Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas-Take-2 pictures are all backwards on annoying but I hope you enjoy them anyways....
We started out Christmas Day by going to my parents at noon and then Shane's parents that night........That night, this is what I got from Shane's parents... a new shower curtain and rug!! I LOVE them!!!

Miss Amillia and Aunt Ann!!!

Ron and Anita and the younger 3 grandkids!!!

Dylan got a book from Shaun and Anita decided to read it to Shane!!! I thought it was really funny...

Ron opening his gifts...he's so funny to watch open gifts for some reason!!

Dylan helping Tristan open!

Dylan eating supper!! I felt like we ate all day!

Dylan opening his gumball machine from Aunt "Cake" and Uncle Dana and the girls!! This has been a HUGE hit at our house!!!

And the most exciting one of all..........a new big boy bike!!!!! He is ready to get rid of his training wheels and ride like a big boy!!!!!

It was so nice outside yesterday we even took his bike outside and rode and rode yesterday!!

Tuesday, December 28, 2010


Here is Dylan on Christmas Eve, right before we headed out for church! Hard to believe it's Dylan's last year before he is in the Christmas program!! Crazy...

Dylan took this one of Mommy and Daddy all ready to go!!!

After church we head into Shane's Grandpa Ohlde's house. There are a TON of people there!!! Over 55 in his I don't even try to take any picture there!!
Here is Dylan on Christmas morning....Santa brought Dylan a BIG combine like Grandpa Ohlde's!!!!!!!

And a big John Deere tractor and wagon!!!!!

And just like last year, right when he gets done opening his presents he calls Santa on his "phone" and thanks him for all his gifts!!!

We don't ever tell him to do that, but it makes me feel good and feel like maybe, just maybe we are doing something right!!! :-)

Friday, December 24, 2010

70's Party

Last night was the annual Christmas dress-up party on the Ohlde Side!! This year was the 70's theme! Dylan and I haven't been feeling the best so we didn't dress up but we still had a great time!!
Shane and Shaun got out their Dad's old basketball uniforms.....I just about pee'd my pants laughing so hard!!!

Rachel got in on the action too and wore one of Anita's old outfits!!! She looked super cute!!!

Coach Hadden dressed up and lead the boys through some drills, which again was super funny!!!

Anita dug out some old bridesmaid dresses!! I thought her and Jenni looked really pretty!!!

Later on in the night they started doing karreoke and the kids pulled up chairs and Dylan SAT AND WATCHED FOR ABOUT 10 MINUTES!!!!! Crazy, as this kid NEVER sits!!!

The sitting didn't last for long as Dylan got up and started playing his "guitar"!!!

Libby sang and Dylan just keep playing his "guitar"!!!! It was so cute!!!

What a fun but late night for us!!!!!!!
Merry Christmas!!!!!!!!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Christmas Time!!!

Saturday Dylan and I went into town to see Santa Claus!!! Dylan didn't want to sit on his lap but was excited to shake his hand and get his picture taken with him!! Dylan told Santa he wants a bigger bike with no training wheels!!!

Today we made a Gingerbread house!!! He was really excited about it!!!

He made some sort of desgin on the side of the roof!!!

All done for now!!! I think we might add more to it later but it turned out pretty good!!!

And we also made some treats for the Ohlde Seed open house tomorrow......they are so easy.......take a rollo and put on top of a pretzel and bake for 8 minutes at 350 and then take out and put a pecan on top!!! Yummy.......

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


My In-laws are in New York City for a few days for meetings. My mother-in-law called this morning to say that a couple of them were walking down to the Today show, and maybe we should watch.
And sure enough 10 minutes later this is what we saw......(she is in the upper right hand corner)!!!!!

Dylan was thrilled!!! She waved and he waved back!! It was so cute!! We even taped it, so when Grandma gets home she can see it too!!!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

We're back...

This last week we headed to Chicago for annual meetings that Shane has up there. I think this was our 6th time going!!
Here we are going out on Tuesday night for dinner. We went out with a group and took a really awesome limo!!

When our food came this was what was staring at me!!!!!!

Wednesday night we went out again with some people and I made Shane stand in front of this cow and get his picture taken.

I thought Shane and I should get our picture taken together since he had a suit on!!!

I took a picture of this beautiful Christmas tree in front of the Hancock building. It was huge!!

This is what we took to supper on Thursday night!!! And all the tree in downtown Chicago have lights on's so pretty!!!

Another beautiful tree and decorations as we walked into the building!! We had dinner on the 95th floor!!!

Another fun trip to Chicago!! Thanks to my parents for keeping Dylan!!! And too the Hays who keep Dylan one night and Jamie and Carolyn who helped Mom out during the day!!! We really appreciate it!!

Saturday, December 4, 2010


We have had wonderful weather the past couple days and have been spending a lot of time outside playing, putting up decorations and going to the park!! Who would have thought we would be doing all that in December still!!! So nice!!!
Yesterday Zac and Sophia came for the morning.......

The boys had so much fun playing in the backyard and the sandbox!

I just loved watching them play!!!

Hoping we have more nice days to play outside!!!

Thursday, December 2, 2010


Last week we decided to take a picture of the cousins together!!! I had picked up these 2 cute matching Christmas sweaters last year on clerance!!!

Aren't you impressed that we got a 1, 2 and 3 year old to sit so still and look happy together!?!?!?
Well, it isn't too hard to do when we have this Mommy.......(sorry hard to see Jo)

and this Mommy......

behind the camera jumping and dancing like crazy ladies!!!! The kids found them to be histerical!!!!
And a big shout out to Miss Amillia today........Happy 2nd Birthday!!!

Monday, November 29, 2010

2 Day Event!

On Friday I headed out on my 2 day shopping event!! I left my little boy with these two......I was a little nervous about that!!! :-)

Us girls shopped on Friday and then headed down to the plaza for supper and to take in the lights! It was my first time going...I don't get out much so as I oooo and ahhhh'd at everything...they made fun of me....

I loved all the horse and carraiges!!

The lights were really pretty!!!

On Saturday we met up for lunch with Anita's sisters and their girls...

I found some wonderful deals....I would love to show you them all but some of the "deals" are for people who read this blog, so I can't show you them but.....
I did find these jeans for Shane for $12.99!!!

And this head-lamp for Dylan.....he loves Shane's...I found this for $2.00!!!

And Tommy dress shoes for Dylan for $10.00!!!!!

What a fun 2 day trip!!! I was so glad to get away but so excited to see my boys when I got home!!!!!

Wednesday, November 24, 2010


This week we have had a lot of vistors, which we all love!!!
Monday night we had Grandma & Grandpa Ohlde over for supper for Grandpa's birthday and also............RACHEL!!! Dylan's girlfriend is home from college!!!

And Uncle Shaun came too!!! Dylan took this picture......

Then yesterday morning Miss Sophia was here.......

And then this morning Grandma Walleta only had 3 kids so they came up to play........

And tonight Amillia is coming to play while her Mommy gets ready for her 2nd birthday party tomorrow and then I host my 1st Thanksgiving at noon tomorrow for my side of the family!!!
Phew.....I love having vistors but am tired of vaccumming this week, I think I have now 4 times in 3 days!!!:-)