Happy birthday Maria! Surprise!

I met these girls four years ago when I started working at Betz elementary, since then we have formed such great friendships! They are definitely now “my girls!” 

Maria’s amazing husband managed to throw her a surprise party at Impulse in the Northern quest casino, without her having any idea! Well done Brian-Keith, well done!!! Happy birthday Maria!

Would you like some tea darling?

What better way to spend a winter day than at a cozy cottage sipping different teas!

The pastries, savories and fruit served on a beautiful 3 tiered platter was so fancy that we had to have pinkys out while sipping our tea as to not disrupt this fancy environment! 

We invited our friend Brandi to join us and had fun exploring the cottage and partaking in great conversations and of course adding the word “darling” in a fancy English accent after every sentence!

Thankyou to the Brambleberry cottage in Spokane, Wa for the lovely afternoon!

A snowy 2016/2017 in Cheney, WA

The snow just keeps coming and coming! The las couple of days we had over 12 inches fall! Riley was baby sitting for Kryste til 9pm and the snow had just been coming down all day! I left to go get her and the ruts of snow down Main Street was so deep! I had to stop because my windshield wipers froze. I got Riley and we headed home! Corey was gone for month on a tdy to vegas, of course while he’s gone we get the most snow and the snowblower was broken. I shoveled three times and was exhausted! Cody was cute, he came out and helped me!

Liberty Lake hike 2013

 

 

 

East of Spokane in Washington is a town called Liberty Lake. There are beautiful hiking trails around this town, and for Mothers day this year this was our hike! We went with our friends  Kym and Carl and the their kids.

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all of our kids get along so well! They have never fought or argued with each other, just great friends and great times!

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Did I mention even the dogs are friends? We always feel better with the dogs with us, lots of wild life here, the dogs add that extra comfort! This particular hike was seven miles. Below is a beaver dam that the kids and us thought was pretty cool! It is so amazing what these creatures can build!

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Kym is SO STRONG! haha

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Ahhhhhh!!! Finally to the top! What a view! absolutely beautiful!

IMG_2300 We started where the lake was at! On our way back down we found a cute little water fall!

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IMG_2320 It was a Mothers day well spent with the ones I love!

 

 

St. Patricks Day 2013

Corey was gone this year for St. Patricks day, so we celebrated it with our friend Kym and her kids, cause her husband was gone to! We went down town Spokane for the parade, and hoped the weather did not rain or snow on us! I was very cold though!

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Cody LOVED the fire trucks!!!

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Afterwards we walked around to show the kids some of the cool different buildings in downtown Spokane. The Davenport and The Steam Plant grill!

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The smoke stacks in the Steam plant grill are pretty fun! When you hold the doors open going into them, it creates a suction that almost blows you away!

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Christmas, Concerts and Cookies 2012

Seeing Santa at the mall is always a treat!

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After seeing Santa, we got coffee’s and browsed through the mall, It’s always been a funny thing with Justin Bieber, we knew Riley liked him but she would never admit it! So naturally  when we saw the good ole Biebs at the mall, we had to get pictures!! haha

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Christmas Concert at the church……….

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And the boy who did not want to be in it, and sat their complaining the whole time that we at least made him go to watch his sister!

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Cookie Time!!!!!

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O’ Christmas Tree 2012

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Freezing cold!!!! This years Christmas tree hunt, we went to a new place. A farm not far from our house that we actually never knew was there! Although we didnt have snow during this years Christmas tree hunt, it was definitely a winter day with the temperature!!

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No Cody that one is a little to small!! This place had real reindeer, they were very cool to see up close, and I love that the owner took such great care of them! They had huge areas to go wander in and some wooded area to!

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Helping dad cut the tree is always the tradition!!

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Of course it wouldn’t be tree hunting without hot chocolate! We also ran into some friends while there!

IMG_1832IMG_1833 Beautiful day at the tree farm!!!

IMG_1836 As we were leaving, we noticed all the Christmas tree bulbs hanging from the trees! Love it!

IMG_1838 Every year we save a chunk of the trunk off of our Christmas tree!

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IMG_1868IMG_1869The kids looking to see if Santa’s elves are watching!! haha!! So cute!

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Of course it wouldn’t be official without the kids in front of the tree picture!

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My favorite picture of Cody in his underwear and Christmas socks, picking his nose! hahaha

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