Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Keeping up with the Archibalds

Olivia wanted to find her prince and thought kissing the porch decoration was a good idea.. I think she realized that Daddy was WAY better then anyone prince.

Then she decided to blow me away with her beauty. I cant believe how big and gorgeous she is growing up to be. I love that face. Look at those curls.. I'm so in love with this sweet girl.

Mommy and Daddy made a pretty important pinky promise. I hope everyone knows the importance of a pinky promise. It's huge.

We went and rooted for Cito! Tumwater made it to state! It was SO hot in Selah. We drank a lot of water and Olivia had a blast playing on the bleachers and with everyone who would pay attention to her!
Tumwater won 3-2! GO T-BIRDs!!!

I just died again. She is gorgeous. Forget Daddy having the shotgun, Momma's gonna have the shotgun in her lap next to her crocheting when any boy shows up. (crocheting?.. momma? ..whatever!)

I'm on day 3 of Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. I ache. I'm tired and I hate that stupid lady. But I feel amazing at the same time. I still dont have any hand weights. I've been using canned food. It works just as well and is cheaper. Maybe I'll pick some up at goodwill or a yardsale. For now. Mandarin and Refried Beans work GReAT!
**Please excuse Blogger for being a complete retard. I dont know why everything is scattered all whacky! Oh well. Atleast there are pictures here.

Thursday, May 28, 2009


Olivia and I were feeling silly today :)
Hope you have a silly day today too! :)

Monday, May 25, 2009

Happy Memorial Day :)

Olivia wanted to wish you a happy memorial day weekend!
And to thank all the great men and women out there that fought for our freedom!

A special thanks to Uncle John and Cousin Shawn!
We love you!

Monday, May 18, 2009

like father, like daughter..

I cant help but laugh at this picture every time I look at it.
They are both so cute and I love them soo much :)

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

busy bee's

we are here! :) Just been busy. Here are some recent pics! xoxoxo

Sunday, May 10, 2009

I love my Mommy

I'll love you forever,
I'll like you for always,
As long as I'm living..
My Mommy you'll be!

I love you Mom!!!!!

Thanks for teaching me to be creative, and constantly rewarding my efforts with a "agh! shutup! that looks good Ashlee" Thanks for calling me Hunny when I call you on the phone and for all the 2 hour chats. I wish we could talk for 2 hours at the dining room table with coffee instead. Thanks for being my best friend, I know I can tell you anything. You are such a wonderful Grandma, not only to Olivia but to Little Rob and Degan too. They are going to go to school one day and say "I have the BEST grandma ever!" Thanks for always being there. Through scraped knees, periods, boys, pregnancies and what to do when our husbands are driving us crazy!! I love you so much, you really are the best Mom! :)

ps. we dont have any cute pictures to put here.. can we change that soon? please?

Monday, April 13, 2009

Easter fun!

Happy Easter!!!
"Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead"
1 Peter 1:3

(doesn't this make you wanna a bunny?
So you can pose them and walk them on a leash..)

Our Easter fun started on Saturday with Susan and Adrian. I boiled 2 dozens eggs! Susan brought over the dye and the mini crockpot to do chocolate fondue in :)

I knew that I couldnt hear Olivia in the kitchen while I was rinsing the eggs in a cold water bath. I found her in her bedroom playing and pulling things out of her closet.. *sigh*

The bright ones are Adrian's and mine.
The bottom ones are Mike's and Susan's.
Olivia wasn't really diggin' the whole egg dye thing.
I think she was overwhelmed and tired :(

We made hot wings and mashed potatos for dinner. The boys played video games and the girls watercolored in the princess coloring book :) It was great!
Sunday morning, we gave Olivia her easter basket. She didn't quite get it, but I think she likes seeing what would come out of the eggs. Her favorite part? Getting to eat jelly beans!
We all expected it to rain since it was so dreary out.
But mostly it was humid and cloudy!
We hid 5 eggs with snacks in them for Olivia. She loved it!
This picture makes me laugh because we put Olivia down and she booked it! And you can see how far away from the egg she really is..

When she was done, she handed me her basket and we went inside :)