Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Allyson Cecilia Rhodes

If you haven't guessed from the title and picture, Nick and I are auntie and uncle again. Baby Allyson is finally here! She was born at 1:15pm. Mama and baby are doing really good. She is 6lbs 8.5oz and 19.5in long! Ally has tons of dark, curly hair and is absolutely beautiful!

Little Ally Girl with a big Yawn!

The Happy Parents.

Papa and Pea waiting

Great Grandma Judy

Proud Papa Steve

Happy Nana Carole
Bobbie aka me and Ally
I also had to throw in a picture of Jared being cute.

Congratulations Aaron, Carolyn and Jared! Allyson is beautiful and she is going to be a wonderful addition to your family!

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Pumpkin Carving Contest

Last year we started a tradition of having a pumpkin carving contest with my family. So here is this years contest. Sadly Aaron, Carolyn and Jared didn't make it but hopefully next year!

Here we all are just working away! Mom opted out and was the judge.

GW with his school spirit pumpkin.

Mitchie and his cute pirate! Arg matey!

Me and the Jolly Roger.

Dad and his goofy pumpkin, He actually won but with a different pumpkin.

Nick workin' away!

This picture shows off Mitchell's really good, there is Mine, and Nicks.

Here is a sweet picture of the pumkins in the dark. Mitch's, Mine, Nick's and one of Dad's.

The pumpkin in the middle is the winning pumpkin, way to go Dad!! We have another crazy weekend coming up! Stay tuned!

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Weekend Shenanigans

This weekend we went to Pullman to visit my friend Greg who attends WSU. Our cameras battery died halfway through the first quarter and I forgot the charger so I didn't get all of the pictures that I wanted to get but that's ok. Its just an excuse to take another road trip!
So about forty five minutes into the three hour trip to Pullman, I got a speeding for going 70+ in a 60. Opps! Right before I got pulled over I looked at Nick and I asked him if he had seen a sign with the speed limit, and about that same time I looked up and there is an officer standing in the middle of the highway waving me to the side of the road. They tracked me from a plane! I didn't know they could do that, but I sure know now!!!
Starting about Royal City, this is what you see....

Barn after barn covered in Couger pride! I have never gone to a town that has so much pride. Even the grocery stores in Pullman have plasic grocery bags with the couger symbal and the football schedule on them. Also at the game EVERYONE knew the fight song and sang it loud and proud! I was almost in shock! I had never heard anything like that before! Here are some pictures from the game.

After the game Greg's mom threw a rockin post game tail gating party. She made all kinds of awesome food! It was a lot of fun! One of the best parts of the weekend was not only seeing Greg but I also got to see Bobby and Drew two of my other good friends from High School. The four of us walked at graduation together and we all haven't been back together since then. A little bit later in the evening we went to Applebee's and had appetizers with Greg, Drew, Bobby, LeAnne (Greg's Mom) and Bob and Shirley (Bobby's parents). It was alot of fun! Thanks Greg for letting us come and spend the day with you!

Monday, October 13, 2008

Baby Shower / Battle In Seattle

Saturday was a fun day. In the morning my Mom and I hosted a baby shower for Carolyn. She got so many cute things for Miss Ally and Jared got a few things too! I think she's just about ready for her to come now! :o)

Here is a picture of Carolyn with her cute Mama Belly and her Diaper cake my Mom made for her.

After the Shower, my Dad, Nick, Mitch, Garrett and I went to the Battle in Seattle. For those of you who don't know what that is, it is when Central plays their rivals Western Washington University at Quest Field. Needless to say we kicked BUTT! We won 50-28. GO CATS!!

This picture is for you Mom!! Mitch, Dad, Me, Nick, and Garrett.

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Tag! Your it!

This is really fun. Thanks for passing this on Heidi :o)
1. I absolutely love fall. I love the colors of the changing leaves and how the air is cool in the morning and warms up in the afternoon. I love getting to wear long sleeve t-shirts and jeans and cute little jackets. I love decorating my house with fall colors and have our annual pumpkin carving contest with my little brothers for Halloween, and then being able to be with my family for Thanksgiving. 2. Even more than I love the fall I LOVE CHRISTMAS!!! My husband thinks I'm crazy but If my house could be decorated year 'round for Christmas, without people like my husband thinking I'm crazy, I would always have my house decorated for Christmas! I love to sing Christmas carols. Just the other day I caught myself singing "I heard the bells on Christmas Day" it made to so happy to think that Christmas just 2 months away and in just a little over a month (the day after Thanksgiving) I will get to decorate for Christmas and people won't think I'm nuts for listening to Christmas music! I love the lights, the decorations, the first time it snows, the smell of a fresh evergreen tree, the story of Christ's birth and more than anything, I love that people are more giving and loving to others. It seems the whole month of December peoples attitude towards others change, I can't really explain it but everybody seems to try a just a little bit harder to be kind towards others. 3. I really love to scrapbook. It is so much fun to me to be able to make something beautiful out of just a few sheets of paper and a picture or two. It is kind of my thing to do when I want to relax. The only thing I don't like about scrapbooking is I don't get to do it enough! I feel like my house has to be completely spotless and I can't have anything else to do in order to have time to scrapbook. I need to find a group to scrapbook with so I don't have an excuse! Anyone interested? 4. I played softball competitively for 11 years. I was never the best player on my team but if you ask anyone I played with I always had the best attitude and the most passion for the game. My Senior year of high school I was the captain of my team and I loved getting to be the their leader both on and off the field and as a cheerleader on the sidelines. I definitely miss playing competitive ball but I have a lot of fun playing in the adult slow pitch league here in town. 5. When I was 3 years old, I was ran over by a cow. I know, I know that sounds ridiculous but I was literally ran over by a cow! When Aaron, Mitch and I were little our Dad worked on a farm and small ranch. One morning, like most mornings in the spring we woke up to several new baby calf's and I HAD to be my Daddy's helper that day, so my dad being a sucker for me got me all bundled up and out the door we went. The first thing my dad told me was "Talk quiet and walk slow," and well the first baby calf I saw I squealed and went running after! The Mama cow didn't think that was ok and ran after me and knocked me down and just stood there on top of me until my dad came to the rescue!! Thats only one of the reasons why my Dad is my hero! 6. I absolutely love kids! Unfortunetely I don't have kids of my own yet but I seem to adopt everyone elses kids as my honorary nieces and nephews. Of course they don't replace my addorible nephew Jared or my neice Allyson (who will making her grand entrance almost any day now and I can't wait!), but they seem to fill my void. Playing with a toddlers and young kids is so much fun, they are so curious and inventive. It is so fun getting to see their immaginations develop. I love what little kids call me when they just learn to talk, Beba (Paul), Bobbie (Jared) are my favorites. Holding a newborn baby is the best thing in the world! They are so perfect and innocent. Just a wonderful little miracle and I can't wait to be able to hold a newborn of my own someday. 7. My favorite day of the week is Sunday. Sunday's all of us kids go over to my parents house and usually eat dessert, play games, watch TV or just spend time together. It is so nice to have my family here in the same town so we are able to have that time to spend together. Sunday nights hold some of my favorite family memories! I tag: Carolyn http://rhodesrules.blogspot.com Rachel B. http://crazybennetts.blogspot.com/ Becca http://a-dailey-blog.blogspot.com/ Jen http://jake-ifer.blogspot.com/ Beth http://tunnells.blogspot.com/ Kirsten http://bktrent.blogspot.com/ Lore http://loresmart.blogspot.com/

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Car Update

Yesterday we found out our car is totaled, which is a huge bummer but like I said before I am so happy that you can replace cars because you can't replace husbands! So now we are in the market to buy a new car. So we'll see what we end up getting. Nick is doing really well, he found out on tuesday that he has a pinched nerve in his neck from whiplash and is seeing a Chiropracter to get that taken care of. So hopefully it will be a quick and easy recovery and he will be back to himself soon. Thank you for all of your prayers and warm thoughts!

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