Sunday, December 21, 2008

Not sure where to start...

It is amazing how a week without power combined with the holidays can hinder a blog:)...Its been a crazy week and a busy weekend. We had a surprise 40th for my sister Kerrie, Christmas with my Dad, a get together for the Martins and the annual Abenaqui Christmas party that was rescheduled from last weekend. And to top it off it has been snowing here since about 2:30 Friday afternoon. 

This is the view of my deck off the kitchen about 2 hours ago
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See that little gold thing in the snow...that is the bottle of wine that we were chilling last night. I think it is safe to say that it is chilled however, I don't think we will get to it until the spring:)

I have lots of pictures to share that hopefully I will get to before the rest of the holiday happenings begin.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Anakin Skywalker needs to go to tea parties too!

This is what happens when you stay home "sick" from school and build your star wars legos next to your little sister playing with her dollhouse...

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Somebody steals Anakin and R2D2! (I am not sure what this line of people are doing...looks like they are all getting ready to jump off the balcony!)
And speaking of legos, she has been playing with her duplos a ton lately:
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Nice change of pace from the baby dolls sometimes:)

Friday, November 28, 2008


Our Thanksgiving in a nutshell... (click to see bigger)

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We had a great day...great food, family time and a football game! We were missing the Martin's but are excited to see them in 20 days!

We ended the day at Al's brothers for more goodtimes...haven't seen many of them in a long time:
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And yesterday I had much success with my Christmas shopping after an alarm clock mishap that had be started a 1/2 hour late...I still managed to get all the bargains I was looking for!

And today we are putting up the tree:)

Hope you all had a great Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

He's so easy...


The camera loves him:)

Have I really not posted since the 5th? Wow. Not much going on I guess. Especially in the photo dept. The weather has been yucky and I haven't taken out my camera in several days. Ordered a couple backdrops for the long winter for indoor pics. This is one of them and i am bummed because I thought it was going to be darker. Oh well. I also ordered pink for the girl but she was having no part of it. Hopefully I can make some use of it this weekend!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

A glimpse into our life on the day history was made

Early yesterday morning I decided to keep myself busy Ali Edwards  style while waiting all day for election results. We can look back years from now and know what we were doing on this day...this amazing day...

The boys were off from school but were not home that morning because they were both at sleep overs the night before. It was just Ally, the dog and I.
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Fresh from the voting booth:
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"Super Barack Supporter" (actually she thinks she is Sharpay from HSM...anything sparkly=Sharpay:
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My turn to vote...I was not allowed to wear my shirt inside...i did not know you couldn't do that:
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The line of traffic to get to the don't see this very often in my small, little town:

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I heard that at different times of day people walked right in but when I went there was a line.
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Came home to this on my door...totally amazed by the grassroots effort:

Picked up one of the boys on the way to vote...
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All she knows is that I came home with a cool sticker:
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She was oblivious to the importance of the day...
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He kind of understood, but video games were still more important...
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He gets it...but still had to do his homework...
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Too nervous and excited to cook...(we really look for any excuse not to cook)...checking out the take out menu..
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Cute dog

Getting updates...
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A day I will never forget.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Its been a long time coming...

this day that is.  It has felt like it would never get excited...nervous, but excited.

I haven't talked politics on this blog which is probably shocking for those who know me...but I know that people come here for cute pictures of my kids and not my politics:)  So I'll just keep showing cute pictures of my kids like this one:
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Monday, November 3, 2008


FInally getting around to posting about Halloween!

Had my first little princess:

She was so in love with this costume...especially the shoes...and has worn many times a day since. She told everyone "I beautiful". And couldn't get enough of herself in the mirror:
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I also had a football player...Randy Moss, to be exact:

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And Brandon was a box..."Boxman" is a character from you tube that he thinks is hilarious...
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I wasn't so sure but it was kind of funny when he would fall down:
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And the other kids would attack him:
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Hee, hee, hee...

Max's friends joined us for trick or treat:
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And Billy and Holly too...
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A fun time was had by least half way around the neighborhood until half of us were freezing our buts was very, very cold!

The next night (which was actually Halloween...we trick or treat on the 30th for some reason here) the kids had the annual Halloween Howl which is a dance party at school, so they got to dress up again. We still had a princess and a football player, but Boxman turned into Barack Obama because the box was not going to work at a dance party:
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They had a blast, especially Ally who cut a rug all night long.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

This is called a "Juke"...




And he does it oh so well! He ran this in for a touchdown.
And I have been trying for three days to finish this post with a pic of him diving in the end zone but typepad apparently does not like that picture and won't let me post it...errrrrrr! was a great game...he lives for this right now.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

I've tortured them again...

actually this was pretty tortuous for me...they were so not cooperative this time! Ever since I did a photo shoot for a family here last year and I told myself I would bring my own family here this year during peak foliage. It is a place called Hamilton House in South Berwick, Me and the grounds are so gorgeous...the ideal place for a photographer! So I dragged them here late Monday afternoon...they were not too thrilled. But I did manage to get some good shots...and I think they ended up having fun...

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(yup...I brought the tripod)
A classic...this is the kind of stuff I was getting most of the time
Love the hands on the hips in this one:
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Phew...that was a lot...I guess I did get quite a few keepers!