Brad, Erin, Kenna & Ashlyn

Monday, May 31, 2010

GiRlS dAy!!!

The girls and I got up this morning and took Brad to the airport. He is in Texas for the next week. After going by gramma & grampa's house in Vancouver, WA - I decided to make today a girls day and spend some time together since we have the day off. We went to lunch at Sushi Boat. They have been wanting to try it. I do need to say that they didn't really try any sushi - but they did have fun grabbing edamame, watermelon, spring rolls and chocolate cake. After lunch we went and got manicures and pedicures. We had a lot of fun ... just us girls!!

They got to pick out their own nail polish color. Kenna picked red with sparkles.
Ashlyn picked hot pink with sparkles in it.

It is so cool - they each had their own dvd player to watc watever movie they wanted. There were tons to cse from.

Kenna's toes
Kenna's fingers
She LOVED it!!

Ashlyn's toes. They each have flowers painted on their fingers and toes.
Alyn's fingers

Here are my toes. The girls wanted me to take a picture of mine also. I did not get my fingers done because I work to much ... dishes, laudry, floors, stc. to waste my money on my nails to get them chipeed the very next day!

After 2 hours of telling Ahyn to go take a nap ... she finally crashed the living room sofa.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

Ashlyn and her Boyfriend

Today was Layden's birthday. For those of you who do not know - Layden has been Ashlyn's "boyfriend" for 2 years now. They go to daycare together. She has informed me that they are going to get married and move to Hawaii where they will have one baby, a girl and they will name her Matalie - OH BOY!!! Here are a few pictures from the party at Chuck E Cheese.

Ashlyn and Layden
Ashlyn and Layden
There was quite a bit of this .... KISSING!!! Every time I would say "let me take your picture" - hey would kiss Ashlyn. And not just on the cheek, but on the lips! We had to sit down and have a talk. Being friends is OK - but kissing ... WOW - not OK!!

Saturday, May 29, 2010


Congratulations Eddie & Bebe on your first home. It is beautiful and we can't wait to come see it. We love you and miss you tons!!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

My Birthday

This year for my birthday the girls and I got up and went on a family walk at a park in Lake Oswego to participate in the Portland Corporate Games with some people that I work with. I was so excited that this is one of the few years that it was actually sunny on my birthday (it usually rains). It was beautiful! We went to breakfast afterwards and then Brad made seared ahi tuna for dinner with crab legs, sticky rice, garlic green beans and sake. It was a very nice birthday!! Below are some pictures from the day.

Kenna wanted to see how her hair turned out. I did Ashlyn's the same way.

Mitch works down in the surgery center and he was there with his wife and baby. Judy works in DME and she came with her husband Don and puppy Calli. The girls had fun playing with Calli and giving her treats (carrots).

hApPy bIrThDaY JoE jOe BeAn!

Happy Birthday Joey! How I miss the days of family parties and GI Joe birthday cakes because you are younger than I am. I am so glad we share our special day with each other!! Happy birthday cousin - I love you. I hope all your birthday wishes come true!!!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Sokol Blosser

The girls, my sister in law Ana, Auntie Linda and my parents went wine tasting at a local winery - Sokol Blosser. I have been wanting to go there for quite some time now. My dad and I actually ended up joing their wine club. It was yummy!! Here are some pictures from the day.

Ashlyn Claire
Kenna Anne being goofy
Sisters - they LOVE each other!!
It is so pretty here

Me and my momma
Me and Ana. I am so glad she was able to come with us. I am ever more happy that she has volunteered to be my buddy to go pick up my parents and my next shipment since we both opted to pick up rather than have it delivered!! hehe!!
Me and Auntie Linda. It really wasn't that cold!! I am in short sleeves and she looks like she is headed to Alaska! Love you!!
WOW - Look at the boozers. Thanks again for driving dad. It sure was yummy. We will have to go to more next time.

Friday, May 7, 2010

happy birthday grampa!!

Happy birthday grampa. We are so happy to be able to spend your birthday with you this year. We hope you have a very happy birthday and a faboulous year. We hope all your birthday wishes come true. xoxoxo!!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Kenna's First Holy Communion

Today was Kenna's First Holy Communion. We are so proud of her. she looked so BEAUTIFUL and she did so great!!
Here are some pictures from the day.

This is a gift from mommy, daddy and Ashlyn.
It was this BEAUTIFUL cross necklace.

Sisters ... they love each other so much!!

Kenna and her friend Holly.
Uncle Brad and Walter.


Maggie and Auntie Ana

Kenna entering the church - isn't she so cute? She kept telling me she was nervous - she did great!
Here is part of her group getting ready for the picture. She is the second from the bottom on the left. She was very excited to let us know that she was not the shortest person in her class this time. She is always the shortest.
Kenna, Holly, Maddie and another little girl in her Sunday school class.

This is the one picture that Kenna asked me to make sure I took for her after she was done. She wanted a picture with Mary.

The family
Ashlyn, Kenna and Auntie Linda. "Auntie Linda, Thanks so much from visiting from California to be her to help me celebrate my very special day - xoxo Kenna"

Grampa, Gramma, Kenna & Ashlyn. "Gramma & Grampa - thank you for celebrating my special day with me. It meant so much to have you here. I love you - xoxo Kenna"

Uncle Steve, Auntie Ana, Walter, Maggie and Kenna. "Thanks for comming to my First Holy Communion. I love you! - xoxo Kenna"
Kenna and her Godfather - Uncle Steve

Auntie Ana, Gramma & Maggie

This is Kenna's beautiful cake. She wanted something very specific. Chocolate cake with chocolate mousse filling and white frosting with pink writing. Auntie Linda brought the chocolate cross for Kenna. It really was a beautiful cake - yummy also even though they messed up and it was white cake. Kenna didn't even realize it.