Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas from our Family to yours! If I missed you when I sent out Christmas cards I am sorry:) But here it is... aren't they cute?

Portraits taken by Kristen Wagner
I have been enjoying less time in front of my computer for the last few days and I think I will continue that for just one more night. So good night and I hope you had a fantastic relaxing Christmas and Santa was good to you!

Monday, December 5, 2011

Its been a while...

It has been a while since my last post. We had a great thanksgiving it included a run for Hastings Family Services, THE GOBBLE GAIT! It was the first time we as a family did the Gobble Gait and we decided it was a new tradition we are going to do every year. It is a great way to start the day. Run, Bloody Marys and Eat. You can not get any better.

And just for fun one of Leighton trying out her new cowboy boots "she said picture me mom" so cute!
Coming soon....super cute Santa pictures!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

We are still here...

Well it has been a while since my last post. September was a busy month for us. School started, I shot 3 weddings and took a 5 day girls trip to Las Vegas to celebrate the year of 30 with some fantastic friends. The month ended and now it is October and we are gearing up for fall with the Marathon for school, pumpkins, apple orchard trips and deciding on what to be for Halloween. So far it looks to be a great month! I love October it just might be my favorite month of the year. I just can not get enough apples, fall spice candles and Halloween. This year I think I will have a cowboy(Brecken), a bumble bee zombie(Autumn always wants to be scary) and Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf (twins). I am working hard on costumes so hopefully I can finish them before Halloween as work has been crazy busy. I hope you all are enjoying our warm weather fall. Here are some pictures of what we have been up to.
Autumn's first day of school.

Don't make me go...
Sisters hanging out while trying to do pictures of all of them:)

Hudson during our shoot the other day.
Outside of La Reve in Las Vegas. The Show was amazing!
Happy Fall!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

We are at home where ever we roam...the new TOY

Well I am still not sure what to think of our latest purchase. I think it will be fun or maybe torture. I am not sure how I will do cooped up with all of us in this thing. But, it's to late to change my mind. We are now proud owners of this beautiful RV, or what ever you call it.
It was super well taken care of and really nice for being 10 years old. The kids think it is pretty cool and are looking forward to camping in it.
Here we all are the old owners, us and my in-laws. Now we just have to decide where we want to go. Happy Summer!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Slip'N'Slide Fun

How much fun can 4 kids have on a Sunday afternoon with a piece of landscape plastic and a sprinkler? Tons of FUN!! Mom and Dad were tired out from the Warrior Dash the day before so we decided to hang out at home in the sun with the kids. Dad set up the pool and slip and slide for some good cheap fun.

This is why we were tired....
What is Warrior Dash???
"Warrior Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes. This 5k race is held on the most demanding and unique terrain from around the world. Participants will take on intense obstacles, and celebrate their feat with music, beer, and muddy shorts!"
The race was held at Afton Alps Ski Resort. It was a lot of fun, but really hard. The hills were killer, but I survived! 
Happy Summer everyone! I hope you are having just as much fun as we are:)

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

My Soccer Star

Autumn finally found something she really truly enjoys! SOCCER...she loves it. She had a great year playing traveling for the first time in U10. It took us all the way from Red Wing to Hugo this summer. She was blessed with having the same coach for the last few years, he pushes them to be their best and is great at getting them to push themselves. Her favorite place to be is in the goal, she must take after her mom because I loved being goalie as a kid in Ringette's (like girls hockey, before girls hockey...yes I am that old LOL)

Check her out in action!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Happy 4th a little late...

We had a relaxing wonderful fourth of July. We didn't have any major plans other than to hang out with the little kids. Autumn spent the weekend with her dad, so we only had the little kids. We made a trip to the drive in with cousins to see Cars 2, swam at St. Mary's Point and hung out at Grandma and Grandma's. It was a great weekend!
 Brecken loves the beach but I have to make him wear a life jacket because he is a little brave for me.
 This was when Hudson finally got brave and got off my lap. He is not a huge fan of the beach. He doesn't like the sand on his hands and everywhere else for that matter. He likes to be clean. As you can see his sister loves it and covers herself in sand:)
This was the second time to the beach this week and he still didn't warm up to the idea for at least a hour. I love the beach so I am going to keep working on him...he will like eventually right?

The rest of the weekend was spent at the Farm. Grandpa even set up a tent for the kids to sleep in. Uncle Tom was kind enough to stay out there with them. 

I hope you all had a relaxing weekend and week! I know we did. Next time I will have to remember to use my camera when I bring it. These are all the pictures I took all weekend.

Thursday, July 7, 2011

The begining of a great summer....

Summer is in full swing. We are having a blast with water balloons, beaches, parks and so on....oh yeah and don't forget the sports! Here are a few pics of the kids enjoying summer. I will post more later when I have a chance.
All ready for T-ball.

Hey! Check out my water balloon!
All tuckered out sleeping in the hallway. Summer is tiring.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My babies turned 2!

It's party time! 
We had a great day on Sunday with family and friends celebrating the twins second birthday.

We had a western themed party with cowboy hats, bales of hay and boots. I had all the details planned for a outdoor party, the sun was shining it looked beautiful out until you walked out the door. The wind was so awful that most of the party was inside:( 

Wonderful cupcakes from Miss Sara's Cakery

The birthday boy.
 I passed my camera around during present opening so we got great images from all the guests 
point of view.
Present time!

Hudson loved his card that sang the Mickey Mouse theme song.

Autumn and Kaelyn goofing off, Great picture Court!

Uncle Bob teaching Leighton how to use her new bat.
My favorite picture of the day. Lisa nice one:)
 Happy 2nd Birthday Babies!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Family photo fun...the church directory

Let's just start out saying I usually try not to be a negative Nelly on the blog. I try to keep it fun and share some pictures. But today I am going to complain and whine...just a heads up:)

Today was the day we got our family picture taken for the church directory. I hunted down some outfits that would coordinate for 6 people, and even managed not to break the bank! We wore color, lots of color! I even wore a orange top...if you know me you know this is pretty far out of the box for this girl. I wear black, gray and more black. We looked cute and casual. Like my family dresses, not all fancy. We only had one wardrobe issue, Leighton's jean jacket was huge. I bought it last night and didn't try it out. Oops. But she still looked cute in her white dress and leggings.

We got to church on time and waited and waited and waited until almost a hour after our appointment time. We finally got our turn and the guy taking the pictures was more concerned about posing us than anything took about 10 pictures and called it a day. (I told him because we were a hour after our appointment that we had to make it quick) So the kids did great we got the pictures and they left. I went to the next step picking out our pictures so of the ten pictures maybe 2 look okay until I looked at them closer. In half of them my necklace is very off center in a not so flattering position and in the other half my hair is sticking straight out!! So I picked out one for the directory that was the "best" and walked away. It was a horrible experience. I felt so disappointed. It is a rare occasion that all six of us are together in a picture. I was really hoping for at least one cute one that I could pass around. But, I didn't and now I will have to live with the gross picture in the church directory for years grrr.

But, I did get this quick pic of Brecken afterwards I think it was the only good picture taken all day. He is my sweet boy.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Greetings!

Today was great! The little kids woke up to baskets filled with candy, hip new sunglasses and many other fun things. Then we headed to church and grandmas house. I forgot my camera when we left this morning so I only have pj pictures of them with their baskets. But all in all it was a great day.

Happy Easter everyone!