Monday, November 22, 2010

My "little" man....

Troy was enrolled in wrestling for 1 month and I think he has found a new love. He was kind of uncertain about the whole idea until he realized he could throw people around and no one was going to get  mad at him. Turns out, as I assumed, he is pretty good at it.

This last weekend was his final tournament and he took first place out of the boys he wrestled. I wish I could have seen more of his matches because work kamryns basketball was a huge conflict in scheduling. But I am proud of him and how well he did. Now if I can just get him to take the medal off!!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Life is flying by....

Another year has almost come and gone and so much has been going on this summer I really haven't had the chance to unload my camera (bad habit) So here we are with like 3 months worth of photos to edit and sort, and I thought I would post my fav's!! This past summer has seemed like it has flown by with not one dull moment. With the backpacking trips, camping, kids sports, work, and school, we have been pretty busy this year and I love it!

We had both kids in soccer for most of the summer, Kamryn was with Team Bubble Gum and Troy with the Cycling Trolls....Kids pick the names of course.

Kamryn had her summer dance recital of Peter Pan where she got to be a lost boy, super fun for her.

I have been attempting my hand at creating a wildlife and scenic photo book that could take me months to make, but Kurt and I have had a blast hiking up into places most people will not hike just to get a closer look. We have seen a lot of cool animals and a lot of amazing views.

Our fishing/elk scouting trip up by Spirit Lake

Hot summer days at the aquatic center....

And wrap it up with their first day of school.....

My wild bunch at the Living Planet Aquarium for Troy's Birthday.
 Grandma and Grandpa Barton came up to visit and we all got to play, touch, and feed the manta rays. Kamryn wasn't so sure about the feeding after she watched one someones hand completely disappear into a manta rays mouth while they were feeding it. She had had enough.

Such a fun experience... We will for sure go back there soon!

Kaden's first deer!!
And last but not least, our wood cutting trips. I promise this log is alot heavier than it looks. Angie and I tried pulling it until the guys were laughing so hard they had to stop working and watch. So we made them move it. There are so many fun pictures I could post, but this is a good start. I am sad summer is over but that doesn't ever mean we will slow down. I love my family, and we all have so much fun together. Gotta live life while we have it!! With everything that has gone on this year, one thing I am certain, Life is precious, and you never know how much longer you will have someone around. So live life, have fun, love your family, and never stress the small stuff because it seems so minimal to what other people endure!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

The old blog.....

The old blog will not be deleted, I just do not have the heart to delete all those entries, but I will no longer be adding to it.

It has entries of our wedding and engagement and such. I just love looking back and reading about what I was feeling at the time. Here's to building new ones!

A new blog, a new start....

I have had a blog for years,, but with a lot of life changes in the past few years, I decided that it was time to retire the old blog, and start a new one. A new one for us, our family. I love keeping a blog, not only to be able to update family and friends on our current events, but for myself. I love to be able to look back and read it, like a journal, a scrapbook of sorts. 

So starting today, with the first post on the new blog, I will do a short entry on "us" since I haven't blogged in about a year. 

I am now married to the most amazing man, Kurt. He is what some would call, made special for me. i couldn't think of anything I would change about him. We have been married a little over a year and am loving every minute of it. I now understand what marriage is supposed to be like. how fun it can be, and how special it really is. Being married to my best friend, has been the greatest blessing I could ever ask for. I have experienced so much with Kurt in the past 3 years of being together. There is no one on this Earth that I would rather spend my time with. Between the two of us, we have 4 children. Kaden 16, Kelsey 13, Kamryn 9, and Troy 6. Everyday is a new experience and a new lesson learned. Being a combined family has its ups and downs, but I love every minute of it.  Kaden is always a joy to be around. He is always keeping us on our toes. Kelsey is a sweetheart and too pretty for her own good. . Being said, a teenage girl is a whole new experience for me, one that I thought I would have years to prepare for....I was wrong. I will now go ahead and apologize for anything I ever did that made my parents hair turn grey. I dread the day Kamryn is mine for the repaying. Kamryn is my angel, my first baby. She is growing to fast right before my eyes. It amazes me how beautiful she gets more and more everyday. Troy is complete entertainment. he makes me laugh on a daily basis and is full of little boy logic that i love to share with people. So without further hesitation, and to stop the rambling, here is our blog. Our life. Three plus three.