Monday, December 29, 2008

Day 4: Butler Cousin Reunion 2008...

Day 4:  The Cousin Reunion is wrapping up…Johny and Bailey were the first to head out of here this morning, then left the seattle bus (chad returned them home safely) and then Jared and Abbey took off around 2.  We made a mall run, (if you haven’t been to bath and body works, you should, they are having a killer sale!)  Billie came home – YEAH!  Jason, Jordan and Ariane fly out of here tomorrow afternoon and then it will be just be us.  We had a great time but again do appreciate our aunts very much!  Happy New Years soon!



P.S  Hi Favorite Jo, Favorite Sami, Favorite Jackie and Favorite Robbie and of course Favorite Grandma Billie!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Day 3: Butler Cousin Reunion 2008..

Day 3:

Around 9 am this morning Jared and Abbie arrived!! Today started off with pancakes and bacon, very yummy! We then had our family meeting on commitment and after adjourning we had family photos. After photos, the boys decided to go shopping (I know sounds weird but I think it was Hastings) so the girls decided to go get pedicures. We then all met up for a late lunch of frito banditos, yes chili…a mistake we may not make again or at least serve as they are on there way out the door. Then there was so more napping and game playing. Jared and Abbie whipped us up some very yummy lasagna and garlic bread and fruit salad (homemade they say)J Some played games downstairs while most were upstairs playing Rock Band (I went up there once to check on my kids and the smell in that room was TERRIBLE, hence the chili not being on the menu again). Most everyone is tucked in for the night except the teenager boys (who knows when they go to bed????) Here is my shout out to the aunts “I appreciate you all and to all a goodnight”!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am ready for Billie to come homeJ

P.S. You see the gun on the floor, there has been a LOT of shooting going on around here, favorite jo would be proud.

Day 2 Con't: Butler Cousin Reunion 2008...

I forgot to show you all the snowman I made during the snowball fight in which I didn’t participate, but I think I did a pretty good job on the snowladies.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

DAY 2: Butler Cousin Reunion 2008...

Day 2…


This morning we started off by finding that the snow was all melting FAST, too fast and was causing some problems under the house which led to water being found in Billie’s room where Bailey and Johny are sleeping so Jeremy spent all morning and afternoon pumping water out from under the house.  We all had a yummy breakfast as shown in pic 1 of quiche, scrambled eggs and sausage, biscuits and poppy seed muffins.  We all headed to the sledding hill in Meadow Springs and had a blast for the afternoon.  Jordan and Ariane had their first sledding experience and loved it.  When then made our way back up the hill and had cheddar broccoli and chicken noodle soup and rolls.  Very yummy!  Then some were off for naps while other played games LOUDLY;-)  We then hit a matinee 7lbs – pretty good movie.  The kids went to Bolt in 3D and loved it.  Back up the hill for yes MORE food.  Spaghetti and breadsticks and it was really good.  Not as good as the aunts cook but pretty dang good.  I don’t think anyone is really gaining any weight, but definitely are maintaining.  Tonight we just hung out and watched pics and movies of our selves from the day on the tv and most are in bed now…things are going well!!  Stay tuned for Day 3…


P.S. Jason did do dishes this morning!!  Oh yeah and a modeling shoot in the snow.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Butler Cousin Reunion 2008...

Has began, today is Day 1…


Everyone has arrived but Jared and Abbie and Nikki couldn’t make it.  We started it off with a bbq at Chad and Becky’s for lunch.  San Diego and Lewiston arrived via airplane this evening and we all had dinner together (Becky made it, don’t worry) we had yummy enchiladas and corn and chips and dip and salad; we talked about having dessert first but decided to not be so rebellious and make the aunts proud.  We had ice cream and brownies and various other things for dessert.  Stay tuned for updates tomorrow and hopefully some pics.


Until then, goodnight.

Monday, December 22, 2008

I did it...

I finally saw the movie…was more sci-fi then I thought but overall a good flick and NO I am not going to read!!  I do want to see the 2nd movie though!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Still Snowing...

Still snowing and we even got a call this morning that Church was Cancelled…now that doesn’t happen very often!  We Love SNOW!!  Sled on.


Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Monday, December 15, 2008

Still Snowing...

Jeremy is snow blowing the driveway right now, Jaden had a 2-hour delay and was so excited! We love snow!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

It's Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas

We received our first snowfall in Kennewick today and you would think my kids had got the best present of their entire life this morning! Now hopefully I can get them back in and ready for church in time!

Monday, December 8, 2008

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Eder Photo Shoot

Brittney Kluse is the best photographer in the world in my book. The kids love her and she is so fun and I love how our pictures turned out. Here are a sample few plus I have updated the pics on the blog, I am sure you noticed;-) If you want family pics I would highly suggest her, here is her info in case you are interested... We had a blast - Thank you Brit!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Tree is up and stockings have been hung...

A lot of work, but well worth it:-)
Took both the kids to the dentist today and they were both in the cavity free club - YAH!!!

Monday, December 1, 2008

Yoke's Coupons!!

Listen all you fellow couponers...this one came in the mail last week and I HOPE TO GOODNESS you didn't throw it away just because you don't go to Yokes to shop. The first one expires tomorrow, so USE it. As you can see, I used my first $10 off today at Albertsons (they take competitor coupons) and got my $10 off, no questions asked. I am not sure if Walmart takes competitor coupons but it would be worth an ask!