Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Life Happens!

I could blog for about 12 and a half pages and tell you what i've been doing lately.... and why i haven't blogged, or i can just show you.... i'm not entirely sure where i left off. i should have checked that before starting this post, but it's too late now, so here goes.... (click on any of the pictures to enlarge them, especially if you're blind like me).

Halloween happened.... we made a trip to this MEGA pumpkin patch around the corner from our house, which was more like a carnival than a pumpkin patch.... Jason captured this MARVELOUS picture of T (a little bit of sarcasm).... who are those GEEKS kneeling down behind her looking at pumpkins? oh wait. that's Lew and i....


Taylor picked out her pumpkin and carved it all by herself. (notice the peace sign for a nose.... and T's for the eyes.... ohhhh T)
There is a reason I was dressed as Minnie. well a few reasons actually. when i was younger, my mom used to call me skinny minnie.... however, i wouldn't have ONLY dressed up because my mom called me skinny minnie when i was 10.... Taylor was Alex from wizards of waverly place....

and for those of you who don't know who alex from wizards of waverly place is.... this is the look we were attempting....
the real reason I was dressed up as Minnie.... because Lewie boy was dressed up as his favorite character.... the MICKSTER!!
and no event is complete without me and the stud.

by the end of the night, we were all a little nuts.... (well, okay.... a little more abnormal than usual)
I actually thought of jazzing up the picture and making it this year's Christmas card....

then decided we looked more crazy than i'd like to admit to.... (i think it's called...... "denial.")

what else has happened?

Oh! Vet's Day happened.... and Taylor took Poppa to school with her.... kind of like a show and tell.... Poppa was SUCH a good sport and got up SUPER early to come stand in front of the ENTIRE school.... but hold it right there.... don't feel TOO sorry for him.... we brought him donuts. YUM!
Thanksgiving happened.... Poppa and T.
Nana, T and Lewie.... they sure love their nana!!
The morning after Thanksgiving, we headed to the river.... or the desert.... to ride quads.... Lewie's first time.
and Taylor's first time too.... we all headed out for a little family ride. (minus Lew.... he stayed back with a beer, watching some Jerry Springer, I think....)
Then Jason and I snuck off later by ourselves (kids were with the inlaws back at the trailer).... this "spot" was absolutely BEAUTIFUL, and the sun was just beginning to set.... it was pretty cool that I had still had my helmet from high school.... =)
this picture just doesn't do anything for the scene.... it literally looked like an oil painting.... the mountains were red in the distance... the water was so calm. everything was still.... and the only noise you heard were the ducks below.... we had a "moment" there for sure.... so quiet.... i'm pretty sure i fell in love with him about 17 times here....
and then fall came by our house.... changed the leaves.... dropped a few off.... glad it finally decided to pay us a visit....
taylor and i started our blanket making this season.... this is our very first blanket we've made.... she is awfully proud....
Jason and I celebrated our 2 year wedding anniversary.... that's an entire blog in itself, but i'll cut it extremely short and just say that i have an amazing husband.... JUST IN CASE i haven't mentioned that yet.... i totally threw a tantrum that night. i blame the not eating all day and migraine for my grumpster attitude.... he just laughed and told me how much he loved me all night.... we had a WONDERFUL sushi dinner and then went for a glass of wine after. =)
Poppa got his surgery, and is doing a lot better.... thanks for all the prayers and well wishes....

Taylor got student of the month award.... for excellence in mathematics and for being a caring individual and helping others often.
and then there was Jason's work party. this night was a BLAST! i haven't danced in over 2 years and i literally danced until my pantyhose tore. notice i didn't say snag.... they ripped.... tore.... holes in the crotch.... and no, that was not a.... nevermind. we had a wonderful evening!!!
jason and his dad are with the same company, so we all went together.... me and hubby, jason's dad and stepmom (aka the inlaws)
the following night there was a boat parade.... i was so excited for all the wonderful pictures i would be taking.... for SURE there would be great ones!!!!

.... aaaaaaand this is the best one i got of my loves.... (and creepy guy in background) taylor looks like a shih tzu)
indeed, the boat parade was so incredibly fascinating, Taylor had to hurry up and dream about it on the way home.... and when she complained of having a sore neck, i denied knowing ANY possible cause for this....
Lewie got his 2nd haircut.... this is something he doesn't mind doing at all.... which just amazes me.... (i TOTALLY hit on the guy in the background) ;)
taylor had her Christmas concert.... forgive me.... i believe they called it holiday season concert or something like that.... i'll just call it the Christmas concert.... she is the top row.... 3rd from the left.... black sweater.... We all had to sing along with them.... "yyyyooooou better watch out. you better not shout.... you better not cry i'm telling you why...."
and santa claus really came....

.... and while everyone else was taking pictures with their friends and family and classmates, taylor came up to me and asked if i could take a picture of her and Lewie.... of COURSE i can....
so, there you have it folks.... all of this, plus school, plus a little bit of volunteer stuff (for taylor's school), work.... i am BEYOND exhausted.... but we are having a pretty good time.... i hope EVERYONE is fantastic and i can't wait to catch up on your blogs!!! =)

Merry Christmas everyone!!! =)

6 comments:

TS Hendrik said...

You guys make your own blankets?! I feel ahead in the game when I don't put my shirt on backwards. haha

I love that picture of her sleeping at that extreme angle. With a childhood of road trips, I know her pain well.

Jhon Baker said...

Nice roundup - is that Patrick Tillett? and ms. Buymebarbies? in those photos? known here as Poppa and Nana? Pat looks so happy there, so happy to see that.

Ashley King said...

@TS, we JUST attempted to make our own blankets this year.... for gifts, actually. this was the first one we made and it didn't turn out too bad!! we made a couple more after this.... we should send you one.... you know.... to survive the snowpocalypse.... hee hee. ;)

@Jhon. That is Patrick Tillett and Buymebarbies (aka Nana and Poppa, also called Poopa). he is a happy man. a good and happy man. so glad his surgery is over with and his pain is gone (well the pain that was numbing his arm) it was tough to see him out of sorts for some length of time.

thanks for stopping by my friends!!! =)

Marlene said...

Fantastic pics! Thanks for sharing!

You are STILL a skinny Minnie!!!! Gosh - can I borrow your figure, you know, just for a day or two? :)

buymebarbies said...

I love this post!!! A few months all capsulized into one blog!! Nice pictures!! Love you all!!

Ashley King said...

@marlene. you can TAKE it! in fact, i'll pay you to take it!! haha. good thing you can't see my belly in the pictures, or you'd be trying to return it.... SORRY! no returns here!!! hahahaha..

@momma, we love you! =)