Friday, November 30, 2007

} Ladies Night!

Ladies Group (minus a few that couldn't make it....we missed you gals!)
Love the silly faces...still looking beautiful.

Last night was our monthly Ladies night, hosted by Emali M., and it was a blast! Thanks Emali! Since this was my last Ladies Night I'd be able to attend before moving I wanted to bring my camera to take pics of all of you wonderful ladies! You are all amazing beautiful women and wonderful friends and I will miss you all! Thank you for all the great memories and laughs. :)

Friday, November 23, 2007

{Ode to Phoebe}

Dash, I thought you'd appreciate these the most! I think the "wipe sucking" gene comes from our side! hee hee! :D

Monday, November 12, 2007

Giddy up!

Whenever David comes home from school the boys get soo excited because they know it's "daddy time". Usually that involves a lot of tickling, wrestling and horsey rides. They love to treat their parents as pets. Hmmmm....I wonder who really runs our home???

Saturday, November 10, 2007

}Not yet pleasssse....

This little girl is ALL OVER THE PLACE!! Literally! Nothing seems to be stopping her lately. 5 days ago she learned how to pull her self to standing, so now the things I use to place on chairs and our couchs to get out of her reach are no longer safe anymore. She has learned to climb the one step up from our livingroom to our I can't even hide in the kitchen anymore! It's free range for Hailee. I even caught her climbing the stairs the other day!! I nearly had a heart attack when I saw that. Now I'll have to try and find that darn gate to put up. I guess I was just hoping Hailee would stay my baby forever.....nope, that ain't gonna happen! She loves her brothers and wants to keep up with them and bug them....and she does a good job of that. I'll just have to wake up and realize that my baby girl is growing up. :(

Friday, November 9, 2007

Hello to Papa and Grandma Albiston/Johnston!!

Hello Papa and Grandma Albiston and Johnston! The kids just wanted to say hi! We miss ya, love ya and are getting excited to see you soon! Love, Aidan, Xander and Hailee

Thursday, November 8, 2007

*{ What the..... did you get there!?!? So this morning I when Xander finally woke up I sent Aidan up to get him. When he didn't come down with Aidan and didn't stop crying I decided to investigate and this is how I found him. He some how climbed up on top of the toy shelf and got stuck in between the bars! :D Kids do the weirdest things! I sure had a good laugh....but as you can see Xander didn't think it was that funny! :D

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

}Family Photos are in!

We just got our photos back from Heather today. We had our family photo shoot last Saturday and the results are amazing! Thanks Heather for doing an amazing job! Sorry there are a lot posted but they are all too cute to just choose a few!

Where do I live? ~ Journal Jar Challenge #1 Scrapbook page!

So here it is, the first of hopefully many scrapbook pages from Tiffany's Journal Jar Challenges. Thanks Tiff for sparking the scrapbooking flame again for me, I needed this kick in the butt! ;D

Monday, November 5, 2007

Journal Jar Challenge #1

So I decided to take the plunge and accept Tiffany's journal jar challenge. I need some serious practice with my journaling, so what a better way to practice than this wonderful challenge. "Where do I live?". What a great question. Hmmmm.... well currently our address is in Portland in the great state we call Oregon. This has been our residence for the past 3 years and we have loved every second of it. We are almost to the point of an extreme change in our lives.....David's graduation. The end of student life as we know it. The next step of life....a Career! A scary step meaning another transtion...a new place to "live". Canada. We are actually originally from Canada (not kidding eh!) but we have grown accustomed to the American ways and love it here. A few of the many things I love and will miss are shopping (specifically that store!), the 'suicide' lane (don't have those either....weird that I'll miss that to), authentic mexican food, 4 star hospitals, the ocean, ample camping and of course the people! So many things to list....these are just a few. I'm so glad I was able to get to know so many amazing people, that in my mind, are family. So for now I will take it all in while I can, enjoy every minute of living here in Portland and prepare to start the new phase of our in the great white north, Edson, AB Canada.

Friday, November 2, 2007

Baby Blue Eyes!

Just had to post these. Hailee has to be the cutest baby girl ever! I have no idea where she got the blue eyes from, but I sure hope they stay!

WWF Johnston Style!

Hailee has the first pin! Xander seems to be struggling under the stress of Hailee's super strong grip hold!
Oh....Xander goes for the "finger sucker" cheap shot!
Hailee still has him pinned.
Now Xander is sneaking up from behind...
OH...And he gets her! It's the "giddy up horsey" move! Folks it looks like this match is over! And it's a DRAW!!!

So my kids love to wrestle and recently Hailee has been getting in on the action and it's hilarious! The boys actually let her think she's got a chance and lay there and let her slobber all over them and giggle. Of course they retaliate after and she loves that too! Just another day in the Johnston home! :D

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Happy Halloween!

Hailee Our little bear! What a cutie!
Aidan the monkey!

Xander the frog
Chrystal the Princess
David the Pirate!
Halloween was so much fun! A friend of ours here at Tuxedo Park Apartments organized a Halloween party, a progressive party and it was a lot of fun! We started with a cake walk and pictures, then on to mumifiying the parents with toilet paper, painting pumpkins (that's what we did at our house), fishing for treats and eating doughnuts on a string and then finally scary stories! Lots of fun stuff to do. There was a pretty big turn out to! All the kids looked cute in their costumes, and even a lot of adults dressed up to! (Thanks Amy for the costume idea). Hailee was suppose to be a pumpkin but she grew in the last month and didn't fit into it....luckily we had the bear costume formerly worn by her brothers. Our kids had a blast. They definately got the whole trick-or-treating thing down...taking full advantage of each bowl of candy that was in arms reach! We didn't even have to leave our apartment complex to go trick-or-treating. There were lots of people handing out candy here and we ended up with a full bucket of candy for each kid by the end of the night. Just enough sweets to last us until next year!