Wednesday, December 19, 2007


So, instead of really celebrating Jon being completely done with school, we are dealing with the flu!! UGH!! Jake has been sick for 2 1/2 days now! YUCK! Thank goodness he's finally starting to act a little more like his old chipper self. And, it looks like he's finally able to keep some toast and water down...100% better than yesterday (couldn't keep ANYTHING down!).

So, as I was saying, Jon is COMPLETELY done with his Masters as of Monday night. WOOHOO!! And, he's applied for his Diploma yesterday. He should be getting that in a month or so. I am so proud of him and this awesome accomplishment! Now on to bigger and better things! I hope! ;)

Monday, December 10, 2007

Getting ready for Christmas!

Nothing very exciting has been going on. Just getting ready for Christmas. We had a great Thanksgiving. Very quiet. Just Jon, myself, and the kiddos at Grammie and Pappa's. It was very nice. And the food was perfect! YUM! I even got up and shopped the day after Thanksgiving with two good buddies of mine (Denise and Shana). We had fun. Left here about 4:30am and drove about 45 minutes to Wenatchee. Crazy!! But it was worth it. Got some good deals and such.

Since then, just been getting decorations out and christmas stuff up.

Jake has been SO excited this year!! I put up my 3 small christmas trees and he was like, "Mom, wow! We have THREE trees?!" When I told him that we were going to be getting a bigger tree to decorate he couldn't stop talking about it until we got one! LOL He is such a doll! I sure love this time of year. Especially seeing how happy and excited Jacob is. I'm sure Aleigha will be much more interested in the season next year. This year we are just striving to keep her out of the Christmas tree and presents! Too fun! We've been to a couple holiday related activities. Jacob was able to make a couple crafts during the Mint Explosion downtown. Santa was even there, but Jake said he was too scary. So, yeah. He did see Santa during our Ward Christmas Dinner. He was VERY excited. I think it helped that he saw his friends being excited to see Santa. Aleigha didn't quite know what to think about him. Just looked him over VERY well! LOL

Jon has ONE week left of school!!! WOOHOO!!!!! We are SOOOO excited!! YEAH!! So, that's about it, for now. I will be posting pictures later.

Love ya all!
Kre & Family

Friday, November 16, 2007

Random pics

A day and a night with Lori!!

The last Friday in October was women's retreat at Ensign ranch near Cle Elum, WA. Lori was able to come with me--we had a good time. Stayed up and scrapbooked and hung out. Good food, good conversations, all-in-all a good time! Even with Aleigha! LOL On the way back home we stopped in Ellensburg for lunch at KFC and a scrapbook store--yeah!

Monday, November 12, 2007

Halloween 2007

Ok, I know, I know...It has taken me FOREVER to update my blog--sorry. I really don't have a very good excuse. Just the usual--kids sick, tired, busy, yadda-yadda...
At Jake's preschool Halloween party, the kids painted pumpkins--even Aleigha got in there! They had a good time. Lots of games and activities. Halloween was pretty fun. Aleigha was sick so Jon stayed home with her on Halloween while I took Jake to the Tri-Ward Trunk-r' Treat and Carnival. Jake had a blast! I think he was with me a total of about 5 minutes in an hours period of time! LOL He kept flitting from place to place--just like a hummingbird! LOL One thing that was kind of cool was I won the most Creative Pumpkin Carving Award. I carved a cat face and used wire for the whiskers and ears. The pumpkin was from Phil's garden! This puppy was HUGE!!! Afterwards, we came home and Jake checked out his loot and then off to bed! My favorite time of the day! ;) Here are some pictures...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Happy Birthday, Aleigha!!

Well, we had a small birthday party for miss Aleigha and I think it turned out rather well. Jake had fun...didn't quite understand that the presents were not for him, but, he didn't do too bad for a 3 year old! LOL Aleigha enjoyed her cupcake and the wrapping paper. I think we adults had more fun watching her devour her cupcake than she did eating it! Ah, well, isn't that what first birthdays are all about, the parents, right? Next year should prove to be more interesting for her, I think.

Nothing too exciting going on around here. The kiddos and I have had a cold (mine is much worse than theirs), which isn't very fun. But thankfully I think we are almost over it. Aleigha is pretty much walking now. She is pretty cute to watch. Reminds me of Jacob when he was first walking. Jake has started preschool. Just a group of mom's from our area that has put together one. We all rotate and take turns to be the teacher and helper. He seems to be enjoying it. However, he has a tough time sitting still during circle time. Hopefully he will get better as school goes one. We shall see. Jon is down to 9 weeks left of school!! WOOHOO!!! That is pretty exciting. That light at the end of the tunnel is DEFINATELY getting bigger!!

Well, I think that is pretty much it for now.
~ciao for now!

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Aleigha Talking

Here is a movie that we took earlier this month and I wanted to share it. Aleigha is talking--VERY cute!! Anyways, enjoy!

William Tell Overture for Moms

I was sent an email with this today and I think it is GREAT! Hope you all enjoy!

Saturday, September 29, 2007


This morning I was up and out the door by 20 to 9am! This is early for me--to actually be dressed and out the door this early is amazing! LOL Anywho, Denise, Shana, Lauren, Blake, Aleigha, and I all went to Moses Lake to the Goodwill to shop during their "Spooktacular Savings" event that started at 9am. They had TONS of costumes and decor! I wasn't sure what Jake was going to be this year, so I wanted to see what there was during this sale. Sure enough, I found 2 adorable costumes that will work for Jake. We found a Spongebob (thanks to Shana) costume that Jake will most likely wear for his preschool halloween party, and we also found a green dragon (thanks to Lori) costume that he will wear for actual Halloween (that way he stays nice and warm!). I was pretty pleased with the finds. I also found some cute Fall decorations to put up this year. I am really wanting to decorate this season. Jake is really excited about Halloween, so I think that is what is helping me have the desire to decorate. :)

Well, I think that's about it! Off to go find out what the plan is for the day!


Well, last weekend, Jon and Jake went geocaching with David, a friend of Jon's through Genie. They hiked up Beezley hill. They had a good time, especially Jake! He kept right up with them all the way to the top! Actually, he kept up with David all the way to the top! Jon got sick almost to the top of the hill and, so, consequently, he had to stop. Luckily, the geocache was across the trail from where he was. David and Jake thought that it was up at the top, so they kept going. Anyways, I just wanted to share the pictures that they took of their "treasure" as Jake put it! LOL Needless-to-say, he was one pooped out pup!!

Where the "Treasure" was located.
Jake and 'Cache.
Jake and "Treasure".

Jon & Jake on top of Beezley with 'Cache.

Friday, September 21, 2007

WOW! I'm Spongebob...who are you?

Kind of fun...wanted to share! LOL

Everyone has a personality of a cartoon character. Have you ever asked yourself what cartoon character do you most resemble? A group of investigators got together and analyzed the personalities of well known and modern cartoon characters. The information that was gathered was made into this test. Answer all the questions (only 10) with what describes you best, add up all your Points (which are next to the answer that you choose) at the end and look for your results. Do not cheat by looking at the end of the e-mail before you are done! Then forward this to all your friends (including the person who sent it to you) and change the subject of this message to what character is you.

1. Which one of the following describes the perfect date?
a.) Candlelight dinner (4 pts.)
b.) Fun/Theme Park (2 pts.)
c.) Painting in the park (5 pts)
d.) Rock concert (1 pt.)
e.) Going t o the movies (3 pts.)

2. What is your favorite type of music?
a.) Rock and Roll (2 pts.)
b.) Alternative (1 pt.)
c.) Soft Rock (4 pts.)
d.) Country (5 pts.)
e.) Pop (3 pts.)

3. What type of movies do you prefer?
a.) Comedy (2 pts.)
b.) Horror (1 pt.)
c.) Musical (3 pts.)
d.) Romance (4 pts.)
e.) Documentary (5 pts.)

4. Which one of these occupations would you choose if you only could choose one of these?
a.) Waiter (4 pts.)
b.) Professional Sports Player (5 pts.)
c.) Teacher (3 pts.)
d.) Police (2 pts.)
e.) Cashier (1 pt.)

5. What do you do with your spare time?
a.) Exercise (5 pts.)
b.) Read (4 pts.)
c.) Watch television (2 pts.)
d.) Listen to music (1 pt.)
e.) Sleep (3 pts.)

6. Which one of the following colors do you like best?
a.) Yellow (1 pt.)
b.) White (5 pts.)
c.) Sky Blue (3 pts.)
d.) Dark Blue (2 pts.)
e.) Red (4 pts.)

7. What do you prefer to eat?
a.) Snow (3 pts.)
b.) Pizza (2 pts.)
c.) Sushi (1 pt.)
d.) Pasta (4 pts.)
e.) Salad (5 pts.)

8. What is your favorite holiday?
a.) Halloween (1 pt.)
b.) Christmas (3 pts.)
c.) New Year (2 pts.)
d.) Valentine's Day (4 pts.)
e.) Thanksgiving (5 pts.)

9. If you could go to one of these places which one would it be?
a.) Paris (4 pts)
b.) Spain (5 pts)
c.) Las Vegas (1 pt)
d.) Hawaii (4 pts)
e.) Hollywood (3 pts)

10. With which of the following would you prefer to spend time with?
a.) Someone Smart (5 pts.)
b.) Someone attractive (2 pts.)
c.) Someone who likes to Party (1 pt.)
d.) Someone who always has fun (3 pts.)
e.) Someone very sentimental (4 pts.)

Now add up your points and find out the answer you have been waiting for! Put your character in the subject line and forward to your friends and back to the person that sent this to you. Very interesting to see 'who' your friends are!

(10-16 points) You are Garfield:
You are very comfortable, easy going, and you definitely know how to have fun but sometimes you take it to an extreme. You always know what you are doing and you arealways in control of your life. Others may not see things as you do, but that doesn't mean that you always have to do what is right. Try to remember, your happy spirit may hurt you or others.

(17-23 points) You are Snoopy:
You are fun; you are very cool and popular. You always know what's in and you are never out of style you are good at knowing how to Satisfy everyone else. You have probablydisappeared for a few days More than once but you always come home with the family values that you learned. Being married and having children are important to you, butonly after you have had your share of fun times.

(24-28 points) You are Elmo:
You have lots of friends and you are also popular, always willing to give advice and help out a person in need. You are very optimistic and you always see the bright side of things. Some good advice: try not to be too much of a dreamer. Dreaming too big could cause many conflicts in your life.

(29-35 points) You are Sponge Bob Square Pants:
You are the classic person that everyone loves. You are the best friend that anyone could ever have and never wants to lose. You are very optimistic and you always see thebright side of things. You never cause harm to anyone and they would never not understand your feelings. Life is a journey, it's funny and calm for the most part. Stay away from traitors and jealous people, and you will be stress free.

(36-43 points) You are Charlie Brown:
You are tender, you fall in love quickly but you are also very serious about all relationships. You are a family person. You call your Mom every Sunday. You have many friends and may occasionally forget a few Birthdays. Don't let your passion confuse you with reality.

(44-50 points) You are Dexter:
You are smart and definitely a thinker...Every situation is fronted with a plan. You have a brilliant mind. You demonstrate very strong family principles. You maintain a stable routine but never ignore a bad situation when it comes. Try to do less over thinking every once in a while to spice things up a bit with spontaneity!

Now don't spoil it! Have some Fun!! Change the subject of the email to what you are and send it on!

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Just some random stuff...

So, it's been a little while since my last post. Not much has been happening around here. Jacob's being the typical 3 year old: wants his way, tantrums, hitting, jumping, no naps, constant need for my attention, pretty good big brother (when not doing first 5 things listed); and Aleigha is turning out to be quite the girl: almost walking, screaming fits, tantrums, cute as a button.

Jon is almost done with the third to his last class of his masters! YEAH! He is SOO ready to be done, but is still pluggin' away.

Let's see, one thing that is new: I was called to serve in the nursery about 3 weeks ago. I think this will be a nice change for me. I can also bring Aleigha, which is GREAT, since I really haven't been able to go to class anyway--she is WAY too noisy! It will be interesting to see how well Jake will do with me being in there. Aaand how well Aleigha will do....we shall see!

I will be posting some new pictures of the kiddos sometime soon...just took some new ones over the weekend...

OH! I just remembered! Aleigha cut 2 new teeth this weekend! Saturday morning she woke up with her two front top teeth peeking through! Hopefully, we will be getting some restful nights in for a bit! *fingers crossed*

Uhh, I think that's about it.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Family Visits

Well, I am finally getting around to posting an update...only took me a couple of months...I like to be sporatic like that. ;) Anywho, my mom, my sister, AhRian, Krysten, and Ri's dog, Scout came to visit all last week. It was fun. Krysten, Ri & Scout slept outside in a tent we put up in the backyard, and Mom shared a room with Aleigha. Jake sure enjoyed playing with Scout and Krysten. And I think they sure enjoyed playing with him. Scout and Aleigha had a morning ritual that they started. Once she had her breakfast and was sat on the floor to play, Scout would proceed with running round in circles around her and barking--trying to get a reaction from her. I was hilarious to watch! I believe we even took some pictures (I will post if so) of them.
We went to Seattle on one day (note: I HATE SEATTLE TRAFFIC!!!). Went to the Space Needle (in all the 10 years I've lived in Washington I have never actually been to the Space Needle) and to the Woodland Park. We walked a lot, saw a lot, griped some, and even lost AhRian (her own doing, mind you...she didn't keep up with the main group)...but it was a great visit. Jake REALLY enjoyed the zoo. He loves animals and it was fun to see his face light up at all the different ones that were there. Krysten had always wanted to see the Space Needle, so that was pretty cool to see that happen. Made it to the Grant County Fair on another day and then we pretty much visited and hung out. I was a nice visit. Some drama, but that's to be expected when we all get together. :P
Now, we are trying to get back into a routine again. Aleigha is trying to cut 4 teeth all at once--YOUSA! So, that hasn't been to much fun. And Jake is 3. Enough said! LOL He is sweet though and it's tough trying to get used to having a little sister right at his heels all the time! She sure does want to play with him. They can be quite the pair!
Jon is now on his 3rd to his last Masters class! WOOHOO!! We can't wait until he's done. That light at the end of the tunnel is looking bigger and bigger all the time!
Well, I think that's about it for now...Jon needs to use the computer for school, so I better go!
~Ciao for now!

Aleigha, Scout, & Krysten during the 'Morning Ritual'.

Jake's New Hat from the Fair.

Mom, Jake, & Aleigha on top of the Space Needle.

Me & Aleigha on top of the Space Needle.

Krysten & Jake outside of the Space Needle.
AhRian & Krysten in Seattle.

Aleigha being cute--as always!

Sunday, May 6, 2007

New to this blogger thing...

OK, so, I just have to say that this is totally new to me. The concept of actually updating a "blog" every day or week is just weird to me. I have been one that occasionally will write in a journal, but NEVER faithfully. I have always wanted to be more proficient in keeping a daily journal (or at least a weekly one), but I have always fallen off the wagon. Occasionally, I will type up my goals and try and follow them...but, alas, that, too, falls by the way side. So, now. Once more. I am trying AGAIN to work on a journal of sorts. However, this will not just be about me, but about my family and the goings on in my own wonderful world of diaper changing, potty training, school, church callings, and the likes. I will, once again, strive to keep this as up-to-date as I can, but, please, know that I can promise nothing. :) Yet, I will strive to keep this updated weekly (I figure this is a LOT more doable than daily).

So, here is to a new start...again...