Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Olive Juice

Mom - you want to tell me again how normal she is?

Thursday, December 23, 2010


sweet sweet esme

dad and esme

getting ready to do some ice fishing

in the fancy schmancy ice hut

cutie patootie girls

some more cutie patootie girls

 the one and only fish... of course caught by dad:)

princess and pirate

here is my girl pirate
and here is jordans niece, lily's, princess castle:)

here is my first attempt at a topsy turvy cake for charlees third birthday

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Construction Progress

We are one month away from the closing date in our building contract so I thought I would post a few pictures of our new duplex.  Below are a couple pictures of what the inside of each unit will look like.  There are a few differences between these pictures and what ours will actually look like, but they are really close.

All the bathrooms will look almost exactly like this (minus the weird flowers in the tub...)

 The bedrooms will look about like this.  We did not get the fancy ceilings in our duplex.
This picture shows you the cupboards, counter tops and layout we will have in our duplex.  We will have tile instead of wood and we won't have the sliding doors or the pantry pictured above. 

I am pretty sure our living room won't come with the Bose stereo system and TV installed, but it will have vaulted ceilings and a good size window like this picture has. 

This is all we have so far, but I was told that they are still on track to finish on time.....we'll see!  They had started framing in unit 1 when I was there on Wednesday, but had not gotten to our unit yet. 

It will be nice to unpack (finally) and to be done with this in about a month. It has been an interesting process and we are very excited about the long-term possibilities that come with this. 
Now to find the perfect renters! 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

The O'Leary Halloween

Olive was a super cute pirate and managed to keep her hat on for a few minutes!  

Jackson was also a pirate - he loved the eye patch:

Joss was a beautiful bird - it's hard to see her whole costume here, but it was adorable (if I do say so myself!)

Olive was a loud, crazy, out of control 18 month old who would stay at the door and continue waving until the people giving out candy felt awkward shutting the door on her.

This makes him look like a pirate with scurvy.

It was a great weekend, despite all the craziness that happened that weekend.  Happy Halloween!  Bring on the rest of the Holidays!

Monday, November 1, 2010

Hunting Season has begun, and the boys are bringing them down.

I think this made Jesse's day:)
I think this made Dad's day:)
"I brought along an ATV recovery winch and tied it into the back of the truck, hooked up the jumper cables, cabled up the cows and winched them both in without breaking a sweat. 
Tenderloins for dinner 2 weeks in a row. You gotta love Montana."

Zoo day.

Pumpkin Patch and Farm Machinery

Olive's faces are awesome...

Pumpkin Patch

There was a petting zoo at the pumpkin Patch.  Be sure to notice Olive's face.
Olive, Karmen, Jackson, and Joss...again take a closer look at Olive's face.
Joss with a cute goat.
Jackson with a cute goat.

Sunny Scottsdale

It was nice to get some pool time in October!  
Cuties all in a row: Olive, Joss, Jackson and Esme
James's favorite place: In and Out burger

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


so charlee and jett are an angel and lil devil for halloween, so they were able to dress up for a halloween party this week.
as cute as charlee is, she cannot take very good pictures...

Des Moines Race for the Cure

 This past satuday jordan and i ran the des moines race for the cure.  
i think there was about 23,000 runners that day... this is a picture of the sea of people...
this is us at the end of the race... it kicked our heinies
here is a little photo op stop during the run:)