Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Going to the pumpkin patch

So here's our fun adventure to the pumpkin patch with cousin Avery and Auntie Rachel and Uncle Brian. Fun family tradition just gets more fun every year.
This is me showing off my handsome and slim husband who has lost 52 lbs!! He is so stinkin hot...always has been but I just want to say it again and show off his accomplishment.Here's precious cute and very unsure of what to do!

Friday, October 23, 2009

First hair cut

So fun...but hard to see the change from her crazy curls! She does have shorter bangs and about an inch off the back...she did great. It was super fun because it was a family hair cut day...except for me. But that's ok...
The final product...ha hillarious girl!

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Rachel's 2nd birthday!!!

So I'm finally posting pictures from Rachel's birthday party...on September 12th. Sorry! It was a wonderful day and weekend. My parents came over from Grand Junction and my mom was a huge help with food and helping me with the cake. So fun! Here's Rachel early that morning when daddy took her to see her biggest gift...a new play kitchen that I got used and spiffed it up with paint and new stove fun!And here's breakfast time...she has no idea that his whole day was about her! She's so used to Malachi trying to take the attention was great to watch her with everyone there for her.And her special outfit for the day with minnie mouse, fake plastic dress shoes, a ring and her new minnie fun. She loves dress up.So here's the beginning of the spread of food and the cake. It turned out allright. I am a bit of a perfectionist so I see too many things I wanted to look different, but my mom was a huge help on dying the fondant and helping me with bows and such! So fun to work with her.Yep...that's a look of...I want some of those cupcakes now!!!! And the party begins...we had 44 people including 22 kids in our house! Downstairs we had a coloring table set up for the kids to color and watch a Mickey Mouse episode too.What you can't see here is the 40 people behind the camera singing to her. It was packed! It was too cold outside to let the kids play so we didn't get to do any games we had made..a.k.a. Pin the tail...and bean bag toss(feed minnie cheese) or the Pinata!!! Next year I guess. Her face when everyone sang was precious. She realised this was for her. So sweet.And she was so blessed by everyone that came. So many fun gifts that were perfect for her. And all the kids of course wanted to help least her cousin Cora and Nick were on the prowl protecting there little cousin this is the next morning when she got to actually try some of the gifts out and open the gifts Aaron and I forgot we'd wrapped in the basement from us and Nanny and Grampy and Auntie Ky and Uncle Tony...opps!And yes...Malachi still thinks all of them are for him!I also want to add here...for those of you who don't know let me show off my hot husband who's lost almost 50lbs!!!! He is so stinkin healthy and good lookin...not like he wasn't before but man he's HOT!!! I will try to post more pics of him soon!


Yes little Malachi's in preschool! Here's his first official day at school. He really loves his class and his teacher, Mrs. Elliott. He also has two sweet little girls that he says he plays with every day, Kenna and Brooklyn...but I think they pick on him and he ends up playing by himself or being a bit obnoxious and taking toys away from other kids. Hopefully he'll learn soon to not do that!

This is before class him, Kenna, Brooklynn and another sweet girl I haven't learned her name yet.

The Garden...beginning to end's freezing time...and my garden...well what's left is going away for this season so I decided I better post some photos of it's amazing growth this year!
Here's the beginning... also had some lettuce but in June and July the hail we had destroyed Malachi planted corn!
And here's a small harvest of carrots...still have a ton frozen.
And now you can see my gigantic three tomato plants!!! Yep they towered over the fence the day I took them down! We also had strawberry plants but we'll get more next year. Under the tomato's was hidding a sad cucumber plant...Malachi stepped on when I planted it so it became his cucumber...and you'll see what we got from it..ha!
Here are hot cherry peppers and Poblano'sAnd here's my pride heirloom tomato's that are eventually two toned and delicious.Here's the lowly cucumber that we got from our sad plant. Still tasted great!Here's our first bit of raspberries...yes we ate them and next year we should have a bunch more!And a very small portion of our yellow pear tomato's and my harvest of New Mexico peppers/Jalepeno's/and seranos!Ok So here's the green bells/red bells/yellow bells that have since rippened...and the green tomato's I harvested before the freeze. Now they've all been pickled/eaten/rippened/ or made into homemade chicken wing sauce! Yum.And Malachi's one good corn we got from his five yummy! And yes it's a hybrid red corn. We'll grow more next year.His pride...the cucumber!And now...when it's warm enough they just dig out there together!

When will I just trust.....

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