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Monday, December 29, 2008

Sorry, it's been 3 months!

Alright, so I am the worst blogger ever, but who can keep up: Facebook, blogging, c'mon! Anyway, I have no intention of filling you in on the last...er....3 months, so just know that we are all healthy and happy, Elliott is now 3, we had a great Christmas, our lovely Hynes parents are still living with us (yay for us!!) and life is good. Here are some fun pics for you to look at!

This is the whole Hynes gang together for Christmas. Yay!

This is my kids' favorite past time....putting on makeup. I don't know what I must really look like after I get ready, but both kids seem to think that eyebrows are very important indeed!

Here is Halloween. We have a very muscular spider man and a purple queen. We had a neighborhood party and I was able to dress Elliott in what I wanted!! A samarai who makes pie from the backyardigans! Pumpkin hunting at the local patch was lots of fun too.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Catching up to do!

Geeze, I don't even remember when my last post was! Things are good here though, my in-laws are still living with us, but they did manage to sell their home in tennessee, which is good for them. But, we have convinced them to stay with us through the winter at least so they can save money for a down payment (and they think we are really going to let them move out of here!) Jason, Mike's brother, and his family have finally settled in about a mile away!!! We are so lucky! they had the cutest baby girl ever. You can see her on their new website, http://www.hynessite.com/ I have been tainted by looking for homes with them, so the majority of my time has been taken up in reorganizing, redecorating, and refurnishing my home in hopes of it feeling like a new home without actaully having to BUY a new one! It is a lot funner than it sounds, I promise you! Here are some pics to satisfy your cute-kid-cravings! Lucy had her fifth bday last month, and thus, her first party! Call me crazy and you might be right...we invited 20 kids, and only 1 parent stayed! But, it was fun. It was fairy tale themed so the kids could dress up, and I face painted, and we slew the dragon, it was lots of fun. We have also had our first snow...the earliest on record! Fun times, enjoy!

Thursday, September 11, 2008

September fun

Here are some pictures from our last few weeks. Mikey's brother, Jason, and his wife Kristine, and their boy Rowan just moved here from Seattle!! Hooray! Their house has sold and they are looking for places in Meridian now! We are so excited. There are some pictures on here from our fun on Rowan's little dirt bike! What fun! Lucy had her first day of pre-school this year, and boy was she excited! Elliott got into some stamps, and he had lots of fun there! Overall, a good few weeks, Elliott is pooped from all the fun! The next few weeks should be great becuse Mikey had a two week vacation!! Hooray! Hopefully Jason's family will move in and we will all have fun times ahead!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

here we are having our summer fun! We are playing at a water park, going to the state fair, eating ice cream, and fishing!!! (Note--because of the unholy hour of fishing initialization, I do not participate in said summer activity) As you can see, Lucy is a champion hula-hooper; her record is 120ish...Elliott loves squirting his sister with water, or doing anything with water really, and we all love a rollercoaster ride! Yay summer fun!

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Summertime fun

We have had a lot going on lately! These are some pics from when Juliet was here, our trip to pocatello to visit the Ruth's family and her baby, and Charice and her family, and our midnight vampire prom party and the bookstore! The fabulous, glamorous girls you see are the three of us waiting in line to get the new vampire book! The picture of me and the vampire on the couch is the scariest of all becuase . . . are you ready for this . . . that is Heather's little girl, JOY!! She is so old now! I loved it! There are also pictures from our National Night out party for our neighborhood. I somehow got designated as the resident face-painter, and then there was a raffle, jump house, and then the firetruck showed up and they let the children hold the hose, play in the water, and sit in the driver's seat! That was by far the best neighborhood party I have ever been to! Mikey bought me a new camera, so there are lots of pictures for you to enjoy!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Sumer Fun

Our camera broke on the fourth of July, Elliott dropped it from an incredible height! But, luckily, Mikey's brother Jason, and his son Rowan came last weekend, and they got a new SUPER-CAMERA!!, so he shared some of his pictures with us to share with you! Things are good, I am feeling healthy as can be thanks to physical therapy!! YAY!! If they asked me to I would stand on the street in a bone and joint costume cheering for physical therapy...I love it!! The kids are growing in size and catastrophe! They play together better than ever, and fight together worse than ever! Oh well, what can you do! I am also including a picture of Ruth's little baby Karver. This is Lucy's grumpy face, and her smile....we see both many times a day! This is elliott with his cousin Rowan, Elliott wouldn't leave his side! Fun times.