This was the fourth year in a row that I have gotten together with some friends from college to ride motorcycles for a weekend. Instead of Pismo Beach we went to Glamis. As you can see we had a grand time. Enjoy!

Sunday, November 8, 2009

a small ode to Hauser

Our family at Hauser Lake, October 2003

We moved to Hauser 6 years ago this past October. I was so sad to leave Boise where we had family and so many friends to love. I was also excited though, to have an adventure and a change of scenery. I could never have guessed how much I would love it up here, so much that we would actually put down "roots" and settle awhile. There's no doubt I have been lonesome at times being so far from loved ones, but I have consoled myself with the mountains and lakes and rivers in our backyard. We see wildlife nearly everyday. Right now there are turkeys and deer all over. The stars here are so bright and noticable. We have fields and forest where our kids can play and truly exciting weather. I have made dear friends and grown up quite a bit. I have to say, I have become attatched to our little farm in Hauser.
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Sunday, November 1, 2009


Halloween was great this year. The weather was super warm compared to years past and my kids are older now so their enthusiasm is contagious. We finally let the kids watch Star Wars so of course Jack wanted to be Yoda. I had to get a little creative but I was thrilled with how this turned out. Not bad for a mom who has been kind of indifferent about Halloween until now. I love trick-or-treating and dressing up but the weather has just killed it for me. Last year we were in Boise, trick-or-treating in shorts and t-shirts. It was the best! What a difference from our normal below freezing temperatures that wait to hit us until Halloween night. I'm not usually a weather griper but it really does take all the fun out of it. So, good weather and successful Yoda costume equals fun for joni. Along the same theme, Ada was Princess Leia. Not quite as creative as Jack's but passable. I couldn't get the hood to stay on. It kept slippng off her head. Oh well, next year. Alice the crazy witch. She was almost unrecognizable in the dark. James in the trusty dog costume. So cute. He hated the hood just like Jack and Alice did! I had to add the picture of me doing Adaline's hair. I still remember that feeling of the bobby pin digging and scraping into my head. It makes me cringe! My mom used to give me "Princess Leias" too. I put on an old dress and an old wig. I said to Jacob, "What do you think?" He replied carefully, " Uhmm, you look good. What are you?" I said, "Gwendolyn". This year Jacob declared himself "The Boss"
Yes the wig has some how survived another year. It seriously grosses me out. I am replacing it tomorrow. It really was a fantastic time, especially since I had Bruce serenading me all night.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Elk 2009

Here are some pictures of my Spike Elk I got this year. The kids were pretty stoked about it! They can't wait to hunt with their Dad.

Monday, September 14, 2009

Adaline's Birthday!!!

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Catch up...

Well... we have been super busy and haven't updated much the last few months but I thought I would post some links with some pics, etc. Enjoy!

This is an album with pics from a ride I went on with my brothers, Dad, and brother-in-law Roger:

Here are Pics from the BSU game that we went to against Oregon:



Sunday, July 19, 2009

living the dream

Last week I turned these beauties into...

Thanks for the apricots JoAnn.

Monday, July 6, 2009

Misc. 4th of July weekend pics

It has become a tradition of ours to rent a boat a couple times in the summer. This time we are on Lake Pend Oreille. I love this place!

Downtown, on the stairs at lake Coeur d'Alene. We had to cool off after that parade

classic distraught Alice

After the parade and the cool down swim, the Groovy Garns and the Kool Kartchners came over for a BBQ and fireworks. This seems to be the only shot that made it in from the BBQ. We were to busy stuffing our faces to take pictures.

Fireworks at home... There's nothing like lighting them yourself! Plus, the big shows never have ground-bloom flowers, my personal favorite.

Grand Finale!