Thursday, October 31, 2013

Happy (Warm) Halloween

I have not been a big Halloween fan in the past, but after this year I am.  It was the first time in 75 years to not have snow in Fairbanks on Halloween.  The temps were in the 20's above rather than 20 below and we took advantage of it for sure.  

We made cupcakes for the school carnival. 

We went to the school carnival

Grandma and I took them to Spooky Town at Pioneer Park

And we took the boys trick or treating for the first time ever.  Sad, I know, but it's been so damn cold & snowy every other year that the whole idea of voluntarily walking around outside seemed absolutely ridiculous.  But this year was awesome!  The boys had a blast.  We took them to Fort Wainwright where there's houses on top of houses.  They sprinted from door to door for and hour and a half and never quit smiling the entire time.  
Friend, Bo - Zombie, Max - Wolverine, Friend, Friend, Friend, Friend, Sam - ninja

Tuesday, October 22, 2013


 Because we didn't have enough boys or chaos in our house, we decided to get more of both. . .


He is from the same breeder we got Roscoe from (Abracadoodle in Spokane, Washington) but is a mini-medium doodle instead of a standard doodle.  He is supposed to only be 25-35 pounds (about half of Roscoe) but based on the size of his feet and tail, I'm not so sure.  Here are his parents:

Mom (JuJu) is a mini f1b Labradoodle and weighs about 22lbs.

Dad (Hocus Pocus) is a medium f1 CKC registered Goldendoodle and weighs 45lbs.
This is either going to be the best decision ever or the worst.  Only time will tell, but for now, we are all in love. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Burning brush & making smores

Sometimes it's the simplest of days that make the best of days. 

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Happy Birthday Wes

When I asked Wes what he wanted to do for his birthday this year he said he wanted to hang out with the family.  He did not want a party with friends.  He did not want to go anywhere.  He definitely did not want to go to work.  He just wanted to stay home, relax and play with the boys.  

In my opinion, it's the best kind of birthday there is. 

 homemade cards from the kids

chocolate cake faces and all