Friday, November 21, 2008

how sweet it is

to be {loved} by you.

nothing fancy...
just all of us piled on the couch one lazy sunday afternoon.

my extended arm acting as the photographer.
(as usual)

just us. how sweet it is.
gibbs familia.

ahh- and yes what a black and white photo does for the complection
on one of those lazy sunday-day's.



good for the soul

...it has been said that chicken noodle soup is
{good for the soul}


And so I chopped and chopped some more.


spiced things up!


voi la'!





yummy!




So yes- as it has been said
Chicken Noodle Soup
is in fact good for the soul.
(and leftovers)

the fall festival

Fall Festival Ranger Style!
Dylan ready to head out via the "Ranger!"

Ready to roll...

Hey Jewls...what's in the red cup??
Don't spill it- whatever you do!

Mommy, can I go play?! Mommy,where's Mrs. Walker?! Mommy, I see so & so!
This was one excited little girl about her Fall Festival!!

Me & Carolyn.
Okay...so we were counting handbags, shoes, and boobs!
Only in our neck of the woods!!

Once again, controlled chaos.

But even then- still considered chaos!

Bounce Houses galore...take your pick!




Yes there were that many bounce houses...
There were so many bounce houses and kids for that matter-
Dylan got lost! Well- he was having the time of his life,
Until we found him!
So we always post the happy pics. Always.
But here are some real pics.
Meltdown time.
Had nothing to do with his little dissappearing act...it was just time to go.

daddy was ready too!
But wait- the hair! We had to color our hair!


And wear our new shoes!
Yes, actually it is all about the shoes!
Okay...so they are Juicy! She loves them.



So now that the hair is colored and we
have our cotton candy.
thanks Jewls.
(They know their mother all too well.)


And we each won a purple teddy bear...we are ready to go.

Now back at home, hey girls show us your stuff!
What fun we had at the Fall Festival!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

blessed

And so everyday I count my blessings...
ever so thankful to have happy, healthy kids.

her smile moves me

his stubborn-ness kills me

together they complete me.


the sweetest gift I have ever known.
my family
mi familia.

memory board

So..it is finally done.
Yes, by the way...
this was the project I was working on when someone stole my scissors.
Nice huh?
Much more work than I expected but I am happy with the results!



Very happy.



Thank you baby!
(He was anxious for this project to be over
&
for the scissors to be put away:))



Monday, November 3, 2008

the halloween bash

The sweetest Belle...
yes- actually, it is all about the shoes



SUPERMAN! The Rasta! Belle!


Yes...there was even a bumble bee!



SUPERMAN on his is trycle.
"This is how SUPERMAN flies mom!"
The Gibbs Family 1st real Halloween!
We had so much fun!

Hannah Montana was there too!



We even had an elephant!
and a Power Ranger!




And Batman!


Looks like trouble to me....








So...can't take credit for the pumpkin. Our neighbors did a beautiful job!
Let's get the party started!!



Yes, those are very cool Halloween decorations you see hanging...
thank Zach for that!






My dear friend Carolyn...So are you the good witch or the bad witch?

Carolyn and Dave






Okay...Okay...the good witch and the bumble bee


Lena, me, Carolyn



THE WAREING WARRIORS!

The one and only Warrior Princess!


Me & Jewls...


Claire and Cheryl...

Here we are, all Halloween'd Up!
John, Jen and Charlie MITCHELL!!

Okay Will...so what are you again??
Just kidding...I didn't get a picture of Melissa
but yes she really is pregnant
and you guys get two thumbs up for "Juno."


Stella was a beautiful Belle.
Dylan was on a mission...and Markie was too,
whether she wanted to be or not!!
These two had there own agenda while trick or treating
(Well, Dylan at least)
"He was 'bout it, bout it"
It did not take him long to figure out...
I knock on the door- I get candy!
Me and my beautiful cousin. I love you Mark...

We also learned a valuble lesson...
never trick or treat in heels...
Oh wait...it is all about the shoes right!?



After the trick or treating fiasco....
(Well you try to trick or treating with like 30 kids...)
We played freeze dance!

Greer and Melissa made great Cheerleaders!

Melissa & Lexie


Okay so funny story, Melissa lives right next door and I see her almost everyday...but because I was dressed up as a bumble bee, in her eyes I was the bee's knee's, the queen bee (okay cheesy I know) but anyway,she was totally in awe over the fact that I was dressed up...
so we had an on going joke....
(well, me and claire, Melissa's mom did)
"What am I the rest of the time, chopped liver!"
It had to be the wings....or maybe the tutu!



Here they are... the BFF's! Okay too cute...the bee and the lady bug!!



Once again... CONTROLLED CHAOS!


Okay the guys were over it, ready to solve all the worlds problems!
So did you????



The new signature pic!
The Rasta and the bumble bee call it a night!


Good Night!
Oh yeah...Happy Halloween!
bzzz...bzzz.