Monday, April 30, 2007

Basket Party 2007

The 4th Annual Basket Party took place on Saturday morning and I must say it was a tremendous success!!  We raised over $1000 to go to the Redding Library Children's Department and to Oprah's Angel Network.  We had 71 attendees this year!  This year we had a book theme...everyone put together a basket with the theme of their choice, but included a book that related to the theme.  We saw lots of creative ideas.  The "basket" I won was a really cute pink and black decorated box and included the book, "The Bad Girls Guide to the Open Road," it was filled with lots of interesting goodies! 

It's so exciting, we do better and better each year....more guests and more money raised!  Stay tuned for info on next year's event....the ideas are flowing and it'll be our 5th year so we need to make it even more special!  CLICK TO SEE PHOTOS FROM BASKET PARTY 2007!!

Sunday, April 29, 2007

I will miss you Aunt Mitzi

Unfortunately sometimes I need to share sad news on here.  Late Friday, early Saturday my godmother, Aunt Mitzi passed away.  While we hadn't been back to the Pittsburgh, PA area since before my kids were born, I thought of her often and we tried to keep in touch as best as we could.  I will miss her greatly.  Mitzi


Saturday, April 21, 2007

On his way...and a bonus-funny!

Jacob will be starting kindergarten in the fall (wow!), so we've been going through all the steps to prepare him to start.  Friday he had to get the dreaded shots required to start school.  We were not looking forward to it but it ended up OK.  A day or two before I started talking to him about the doctor and possibly getting shots so he can be ready for kindergarten and he took it very well.  In the car, on the way, he asked how many shots he was going to need and said, "Is it about a billion?" in a very funny way, not a concerned scared tone.  Even at the doctor's office he was giggling the majority of the time.  4 shots later and only a tear or two...Jacob's definitely a big boy now! 

We had anticipated needing to soothe him after the appointment so we planned to have lunch at Chuck E. Cheese.   It turned out it wasn't really necessary but we had talked it up so we had to go.  The kids had a great time and were talking about how much fun they had the rest of the day.  Whew--doctor trauma avoided!

And I'm sure Aaron will get mad I'm sharing this, but it had to be done!

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Dinner Club

100_7184Saturday evening I attended our monthly Dinner 100_7154Club...
Alicia hosted this months dinner and served a delicious meal of clam chowder, strawberry salad, sourdough bread, and crab...everything was excellent!  Aaron unfortunately had to work so I borrowed Matt for a picture and I borrowed these pictures from his wife's website to post here!  (Thank you Stephanie!  I still would like all your originals to print...LOL!)

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Happy Birthday Bryan!

Yesterday was our friend and adopted nephew, Bryan's birthday....he turned 8 Img_7589years old!!
  Aaron and I can still remember the night we babysat him in our old apartment when he was probably only about six months old.  We had a chaoctic time attemping to change his poopy diaper as he was trying to crawl away...both of us (Aaron and I) freaking out....just as his parents come a-knocking on our door...our first diaper ever...whew!...surprised we had kids after that episode! 

Monday, April 09, 2007

Easter Sunday

Img_7502Our Easter was pretty low-key and relaxing.  We did have a visit from Station 8 and Aaron got to see the kids hunt for their Easter eggs.  Grandma and Uncle JeffImg_7506 came over for an early dinner of ham and we just hung around the house.  It was a beautiful day.


Saturday, April 07, 2007

Fun comparison~2004 to today


Busy week

Spring Break is quickly coming to a close but we've had a great time.  Some of the things we've done...dinners with family and friends, visit with Grandma Lee in Willow Creek, birthday parties, just to name a few activities.  Aaron and I had a date night a couple nights ago as well.  We saw Blades of Glory and it was so funny!  Love those kinds of movies and Will Ferrell just cracks me up.  We also had some fun at Win River Casino, unfortunately we didn't leave winners...there's always next time though! 

This morning we went over to a friend's house to do a photo shoot of her family and to do some pictures of Jacob and Ella.  They live out "in the country" and it's a beautiful area to take photos. 

Click here to see some more pictures from today

Up for the rest of the evening is egg coloring, a BBQ, and a campfire...complete with S'mores!  Unfortunately Aaron goes back to work tomorrow, Easter Sunday. 

Monday, April 02, 2007

Meet the Robinsons

Today was our first day of "Spring Break" and we went to see the movie, Meet the Robinsons.  We all thought it was a really good movie, fun to watch and had an entertaining storyline for the adults.  Very reminiscent of Back to the Future which was my favorite movie back in the day.  Bonus, it featured one of Rob's songs...Little Wonders which I posted the video to a couple days ago.  Everytime I hear that song I like it more.  It amazes me that he wrote that song before seeing the movie because it fit into the storyline seamlessly. 

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Happy Birthday Jeffy!

Today was my brother Jeff's 30th birthday, and now I have a younger brother (Seeing as I'm 29 and all)!  Last year we were twins.  Isn't that odd how that works?  LOL!  We had a fun evening out to dinner and then to Mom's house for cake, ice cream, and presents. 


Aaron unfortunately missed out this time because he was at work.  We're looking forward to a fun week this's Spring Break!! Woohoo! 

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