Thursday, February 28, 2008

Saturday, February 23, 2008

This is for you, Mom



Hey, mom, since you guys weren't able to make it to the family reunion this last summer, here are some pictures we took.

toddly-odd



I have no explanation for this picture...where Brynn is pouring milk on Todd's head. I do have an explanation for Todd's head in the other picture. That's my little man in a beaver had that we bought him....and then he never would wear it.

Making the Bedroom Sexy


Well, here's the only room in our house that looks vaguely decent. We're just excited about the curtains behind the bed. We really think they help set it off, and it looks so pretty when it's made and kids aren't jumping on it. Anyway, I need to get back to work to make the rest of the house so it doesn't look like hell. Just wanted you guys to see that we don't live in squallor..how the crap is that word spelled?
*Michelle*

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Todd and Natalie


I found this older picture of these two in a picture folder. Michelle and Toby both have a lot of pictures loaded on this computer that I have never seen or don't remember seeing. I loved this one particularly. Todd was just a tiny little guy back then and we were worried about him. This must have been about April 2007.

A Scotsman moving a park bench

Newlyweds


Darn the lousy background.

Darn the new camera we don't know our way around.

Darn the dark night.

Darn the green wall.

I still like this.

Barrett and Emma



After a couple of requests to see more of Emma's wedding dress and my desire to post more of the wedding pictures, I looked through all of them and unfortunately, this was the only one where she was still fully outfitted and it is NOT a good picture. But here is it anyway.


I will try and put up a few more wedding pictures also for all of you that can't get enough of them, (including me).


I miss Emma very much. The house is very quiet and there is no dog to clean the food off the floor, Ha. No Emma, I don't miss you because of your dog. Actually, we miss Barrett, too. We will be glad when you both come our way again. We can't wait.

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Mom and Emma


OK folks, I know the last person you probably want to see is me, and at the moment I don't even know if this pic is one of the barely tolerable ones, because I don't know how to preview the picture (Yes, I know it can be done) in a large format before I post it without going to a lot of trouble. I tried to get one with Em and I but one of us or both of us had a goofy look in every picture we took. Sorry. But this was after the wedding when we had come home to eat.


Emma, most of the pictures I have of you without your fur coat are also without your bodice. I am afraid you will have to deal with it.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Oregon Coast 2007



kids are cute!



Monday, February 18, 2008

Emma in "Damsel" costume


Emma had a friend over at the college who wanted to use her for promotional purposes for his aspiring photography business. Emma is never pleased with her pictures, but I really liked several of them. Vea

quotes to think on

I have come across some quotes I like quite well .......Vea

"When the people fear their government, there is tyranny; when the government fears the people, there is liberty." - Thomas Jefferson

" I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." - Thomas Jefferson

" Peace, commerce and honest friendship with all nations; entangling alliances with none." - Thomas Jefferson

"Those who sacrifice freedom for safety deserve neither." - Thomas Jefferson


About right now, I am thinking that Thomas Jefferson was one of the greatest men to ever live. No wonder he was one of the great builders of our country. Now for one more quote from another Thomas.

"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." - Thomas Edison

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Portland Pirate Festival Pictures by Boo






These are some pics from the Portland Pirate Festival. I want to again thank Dana, Corinne, and Josh for helping take care of kids and supporting us that weekend. I love my family soooo much!

Brynn talks to Death








Okay, we all know that Brynn loves Pirates. It's just that when you see a really scary looking pirate, and you're a little kid...you should run away. Well, my girl ran up and sat on his lap and just talked and talked. She was so goofy and cute sitting there, that other people wanted to take pictures of their own kids with the pirate, and Tyler could hardly pull her away for them to do it. Plus, the Portland Pirate Festival was the month before Halloween, so the scary decorations and skulls were out for the season, and every time Brynn saw any type of a skull, she yelled " Pirate, Pirate!"

Another Emma and Barrett pic


This picture was taken the day after the wedding. They were goofing off and this was one of their funny shots. I love the look on Emma's face.


This is my first attempt at putting a blog site together and Michelle had to walk me through it. She is trying to keep me modernized. Thank you Michelle. You inspire me with all of your ambition. The first picture took almost an hour to upload. We think if this is going to be worth it that a dial-up connection just isn't going to cut it.......


disneyland







All right, so we went and sold ourselves to Disney. You know what? Mickey is a total jerk in real life.

Emma and Barrett's Wedding


This was a favorite photo at the park where the wedding took place on the 15th of February. Barrett and Emma both looked beautiful and happy. Obviously, Barret is in full dress Scottish kilt.