Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Painting our Pumpkins

Since the kids are still so little, Ryan and I thought it would be best to paint our pumpkins instead of carving them. So, here are my two special guys, Brayden and Ryan, painting their pumpkins.


Pausing for a pose.




Two kids hard at work.

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My SNEAKY husband!

So Ryan told me to clear my calendar so that we could go on a surprise date. I didn't know where we were going, or what to expect. He was to give me clues through out the week to help me guess what in the world we were doing.

So, each day he hid a clue somewhere for me to find. And still after the clues, I had no ideas on what we would be doing. So, he made me put them all together.

Ads with the word "Save"+ "Ion" car +
a bunch of "Glove"s + and the letter "R"


Hmmmmm..... who else but Savion Glover---

the BEST tap dancer in the WORLD!!! I was so stoked I actually started crying! It has always been a childhood dream to see him, and here is my husband, so thoughtful, not even knowing how much it truly meant to me.

Of course we both had a super great time. Did I mention that I have the very best husband in the WORLD!!! Thanks Ryan, I love you!
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Crazy Eyes!!!

Brianna brought home from preschool a craft with these googly eyes. She decided that the googly eyes looked much better on her than on the craft. I looked over and she was trying so hard to get them to stay on her own eyes, and then said, "Hey mom, look at me!" I about died laughing and then ran for my camera of course. It is so fun to see her little funny personality emerging....even at 3 years old! My silly lil' girl!
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So Darn Cute!!!

Here we are getting ready for church and the kid's just looked so darn cute I couldn't resist takin a picture! It so funny to me how much time and effort you can spend getting your kids ready...tuck in shirts, change diapers, do their hair, put their shoes and socks on....just to have them undo in two seconds everything that took you half and hour to do!!! Kids!!!! Gotta love them!

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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

A House of Their Own

Life in the backyard, was suddenly about to become much more exciting! We were getting a new house....about 4 feet tall and 3 feet wide! Thanks to a great dad and a handy screwdriver!
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Brianna's First Day of Pre-school

Here she is....our little girl on her first day of pre-school! We are doing a co-op school, and like it or not, I was her teacher, and we held school at our house...not very exciting if you ask me, but she was thrilled! And if I may add....(no bias at all) she is my very favorite student ever!
Brianna has such a great daddy! He surprised her with her very own flowers!
And if that wasn't enough, Princess Aurora even sent along a little card telling Brianna that she hoped she had a great first day of school! This is one of the many reasons why I married Ryan! Thoughtful, and very sneaky!!!
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Trains, trains, and......beards?





We took a family trip to the Virginia Children's Museum which has a huge train exhibit that I knew my dad (an extreme train lover) would really appreciate. Brayden who is just now getting into trains loves this place too. So, I knew there would be some papa, grandson bonding going on.
But, little did I expect that Brayden's fascination with his Papa Jung's beard would distract him from his favorite train book! Both Brianna and Brayden thought his beard was really cool, and really soft. While my dad was reading them this book, they kept taking turns "petting" his beard. Not scary at all....who would have thought! :)
We love you Papa and Grandma Jung!
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3 Generations of Polka Dots





Ryan and I were so happy to have my parents come and visit us....a car ride all the way from TX! Yeehaw! My mom and I had a good laugh when we noticed that all the "ladies" were wearing polkadot dresses to church! We must be related! :) So, here we are, except for Brayden who always falls asleep right after church, and my handsome husband who is behind the camera!
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Can You Say CHEESEball???

Brayden is such a Hoot! Before I took this picture he was trying to be very sneaky and put on his sister's very cute and PINK Minnie Mouse sunglasses(thanks Aunt Molly). Once I started laughing and reaching for my camera, he couldn't help but give me a BIG Smile...probably because he knew he wasn't in trouble, and thought he was a pretty funny kid!
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Monday, September 29, 2008

Tree Climbing...take 2!

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Tree Huggers....


I never thought I'd have to worry about my lil' girl becoming a TREE HUGGER! Just kidding. This is actually Brianna's first attempt at climbing a tree. She turned and said, "Look Mom, I climbed a tree!", and that is exactly as far as she got! I wonder who she gets her mad tree climbing skills from....maybe her Dad, and Uncle Kyle! Check out the picture above!
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Special time with Grandma Miller

Mmmmmmm....Blueberries! During our trip to NY to visit Grandma and Papa Miller, and the whole rest of the Miller gang, we decided it would be really fun to go and pick some yummy blueberries at a local farm. Here is Brayden with his super Grandma Miller! The lil' guy did pretty good at picking off the ripe ones, and also eating them!
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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fun at the Park

I love our family outings. This picture was taken at the zoo, and of course their dad is the one that can REALLY make them laugh. Sometimes as a mother, it is fun to sit back and just watch your kids enjoying a moment. Motherhood~ a lot of work, but so worth it!
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Monday, August 18, 2008

Stay Tuned

I am still trying to get this thing figured out! :) So, please stay tuned!

Friday, August 8, 2008

This Was a Selfish Labor of Love...

So this is the sister to the beautiful mom of these cute kids and out of pure selfishness I began this blog for her so that I could see what this wonderful family is doing. I wished that we lived closer, but this is my feeble attempt to connecting with them easier. What can I say more, they are cute and I love them!
Love,
Aunt Erika