Sunday, December 21, 2008

Rory Jo is born.....

Brent & Natalie just had their 3rd little girl! Rory Jo Leavitt. What a cutie! I love her hair! Good Job Natalie!

Christmas is coming.......

The kids before we head to church today!
Grandpa Virgil came over last night to deliver presents to all the grandkids. (just missing Natalie's 3) Wow look at all those kids!

OHHH loook how cute little Jersey is! I was so excited to see her. I was in the kitchen cooking & I saw Travis & Mindy pulling in to Grandma Dawn's house. I ran next door so I could get a look at this cute little girl! She is so sweet!

Ayricah & Ambree, Shannon & Garth, Mindy & Jersey. Just missing Natalie and her 3 day old baby Rory!

The Royce boys! Jason, Chad, Virgil, Shane & Travis.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Ryder Gregory Bates is born!

My little sister Lyndsee has just delivered her first boy! And it was done all natural! She barely made it to the hospital, and in 5 min. he was here! Wow It must of been all that dancing while she was preganant. What a cute little guy eh? Good Job L.B. We love you!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Busy Busy.....

in random order.....this is Travis (cortney's "friend") putting up my high Christmas lights! He must be trying to get bonus points with the family. He was so nice to do these for me!
After Christmas last year I went to a great store & stocked up on 75% off Christmas tree ornaments! It was fun opening up my Christmas bins, I forgot how cute they were!

I had to do a kid tree this year! So I found a cheap fake tree & the kids got to decorate it all by themselves! They did a good job!

Finally all the ornaments got put on the tree! Wow that was alot of work!

Jordan helping hold the ladder for Travis. Jordan actually did the high section last year for me! Thanks Jordan! nice pic! :0)

This is Travis & Cortney. Aren't they cute together?? Thanks Travis for doing the lights for me!

Travis trying to make Cortney mad....obviously it was working!

Wednesday, November 19, 2008


Las Vegas!!! Shane & I went with our good friends Lon & Holle to Las Vegas last weekend. We had a great time! Shane even flew there, and he survived it! We had to get a pic. at the famous sign!
Lon & Holle at the sign....these pics. came from a box camera, I forgot my digital camera so they aren't the best.

At the Ceasar's Palace.

Me & Shane standing by our rental car...."Pete" We already miss you Pete! I'll never look at a PT Cruiser again without thinking of Pete.

YUM!!! These are the remains of our KING CRAB legs!! Oh man was it the best place ever!! If you ever get to Vegas, or Chicago don't pass up eating at "Joe's" (not the crabshack place)

This is after we were done eating.

New York...New York...

Doing a "little" shopping at Ceasar's Palace. We actually went to the outlet malls the day before & did alot of shopping. I was LOVING every minute of it!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Casie's photo shoot...

turned out much better than mine! Here are a few of my favorite ones she took! Thanks Casie, you need to become a photographer! Love ya!

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Family Picture Day

I borrowed my Sister's camera & took my kids out to try & get some good fall pictures. So these are some of the pictures that I got. I guess it wasn't such a good idea for the Mom to be the photographer too. Luckily my sister came & helped take more of our whole family last night. Thanks Casie I love ya! I'll post some of hers when I get them.

Saturday, November 1, 2008

Shane turned 35 on Halloween!

We had all Shane's presents set out for him to see when we got home from our busy Halloween night. He loved the quilt. He was looking at all the blocks.

Brik gave him a box of bullets.

Halloween Night....

We had a full afternoon & night. First I took the kids & Mallory to the Nampa downtown trick or treat. The big girls got bored pretty quick, as you can tell.
Brik, Oakley & Bailey wanted to stand by the Firetruck!

Outside the Library, where the kids all got a free book & toy! Berkley, Oakley, Brik, Bailey, Hallee, Colt & Jayden.

After that we went to Sonic to get dinner, hit a little sub., went to the trunk-or-treat and then the big girls got to go with Maurine to do more trick-or-treating, while Shane, Berkley, Brik & I went to the Vallivue football game to watch Jordan play.

I always make the kids dump out their candy on the floor, so we can see just how much they got. Wow, I'll think we'll be on a sugar high for a while.

Brik, he loved Halloween this year. He was the fastest runner when we hit a little subdivision. He thought it was so cool!



Berkley would get mad at me if I didn't let her get candy from each stop. Luckily she fell asleep at the Nampa downtown trick-or-treat.

School Parties

Mackenzie at her School Halloween Party.
Bailey and her 2 friends Julia & Lucy. They all three have little sisters & they were all packing them around, so I had to get a pic. Looks like they all will be great Mom's someday!

Bailey & Lucy the black cats!

Annie & Oakley walking in the School parade!

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Shane & I have been married for 12 years!! Wow, we are old!! We have been blessed with 6 wonderful children. They are everything to us. We love and cherish every moment with them. They have grown up so fast, and it is not slowing down.

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