Wednesday, November 06, 2013

Early October

As usual, October began with a big winter is so beautiful from where we live now!
Clouds filled the valley and looked like they were spilling into was so cool!

Livingston Peak with a cloud hat on

This is how I watched most of General Conference...laying in the guest room!

On October 9th, Baby Zecklin and his parents came to our house for a sleepover.

He's so cute! He got lots of love.

October 12th was the last day of soccer and it was freezing cold!

We snuggled to keep warm during James' 8am game!

Rich (taking the picture), Me, Niles, Addie, Heidi missing,
Grandma and Grandpa cheering James on, trying to keep warm.

James all bundled up, skipping his way through his last game.

Remember September?

It's kind of crazy how the blog has gotten away from me now that my computer in in the basement and my room and kitchen are upstairs. But it's right by the fire, so maybe cold nights will remind me to blog! Anyway, I've got a lot of catching up to do, so here's a September recap.
A fun soccer pic of Addie

My grubby boy eating lunch

Heaven smiling on our new house, early September

On September 23rd, Niles spent the day at the ranch with Grandpa

It was a GLORIOUS fall day!

That night, Grandma Lyn and Aunt Marti flew in to celebrate our birthday.

Our gang at the Bozeman Airport

The next morning we had a yummy breakfast with Grandma Lyn!

Niles was so happy to see his buddy!

That night, my mom and sister Abby came over and we had a triple
 birthday dinner for Auntie (59), Me (42), and Abby (14).

Niles & Great Aunt Marti

Abby, Nana, Heidi, James, Grandma, Papa Tom, Gramma Rosalie,
 Addie, Me, Niles, Aunt Marti enjoying the dinner

Lighting the candles on the yummiest cake ever (chocolate zucchini-mmm!)

Heidi is pretty excited about the most delicious
 ice cream ever made: Wilcoxson's Graham Slam

We made my mom open the first gift to celebrate the day she became a mom.
 I gave her an old eyeglass case with a POSITIVE PREGNANCY TEST INSIDE!
 We totally surprised everyone...there was whooping and hollering and laughter and tears!
 It was freaking awesome. The kids didn't understand at first, so in the picture I am explaining
 to Heidi that these two pink lines mean we are having a baby May 20, 2014!

Opening gifts...check our those cute cakes!

Addie is so excited to be a big sister again--she's hoping for a baby sister!

On Saturday September 28th, we took Auntie and Gram
 to the airport in Bozeman, then Heidi had a date.

Auntie, Me, & Gram saying goodbye...
Thanks for coming, it was so FUN!!!!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

End of Summer Fun

8/13: Izzi, Addie, and Heidi made Tie Dye shirts with sharpies and alcohol. They were cool!

8/15: Cousins floated the Yellowstone

On 8/17, my in-laws hosted a Melin Family Reunion at the ranch.
(And then they moved there!)

Betsy Melin and My FIL, Tom, share a laugh.

Rich's cousins Nolan and Druska

My SIL Kelli , Rich, & Mike at the picnic.

Summer with the fish Heidi caught

Our cute Fly fisher

The Jim Melin Family sang for the crowd.

Heidi and Addie swan in the Yellowstone River.

My BIL Mark with his BFF: Jamie Anderson & Mark Melin

Niles went fishing with Uncle Mike

On 8/19, Addie and Izzi had a back-to-school photo shoot. I found these pictures on my camera and I might get in trouble for posting them, but they are so fun.




On 8/20, we had a little end-of-summer sleepover in Helena with our Post cousins.

We had a barbecue and ate yummy watermelon with silly Emily.

We did pedicures in the back yard...Emily's Sparkly Toes!


We surprised Aunt Laura at work

We went to ExplorationWorks with Aunt Amie and the kids.
Here Aunt Amie is buying apples from Emily.

The boys sent scarves through the vacuum-thingy

James checking out animal eyes.

Heidi & Addie exploring

Niles at the water table

Happy End-of-Summer to the cutest cousins in Montana!
(back: Jacob, Heidi, Addie-front: Emily, Niles, James, and Sam)
[[Why don't I ever get cute pictures hanging out with Matty? I do have a cute little brother who is the father of these cute kids, and he is a very busy police man--love you, Matt!]]


Dear Loved Ones                                                                                                                            ...