Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Rhettsy Bum Bum

is TWO today!
 he had to put his own candles on the cake. Aunt Mare made this, it was ridiculous!

 and just like a 2 year-old he had a melt down before the celebration.  
luckily it was short-lived.
And he's a big boy now!

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Santa's Work

is what i have been doing the last month.  

promise to blog more soon...


Thursday, December 23, 2010

Christmas Houses (Scenes from Christmas)

Ganzies tradition with the chicklettes...although this year it was mostly just the boys.

Snowflake Lane

Complete with faux flakes and all...just don't get one on your tongue!!  

babies love toy soldiers

Where Keeber?

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Santa's Lap (Scenes from Christmas)

Nordstrom Santa...even though it might be a really bad photo (year after year) it's tradition.  

Rhettys says "hello creepy photographer."

Little Ballerina on Santa's lap... 

Monday, November 29, 2010

thankful for (final)

it's pretty obvious, i have been slacking on the gratitude posts. 

so, let me just sum it all up here since november is almost over!!

1. my sisters (both blood and in-law). they are amazing. they are loving. they lift me up.  they make me laugh. they make me want to be a better sister.  i love them so!
2. my brothers (again, pete, included).  they take care of me.  they make me feel special.  they make me laugh and they even make me laugh WHEN make fun of me.  i couldn't ask for a better band.
3. my childrens. i'm all twitter pated with joy when i kiss their faces and see their smiles.  they are my daily bread.
4. my parents. 
5. cousins. aunts. uncles. and especially cousins.  my own kids and i have it so good in that department!!
6. family movies, games, scavenger hunts, jokes, songs, traditions, and more!
7.  the holidays.  spending time with all of the above
8. Most importantly, my Savior. 

and finally, i will leave you with a little gem from the past week...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

thankful for (11)

my boyfriend.
how did i get so lucky?
sorry babe, i know you're shy( you!)

Monday, November 22, 2010

thankful for (10)

snow days 
(and dads who send their kids out in the snow dressed like this)

Friday, November 19, 2010

thankful for (9)

Morning Runs

i love running with my sisters. 
thanks for getting the endorphins flowing this morning Mare! 

Thursday, November 18, 2010

thankful for (8)

when i was growing up, kjrsten was the weirdness factor in my life.  it took me 3 kids to get one of my own.  (i'm talkin 'bout rhettsy bum bum.)  it must be something about being the 3rd child!
he does something weird every day.
today he's into these:

and so am i! 

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

thankful for (7)

Dyer Family Theme Songs

I ran into Duff at Fred Meyer this morning and our conversation led to singing this song.  It was then that I realized this is a Dyer family favorite right now.  It's so special to us that Keith played it in Joshua's delivery room. (sorry jenny)  

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

thankful for (6)

A Post-surgery, healthy boy!   He was brave. He drank 12 oz of juice before leaving the hospital and ate a Sonic ice cream sunday (complete with a cherry, whip cream, and reese's) on the way home!  What a champ!

 And the handsome guy holding him was a champ too!! 

his voice is a lot higher (for now) and isla started to cry when she heard it because it made her sad.  

Monday, November 15, 2010

thankful for (5)

girlfriends who are more like sisters than friends
and this is what we really look like...

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Saturday, November 13, 2010

thankful for (3)

14 years of laughing with this girl. 

Friday, November 12, 2010

thankful for (2)

my first (dyer) nephew.

he is thriving. 
he is home.
he is gorgeous.
he smells like heaven!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Happy Birthday to ME

it was delightful! lunch with my mom, keirra, and mother-in-law. oh, and duff, the best party crasher!   
dinner with my kids, husband and parents.

yes, i'm 35. one year older. tonight my dad asked me what i want to do this year?  good question, let me think on that! last year was more about just getting through the year.  it was rough.  but now the boys are getting older and i can breath a little.  so who knows, i might have some time to actually do something for ME this year!  

i have a delightful brood and an amazing husband.  what more is there?  

Thursday, October 21, 2010

jammer time

this is Bill.  he's a city cowboy.  with a real horse.  and the horse, he's Jammer.

my horse girl can't wait to ride him! she's been talking about a horse named "Stubby" since we saw it on the beach in Ocean Shores 3 years ago.  She didn't even get to ride Stubby because by the time it was our turn to ride, his foot was hurt.  
Now she has a new horse to love... 

And she even got to ride this horse!!

and thanks to my dad (a cowboy at heart) my kids have cowboy boots.  Red Riding boots, to say the least!

Check out Emry on Jammer! (yes,that's a carrot in her mouth. She's THAT cute!)

Thanks to the Parkers for sharing Jammer with us!