04 November 2009


What's new...

We've been busy, busy these last couple months... packing, unpacking, organizing, potty training and settling and adjusting into our new surroundings. I'm liking the convenience of everything, but missing the outdoor space we had at the farm. Chuck and Colton really miss the farm. Hopefully some day we can have a place with land and that's close to town. As you can see Colton has a love for trains or maybe more like an obsession... we now have a small fortune in his train collection... all of which he carries in his red backpack (or as he calls it, his packpack) which at this point must weight as much as he does!

03 August 2009


I feel like I've said that before... oh, wait I have! We accepted an offer on the house on Saturday... it took less than a week to sell. Yeah! It went on the MLS Monday night, we had 2 showings Tuesday, one each on Wed and Thurs and 2 on Friday. There was going to be a showing on Saturday as well, but they chose not to come out after we told them we had accepted an offer. It's all about timing that's for sure! We just have to get through the home inspection and appraisal... we've been through this before so there shouldn't be too many surprises and we're looking at a Sept 18 closing if all goes right. For now we're going to rent a house until we start the building process this spring. We have an opportunity for a great lot in West Fargo very close to my work. Both Chuck and I feel less rushed into building if we wait until spring and can do what we want and get what we want in our house. Exciting times!

09 July 2009

Something new

  • Sitting on his potty... 'I need to get the cookies out'.
  • Trying to fix his DVD player... 'We have a problem'.
  • 'You happy?'
  • 'Umm, Mommy/Daddy?'
  • 'Daddy needs to get his butt home.' (Learned that one from mommy waiting for him to come home from work.)
  • 'Hi everybody!'
  • Loves to eat/make a peanut butter 'sammich'.
  • Waves and says 'hi' to everyone in the store.
  • Tells me his going to be a nice boy in the store before we actually get in the store. (A question he's been asked plenty of times before by mommy.)
  • Can buckle his carseat by himself.
  • Tells me everyday after I pick him up that he's not getting a haircut and the car doesn't need a shower.
  • Fills the dog bowls with food by himself and knows each one gets 3 scoops.

07 July 2009

Summer Time

Playing outside, birthdays, 4th of July... keeping busy this summer!

11 June 2009

Colton's 3 year pictures

Check out Colton's 3 year old pictures... we love them. The only question is, isn't the child suppose to have the double chin and not the mommy? When did that happen? He had them taken on May 31 in downtown Fargo. He was quite the busy boy and we did as he asked that morning. My little boss... I love you!!

http://www.susiebphoto.com/ click on proofing tab, password: shawnag The photographer blogged on the session as as well and hit the nail on the head.

**Someone got a haircut last night and daddy was able to see first had how much his little boy HATES his hair cut. Thought we'd bring daddy with to see if he would do better with him instead of mommy. No such luck.... hopefully we'll outgrow this dislike. Haircuts and carwashes are big 'NO's in Colton's world.

Wonderful day

On Colton's birthday we went to the park in the morning and played for about an hour and after daycare Mommy and Colton went for an ice cream treat. It was delicious! When we got home we played outside in his new playhouse for his birthday from Mommy and Daddy and hit a couple golf balls around the yeard. Later, when Daddy got home we lit some candles and sang Happy Birthday to the birthday boy! (3x)


Celebration at Happy Joe's and a few candles and cupcakes at home.... a great time!

09 June 2009


Happy birthday to my little buddy, Colton who turns 3 today! We played at the park this morning and we'll go for our annual ice cream treat when I pick him up at 4:00pm. He had a great party on Sunday with lots of family sharing his day and played lots of games. It was a great time. He was a busy boy as usual! I love you pal! You are the most spirited, determined, playful, energentic boy I know and I wouldn't have it any other way! LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU, LOVE YOU!! Pictures to come...

20 May 2009

Not keeping up...

on my blogging. Not much to write or say.... Need to post some pictures of Colton playing outside. We've been pretty low key lately... except for me who needs to learn how to take a chill pill and relax about EVERYTHING. Can definatly tell Colton is getting close to 3... from what I hear it's worse than the 'terrible two's' and he's following along with what everyone has been saying. He's a busy, busy, spirited boy that I love so very much. I think I've lost all control and he has offically run his Mommy over. Daddy on the other hand....

Looking forward to a wonderful summer and getting Colton's 3rd birthday party plans completed. He's having a cowboy theme this year. Hopefully we'll actually get some summer weather soon. Putting the house on the market again (and hopefully this time get it SOLD) after we get a few more things done to the house (new front deck, kitchen window, cleaning the basement, planting grass and a few more outside chores).

06 May 2009

Long time...

no post. Few pictures of our busy nothings... Making forts, playing with the dogs, doing puzzels, clearing out cupboards to play in and vacuming...