Sunday, November 30, 2008


Today's photo of the day goes to Bella & Rylee. Rylee was saying bye to Bella as we were leaving to have Thanksgiving at my Aunts. She has always been in love with Bella. So cute.

We had a pretty good thanksgiving. Very mellow, which was great. Rylee pigged out. Blake only had dessert bc he was too busy playing. Daddy watched a lot of football. And mommy drank too much and was sick all day Friday haha. This morning we went and got a Christmas tree. I brought my camera but didn't use it bc it was raining when we first got there. It ended up snowing wicked big pretty flakes so it was a perfect tree-getting day. Rylee was so funny catching the snow on her tounge, it made me wish I had brought my camera out!! Right now the tree is in the cellar but I'm hoping to have it up and decorated in the next day or so. We had dinner at Brendon's dads this afternoon, we haven't really seen them all since the wedding so it was nice :) Now I'm gonna go clean up a bit and watch some tv until bed. Night!!


Saturday, November 29, 2008

Have you done it?

I saw these on a friends blog so I thought I would jump on the bandwagon. All the things I have done are in BOLD. Feel free to copy and paste into your blog!

1. Started your own blog

2. Slept under the stars
3. Played in a band
4. Visited Hawaii
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Been to Disney
8. Climbed a mountain [diamond head in hawaii]
9. Held a praying mantis
10. Sang a solo
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Taught yourself an art from scratch
15. Adopted a child
16. Had food poisoning
17. Walked to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown your own vegetables
19. Seen the Mona Lisa in France
20. Slept on an overnight train
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Hitch hiked
23. Taken a sick day when you’re not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Run a Marathon
28. Ridden in a gondola in Venice
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Watched a sunrise or sunset
31. Hit a home run
32. Been on a cruise
33. Seen Niagara Falls in person
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Seen an Amish community
36. Taught yourself a new language
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied
38. Seen the Leaning Tower of Pisa in person
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Seen Michelangelo’s David
41. Sung karaoke
42. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
43. Bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited Africa
45. Walked on a beach by moonlight
46. Been transported in an ambulance
47. Had your portrait painted
48. Gone deep sea fishing
49. Seen the Sistine Chapel in person
50. Been to the top of the Eiffel Tower in Paris
51. Gone scuba diving or snorkeling
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Been in a movie
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Visited Russia
60. Served at a soup kitchen
61. Sold Girl Scout Cookies
62. Gone whale watching
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Donated blood, platelets or plasma
65. Gone sky diving
66. Visited a Nazi Concentration Camp
67. Bounced a check
68. Flown in a helicopter
69. Saved a favorite childhood toy
70. Seen the Lincoln Memorial in person
71. Eaten Caviar
72. Pieced a quilt
73. Stood in Times Square
74. Toured the Everglades
75. Been fired from a job
76. Seen the Changing of the Guards in London
77. Broken a bone
78. Been on a speeding motorcycle
79. Seen the Grand Canyon in person
80. Published a book
81. Visited the Vatican
82. Bought a brand new car
83. Walked in Jerusalem
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read the entire Bible
86. visited the White House
87. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
88. Had chickenpox
89. Saved someone’s life
90. Sat on a jury
91. Met someone famous
92.Joined a book club
93. Lost a loved one
94. Had a baby
95. Seen the Alamo in person
96. Swam in the Great Salt Lake
97. Been involved in a law suit
98. Owned a cell phone
99. Been stung by a bee
100. Totally copied a post from someone else's blog to your own

I've done 26 of these, happy blogging!!!


Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Turkey Day!

Well. It's been a week without my Liam. I am still very lost. I would give anything to have him back. But life goes on right? I've already begun my search for a puppy. I'm still kind of iffy about it and probably won't get one until spring but it doesn't hurt to start looking now. :( Today is Thanksgiving. I'm excited but not. Hopefully the day goes well. We are going to my Aunts first. Both of my grandparents are now sick so its just Auntie, Uncle Mattie, Gel, Matt, Pat, Nick & us. Should be nice and mellow, which is maybe what I need. Then we're going to Bren's moms. And hopefully Derek and Katelyns for some needed drinks later ;) I hope everyone has a great day!!

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Here come the holidays

Today's photo of the day is actually from yesterday. Rylee got her first pair of ballet slippers and its so cute how much she loves them, it's hard for me to get her to take them off!

Anyways, I am posting this because I wanted to share these cute siggys some friends of mine from Crumb Snatchers made...
from Lee:

from Holly:

and from Sarah:

Thank you girls!!! (click them to view full sized)

Things have been pretty blah here. I've been kinda on and off about everything. One minute I'm fine and the next I'm not. I just can't get used to the idea that he's not coming back :( The kids don't really seem to understand, which is probably a good thing. I'm trying to get ready for the holidays and such. I am excited to go Christmas shopping! But besides Thanksgiving there's not really much going on here this week and I'm in major need of a distraction...


Saturday, November 22, 2008

My Liam <3

I'm not even sure how to begin writing this but I feel like I have to. My dog was hit by a car Thursday night and didn't make it. I was walking over to my Aunts house and as always when its dark out I took Liam with me. Usually he just stays outside and waits for me but Thursday he must've smelt something more interesting. Most of you know how much I loved him. I miss him so much already. I can't put it into words I just feel so awful.
"My Sweet Papa"
Jan 21, 2007-Nov 20, 2008.
Forever in our hearts.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Knock Knock.

Today's photo of the day is Blake & Rylee. I just love how close they have gotten lately. You can see it in these pictures. Blake loves playing knock knock jokes, but he doesn't understand the joke part. He just says "Knock knock." You say "Who's there?" And he makes up something random like "Bananas!" To him, that is hysterical!! haha. Today him and Rylee were sitting on the couch all cuddled up under Rylee's blankey playing this. Everytime he would say "Lion!" and pretend to attack her, they were laughing so hard I had to snap some pics!!

I love how much fun they have together. To me, they actually get along really well!! As well as you can expect a brother and sister anyway ;)

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

What day is it??

For some reason I keep thinking today is Thursday. I dont know what my problem is, maybe I just want this week to go faster?? I am supposed to take the kids to Maine this weekend to see my mom and sisters for a mock Thanksgiving but a wrench got thrown into those plans today, as usual! Hopefully things will straighten out before Friday. Today was pretty uneventful. Brendon got home early but then left again to shoot his gun and show "the guys" his deer ::rolleyes:: I got everything switched from the Pilot to my car (I've gotta get used to calling it that I guess) and I had to vacuum it out bc I took Liam to the store with me last night and his hair was all over the dark grey seats. Brendon ordered us IPods on Ebay the other night so I've been busy DLing as much girly country music as I can for mine =] Anddd as promised, pics of the new car...

I think thats about it for now. Time to get the devils to bed!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Car & New Name!!

We just got the kids to bed after a pretty busy day. I had Brayden again this morning, and I got a cute video of him crawling but I am too lazy to figure out how to upload it right now haha, maybe tomorrow. I finally got my name officially changed to Jessica Toohil :) It wasn't as difficult a process as I expected it to be, besides having the kids running amuck in the social security office and RMV. But luckily it was all said and done in less then an hour. And now our new car (2003 Blazer) is here and ready to go. I'm still on the fence about it. I love the new car but I'm really going to miss my car :( I'll live I suppose. It's too dark to take pics of it tonight so that will have to wait until tomorrow too. Now I'm gonna go shower and relax with the hub a little before bed. I think it's gonna be an early night, I'm pooped!!

Monday, November 17, 2008

The Deer

Well let's see, today's photo of the day is the always adorable Brayden. I just love his awesome smile :)

Not too much going on here today. We had the baby this morning. He is really crawling now, SO cute!! This afternoon we went to sign papers on the new car, hopefully the registration and what-not will be taken care of tomorrow & when it's here my picture crazy self will post some for ya ;) We went grocery shopping - woo! Haha. Anddd I wanted to post a pic of Brendons pride and joy...

I hated the idea of hanging him in the livingroom but now that he's here I actually really like him :)

Bub said to me today, "Well my pee just looks like a pittle (pickle)." hahahaha oh man, the innocence in the way he said that was just too funny!! And when I asked who told him that he said, "No one, I just saw it look like a pittle." LOL. Greeeeeat.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Busy Busy Busy

Today's photo of the day goes to PTwo. He just loves to squeeze himself into places & fall asleep. Last night I had to throw away the rest of the halloween candy because he melted it all sleeping like this!

Today is our three month anniversary and its a busy one, Sundays usually are since its the only whole day we have all together. We spent most of the morning cleaning the kids rooms (pictures posted below) it was LONG over due and I feel much better now that 75% of their crap is goneee!! Brendon just went to drop the kids off and pick up his deer head (yuckk) so I thought I'd post a quick I'm off to shower and headed to Debbies for dinner :)

(remember, you can click the photos to view them larger)

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Our Tiny Dancer

Rylee had her first dance class last night and she loved it! She was so mesmerized by the older girls practicing, I really hope this is something she will do for years to come. Her teacher, Miss Katelyn, is very nice and Rylee loved her right away. When I first got her dressed into her little ballet outfit the girls there were gushing over her, they all wanted to take her home haha. I was nervous she was going to be shy but she jumped right in, didn't even care that I sat out in the lobby! She had a ton of fun playing with the other girls in her class (there are four others) and getting to know the student teachers.

I was able to snap a few shots of her in action ;)

(click on the picture to view it full sized)

She's so excited to go back next week. Classes are every Friday 4:15-5:00p.