Monday, August 31, 2009

kennedy turned nine!

okay... yes it was two weeks ago... but well... life has been busy... as usual.
On the day of her birthday party she was up at the studio with me for a bit so I tried to snap a few photos of her, but she would have NONE of that... So... this is what you get I guess!

She had her party at Whipper Snippers where each girl got a manicure and pedicure and got to pick out something from the shop! Kennedy chose the rockin' sunglasses. Afterward we went out to dinner at Mexican Village, and then back to our house to play for a while.

The next day was her actual birthday... so we had cake and ice cream at our house. I took Kennedy out on her birthday to pick out her birthday present and she chose a new pink Kodak digital camera with a pink camera case. Love you Miss Kenn!

Monday, August 10, 2009


Awwwww.... how cute are we???

Thursday, August 06, 2009

already august

Summer is just zipping by... as usual. August is here and all of the kids activities and busy schedules are over. Hopefully we will get some nice weather soon so we can just sit back and enjoy summer. This weekend we will again head to WeFest. Iwill only get in one night there though(Tim ... alone... at WeFest? Is that a good idea???) I fly to San Diego on Friday afternoon for a photography workshop. We are still trying to figure out what we are going to do for our family vacation the week before school starts too. Any suggestions?

Last weekend we went to the new Trollwood Perfoming Arts School to watch The WIZ... Katelyn performed with Totally Trollwood before the play. We all thought it was Fantastic... especially the costumes!

And... we got in a quick visit with cousins Jillian and Elliott at a family get-together at Grandpa Dan's. (Delaney stayed home to play in the championship game of her soccer tournament!)
Don't you think Katelyn and Elliott look a lot alike? He really liked hanging out with Katelyn ... and wanted her to help him with everything. Sure wish they lived closer... like in Moorhead (hint,hint!)

Monday, August 03, 2009

bachelor night

It is Monday night... but for the first Monday night all summer, I do not have "Bachelor Night" tonight.

For the past couple of years, I have been getting together with this fun group of girls to watch each episode of every season of The Bachelor and The Bachelorette. And when I say watch, I mean eat tons of junk food, gossip a LOT, make fun of all the the "contestants" on the show and rewind the previews for the next week's show relentlessly in hopes that we might get a glimpse of some very important information to predict what may happen NEXT WEEK on the MOST SHOCKING EPISODE in BACHELOR HISTORY!"
At the beginning of each season, we watch the first show together, and then make our picks ... fantasy football style. Each "player" puts $10 in the pot and those who pick the girl/guy left standing at the end get to split the money. I have never EVER picked anyone who finished in the top three.
This season my pick for The Bachelorette Jillian was JAKE.

I sure did like him after that first show. But by mid-season he really got on my nerves and even I was happy when he got the boot.
The winner was this dude... ED.Here are the gay green shorts he wore all.the.time.So here we are... (most of us anyway) before watching the The Most Romantic Season Finale in Bachelorette History. I brought the cake...and gagged a little when the guy in the gay green shorts won.