Saturday, December 20, 2008

New Family Pictures...

We got our family pictures taken in October and we were really happy with them. Our cousin Shelly Brown took them for us and she did a great job. I don't have the "proofs" for them so I can only scan them so the quality of this example is not very good, but if you want to see the real one and the others you can go to and click on Lawrence Family where you can also order them if you want one. There are some really good ones of the kids and of Sky & Sarah, Demi, and Mom & Dad. I will probably post some of the other pics soon.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Come on, keep up!!

Wow, I have really dropped the ball lately on my posting responsibilities! I will try to not let it happen again. I guess I better start by filling in the gap... in short story form. Ok, Thanksgiving: We went to the Wood family cabin in Island Park for a few days and had a blast as we always do. There were, of course, ridiculous amounts of food, never-ending game playing, tree hunting, picture taking, tire swinging, etc. Then when we came home we had another Thanksgiving dinner with my Mom's family. Again with the large consumption of food, game playing, chatting, etc. They were a blast. Recently we have been running like chickens with our head cut off trying to get ready for the holidays. We decorated the house, got our Christmas lights up, if you have not already seen them, you should. It will give you a little chuckle how Devin decided to put them up this year. :) And besides all the shopping, we have been doing our Christmas baking. This year we decided to break it up into two different days since it takes so long to make everything we want to make. Last Friday we did the cookies and this Friday we will do the candy. Well, there is the gist of it. Enjoy the pics!!
family pics at the cabin
we went on a walk to the flats and it was beautiful with the new snow!!
swingin machines
the original wood family
all the wood cousins

devin and rylan's contribution to the cookie baking

Thursday, November 6, 2008

This one's for you Papa Jeffrey!!

We love you so much and are so grateful for the example you are to us. You are an amazing person and everyone around you agrees!! Hope you have a wonderful day and know how much we love you. Everyone should be sure to wish him a Happy 30th!! (wink, wink)

As promised...

Ok, I told some people (Amber J. and Cheese) that I would share this pic of Dev and I in our costumes. I had to BEEEEEEEEEEEGGGGGG Devin to put this on for me. He was not too happy about it but was still a good sport, right? He says I owe him big time, I guess I will have to think of something I can do to even the score before he comes up with something!! If you can't tell, I am a sumo wrestler. Thanks Amber! :) I also added some pictures of our Halloween cookie making day. Rylan and Papa did what they do best and watched some sports while Calyn, Nana, and I did the cookies (I am sure you can guess where Devin was. Tis the season). As you can see Cal is a very talented candy topper. I am sure you can guess which ones she decorated.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

A Snowless Halloween!!!

We were so excited it was such a warm Halloween, we had to keep reminding ourselves we WERE in Idaho! The kids had a blast. We went to their cousins church to do trunk or treating with them. Calyn loves to be with Andrea and Brooklyn. They were all princesses of some sort this year. Cal a fairy princess, Andrea was Sleeping Beauty, and Brooklyn a Ballerina Princess. Rylan was Halloween man with his Halloween cape. After trunk or treating we went to a few friends and family's houses and ended up at Mom's. It was, as always, crazy but fun. Please forgive the quality of these pictures, I just ordered a new camera and can't wait for it to get here. Just be prepared cuz there will be triple the pictures because I won't have to be embarrassed about the quality of them AYNYMORE!!! :) Hope you all had fun Halloweens too!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Pre Halloween Activities

Lastnight we decided to carve pumpkins as a family finally. We got some pumpkins out of our garden we share with Devin's family and they turned out huge and ... lets just say ... not round; so I am sure you can imagine the crazy jack-o-lanterns we could have come up with. Devin and Rylan did one while Calyn and I did the other. We will let you chose who did which one... Also Calyn had a Halloween party in her preschool today so she got to dress up for a preview of what is to come Halloween night!!

Here are some pictures I came up with while playing with Cal's picture in Photoshop. Let me know what you think or if you have any other suggestions. Until I can afford the $1200.00 camera I want along with the lenses and accessories, I will have to figure out how to become a pro with Photoshop:)