Saturday, April 5, 2008

Odds & Ends

Here are some random pictures that I've taken recently...posting them just for the heck of it. After all, this blog is my journaly type thingie..so I like to focus on what interests me and then print it all out for a keepsake. I don't think I get many visitors anyway by the looks of the comments, but I bet my kids will enjoy looking at the posts later in a big 'ol book.

Oh-and expect a major over-haul of my blog soon. I'm bored with the look. I'm not that creative, so I think I'll just have to find a template that I like and go with it.

Here is Brycen receiving his Bear badge in Cub Scouts a few months back. Doesn't he look thrilled?! Figures. Actually, he was excited, but he doesn't like all eyes focused on him. That's Holly's husband giving him the badge. He is Brycen's den leader. Brycen is now in Webelos. Much harder work and time consuming!

Here is Mr. B again. He looooves his hockey gear. He has a net, hockey sticks and one 'real' hockey stick from the Youngstown Steelhounds team. My nephew was the athletic trainer for the team last season and gave him the stick when we went to visit. My kids got to be stick boys (girls!) when we were there. That was a fun experience! My nephew now works for the Mississippi Seawolves. Brycen has actually only been on the ice with skates once but didn't fall at all. He acted like he had been on skates a zillion times. Too bad we can't afford to let him actually play on a team. It's an expensive sport. Especially when he wants to be a goalie.

Molly had her 11th birthday in January. She had a couple friends spend the night and they decorated her birthday cake. Mmmm. Sickeningly sweeeeeet.

We said goodbye to our much loved doberman, Sweetie in January. She was 13 years old. Last November, she started to get really sick. She wouldn't eat, had diarrhea and throwing up all over the house. I did my best to get her well, but she had tumors that we were told later, were cancerous. We named her Sweetie because she was just that...sweet as ever. She never bit anyone and was great with all of our kids. We miss you Sweetie!

Ava sure loves her G'pa W! Her eyes light up when she sees him. Here they are waiting to get a piece of Jillian's birthday cake. Mmm.

Jillan got a new Canon camera for her birthday. Here she is taking her own picture. Purty. She is 15 now. I never could imagine myself with a 15 year old daughter! I have a kid in High School!! Eeek! I'm old!

This is the cake that I made for Jillian and 2 other girls who share her birthday in March. We served in in our YW opening exercises. It was delish if I do say so myself!

Here is Ava in her Easter dress. Both Macie and Molly wore the same dress when they were babies. It's vintage 90's. Haha.

We snuck (is that a word? Or is it sneaked??) away for an overnight at a hotel a couple weeks ago. We had a good time in the FREE large 2 room suite with a jacuzzi, swimming in the pool, eating FREE food and went on a FREE shopping spree at the gift shop. I won't explain how it was all free ~sigh~ But it was fun!

Here is Macie having a good 'ol time in the pool just before it closed for the night.

Brycen won 2nd place in the Pinewood Derby at the end of March.

Ok..that's all for now. I'll try to post more often. I have some "wishes" I'd like to post and I suppose I should post a little something about my hubby turning ~40~ this past week!

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Caity said...

Fun stuff! I'm so glad I got to see your blog. At home it won't let me view it (I'm at my mom's) Love all the pictures and that cake looks rockin!

Nikki said...

Fun pictures- I can so see you in your kids... although I can see Rick too. That cake looks great! Did you use fondant for the dots? Yummy!
How'd you get a free hotel stay? Did you "sneak" in? :)

v said...

I just love your Try it Tuesday! You should find a job doing that.
I love the pics. I can't believe how old everyone is getting. Everyone one looks great! Ava has my nose. :)

Leanne said...

Haha...I'm NOT telling how we got a free room and free stuff. :) Too embarassing I guess.

The polka dots aren't fondant because I'm lazy. :) The large ones are Necco wafers and the small ones are Wilton candies for decorating. Fondant would have looked better I bet. Oh well.

Val...Ava has your nose? I never thought of it until I remembered some of your old (really old.. hee hee) pictures. She does!

Megan said...

Those pictures are so great! You need to open your own bakery, Leanne!