Saturday, December 27, 2008

I am trying out digital scrapbooking so I signed up for a free trial. These are my very first pages I sampled. The pictures were some of the family pictures taken at Flash Digital Portraits in Valley West Mall. And yes, I did buy the rights to these pictures so I won't get thrown in jail for using them. I am really excited about digital scrapbooking. It is so much faster than using paper!! Now, I just need to find out how expensive it is to get them printed for my books. To be continued......

Friday, December 19, 2008

Christmas is a time to be thankful for all of the things in our life. It is a time of year to reflect on all the Outstanding people that impact us on a daily basis. One of those people in our life is our home school liaison, Leslie. She is always here for us to ask questions and give great advice. We would truly be lost without her.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

This year we went to the pumpkin patch with Grandma Byers and cousins, Dan and Katie Moss. We had a wonderful time going through the corn maze, finding the perfect pumpkin in the patch, riding the tractor, swimming in the corn pool, feeding the Elk, and eating fudge with family. The kids always have a great time when Dan and Katie come for a visit.

The Giant Pumpkin!!!

This year my dad got given a Giant pumpkin in trade for all of his manure. What a great trade!! Clayton and Kaya loved decorating for fall with Grandma and Grandpa Hauf. They wanted to carve the pumpkin. Little did they know that it would take a chain saw to do that. The pumpkin weighed 900lbs!!! As you can see, they didn't try to carve it!!!
This year for Halloween we went into Maxwell to trick-or-treat with our friends Morgan and Marshall Day on Thursday night. The kids had a great time going from house to house and ended up with buckets of candy! Kaya thought she was the most beautiful princess and Clayton was the scary Davey Jones. Then, the next day we got up and drove to Chicago to trick-or-treat with Nathan and Adam. And again, the kids had a great time going around the block getting even more candy. We hope to make this an annual visit!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Country Cuties!!!!





My two little country cuties!! Clayton and Kaya looking so cute at a horse show in Nevada Iowa. Both of them participated in a lead line class. They loved giving the horses baths and packing the night before. Then, the next morning they got up early to get ready for the show! Mike wore matching clothes to Clayton and Kaya and I matched. We looked so cute!! One day I will look back and wonder where the days went when the kids got so excited about a small lead line class. Life seems to be going by so fast!!!

Scrapbook pages

This is a scrapbook page I did of Kaya playing in the snow and jumping on the trampoline this winter. I have been scrapbooking for years and thought I would take pictures of them to share with our friends and family. Look for more to come!!

Snow, Snow, and more Snow!!



Clayton loves to play in the snow on his backhoe! He goes outside almost every night to do chores and play, when it is not too cold!! He loves to be outside with his dad doing guy things!!

Feelin Frosty

Kaya loves to play in the snow but is looking forward for summer so she can go swimming, play outside, and ride horses. She tells me all the time, "Mom, summer will never come, it's not coming fast enough!"