Monday, November 22, 2010

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Some Pumpkin carving fun!




























Just a few cute random pics. The fam on the Jungle Cruz at Disneyland, Lindy sending Lawson off to preschool, and Lindy demonstrating her mad contortionist skills.


































Some more Disneyland pics with Daddy and Grandma and Grandpa Duke.

Thursday, November 11, 2010











































Here are some good disneyland pics. I think all the boys handled the excitment well and there were no melt downs or tantrums. But there were gigantic lolly pops.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

































The look of betrayal and confused pain on Lindy's face as needle after needle pierced her soft chunky legs was crushing!!!! But a min later she had forgotten about it. Thank goodness. The second pic is just for fun and the third is an example of how Lindy spends her days, in grandma's arms



















Lawson's first day of preschool! He was so excited that first day and now I have to talk him into going into the classroom. When I came to pick him up yesterday he held my face and said excitedly, "Mommy! Mommy! I didn't cry! I'm not crying!"




























I just love all these pics! The first one was in California the night before we went to Disneyland. The boys were so happy to be together. I can never resist taking a cute sleeping pic and the last is Breghten and Lawson at swim lessons.

Monday, September 6, 2010

This is getting Ridiculous!

Her little tongue sticking out, her bangs, the outfit, the bow, I can't stop staring at this picture! It's ridiculously cute.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

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Here is my doll. Three months old and getting some good chunks. Her cuteness has distracted me from posting sooner.

Monday, July 26, 2010





























Breghten Lawson and Ian's birthdays are all in July so we had fun combining them. We rented a water slide and they had a blast! Grandma worked her magic as usual and created a dinosaur masterpiece. This birthday was extra special for Breghten because he is now five and today was his first day of Kindergarten. He was so excited and I was anxious. I'm having a hard time grasping the fact that Ryan and I have a kid in real school (not just preschool). Watching my children grow increases my need for a time machine. I want to hold them again as newborns but also enjoy them ride their bicycles and learning to read. Pretty soon they won't be asking me to cut their sandwiches in triangles. Pretty soon gum ball monies (quarters) won't be enough to satisfy their monetary needs. I'm not sure if this is a sad or happy post.




























This is how we are making it through the summer. Lots of swimming and no shirts. But seriously, how cute is Lindy in her swim suit!

Friday, June 25, 2010















Here is our sweet Lindy Elizabeth Graves. She is 4 1/2 weeks now and a complete joy.

Thursday, June 24, 2010

What a Trooper

Breghten went to mutual with Ryan last night. They were playing basketball with the big boys (the Decans) and the ball hit Breghten in the face. He covered his face while Ryan came to comfort him. As Ryan reached him Breghten held back the tears as best he could and thrusting his fist in the air he yelled "That was great!" Then he buried his face into Ryan and began pulling him to the exit. As they were heading to the door Breghten turned to the boys again repeating himself "That was great!" He did his best to convince them that he was a big boy too. When they stepped into the hall the flood gates opened and Breghten let his daddy know just how much it hurt. Ryan held him as he cried, "Daddy, I don't want to play anymore!"

Saturday, May 22, 2010

































I just had to blog a few more Lindy things! My friend Brenna made the Lindy Elizabeth sign and if you look closely at the alphabet she has placed all the family names through out. Then my friend Shannon made the "My prince came his name is daddy" sign. And I will have to post some pics of Lindy with Rachael's bows and bracelet she made (if Lindy ever gets here!). I have such talented friends that make the cutest things! All part of my plan.

Thursday, May 20, 2010





























Here are a few Lindy items I'm really excited about. First is the dresser my mom and I refinished and found the perfect pink crystal knobs to top it off. Second is the cutest carseat cover that my sister and mom got me. I can't wait to post some pics of Lindy real soon.















For Ryan's birthday we got him a really cool phone that does EVERYTHING. The second pic is a great example of how he spends his free time these days.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

































The boys were either acting super goofy or super serious. Either way I love all the pics of them.







































Ashleigh took some awesome pics of me and boys when we were up in Utah. Thanks Ash!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010
















We celebrated Grandma Curtis's 82nd birthday!  And of course Breghten was standing by to help blow out the candles, his favorite birthday tradition.  Sophie and Lawson had lots of fun too.  I'm not sure who they think their fooling.