Brad, Erin, Kenna & Ashlyn

Sunday, September 27, 2009


I want to start off by saying Thanks to everyone for the wishes of getting well soon. I am finally feeling much better and no longer have to take any pain medication. For those of you who have no idea what I am talking about - this is just another crazy accident of mine.

Last week I was doing an inspection for another agent and forgot something in my car. I sat down in the drivers seat and leaned over to get the papers while I kept one leg outside the car. Somehow the door slammed shut on my knee. It hurt and I remember thinking "now that is going to leave a big bruise" but that was it. By Monday my knee had swelled up really big and it was radiating heat. It hurt really bad. A couple of instructors at school looked at it and the one that is a nurse told me that I needed to go have it looked at. So I went to urgent care straight from school.

The doctor looked at my knee and decided that I had a hematoma and an infection. To relieve the pressure and pain she decided to cut an incision in my knee and let the "crap" out. I was able to watch the whole thing (actually I couldn't bring myself to watch her do the initial cut) but I did watch everything else. It was really gross. I can totally see myself being fine when it is someone else - but when you are the patient - it sucks!!

I went back on Thursday and the infection was still there. They left it as it is and told me to keep taking the antibiotic and pain medication and come back again on Monday. So I will keep you posted on what they say. I looked at it today and the hematoma is still there - but it looks like the infection is going away. I am just wearing a band aid now. Wish me luck!!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

I took the girls and their friend Elizabeth to the movies today to see Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs in 3D. It was a really cute movie and they had a great time. Of course we had to get popcorn, drinks, and candy. I asked each of them what their favorite part of the movie was and this is what they said:

Kenna "There are too many to pick one - I liked them all"
Ashlyn: "I liked it when the chickens fought" & "the gummy bears"
Elizabeth: "I liked it when the food fell from the sky"

Now to understand ... go see the movie!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Spirit Day

Today was Spirit Day at Kenna's school. That means we could go and have lunch with her. They do this the last Friday of every month. Ashlyn loves to go because she gets to buy her lunch with sister and then go play with her on the playground and then walk her to class. Kenna loves this because she gets to show off! I took a couple pictures this time.

Happy Birthday Daddy

Happy Birthday Daddy - We hope you have a GREAT day - we will miss you but we can celebrate when you get home!! xoxo

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Maggie's Baptism

Last night was Maggie's baptism. It was such a beautiful ceremony. Welcome to the family of God Maggie!! We love you so much!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Auntie Ana

Happy Birthday Auntie Ana - we hope you have a very Happy Birthday and a FABULOUS year! May all your birthday wishes come true ... xoxo!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Happy Anniversary Grammy & Grampy!

Happy 45th Anniversary Grammy & Grampy. We hope you have many, many more happy & wonderful years together. We love you! xoxoxox

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Happy Anniversary Uncle Eddie & Auntie Bebe

Happy Aniversary Uncle Eddie & Auntie Bebe ... heres to many, many more happy years together. We LOVE you!!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Happy Birthday Uncle Spencer!

Happy birthday goofy Uncle Spencer!! We hope you have a very happy birthday and a FABULOUS year. May all your birthday wishes come true. Tons of hugs & kisses!!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Our First Trip to the Pumpkin Patch

Today we went on our first visit to a pumpkin patch for the season. We met Amy, Heidi & Holly at Baggenstoes Pumpkin Patch. We played in the maze, looked at the anials and went on a hay ride to go find our pumpkins. We had a great time and luckily the weather cooperated.

Ashlyn, Heidi & Kenna
Me and my girls on the hay ride
Me and my girls in the field
The girls looking for the perfect pumpkin

Ashlyn found hers
So did Kenna

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

First Day of School

I can't believe how fast time flies. Kenna started 2nd grade today and Ashlyn started Pre-Kindergarten for the second time today. They were both so excited for school to start. Here's looking to a wonderful year ahead of us!!

It was so dark outside because I have school also so the girls have to be at daycare by 6:30am every morning. This is the outfit that Kenna chose to wear for her first day.
Here is Ashlyn - she wanted to match her big "sissy". Thanks you gramma and grampa for the BEAUTIFUL new headband. It is Ashlyn's favorite because it is orange.
Sisters - they LOVE each other so much! You can tell it is early, no fighting!

After school I was able to get a few pictures outside. She had a wonderful day and is so excited to go back tomorrow.

Thanks to Miss Kamina - Ashlyn is a great picture poser.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Lobster Night

Kenna's & Ashlyn's dinner

Grampy, Ashlyn & the lobster for dinner
He is ready to be eaten - that is after grammy cleans him
Ashlyn is ready for dinner
Kenna is ready for dinner - she has been waiting for this all day long!
Daddy - the "claw man" coming to get the girls

Ashlyn - the lobster devil
This is so yummy!! Thanks grampy & grammy for the wonderful lobster dinner - I can't wait for next year to have it again!!!

Our Trip to Connecticut

Kenna on the beach
Ashlyn & Kenna playing on the beach
Look at skinny minny - she looks a lot like her beautiful Auntie Julie
Ashlyn really liked playing on the beach and in the water this year

Ashlyn and Brian Nordstrom
The gang down on the beach enjoying the beautiful day!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

More Connecticut

Ashlyn loves it here in Connecticut she says. She doesn't want to leave.
Our big girl Kenna - I can't believe that she is already 7 years old.
Kenna was playing on the sea wall and Ashlyn was down on the beach looking for orange rocks and jelly bean rocks.
Daddy and Ashlyn playing in the water
Kenna and daddy do this pose every year we get back to Connecticut. The first time we went back was when she was only 3 weeks old. Look at how much she has grown.
ashlyn like to pose with daddy also. We do not have as many pictures of her in this pose. I think the first time we went back with her she was already 2 years old.