Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Just more of the fun.....

I got out of the shower this morning to hear the kids yelling help. They had crawled in the car seats in the living room and buckled themselves in and couldnt get out. We let them out after we took pictures of course. Life is never boring at our house.

Humanitarian Bowl

Wills family draws names for Christmas and this year we had Val and Perry. We decided to give them a nite out and took them to the Humanitarian Bowl and Murphys for dinner. We had so much fun and the food was great. If only Nevada would of won......

Christmas Day

I had a hard time keeping up with taking pictures having just my phone but I did get a few here and there. The kids had lots of fun with all the toys and stockings. Jake loved his trainset from Becky and has not stopped playing with it. The kids are so much fun at Christmas.

Christmas Eve

This year we spent Christmas Eves at Mom and Dad Shipleys house. The kids had a great time hanging out with all the family, and dinner was fantastic. Even with the dogs eating the fruit salad. After dinner Jake started throwing up and we had to deck out early but the kids loved all the gifts. Emilee went to sleep that nite with her barbie and new car. Jake threw up all nite but was feeling better for Christmas day thank goodness.

Frosty the Snowman.....

A few weeks before Christmas we went caroling over in Charter Pointe with some friends from our ward. Emilee and Jake had a great time in spite of the cold. We took a picture of them all bundled up before we left the house.

Jake and Larry

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Too Cute!

I went in to check on the kids the other nite and found Emmy like this. I thought it was too cute not to take a picture!

Nite Out!

Tonight Will and I went out on a date to the Idaho Stampede game. It was a blast! The owner of Wills company gave us his personal courtside seats for the nite. We have never sat so close to the action and I had to take a picture to show everyone how close it really was. They even handed out stat sheets at the end of every quarter! The joys of seating in the expensive seats. We are really grateful that Will has such a great job that not only works with his school schedule but has so many added perks. I can't count how many times we have been able to take a nite out to games or dinner with tickets or gift certificates handed to us by upper management at the plant. We are really lucky! After the game we went out to P.F. Changs which was yummy! It was a great evening and again thanks to Mom and Dad Green for keeping the kids for us!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

My Camera

Just a note..... Emilee has broken my camera and so now my picture taking has been limited to what my phone camera can do. We are in the process of picking and purchasing a new camera and will hopefully have one in January. But for the time being please overlook the quality of our pictures and know it will get better!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Uncle Mike

One of the things that influenced our decision to return to Boise was our families. I grew up close to all my family and one of my favorite people to hang out with is my Uncle Mike. I know that Will has really enjoyed getting to know him over the last few years and always has fun fishing and hunting with him. As the kids are getting bigger it is so much fun to watch them interact with Mike and everyone else. We feel very blessed that they have such wonderful family members surrounding them. We are very lucky!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Claus and Paws

Today the Boise Zoo did a "Claus and Paws" day at the Zoo, with free admission and a Santa Claus. Emilee wanted nothing to do with the Santa part but she did enjoy the animals. The Phelps called us this morning and since Will was planning on spending the day at the library writing a paper, I decided it would be a fun outing for me and the kids. We were able to see the new Africa animals and play on the slides. There was also a area with animal costumes that the kids could dress up in. (there are more pictures on my myspace page) The kids had a great time and then we got done in time to go meet Will for lunch at Pizza Hut. It was a nice break for him before going back to work on his paper which he is still not done with! We just have to make it through two more weeks of school and then Christmas Vacation!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Christmas Trees

This year we went up near Cougar Mountian Lodge and cut down our own christmas tree. The Phelps and some of their friends were going and invited us along. It was so much fun and the kids had a great time running around. I couldnt believe it was only ten dollars for a permit. We should of been doing this a long time ago! Emilee and Jake loved walking through the trees and then bringing it home and decorating it. Now the only thing left is to make it live til Christmas!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Rella the brave little hunter

Our sweet little kitty cat gave us our first gift this Christmas season. Will got home tonight to find a bird on the front porch. He tried to kick it off into the flower bed, but Rella didn't like that idea and pulled it back up and ate it on our doormat. We were hoping for gophers but I guess birds are a good place to start. Will thinks that she is still way behind the dogs with them eating chickens and rabbits and birds and all but I think she will catch up in no time.